Season 6 Episode 13

Sakura's Determination

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Feb 16, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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The group has managed to locate Arashi, but he's not the same Arashi that Sasame once knew. When Arashi begins attacking them, will Sasame have the strength to face him? Meanwhile, Sakura, after realizing how far Naruto went to protect her, decides that it's time she took some initiative.moreless

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  • A Hollywood action movie ending

    We find out in the end that the Fuuma clan was just a ploy by Orochimaru to further distract konoha ninjas from nearing Sasuke. The story was better executed than I expected it to be, and the fight with Arashi was pretty pleasing to the eyes, but there was just so much annoyances. The one in most particular is all the cliches you always see in Hollywood action movies, like when a person jumps in front of someone to take the bullet. Never saw that one before. The other is Sasame constantly crying about Arashi. Though the ending brought some excitement when Sakura wanted to become Tsunade's disciple.moreless
  • Naruto, Sakura, Sasame, and Gamakichi find Arashi.

    Naruto, Sakura, Sasame, and Gamakichi find Arashi, but he is not even a person anymore. Orochimaru has changed him into some kind of monster and melded Kamikiri and Jigumo to his body. Naruto tells Sakura to take Sasame to a safe place and he attacks Arashi. Naruto gets caught in Jigumo's webbing, but it turns out that was a shadow clone. Arashi then starts to attack Sakura with Kamikiri. Naruto jumps in and blocks the attack with his body. Naruto uses his shadow clones to attack Arashi, but they are defeated and Naruto is trapped in a chakra prison and is being squeezed to death when...moreless
  • How many times is Sakura gonna change herself?!?

    Well, well, well, let's see, this is about the millionth time Sakura has decided to change herself, isn't it? *rolls eyes* I don't know how much more of her I can take. Anyway, the trio have just found Arashi, who turns into a hideous monster and traps Naruto, and once AGAIN Sakura is watching and doing absolutely nothing!!!!! Sasame refuses to believe her cousin is totally demonic, so she stabs him and sets him free, but only for a moment. He soon returns to his monster like state. Arashi tries to kill Sasame, and Sakura throws her life on the line and jumps in front of her, as Arashi prepares to chop off her head. Wow, Sakura in the Land of Waves Arc cried if she so much as broke a nail. This Sakura is really more mature. Naruto blathers some crap about who knows what, the usually "everyone is special" speech. What is this, Fat Albert?!? Anyway, Arashi goes to kill him, and Sasame saves him, AGAIN. Then Arashi is freed, the cave begins to cave in, Jiraiya shows up and saves them all, Arashi informs Sakura that Sasuke is alive, Arashi stays behind and dies, the remaining four go back to the Fuma Clan, Sakura becomes Tsunade's student, and that's all folks!moreless
  • So this is where the fight begins and finishes when Sasame's cousin dies..and at the end sakura decides to step up and is going to train under the hokage..

    ok so after figuring out that the person pretending to be kabuto was from her clan they go to another door and inside was Arashi which had those other two that attacked them that day all fused in puppets..and then when the battle starts Sasame wants to go to him and put some sense in him by telling him he needs to come back..but then sakura is standing there watching and naruto gets captured in a jutsu and she suddenly know that she needs to protect the ones that cares the most to her..and saves Sasame in time from the other dude's blade..and that is when naruto breaks through it and everything is abuot to come down and the toad and Jiriaya comes through and Arashi tells her she did a really good thing by helping him at teh end we now know that sasuke is still alive and being protected by orochimaru for three years yet..and that is when sakura finally realizes that she isnt going to be a burden anymore and is going to have strength of her own by being trained under tsuneada. i loved it..^-^moreless
  • Sakura, after realizing how far Naruto went to protect her, decides that it's time she took some initiative.

    It's refreshing to see Sakura resolve to take her trainig as a shinobi more seriously. Naruto has been a good teammate and friend to Sakura and seeing as he put his life on the line to protect her in this episode, it did show initiative on Sakura's part to ask Tsunade to be her sensei. I think that Sakura finally realized how much more valuable she could be to Naruto in his quest to find Sasuke. Considering that he nearly died trying to bring back Sasuke, Sakura clearly owed it to Naruto. As of this episode, the members of Team 7 (excluding Kakashi) each has a Sannin as their sensei.moreless

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  • QUOTES (11)

    • Sakura: Arashi was right, I'm just so much dead weight. I'm useless on my own.
      Naruto: Are you kidding me? Seeing you put your life on the line like that was the only thing that gave me the guts to carry on. If it hadn't been for you, I'd have been crushed to bits in that thing. It's only because of you that we both survived.
      Sakura: Thanks for that.
      Jiraiya: Hey, hey, hey! (Throws Naruto over his shoulder) Well said. You've become quite a sensitive fella.
      Naruto: Hey, put me down, Pervy Sage! What do you think I am, a sack of garbage? Come on, knock it off!
      Jiraiya: Oops! That's right, I forgot. (Laughs)

    • Arashi: Naruto, now I can finally tell you the truth. The mission that Orochimaru gave us, he wanted to make sure that no one took Sasuke back to the Leaf Village no matter what.
      Sakura: Then Sasuke must be...
      Arashi: That's right, he's alive. Sasuke is the vessel Orochimaru plans to inhabit, but that can't happen for three years, so he has to keep him safe until then.

    • (A giant toad appears with Jiraiya on top)
      Naruto: Pervy Sage?
      Jiraiya: Sorry if I'm late, I was held up. You weren't the only ones who had their hands full. (There's a pretty lady unconscious with Jiraiya)
      Naruto: Well, that's typical.

    • Naruto: Sakura, promise me you won't ever try that again. No life should be thrown away, not even for the sake of someone else.

    • Sakura: Are you alright? You're badly hurt.
      Naruto: (Wincing in pain) Sakura, I keep telling you, it's only a flesh wound.
      Arashi: (Sarcastically) Sakura, I keep telling you, it's only a flesh wound.

    • Naruto: Let's see the three of you take on the five of me!

    • Naruto: Okay, where's Sasuke? What have you done with him?
      Arashi: I take it you're Naruto. If I were to tell you the truth, you wouldn't believe me anyway.
      Naruto: That's right, at least not if you told me he was dead.
      Sakura: Naruto... That's right, Sasuke is alive.
      Naruto: I promised I would bring Sasuke back, and I'm the kind of guy that always keeps his promises.

    • Jiraiya: (Thinking) That a girl! Look's like we accomplished more on this mission then what we thought.

    • Sakura: Worse than death is a life that helps no one. I am not afraid of giving my life if it will help someone who is important to me.

    • Naruto: Sakura, I keep telling you, it's only a flesh wound.

    • Naruto: Sakura-Chan, it doesn't matter if you want to be useful to someone, there's no such thing as a life worth throwing away!

      ~Japanese version

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