"Sealed Sand: The Counterattack!" (封じられた砂 水虎の反撃, Fūjiwareta Suna, Suiko no Hangeki) is episode 218 of the original Naruto anime.
Sealed Sand: The Counterattack! (封じられた砂 水虎の反撃, Fūjiwareta Suna, Suiko no Hangeki) is episode 218 of the original Naruto anime.
The members of Four Celestial Symbols Men create a triangular formation, using the waterways to stop Gaara from using his sand powers. Meanwhile, Shikamaru and Kiba are having trouble backing up Temari and Kankurō. Before the third member of the rogue ninja can kill Gaara, Lee and Naruto arrive to save him. At this point, Sakura's task is to head around aiding those with injuries. Shikamaru and Temari use a combination to wipe out their enemy, and Akamaru pulls the pieces of Kankurō's broken puppet together to surprise the second enemy, killing him as well. Lastly, Gaara uses a spear to take out the third member and pursues the leader in hopes of saving his student Matsuri.