Season 5 Episode 4

The Battle Begins: Naruto vs. Sasuke

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Unknown on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

Why was Sasuke unable to defeat an enemy Naruto could? Why was Itachi after Naruto and not him? These are thoughts that race through Sasuke's mind as he remembers Itachi's words. In order to prove who is stronger, Sasuke has one request for Naruto: he wants to fight with him in a one-on-one battle.moreless

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  • Sasuke gets jealous of Naruto?

    The fight between Sasuke and Naruto was surprisingly intense; both of them actually fighting to their full strength and revealing their best ninja techniques such as Naruto's mass shadow replications and Sasuke's flame throwers. It ends in an exciting note with Sasuke using his chidori and Naruto his rasengan with Sakura trying to jump into the middle. What people will almost always overlook in this episode is the segment with Chouji and Shikamaru. These two have a pretty great and ongoing developing relationship with each other it is a treat to see every time we see them together. What hampers this episode down though is the overuse of flashbacks but it isn't as bad as in previous episodes.moreless
  • this is the beginning of sasuke's betrayal of the leaf village in order to gain power.we see him frantic with the disgust of how little power he has attained in comparison to naruto so now he tries to prove his worth by fighting narutomoreless

    Sasuke is in the hospital and is being haunted by Naruto's strength and his own weakness.he remembers his meeting with Itachi and sulks when he remember that Jiraiya said they were after Naruto not him.Sakura and Naruto show up in his room to visit him.Sasuke snaps at Sakura and purposely picks a fight with Naruto just so he can beat him and prove he's stronger.and Naruto being Naruto accepted with little hesitation because Naruto has been itching to fight Sasuke since day 1.they go to the hospital room despite Sakura's protests.they throw everything they have at each other but it is futile.Naruto makes a rasengan and Sasuke makes a chidori and they charge at each other.Sakura jumps between them but neither of them are able to stop.ah good times when suspense and intrigue filled the air.Sasuke is full of hate and scorn for himself and Naruto is trying to prove his worth against the Uchiha prodigy.this is what every Naruto episode should be aboutmoreless
  • This is a great example how friends become rivals. Sasuke is angry due to all of Naruto's triumphs that Sasuke couldn't do.

    A great episode to see that Naruto and Sasuke feel about each other. It was kind of painful to watch two friends/teammates fight against each other. Sasuke wanted to show his true strength to Naruto but Naruto doesn't want Sasuke fight against him. Sasuke never thought about the Village, all he cared about was him getting stronger and being able to fulfill his revege against his brother Itachi. Sakura tries to break up the fight but there was nothing she could do but run in between Naruto's Rasengan and Sasuke's Chidori. This was a thrilling episode to watch. What will happen to Sasuke.moreless
  • Sasuke and Naruto battle it out.

    The long awaited fight between Naruto and Sasuke begins this episode. It seems that Sasuke has become extremely jealous of Naruto and his fast progress in his training. This along with the fact that Sasuke's brother Itachi basically called him a weakling not worthy of fighting. Itachi was only after Naruto. It seems that this feeling has been building since the attack on the Village Hidden in the Leaves when Naruto faced off against Gaara and beat him and save Sakura when Sasuke could not. This was one of the best episodes of the series so far. Look foward to the next episode.moreless
  • Naruto and Sauske were engagin in a fight becuase Sauske got so tired of Naruto being better than him and passing him up. They battled on the rooftop of the hospital. Sakura was running toward them so they will stop fighting. Kakashi stopped the fight.moreless

    this episode was the BOMB!! I've been waiting for this fight for like forever. i've seen it in the amvs and i finally got to see it. Omg i was like no hew didnt just do that. When sasuke slapped the plate of food out of Sakuras hand i was like oh #3LL no. i wouldve slapped him myslef. Tihs episode just really had a lot of *gasp* and *ohhh* in it. Then when sasuke grimmed naruto omg i could fel the chill from his glare thorugh the screee. I thought sasuke was going to kill naruto because of what the damage the chidori had did to the FRONT of the water barrel. but nartuto would've killed sasuke. i was so glad when kakashi stpped in cause sakura would've got killed herself or even oblivated . why would u run with ur eyes close if u tryin to stop someone/something from fighting. no sense. but im glad that kakshi stopped it thoughmoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Sasuke and Naruto are staring at each other on the roof, we notice that there are no blankets along the fence behind them. But during the view from above, you see a blanket blowing in the wind behind them.

    • When Naruto is attempting his Uzumaki Naruto Combo on Sasuke, it shows 4 shadow clones sliding across the ground to kick Sasuke upwards, but only 3 are shown kicking him upward.

