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|Episode||Naruto: Shippūden #257 (Watch Online)|
|Japanese||April 5, 2012|
Meeting (出会い, Deai) is episode 257 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
A young Naruto paints the villagers houses and runs away, while hearing them complain that there's no one to pay for the damages because Naruto has no parents. Later, when the Third Hokage comes to his house to give him his allowance Naruto asks him who his parents were and how were they like. The Hokage refuses to answer him, telling Naruto that it wouldn't bring back the dead. A few years later, while in the Academy, Naruto meets Sasuke Uchiha and is continuously defeated by him. During one spar, Naruto realises that Sasuke's eyes are filled with hatred. Shortly after that, he finds out that Sasuke is the only survivor of the Uchiha clan massacre. After graduating, Naruto and Sasuke are placed on the same team along with Sakura Haruno and manage to pass Kakashi's bell test. As they go to their mission to the Land of Waves, they are attacked and Naruto gets injured. To everyone's dismay, Naruto pierces his own hand to remove the venom and vows to never need to be saved again.
- In this episode, Naruto didn't attack Kakashi before he could start the bell test.
- The Academy scene in this episode when Sasuke defeats Naruto, was taken from chapter 538. This episode, however, does not chronicle the events of that chapter.
|Naruto Uzumaki||うずまきナルト||Uzumaki Naruto||Junko Takeuchi||竹内 順子||Takeuchi Junko|
|Sakura Haruno||春野サクラ||Haruno Sakura||Chie Nakamura||中村 千絵||Nakamura Chie|
|Sasuke Uchiha||うちはサスケ||Uchiha Sasuke||Noriaki Sugiyama||杉山 紀彰||Sugiyama Noriaki|
|Kakashi Hatake||はたけカカシ||Hatake Kakashi||Kazuhiko Inoue||井上 和彦||Inoue Kazuhiko|
|Iruka Umino||うみのイルカ||Umino Iruka||Toshihiko Seki||関 俊彦||Seki Toshihiko|
|Ino Yamanaka||山中いの||Yamanaka Ino||Ryōka Yuzuki||柚木 涼香||Yuzuki Ryōka|
|Demon Brothers: Meizu||鬼兄弟・冥頭||Oni Kyōdai: Meizu||Toshiaki Kuwahara||くわはら 利晃||Kuwahara Toshiaki|
|Third Hokage: Hiruzen Sarutobi||三代目火影・猿飛ヒルゼン||Sandaime Hokage: Sarutobi Hiruzen||Hidekatsu Shibata||柴田 秀勝||Hidekatsu Shibata|
|Konoha village's citizens||木ノ葉の里の住民||Konoha no Sato no Jūmin||Shinobu Matsumoto||松本 忍||Matsumoto Shinobu|
|Ryūichi Kijima||木島 隆一||Kijima Ryūichi|
|Noriko Miyashita||宮下 典子||Miyashita Noriko|
|Mariko Tōnai||東内マリ子||Tōnai Mariko|
|Yukari Oribe||織部ゆかり||Oribe Yukari|