Season 3 Episode 15

Tsunade's Warning: Ninja No More!

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Jul 28, 2007 on TV Tokyo
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Naruto, Tsunade, and Shizune finally return to Konoha so Tsunade can take over and become Hokage. Konohamaru finds out that Tsunade is the Fifth, but refuses to believe it. Naruto then takes Tsunade to the hospital so she can heal Sasuke, Kakashi, and Lee. She heals Sasuke and Kakashi just fine... However, her diagnosis of Rock Lee has heartbreaking consequences for him and his future.moreless

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  • Surprisingly mature.

    One of the better and more emotional episodes ever since Lee's past in his fight against Gaara, and that was literally fifty episodes ago! There were just so many great sequences here, the first being with Konohamaru getting bitter about cleaning up the third's office and still refusing to believe that he is truly gone. The second was Shikamaru's talk with his dad about wome, which I can sometimes agree on, very relatable. The third is the small scene when Sakura is hugging Sasuke and Naruto all of a sudden feels distant, and the last is Lee being told it is either do or die with his surgery. It was sad hearing Lee being forced a decision, especially after all the hard word he has put into gaining his speed and strength. Though what was truly the most effective scene was Naruto being considerate and letting Sakura pour her feelings to Sasuke. It lasted only five seconds but it told an hour worth of things with just those five seconds. Truly great episode.moreless
  • Tsunade heals Sasuke and Kakashi from the fight woth Itachi that they both had but when she goes to heal Rock Lee she sees that the damage is too big and that he has a 50% of surviving the operation. She advises him to give up being a Shinobi.moreless

    Tsunade as expected returns to konoha to be the 5th Hokage. She heals Sasuke wich I am glad that she did. She also healed Kakashi. When it came time to heal Rock Lee, she noticed that the damage was big and that he had a 50% chance of surviving the operation if he took it. She advised him to quit being a Shinobi. This news was obviously hard for Rock Lee to accept because he likes being a Shinobi. To see that his dreams of becoming a better Shinobi crumbling before his eyes was sad. This episode was great and to see how Sasuke and Kakashi were getting much better was really a good part of this episode.moreless
  • A somber moment for Rock Lee

    This show starts with Kiba and Akamaru jumping thru the trees and Akamaru is marking his territory with Kiba egging him on to do it. This in turn disturbs Shino who is trying to collect more bugs. Hinata shows up and Shino reassures her that she will find her unique strenth one day. While in the village, Iruka's class is interrupted again due to the arrival of the Fifth Hokage (Tsunade). Konohamaru is upset with the fact they are moving out the Third Hokage's (his grandfather) stuff. After a run in with Tsunade and then Naruto he learns that Tsunade is going to be the Fifth Hokage and this really upsets him. Tsunade goes to the hospital with Naruto and heals Sasuke and Kakashi. She then tells Naruto to go see Iruka after seeing the shape Lee is in. She tell Guy and Lee that Lee's injuries are too severe for her to heal him. He would require a dangerous surgery that only has a 50% chance of being successful. He could die in the process. The scene ends with Lee not saying a word and hobbling down the hallway...moreless
  • In my favorite episode of Naruto, a couple of characters have to face an inner demon when Tsunade arrives.

    First of all, I would like to say that although this is my favorite episode of Naruto, I do not like Tsunade in this episode. You will find out later. Naruto, Jiraiya, Tsunade, Tsunade's assistant (I know her name), and Ton-Ton are in Konoha. Konohamaru does not want to accept the fact that a new Hokage is replacing his grandfather (person 1 with an inner demon). Later, we see Tsunade and Naruto in the hospital while Tsunade has to heal Sasuke, Kakashi, and Lee in that order. Sasuke and Kakashi heal, but there is one problem: Tsunade can't heal Lee (you now know why I didn't like Tsunade in that episode. Maybe it's due to the fact that I am a Rock Lee fan girl). Tsunade wants Lee to give up being a shinobi because the surgery has a 50% success rate and if Tsunade fails, Lee will die (both Lee and his sensei have inner demons as well). How will these 3 people face their inner demons? Well, we'll have to keep watching the show!moreless
  • Tsunade finally comes to Konoha

    This is the episode where Lady Tsunade finally comes home to Konohagakure to become the 5th Hokage, the first female one. Well, knowing Tsunade, she dreads work, kinda like the female version of Shikamaru..... Anyway, Tsunade gets fed up with all the important stuff she has to do and leaves everything to S h i z u n e and her other helpers. Instead, she goes to the hospital and heals Kakashi and Sasuke, who's minds had been turned off and they went into comas due to Itachi's Tsukuyomi. Sakura, who had been with Sasuke everyday while he was asleep, hugged him. Naruto got jealous, seeing the one he loved with his rival. Then Tsunade goes to visit Lee, and discovers the injuries Gaara did to his spine was too much for her. She tells him to stop being a shinobi and chose a different path because there is only a 50% chance that he'll survive the operation.moreless
Skip Stellrecht

