Season 1 Episode 8

The Oath of Pain

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Oct 22, 2005 on TV Tokyo
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With Kakashi captured, Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura must defend against Zabuza's attacks. Naruto becomes scared and wants to flee, but he soon remembers his promise he swore on pain. He has no other choice but to fight, so they can save Kakashi and keep Tazuna alive. Naruto realizes that he must work together with Sasuke to save Kakashi. Will the combined effort of the two allow them to free Kakashi and defeat Zabuza?moreless

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  • good show

    The opening replays the battle between Kakashi and Zabuza leading up to Zabuza's capture. Naruto and co are impressed that Kakashi has declared the match over. Zabuza taunts him, declaring that Kakashi won't be able to capture him so easily. He then appears behind Kakashi and kicks him backwards. Kakashi disappears into the river as Zabuza chases him with his big sword (think Cloud in FF7). Kakashi throws makibishi spikes (throwing nails) in the dirt so that he could stall Zabuza. Zabuza decides to just dive in the water. Kakashi landed in the water but the water felt heavier than usual and it turns out it was a jutsu of Zabuza. Kakashi emerges, trapped in Water Prison no Jutsu, as the tide has turned in Zabuza's favor. He then clones himself and goes after the three young ninjas. He strikes Naruto and knocks the headband off his head.

    Kakashi calls out to the ninjas, commanding them to take Tazuna and run. Zabuza's body keeps him prisoner, so his clone won't be able to go too far away. They should be able to escape. Sasuke refuses and reevaluates the situation. Now that Kakashi is caught, Zabuza could kill him easily and therefore after he's done he is just going to go after them. For them to survive, they must rescue Kakashi. He threw some kunai jumps ready to strike Zabuza, but is caught in mid air and thrown back. Naruto is scared to die by the hands of the Jonin. He gets ready to run and throws his hand to the ground, but felt a sharp pain in his hand. Naruto remembered his injury and his promise. It is a turning point, where he realizes that it takes to become a ninja and flashes back to all the events that got him to this point. He stands, ready to fight again, and then charges. He too is thrown backwards, Sakura calls him an idiot and yells at him for acting so foolish but she then finds out what he wanted was his forehead protector back - the symbol that he is a ninja.

    Naruto has a plan now and asks the others to work with him. Kakashi reminds them that their real mission is to protect Tazuna, but Tazuna gives them permission to rescue their sensei. Zabuza explains his graduation exam - fight to the death between students. Kakashi explained that the tests changed ten years ago when another evil appeared. Without pause or hesitation, a young boy, not even a ninja, had killed over a hundred students himself… that boy was Zabuza. He then attacks Sasuke. Naruto uses Kage Bunshin no Jutsu and sends his clones around Zabuza all having a knife ready to stab Zabuza. Each pile atop him, but he is too strong and throws all of them backwards. Naruto throws Sasuke a huge shuriken as he flies back, and Sasuke does Evil Wind Shuriken, Shadow Windmill. He throws it at the real Zabuza, who captures it. Another follows - it's Shadow Shuriken no Jutsu. Sakura and Tazuna believe that the second one will strike Zabuza, but he jumps over it. The Shuriken flies behind Zabuza but then changes into Naruto, who throw Kunai at the real Zabuza...moreless
  • Naruto remembers his oath!

    All seems lost as Kakashi has been trapped by Zabuza's water prison jutsu. Kakashi tells Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura to get away and save the bridge builder, Tazuna. Sasuke realizes that the only way that they can survive, is to rescue Kakashi. Naruto is knocked to the ground and starts to run. He turns to go and sees the bandage on his hand and remembers his oath to never back down and never run away. Sasuke attack and is knocked back. Naruto then charges and is also knocked back. He tells Sasuke that he has a plan to rescue Kakashi from the water prison....moreless
  • Really cool! I''m starting to like this show now.

    Okay, so this really cool fight starts now; between that dude with the insanely huge sword (forgot his name) and Kakashi's team. Well, Kakashi seems to start of good; even copying his techniques. Man, I really, really like Kakashi now; he's nothing but awesomeness! However, that dude then imprisons him... too bad. But I guess the bad guys always get the upper hand at some point. Oh, and I just loved it when Naruto remembered his wow. I seriously thought he was going to kick ass (stereotypical shonen anime). Ah, and Naruto made a plan! Big surprise! Oh, I just loved that Shadow Shuriken; it was true awesomeness!moreless
  • Wicked Episode here

    Well this episode was just awsome team 7 works together and fights zabuza, and also i was shocked that zabuza caught a strong ninja kakashi so easily. if you like action this is te episode for you in this epiosde team 7 (sasuke naruto and sakura) works together and fights zabuza, trust me its a very good action episode and in the ending of this episode you get real excited whats going to happen in the next episode (i like those kinds of episode) and its just awsome idc if i see this episode like 3 times in a row cause i just love it i rate it a 10/10 awsome episode :)moreless
  • Team 7 vs. Zabuza.

    Kakashi gets trapped by Zabuza and so Kakashi tells his team to run away. Naruto makes a plan to get Kakashi out of Zabuza's trap. Sasuke without hearing what Naruto had planed knew the plan that Naruto had thought about and quickly went along with the plan. This was a part of this episode that I liked because the plan was clever and well thought out. At the end when the plan was done and succeeded I was wondering what went through each person's mind. I was still wondering how come Naruto isn't that intelligent in other occasions because he really is annoying and could easily be described as not so bright.moreless

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