Naruto

Season 1 Episode 18

The Weapons Known as Shinobi

2
Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Jan 07, 2006 on TV Tokyo
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9.4
out of 10
Average
178 votes
  • haku dies to save zabuza, by blocking kakashi's chidori

    9.3
    This episode is a real twist, after leaving haku and naruto in a stand off with haku giving up his life because he feels that he is finished as a shinobi. naruto plunges for an attack but is stopped by haku saying that zabuza is in troble and it is time for him to do what is needed by putting his body in the way of kakashi's chidori and losing his life. inari is asking his uncle and the other villiagers to help in the fight against gato. but inari is the only one who knows what it is to be a man. with haku dead thjis aint going to end well.
  • Haku sacrifices himself for Zabuza.

    10
    Kakashi has just charged up his Lightning Blade jutsu to finish off Zabuza. Haku tells Naruto that he must kill him in order to finish their fight honorably. Naruto hesitates until Haku insists that there is no other way. Just as Naruto gets to Haku, Haku senses that Zabuza is in mortal danger. He stops Naruto and disappears. Haku appears just in front of Zabuza and takes the blow from Kakashi's Lightning Blade. Zabuza sees his chance and swings his sword to cut down Kakashi. Kakashi is amazed at how callous Zabuza is. He would cut down his own partner in order to kill Kakashi....
  • Wondefull!

    9.0
    Okay this was a great episode. Ya see there are four classifications: Bad, Good, Great and Excellent.I'm glad I cleared that up. Anyway in the story, Inari tries to recruit Wave Village Members to join him in order to save the village. Every one says no because they know what happened to the last hero.. Kaiza. Inari remember taht he must never give up (or something' like that) so he just goes to other houses. The wife of the man he trying to recruit says that Inari has grown up. At the bridge, Kakashi is ready to unleash his full fury of the Lightning Blade or Chidori/Raikari. Meanwhile Haku keeps on telling Naruto to kill him. Naruto tries to but can't. Then he gets the guts to and lifts his kunei. Haku senses that Zabuza is in danger -somehow- and disappears to go save him. Kakashi raises his arm and then... hits Haku instead of Zabuza. Kakashi realizes this and tries to get his arm out of there so he doesn't kill him. But Haku just won't let go. He wants to die there. For Zabuza. Zabuza complements Haku for a job well done. Meanwhile Inari is getting ready for his strike on the bridge. On the bridge Zabuza sees his chance and goes after Kakashi. Kakashi manages to dodge while holding a dead haku in his hand. Naruto calls him heartless and goes after him with his kunei. Or at least that's what he would have done, but Kakashi tells him to stop. Then the mist clears and Sakura & Tazuna can finally see that battle. Sakura runs to go see her boy-toy Sasuke andpasses Naruto along the way. They don't make eye contct and Sakura realizes why. Sasuke is DEAD! Sakura lets out all her emotions and Tazuna tells her its okay. Then Kakashi and Zabuza go back to fighting. But along the way Gato and his men arrive.
  • Kakashi and Zabuza keep on fighting. Haku saves Zabuza's life at a high price, Inari gathers some people from the village to fight against Gato and his henchmen.

    9.3
    Naruto is about to do what Haku asked for naw that he has taken Haku's purpose in life. Haku stops him and goes immediately to save Zabuza's life. At the moment of this event I had thought that it was going to be simple what was going to happen if Zabuza was in danger. Kakashi did look very different when he had seen what his Chidori had done to Haku but at least he didn't do it on purpose. This was a good event. Inari in this episode tried to get some people from the village to try and stop Gato and his henchmen. I didn't really think that people were really going to go because the village did change after Kaiza died. Overall this episode was great.
  • Haku...

