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Naruto’s Ninja Handbook

Season 1, Episode 78 - Air Date: 3/9/2007
Naruto is helpless against Gaara’s overpowering strength. However, after seeing Sasuke risking life and limb to save him and Sakura…
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Light vs. Dark: The Two Faces of Gaara

Season 1, Episode 77 - Air Date: 3/2/2007
Naruto is helpless against Gara’s immense power. While Naruto declares that he fights for his comrades, Gaara says he fights for himself.
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Assassin of the Moonlit Night

Season 1, Episode 76 - Air Date: 2/23/2007
By the time Naruto and Sakura catch up, Sasuke has exhausted his strength and collapsed.
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Sasuke’s Decision: Pushed to the Edge!

Season 1, Episode 75 - Air Date: 2/16/2007
Half of Gaara’s body has transformed and Sasuke continues his battle against him.
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A Mistake from the Past: A Face Revealed!

Season 1, Episode 72 - Air Date: 1/26/2007
Sasuke finally catches up to Gaara, Temari, and Kankuro. Kankuro escapes with Gaara leaving Temari to face Sasuke.
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An Unrivaled Match: Hokage Battle Royale!

Season 1, Episode 71 - Air Date: 1/26/2007
Orochimaru traps the Hokage inside a barrier and continue to battle.
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Zero Hour! The Destuction of the Hidden Leaf Village Begins!

Season 1, Episode 68 - Air Date: 1/5/2007
During the match, someone has used Genjutsu to put everyone in the arena to sleep. The Sand Ninja led by Orochimaru have begun their plan to destroy the Hidden Leaf Village.
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Tonda! Haneta! Mogutta! Gama oyabun tôjô!!

Season 1, Episode 57 - Air Date: 11/5/2003
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Sei ka shi ka!? Menkyo kaiden wa inochi gake!

Season 1, Episode 56 - Air Date: 10/29/2003
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Setsunai omoi negai wo kometa ichirin

Season 1, Episode 55 - Air Date: 10/22/2003
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Ero-sennin jikiden kuchiyose no jutsu dattebayo!!

Season 1, Episode 54 - Air Date: 10/15/2003
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Aiyashibaraku! Ero-sennin tojo!

Season 1, Episode 53 - Air Date: 10/8/2003
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Yami ni ugomeku kage Sasuke ni semaru kiki!

Season 1, Episode 51 - Air Date: 9/24/2003
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The Fifth Gate: A Splendid Ninja is Born

Season 1, Episode 50 - Air Date: 9/1/2006
Lee decides to use the forbidden move, Hidden Lotus, as a last resort.
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Lee's Hidden Strength: Forbidden Secret Jutsu!

Season 1, Episode 49 - Air Date: 8/25/2006
Lee uses the banned technique Primary Lotus to attack Gaara.
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Gaara vs. Rock Lee: The Power of Youth Explodes!

Season 1, Episode 48 - Air Date: 8/18/2006
Gaara finally appears in the ninth match, and his opponent is taijutsu (physical technique) specialist Lee.
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A Failure Stands Tall!

Season 1, Episode 47 - Air Date: 8/11/2006
Hinata goes up against Neji, but he hits her pressure point by using his Byakugan (white eyes). Hinata's flow of chakra is stopped, and she almost loses consciousness.
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Byakugan Battle: Hinata Grows Bold!

Season 1, Episode 46 - Air Date: 8/4/2006
Cousins Hinata and Neji of the Hyuga clan confront each other in the eighth match.
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Surprise Attack! Naruto's Secret Weapon!

Season 1, Episode 45 - Air Date: 7/28/2006
By consuming Food Pills, Kiba and Akamaru increase their chakra levels and start their counterattack on Naruto.
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Akamaru Unleashed! Who's Top Dog Now?

Season 1, Episode 44 - Air Date: 7/21/2006
In the seventh match, Naruto clashes against Kiba, who brings along his dog Akamaru.
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Killer Kunoichi and a Shaky Shikamaru

Season 1, Episode 43 - Air Date: 7/14/2006
The fifth match is between Tenten and Temari. The sixth match is Shikamaru versus Kin.
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The Ultimate Battle: Cha!

Season 1, Episode 42 - Air Date: 7/14/2006
The fourth match is between Sakura and Ino, who are childhood friends and competitors for the affection of Sasuke.
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Kunoichi Rumble: The Rivals Get Serious!

Season 1, Episode 41 - Air Date: 7/7/2006
The preliminaries continue as the next match pits Sand ninja Gaara's teammate Kankuro against Orochimaru's minion Misumi.
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Kakashi and Orochimaru: Face-to-Face!

