Naruto is an anime series based on Masashi Kishimoto 's manga series of the same name. The series centers on the adventures of Naruto Uzumaki , a young ninja of Konohagakure, searching for recognitions and wishing to become Hokage, the ninja that is acknowledged by the rest of the village to be the leader and the strongest of all. The episodes that constitute the series were aired between October 3, and February 8, on TV Tokyo in Japan. On March 23, , Viz stated that they were still dubbing new episodes and intended to see them aired on television. After the 52nd episode, the series was removed from the schedule rotation to make room for its successor series, Naruto: Shippuden. Episodes from the series have been published in DVD.
Assassin of the Moonlit Night
Well, we thought we were finally going to get to some much desired Naruto versus Gaara battling this episode, what with the swift kick to the face Naruto delivered to Gaara at the end of the last episode, but instead it was more character development for Gaara, which actually wasn't that bad of a thing to be left with. Gaara is one messed up kid - there isn't any other way to get around that serious fact. You try being imbued with the essence of a demon spirit, kill your parents, have everyone in your village fear you, know you were born as nothing more than a killing machine, and see if you aren't screwed up too! Though the episode starts with Gaara trying to attack Sasuke, only for Sakura to step in the way and get slammed into a tree with his sand arm, it quickly delved into a psychological character study as the act of Sakura standing up to protect Sasuke sent him reeling back into time and his memory. Yashamaru - who we guess would be the closest thing Gaara had to a friend - once protected a bunch of kids much like Sakura did and Gai once did to protect Rock Lee. Yashamaru was Gaara's confidant essentially, the one person he could go to and talk with and who would listen to him and give him advice without running away. It's sad to have a young boy so stunted and alone, his heart aching for some sense of belonging and acceptance, and to hear Yashamaru talk about how physical pain is nothing and emotional pain is the really crippling stuff, how sometimes the hear can never heal, it was really touching. Of course, all that touching went southward into creepy land once Gaara started sucking on Yashamaru's newly cut finger so he could taste his blood and say it tasted like iron. Umm…eww much?
Seeing Sakura 's determination to protect Sasuke , Gaara remembers his childhood with his uncle Yashamaru. They talked about pain — with Yashamaru explaining to him that the pain dealt to the heart takes the longest to heal and the only cure to such wound is love. Gaara, in time, made a deep bond with his uncle, feeling the pain going away with Yashamaru's love. One night, after he accidentally killed a drunk who looked at Gaara as if he was a monster, Gaara was attacked from behind by an assassin. Gaara's sand protected him as always and he in turn attacked the assassin. After taking out the assassin, Gaara went to check on his attacker's identity, shocked to discover that it was none other than Yashamaru. In the present, Naruto is now standing in front of Sasuke, ordering Gaara to let her go.
And of course, when it happens, no one the leaver or the faithful spouse could have predicted it. The woman's role is to grow up, marry a worthy priesthood holder, and have a lot of kids. And what is even worse, is to think of him alone in our house Christmas Day while I work a 24 hr in-house call shift. Anonymous, You are definitely one of the the club.