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Naruto

Season 1 Episode 16

The Broken Seal

3
Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Dec 17, 2005 on TV Tokyo
9.6
out of 10
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225 votes
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Naruto and Sasuke continue their rigorous battle against Haku. When Naruto can't continue any longer, the power of the Sharingan awakens inside of Sasuke, and the tables turn. When Haku targets a vulnerable Naruto, Sasuke risks everything to save him. Seeing his friend lie before him, a powerful force awakens inside Naruto, and fiery red chakra begins to pour out. Has Kyuubi been set free from Naruto's body? And once released, can anyone stop him?moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Naruto unknowingly releases a strange chakra.

    10
    As the episode begins, Zabuza has attacked the bridge builder, Tazuna, and Kakashi barely deflects the attack. Meanwhile, Sasuke thinks that he has figured out a way to get out of Haku's trap. In the midst of the battle, he begins to use his own sharingan. He is now able to read Haku's movements and attacks. Haku realizes this and attacks an unconscious Naruto. Sasuke sees it at the last minute and deflects the attack with his own body and throws Haku against a mirror. Naruto wakes up to see Sasuke badly wounded. Sasuke dies in front of Naruto. Naruto then becomes angry at Haku and a strange red chakra surrounds him.....moreless
  • Back To Haku.

    9.5
    Okay the battles are still going on. Kakashi has a large gash in his chest due to Zabuza's sword! And Haku is still fighting with Naruto and Sasuke. First Naruto tries to make a break for it, but Haku quickly goes after him. Sasuke sees his chance and instead for trying to escape himself, he just does his Flamethrower Jutsu thingy. Haku is almost hit and says that, that is impossible. He was going too fast, but Sasuke somehow did it. Then Sasuke activates his Sharingan. With that he can see everything super-clearly. Haku doesn't like this so he throws his needles at him to slow him down, but Sasuke dodges in a swift motion. Haku needs to attack, but he doesn't know how. So instead of going for Sasuke, he goes for Naruto who is still passed out. Sasuke realizes this and in a chakra powered jump he gets Naruto out of the way. But when Naruto comes to, he sees that Sasuke is covered in Haku's needles. Sasuke calls him a loser and falls in his arms. He explains how he wasn't able to kill his brother, whom he hates so. Then he dies right in Naruto's arms. Naruto becomes very angry and frustrated. Haku then wonders why red chakra is swirling around him. Chakra isn't supposed to be visible! But it wasn't normal chakra but it was the Kyuubi chakra, the Nine-Tailed Fox that was Sealed inside Naruto when he was newly born. Well that Seal was broken and some of the energy flowed out. From outside Kakashi realizes what is happening, but he can't do anythng about it. The Kyuubi has taken over Naruto and will kill anyone who stands in his way!moreless
  • first time naruto has the demond fox out

    9.6
    this episode is just great naruto thinks sauske dies and he goes all crazy and he unleseas some of the nine tailed fox's cjacra and he fights hakku and he wins but hakku wants naruto to kill him but naruto is not sure if he could such a thing and kakashi seems to know he cant as kakashi get ready for the final blow againts zabuza hakku jumps in the way and dies naruto starts ot lose his mind as zabuza still treats him like a pawn and a tool when he just died to protect him and naruto goes on how it is not right and we find out zabuza is not that bad after all and he starts to cry and runs after the guy that hired him and was going to kill him for what he did the final scene of the fight is him and hakku laying beside each other zabuza wishing to go to heaven with hakku but he already know he is bein sent to hellmoreless
  • Sasuke and Naruto keep on fighting Haku. The tables turn. Sasuke's sharingan awakens and increases Sasuke's speed. After Sasuke takes many needles thrown by Haku aiming for Naruto making Sasuke seem dead, Naruto's nine tailed chakra pours out of him.moreless

    9.8
    The sharingan within Sasuke awakens and the tables turn. Sasuke has the upperhand. He is very powerful at that time but Naruto can't go on. At this point of this episode I felt that Sasuke was going to win but then Haku then aims at Naruto but Sasuke's body moves without him having control over it so Sasuke takes all of the needles making Sasuke seem dead. I didn't see that coming. Naruto filled with furry that Haku had killed his friend, is ready to defeat Haku with his nine-tailed demond's chakra pouring out of him. I then thought that Naruto was going to win the fight because he was so powerful then. This episode is one of my favorites because it has a lot of action and Sasuke gets his Sharingan.moreless
  • Sasuke unleashes his Sharingan, and Naruto unleashes his Kyuubi! Pure Awesomness!

