Naruto

Season 1 Episode 7

The Assassin of the Mist!

5
Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Oct 15, 2005 on TV Tokyo
9.3
out of 10
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Team Kakashi and Tazuna are on their way to Tazuna's home, when they run across a ninja named Zabuza Momochi. Kakashi finally uses the Sharingan, or Mirror-Wheel Eye, and they start to fight. Is the Sharingan enough to defeat Zabuza? Or is Team Kakashi's first mission over already?moreless

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  • good episode

    9.8
    The episode begins as Naruto, Kakashi, Sakura, Sasuke, and Tazuna are traveling in a boat through the mist to Wave Country (Tazuna's home). As the mist clears a little, the travelers can see the big bridge that is under construction. Naruto cries out in amazement, and is immediately told to shut-up because they don't want to call attention to the boat. Kakashi then asks Tazuna who is after him, explaining that if Tazuna doesn't tell them, their mission will end when the boat reaches shore. Tazuna explains that a wealthy and super-dangerous shipping magnet by the name of Gato is after his life. This is because Tazuna is organizing the building of the bridge which interferes with Gato's shipping monopoly. Gato also sells a lot of illegal stuff and uses shinobi to take control of businesses and countries). Tazuna further explains that the reason he didn't pay for a B or A rank mission was because Wave Country is very poor. Tazuna says that if they abandon him now, he will die, and his daughter and grandson will be miserable and hate leaf ninjas so they agree to help. When the boat reaches land, Naruto and company begin to escort Tazuna home. As they walk, Naruto decides that it's his turn to act cool and he randomly throws kunai into the bushes, claiming he has protected them from danger (he looks like an idiot.) (Not sure if this is important ... but, Naruto almost hits this snowshoe rabbit. Kakashi realizes that it is not a normal rabbit and gets suspicious.) All of a sudden, Kakashi shouts at everyone to get down. They all duck just as Zabuza's weapon flies over their heads and into a near-by tree. Zabuza appears standing on his weapon. Naruto thinks that this is finally his chance to play the hero, but Kakashi tells him to get back, identifying their new enemy as Hidden Mist's Missing-nin, Momochi Zabuza. Kakashi says that against Zabuza's high skill level, he will need to use his Sharingan (a specialized eye that he hides under is leaf head-protector, that gives him the ability to read and copy techniques -- however (according to Sasuke) this ability only appears in a select few members of the Uchiha clan). Zabuza's goal is to kill Tazuna, so Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura surround Tazuna, and Kakashi and Zabuza prepare to fight. Zabuza jumps to the water and performs ninpou, hidden mist no Jutsu, and he seems to disappear into the mist. Kakashi tells them to be careful, Zabuza is known for his silent killing. As Kakashi gathers energy, Sasuke feels the immense powers of the two Jonins, and feels as if this much pressure could drive him crazy (it looked like Sasuke was ready to kill himself...I don't know...but I didn't like it). Anyway...Kakashi tells them not to worry, saying that he will protect them with his life. Suddenly, Zabuza appears behind Sasuke and Sakura and in front of Tazuna (he broke through their guard easily). Zabuza claims it's over and swings his weapon. Kakashi sees the attack coming and runs in, stabbing Zabuza with a Kunai. Water - not blood - leaks out, and the wounded Zabuza turns out to be a water clone. The real Zabuza appears behind Kakashi and attacks him with his weapon, appearing to cut him in two. However, this Kakashi turns out to be a water clone as well (Kakashi had copied Zabuza's technique). The real Kakashi appears behind Zabuza, holding a kunai to his throat. He instructs Zabuza not to move, and the episode ends as Kakashi proclaims that the fight is over.moreless
  • We are introduced to Zabuza the assassin.

    10
    Naruto, Sasuke, Kakashi, and Sakura are in a boat with Tazuna trying to enter the Land of Waves unnoticed. Tazuna tells them that a very rich and powerful man named Gato is behind the attempt on his life. It seems that Gato wants to control all of the Land of Waves and the bridge that they are building will connect the people to the mainland and they will no longer need to depend on Gato's ships for support. As they travel to Tazuna's house, they are attacked by an assassin named Zabuza. He and Kakashi begin to fight as the genin attempt to protect Tazuna....moreless
  • The Assassin of the Mist! (1-7) Second Episode of the Wave Country Mission arc.

