Season 3 Episode 43

Showdown: Gaara vs. Kimimaro!

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Dec 29, 2007 on TV Tokyo



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Kimimaro: (Thinking back to his youth and first battle) What is it that I fight for? What am I? I knew none of these answers. I continued to fight.
      Kaguya leader: (During flashback) The time has come for you to be of use.
      Kimimaro: (Thinking) Someone needed me. That was all that got my body moving. That and the obvious of course, I had to fight to survive.

    • Naruto: Oh man, I can't see anything in here. The darkness is too thick.
      (An apparition of Neji appears)
      Neji: Sometimes your eyes are better than mine.
      Naruto: Huh?
      Neji: Sasuke is in the darkness now.
      Naruto: Neji?
      Neji: If you stay here too long, you'll never catch Sasuke.
      (Apparition disappears)
      Naruto: Neji?! You were right. You were right about all of it. What am I standing around here for? Just you wait! I'm gonna bring Sasuke home for sure if it the last thing I do!

    • Kimimaro (Thinking) I was put on this earth to protect Lord Orochimaru and his ambitions.

    • Orochimaru: Maybe, just maybe, there is no purpose in life. But if you linger for a little while longer in this world, you might discover something of value in it... Like how you discovered that flower, or how I discovered you one fateful night. Come, it's time to go.

    • Young Haku: His eyes were the same as mine, before I met Zabuza.

    • Orochimaru: What you're seeking is just below this ridge, child. Go on, have at it.

    • Kimimaro: (Thinking back to his youth) I don't mind the darkness. It was in the darkness in which I was raised.

    • Gaara: When I look at this guy, it reminds me of him.
      Lee: Huh?
      Gaara: Uchiha. His eyes... Sasuke had the same eyes this guy does.
      Lee: The same eyes?
      Gaara: (Thinking) Seeking to prove the value of their own existence, eyes like that.

    • Kimimaro: Gaara of the Desert, rather a foolish nickname, isn't it? You're nothing without that sand of yours. (Thinking) Why else would you go through the trouble of lugging it around?

    • Lee: (Thinking) Nothing is wasted in his movement. His level of Taijutsu is considerable.

    • Kimimaro: You are Gaara of the Desert. You wield sand, hence the name.

    • (Lee charges Kimimaro, but Gaara uses his sand to trip him and he falls into it)
      Lee: (Muffled) I've got sand in my mouth!

    • Young Kimimaro: I'm alone again.

    • Gaara: Orochimaru's brainwashing? You're pathetic.
      Kimimaro: No! You're wrong!
      Orochimaru: (From Kimimaro's memories) There probably isn't any meaning in life. Perhaps you can find something interesting to do while you are alive. Like how you found that flower. Like how I found you.

      ~Japanese version

    • Kimimaro: If I can't be of any use, then there's no reason for me to live.

      ~Japanese version

    • Gaara: What an annoying guy!

      ~Japanese version

    • Rock Lee: This is my fight. You be my backup! (Gaara trips Lee) Agh, there is sand in my mouth.
      Gaara: You're not doing anything in that condition.

      ~Japanese version

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