Episode 1: Must Watch! Report Before Entering The Forest Of Death!
Air Date: Apr 1, 2003
Konohamaru has become a writer for the school paper. His assignment is to interview Gennins in order to find out what life as a ninja is like. While interviewing Naruto and his friends, we are treated by scenes from the first season.
Episode 2: Second Exam Starts! Everyone Around Us Is An Enemy!
Air Date: Apr 1, 2003
The next part of the Chuunin exam is about to begin and this time the trial is much more to Naruto’s liking. In the first part of the trial, a group has to attain two different scrolls, the scroll of heaven and the scroll of earth.
Each group receives one scroll to start with but the other one they must steal from one of the other groups. After attaining both scrolls, all three group members must arrive safely to tower located in the middle of the Forest of Death.
The examiner, Anko Mitarashi, starts the exam and the teams run off to the Forest of Death.
Episode 3: Eat Or Be Eaten! Naruto Becomes Bait.
Air Date: Apr 8, 2003
The exam site isn't called The Forest of Death for nothing. Our group is right away targeted by lower class ninjas from Hidden Rain Village. Because of their powerful illusions, you can't be sure if the person standing next to you is a friend or a foe.
Episode 4: Naruto Strikes Back! I'm Not Going To Run Away!
Air Date: Apr 15, 2003
Due to being attacked by nin from the Hidden Village of Grass, Naruto is swallowed by a giant snake and Sasuke is engulfed in fear. Can these ninjas really be only Gennins?
After finding the dead bodies of three Hidden Village of Grass ninjas, Anko figures out to her great horror, that the three Grass nin in the Forest of Death are impostors!
Episode 5: Revive, Sharingan! Finish Move - Fire Element, Dragon Fire Technique!
Air Date: Apr 22, 2003
Naruto, after unleashing his demon fox skills, manages to destroy the huge snake. Sasuke uses all of his ninjutsu skills to attack the leader of their group of enemies. However, his attempts to stop the enemy are in vain. Sasuke is bitten by Orochimaru, the leader of the group of impostors. A seal forms on Sasuke’s neck. What is it that Orochimaru has done to Sasuke?
Episode 6: Super Eyebrow Platonic! I Will Protect You To The Death!!
Air Date: Apr 29, 2003
Anko finds Orochimaru but even she can’t stop the super-powerful ninja. In the morning, after spending the night healing their wounds, our group is attacked yet again. This time by ninjas from the Hidden Village of Sound. Neither Sasuke or Naruto are in good enough condition to fight. Fortunately the group receives help from an unexpected source.
Episode 8: The Ultimate Formation! Ino Shika Chou
Air Date: May 13, 2003
Sakura receives yet more help. This time from her rival Ino and her groups two other members, Shikamaru Nara and Chouji Akimichi. Each of them has interesting techniques which Sakura has never seen before.
Episode 9: Akamaru Surprised! Gaara's Exceptional Ability
Air Date: May 20, 2003
We meet another ninja group consisting of Kiba Inuzuka, his dog Akamaru, Shino Aburame and Hinata Hyuuga. They’re trying to gather data of the other groups. They run into a group of nin from Hidden Village of Sand. They consider themselves fortunate that the Sand nin didn’t notice them. Especially since one of them seems to be extremely powerful but not very stable.
Episode 10: Absolutely No Peeking! The Secret Of The Scroll
Air Date: May 27, 2003
Time is running out! In their desperation, Naruto and Sakura decide to open the Scroll of Earth. Fortunately Kabuto, the friendly ninja they met before, stops them in time. The group start traveling towards the tower. However, something seems wrong. No matter how long they walk, they don't seem to get any closer at all.
Episode 11: Replication Match! I'm The Main Character!
Air Date: Jun 3, 2003
The group finds out that they've been trapped in an illusion created by Gennins from Hidden Village of Rain. A battle ensues between Naruto's group and the Rain nin, who are experts in the art of illusion.
Episode 13: Those Who Pass Cut Down To Half!? It's An Unexpected Fight!!
Air Date: Jun 17, 2003
The Gennins are informed that only half of them will get to take part in the 3rd and final part of the exam. To cut the amount of participants by a half, the ninjas are to fight against each other in one-on-one matches. Winner of each of the matches gets to continue the exam. The first match pits Sasuke against unfamiliar Sound nin Yoroi Akadou.
Episode 14: Super Eyebrows Jealous, Lion Fist Combo Is Born!
Air Date: Jul 1, 2003
After the fight between Sasuke and Yoroi is over, it’s Shino Aburame’s time to enter the arena. His opponent is Abumi Zaku. Will Shino’s ability to control bugs prevail against Abumi’s ability to shoot powerful gusts of wind?
Episode 15: A Touch-and-go Situation! Kakashi Vs Orochimaru
Air Date: Jul 8, 2003
Even after the rather sad ending in the fight between Shino and Abumi, the preliminary 3rd exam continues. Kankurou, one of the fearsome Sand nin, is drawn against relative unknown called Ken. Meanwhile, Kakashi is protecting Sasuke from Orochimaru.
Episode 16: Rivals Clash! The Hearts Of The Girls Are In Serious Mode
Air Date: Jul 15, 2003
Kankurou's powerful attacks with his marionette puppet are too much for Ken. Next up is a match between Sakura and Ino. They used to be best friends but nowadays they're each other's greatest rivals. Are we going to find out why? I sure hope so!
Episode 18: Shikamaru Staggers!? Female Ninja's Heated Battle
Air Date: Jul 29, 2003
In this episode we get to see two more fights. The first one's between Tenten and Temari, one of the Sand nin. Temari's weapon, a massive fan, seems to block poor Tenten's every attack. After the first match is over, it's time for Nara Shikamaru to show what he's made of. To his great disappointment, he has to fight against Tsuchi Kin, a member of the ninjas from Hidden Village of Sound. Can Shikamaru come up with a plan to defeat this rather strong opponent?
Episode 23: Gaara Crushed!! It's Youth! Power! And Explosion!
Air Date: Sep 3, 2003
Rock Lee, the eccentric character Sasuke fought with earlier, starts his battle against frightening Sand nin Gaara. Is Rock Lee's infeasible speed enough to injure Gaara through his seemingly impenetrable sand shield?
Episode 26: The Shadow That Stirs In The Darkness. Danger Approaches Sasuke!
Air Date: Sep 24, 2003
After the incredible battle between Rock Lee and Gaara, it’s time for one more fight. Chouji Akimichi fights against Kinuta Dosu from the Hidden Village of Sound. The match ends rather quickly. The Hokage announces that the preliminary 3rd test is over and the actual 3rd part of the exam will start in one month. We find out about Orochimaru’s evil plans.
Episode 28: Coming Soon! Enter The Perverted Sennin!
Air Date: Oct 8, 2003
Naruto notices that a man with long, white hair is peeking at women bathing on warm springs. However, it seems that this man isn’t just your standard deviant, but instead a rather powerful ninja. Naruto is determined to receive training from the man.
No matter how hard he tries, the perverted hermit refuses to become his sensei. However, after Naruto demonstrates him his Sexy no Jutsu, the hermit quickly changes his mind.
As his first act as Naruto’s sensei, he removes the seal which Orochimaru made into Naruto’s belly.