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.
Lee: You cannot afford to be distracted. (Kicks Kimimaro in the shoulder and thinks to himself) Yes, my body is responding well.
Kimimaro: It's over.
(Kimimaro starts to deliver a fatal blow)
Lee: One moment please! (Kimimaro stops) I am so sorry, but I must take my medicine at a certain time and that time happens to be now. Excuse me, it will take just a minute.
Lee: Your agility is impressive, and you have a most singular style.
Kimimaro: Your style is too direct, almost obvious.
(Kimimaro tries to strike down Naruto, but Lee blocks the sword)
Lee: I dislike being ignored.
Shikamaru: You'll have excuse my bad manners. I'm not normally in the habit of slugging a lady. But then, looking at you, you don't fall into that category, do you?
Naruto: B-Bushy Brows? W-What about your injuries? I...
Rock Lee: Do not worry about me, Naruto. Go get Sasuke!
Rock Lee: (Drunk) Hey, stop moving around, bonesy!
Naruto: Okay, but just be careful, will ya? He uses his own bones for weapons.
Rock Lee: His bones? Interesting...
Naruto: Hey, Sasuke! Why are you hanging out with these losers? Come on buddy, let's go home!
Kimimaro: And then there was one.
Shikamaru: (Thinking) That's it, if this jutsu doesn't finish it once and for all.
Tayuya: Heh, I'll give you credit. You're a lot smarter than I thought, and a lot more persistent.
Kiba: What is this? Whatever it is, it doesn't look good.
Kimimaro: Who is this?
Lee: It is I, the rejuvenated handsome Leaf Devil, Rock Lee.
Guy: I knew Lee was a natural born master, master of the "Loopy Fist".
Rock Lee: (After drinking the entire bottle of sake) Ugh! Medicine sure tastes strange.
Rock Lee: (Drunk) Whosa hell're you?
Gai: How was Lee's operation?
Tsunade: It was a success.
(Gai starts crying with joy)
Medical Ninja: Fifth, Lee is missing...
Rock Lee: Please don't ignore me.
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.
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