Episode 1: Itachi And Sasuke: A Faraway Existence
Air Date: Apr 6, 2005
The fight between Naruto and Sasuke has started. Driven by his determination to become more powerful than his brother, Sasuke attacks Naruto with a huge ball of fire. Parts of Sasuke’s lonely childhood are revealed. His accomplishments have always been shadowed by those of his older brother.
Episode 2: Father And Child, The Cracked Family Crest.
Air Date: Apr 13, 2005
Naruto is having trouble dodging Sasuke’s powerful attacks. While the two ninjas keep fighting, we get to learn more about Sasuke’s childhood. Sasuke as a child wished only to be acknowledged by his father. But despite his best efforts and dedicated training, his older brother was the one his father admired.
Episode 3: Open Eyes! Mangekyou Sharingan's Secret!
Air Date: Apr 20, 2005
It is revealed how Itachi gruesomely murdered every member of the Uchiha clan. It seems that in order for Sasuke to gain more power, he must kill Naruto, his best friend. The battle continues..
Episode 4: Friends!
Air Date: Apr 27, 2005
The quick paced battle between Sasuke and Naruto continues. The fight becomes even more intense when Sasuke, using the powers Orochimaru gave to him, morphs into his second form. Naruto responds to this by unleashing the powers of the Nine-tailed demon fox.
Episode 5: Roar Of Tears! You Are My Friend!
Air Date: May 4, 2005
The amazing battle between Naruto and Sasuke becomes even more extraordinary when the demon inside Naruto takes him over completely. This forces Sasuke to transform into second state, his most powerful form.
Episode 6: The Worst Conclusion And The Rain Of Tears
Air Date: May 11, 2005
With both friends in their most powerful forms, the battles outcome is determined by one powerful attack. Can Naruto stop Sasuke from becoming Orochimaru’s next subordinate?
Episode 7: The Promise I Couldn't Keep
Air Date: May 18, 2005
The battle has ended. Sasuke managed to knock Naruto out with his powerful Chidori attack. Kakashi finds Naruto and carries him back to Konoha hospital. Every member of the rescue squad has survived and is receiving treatment from Tsunade. Naruto is devastated to find out that he failed to stop Sasuke.
Episode 9: Town Of Outlaws. Shadow Of The Fuuma Group.
Air Date: Jun 1, 2005
Naruto and Sakura help out the girl that attacked them earlier. Her name is Sasame and she's a member of the Fuuma clan. She tells them how Fuuma clan had to abandon their village and become Orochimaru's subordinates. Some members of the clan refused to join Orochimaru's forces and had to become thieves to survive. Meanwhile, Jiraiya meets some of these ex-Fuuma clan members when a group of them tries to rob him. Naruto, Sakura and Sasame are attacked by three ninjas.
Episode 11: Fear! Orochimaru's Castle!
Air Date: Jun 15, 2005
The group arrives to the entrance of Orochimaru's hideout. Jiraiya summons Gamakichi to do some scouting. Everything seems to be clear so the group decides to enter the lair. But soon, they come across a room that splits into three pathways. The group decides to split up. Naruto and Sakura take one route, Jiraiya the second and Gamakichi the third. Naruto is quickly caught in a trap while Jiraiya is seduced by a beautiful woman.
Episode 12: Two Beats, Kabuto's Trap!
Air Date: Jun 22, 2005
With Naruto stuck in a trap, Sakura decides to continue by herself. She runs into Orochimaru and Kabuto. Kabuto's words paralyze Sakura with fear. Just when all hope seems to be lost, Naruto comes to the rescue. A fierce battle between Kabuto and Naruto commences.
Kabuto uses chakra threads to connect his and Naruto's hearts together. This means that if Kabuto dies, Naruto dies as well. Sasame however arrives just in time to save the day.
Meanwhile, Jiraiya is having troubles of his own. The innocent looking woman isn't as harmless as he first thought.
Episode 13: Sakura's Determination
Air Date: Jun 29, 2005
The group is surprised to learn that the ninjas they thought were Kabuto and Orochimaru were in fact impostors. Naruto and Sakura must now battle three-headed behemoth consisting of members of the Fuuma clan. Arashi, Sasame’s dear brother, is one of the monsters. Naruto is trapped in Arashi’s chakra cage and is slowly being crushed to death. However, with Sasame’s help, Naruto is able to break free. The battle ends tragically, but the Fuuma clan is once again free from Orochimaru’s grip.
Back in Konoha, Sakura decides to become Tsunade’s subordinate in hopes of becoming a skilful medical ninja.
Episode 14: The Evil Trio Of The High Security Installation!
Air Date: Jul 6, 2005
Jiraiya, much to Naruto's dismay, decides to investigate the secret organization that's after Naruto. This means Naruto has to train alone. But new trouble is brewing when a report comes in that strange things are happening in Konoha's prison for ninjas. Mizuki is planning to break out of the prison, with the help of brothers Fuujin and Raijin. Asuma Sarutobi and Kurenai Yuuhi are sent to investigate the disturbances. Naruto overhears Tsunade's, Asuma's and Kurenai's discussion and in his boredom decides to do some digging of his own. The Jounins arrive to the prison only to find the guards knocked out. They are overpowered by super powerful Fuujin and Raijin.
