Naruto's Counterattack: Never Give In!
(ナルト反撃!逃げねーんだってばよ!, Naruto Hangeki! Nigenēndattebayo!)
|Previous||Eat or be Eaten: Panic in the Forest|
|Next||The Sharingan Revived: Dragon-Flame Jutsu!|
|Arc||Chūnin Exam Arc|
|Japanese||April 16, 2003|
|English||April 15, 2006|
Naruto's Counterattack: Never Give In! (ナルト反撃!逃げねーんだってばよ!, Naruto Hangeki! Nigenēndattebayo!) is episode 29 of the original Naruto anime.
Despite Naruto's timely appearance, Sasuke decides to relinquish their scroll to Shiore to ensure their team's survival. However, Naruto stops the deal and punches Sasuke on the face, and refusing to accept Sasuke's mindset, Naruto takes the scroll from him. Naruto begins fighting Shiore ninja and his snakes, although is easily beaten up and injured. As he is about to be devoured by a snake, he eventually starts tapping into the Nine-Tails' chakra and he hits it down with one punch and begins to take it down. While temporarily occupied, Orochimaru uses a snake to attack Sasuke, but Naruto saves him, asking him if he was okay and calling him a baby. The ninja, recognising Naruto as the Nine-Tails' container, uses a seal to block the boy's access to the fox's chakra, rendering him unconscious. He throws him to the towards the ground but Sakura saves him. She then yells at a still Sasuke about how he shouldn't be a coward. Naruto's efforts, however, rejuvenate Sasuke with determination, and he prepares to battle the Kusa shinobi. However, as the events occurred, Anko finds the real Shiore, dead and faceless like his team as she recognised it to be the work of someone she knows.