Naruto

Season 2 Episode 34

Village in Distress: A New A-Ranked Mission!

2
Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Jan 13, 2007 on TV Tokyo
9.6
out of 10
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Knowing that Sasuke is in over his head, Kakashi sends Naruto, Sakura, and Shikamaru, being guided by a dog named Pakkun, to stop Sasuke from pursuing Gaara.

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  • Orochimaru vs. Sarutobi, an overlooked match?

    7.5
    A battle between two elite ninjas, how come this fight isn't talked about more? The jutsus that Sarutobi really had me locked onto my computer monitor. I mean, using the tiles of the building as shuriken? Making a mudslide while combining it with a fire attack? This is a truly elite battle between two powerful ninjas, fights of this caliber aren't going to appear again until Shippuden. Though other than that, like previous episodes this suffers from a lot of unnecessary kill time and filler. That whole side story about Konohamaru just seemed so out of the way, and the whole sequence about the coloured pencil breaking was just stupid.moreless
  • The Hidden Leaf Village is under attack.

    10
    Kakashi tells Sakura to wake Naruto and Shikamaru from the genjutsu that has put them to sleep. He tells her that this mission is going to be an A rank. She goes and wakes Naruto. Naruto sits up and a Sound Ninja attacks, but Gai knocks the ninja through the wall. Kakashi summons one of his hounds, Pakkun, to help them track Sasuke down. Sakura goes to wake Shikamaru and finds that he is faking. Pakkun bits Shikamaru on the leg to get him going. Kakashi tells them to get going through the hole that Gai made with the Sound Ninja....moreless
  • A New Mission.

    9.6
    Sakura releases the genjutsu off of Naruto but when she goes to do the same thing to Shikamaru, he is already awake meaning he knows how to release genjutsu but didn't want to get into a mess. I have said before that Shikamaru is clever. I don't know if I would have done the same thing. Orochimaru summons the First Hokage and the Second Hokage to battle The third Hokage who was Orochimaru's sensei. In general this episode went very well and to see that Shikamaru didn't want to get into a mess so he pretended that he was still in genjutsu was one of my favorite parts of this episode.moreless
  • Pakkun, Naruto, Sakura and Shikamaru chase Sasuke. Ororchimaru and the First and Second Hokages battle the Third Hokage.

    9.3
    Sakura releases the genjutsu off of Naruto but when she goes to do the same thing to Shikamaru, he is already awake meaning he knows how to release genjutsu but didn't want to get into a mess. I have said before that Shikamaru is clever. I don't know if I would have done the same thing. Orochimaru summons the First Hokage and the Second Hokage to battle The third Hokage who was Orochimaru's sensei. In general this episode went very well and to see that Shikamaru didn't want to get into a mess so he pretended that he was still in genjutsu was one of my favorite parts of this episode.moreless
  • the a-ranked mission

    10
    OH YEAH!!!! the new a-ranked mission since the land of waves thats so exciting and awsome this begins the leaf village vs sand and sound village saga lol, but realy this begins a whole new chapter for the naruto series and i love it i think all naruto fans will love this episode i realy love it cause i never knew that the sand village will betray the leaf village, i knew some day the sound village will do that but not the sand village i was real shocked when i saw this episode also so i give this episode a 10/10 AWSOME episode!moreless
Jamieson Price

Jamieson Price

First Hokage / Otomatsu

Guest Star

Kate Higgins

Kate Higgins

Udon

Recurring Role

Brian Beacock

Brian Beacock

Sakon / Yashamaru

Recurring Role

Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

Tayuya

Recurring Role

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