|(袋のネズミ…!!, Fukuro no Nezumi…!!, Viz: Trapped Like Rats!!)|
|Volume||The Path That Should Be Followed…!! (#7)|
|Previous||"The Path That Should Be Followed…!!"|
|Next||"One More Face"|
|Arc||Chūnin Exams (Arc)|
|Japanese||Weekly Shōnen Jump #8, 2001 (: February 5, 2001)|
Team Oboro surrounds Team 7 and Kabuto with their mist clones. Although the clones are apparently able to attack their enemies, all counter-attacks pass through them. With his Sharingan, Sasuke realises that the clones are only an illusion and thus are not actually able to attack, the hiding members of Team Oboro merely synchronising their own attacks with that of the clones. Intending to make this a battle of clones, Naruto creates a group of shadow clones that fight the mist clones through out the night. Later that morning, when Team 7 and Kabuto appear exhausted, Team Oboro reveals themselves so that they can take a scroll. The real Sasuke, Sakura, and Kabuto then confront them, having switched places with disguised shadow clones during the night so that they could rest.