    8.9
    This episode begins with Naruto, Kakashi, Sakura, Sasuke, and Tazuna traveling on a boat though the mist towards Wave Country, Tazuna's home. When the mist clears, they can see the bridge that is being build and Naruto cries out in amazement. he is immdetiatly told to shut up because they do not want to attract attention to the boat. Kakashi then asks Tazuna about the shinobi that are pursing him and says that if they do not know by the time the boat reaches the shore, they will leave. Tazuna then explains that a wealthy and super-dangerous shipping merchant named Gato is trying to assassinate him. This is because Tazuna is organizing the building of the bridge and when completed, it will ruin Gato's shipping monopoly. He tells then about how Gato is a black-hearted man who sells bundles of illegal goods and using shinobi to take control of businesses and counties that are necessary for his business to prosper. Tazuna further explains that the reason he didn't pay the full price for an A or B ranked mission is because the Land of the Waves is very poor. Tazuna tells them that if they abandon him now, he will die, and that his family will be miserable and hate the leaf ninja, successfully getting Team 7 to stay for the duration of the mission. When the boat reaches shore, Team 7 begins to escort Tazuna home. As they walk, Naruto decides that it is his turn to act cool, randomly throwing kunai into the bushes claiming that he protected them from danger. When Kakashi goes to investigate the bushes, he finds a snow hare, still with it's winter pelt. At once, Kakashi shouts for everyone to get down. Just as they all duck, Zabuza's (from the end of the previous episode) massive sword flies over their heads and smashes into a nearby tree. Zabuza then appears out of nowhere and stands on his weapon, lodged in the tree. Naruto thinks this is finally his chance to be the hero and save the day, but Kakashi steps in and tells him to back off. He identifies the new ninja as the Hidden Mist's Missing-nin, Momochi Zabuza. He then tells the rest of the team that against Zabuza's, he will have to use his Sharingan. He orders Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura to surround protect Tazuna at all costs. Zabuza then jumps into the nearby lake and performs a Ninpou Hidden Mist no Jutsu. He seems to disappear into the mist and it is now that Kakashi tells them to be careful for Zabuza is known for his skill at the silent kill. As Kakashi gathers his chakra, Sasuke fells the immense power of these two Jounins and feels as if this much pressure to act could drive him crazy. Kakashi tells him not to worry, saying that he will protect his comrades with his life. Suddenly, Zabuza appears behinds Sasuke and Sakura and in the front of Tazuna, breaking through their defense easily. Zabuza claims that he has won and beings to swing his weapon. Kakashi sees the attack coming and runs in, stabbing Zabuza with a kunai. Water leaks out of the body instead of blood and the wounded Zabuza turns out to be a simple water clone. The real Zabuza suddenly appears behind Kakashi and attacks him with his sword, appearing to cut Kakashi in two. It turns out though, that the Kakashi that was sliced in half was also a water clone, he copied Zabuza's Ninjutsu. The real Kakashi silently appears behind Zabuza, holding a kunai to his throat and telling him not to move. In my opinion, this episode was not all that bad. In the beginning, I was a bit disappointed, I though I was going to have to watch another filler episode. However, towards the end, when Kakashi and Zabuza begin their fight, things heat up. At the very end, I'm sure that almost everyone wanted to find out how this intense battle between two elite ninjas ended. Extra information - In this episode, we were introduced to the Sharingan. This is a special eye that is found only in select members of the Uchiha clan. It gives the owner the ability to use an various ocular-type jutsu that can read and copy opponents techniques.moreless
  • Zabuza.. Pwns.

    9.0
    The part when Naruto throws kunai randomly into bushes was funny and the bunny part was also cool and he's hugging it and stuff and Kakashi realizes that it's suspicious man Kakashi is awesomeee lol. The fight between him and Zabuza is just starting, I know, but it was still good. When Sasuke is all freaking out and everything that seemed strange from Sasuke but if that was me I would've been completely freaked as well. Kakashi should've ( or I think he did realize that ) the defense that team 7 used was futile. But whatever. Err, so, nice episode.moreless
  • it was good episode...

    8.9
    Team 7 learn what the true mission is and how dangerous it really is. They encounter Zabuza Momochi a member of the seven swordsman of the mist and who is also a Jonin. This episode was slow and steady in the beginning, not much action. Tazuna was basically explaining to team 7 about the people after him and about the bridge he is constructing with a few other people. The explanation that Tazuna tells is quite informative and interesting. After this, team 7 meets Zabuza and the episode starts to take a turn for some action. Kakashi explains Zabuza's way of fighting. This was a good episode because it explained more the mission and how dangerous it is. The mission seemed very hard to complete but it is hard to estimate how much because Kakashi and Zabuza had not yet started fightingmoreless

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