    9.5
    Okay this was a great episode. Ya see there are four classifications: Bad, Good, Great and Excellent.I'm glad I cleared that up. Anyway in the story, Inari tries to recruit Wave Village Members to join him in order to save the village. Every one says no because they know what happened to the last hero.. Kaiza. Inari remember taht he must never give up (or somethin' like that) so he just goes to other houses. The wife of the man he trying to recruit says that Inari has grown up. At the bridge, Kakashi is ready to unleash his full fury of the Lightning Blade or Chidori/Raikari. Meanwile Haku keeps on telling Naruto to kill him. Naruto tries to but can't. Then he gets the guts to and lifts his kunei. Haku senses that Zabuza is in danger -somehow- and disappears to go save him. Kakashi raises his arm and then... hits Haku instead of Zabuza. Kakashi realizes this and tries to get his arm out of there so he doesn't kill him. But Haku just won't let go. He wants to die there. For Zabuza. Zabuza complements Haku for a job well done. Meanwhile Inari is getting ready for his strike on the bridge. On the bridge Zabuza sees his chance and goes after Kakashi. Kakashi manages to dodge while holding a dead haku in his hand. Naruto calls him heartless and goes after him with his kunei. Or at least that's what he would have done, but Kakashi tells him to stop. Then the mist clears and Sakura & Tazuna can finally see that battle. Sakura runs to go see her boy-toy Sasuke andpasses Naruto along the way. They don't make eye contct and Sakura realizes why. Sasuke is DEAD! Sakura lets out all her emotions and Tazuna tells her its okay. Then Kakashi and Zabuza go back to fighting. But along the way Gato and his men arrive.
  • Almost drove me to tears the first time I watched it (yay Sasuke and Sakura...)

    9.3
    Well basically the fight goes on. Haku keeps telling Naruto to kill him but ends up sacrificing himself to protect Zabuza in a suicidal way taking the blow from Kakashi's Chidori. That was kind of saddening for me to see that Zabuza would use him so. Well, the interesting part of this episode was when Sakura see's Sasuke "dead" and she's crying and everything about the 25th ninja rule thing and it's really sad. Very emotional moment( well I'm a Sasuke and Sakura lover, what do you think?) So it was a superb episode and very, very emotional. That's my short review.
  • Another good episode.

    9.0
    While Naruto is almost begged from Haku to kill him Kakashi is about to make his final move and finish off with his lightning jutsu , chidori , Zabuza. Meanwhile Inari after having tried to convince the people of the village to fight with him he decides to go alone in the battle but fortunately at the last minute the villagers decide to support him. Ant then the unexpected happens: while Kakashi is seconds away from finishing the trapped Zabuza Haku jumbs in to protect Zabuza and gets hit by Kakashi instead of him. With Kakashi outraged of Zabuza's character and ambitions the fight goes on but a new man known as Gatou makes his appearence.
  • Wery sad.

    10
    I , wow, this episode was so sad how Haku died the way he did. Everyone was shocked. But Zabuza was cruel in THIS episode, even to the part of trying to slice through HAku too get too Kakashi, but Kakashi saves him. This episode was one one the rare moments where the viewer cries because of the music and words. Another is The Thrid Hokage Forever... but this is the first. Also, the part where Haku says to naruto to kill him because he no longer has a purpose to live was even so sad. He only thought himself as a tool.
  • The 1st Naruto episode to make me cry

    10
    Inari goes door to door to round up people to fight Zabuza and Gato. No one wants to. Their spirits are still broken from Kaiza's death. Kakashi summons his Nin Hounds, who attack Zabuza. They keep their jaws on him, waiting for Kakashi to give the word. Haku is still waiting for Naruto to kill him. Naruto hesitates, saying they might have been friends under different circumstances, then runs at Haku preparing for the final blow. Kakashi is going to kill Zabuza. Haku stops Naruto and tells him there has been a change of plans and he's not quite worthless yet. Kakashi is about to strike Zabuza in the chest with his lightning attack, when Haku jumps in the way. Neither Kakashi nor Zabuza quite grasped what just happened. Haku coughs up a lot of blood, touches Kakashi's arm, and whispers weakly, "Zabuza....." Then he dies. Kakashi is stunned by Haku's sacrifice. Zabuza laughs and swings his sword to go through Haku to get to Kakashi. Kakashi grabs Haku's body and runs away, and both avoid being sliced. Then he closes Haku's eyelids, as they had been opened when he died, and tells Naruto to stay out of the fight. Sakura, still guarding Tazuna, runs over to Naruto and asks him about Sauske. Naruto looks away, unable to look at her. Sakura and Tazuna run to Sasuke's body. Sakura holds back sobs. Tazuna told her it was OK to cry and she didn't have to be brave for him. Sakura told him it wasn't OK. It was part of her duty as a shinobi to never show any emotion. Then Sakura bursts out in tears and holds Sasuke. Tazuna tihnks to himself that it must be awful being a ninja, and it was terrible for a young girl Sakura's age to have to witness something like this. Kakashi manages to immobilize Zabuza's arms, and the fight is over. Then Gato shows up and tells Zabuza he's fired.
  • The battle on the bridge rages on. Either Zabuza will die or haku will. As Kakashi was about to hit Zabuza with a deadly blow Haku jumped in the way. It ended with Haku dead. In the end Zabuza's employer and his many men show up.

