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Season 3 Episode 28

Sound vs. Leaf

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Oct 26, 2007 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

Genma and Raido fight the four Sound ninja that have Sasuke, but after an intense battle, they are defeated. On their way to rescue Sasuke, Shikamaru's group makes a tough decision to proceed past the area where the fight occurred. Shikamaru informs the group they need to be on their guard. Because of the fight, the Sound ninja will be more alert and may have set up traps for them. Can they get through all the traps and get to the Sound ninja and Sasuke?moreless

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  • Meh.

    This could be described as the episode that sets up the main fights in the future. It is also inevitable a series of one on one fights is going to occur. There really isn't much that could be said about this episode except that surprisingly as little content as it packed, it didn't bore me. In fact there were a couple of interesting points, such as how the Sound Four were heavily injured against those two jounins. It really speaks more for the jounins, I just love it when side characters get this type of attention, but the episode remains a sort of prefight sequence.moreless
  • The chase begins.

    The show opens up with Shikamaru's squad going through the trees after the Sound Ninja and Sasuke. While up ahead Sasuke takes a pill that will cause him to die, but the Sound Ninja perform a sealing Jutsu that will barely prevent his death. After they have done this and seal him in a casket they move off to meet Orochimaru. On the way they run into a couple of Leaf village ninja's, Genma and Raido. They defeat the Leaf ninja's in battle, but due to the fact that they had to use everything they had they are forced to stop and rest.

    After dodging several traps, Shikamaru's group finds the Sound Ninja's........moreless
  • Another Great Episode!!!

    We sure have had a lot of great episodes of Naruto and this one was one of them. What happens is as the first step in gaining power, Sasuke's cursed seal must be advanced to its second state. For this to happen, the Sound Four seals Sasuke into a barrel and carry him from Konoha as his seal advances. They are confronted by two nearby Konoha ninja, Raido Namiashi and Genma Shiranui, but eventually defeat them thanks to their cursed seals. After carrying Sasuke for a ways, the Sound Four takes a break, giving the recently caught up retrieval team a chance to try a sneak attack. Their presence is detected, and the Sound Four attacks them before they can make a move. Great episode this was! I can't wait for the next great episode. Thunder was here!!!moreless
  • And they set off.....

    The Sasuke retrieval squad sets out to retrieve Sasuke from the clutches of the evil Orochimaru. But things don't go so smoothly. They are stopped by various booby traps set out through the forest.

    elsewhere, The sound 4 give Sasuke pills that are supposed to bring out the full power of the curse seal. But to do that, he has to "die". Before he is "killed" by taking the pills, he is put in a special coffin that keeps him under control and slowly brings his curse seal to it's fullest. The coffin is supposed to "bring Sasuke back to life from his temporary death state".

    The sound 4 are attacked by some leaf shinobi and resort to their curse seals to take them out.

    When Shikamaru's group catches up with the sound 4, a trap goes off which sends off a blinding light.....moreless
  • After they leave the village.

    After they leave the village and begins there mission to find Sasuke. When the episode starts it with Sasuke and the sound four. Ukon Tells Sasuke that he must die once and then everyone but Sasuke starts laughing. So they give him some pills and he takes them and they start saying if they do not seal him quick he will die! They do it because so he can go to his second lvl so he must be use to it four severly hours. They say they are Oro's special bodyguards. So they put him in a box and seal him and all is well. So then it goes to a group of four with Shinuze also the chunin procter. SO they fight them and the sound four goes in to there lvl 1 curse marks. So that battle starts and the 2 jouin lose. And the sound four look really tired. And then Naruto's group find the sound and the fat guy traps them and puts them in a earth ball. And they find that he sucks out chakara.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Kiba: Here's what happened: The scent of two newcomers converged on the scent of Sasuke and four others. The two have stayed behind while Sasuke's group has moved on. So what now?
      Shikamaru: Just as I thought, Sasuke's got an escort. (Thinking) Man, this is turning out to be such a drag.

    • Iwashi: I'm going, Shizune. I'm going to find them and make them pay.
      Shizune: No you won't!
      Iwashi: What? What do you mean?
      Genma: She's right, Iwashi. They were using jutsu beyond the powers of mere shinobi. (Coughs) You go after them and you'll only be killed.

    • Kiba: Akamaru?
      Shikamaru: What's wrong with him?
      Kiba: He smells blood somewhere nearby.

    • Sasuke: (Thinking) One thing's for sure, I can't afford to die, not yet! (Speaking aloud) I guess I'm in your hands.

    • Sakon: Strengthening that Curse Mark will also increase its effects on your body. Such a rapid change would kill you at once. And so, to ensure you survive the transition to the second state, we must give your body time to get accustomed to it, several hours at least. After that, once the transition is complete, your power may even be equal to ours. Unfortunately, even with all these preparations, you'll still have to die.

    • Sakon: You will take one of these awakening pills.
      Sasuke: What's it for? Awakening from what?
      Tayuya: That mark on your shoulder is only a First-State Curse Mark, but those pills will stimulate and magnify its power, making it a level two.

    • Kidomaro: Fighting two jonins at once? I'm trembling at the prospect.

    • Naruto: Ha, Got it! And when we do find them I'm gonna clobber them with this brand new jutsu of mine!
      Kiba: (Thinking) That Naruto. Everytime I turn around he's got a new trick up his sleeve. And just when I thought I caught up to that little pain in the neck.

    • Tsunade: (To Lee) A true ninja, endures hardship with patience and restraint. He knows how to wait. So just look at this as another kind of training.

    • Genma: Trust me, you pawns of Orochimaru. You don't want to mess with the leaf shinobi.

    • Sakon: Before we go any further I'm afraid you must die just this once.
      Sasuke: I must die.....once?

  • NOTES (4)

    • YTV Airdate: November 2, 2007

    • This is the third episode to not use a title card. Instead, the episode's title appears in the bottom right hand corner of the screen while the footage is playing, with no character saying the title. Also, this episode had no title appearing at all in the Japanese version.

    • Original Airdate: November 24, 2004

    • Original Episode Title: One, Invincible Formation Goes Into Force
      Romaji Episode Title: Teppeki no Foomeeshon de Ooabare Dattebayo
      Kanji Episode Title: 鉄壁のフォーメーションで大暴れだってばよ


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