Naruto

Season 1 Episode 27

The Chunin Exam Stage 2: The Forest of Death

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Apr 15, 2006 on TV Tokyo
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The second exam is about to begin, and every ninja must sign a form so that their team can get either the Heaven or Earth Scroll. The goal is to get one of each scroll and make it to the tower in five days. The groups get their scrolls and the exam begins. Naruto is ambushed by a ninja who poses as him. This ninja doesn't fool Sasuke, who immediately figures it out. Meanwhile, a new foe seeks them out, but who is this foe?moreless

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  • The second test of the chunin exam begins.

    10
    Anko tells the genin the rules for the next test in the chunin exam. There are 13 Earth Scrolls and 13 Heaven Scrolls and each of the 26 teams receives one of the scrolls. The object is to survive the Forest of Death and get to the temple in the middle of the forest with both scrolls. Now half of the teams or better will be eliminated from the exam. After receiving their scrolls, the teams gather at one of the gates leading to the forest. Once the gates are opened the teams will have five days to complete this part of the exam. Already, it seems that several teams are after Team 7.....moreless
  • This was cool to see.

    9.6
    The Chunin Exam Phase two begins. This episode starts with the explanation about the next phase of the Chunin exams. Everyone as always is thinking about what they'll have to do. It was nice to see what people were thinking about the exams. When the Chunin exam finally begins and the gates are open I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. People are clever I just have to say. Hinata, Shino and Kiba seemed like they had a plan on top of a plan, I mean they got their scroll in the beginning of the test. Naruto's team was looking well although Naruto was captured, Sasuke saw through the disguise and yet again Sakura did nothing. This episode is the beginning of a new arc. It is a great episode because there is much action.moreless
  • The Chunin Exam in the Forest Of Death begin. someone captures Naruto but Sasuke was able to see through the disguise.

    8.8
    The Chunin Exam Phase two begins. This episode starts with the explanation about the next phase of the Chunin exams. Everyone as always is thinking about what they'll have to do. It was nice to see what people were thinking about the exams. When the Chunin exam finally begins and the gates are open I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. People are clever I just have to say. Hinata, Shino and Kiba seemed like they had a plan on top of a plan, I mean they got their scroll in the beginning of the test. Naruto's team was looking well although Naruto was captured, Sasuke saw through the disguise and yet again Sakura did nothing. This episode is the beginning of a new arc. It is a great episode because there is much action.moreless
  • They finally start the challanging part of the exam.

    9.1
    The candidates that made it through the first part of the chunin selection exam are briefed on their next assisgnment: to obtain both a "heaven" and an "earth" scroll and make it to the tower in the center of the forest in the time period of 5 days. But if one member of a team dies or is unable to continue on, that team fails. It hadn't even been 10 minutes when a team had already been caught in a trap and attacked by humungous leeches. (EWWW!!!) (Not sure why Ibiki is considered a sadsit when Anko was the one laughing when she heard the ensnared team scream.) Naruto's team is getting off to a rough start too. Naruto goes off to use the bathroom, but the person who comes back isn't Naruto. Not even 15 minutes into the second portion of the exam and Team 7 already has a challenge.moreless
  • This was an awsome episode. It sets everything up for the rest of the series.

    10
    This was an awsome episode. It sets everything up for the rest of the series! the first few minutes in the forest and Sasuke goes and get's himself cursed! Naruto goes unconcious, and Sakura does absolutly nothing. I hate how Sakura just sits there and doesn't fit back. Even when her teammates were unconcious, Rock Lee had to come and save her. Shikamaru's team fights the most, although they and Lee get beat, at least they tried! When Sasuke wakes up and asks Sakura who did this to her, I thought that was cute. It proves he really cares about her. When he broke the sound ninja's arm, I was amazed. I also thought it was cute how Sakura stopped Sasuke by hugging him. That was so cute! And Naruto was clueless as usual. I also like how Tenten wakes up Lee by shaking him violetly.moreless
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Orochimaru's Grass Ninja Disguise

Guest Star

Stephen Apostolina

Stephen Apostolina

Grass Ninja Teammate, Oboro

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (25)

    • Anko: These are consent forms. Those taking the exam must sign these.
      Naruto: Why?
      Anko: Because from here on, people will die.

      ~Japanese version

    • Sasuke: You stupid fool, you don't know what you're doing!

    • (Yelling from the forest occurs)
      Anko: (Chuckles) Sounds like the fun has begun.

    • Anko: All right, heads up, you maggots! The second part of the test has begun.

    • Kiba: Well, it looks like the leeches found them. They sense body temperature and perspiration, and then in a group they swoop down on their prey. If they suck your blood for five minutes..it's all over. These predators are smart. We've taken advantage of their instincts to trap our enemies.

    • Kiba: Yahoo...we rock at survival. There's no way we could lose! Hinata? You'd better be strong for this.
      Hinata: Right.

    • Choji: I'm glad they didn't turn on us. Why are they like that to each other?
      Shikamaru: Who cares?...Like I have the time to worry about that stuff.

