Naruto

Season 1 Episode 19

The Demon in the Snow

4
Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Jan 14, 2006 on TV Tokyo
9.6
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Zabuza is no longer Kakashi's enemy, and thanks to a little speech by Naruto about how ninja are, Zabuza takes on Gato's men single handedly. The Demon of the Hidden Mist takes his vengeance on Gato and all of those dumb enough to follow him, and apologizes to Haku for what he did to the kind little boy. After the group takes care of the rest of Gato's men, Zabuza asks Kakashi one final request, to see Haku one final time. This is Zabuza's requiem.moreless

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  • Even though snow is a beautiful and dangerous thing, everything must come to and end.

    6.5
    Honestly this is my favorite episode. I love the fact that you can watch the dangerous of Zabuza, but also the kind part of him. He sees Haku as a weapon only, but after Naruto gives an awesome speech to Zabuza; you see Zabuza's personality come out. He remembers Haku as a son, friend, and a companion. As he sees Gato kick Hako when he is dead, he goes off and kills Gato. Hooray! Then of course Gato's stupid "followers" badly injure Zabuza. With all of his might he stumbles toward Haku, but falls. Then he begs for Kakashi to bring him to Haku, and Kakashi gladly brings Zabuza to Haku. Zabuza dies next to Haku the two of them together . Zabuza and Haku.moreless
  • So sad... Rest in Peace

    10
    This was the saddest episode of Naruto in my opinion, Haku and Zabuza were great characters, and I cried when I saw Haku die for Zabuza and this episode was the begin of my hatred for Sakura. But seriously, the saddest scenes were when Zabuza asked to to be moved closer to Haku and when he said Haku had a pure heart and about how Haku was going to Heaven... and how he was going to Hell. The only part when I felt happy was when Zabuza killed Gato (Loser..). The end of the episode was beautiful though, seeing their graves. All in all this is a great but very sad episode.moreless
  • Haku and Zabuza's final scene.

    10
    Haku has just jumped in front of Kakashi to save Zabuza from Kakashi's Lightning Blade. Zabuza tries to take advantage of the situation but cannot hit Kakashi. Kakashi disables both of Zabuza's arms. Then Gato and his gang of thugs shows up and tells Zabuza that he no longer needs him and now plans to kill him. Naruto gives Zabuza a speech about Haku's devotion and loyalty. It finally makes Zabuza realize what he lost when Haku died. Zabuza decides he will take one more vengeful kill. He intends to kill Gato. Gato sees Zabuza charging and gets behind his men and orders them to kill Zabuza...moreless
  • God, the animation was too good!

    9.4
    Naruto's animation...what can I say? Inconsistent = There are those episodes that aren't as well drawn as the rest but the animation is a lot smoother, or there are the normal ones, with lazy animation but are better drawn. But this one...It was different. VERY different. The animation was too good to be true. It's almost impossible to believe that IT was a Naruto episode! (That's a lie. Naruto himself was in it a LOT, so it really couldn't be anything else, but you get my drift, right?) The mouth movement was so good, it made the dub, which I watch, look weird!



    This episode was also extremely sad. You can't resist feeling sympathy for Zabuza and Haku. In class, while reading this exact scene in the Naruto manga Vol.5, I had to actually avoid crying! TT_TT I hate when Anime and games (eg; FFVII - Aeris), make me cry, but I don't hate the anime or game, because obviously, for me to like a character so much taht it would make me cry, I would initially have to have liked it in the first place. The only parts I didn't like were;

    1) Gato in general. I don't know, I guess I HATE him

    2) Naruto and Inari crying. What a dull soppy scene. 3) In the manga, when they visit Zabuza and Haku's graves, Naruto tries to steal the offerings, which are some form of food. To shove in a joke like that after such a dramatic, tear-jerking scene...it completely ruined the mood.



    Brilliant episode, overall.moreless
  • Finally Dead.

    9.4
    The Demon in the Snow. Wow. This was an amazing episode. Even if you did not like Zabuza, you were crying. Not many episodes can do that. I cried everytime I watched the episode. Zabuza was just so cool! Gato was absolutly horrible... he deserved what he got. This episode was one of my favorites, because you could really get connected with what was going on. You really felt all of the emotion that was in the episode. This episode ends the Haku and Zabuza arc. A fine ending. It really shows that Naruto is strong, and Sasuke too. RIP Zabuza Rip Hakumoreless

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • The two thugs that tried to take Inari's mom away are in the crowd of thugs at first, then they disappear.

    • In previous episodes, Naruto referred to Zabuza as the "Freak with no eyebrows". But after Zabuza drops the kunai from his mouth where he was kneeling and looking at an image of Haku, he is seen with eyebrows.

    • In the previous episode, when Kakashi puts down Haku's dead body, the right side of Haku's body faces the bridge railing and his body is close to the side of the bridge. In this episode, the right side of Haku's body faces the complete end of the bridge (where Kakashi and Naruto are standing) and he is in the middle of the bridge.

    • Continuously, the needles in Sasuke's neck keep disappearing and reappearing through several scenes.

    • In Episode 18 "A Tool Known As a Ninja", while Sasuke lies on the ground dead, Sakura begins crying on Sasuke's chest. At first, she's lying across him from Sasuke's right side. Then, in episode 19 "Zabuza, Fallen In Snow" when Sasuke comes back to life, she's on his left side.

