"Run! The Curry of Life!" (走れ!!!生命のカレー, Hashire!!! Seimei no Karē) is episode 157 of the original Naruto anime.
Naruto and Neji are knocked out while Rock Lee gets pushed off of lightning pass from Raiga's lightning rod attack. Sanshō, Tenten, Karashi and Ranmaru discover Lee lying on the ground and give him the Curry of Life. Lee starts acting strange and Sanshō remembers that a bottle of wine was knocked into the curry pot before they left. They proceed to feed the Curry of Life to Neji and Naruto as well. The curry awakens Naruto and restores him to fighting conditions, but it does not work on Neji. Ranmaru returns to Raiga, telling him the four are dead, and with his viewpoint of the world changed by the Konoha ninja, attempts to lead Raiga off a cliff; this fails when an intoxicated Lee attacks Raiga, who angrily dispatches him. Naruto steps in and uses shadow clones to protect Lee, but the flashes of lightning destroy his clones. Ranmaru attempts to get Raiga to stop the battle, but Raiga attacks him, accusing him of abandoning him. Naruto returns and defeats Raiga by punching him off a ledge, from which Raiga commits suicide by using lightning to incinerate his body. Ranmaru begins training alongside Karashi as an apprentice at the curry shop, and Naruto's team returns to Konoha.
|Role||Seiyū||English Voice Actor|
|Naruto Uzumaki||Junko Takeuchi||竹内 順子||Takeuchi Junko||Maile Flanagan|
|Rock Lee||Yoichi Masukawa||増川 洋一||Masukawa Yōichi||Brian Donovan|
|Neji Hyūga||Koichi Tochika||遠近 孝一||Tōchika Kōichi||Steve Staley|
|Tenten||Yukari Tamura||田村 ゆかり||Tamura Yukari||Danielle Judovits|
|Raiga Kurosuki||Keiji Fujiwara||藤原 啓治||Fujiwara Keiji||Roger Craig Smith|
|Ranmaru||Akiko Yajima||矢島 晶子||Yajima Akiko||Kari Wahlgren|
|Sanshō granny||Sho Saito||斉藤 昌||Saitō Shō||Barbara Goodson|
|Karashi||Daisuke Kirii||桐井 大介||Kirii Daisuke||Ogie Banks|