Episode 15: Run, Ton-ton! I'm Depending On Your Nose!
Air Date: Jul 13, 2005
Konoha ninja are trying their hardest to recover all the prisoners. Iruka and Naruto join forces to chase after Mizuki. After they finally find him, they have to fight both Mizuki and his allies, brothers Fuujin and Raijin. While Iruka is busy fighting against Mizuki, Naruto must face the brothers that both possess godlike strength.
Episode 16: Newly Formed Three Man Cell! Two People And An Animal!
Air Date: Jul 20, 2005
Mizuki suddenly starts to run away in hopes of separating Naruto and Iruka. Both Naruto and Iruka start to chase after him. But Fuujin and Raijin won’t let Naruto go that easily. Iruka must keep on chasing Mizuki alone. Naruto isn’t nearly powerful enough to beat these powerful beasts.
Episode 17: Explosion! New Formation! Ino-shika-cho
Air Date: Jul 27, 2005
To Naruto’s great relief, Shikamaru, Chouji and Ino arrive to fight Fuujin and Raijin. Naruto continues his chase after Mizuki. Meanwhile, Mizuki lures Iruka into thick woods, giving him the opportunity to sneak behind Iruka.
Shikamaru, Chouji and Ino use their own individual powers to immobilize Fuujin and Raijin. But that isn’t enough to defeat them. Can Shikamaru come up with a plan to stop the simple minded brothers?
Episode 18: Leftover Ambitions And Orochimaru
Air Date: Aug 10, 2005
Iruka was caught in a huge explosion but managed to survive unharmed. Mizuki reaches his main destination. With the help of a strange stone, he creates a potion that is supposed to grant him superhuman powers. It is revealed that the recipe was given to him by none other than Orochimaru.
Episode 19: Fateful Showdown! You Won't Defeat Me
Air Date: Aug 17, 2005
Mizuki has transformed into a terribly powerful form. Naruto and Iruka both are having trouble beating Mizuki in his new form. Tsunade arrives to help Shikamaru’s group out.
Episode 20: Super Pursuit Power Even Akamaru Is Jealous Of! Seek The Mysterious Bikouchuu
Air Date: Aug 17, 2005
Information about Orochimaru’s and Sasuke’s whereabouts is hard to come by. Because of this, Shino, Hinata and Kiba are sent to find an egg of legendary bug called Bikochouu. This bug can track owner of a scent from tens of thousands of miles away.
With Shino’s expert knowledge about bugs, the group is able to find the forest where Bikochouu bugs might still exist. But it seems that they aren’t the only ones trying to find this legendary bug!
Episode 21: How Are They Different? Don't All Bugs Look The Same?
Air Date: Aug 24, 2005
After days of searching, the group manages to find a Bikochouu bug. Everyone except Naruto notices that they aren't the only ones in the forest.
The Kamizuru clan's ninjas manage to kidnap Hinata. And what they demand in exchange is the bug our group worked so hard to find.
Episode 22: Deceive, Confuse, And Be Deceived. The Grand Bug Battle
Air Date: Aug 31, 2005
Naruto, Shino and Kiba try to deceive the Kamizuru clan’s ninjas. They give them a beetle transformed to look like Bikochouu with ninjutsu. But Kamizuru clan’s ninjas know right away that the boys are trying to deceive them.
A fight commences. Our group is attacked by special attack beetles, but they manage to retreat. Their main goal now is to find Hinata.
The boys find Hinata in a bee cave, but quickly figure out that she is Suzumebachi instead. However, it’s already too late as a huge explosion covers them in the remains of the beetle cave. Meanwhile, Hinata is trying to get out of a sticky situation of her own.
Episode 23: Blazing Byakugan! This Is My Way Of The Ninja!
Air Date: Sep 14, 2005
Kamizuru clan’s ninja are trying to force the boys to tell where they hid the Bikochouu bug. Fortunately, Hinata arrives help them. It’s time to see whether or not Hinata’s intense training was worth if.
Episode 24: The Funeral March For Those Who Live
Air Date: Sep 21, 2005
Naruto finds three knocked out men and carries them to Konoha’s hospital. The men were attacked by Raiga, leader of brutal Kurosuke family. Kurosuke family has taken over the village of Katabame Kinzan Tsunade sends a group consisting of Naruto, Neji, Rock Lee and Tenten to take care of the Kurosuke family. Naruto isn’t too eager to go on this mission. But when Rock Lee tells him that Raiga was once a member of Hidden Village of Mist’s special group Seven Shinobi Lords, his mind quickly changes. Raiga might know something about Orochimaru’s and Sasuke’s whereabouts.
The group arrives to a small curry shop. Their Curry of Life saved Rock Lee’s life once after an arduous training session.. Unfortunately, Sanshou’s grandson Karashi has decided to join the notorious Kurosuke Clan. And to make matters worse Rokusuke, one of the men they were escorting, has ran off to help his good friend Kanpachi.
Episode 25: Reach Your Heart! Fist Of Love
Air Date: Sep 28, 2005
The Konoha ninja arrive to the village. Kurosuke family is forcing the villagers to work non stop. They run into Karashi and convince him to go back to the life of making curry.
They are confronted by Raiga, whose mist technique makes Neji's 360 degree defense useless.