Japanese Title: Shikamaru's Crisis! Kunoichi's Heated Battle!
English Title: Killer Kunoichi and a Shaky Shikamaru
Last time: It was just playing 5 minutes ago. Short term memory much?
Tonight: We get two more intense fights from the preliminaries.
Naruto Uzumaki(Age: 12, Allegiance: Leaf): Our loudmouthed protagonist, Naruto has grown up completely alone because of the 9 tailed fox sealed inside him. His one desire is to become Hokage and recieve the acknowledgment of the other villagers. His special technique is Shadow Clone Jutsu(Kage Bunshin no jutsu).
Shikamaru Nara(Age: 12, Allegiance: Leaf): Shikamaru is one of the 9 Rookies who graduated from the Academy this year. He's extremely lazy and complainis about everything.
Temari(Age: 15, Allegiance: Sand): Another of the many ninjas who arrived at the Village Hidden in the Leaves, she is Gaara and Kankurou's elder sister. The three of them cleared the Forest of Death in record breaking time.
Tenten(Age: 13, Allegiance: Leaf): Tenten is the 3rd member of the team that includes Lee and Neji. She is an expert with using weapons, and the most level headed member of the group.
Kin Tsuchi(Age: 14, Allegiance: Sound): Kin is one of the 3 Sound ninjas sent by Orochimaru to test out Sasuke's strength. She dislikes people like Sakura who focus too much on their appearance.
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