Naruto

Season 1 Episode 24

Start Your Engines: The Chunin Exam Begins

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Feb 18, 2006 on TV Tokyo
9.1
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The first test of the Chuunin Exam is just that, a written test. When Ibiki issues a strict set of rules, Naruto fails to realize that the objective of the test is to cheat without getting caught. Can Naruto realize the truth before time runs out? And what about the tenth question?moreless

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  • The genins begin the written exam.

    10
    Ibiki has just informed the genins that they are to take a written exam. Naruto starts to panic. Then Ibiki tells them that everyone starts out with ten points and that they will have ten questions. For every question that they miss, they will lose 1 point. And if they are caught cheating, they will lose ten points. In addition to that, if any team member fails, all three member will fail. Ibiki starts the first nine questions and tells them that they have forty-five minutes to finish it. All the questions are really hard. Sasuke figures out that they want them to cheat and not get caught in order to test their skills at gathering information. Naruto really starts to panic.....moreless
  • Silly

    8.8
    I started laughing when I relized what message this was giving to kids. It's basically to cheat until you get caught. The objective is to not get caught and survive through the test, while cheating at the same time. It was cool to see the different moethods used to cheat though. I don't think some of them would actually work outside of the show though. Like the sharigan, no one has it, and also the teacher would see if your eyes just randomly turned red and you where writing without looking at your paper, but watching the other person's hand movement. It was funny to see what happened.moreless
  • Funny Episode this was.

    8.9
    Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura all take part in the chunin exams which will decide whether or not they are fit to become chunin, middle-class ninja. The first test is a written which Sakura is excited about and Naruto is horrified about. Sakura is able to get the answers on her own while everyone else figures out that they have to cheat to pass the test. Naruto is the only one unable to figure this out. Hinata offers Naruto to get the answers of her test but he declines and says that he will pass the test no matter what. But when the 10th question is decided, will he be able to answer it?moreless
  • The rookie nine and other poeple take the Chunin Exams but Naruto can't see the trick of the exam.

    9.7
    This episode is one of my favorites because it has a trick. The Chunin Exam is not only about the information you know but about how well can you gather information without getting caught. Sasuke is so smart but poor Naruto, he couldn't figure it out. I see how clever now people are. Yes as it has been said before, the Chunin exams make people tense just like Naruto is. There were so many ways to cheat. Ibiki did seem strict but it was nice to se how people react to his somewhat strange rules. A real good example was Sakura. I could understand her ways. This was a great episode.moreless
  • The first exam.........begins!

    9.5
    Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura all take part in the chunin exams which will decide wether or not they are fit to become chunin, middle-class ninja. The first test is a written which Sakura is excited about and Naruto is horrified about. Sakura is able to get the answers on her own while everyone else figures out that they have to cheat to pass the test. Naruto is the only one unable to figure this out. Hinata offers Naruto to get the answers of her test but he declines and says that he will pass the test no matter what. But when the 10th question is decided, will he be able to answer it?moreless
Stephanie Sheh

Stephanie Sheh

Hinata Hyuuga, Kim Tsuchi

Guest Star

Sam Riegel

Sam Riegel

Shino Aburame, Zaku

Guest Star

Liam O'Brien (V)

Liam O'Brien (V)

Gaara, Kotetsu Hagane

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Anime and Manga Differences:

      In the manga, Sakura talks about the Shuriken question, followed by Sasuke wondering about the tenth question. In the anime, Sasuke talks about the problem and it skips to Sakura talking about Naruto. Also, in the manga the tree was 23.3 meters tall, and in the anime it is 7 meters tall.

      In the manga, the proctor throws the Shuriken at the guy behind Naruto before he starts talking to Hinata. In the anime, he throws it at him during their conversation, leading Naruto to think that he was caught cheating.

