FANDOM


"Hit it or Quit it: The Final Rounds Get Complicated!" (失格?!キケン!前倒し!波乱含みの大本戦!, Shikkaku!? Kiten! Maedaoshi! Haranbukumi no Daihonsen!) is episode 63 of the original Naruto anime.

Synopsis

Genma announces that Naruto is the winner. Sakura resolves to get stronger too because she envies Naruto and his strength. Asuma, Kurenai Yūhi, and the Third Hokage are all surprised to see that Naruto was able to control the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox's chakra on command. After some medical-nin take Neji into a room to treat his injuries, Hiashi Hyūga comes in the room, asking for some time alone. Hiashi then hands him a scroll, and Neji realises it is in his father's handwriting. The scroll then described the truth that took place during the Hyūga Affair many years ago. Despite the elders wanting Hizashi to die in Hiashi's place in order to seal away the Byakugan, Hizashi stated that he wanted to die of his own free will, not to protect the Head Family, but to protect his brother and their village. Hiashi then bowed his head to Neji, begging for his forgiveness. Neji then asked his uncle to raise his head, and proclaimed his goal was to become stronger. After many complaints that Sasuke was late against his match with Gaara, the Third Hokage decides to disqualify Sasuke. However, "The Fourth Kazekage" tells the Third Hokage that many of the other village's leaders and daimyō have come to Konoha for the sole purpose of watching the sole surviving Uchiha face off against Suna's very own Gaara; hearing this, the Third Hokage decides to postpone Sasuke's match. Kankurō's match is thus moved up, but he forfeits his match with Shino Aburame, not wanting to reveal Karasu's inner workings to Konoha, thus allowing Shino to win by default. With Kankurō's withdrawal, the next match is set to begin, between Temari and Shikamaru Nara.

Trivia

  • At the very beginning of the episode, in a shot of Naruto, the characteristic whisker marks on his face are gone.
  • Also in a shot of Kurenai Yūhi, the rose thorn pattern on her outfit is white instead of black.
  • In the manga, Hiashi begged Neji for forgiveness. In the anime, Hiashi handed a scroll to Neji which had Hizashi's handwriting on it, then later begged Neji to forgive him and the main family.
  • In the English dub of the previous episode, Naruto tells Neji that he's fighting because everyone called him a failure, and that he'll prove them wrong. In this episode, while Neji is lying in the hospital bed remembering his fight, Naruto's words are changed; Naruto now says that he is fighting because Neji called him a loser and that he'll prove him wrong.

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Sasuke UchihaNoriaki Sugiyama杉山 紀彰Sugiyama NoriakiYuri Lowenthal
Sakura HarunoChie Nakamura中村 千絵Nakamura ChieKate Higgins
Kakashi HatakeKazuhiko Inoue井上 和彦Inoue KazuhikoDave Wittenberg
Neji HyūgaKoichi Tochika遠近 孝一Tōchika KōichiSteve Staley
Hiashi HyūgaEizo Tsuda津田 英三Tsuda EizōJohn DeMita
Hizashi HyūgaKazuaki Ito伊藤 和晃Itō KazuakiJohn DeMita
Genma ShiranuiHiroaki Hirata平田 広明Hirata HiroakiJohnny Yong Bosch
Shikamaru NaraShotaro Morikubo森久保 祥太郎Morikubo ShōtarōTom Gibis
Ino YamanakaRyoka Yuzuki柚木 涼香Yuzuki RyōkaColleen O'Shaughnessey
Asuma SarutobiJurota Kosugi小杉 十郎太Kosugi JūrōtaDoug Erholtz
Third Hokage: SarutobiHidekatsu Shibata柴田 秀勝Shibata HidekatsuSteve Kramer
TemariRomi Park朴 璐美Paku RomiTara Platt
KankurōYasuyuki Kase加瀬 康之Kase YasuyukiMichael Lindsay
BakiJoji Nakata中田 譲治Nakata JōjiSam Riegel
KazekageMasahiko Tanaka田中 正彦Tanaka MasahikoCrispin Freeman
Kurenai YūhiRumi Ochiai落合 るみOchiai RumiMary Elizabeth McGlynn
Raidō NamiashiHiroshi Tsuchida土田 大Tsuchida HiroshiPatrick Seitz
TentenYukari Tamura田村 ゆかりTamura YukariDanielle Judovits
Shino AburameShinji Kawada川田 紳司Kawada ShinjiDerek Stephen Prince
Hyūga ElderKatsumi Cho長 克巳Chō KatsumiWilliam Knight
Kotetsu HaganeTomoyuki Kono河野 智之Kōno TomoyukiLiam O'Brien
Hanabi HyūgaKiyomi Asai浅井 清己Asai KiyomiStephanie Sheh
Young NejiKeiko Nemoto根本 圭子Nemoto KeikoWendee Lee