Season 1, Episode 40 - Air Date: 6/30/2006
As Kakashi safely releases Sasuke from the spell, Orochimaru suddenly shows up. Orochimaru expresses his desire for the power of Sharingan that the Uchiha clan holds in order to fulfill his ambitions.
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Bushy Brow's Jealousy - Barrage of Lions Unleashed!

Season 1, Episode 39 - Air Date: 6/23/2006
The preliminaries for the third exam are one on one combat, and the first match is between Sasuke and Orochimaru's minion Yoroi.
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Narrowing the Field: Sudden Death Elimination!

Season 1, Episode 38 - Air Date: 6/16/2006
The 21 ninjas that passed the second exam assemble for their next challenge.
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Surviving the Cut! The Rookie Nine Together Again!

Season 1, Episode 37 - Air Date: 6/9/2006
When Naruto and his team open the two scrolls after reaching the tower, Iruka suddenly appears.
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Clone vs. Clone: Mine are Better than Yours!

Season 1, Episode 36 - Air Date: 6/2/2006
Naruto's team joins Kabuto on their journey to the tower, but on the way, they are trapped by the genjutsu (illusion technique) of the Hidden Rain Village's genin (low rank ninja), Oboro's team.
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The Scroll's Secret: No Peeking Allowed

Season 1, Episode 35 - Air Date: 5/26/2006
Team Kakashi still has only one scroll and there is only a day left before the test ends. Naruto decides they need to make a fake scroll and goes to open their Earth scroll, when Kabuto shows up and stops him, explaining that the scroll will knock them out until after the exam ends.
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Akamaru Trembles: Gaara's Cruel Strength!

Season 1, Episode 34 - Air Date: 5/19/2006
Kiba, Shino, and Hinata decide to try and eliminate their opponents by taking more scrolls. They arrive upon a battlefield where three Rain ninjas are battling Gaara, Kankuro, and Temari.
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Battle Formation: Ino-Shika-Cho!

Season 1, Episode 33 - Air Date: 5/12/2006
With Sakura defeated and facing certain death, Ino has her team step in and defend Team Kakashi and Rock Lee.
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Sakura Blossoms!

Season 1, Episode 32 - Air Date: 5/5/2006
Dosu makes short work of Lee in his weak state, and goes after Sakura to get to Sasuke. Sakura tries to stop him but gets caught by Kin.
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Bushy Brow's Pledge: Undying Love and Protection

Season 1, Episode 31 - Air Date: 4/6/2006
Since Sakura was the only who did not get injured in the previous battle she must watch over and protect her teammates.
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The Sharingan Revived: Dragon Flame Jutsu!

Season 1, Episode 30 - Air Date: 3/30/2006
Sasuke is still stuck in his trance and even Sakura's pleas can't get him back to normal. After remembering what his brother said, Sasuke begins to fight the Grass ninja again.
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Naruto's Counterattack: Never Give In!

Season 1, Episode 29 - Air Date: 3/24/2006
Sasuke is about to give up and give their scroll to the enemy, when Naruto stops him and accuses him of being a fake.
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Eat or Be Eaten: Panic In the Forest

Season 1, Episode 28 - Air Date: 3/17/2006
To prevent further problems, Sasuke thinks up a password to determine friend from foe. Sasuke identifies another fake Naruto, when the phony says the pasword correctly.
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The Chunin Exam Stage 2: The Forest of Death

Season 1, Episode 27 - Air Date: 3/10/2006
The second exam is about to begin, and every ninja must sign a form so that their team can get either the Heaven or Earth Scroll.
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Special Report: Live from the Forest of Death!

Season 1, Episode 26 - Air Date: 4/2/2003
Before the second exam can begin, Konohamaru and his friends pull the members of Team 7 aside for interviews, where they retell the storyline to this point.
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The Tenth Question: All or Nothing

Season 1, Episode 25 - Air Date: 3/27/2003
As time ticks away, Naruto's only hope of passing the test lies in the final question. However, there is a requirement to answering the final question.
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Start Your Engines: The Chunin Exam Begins!

Season 1, Episode 24 - Air Date: 3/20/2003
The first test of the Chuunin Exam is just that, a written test. When Ibiki issues a strict set of rules, Naruto fails to realize that the objective of the test is to cheat without getting caught.
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Genin Takedown! All Nine Rookies Face Off!

Season 1, Episode 23 - Air Date: 3/13/2003
A reunion of all the rookies isn't a very happy one, as all of them prepare to take the Chuunin Exam.
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Chunin Challenge: Rock Lee vs. Sasuke!