    10
    While the fight is raging on, Inari is running around trying to get his fellow villagers to come to fight for their land against Gato.It seems as if no one will come with him. Meanwhile at the bridge Haku looks as if he's going to die. He told Naruto to kill him. Naruto was hesitant at first, but he decided to. He charged at him. Haku looked to his side for a second and he saw Zabuza about to be killed. As Naruto was about to strike, Haku dodged and ran to Zabuza. Kakashi was using his only original technique. He charged at Zabuza then, Haku jumped in front of Kakashi. He took the blow, leaving Zabuza ok. but Haku dead. Now the fight is continuing between Zabuza and Kakashi.Kakashi has a huge upper hand, Zabuza can no longer use his arms. But then a Gato and his many men showed up, are they here to help Zabuza?
  • Why did Haku have to die!? He's,like, one of the greatest characters on this show.

    10
    This episode was one of the best. I actually cried during this episode. Television doesn't usually make me cry. Haku's death was a terrible loss. Haku was one of my favorite characters. He was also an awesome fighter. Haku, like, rules. Even though he got his butt kicked by Naruto. He had great potential in bcoming a main character. There should atleast be like a ghost of him, or something. Haku is awesome. Him and Naruto would've probably been, like, awesome friends. A small tribute to Haku below.

    Tribute: Haku, the gentle boy of the snow, may you rest in peace.
  • A dramatic end to a great character.

    8.8
    Kakashi has Zabuza all tied up, and revealed his only original technique; the chidori! Meanwhile, with Haku already defeated, he requests Naruto to finish him off. Though when Kakashi charged towards Zabuza, Haku rushed in front of Zabuza, and took the direct blow of the powerful attack. Haku died. Zabuza then continues battling Kakashi, but for some reason, he can't keep up with him. Both of Zabuza's arms were rendered useless thanks to Kakashi. The fog cleared, and Sakura runs towards Sasuke's body. She says that a ninja must never show emotion during missions, but she did so anyways. Zabuza is now utterly useless. He can't form seals, and he can't weild his weapon. Then, Gatoh comes with a small army of fighters with him.

    While I do think Haku has a unique personality and character, I can't help but feel it's a little too artificial, lacking some actual human characteristics. Then again, in core, he was just a weapon to Zabuza. It just feels so weird! Despite that, his death was really dramatic. It was better than Sasuke's at least, cough. It just seemed so sudden. Sure, it's to be expected since he took a direct blow from the chidori, but usually in situations like these, you'd expect some last words before they die. Haku was never given that priviledge, and it made it even more dramatical. The small scene with Sakura running past Naruto to go after Sasuke was really thought provoking. It felt like a foreshadow almost, that Naruto has little chance of getting his feelings across to her. The scene with Sakura actually reaching Sasuke's body, was also pretty sad and attention grabbing. I thought that Zabuza getting his ass easily whooped around by Kakashi after Haku's death felt appropriate. It just wouldn't have felt right if the battle didn't feel one sided in Kakashi's favour.
  • Sad episode

    10
    Haku tells Naruto to kill him becuase he was defeat when Naruto was going to kill him Haku stop him and Kakashiusing his lighting blade jujsu was going to kill Zabuza but Haku sarfice his life to save Zabuza. Now Gatou show see Zabuza getting beaten up and hisarmay came as.
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