Season 3 Episodes

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The Secrets of the Mangekyo Sharingan

Season 3, Episode 48 - Air Date: 4/20/2005
While Naruto is busy underwater, Sasuke remembers the fateful day in which his clan was killed. He remembers why Itachi spared his life, and why Itachi did what what he did.
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Father and Son, the Broken Crest

Season 3, Episode 47 - Air Date: 4/13/2005
As Sasuke squares off against Naruto, he reflects on his past when he was neglected by both his stern father and Itachi, his brooding older brother.
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Brothers: Distance Among the Uchihas

Season 3, Episode 46 - Air Date: 4/6/2005
Naruto and Sasuke face off in battle as we get a glimpse into Sasuke's past where his achievements were ignored by his father and his brother Itachi's behavior began to take a turn for the worst.
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A Cry on Deaf Ears

Season 3, Episode 45 - Air Date: 3/30/2005
Finally catching up to Sasuke, Naruto does all he can to keep him from going to Orochimaru. Does he have enough strength to stop him or is Sasuke gone for good?
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Vengeful Strike! The Bracken Dance!

Season 3, Episode 44 - Air Date: 3/30/2005
As Gaara demonstrates he has more than enough backbone to take on Kimimaro, Orochimaru recollects on how brought him as a young man into the Sound Village.
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Showdown: Gaara vs. Kimimaro

Season 3, Episode 43 - Air Date: 3/16/2005
Itching to fight and a sense of guilt from the past, Gaara tells Rock Lee to stand down and let him take on Kimimaro.
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The Sand Shinobi: Allies of the Leaf

Season 3, Episode 42 - Air Date: 3/9/2005
Down for the count and at the mercy of the Sound Ninja, Kiba, Shikamaru and Rock Lee get help from an unlikely bunch of new allies.
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The Beast Within

Season 3, Episode 41 - Air Date: 3/2/2005
Rock Lee's back and he's full of a special medicine that has Kimimaro on the run! Can he take out the fifth Sound Ninja?
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The Leaf's Handsome Devil!

Season 3, Episode 40 - Air Date: 2/23/2005
Naruto's Shadow Clones are no match for Kimimaro's attacks. But when an old bushy-browed buddy from the Leaf Village shows up, all bets are off!
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Fakeout: Shikamaru's Comeback!

Season 3, Episode 39 - Air Date: 2/16/2005
Shikamaru's got his hands full with Tayuya and her melodic attacks. Can he stop her and put an end to her malevolent flute playing?
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To Each His Own Battle

Season 3, Episode 38 - Air Date: 2/9/2005
With the Sasuke retrieval squad now split into individual battles, it's up to Naruto, Kiba and Shikamaru to stop the sound ninja.
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Roar and Howl! The Ultimate Tag-Team!

Season 3, Episode 37 - Air Date: 2/2/2005
Faced against the vicious twin duo of Sakon and Ukon, Kiba and Akamaru team up to take them out, using their most powerful jutsu.
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Miscalculation: A New Enemy Appears!

Season 3, Episode 36 - Air Date: 1/19/2005
Naruto, Kiba and Shikamaru intercept Sasuke from the Sound Ninja Four, but little do they know that another ninja from the Sound Village has been dispatched to grab Sasuke as well.
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The Vessel Arrives Too Late

Season 3, Episode 35 - Air Date: 1/12/2005
In pursuit of the Sound Ninja, Naruto, Kiba and Shikamaru strike at dawn to retrieve Sasuke and bring him back to the Hidden Leaf Village.
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Losing is Not an Option!

Season 3, Episode 34 - Air Date: 1/5/2005
Neji's on the run from Kidomaru's bow and arrow attacks. Will Neji make it out alive or will his new-found enemy hit his blindspot dead on?
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360 Degrees of Vision: The Byakugan's Blind Spot

Season 3, Episode 33 - Air Date: 1/5/2005
While Naruto and the others go after Sasuke and the other Sound Ninja, Neji is locked in a desperate no-holds-barred battle with Kidomaru.
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Your Opponent Is Me!

