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2003

9 Jan. 2003
Igaisei No.1, Naruto sansen!
Sasuke finds himself in a pinch inside of Haku's Crystal Ice Mirrors, but Naruto comes to the rescue. But Sasuke has a plan to counter Haku's jutsu with attacks from both the inside and outside the Crystal Ice Mirrors, and Naruto's unexpected action ruins Sasuke's strategy. Eventually, both young ninja are trapped.
 
16 Jan. 2003
Shikai zero no tatakai Sharingan kuzushi
Realizing time is of the essence, Kakashi decides to use the Sharingan once again to defeat Zabuza.
 
23 Jan. 2003
Kaihôsareta fûin
Naruto and Sasuke continue to receive punishing attacks from within Haku's Crystal Ice Mirrors. Naruto can no longer stand on his feet. But during the intense battle, Sasuke starts to realize the power of his own Sharingan and gradually starts to elude Haku's assault. Haku decides to finish them off immediately. Sasuke is caught off guard by Haku's action and uses his own body to shield Naruto...
 
30 Jan. 2003
Shiroi kako: Himeta omoi
Naruto finally explodes. His anger against Haku, who defeated Sasuke, unleashes the power of the Kyûbi. Naruto's chakra becomes so intense that even Kakashi and Zabuza, fighting in the distance, take notice. Haku is unable to do anything in the face of Naruto's hidden power.
 
6 Feb. 2003
Shinobi to iu na no dôgu
Haku tells the hesitant Naruto to finish him off. Naruto strongly questions Haku's philosophy of existing only to fight and win. Meanwhile, the battle between Kakashi and Zabuza approaches its climax. Zabuza's movement is restrained by Kakashi's Summoning Jutsu. With victory within his grasp, Kakashi unleashes his most devastating maneuver.
 
13 Feb. 2003
Zabuza yuki ni chiru...
Zabuza is no longer Kakashi's enemy, and thanks to a little speech by Naruto about how ninja are, Zabuza takes on Gato's men single handily. The Demon of the Hidden Mist takes his vengeance on Gato and all of those dumb enough to follow him, and apologizes to Haku for what he did to the kind little boy. After the group takes care of the rest of Gato's men, Zabuza asks Kakashi one final request, to see Haku one final time. This is Zabuza's requiem.
 
20 Feb. 2003
Shinshô totsunyû! Chûnin shiken dattebayo
With their latest mission complete, it's time once again for the group to go back to mediocre missions. After all are done, Konohamaru and his friends pay a visit to Naruto. All which result in being chased by Sakura. Everyone is soon over though, as two mysterious ninja block their way, and one of them isn't too happy with Konohamaru. Sasuke arrives to save the day, but the leader of the group shows up, with stealth skills that surprise even Sasuke. Meanwhile, the Third Hokage announces that it's time once again for the Chuunin selection exams.
 
27 Feb. 2003
Nanore! Arawareta kyôteki tachi!!
After the three ninjas take their leave, Sasuke realizes he has a powerful rival out there. The next day, Kakashi announces that he has recommended all of them for the Chuunin Exams. While Naruto and Sasuke are pleased, Sakura is afraid of letting everyone down. Also, someone decides they aren't ready and decides to test their abilities.
 
6 Mar. 2003
Kiai 120% nau de Rokku na chôsen-jô!
The eccentric Rock Lee challenges Uchiha Sasuke to a battle before the Chuunin Exam begins.
 
13 Mar. 2003
Kechirase raibaru! Rûkî 9 zenin shûgô
All Konoha Genins are put to an introductory test to determine who will continue on in the actual exam.
 
20 Mar. 2003
Ikinari shikkaku? Chô nankan no dai ichi shiken
All Genins meet together and begin a written test as part of the first Chuunin Exam.
 
27 Mar. 2003
Deta toko shôbu! Funbari dokoro no 10 monme
The Genins work on gathering information furtively while worries over the tenth question surface.
 
2 Apr. 2003
Zettai hikken! Shi no mori chokuzen rupo! Konoha no gakkyû shinbun da kore!
A Naruto Special which recaps the previous 25 episodes and sets the stage for the second Chunnin exam.
 
2 Apr. 2003
Daini shiken sutâto! Mawari wa min'na teki darake!
The second Chuunin Exam begins as the Genins start their search for two scrolls to enable them to finish the second Exam.
 
9 Apr. 2003
Kû ka kuwareru ka! Esa ni natta Naruto
The Genin teams continue their search for the two scrolls in the Forest of Death. Meanwhile, Team 7 is sidetracked by a powerful enemy.
 
16 Apr. 2003
Naruto hangeki! Nigenên dattebayo!
Naruto and the rest of Team 7 continue their fight against their ruthless enemy in the Shi no Mori.
 
