|(サクラの勧告, Sakura no Kankoku)|
|Volume||Life and Death Battles!! (#8)|
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|Arc||Chūnin Exams (Arc)|
|Japanese||Weekly Shōnen Jump #12, 2001 (: March 5, 2001)|
Hayate Gekkō explains that from now on the battles will be one on one. Kabuto's team is revealed to be working under Orochimaru. Sakura encourages Sasuke to give up but he refuses. He also tells Naruto that he wants fight with him. The jōnin take notice of Sasuke's condition and decide to step in if it worsens. Sasuke is chosen to fight in the first match along with Yoroi Akadō from Kabuto's team.