Season 3, Episode 32 - Air Date: 12/22/2004
Hot on Sasuke's trail, Shikamaru and his squad get caught up in a web of unparalled chakra when they tangle with the six-armed Kidomaru!
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Good-bye Old Friend...! I'll Always Believe in You!

Season 3, Episode 31 - Air Date: 12/15/2004
With his life on the line against the Sound Ninja Jirobo, Choji looks back on seeds of his friendship with Shikamaru.
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Full Throttle Power! Choji, Ablaze!

Season 3, Episode 30 - Air Date: 12/8/2004
Upon breaking free from the Earth Dome Prison, The Sasuke Retrieval Squad realize they don't have enough chakra to take on Jirobo.
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Squad Mutiny: Everything Falls Apart!

Season 3, Episode 29 - Air Date: 12/1/2004
As Shikamaru and the rest of the squad move in, Jirobo, one of the Sound Ninja, traps them within an Earth Dome Prison and sucks up their chakra!
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Sound vs. Leaf

Season 3, Episode 28 - Air Date: 11/24/2004
The Sound Ninja have Sasuke in their clutches and it's up to the Hidden Leaf Village's top Shinobi to stop them.
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Formation! The Sasuke Retrieval Squad

Season 3, Episode 27 - Air Date: 11/24/2004
Now that word of Sasuke's departure has spread to the Fifth Hokage, she calls upon the newest Chunin, Shikamaru, to put together a squad to bring Sasuke back to the village.
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An Invitation from the Sound

Season 3, Episode 26 - Air Date: 11/17/2004
Sasuke takes on all four Sound Ninja, but soon learns it's going to take more than Chidori to defeat them!
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Bitter Rivals and Broken Bonds

Season 3, Episode 25 - Air Date: 11/10/2004
As their rivalry reaches a fever pitch, Kakashi-sensei breaks up the battle and send Naruto and Sasuke to their corners.
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The Battle Begins: Naruto vs. Sasuke

Season 3, Episode 24 - Air Date: 11/3/2004
Hospital bound and feeling his pride shattered, Sasuke finds there is only way to redeem himself: Battle Naruto!
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The Last Leg: A Final Act of Desperation

Season 3, Episode 23 - Air Date: 10/27/2004
Now that Sasuke and Sakura are trapped at the bottom of a cliff, it's up the Number One Knucklehead Ninja to defeat the malevolent Aoi and help Idate cross the finish line.
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A Fierce Battle of Rolling Thunder!

Season 3, Episode 22 - Air Date: 10/20/2004
With Naruto's help, Idate reaches the Modoroki Shrine... But just as he's about to cross the bridge, an old nemesis stands in his way.
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Run Idate, Run! Nagi Island Awaits!

Season 3, Episode 21 - Air Date: 10/13/2004
While Aoi, the shinobi that is working for Wasarabi, begins to beat up Idate, Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura finally get to the island Idate is located on.
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The Race is On! Trouble on the High Seas!

Season 3, Episode 20 - Air Date: 9/29/2004
Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke continue to follow Idate while fending off attacks by three shinobi sent by Wasaragi.
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New Missions! Rescue the Tea Country!

Season 3, Episode 19 - Air Date: 9/22/2004
Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke find out their newest mission will be without Kakashi, who has his own mission.
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I Want to See it! Kakashi-sensei's True Face

Season 3, Episode 18 - Air Date: 9/15/2004
After their mission, Naruto persuades Sakura and Sasuke to help him unmask their sensei, Kakashi. However, Squad 7 soon finds out that this is easier said than done.
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Sensei and Student: The Bond of a Shinobi!

