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A Feeling of Yearning, a Flower Full of Hope
Sakura Choosing A Flower For Sasuke

切ない想い 願いを込めた一輪


Setsunai Omoi Negai o Kometa Ichirin

Episode Chronology
Adopted From

Naruto Chapter #92
Naruto Chapter #93




Chūnin Exam Arc

Air Date

October 22, 2003


October 21, 2006

Theme Music
Opening Song

Kanashimi Wo Yasashisa Ni

Ending Song

Viva★Rock-Japanese Side

Episode Guide
The Summoning Jutsu: Wisdom of the Toad Sage!
Live or Die: Risk it All to Win it All!

A Feeling of Yearning, a Flower Full of Hope (切ない想い 願いを込めた一輪, Setsunai Omoi Negai o Kometa Ichirin) is episode 55 of the original Naruto anime.


Jiraiya was seen peeking at the girls taking a bath on the waterfall. Naruto was practising the Summoning Technique, with Naruto still can't summon a frog. Sakura was sitting in her bedroom, still worried about Sasuke. The Third Hokage had a meeting with the jōnin regarding Hayate Gekkō's body found near Kikyō Castle. They seemed to talk about Orochimaru, and the Third Hokage concluded that they don't still have any information regarding to the latter, he also express his trust to the ninjas and they invade Konoha, they will assemble and fight. Sakura then goes to Yamanaka's Flower Shop to buy flowers for Sasuke. Ino is the in-charge of the shop. She said that she will accompany her in visiting Sasuke. Ino picks rose and Sakura picks daffodil. Sakura said she will pick two; the other one for Rock Lee. On their way, they heard Chōji eating in a barbecue restaurant. Inside, Asuma Sarutobi and Shikamaru was also eating with Chōji, too. Treating him in exchange, training with Shikamaru. Neji was shown training with Tenten. During his training, Neji fell down, having used too much chakra. Team Kurenai was training too, for Shino's match. The Sand Siblings and Baki was talking about their invasion plans. Naruto was still training in his Summoning Technique, and Jiraiya was still peeking. The nurse permitted them five minutes because in Sasuke's condition, but Sasuke was gone. Kakashi was making his rock climbing practice and activates his First gate, at the top of the rock, was Sasuke. Lee was not also in his bed. Sakura saw that Lee was outside, making push-ups, so they ran to Lee. Ino and Sakura, pities Lee, despite his condition, train. On his 200th push up, he fell down. Shikamaru was then training with Chōji. Sakura just left the daffodil on Lee's room. Jiraiya stop peeking then, so he told Naruto to call it a day, with Naruto insisting that he can still train. So he uses his Sexy Technique to still train him. On his last attempt, he can't still summon a frog.

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