Season 1 Episode 16

The Broken Seal

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Dec 17, 2005 on TV Tokyo



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.