Season 3, Episode 17 - Air Date: 9/8/2004
As Lee decides whether or not to go through with the operation, Gai decides to give him some motivation.
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The One Who Inherits the Will of Fire

Season 3, Episode 16 - Air Date: 9/1/2004
Konohamaru locks himself in the office used by the 3rd to stop them from replacing his grandfather, the previous Hokage.
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Tsunade's Warning: Ninja No More

Season 3, Episode 15 - Air Date: 8/25/2004
Naruto, Tsunade, and Shizune finally return to Konoha so Tsunade can take over and become Hokage. Konohamaru finds out that Tsunade is the Fifth but refuses to believe it.
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Naruto's Hot Springs Adventure

Season 3, Episode 14 - Air Date: 8/18/2004
On their way back to Konoha, Naruto, Tsunade, Jiraiya, and Shizune stop at a town with hotsprings. Unknown to them they are being watched by two men looking for Tsunade.
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Three-way Battle! Tsunade and Jiraiya vs. Orochimaru!

Season 3, Episode 13 - Air Date: 8/11/2004
With Tsunade in her current conidtion, and Jiraiya still under the effects of the drug, Tsunade and Jiraiya must work together to defeat Orochimaru.
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The Fifth Hokage! Sacrificing Her Life to Fight!

Season 3, Episode 12 - Air Date: 8/11/2004
Naruto finally lands a Rasengan into Kabuto's stomach but not before Kabuto damages Naruto's muscles and severs the chakra line to his heart, meaning Naruto's certain death.
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Attack! Fury of the Rasengan!

Season 3, Episode 11 - Air Date: 8/4/2004
With Tsunade still paralized with fear and Naruto being a low level ninja, it is up to Shizune and Jiraiya to defeat Kabuto and Orochimaru.
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Negotiations Breakdown

Season 3, Episode 10 - Air Date: 7/28/2004
Because Orochimaru lied to her about not attacking Konoha, Tsunade begins her onslaught against Orochimaru and Kabuto.
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Yes or No! Tsunade's Decision!

Season 3, Episode 9 - Air Date: 7/21/2004
While Naruto continues to try and master the third step, Tsunade continues to think about Orochimaru's offer.
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Inheritance: The Necklace of Death

Season 3, Episode 8 - Air Date: 7/14/2004
Naruto makes a bet with Tsunade, that if he can master the Rasengan in one week, she'll give him a necklace belonging the to the First Hokage.
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Angry Explosion! I Won't Forgive You!

Season 3, Episode 7 - Air Date: 7/7/2004
Jiraiya and Naruto catch up to Tsunade, whereupon she learns that Konoha wants her to be the 5th Hokage.
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Impossible Choice: The Pain in Tsunade's Heart

Season 3, Episode 6 - Air Date: 6/23/2004
Naruto continues his training of the Rasengan, having mastered the stages of spin and power. The final stage proves to be the most difficult: control.
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Focal Point: The Symbol of the Hidden Leaf

Season 3, Episode 5 - Air Date: 6/16/2004
After passing stage one of the training, Naruto moves into stage two: power training. Jiraiya realizes that, like him, Naruto has a hard time concentrating, so he paints a spiral in the palm of Naruto's hand to help him to focus.
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Will Power! Break the Water Balloon!!!

Season 3, Episode 4 - Air Date: 6/9/2004
Jiraiya gives Naruto the task of rotating the water in a balloon until it pops. Naruto is confident that he will accomplish this stage of the training by night, but soon learns it's not as easy as expected.
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The Pursuit of Knowledge! I'll Definately Get Stronger!!!

Season 3, Episode 3 - Air Date: 6/2/2004
Now that Sasuke is with safe hands, Naruto and Jiraiya can continue their search for Tsunade. Their trip ends when they arrive in a city where a festival is on its way.
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Foolish Little Brother: Despise Me, Hate Me!

Season 3, Episode 2 - Air Date: 5/26/2004
Jiraiya and Naruto look on as Sasuke takes on Itachi alone. However, when the young ninja is severely outclassed, Jiraiya is forced to step in.
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Roar, Chidori! Brother vs. Brother!

Season 3, Episode 1 - Air Date: 5/19/2004
Sasuke remembers the day that Itachi single-handedly wiped out the entire Uchiha clan as he desperately searches for Naruto.