Season 2 Episode 15

The Fifth Gate: A Splendid Ninja is Born

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Sep 02, 2006 on TV Tokyo



  • Trivia

    • When we first see Lee's mouth when he's standing unconscious, there is a trickle of blood on the right corner of his mouth going down to his chin. When we see his whole face while he's unconscious, the blood is gone, yet no one has touched his face.

    • Watch Kakashi's left eye, it goes from uncovered, to covered, to uncovered again before he recovers it with his forehead protector.

    • Gaara uses a Jutsu to smash Lee's left arm and leg, he calls it the Desert Coffin when actually it's the Desert Funeral since the Desert Coffin has to be done BEFORE the Desert Funeral can be used.

  • Quotes

    • Temari: Precious to him? A student?

    • Neji: (Thinking) Lee, you didn't understand. Even at the end. Fate will never smile on the fortunes of a ninja who seeks victory by falling on his own sword, or demanding that others fall on theirs.

    • Naruto: But, sensei, it isn't fair. All he ever wanted to do was to prove himself against Sasuke and Neji.
      Kakashi: Then maybe that's what led to his downfall. He was so fixated on that goal, he sacrificed his body, his future, to obtain it. And now that goal is unobtainable. But you're wrong about one thing, Naruto; it wasn't just Sasuke and Neji he was thinking of, it was you too. That's right, he risked everything just for the hope of meeting you in combat. Remember that. Be worthy of his sacrifice.

    • Gai: Lee, you've already proven it. You're a splendid ninja.

    • Kakashi: (Talking about Lee) He's out cold, nothing keeping him up but sheer willpower.

    • Gaara: (After Gai has just stopped him from killing Lee) But why? He failed. Why save him?
      Gai: Because he's...
      (Thinks of Lee when he first started training)
      Gai: Because he's...
      Gai: He's my student, but also because he's precious to me.

    • Gai: (Thinking) The Hidden Lotus: a taijutsu combination of such blinding speed that no one can defend himself against it, not even Neji. Gaara's sand shield is useless.

    • Lee: Are you watching, Neji? I was saving this "Ace in the Hole" to use against you.

    • Naruto: (Thinking, about Gaara) I can't believe Bushy-Brow lost to a freak like him!

    • Lee: To protect and maintain my own ninja way!

    • Lee: I want to prove that I can be a ninja without using any ninjutsu and genjutsu. That is my ninja way!

    • Rock Lee: Gai-sensei, please acknowledge me! On this of all times...The time when I finally ninja way!

      ~Japanese version

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