|(サクラの勧告, Sakura no Kankoku)|
|Volume||Life and Death Battles!! (#8)|
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|Arc||Chūnin Exam Arc|
Hayate Gekkō explains that from now on the battles will be one on one. Kabuto's team is revealed to be working under Orochimaru. The jōnin take notice of Sasuke Uchiha's condition and decide to step in if it worsens.