The Results of Training
(修行の成果, Shugyō no Seika)
|Previous||The Akatsuki Makes Its Move|
|Episode||Naruto: Shippūden #3 (Watch Online)|
|Next||The Jinchūriki of the Sand|
|Arc||Kazekage Rescue Arc|
|Manga||Chapter #246, Chapter #247, Chapter #248|
|Japanese||February 22, 2007|
|English||October 28, 2009|
The Results of Training (修行の成果, Shugyō no Seika) is episode 3 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
As Naruto and Sakura get ready to face off against Kakashi, Kakashi reveals that this time he will be using his Sharingan, making things a lot more difficult. Before Kakashi even has a chance to say go Naruto attacks by throwing some shuriken at Kakashi, Kakashi counters with his own, but Naruto uses his Shadow Clone Technique to get out of the way and uses another one to get behind Kakashi. Kakashi then remarks that Naruto's timing with the Shadow Clone Technique has improved drastically.
In Sunagakure, Sasori and Deidara are getting ready to infiltrate the village. Deidara creates a clay bird and climbs on it. He then begins flying around the hidden sand village in the hopes of finding Gaara, who has the One-Tailed Shukaku.
The training continues, and to the surprise of everyone, Sakura punches the ground and smashes it, revealing Kakashi who is hiding in the ground. Naruto makes a mental note to never act stupid around Sakura again or she will kill him.
While circling the Sunagakure, Deidara notices three guards who are looking up to the sky. Using three clay spiders, he kills the guards by blowing their faces off. Gaara looks out the window to see Deidara's bird, although he doesn't know it is Deidara because he is so far away.
As the battle continues Kakashi begins teaching Naruto and Sakura about taijutsu. Sakura and Naruto are working excellently as a team, but they still can't hit Kakashi. Naruto creates a lot of shadow clones which he sends after Kakashi, and as usual Kakashi is amazed by just the sheer number of them. He manages to destroy them using Lee's technique, the Front Lotus. As soon as Kakashi had landed on the ground, the real Naruto jumps out from behind a bush and tries to get revenge for the first time they fought. Naruto attempts to use One Thousand Years of Death on his teacher, but Kakashi dodges. It then hits Kakashi how easy it had been to defeat them before. He wants to end it quickly so he can get back to his book.
As the training continues Naruto and Sakura encounter Sasuke, covered in blood and kunai. He pleads for their help, but they realise it's only a genjutsu. Naruto notices Kakashi dropped a bell, and just like the first time they fought, Naruto gets caught in a trap — or so Kakashi thought. Naruto had actually used the Body Replacement Technique to hit Kakashi who also uses this technique.
Back in the Sunagakure, Deidara finally lands, however when he lands he encounters a surprise. Gaara is standing there waiting for him. Gaara simply states Deidara will be going no further.