|The Hokage's Message…!!|
|(火影の伝令…!!, Hokage no Messēji…!!)|
|Volume||Life and Death Battles!!|
|Previous||One More Face|
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|Arc||Chūnin Exams (Arc)|
Team Kakashi open their heaven and earth scrolls, and Iruka Umino is summoned. He informs them that this test was to determine if they could perform their missions correctly. He then goes on to tell them the motto of the chūnin written by the Hokage. The Hokage decides to countinue on with the third stage of the exam despite the appearance of Orochimaru.