"Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?" (宿敵!?サスケとサクラ, Shukuteki!? Sasuke to Sakura) is episode 3 of the original Naruto anime.

Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes? (宿敵!?サスケとサクラ, Shukuteki!? Sasuke to Sakura) is episode 3 of the original Naruto anime.


Naruto and Sasuke argued, and then continued to glare at each other until a boy sitting in front of them accidentally bumped into Naruto, who fell forward and accidentally kissed Sasuke, much to everyone's disgust. Later, Iruka Umino announced the members of Team 7, Team 8, and Team 10. Shortly after, Naruto approached Sakura to have lunch, but she coldly dismissed him. Angered yet again, Naruto formulated a plan to make Sakura dislike Sasuke. Later, Naruto ambushed Sasuke through an open window. Then Sasuke was shown standing over a bound and gagged Naruto. Later, Sasuke asked Sakura what she thought of Naruto, to which she replied that Naruto was annoying and that, if he always had his way, she would never be happy. Sasuke leaned in to kiss Sakura, but was forced to go to the bathroom. It was then shown that Naruto had actually overpowered Sasuke and tied him up. Meanwhile, the real Sasuke, who had managed to escape Naruto's bonds, walked by Sakura. Sasuke then became angry at Sakura and left, but not before saying to Sakura that she was annoying. Sakura resolved to be a little nicer to Naruto in the future. Naruto then approached Sakura and, when Sakura tried to be friendly, Naruto thought that it was Sasuke who transformed into Sakura. He yelled at Sakura before fleeing once more to the bathroom. Naruto, however, ran into Sasuke while heading to the bathroom. He used the Shadow Clone Technique and was about to attack Sasuke, but abruptly all of the clones had to go to the bathroom. The Third Hokage and Kakashi Hatake were at Naruto's house. The Hokage briefed Kakashi on Team 7, which Kakashi would be leading. Kakashi examined a carton and declared that the milk had spoiled a long time ago, commenting about how much of a problem Naruto would be.


  • The kiss between Naruto and Sasuke was not edited out of the Viz and YTV editions, but Cartoon Network removed the actual scene, instead freezing on the previous scene for the duration of the kiss. The actual kiss was shown in episode 16, however, in Sasuke's flashback.
  • At the beginning of the episode Naruto's calendar dates it as the fifteenth on a Tuesday. The ten underneath the picture of the alluring woman in red may very indicate that it is October in the series when it kicked off. Rather than Naruto's class graduating at the end of March when Japanese schools final trimester ends with a typically week long break before April 1st, the day when school commences once more. It is most likely due to an animation oversight that there are only 30 dates on the calender rather than 31, with the 31 supposed to be on a Thursday.
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