Naruto

Season 1 Episode 32

Sakura Blossoms!

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM May 06, 2006 on TV Tokyo
9.2
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Dosu makes short work of Lee in his weak state, and goes after Sakura to get to Sasuke. Sakura tries to stop him but gets caught by Kin. Kin then tells Zaku to kill Sasuke. Sakura then realizes everyone has been protecting her so it is time for her to protect them. She then brakes free from Kin and attacks Zaku. Can Sakura succeed where even Lee failed?moreless

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  • Sakura comes through.

    10
    Rock Lee tries to protect Sakura from the Sound Ninja. Dosu uses his sound jutsu to attack Lee. He then charges for Sakura , but once again Lee stops him. Dosu knocks Lee to the ground and cannot get up. Kin grabs Sakura by her hair and holds her to the ground. Zaku goes to kill Sasuke. Sakura knows there is only one way to get away from Kin, Sakura cuts her hair to break away from Kin. She then goes after Zaku to stop him from getting to Sasuke. Ino, Shikamaru, and Choji all watch this from the bushes and Ino decides.....moreless
  • sakura was awesome in this episode.

    10
    this episode had me at the edge of my seat.. literally!!! i like how in the previous episode lee stepped in for sakura. it showed how much he cared for her and all of that. sakura was really brave though. she showed those sound ninja (and ino) that she ain't no scaredy ninja. sure she needed to be saved in the end,and she was almost killed. but what kept me interested was the fact she did not turn back,even if it meant she was going to lose her life. sakura had great determination,like a real ninja. this is one of the best episodes of naruto in my book.moreless
  • This was... wow

    8.5
    0.0 *gasp* Those sound ninja beat Rock Lee!! They didn't seem human when they fought him. But I guess that's expected when someone is in cahoots with Orochimaru. They become freaks. XD Aww. Sakura and Ino were friends. Not best friends, but friends nonetheless. (Ino had a completely different back then. Sakura, not so much.) Although she's not my favorite character, it was still sad to see Sakura upset and crying after she had been made fun of for the size of her forehead. (It doesn't look that big.) Ino has a heart! O.O Who knew? (This is really random, but when Kin had Sakura's hair pulled back, it looked really cute. XD Random...) Finally, Sakura gets brave. It must have taken a lot of determination to hold onto Zaku while being pummeled by him. When Sakura can no longer handle things (like she could in the first place XD) Ino and her squad come to the rescue. Aww. Ino has a heart...again, even if she tries to cover it up. (Which she does a poor job of attempting. :P) Overall it was a decent episode.moreless
  • Sakura has to battle the three Sound Genin then finally team 10 helps Sakura.

    8.2
    I can see why the episode is called Sakura Blossoms. She actually fights. She is not being a wimp like she was during the fights in the other episodes. This is a good episode also because we see how she acts during tough situations such as she confront in this episode with the three Sound Genin about to kill one of her teammates. When she cuts her hair to save Sasuke, I can really see the determination that she had. She did fight and did help her team in a way. This episode in general is great and really helpful to see Sakura and her determination.moreless
  • Awsome

    10
    This episode was great. Its the one episode where Sakura does something useful (in part 1) most of the time i see her in the back round yelling "you go saskue" or some other crap. It was pretty lame that the only move she did was the replacement move. Anyways this episode rocked, we got to know more of the past of the lamest characters ever (Sakura and Ino) Sakura should have helped Lee out instead of just standing there. What i find kind of weird is that Sakura magically knows how to fight in this episode. This episode was good but of course she becomes useless again next episode.moreless
Brian Donovan

Brian Donovan

Rock Lee

Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Ino Yamanaka / Konohamaru

John DeMita

John DeMita

Dosu Kinata / Hiashi Hyuuga

Kate Higgins

Kate Higgins

Sakura Haruno

Maile Flanagan

Maile Flanagan

Naruto Uzumaki

Robbie Rist

Robbie Rist

Choji Akimichi

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  • QUOTES (22)

    • (In Sakura's imagination)
      Naruto: Hey, Sakura!
      Lee: Sakura-san!
      Sasuke: Huh.

      ~Japanese version

    • Sakura: It's not meant for you!

    • Sakura: (Talking to Ino in flashback) So, I guess that means we're rivals from now on.

    • Shikamaru: Well? Ino...So like, what do you want to do?
      Ino: Why do you keep asking me that, what am I supposed to do? You want me to go out there and get myself killed?

    • Sakura: What trick does he have up his sleeve now?

    • Sakura: (thinking It's no use. I've got no strength left. (begins to cry, still thinking) Way to go Sakura. You let everyone down again! What good are you?! Even now, when the others really need me, I cave! How many times have they saved my neck? You think, maybe, just this once, when it's life or death, you'd think just maybe that I'd be able to come through!

