edit"As a Taijutsu User"
Lee and Shira
(体術使いとして…, Taijutsu Tsukai to Shite…)
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Episode Naruto: Shippūden #400 (Watch Online)
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Japanese February 19, 2015
English July 4, 2017
"As a Taijutsu User" (体術使いとして…, Taijutsu Tsukai to Shite…) is episode 400 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Lee reveals when he exchanged fists with Shira, he felt that both of them are alike, notably that they both lack skill in ninjutsu and genjutsu. Sen tells Lee and the others that Shira was not allowed to enter the Academy when he was a child because of this reason, as he was deemed unfit to be a shinobi. Despite this, Shira trained hard on his own, which eventually caught the attention of Sen and Yome. One time during training, Shira accidentally destroyed a boulder, which was there to prevent sand erosion. Gaara, then the newly appointed Kazekage, eventually noticed this, and met Shira. As Shira apologised and revealed that he cannot use ninjutsu and genjutsu, Gaara tested his strength by attacking him with his sand. Impressed by the youth's display, Gaara declared to Shira that he will be a shinobi from that day forth, and abolished the rule established by his father. After hearing Shira's story, Lee is overfilled with contempt for the men that treated Shira harshly, and runs off to pursue them. While en route, Lee remembers his own painful childhood. Confronting Goji and his team-mates, Lee tells them to apologise to Shira for their harsh words. However, the men refuse, and Lee is caught in yet another genjutsu. As Neji and Tenten arrive to his rescue, Lee attempts to finish off what he started. Shira intervenes, and states he has only himself to blame having not trained hard enough. Not only that, Shira goes as far as to handing over his scroll to Team Goji, but his offer is declined, and instead, they offer their scroll to Shira. As Team Goji departs, Lee asks for a fight with Shira, which he accepts.


Role Seiyū
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji
Fifth Kazekage: Gaara 五代目風影・我愛羅 Godaime Kazekage: Gaara Akira Ishida 石田 彰 Ishida Akira
Neji Hyūga 日向ネジ Hyūga Neji Kōichi Tōchika 遠近 孝一 Tōchika Kōichi
Tenten テンテン Tenten Yukari Tamura 田村ゆかり Tamura Yukari
Rock Lee ロック・リー Rokku Rī Yōichi Masukawa 増川 洋一 Masukawa Yōichi
Might Guy マイト・ガイ Maito Gai Masashi Ebara 江原 正士 Ebara Masashi
Shira シラ Shira Yūhei Takagi 高木 裕平 Takagi Yūhei
Yome ヨメ Yome Megumi Han 潘 めぐみ Han Megumi
Sen セン Sen Mariko Higashiuchi 東内マリ子 Higashiuchi Mariko
Sunagakure's Shinobi 砂隠れの忍 Sunagakure no Shinobi Kōsuke Gotō 後藤 光祐 Gotō Kōsuke
Shinobu Matsumoto 松本 忍 Matsumoto Shinobu
Kengo Kawanishi 河西 健吾 Kawanishi Kengo
Yō Tokinaga 時永 洋 Tokinaga Yō

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    • Rachin123 wrote: Somehow every time Temari's used her wind attack and he was in the range of the attack he did not get one cut or noth...
    • A decent episode. Too many predictable and cliche moments.