Kazekage Rescue Arc
The Jinchuriki's Tears - 人柱力の涙 (Jinchūriki no Namida)
An urgent message from the Sand Village detailing the Akatsuki’s kidnapping of the Kazekage reaches the Hidden Leaf Village. Tsunade wastes no time in ordering Team Kakashi to the Sand Village.
"Hero's Come Back!!" by nobodyknows
"Nagare Boshi ~Shooting Star~" by: HOME MADE Kazoku
Points of interest
- In this episode it is revealed that the Hidden Sand Village honors their Kazekage by placing large statues of each of the Kazekages in the main meeting hall where city business is done.
- It's revealed this episode that Sasori is actually a puppet and not a flesh and blood man. The puppet he is riding in is called Hiruko.
- From the point where Team Kakashi meets up with Temari, Kakashi says it will take two and a half days to reach the Hidden Sand Village.
- Itachi Uchiha, Kisame Hoshigaki, and Jiraiya only appear in this episode through Naruto's flashback from the Search for Tsunade arc.
- This episode, Sakura and Temari learn that Naruto is the vessel for the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox. Sakura finally understands why Naruto was shunned most of his life.
- During Naruto's speech, silhouettes of the Akatsuki are shown but only four can be identified. The rest are generic shadows.
- iruka only appear in this episode through the example of the people Naruto met while Gaara was left alone. Where Temari and Kankuro were during Gaara's childhood is never explained. Sasuke appears later in the lfashback that Sakura initiates by talking about Sasuke's brother. Orochimaru appears from the flashback of the Chunin Exams in the Forest of Death.
- Later when Sakura is talking about how getting closer to Orochimaru gets them to Sasuke, Several members of the Akatsuki are shown in greater detail than earlier in this same episode. Member that are shown are shadows of Pain's Deva Path and Konan, the backs of Hidan and Kakuzu, and front shots of other well known Akatsuki member.
Ninja Academy Omake:
- In the omake after the credits, Sauke talks about the Summoning Jutsu and asks Naruto to name the summoned animals from the series. Gamabuntan appears at the end when Naruto summons him and he falls on the two of them.
Moves This Episode
|Deidara||Detonating Clay - C2: Owl|
|Itachi Uchiha||Sharingan (flashback)|
|Sasuke Uchiha||Sharingan (flashback)|