    • Ino: (Watching Sakura being punched by Zaku after she attacked him) Sakura.
      (Goes to flashback of Ino's and Sakura's childhood; Sakura is crying)
      Young Ino: Hey, aren't you the one they're always teasing because you got such a big forehead?
      Young Sakura: (Looks up) Who...who are you?
      Young Ino: Who, me? Oh, that's easy. My name's Ino Yamanaka. Who are you?
      Young Sakura: (Mumbles) My name's...Sakura.
      Young Ino: Huh? Hello, I can't hear you. Let's try that again, okay? Who are you?
      Young Sakura: My name is Sakura!
      Young Ino: That's better. So this is the famous forehead, huh? (Points to Sakura's forehead) Whoa, it is kind of big. So that's why you hide it with your bangs? (Pulls up Sakura's bangs) That's dumb. It just makes it worse. Makes you look like a sheepdog. (Sakura sobs) So you're Sakura, huh?
      Young Sakura: Uh-huh.
      Young Ino: (Starts to walk away) Hey, you know what? I've got something special for you. Come back here tomorrow, okay?
      Young Sakura: Huh?
      (Goes back to present time and shows Zaku continuing to beat Sakura)
      Zaku: Somebody get this crazy girl off of me!
      (Goes back to the next day in the flashback; shows Sakura with a red ribbon in her hair to keep her bangs off of her forehead)
      Young Ino: There, see? What an improvement! You look a lot better. You can keep that ribbon.
      Young Sakura: Oh...thanks...But....
      Young Ino: Huh? But what?
      Young Sakura: My forehead.
      Young Ino: Oh, come on! I'm telling you the more you try and hide it the bigger deal you make of it. And your face isn't that bad. Actually, it's a pretty good face. You just got to be more confident.

    • Dosu: (To Lee) Your jutsu is indeed fast, but ours is even faster because it travels at the speed of sound.
      (Lee vomits blood)
      Sakura: Lee, what's wrong?
      (Lee's ear starts to bleed)
      Lee: (Thinking) My...my ear.
      Dosu: Oh, I forgot to mention this little gadget I wear. (Shows metal contraption on strapped to his arm) You might be able to dodge my blows, but you can't get away from it.
      Sakura: (Thinking) What trick has he got up his sleeve now?
      Dosu: (Laughs) I don't need to strike you with my fists. I can hit you with the power of sound.
      Lee: Sound?
      Dosu: What makes it possible for the ear to hear things. What is sound, really?
      Sakura: Vibrations.
      Dosu: Give the little lady a prize. Yes, the vibration of molecules in the air creates a sound wave. These vibrations are collected by the ear. Then directed through the outer ear canal to your eardrum. The rest, as they say, is anatomy. What interests me are the organs of your inner ear, the ones that control your sense of balance, your ability to move. (Laughs and looks at Lee) Feeling a little dizzy, naseous? That's right, best if you don't even try to stand up for a while.

    • Shikamaru: You and her...you were friends once, right?

    • Zaku: All right, little man...time to end it!

    • Zaku: Face it little man, you're up against the jutsu of the future. (Shoots air out of his palms)

    • Dosu: Now watch...We're going to show you something called "the wall".

    • Sakura: I've always considered myself to be a true ninja. I claim that I'm madly in love with Sasuke, and I'm always lecturing Naruto acting like I know so much more. But it's all empty words, because their always in the lead, and I watch them from the background. Why is that?

    • Zaku: Somebody get this crazy girl off of me!

    • Zaku: (About to deflect Sakura's kunai) Thanks for the present. Hope you don't mind if I return it!

    • Sakura: Okay, no more caving. Now it's my turn to take the lead, and all of you can watch me from the background.

    • (Sakura takes out a kunai knife)
      Kin: Come on. It's pointless, that won't work on me.
      Sakura: (She turns and grins at Kin) It's not meant for you.
      Kin: What the-?
      (Sakura cuts her hair with the kunai)

    • Dosu: Now then little girl, it's your turn.
      Lee: No! (While Dosu is charging at Sakura, Lee tries to make it to her before him) No!
      Dosu: What?!
      Sakura: Lee!

    • Kin: My my, what soft and shiny hair. But you know what? If you spent a little less time shampooing, and a little more time practicing your jutsu, you might not be in this fix. Hey Zaku, I know what would be fun. Let's make Ms. Beauty Queen watch while you finish off that Sasuke guy.
      Zaku: Why not? Sounds like fun to me.
      Sakura: (thinking) You stay away from him!
      Kin: Don't even. (pulls Sakura hair more)
      Lee: (struggles to stay conscious, watching in fear) No,...Sakura.

    • Ino: Woah! Sakura!
      Lee: Sakura, be careful.

    • Sakura: And Lee, you did more than just say you like me, you proved it. We're not even teammates, and you put your life on the line for me.

    • Ino: Didn't I tell you Sakura? I told you I would never let you show me up.

      ~Japanese version

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