    • When Gato's men are running to the boat to get away, watch the ground of the bridge. You'll see Haku's body, but Zabuza's is gone!

  • QUOTES (16)

    • (Inari and Naruto are both crying)
      Sakura: (Thinking) Boys can be so pathetic.

    • Kakashi: Not good.
      Naruto: C'mon Kakashi-sensei! You must have a jutsu that can take care of this bunch of losers.

    • Sasuke: Sakura, it's hard to breath with you on top of me.

    • Gato: Look at you...you look about as demonic as a wet kitten.

    • Zabuza: I have no intention of going to the same place as Haku.
      Gato: What are you babbling about?
      Zabuza: I want to go to hell with you! So, this demon isn't enough for you? Once we're in hell, you can see what a real demon is like.

      ~Japanese version

    • Kakashi: You never know, Zabuza. Maybe you will join him there. Who's to say?

    • Naruto: If you mean that, you're an even bigger rat than I thought!
      Kakashi: Okay, that's enough. Calm down, Naruto. He's not the enemy. Not right now.
      Naruto: Shut up! Far as I'm concerned, he's Enemy Number One! Why you...you ungrateful...after everything he did for you! Haku LIVED for you! You were the most important thing in the world to him! And he meant nothing to you?! Nothing at all?! While he was sacrificing everything for you, you never felt anything at all for him?! And if I become stronger, does that mean I'll become as cold-hearted as you are? He threw his life away! And for what?! For you and your dream?! You never let him have a dream of his own, but he didn't care, and you just tossed him aside like he was nothing! A broken tool! Man, that's so wrong! So wrong!
      Zabuza: You talk too much.
      Naruto: Huh?
      Zabuza: (Crying) Your words cut deep...deeper than any blade. While he was fighting you, his heart was breaking in two. You see, Haku was always too soft and too kind. He felt pain and sorrow, and now, curse him, I feel them, too! And something else... I feel content that this is the way it ends. Well, cat got your tongue? Are you so surprised to discover that I'm human? Even shinobi are human. No matter how hard we try to escape that simple fact, we always fail. At least...I have failed. Kid, give me you kunai!
      Naruto: Here.

    • Gato: You crazy fool! If you're so eager to join your friend, go ahead, but you're not taking me! Not this time!
      Zabuza: I won't be joining Haku. Where he's gone, I cannot follow. No, my friend, it's the other place we're going to! You and me both, Gato! I can't think of a more fitting destination for a demon ninja, can you?!I'm told there are many demons down there, of all shapes and sizes! Oh, yes, I should fit right in! You, on the other hand, Gato...well, I fear you're in for a long and very painful eternity!!!

    • Naruto: OK! I've just come to a decision. From now on, I'm finding my own ninja way. A way that's straight and true and without any regrets! From now on, I'm following the Way of Naruto!

    • Zabuza: Well, well, Kakashi, it seems our fight is at an end. Since I am no longer in Gato's employ, Tazuna's safe. We have no quarrel.
      Kakashi: Yeah.

    • Zabuza: Gato? I don't understand. What is all this? Why are you here, and who are these thugs you brought with you?
      Gato: Well, you see, there's been a slight change in plan. According to the new plan, you die right here on this bridge, Zabuza.
      Zabuza:What?!
      Gato: That's right. You're too expensive, so I've decided to take you off the payroll. Of course, these thugs I brought with me cost something, so if you could manage to slaughter a few of them before they take you down, I'd appreciate it. Think you can manage that, "Demon Ninja of the Mist?"

    • (Gato kicks Haku in the face)
      Gato: Man, I only wish he was alive to feel that!
      Naruto: GET AWAY!!!

    • Sakura: Hey Sasuke, when we get back do you want to do something with me?
      Sasuke: Uh, I don't think so.
      Sakura: Oh...
      Naruto: Hey Sakura, I'll do something with you.
      Sakura: Hey you, that was a private conversation!

    • Sakura: Hey Sasuke, when we get back do you want to go out with me?
      Sasuke: No.
      Sakura: Why?
      Naruto: Hey Sakura, I'm free.
      Sakura: You shut up!

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: You...Do you really mean that?
      Kakashi: Enough, calm down Naruto, he's not our enemy anymore. Besides...
      Naruto: Shut up! He's still my enemy! He...he really cared about you! He was devoted to you! But you think that it's nothing, that he was nothing! You don't care at all! Are you really that heartless?! Is that how one gets when they're as strong as you are?! He even gave his life for you! He died without any of his dreams ever coming true! To die as a tool...that really is...too cruel!
      Zabuza: Kid...
      Naruto: Huh?
      Zabuza: (Crying) Please...shut up. What Haku did was not just for me. He poured his heart into his battle with you, it's the truth. He was too kind. I'm glad my battle was against you boy. You're right you know. In the end we shinobi are people too, with values all the same. And I've lost everything. Kid, would you lend me your weapon?
      Naruto: Sure.

      ~Japanese version

    • Zabuza: You have always been at my side, and now in the end, I'm at yours. If I could...if I were able to...I would want to go to the same place...on the other side...as you.

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (11)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Tazuna: We'll call it, "The Great Naruto Bridge!"

      Ironically enough, there is a bridge in Japan called "The Great Naruto Bridge".

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