edit"A Cry on Deaf Ears"
A Cry on Deaf Ears
(届かない叫び, Todokanai Sakebi)
Episode data
Previous "Vengeful Strike! The Bracken Dance!"
Episode Naruto #128
Next "Brothers: Distance Among the Uchiha"
Arc Sasuke Recovery Mission
Manga Naruto Chapter #218, Naruto Chapter #219
Opening "Rhapsody of Youth"
Ending "The First Time I Spoke With You"
Japanese March 30, 2005
English January 5, 2008
"A Cry on Deaf Ears" (届かない叫び, Todokanai Sakebi) is episode 128 of the original Naruto anime.


Naruto asks Sasuke if he is willing to turn his back on all of his friends in Konoha for the simple matter of getting stronger. Sasuke says yes and starts to walk away, enraging Naruto. Determined to bring Sasuke back to his senses and to Konoha, Naruto grabs hold of him and gives him an echoing punch. Sasuke, who appears to feel no pain at all from this, spits blood on Naruto's face, and Naruto resolves to bring him back to Konoha by force if he had to. Then Sasuke grabs Naruto by his shirt, raises him up and easily punches Naruto several metres backwards with the power of his Cursed Seal, inflicting several times more pain than his own attack. Naruto attacks Sasuke but is quickly kicked back into the water, and gets one of his weapon bags stolen. He creates some shadow clones, which are easily defeated by Sasuke. Naruto tries throwing shuriken from a distance, but is no match for Sasuke's superior skill with the tools. Using the wire strings from Naruto's bag, Sasuke traps him tied up to a rock skillfully and ignites the wire with flames, scorching Naruto with a burst of fire.