    9.1
    Okay the battles are still going on. Kakashi has a large gash in his chest due to Zabuza's sword! And Haku is still fighting with Naruto and Sasuke. First Naruto tries to make a break for it, but Haku quickly goes after him. Sasuke sees his chance and instead fo trying to escape himself, he just does his Flamethrower Jutsu thingy. Haku is almost hit and says that, taht is impossible. He was going too fast, but Sasuke somehow did it. Then Sasuke activates his Sharingan. With that he can see everything super-clearly. Haku doesn't like this so he throws his needles at him to slow him down, but Sasuke dodges in a swift mtion. Haku needs to attack, but he doesn't know how. So instead of going for Sasuke, he goes for Naruto who is still passed out. Sasuke realizes this and in a chakra powered jump he gets Naruto out of the way. But when Naruto comes to, he sees that Sasuke is covered in Haku's needles. Sasuke calls him a loser and falls in his arms. He explains how he wasn't able to kill his brother, whom he hates so. Then he dies right in Naruto's arms. Naruto becomes very angry and frustrated. Haku then wonders why red chakra is swirling around him. Chakra isn't supposed to be visible! But it wasn't normal chakra but it was the Kyuubi chakra, the Nine-Tailed Fox that was Sealed inside Naruto when he was newly born. Well that Seal was broken and some of the energy flowed out. From outside Kakashi realizes what is happening, but he can't do anythng about it. The Kyuubi has taken over Naruto and will kill anyone who stands in his way!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Although the needles in Sasuke's neck were taken out for the dub, during Haku's short recap of what happened when he tried to kill Naruto but got hit by Sasuke, it shows Sasuke pull a needle from his neck, and another one is seen on his neck.

    • Although in episode #3: Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?, the scene of Naruto accidentally kissing Sasuke was edited out, in this episode, the flashback scenes show this scene properly intact.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Inner Sakura: Sasuke will beat them to a pulp! Cha!

    • Haku: He found...he found the strength that he didn't realize he had. Why? Because of a certain person who was precious to him. To save that person, he rushed in, knowing it was a trap. He was a true ninja, worthy of honor. (To Naruto) Is this the first time that you've seen a friend die in battle? This is part of what it means to be a ninja.

    • Sasuke: I...hated you.
      Naruto: Then why? It doesn't make any sense. Why did you...protect me?

    • Zabuza: You were late, Kakashi. You let your concern for those little punks' safety cloud your mind, adding further to the fog that already hinders your Sharingan.

    • Sasuke: Naruto, you better not pass out again. Come on, let's go. I can't keep protecting you like this.

    • Sasuke: My eyes have adjusted to his movements.
      Haku: Looking for a counter attack? I'll save you the trouble.

    • Haku: Your chance of escaping my house of mirrors is zero. That is absolute.

    • Haku: What is this Chakra?! Chakra cannot be seen, yet it's plainly visible! It's something ghastly! I can feel the wrath; the bloodlust. It's like evil itself!
      (Naruto's hands begin to heal and become feral)
      Haku: His hands are healing, and changing! This boy...what is he?!

    • Sasuke: He's still out there...my brother. I promised myself...I'd stay alive...until I killed him. Naruto, don't let...your dream die!

    • Naruto: Sasuke's gone! Look what you've done! You're gonna pay for this! There's nothing you can do to stop me, and there's no turning back! You destroyed Sasuke's dreams, and now...I'm going to destroy you!

      ~Preview for the next episode (dub)

    • Zabuza: No one can match Haku! The most skilled Jounin fall before him...just as you will fall before me! RIGHT NOW!
      Kakashi: Sakura, stay with Tazuna!
      Sakura: Right!
      (Kakashi charges into the mist)
      Kakashi: He's right; it's time to end this, but he is the one who will fall!!!

    • Haku: Is this the first time you've witnessed a friend die? Such is the ninja way.
      Naruto Shut up! I'll never forgive you! (Naruto begins to show traits of Kyubi) I'm going to rip you apart!

      ~Japanese version

    • Sasuke: That man... I swore I wouldn't die until I killed him, my older brother, thought the oath would save me. But you, Naruto... Don't you dare die!

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (10)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Naruto's reason for his transformation is also like Goku's reason for his transformation in Dragonball Z. Naruto's and Goku's transformation reasons are alike because both of them had hatred for the person who killed their friend which fueled both their motivation to win.

    • Naruto's transformation when taken over by Kyubi's chakra is much like how "Inuyasha" transforms when he becomes a full-fledged demon. His eyes turn red and eerie and become slanted, slash-like marks appear on his face, his claws become longer, as well as his fangs, and he looses control of himself and becomes like a raving beast.

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