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Naruto (2003) - vol. 08
"Life-and-Death Battles"
Shonen Jump (Viz Comics)


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  Writer(s):
Masashi Kishimoto

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Masashi Kishimoto

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Masashi Kishimoto

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Cover Date: December 2005
Cover Price: US $ 7.95

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Black & White; Manga; 192 pages

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The Selection Exams

Synopsis:
As the preliminaries to the third phase of the Journeyman Ninja Selection Exams begin, the student ninja face off against each other in no-holds-barred, one-on-one bouts. Deaf to Sakura's pleas to withdraw from the contest and despite the crippling effects of the curse placed on him by the nefarious Orochimaru, Sasuke enters the first match against one of the vicious Sound Ninja spies. But with his signature fighting techniques suddenly off-limits, how can Sasuke possibly prevail? And even if he manages to survive the violent brawl, Orochimaru's curse is threatening to change Sasuke forever!

Reprinted/Collected in:
Naruto (2003) 3-in-1 Edition TPB vol. 03

Notes:
Battles:
1. Sasuke vs. Yoroi = Sasuke
2. Zaku vs. Shino = Shino
3. Tsurugi vs. Kankuro = Kankuro
4. Sakura vs. Ino =

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