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"Haruka Kanata (遥か彼方)" by: Asian Kung-Fu Generation (Japan)
"Rise" by Jeremy Sweet and Ian Nickus (U.S. TV)
A brief recap of the end of the previous episode is shown, picking up with Sasuke fighting the ninja from
Amegakure (Village Hidden in Rain). As the Amegakure ninja charges at Sakura and Sasuke, Sasuke jumps into the air and performs Katon: Housenka no Jutsu (Fire Release: Phoenix Immortal Fire Technique). The ninja manages to dodge his jutsu and the two clash at each other in mid-air with kunai knives. As the ninja runs away, Sasuke spots Naruto tied up and releases him. The ninja finds the opportunity to throw shuriken and kunai knives, one with an exploding tag, at Sasuke. He then appears behind him, demanding the scroll or else he'll kill him. Naruto throws a kunai knife at the ninja, who dodges it, from behind. Using his chakra, Sasuke holds onto the kunai knife with his foot and launches it at the ninja. He then jumps into the air and stabs the ninja with another kunai knife. The ninja is then forced to flee from the battle.
In order to prevent another ninja from transforming and approach the others, Sasuke suggests that they
create a password in order to determine if they really are one of them. He makes a very long one that he will
only say once, and Naruto immediately forgets, but claims to have remembered. Suddenly, a great gust of
wind blasts Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke. Emerging from the dust is a group on ninja from Kusagakure (Village Hidden in the Grass). Sasuke emerges from hiding in the bushes and finds Sakura. Demanding the password, Sakura is able to recite it perfectly. Naruto finds the others and Sakura immediately demands the
password. He is able to recite it perfectly as well. Sasuke then throws a kunai knife right at Naruto. He
realizes that the Naruto before them is not the real Naruto once again, due to him being able to remember
the password and is different movements. The imposter reveals himself to be the Kusagakure ninja from the
beginning of the second exam, who appeared behind the examiner when she cut Naruto. Sasuke claims to have known that he was eavesdropping on them, which was the reason why he created a long password.
The real Naruto, elsewhere, finds a giant snake in front of him. It begins to wrap itself around him and
eats him.The Kusagakure ninja pulls out a Scroll of Earth and swallows the entire thing. He then pulls down the lower lid of his eye. As Sakura and Sasuke look into his eye, they imagine themselves bloodied and find
themselves stunned. Naruto, who is inside the giant snake, attempts to break free by stabbing the insides with a kunai knife. He then begins to become digested.
Sasuke, whose body is shaking, pulls out a kunai knife and stands up in order to defend himself. The
Kusagakure ninja pulls out two knives of his own and walks towards Sakura and Sasuke. Sasuke finds himself unable to move. The ninja then throws the knives at Sakura and Sasuke, as blood is splattered.
Naruto, wondering if he was going to die inside the snake, begins to think about the people around him and
what he's been through since becoming a ninja. He then claims that if the snake wouldn't throw up, he would
make it do so. The ninja stands before splattered blood on the ground and looks at the two kunai knives stuck to a tree trunk. Sakura and Sasuke are elsewhere. Sasuke managed to stab himself with his kunai knife in order to overcome his fear and shock with pain, allowing himself to move and escape with Sakura.
Inside the snake, Naruto uses Kage Bunshin no Justu (Shadow Clone Technique), causing the snake to
explode. Sasuke ends up pulling the knife out of his leg. When Sakura asks if he is okay, he covers her
mouth to keep her quite and thinks about what they should do next. A giant snake approaches them and the
two barely manage to dodge it. As the snake lunges itself at Sasuke, he sees the image of the Kusagakure
ninja. Afraid, he throws many shuriken at it, screaming for it to get away. The snake falls, but the ninja emerges from its dead body. With an elastic, snake-like body, he wraps around a tree, charging
after Sasuke. Naruto, finally regrouping with Sakura and Sasuke, throws some shuriken and a kunai knife to
stop the ninja's attack.
"Harmonia (ハルモニア)" by Rythem
|Naruto Uzumaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x )||
|Sasuke Uchiha ( x ) ( x ) ( x )||
|Sakura Haruno ( x ) ( x ) ( x )||
|Anko Mitarashi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )||
|Orochimaru ( x ) ( x ) ( x )||
|Masashi Kishimoto||Original Concept||He is the creator, writer, and artist, of the successfully popular manga and anime series: NARUTO|