Twelve Guardian Ninja Arc
Nightmare - 悪夢 (Akumu)
Naruto has a strange nightmare several days after their failure to bring Sasuke home. Even after he awakens wisps of the dream keep haunting him.
"BLUE BIRD" by Ikimono-Gakari
"Sunao na Niji" by surface
Naruto had a strange nightmare as he saw a temple was crushed by a monk with a similar looking chakra as nine-tailed demon fox as Naruto has. Later then on the morning, Naruto and Sakura brought Sai to Kakashi to introduce him. Kakashi tells Naruto about training him to exceed his Rasengan. Later then, Team Asuma come to the room and Asuma told them to go to BBQ restaurant. Sai having a lunch together with them and when Ino introduce herself, Sai called her "pretty lady" and angered Sakura. Later then, two mysterious people seems to using jutsu and was looking for dead bodies where they find a bones.
Points of Interest
- This is the first episode of the Naruto anime series to ever be produced and aired in HD and widescreen format.
- This episode is a mixture of both canon events from the manga and anime filler content.
- The kanji on the temple entrance is 火ノ寺 (hi no tera), which means "Fire Temple".
- Naruto's usual clock is missing from his nightstand when he wakes from the nightmare.
- This is the first episode that shows Sakura in her post-time skips clothes that she wears when not on missions. It's a black skirt with a top similar to her mission short but with sleeves.
- In Japanese culture, it can be considered very rude to address people without honorifics without permission.
- Kakashi says that he heard everything from Yamato, but in the previous episode he heard all the events from Jiriaya.
- Shikamaru says the Chunin Exams are over. Though the previous exams that were shown in the first part of the story took several weeks and were a huge event that drew together many of the other shinobi nations.
- The meeting of Asuma and Kakashi in his hospital room was changed from the original manga.
- This episode is one of the rare appearances of the Inner Sakura. This was not seen in the manga.
Leaf Barbeque Omake:
- In the omake after the credits, an argument starts up and the barbeque eatery where insulting nicknames start up and Ino accidentally uses the "taboo" word on Choji.
- Sai has a bandage on his left cheek in the omake that wasn't present before.
Moves This Episode
|Sasuke Uchiha||Sharingan (flashback)|
|Choji Akimichi||Expansion Jutsu - Human Boulder (omake)|