Episodes 27-52 of the original anime series adapted from Masashi Kishimoto's manga. A trio of young ninjas, Naruto (voice of Junko Takeuchi), Sasuke (Noriaki Sugiyama) and Sakura (Chie Nakamura), are schooled together in the village hidden in the leaves. Each desires to become a ninja for different reasons and will face his or her own personal battles along the way. The episodes are: 'The Chunin Exam Stage 2: The Forest of Death', 'Eat Or Be Eaten: Panic in the Forest', 'Naruto's Counterattack: Never Give In!', 'The Sharingan Revived: Dragon-Flame Jutsu!', 'Bushy Brow's Pledge: Undying Love and Protection!', 'Sakura Blossoms!', 'Battle Formation: Ino-Shika-Cho!', 'Akamaru Trembles: Gaara's Cruel Strength!', 'The Scroll's Secret: No Peeking Allowed', 'Clone Vs Clone: Mine Are Better Than Yours!', 'Surviving the Cut! The Rookie Nine Together Again!', 'Narrowing the Field: Sudden Death Elimination!', 'Bushy Brow's Jealousy: Lions Barrage Unleashed!', 'Kakashi and Orochimaru: Face-to-Face!', 'Kunoichi Rumble: The Rivals Get Serious!', 'The Ultimate Battle: Cha!', 'Killer Kunoichi and a Shaky Shikamaru', 'Akamaru Unleashed! Who's Top Dog Now?', 'Surprise Attack! Naruto's Secret Weapon!', 'Byakugan Battle: Hinata Grows Bold!', 'A Failure Stands Tall!', 'Gaara Vs Rock Lee: The Power of Youth Explodes!', 'Lee's Hidden Strength: Forbidden Secret Jutsu!', 'The Fifth Gate: A Splendid Ninja Is Born', 'A Shadow in Darkness: Danger Approaches Sasuke' and 'Ebisu Returns: Naruto's Toughest Training Yet!'.