23 Apr. 2003
Yomigaere Sharingan! Hissatsu: Katon - Ryûka no jutsu!
Sasuke finally recovers his will to fight and receives a dangerous "present" from Orochimaru. The emergency surrounding Orochimaru in Konoha spreads to village officials.
 
30 Apr. 2003
Geki mayu puratonikku! Boku wa shinu made anata o mamoru!!
Rock Lee and Sakura must defeat the Sound Genin in order to protect Naruto and Sasuke.
 
7 May 2003
Sakura saku! Ketsui no ushirosugata
The Sound Ninja attack incapacitated Team 7 and Sakura is left to fight them all.
 
14 May 2003
Muteki no fômêshon! InoShikaChô!!
Team 10 gains the courage to help Sakura defeat the Sound Genin.
 
21 May 2003
Akamaru bikkuri! Gaara, kyôi no jitsuryoku
The other Genin teams continue their search for the scrolls and Gaara's power is revealed to Team 8.
 
28 May 2003
Nozoki mi genkin! Maki mono no himitsu
Naruto muses peeking into his team's scroll and Kabuto joins Team 7 in order to reach the tower in the center of the Forest of Death.
 
4 Jun. 2003
Bunshin taiketsu! Ore ga shuyaku dattebayo!
Team 7 and Kabuto engage the Rain ninja after breaking through the Rain ninjas' illusionary technique.
 
11 Jun. 2003
Dai ni shiken toppa! Seizoroi rûkî nainu!
Team 7 recovers their final scroll and completes the second Chûnin exam. However, a preliminary exam to the third Chûnin exam must be held to weed out the best Genins.
 
18 Jun. 2003
Gôkaku-sha nibun no ichi!? Ikinari shiai dattebayo!!
Kabuto is secretly revealed to be a traitor to Konoha and Sasuke starts his match against Yoroi Akado.
 
2 Jul. 2003
Geji mayu jerashî! "Shishi rendan" tanjô!
Sasuke continues his fight against Yoroi Akado despite the pain from his Cursed Seal. Kakashi decides to help Sasuke after the battle by sealing the Cursed Seal.
 
9 Jul. 2003
Isshoku sokuhatsu!! Kakashi VS Orochimaru
Kakashi performs the sealing ritual on Sasuke, while the fight between Zaku Abumi and Shino Aburame commences.
 
16 Jul. 2003
Raibaru gekitotsu! Otome kokoro wa honki môdo
Misumi Tsurugi fights Kankuro and Sakura and Ino Yamanaka finally are forced to battle each other.
 
23 Jul. 2003
Besuto batoru wa Shânnarô!!
The battle between Sakura and Ino intensifies as friendships and hardships between the two are revealed.
 
30 Jul. 2003
Shikamaru tajitaji!? Kunoichi-tachi no atsuki tatakai
The third preliminary exam continues with Temari fighting Tenten and Shikamaru Nara battling Kin Tsuchi.
 
6 Aug. 2003
Akamaru sansen!! Makeinu wa dotchi da?
Naruto finally gets his chance to fight against Team 8's Kiba Inuzuka.
 
13 Aug. 2003
Hinata sekimen! Kankyaku anguri, Naruto no okunote
Naruto's fight against Kiba draws to a climax and Naruto's newest "techinque" is introduced.
 
20 Aug. 2003
Byakugan kaigan!! Uchiki na Hinata no daitan ketsui!
Neji Hyuga and Hinata Hyuga fight to defend the honor of themselves and of their families.
 
27 Aug. 2003
Akogare no hito no me no maede!!
Hinata decides to prove her worth against Neji as the battle between the two draws to a close.
 
3 Sep. 2003
Gaara funsai!! Wakasa da! Pawâ da! Bakuhatsu da!
The youthful Rock Lee clashes against the powerful and deadly Gaara of the Sand.
 
10 Sep. 2003
Nekketsu ochikobore! Tsuini sakuretsu, kindan no ôgi!
Rock Lee keeps fighting against the ferocious Gaara. Lee is weakened due to the use of his technique, Omote Renge, but his will is strong. In order to defeat Gaara, Lee would open the first gates, to be able to use a forbidden technique.
 
17 Sep. 2003
Aa Rokku Rî! Kore ga otoko no ikizama yo!!
Lee finally reveals his trump card, the power of the Eight Gates, while Gaara prepares for a bloody showdown.
 
24 Sep. 2003
Yami ni ugomeku kage Sasuke ni semaru kiki!
Choji Akimichi versus Dosu Kinuta in the final match of the third preliminary exam. Naruto learns he is getting a new trainer to prepare for the third Chuunin Exam.
 