Skip Stellrecht

Gai Maito (Might Guy) / Itachi Uchiha

Guest Star

Brian Donovan

Brian Donovan

Rock Lee

Guest Star

Stephanie Sheh

Stephanie Sheh

Hinata Hyuuga / Kin Tsuchi / Hanabi Hyuuga / Sexy Jutsu Naruto


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Iruka: Naruto, you've sure come a long way since the time you were just a kid and tried to earn one of these. (Points to his headband)
      Naruto: I'll say. I'm glad you noticed. Admit it, aren't you glad you gave me this headband? It looks pretty darn good on me, don't ya think?
      Iruka: I wouldn't be so cocky. You've still got a long way to go. Be careful that you don't get a swelled head.
      Naruto: Hmmf.

    • Tsunade: (Thinking) Hmm, the little tough guy has a soft spot, I see.

    • Shikamaru: Well, if it isn't Naruto.
      Naruto: Shikamaru?
      Shikamaru: What are you doing here? Shouldn't you be somewhere stuffing your face?
      Naruto: How about you? You're usually still asleep this time of day.
      Shikamaru: Very funny. My dad asked me to go along with him, but don't ask me why.

    • Tsunade: I hate all this. My body is sore and stiff. All I want is to sit down and relax with a hot cup of tea.
      Shizune: Yes, but Lady Tsun...
      Naruto: Not so fast, grandma! Before you start sucking down some tea, isn't there something you're forgetting about?
      Tsunade: What would that be?
      Naruto: Come on! Are you kidding me? What about Kakashi-sensei, Sasuke, and Bushy-brow?
      Tsunade: Oh yeah, I did forget about them.

    • Koharu: Listen carefully, Tsunade, we must send word to the Feudal Lord that the Fifth Hokage has officially arrived in the village. All the preparations must begin at once for the installation ceremony.
      Tsunade: Can't we just skip the ceremonies? They're such a bore.
      Koharu: Tsunade!
      Tsunade: Okay, okay. It comes with the job. I guess one of the perks of being Hokage.

    • Naruto: Have you seen an old lady around here with a nasty temper? Actually she doesn't look that old, but she is.
      Konohamaru: I've seen her all right.
      Naruto: Where is she?
      Konohamaru: Who is she anyway?
      Naruto: Well it's a long story. Hmm.... Gah, I haven't got time to tell you now, I've got to get her to the infirmary.

    • Konohamaru: (Runs into Tsunade) Who are you and what are you doing here?
      Tsunade: What am I doing here? What are you doing here, you pesky little runt?
      Konohamaru: Who's a little runt? I dare you to call me that again!
      Tsunade: Oh yeah. So you're a glutton for punishment, huh? You're a pesky little runt.
      Konohamaru: I'm warning you if you call me that again...
      Shizune: Lady Tsunade, you really should go in now. The elders are waiting for you.

    • Shikamaru: Well, if a woman has made him a better person, I would hate to see what he was like before.

    • (Seeing Kiba walking Akamaru by jumping from tree to tree.)
      Shino: Is that any way to walk a dog? I think not.

    • Tsunade: To be taken out by two lowlife punks like that, I thought you were better than that.
      Kakashi: I'm sorry I disappointed you.

    • Shikamaru: I don't really like women. They say whatever they want, they're always together, and I don't know if they like or hate each other. (Shows a scary laughing Ino and Sakura) Besides, they think that they can control men however they want. Anyway, they're troublesome.
      Shikaku: Shikamaru, without women, men cannot be born. Without women, men will become useless.

      ~Japanese version.

  • NOTES (6)

    • In the manga, Jiraiya was also present when the group encountered Shikamaru and his father Shikaku upon arriving in the village. Additionally, Jiraiya smacked Naruto on the head and told him that a ninja does not show off their moves after he overheard Naruto tell Shikamaru that he was going show him his new Rasengan technique.

    • YTV Airdate: August 10, 2007

    • The scene with Konohamaru crashing into Tsunade's breasts and saying how nice they smell was removed from the edited version of the English dub.

    • Original Airdate: August 25, 2004

    • Original Episode Title: Quit Being a Ninja! Tsunade's Announcement
      Romaji Episode Title: Ninja wo Yamero! Tsunade no Tsukoku
      Kanji Episode Title: 忍者を辞めろ!ツナデの通告

    • Tsunade cannot heal Lee's injuries unless she performs surgery. She doesn't want to do it because it will take a long time and there is a 50% chance Lee won't survive it.


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