      In the manga, Ino waited until Sakura was done with her test to use the Mind Transfer Jutsu. In the anime, Ino assumed that Sakura was done without actually knowing. Also, in the manga, Shikamaru thought that Ino fell asleep when she used the jutsu, but in the anime he knew that she was using it.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Ibiki: (Thinking about Gaara) Look at this one. Cool as a cucumber. Stays focused as if nothing was happening. Not bad, for a novice.

    • Hinata: Naruto?
      Naruto: Huh?
      Hinata: If you want, I could, um, I could show you my test.
      Naruto: (Thinking) Say what? She'd let me look at her test? Why would she want to do that? Unless of course, it's some kind of trick. Yeah, I'll bet that's..- No. What am I thinking, no way. Hinata's not like that. But she could have been forced into tricking me by Kiba or the others. I wouldn't put it past them. (Directly to Hinata) Hey, Hinata? Can I ask you something?
      Hinata: Hmm?
      Naruto: Why would you want to show me your answers?
      Hinata: Why? Well, just because...Well, you see...It's just, it's because I don't want you to have to leave.
      Naruto: Hmm?
      Hinata: Uhh? Well, um, it would be nice if we could all stick together. I mean the nine of us. Being rookies and all.
      Naruto: That makes sense, I suppose. I thought you were trying to pull a fast on there. Sorry. (Thinking) This is my lucky day. I mean, what are the chances of sitting next to someone who wants you to cheat off of her?

    • Sasuke: Heh-heh. Well that's interesting...I can't begin to understand a single one of these problems.

    • Sasuke: Oh man, this doesn't look good. He's just sitting there. He's gonna choke!

    • Ibiki: Rule #2: Teams will pass or fail based on the total scores of all three members.
      Sakura: What? Wait a second! You're saying we all get scored as a team?

    • Ibiki: We'll start the written test once you've all seated.
      Naruto: What? Did he say...written?
      (shows testpapers)
      Naruto: No!!! Not a written test, no way!

    • Naruto: (Thinking) Tick, Tick, Tick! Couldn't they've had a digital clock?!

    • Naruto: If I get caught, I don't want you to get in trouble.
      Hinata: (Blushes/thinking) He does care!

    • Sasuke: Somebody just got nailed.

    • Naruto: (Thinking about Sakura and Sasuke) They're gonna kill me!

  • NOTES (8)

    • Poland Airdate: March 15, 2007

    • When Sasuke uses his Sharingan to cheat, he thinks "I'll try imitating the movements of his pen". He should be copying the person's hand movements, not the pen's movements. Besides that, everyone is clearly using pencils.

    • Jetix UK Airdate: August 14, 2006

    • Original Airdate: March 20, 2003

    • Original Episode Title: I Fail Already?! The Extremely Difficult First Test
      Romaji Episode Title: Ikinari Shikkaku? Chou Nankan no Daiichi Shiken
      Kanji Episode Title: いきなり失格?超難関の第一試験

    • The Genin's methods of cheating during the written exam were as follows:

      *Sasuke: Used his Sharingan to copy the movement of another Genin's hand.
      *Neji: Used his Byakugan to see another Genin's test paper by looking through his body.
      *Shino: Used a fly to read another student's test and then tell him the answers.
      *Kiba: Akamaru read other Genin's tests while perched on his head, then told him the answers.
      *Tenten: Used a series of mirrors on the ceiling attached by string to her pencil to see other Genin's tests.
      *Ino: Used her Shintenshin no Jutsu (Mind Transfer Technique) to enter Sakura's body and see her answers.
      *Gaara: Used the Third Eye to see another Genin's answers.
      *Kankuro: Disguised his puppet Karasu as one of the sentinels so it could get the answers and then relay them to him in the bathroom.
      *Dosu: Memorized the sound waves of the pencil of the person sitting behind him.
      *Sakura: No cheating necessary.
      *Lee: Used Tenten's mirrors.

    • YTV Airdate: February 17, 2006

    • The first exam was not a test of knowledge, but how well you can gather information with your teammates.

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