Episode 2.12 : Narrowing the Field: Sudden Death Elimination!

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

June 17, 2006


Cartoon Network, Viz Media


Animation, Action, Adventure

Show Period

2002 - 2008

Production Company

Studio Pierrot Co. Ltd.

Cast and Crew


Hayato Date

Main Cast

  • Steve Blum
  • Maile Flanagan
  • Steve Staley
  • Nana Mizuki
  • Kentaro Ito
  • Yasuyuki Kase
  • Koichi Tochika
  • Akiko Koike
  • Rumi Ochiai
  • Naoki Sakata
  • Nozomu Sasaki
  • Richard Cansino
  • Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
  • Liam O'Brien
  • Robbie Rist
  • Stephanie Sheh


The twenty-one ninjas that passed the second exam assemble for their next challenge. The looks of the qualifiers show the various emotions burning within. The Third Hokage appears before them and explains the true intention of the Chunin Qualification Test. The test is meant as a small-scale example of what warfare between the allied nations would be like. By having the Ninjas risk their lives in this examination, the ninja villages that have maintained balance and friendship get a chance to showcase the fighters each place holds. But before the third exam is introduced, it is determined that too many passed the second exam and preliminaries for the third exam will be held immediately...

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