Season 1 Episode 4

Pass or Fail: Survival Test

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Sep 24, 2005 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

Naruto finally meets his new sensei. His name is Kakashi Hatake. He tells the group that before they could become Genin, they will have to pass his survival test. The problem is, the test has a 66% chance of failure, and if they fail they'll be sent back to the academy. To make matters even worse, one of them will fail no matter what. Can the three pass Kakashi's test?moreless

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  • team 7 meet their sensei, kakashi

    this is epiosde was awesome. the ultimate secret taijutsu a thousand years of death is so sexual assultion ( if thats even a word ) . i dont know if it was this episode or the next one but who cares!? no one is gonna read this review and if they do, pm me cuz im bored. soo yeah... sakura is so obsessed with sasuke and she is so useless. at least sasuke can use a fire jutsu. naruto is useless but at least he tries unlike sakura who is completly useless and i know i said that already. im donemoreless
  • we are introduced to the pivotal character kakashi.kakashi is the sensei of team 7 who have yet to be able to work as a unit.kakashi gives them the bell test saying that if they fail they will be sent to the academy and only two of them can passmoreless

    naruto sasuke and sakura wait for their sensei to show up and train them.naruto being naruto laid a booby trap for him.kakashi says he hates him and they each share their likes dislikes hobbies and dreams except kakashi.

    naruto sasuke and sakura each work individually to try to get the bells with little regard for the other.kakashi outwits all of them with little effort while he is reading his book.kakashi tells them they will have to come at him with killing intent if they want to get the bells but all of them fail time and time again.scene switch to iruka and the hokage who discuss how kakashi has never passed a team.the test continues in the next episodemoreless
  • good show

    Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura wait for their Jonin (high class ninja) to arrive and take them off to train. Naruto is impatient and sets up a booby trap. When the Jonin enters, the eraser Naruto strategically placed above the door hits him on the head. He tells them that his first impression of them is that he hates them.

    The group starts off by introducing themselves. Sensei goes first. He is Hatake Kakashi and has no intention of telling them of his likes and dislikes, his dreams, or his hobbies. Naruto is next. He likes cup ramen and hates the 3 minutes he has to wait after he puts the ramen in hot water. His hobby is to eat and compare cup ramens, and his dream is to become greater than the Hokages and make all the villagers recognize his existence. Next is Sakura. She doesn't reveal any of her dreams or likes, although Sensei is quick to realize that she likes Sasuke. He asks what she hates, and she replies 'Naruto.' Sasuke is last. He says that there are many things that he hates, and few things that he likes. His ambition is to revive his clan and to kill a certain man.

    Their first mission is survival training. They tell him that they already have done training at the academy. He laughs at them and tells them that out of the 27 graduates, only nine will become Genins. The other 18 will be sent back to the academy. In other words, the test has a 66% drop out rate. They are to bring their ninja equipment and meet at 5 AM. Oh, and not to eat breakfast or they will throw up if they do.

    Next morning, they show up bright and early, but sensei doesn't get there until 11:10 AM. He immediately sets the alarm clock to 12 PM and tells them their first task is to take one of the two bells he holds from him. Whoever can't won't eat lunch. He then insults Naruto further to make the three understand that to take the bells, they will have to kill him. Naruto immediately takes out his kunai knife and attacks. Sensei immediately is able to turn the attack against Naruto and the three are finally ready to begin the training.

    Soon, everyone is hiding, except Naruto. He attacks 'fair and square.' Sensei teaches him Ninja fighting lesson 1: taijutsu (fighting without weapons). He then takes out a book and begins reading. Every attack Naruto fires on him is avoided. Soon, Sensei is behind Naruto and his hand is in the seal of the tiger position. He performs a high Ninja technique in the element of fire which basically pokes Naruto in the ass and sends him flying.

    Iruka asks Hokage-sama about the Jonin who is training Naruto's group. He has heard rumors about how difficult the man is. Hokage-sama gives him a book on Kakashi, which states that he has never passed a person. Everyone has failed.

    Naruto performs mass shadow replica and 7 Narutos attack Sensei. One caught sensei from behind, and sensei was able to quickly change places with one of the replications of Naruto. Suddenly, Naruto sees a bell lying on the ground. He runs over to it, but it caught in a trap and hung by his feet on the nearest tree. As Sensei lectures Naruto on his movement, Sasuke throws his ninja stars and hits him. Sensei goes flying backwards.moreless
  • Above Average

    First of all, this episode messed up three times. First, Kakashi said that out of the 27 people that passed the graduation exam, only 9 would become ninja, but that can't be possible, because ino's team was team 10, and every team had 3 people, so there must have been at least 30 graduates.

    Second, Kakashi didn't use any handsigns for Substitution. Third, when Sasuke threw Shuriken at kakashi, it looked like not very many when he threw them, but when they hit the log, there looked like a lot more. To Conclude, this episode let us see the main characters' original attacks.moreless
  • Just like in real life!

