Naruto

Season 3 Episode 44

Vengeful Strike! The Bracken Dance!

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Dec 29, 2007 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Fan Reviews (8)

9.4
out of 10
Average
98 votes
  • Bone vs. Sand with a lot of flashbacks.

    7.5
    The conclusion to one of the best villains doesn't end the way it started; we see a lot of the same flashbacks we've seen in previous episodes. There were some original material, like the instance that was off camera when Orochimaru killed the Kazekage, but this episode was cluttered with a lot of flashback filler. The reason why there wasn't anymore points docked was primarily for a handful of things, there were still some fight scenes between Kimimaro and Gaara, Kimimaro is just a badass character and his flashbacks unlike others can be endured, and it linked the way to another awesome fight that some people consider it to be the best in the anime, Naruto vs. Sasuke.
  • w0000t bye dude your ded

    8.5
    As the fight countinues Kimimaro seems to have the upperhand, but also realizes his time is growing short. Knowing he has to end it soon, he uses his ultimate attack. Gaara protects himself with sand and then forms a giant Shukaku like shield his ultimate deffence. Kimimaro than attacks. Garras shield holds against Kimamaros attack and than Garra sends Kimimaro under the ground. Gaara thinks he has won but Kimimaro appears and attacks Gaara however before he hits Gaara he falls to his desease and dies. Eleswhere Naruto finally reaches Sasuke. A good episode because we see how strong Kimimaro is and how much Gaara has changed.
  • The fight between Gaara and Kimimaru comes to and end.

    10
    Kimimaru has broken out of Gaara's trap using his Level Two Curse Seal. He charges toward Gaara who puts up a sand sheild, but Kimimaru breaks through it and knocks Gaara back. Rock Lee then tries to attack. Just as Kimimaru is about to deliver a fatal blow, Gaara uses another sand sheild to deflect the blow. Kimimaru realizes that his time is getting short and knows that he must end the fight quickly. He pulls out his spine and uses it like a whip and wraps it around Gaara who uses his sand sheild to delflect it from his body. Then Kimimaru forms a spear from the strongest bones in his body while Gaara uses another stronger sand sheild. Kimimaru begins his attack....
  • The Death of Kimimaro

    9.9
    The Death of Kimi has arrived to the shores of the US. What happens in this kind of sad episode of Naruto is recognizing the potency of Gaara's attack and the strength of his defenses, Kimimaro hardens a bone around his arm into the shape of a drill. With this, his strongest weapon, Kimimaro charges at Gaara, though Gaara's final defense proves too much and it shatters. Calling upon the sand in the ground, Gaara pulls Kimimaro deep underground, confining him there until his eventual death. As Kimimaro sinks, he creates a forest of bones to burst from the ground, which Gaara is able to help Lee avoid at the last second. As the two sit, completely exhausted but relieved to have won, Kimimaro appears from one of the bones with his bone drill for a final attack. His disease gets the best of him at the last second, and he dies before he can finish Gaara and Lee. Elsewhere, Naruto has caught up to Sasuke. Poor Kimi, but it was a good episode. Now the real fight begins: Naruto VS Sasuke! Strike of Thunder!!!
  • Kimimaru grabs hold of Gaara with his spine and in return Gaara puts up his major shield to protect him from Kimimaru's peircing bone..but Kimimaru's life is coming short..

    10
    lol! ok i might've put some of what happened here into my other review but i will say it again if i did..ok i loved this because obviously it was exciting and full of adrelin..just wanted to make u jump out of your chair! ok getting down..ok since Gaara's chakra was kinda going downhill, Kimimaru went into level 2 and grabbed his spine bone and got hold of Gaara but in return Gaara put up his major shield in order that would protect him from Kimimaru's peircing bone..then Kimimaru said like his peircing bone is the strongest and would go through Gaara's shield with no problem..but when Kimimaru tried, it didnt go through and his peircing bone shattered..lol and i think this is where i said it but then Gaara gets out of his hold and then grabs Kimimaru with his sand and starts to take him underground where he is gonna be forever..but thats where Kimimaru started to have his flashbacks of his earlier childhood and up to when he meets Orochimaru..(this was the sad part) :( and he tells himself he was put on this world for a reason and to serve Orochimaru..so Rock Lee thought Gaara really got him that time but Gaara wasnt so sure and then all of sudden thats when Kimimaru's last jutsu comes out of the ground and Gaara immediately takes himself and Rock Lee to safety by being the air by his sand..and omygosh that was soooo cool though all of Kimimaru's spikes were sticking out of the ground everywhere I MEAN everywhere that was soo cool but when Gaara wasnt paying attention Kimimaru was sticking out of his spike and was about to kill him but didnt get the chance because he died right there before he got the chance..i was soo sad when they showed Kimimaru's past..he couldve lived a better life..but otherwise..naruto and sasuke is next!
  • Good-bye, Kimimaro! :(

    10
    Wow, this was sad. I mean, we haven't seen anything like this since Sasuke's flashbacks, or like when Haku was recalling his past. I miss those days. Even now, in the Sasuke Retrieval Arc, the characters still look back on Haku and Zabuza, even though they're both long dead. Anyway, Kimimaro is near the end, but he continues to fight Gaara anyway. After the Kaguya rememebrs his hard life, Gaara manages to "kill" him by burying far beneath the earth, and he and Lee escape via floating sand. But as soon as they think it's all over, Kimimaro bursts out of the ground and attacks them again. Gaara and Lee brace themselves for the end, but it never comes. They open their eyes to see Kimimaro has died. They escape, and Naruto finally catches up to Sasuke. Who is STILL laughing like a crazy idiot!
  • Gaara wins by default.

    9.1
    As the fight countinues Kimimaro seems to have the upperhand, but also realizes his time is growing short. Knowing he has to end it soon, he uses his ultimate attack. Gaara protects himself with sand and then forms a giant Shukaku like shield his ultimate deffence. Kimimaro than attacks. Garras shield holds against Kimamaros attack and than Garra sends Kimimaro under the ground. Gaara thinks he has won but Kimimaro appears and attacks Gaara however before he hits Gaara he falls to his desease and dies. Eleswhere Naruto finally reaches Sasuke. A good episode because we see how strong Kimimaro is and how much Gaara has changed.
  • Kimimaru realizes his time is practically up, and decided to end the fight with Gaara as soon as possible.

    9.6
    This fight if in my Top 3 best fights in the series. I am a huge fan of Gaara, and seeing him fight to protect, and not destroy because he wants to, is a great change for him :]

    Now, I can't wait till they show Sasuke's and Naruto's fight.
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