Season 3 Episode 40

The Leaf's Handsome Devil!

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Dec 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo



  • Trivia

    • In the Japanese version, kanji is noted on the bottles to show Lee's mistake in taking the Sake instead of the medicine. However, in the English dub, the kanji is gone due to censoring, but we still get close-ups of where the kanji should be on the bottles.

    • In the original version, after Lee drank the sake, his cheeks turned a little red. In edited version of the English dub, this does not happen, but a close-up of Lee's cheek is still seen.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • YTV Airdate: Febuary 15, 2008

    • This is the first episode that we see Lee fight after his operation.

    • We finally see Sasuke emerge from the coffin and catch a sneak peek at his Cursed Seal Level 2.

    • In the English version, "elixir" is used instead of "sake", since references to alcohol are removed due to Toonami and Cartoon Network programming guidelines. The English version also refers to Lee's fighting style as "Loopy Fist" instead of "Drunken Fist".

    • Original Airdate: February 23, 2005

    • Original Episode Title: Konoha's Green Beast Appears!
      Romaji Episode Title: Konoha no Heki Yajyuu Misan!
      Kanji Episode Title: 木ノ葉の碧き野獣 見参!

    • It is noted that Kimimaro has some sense of honor. He takes his time, announces his intentions, and introduces himself. He also agrees to let Lee take his medicine, despite having intentions to kill him.

    • Kiba sniffs out three people who he mistakes for Sakon. They most likely are Gaara, Temari, and Kankuro.

    • In the manga when he reapears, he says "The Leaf's proud Azure Beast has reincarnated" Azure is a shade of blue and green, and depending on the light, can look like one or the other.

    • Rock Lee is back.

  • Allusions