1 Oct. 2003
Ebisu futatabi! Harenchi wa watashi ga yurushimasen zo!
Naruto, in preparation for the third Chuunin Exam, begins his training with Ebisu, with some unexpected consequences.
 
8 Oct. 2003
Aiya shibaraku! Ero-Sen'nin tôjô!
While Ebisu trains Naruto on how to walk on water in a hot spring, he spies somebody trying to peep on women in a hot spring. Ebisu attacks him, only to be defeated quickly. Since Naruto's teacher has been knocked out, Naruto demands that the stranger become his teacher instead, but he has other plans. Naruto's Sexy Jutsu may be just the thing to get this pervert's attention.
 
15 Oct. 2003
Ero-Sen'nin jikiden kuchiyose no jutsu dattebayo!!
While Jiraiya attempts to teach Naruto the Summoning Jutsu, while doing research as well, Dosu learns the hard way why Gaara is so dangerous. Meanwhile, Baki and Kabuto secretly meet and reveal a sinister plot against Konoha. When Hayate discovers this dark secret, he attempts to warn the Hokage. However, he'll have to get through Baki first!
 
22 Oct. 2003
Setsunai omoi negai o kometa ichirin
Naruto keeps training on his 'kuchiyose no jutsu' skills, with little improvement, while Jiraiya-sensei prefers to focus his attention on 'researching for his next book', sneaking, looking the young women. In a meeting with the Hokage, it is told about the murder of Hayate Gekkô, the possible implication of Orochimaru and the Otogakure, but the Third Hokage decide to keep running the Chûnin Exams. Sakura is worry about Sasuke-kun and the 'Ten no Juin' Orochimaru left him. She tries again to visit him at the hospital, but first she stops at the Yamanaka flower shop. ...
 
29 Oct. 2003
Sei ka shi ka!? Menkyo kaiden wa inochi gake!
Naruto finally learns how to summon the frog and release the power of the nine tails.
 
5 Nov. 2003
Tonda! Haneta! Mogutta! Gama oyabun tôjô!!
Naruto aims to prove to the frog boss that hed has summoned him. The sand villages' true motives become clearer.
 
12 Nov. 2003
Shinobi yoru ma no te! Nerawareta byôshitsu
Naruto wakes up in the hospital, after three days of recovering. He meets Shikamaru there, who went visit Chôji. Meanwhile, Sakura go visit Lee, and notices there's no one in the hospital reception. She feel something strange after changing Lee's flowers, but she sees nothing, so she leaves to visit Naruto. But the awkward presence is still there, and is a real danger: Gaara.
 
19 Nov. 2003
Môretsu môtsui môdasshu honsen kaishi dattebayo
The Second Part of the Chûnin Exams is about to begin. As every Genin who passed the first test is getting ready, Naruto feels really nervous. He meets Hinata who, timidly, wishes him the best. Naruto feels better, but as he get closer to the Arena, he finds some trouble to get on time.
 
26 Nov. 2003
Byakugan vs Kage bunshin! Ore wa zettê katsu!!
Everyone is ready for the final part of the Chûnin Exams. Sasuke and Dosu hasn't arrived yet, so the referee, Jônin Genma Shiranui explains that if they don't arrive in time for their matches, they will be disqualified. This worries Sakura. First match is Naruto Uzumaki vs Neji Hyûga. Most audience members are betting for Neji, but Sakura and Hinata have faith in Naruto. Could the orphan boy, despised by most, defeat the talented and well trained member of the Hyûga Clan?
 
3 Dec. 2003
Shikaku zero! Mouhitotsu no zettai bougyo
Naruto begins his assault with his Shadow Clones but Neji analyzes Naruto's actions and determines the real one. Unable to figure out why Naruto won't admit his defeat, he takes off his headband and reveal a mysterious mark on his forehead. Neji reveals the truth about his hatred towards the main family of the Hyuga Clan.
 
10 Dec. 2003
Ochikobore no sokojikara!
Naruto and Neji's battle continues with Neji showing enormous power.
 
17 Dec. 2003
Shikkaku!? Kiken! Maedaoshi! Haran bukumi no daihonsen!
Neiji is visited at the hospital by his uncle Hiashi to tell the truth about his father death.
 
24 Dec. 2003
Kumo wa ii naa... yaruki zero no otoko
Shikamaru fights to Temari on final part of the Chûnin Exams. Shikamaru personality is explained. This is a battle of strategy more than power.
 
31 Dec. 2003
Gekitotsu! Konoha mai suna ugomeku toki
With Sasuke and Gaara's match needing to start, the Third Hokage (Hiruzen Sarutobi) sets a time limit for Sasuke to arrive. Sasuke arrives at the last minute with Kakashi Hatake.
 

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