Season 1, Episode 22 - Air Date: 3/6/2003
Rock Lee challenges Sasuke to a one-on-one fight. Naruto grows angry and attacks him, only to be beaten in one attack.
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Identify Yourself: Powerful New Rivals

Season 1, Episode 21 - Air Date: 2/27/2003
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.
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A New Chapter Begins: The Chunin Exam!

Season 1, Episode 20 - Air Date: 2/20/2003
With their latest mission complete, it's time once again for the group to go back to mediocre missions.
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The Demon in the Snow

Season 1, Episode 19 - Air Date: 2/13/2003
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 handedly.
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The Weapons Known as Shinobi

Season 1, Episode 18 - Air Date: 2/6/2003
Kakashi prepares to stop Zabuza once and for all, but Haku sacrifices his own life to spare Zabuza. Now Zabuza is ready for another round, only Kakashi isn't playing around this time.
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White Past: Hidden Ambition

Season 1, Episode 17 - Air Date: 1/30/2003
Naruto takes out his rage with Kyubi's chakra for killing his rival/friend Sasuke on Haku, and he doesn't stand a chance.
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The Broken Seal

Season 1, Episode 16 - Air Date: 1/23/2003
Naruto and Sasuke continue their rigorous battle against Haku. When Naruto can't continue any longer, the power of the Sharingan awakens inside of Sasuke, and the tables turn.
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Zero Visibility: The Sharingan Shatters

Season 1, Episode 15 - Air Date: 1/16/2003
Naruto and Sasuke continue to fight Haku and are getting beaten bad. After having Naruto try and escape a few times, Sasuke begins to be able to trace Haku's movements.
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The Number One Hyperactive, Knucklehead Ninja Joins the Fight!

Season 1, Episode 14 - Air Date: 1/9/2003
Naruto finally joins the battle on the bridge. But when Naruto stupidly gets caught in the middle of Haku's jutsu as well, he and Sasuke must work together to escape.
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Haku's Secret Jutsu: Crystal Ice Mirrors

Season 1, Episode 13 - Air Date: 12/26/2002
Round two with Zabuza has started, but this time...Zabuza has Haku fighting along side him. Haku and Sasuke go at it with Sasuke falling behind until he manages to get a kick in.
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Battle on the Bridge! Zabuza Returns!

Season 1, Episode 12 - Air Date: 12/19/2002
Naruto has a dangerous encounter with Haku in the forest, but is Haku there to cause trouble? Naruto and Sasuke better complete their training, as Zabuza is alive and has returned for round 2.
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The Land Where a Hero Once Lived

Season 1, Episode 11 - Air Date: 12/12/2002
While Naruto and Sasuke train, Sakura watches over Tazuna. During a nice dinner, Sakura notices a man's face torn from a picture.
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The Forest of Chakra

Season 1, Episode 10 - Air Date: 11/4/2005
With Zabuza gone things are now settling and Tazuna can go and biuld the bridge without fear. Or so everyone thinks.
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Kakashi: Sharingan Warrior!

Season 1, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/28/2002
With Kakashi free, the fight between him and Zabuza resumes. Kakashi decides to show Zabuza what the Sharingan is really capable of.
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The Oath of Pain

Season 1, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/21/2002
With Kakashi captured, Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura must defend against Zabuza's attacks. Naruto becomes scared and wants to flee, but he soon remembers his promise he swore on pain.
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The Assassin of the Mist!

Season 1, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/14/2002
Team Kakashi and Tazuna are on their way to his home. On their way they run across a ninja named Zabuza Momochi.
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A Dangerous Mission! Journey to the Land of Waves!

Season 1, Episode 6 - Air Date: 11/7/2002
Tired of doing lame missions, Naruto asks the Hokage to give them something challenging. The Hokage caves and gives them a C-rank mission.
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You Failed! Kakashi's Final Decision

Season 1, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/31/2002
Time is running out for Naruto and his group. With Sasuke the only one left, he tries to succeed where the others failed.
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Pass or Fail: Survival Test

Season 1, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/17/2002
Naruto finally meets his new sensei. His name is Kakashi Hatake. He tells the group that before they could become Genin, they will have to pass his survival test.
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Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?

Season 1, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/17/2002
Naruto is preparing himself for the Genin orientation. It's all a happy story until Sensei picks a team for all the ninjas.
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My Name is Konohamaru

Season 1, Episode 2 - Air Date: 10/10/2002
Naruto finally graduates from the Ninja Academy and claims to know it all. Well, at least that what he tells Konohamaru, the Village elder's pint-size grandson.
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Enter: Naruto Uzumaki!

Season 1, Episode 1 - Air Date: 5/20/2008
Welcome to the Village Hidden in the Leaves, where deadly serious Ninja roam the landscape and the seriously mischievous Naruto Uzumaki causes trouble everywhere he goes.