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Naruto: Ha!
      Sasuke: What's so funny?
      Naruto I'm not laughing because it's funny. I'm just psyched because today is the day when I finally beat you.
      Sasuke: What did you say? Don't talk nonsense, you inept loser!
      Naruto: I won't be such a loser after I win today. Will I?!

    • Naruto: Come on. You know putting on your headband is a testament to fighting on equal terms as a Leaf Shinobi.
      Sasuke: There you go, acting all high and mighty again. You don't honestly believe that we're equals?
      Naruto: Heck yeah I do! All this time I never once thought that I was inferior to you in any way!
      Sasuke: You're a complete embarrassment!
      Naruto: Only because next to me, you're embarrassed at how weak you are. Isn't that right, Sasuke?!
      Sasuke: (Yelling and charging) Naruto!!!
      Naruto: (Yelling and charging) Sasuke!!!

    • Sasuke: You! An idiot like you has no business acting all high and mighty!
      Naruto: Ha! What happened to the calm, controlled, Sasuke? Am I making you nervous? It looks you picked a fight with me and now you're too scared to go through with it. Is that it?
      Sasuke: Let's just do this.
      Naruto: Put on your headband and we will.

    • Naruto: I was just thinking how I wanted to kick your butt.

    • Sakura: That's weird. I wonder where I put that knife I had before?
      Naruto: It's right in front of you, Sakura. (Laughs)
      Sakura: Oh.
      Naruto: You're so lame, getting all scatterbrained just 'cause Sasuke's around.
      Sakura: Why do you have to come in here and annoy me?

    • Tsunade: I see. You've made up your mind then?
      Lee: Yes. I have already been carrying out fitness training to prepare for this surgery. I will return to action as soon as I can after I heal. (Does punches, then kicks when something pops) Ow, ow, ow.

    • Orochimaru: The time is right. Head for the Leaf Village now.

    • Shikamaru: See ya later. I'm heading home. My dad's been making me nervous talking about how he actually wants to teach me a new jutsu or something.
      Choji: Shikamaru...
      Shikamaru: Hmm? Well what is it?
      Choji: Just, good luck with your training.
      Shikamaru: Later. (Thinking) You're a good guy, Choji.

    • (Choji is eating short ribs like there is no tomorrow)
      Ino: You're gonna end up in the hospital again, Choji. I mean, haven't you ever heard of savoring your food?
      Choji: Don't worry. I figure the more bites I eat, the more bites I get to savor. Right?

    • Ino: You know, even a guy as lazy as you are somehow seems respectable all of a sudden.
      Choji: (Laughs) It doesn't suit ya.
      Shikamaru: It's not that funny.

    • Choji: Yeah, ha ha, let's eat!
      Ino: Choji! Lay off of the meat, we're about to have a toast.
      Choji: Oh, sorry.

    • Tsunade: I hear that the Third Hokage had nothing but the highest praise for your match. It seems he meant to recommend you for chunin. In fact, all those who observed the fight, and your proctors felt the same. So in this case, my opinion doesn't really matter. From this day forth I hope you will strive to achieve a level of excellence worthy of that headband. Congratulations! As of this moment, you stand a chunin!

    • Choji: The last piece of meat. This bite shall be the most sacred bite of our meal and must be consumed with utmost care. So back off sister, I'm not handing this morsel over to anyone.

    • Tsunade: (Thinking) Sarutobi-sensei, I can see you were a magnificent Hokage.

    • Sasuke: You, Naruto!
      Naruto: Yeah, I'm listening.
      Sasuke: I want you to fight me; fight me now!

    • Sasuke: (To Naruto) Don't get cocky and let your guard down!

    • Naruto: The Konoha forehead protector is proof that we're fighting as equals!
      Sasuke: This is what I mean when I say you're full of yourself. You think you and I are equals?!
      Naruto: Yes, we are! I've never thought of myself as any lower than you!
      Sasuke: You're an eyesore!
      Naruto: That's because you're weak, Sasuke-chan!
      Sasuke: Now you've gone TOO far!

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: Before we fight, put on your forehead protector. I'll wait.
      Sasuke: I won't need it.
      Naruto: I don't care. Just put it on!
      Sasuke: You won't even be able to scratch my forehead!

      ~Japanese version

    • Sasuke: You idiot! Why are you always so full of yourself?
      Naruto: Ha! You, who's always so cool-headed, is talking more than usual. That's not like you. Could it be that you're scared despite the fact that you picked the fight, Sasuke?

      ~Japanese version

    • (Naruto laughs)
      Sasuke: What's so funny?
      Naruto: It's not that it's funny. I'm actually happy. Just thinking about how easy it will be to take you down right here.
      Sasuke: What did you say? A failure like you shouldn't be talking like that.
      Naruto: At least I'm not a failure that's always dragging others down.

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: (Thinking) What is this feeling? It's as though my skin is actually tightening...and I'm excited.

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (6)