    • Ino: Well, well, well. If it isn't the little future failure. What's up, billboard brow? I thought you would've wash out of the program by now. Your big forehead alone should have gotten you tossed.
      Sakura: So sad you're jealous that I'm spending five days with Sasuke...and it's clearly turning you into someone very petty and ugly. And you were already ugly. (laughs)

    • Anko: The test consists of...anything-goes battle to get your hands on these scrolls.
      Sasuke: Both of them?
      Anko: Yes, you'll be fighting to get both a Heaven scroll and an Earth scroll. Squads must bring both a Heaven and Earth scroll to the tower.

    • Anko: Seems like everyone here today is quick tempered. There must be something in the air...Hm? This is gonna be fun.
      Naruto: Quick tempered?! Sheesh. You're the one who threw the kunai at me!

    • Anko: The first thing you need to know is that this test will tax every one of your survival skills.
      Shikamaru: Survival...what a drag.

    • Naruto: I need to pee.
      Sakura: You idiot! What are you trying to do in front of a lady?! Go behind the grass!

      ~Japanese Version

    • Rock Lee: As the days are getting longer, the nights are getting shorter, we will have less time to sleep, and less time to recover. It is a challange indeed!

    • Naruto: That guy's gonna pay for this! I mean sneaking up on a guy when he's...it's just not right!

    • (Sasuke attacks Naruto)
      Sakura: Sasuke! What are you doing?
      Sasuke: Take a good look at him (Sasuke looks at Naruto) Talk! What have you done with Naruto?
      Naruto: What, I am Naruto!
      Sasuke: Then where is the cut on your cheek? I guess you didn't know that Naruto got a cut on his face before this test. Also, your shuriken holster is on your left leg, not your right, but Naruto is right handed! Your transformation jutsu is worse than Naruto's.

    • Naruto: Excuse me, I gotta, you know.
      (Naruto unzips his pants and Sakura hits Naruto over the head)
      Sakura: Yeah right! Not in front of me you don't! What is this, a kennel? Go find a bush!

    • Ino: (To Choji) More kunai, less candy!

    • Rock Lee: Sensei, I will make you proud! Soon everyone will know the name, "Rock Lee"!

    • (Right before the Forest of Death exam)
      Anko: I have one more word of advice...JUST DON'T DIE!

    • Shikamaru: So um, let's say in the exam, can we quit?
      Anko: Of course not! In a middle of a battle you can't say "Sorry, I quit"...Well, I guess you can, but it will only get you killed!

    • (After Naruto sees Orochimaru waving his tongue around)
      Naruto: Hey, I wonder if I could do that with my tongue?
      (Naruto trys to touch his nose with his tongue)

    • Ino: Five days out there?!
      Choji: What are we supposed to do for food?!
      Anko: Just look around. There's enough food to feed everyone.

    • Naruto: (Peeing off screen) Wow, that was a lot! I wrote my whole name!

    • Naruto: What if the scroll just happens to flop open and we read it?
      Anko:(Chuckles) Let me put it this way, young man; you...don't...want...to...know!

    • Anko: ...That's why they call it the Forest of Death!
      (Later)
      Naruto: (Sarcastically while shaking butt) They call it the Forest of Deeathh! They call it the Forest of Deeathh!
      (Anko notices she's getting made fun of)
      Anko: Tough guys like you leave their blood all over this place.

  • NOTES (14)

    • Poland Airdate: October 1, 2007

    • Jetix UK Airdate: October 5, 2006

    • The gates the contestants enter through are as follows:

      16: Hinata's Team
      27: Shikamaru's Team
      12: Naruto's Team
      20: Sound Village's (Dosu's) Team
      38: Kabuto's Team
      6: Gaara's Team
      15: Snake Person's Team
      41: Lee's Team

    • In the manga, when Naruto has to go, Sakura hits him and complains that he shouldn't do that in front of a lady. But at the same time Inner Sakura comes out sneering "Maybe if it was Sasuke-kun, hehe...". The inner Sakura was never seen during this scene in the anime.

    • Original Airdate: April 2, 2003

    • The second test, the Forest of Death, began at 2:30pm.

    • These are the reasons how Sasuke knew that the trasformation jutsu wasn't actually Naruto:

      1. Naruto wears his shuriken holster on his left leg.
      2. There was no cut on his cheek from being cut earlier.
      3. Naruto holds his kunai with his right hand.

    • In the original Japanese version, the "Grass ninja" was a male.

    • Original Japanese Title: The Second Exam Starts! Everyone Around Us is an Enemy!
      Romaji Episode Title: Daini Shiken Sutaato! Mawari Haminna teki darake!
      Kanji Episode Title: 第二試験スタート! 周りはみんな敵だらけ!

    • The visuals in the dub intro are changed to new clips featuring the new ninja from the Chunin Exams, but the song remains the same.

    • Rules of the Forest of Death:

      -Each team is given a Heaven or Earth Scroll.

      -You have to retrieve the other scroll from another team.

      -Once you get the scrolls, you have to make it to the locked tower in the middle of the forest to advance to the 3rd round.

      -No team is allowed to read the scrolls before completing the exam.

      -If a person on your team dies or becomes unable to fight, your entire team is eliminated.

      -There is a time limit of 5 days.

    • YTV Airdate: March 10, 2006

    • In Japan, this episode was the second part of a 1-hour special.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Orochimaru.

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