    Well this episode is cool. I mean it is a little harsh that kakashi sets the same darn test knowing that no one yet has ever passed it but he still gives it. I liked the quote he said about ninjas who are lower than scum and though it was cool but he din't made it the fourth hokage did. Overall it was a good episode cause you see people who set test like that knowing students or aprentices won't pass it but the simply don't care. One more thing I liked was how kakashi was really smart to make sakura fall for the Sasuke-almost-dying trap!moreless
Quinton Flynn

Quinton Flynn


Recurring Role

Steve Kramer

Steve Kramer

Sarutobi the Third Hokage

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the episode before this, there were at least 10 teams of three. However, Kakashi says "Out of the 27 graduates, only 9 will be chosen as Genin"... With 10 groups present, that would require at least 30 people to have graduated, not 27.

  • QUOTES (24)

    • Kakashi: One more thing, don't eat breakfast or you'll puke.

    • Kakashi: (To Naruto) Ninjas need to think beyond the normal.

      ~Japanese version

    • Sasuke: (Explaining the Kawarimi no Jutsu (Substitution Jutsu)) It's a technique where one uses an object or an animal to quickly change places with and make the enemy think one was hit. Then one is able to attack the enemy's unguarded point. In this case, the jonin got caught by Naruto on purpose, and quickly changed places with one of Naruto's replications. Not only did he give the impression that he was hit, he used Naruto's attack to his advantage.

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: (Laughs raucously) I got him! He totally fell for it!
      Sakura: I'm sorry, sensei. I told him not to do it, but he wouldn't listen. I'd never do anything like that.
      Inner Sakura: Cha! Perfect shot!

    • Kakashi: You can start.
      Naruto: I'm Naruto uzumaki! I what I like the most is Ramen! My hobby is eating different types of Ramen and comparing them!
      Kakashi How about you?
      Sakura: I'm Sakura Haruno! I like...well, the person I like is...(Looks at Sasuke) And my hobby is...well, my dream is to... (Keeps looking at Sasuke, who is looking away)
      Kakashi: And what do you hate?
      Sakura: Naruto.

      ~Japanese version

    • Kakashi: My first impression of you guys is...I hate you.

      ~Japanese version

    • Sakura: Naruto, run! You're gonna get killed!!!
      Kakashi: Too late...Konoha Village's secret taijutsu technique
      (Sticks fingers in Naruto's butt)
      Kakashi: One Thousand Years of Pain!

      ~Japanese version

    • Sakura: Naruto, why don't you sit still.
      Naruto: But why is the teacher of our seventh group the only one late?

      ~Japanese Version~

    • Naruto: (Still hanging upside down) Alright, I get it!
      Kakashi: No, I'm telling you this because you don't get it. You think you get it, which isn't the same as actually getting it. Get it? Think before you use a jutsu, otherwise your opponent might use it against you. Oh, and if the bait is obvious, don't take it.

    • Sasuke: (After Kakashi used his jutsu on Naruto) Those two are just total idiots.

    • Sasuke: (Thinking) That jounin doesn't let down his guard. Even when he's fighting a fool like Naruto.

    • Sakura: (stomach growling) Breakfast? I didn't even have dinner last night! A really bad time to go on a diet.

    • Naruto: Aah! He just got blasted by shuriken! Are you out of your mind, Sasuke?! You went too far!

    • Naruto and Sakura: You're late!
      Kakashi: Well, a black cat crossed my path, so I had to take the long way.

    • Sasuke: My name is Sasuke Uchiha. I hate a lot of things, and I don't particularly like anything. What I have is not a dream, because I will make it a reality. I'm going to restore my clan, and destroy a certain…someone.
      Naruto: (Thinking) Uh…I hope he doesn't mean me!

    • Naruto: W-Why are you reading that book?
      Kakashi: Why? To find out what happens in the story, of course. But don't let it bother you. With your weak attacks, it won't matter if I'm reading or whatever.

    • Kakashi: Think before you use a jutsu, otherwise your opponent might use it against you. Oh, and if the bait is obvious, don't take it.

    • Kakashi: Your assignment is very simple: you just have to take these bells from me. That's all there is to it. If you cant get 'em by noon, you go without lunch. You'll be tied to those posts and you'll watch as I eat my lunch in front of you

    • Naruto: Believe it! I'm Naruto Uzumaki. I like instant ramen in a cup, and I really like the ramen Iruka-sensei got me at the Ichiraki Noodle Shop. But I hate the three minutes you have to wait after you pour the water in the ramen cup. My hobby is eating different kinds of ramen and comparing them. And my future dream is to be the greatest hokage! Then the whole village will stop disrespecting me and start treating me like I'm somebody--- somebody important!

    • Sakura: Naruto get out of their quick, he's going to destroy you!
      Kakashi: Too late.

    • Kakashi: And what do you hate?
      Sakura: Naruto.

    • Kakashi: OK, why don't you introduce yourselves? One at a time.
      Sakura: Introduce ourselves? What do you mean?
      Kakashi: Things you like, things you hate, dreams for the future, hobbies. Things like that.
      Naruto: Why don't you go first? I mean before we talk, tell us about you so we know how it's supposed to work.
      Kakashi: Me? I'm Kakashi Hatake. Things I like and things I hate...I don't feel like telling you that. My dreams for the future...never really thought about it. As for my hobbies...I have lots of hobbies.
      Sakura: That was pointless, all we learned was his name.

    • Kakashi: How should I put this? My first impression of this group're a bunch of idiots.

    • Kakashi: Compared to the others you're a little weird.
      Naruto: The only thing weird is your haircut!

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