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A Mistake from the Past: A Face Revealed!
A Mistake from the Past A Face Revealed!

火影の過ち 仮面の下の素顔


Hokage no Ayamachi Kamen ni Shita no Sugao

Episode Chronology
Adopted From

Naruto Chapter #121
Naruto Chapter #122




Invasion of Konoha Arc

Air Date

February 25, 2004


January 27, 2007

Theme Music
Opening Song

Kanashimi Wo Yasashisa Ni

Ending Song


Episode Guide
An Unrivaled Match: Hokage Battle Royale!
Forbidden Secret Technique: Reaper Death Seal!

A Mistake from the Past: A Face Revealed! (火影の過ち 仮面の下の素顔, Hokage no Ayamachi Kamen ni Shita no Sugao) is episode 72 of the original Naruto anime.


Sasuke finally manages to catch up to Gaara, but Temari stalls him so that Kankurō and Gaara can escape. He easily deals with her and resumes his chase. At the Hokage battle, Orochimaru reveals his intentions of stealing the body of Sasuke Uchiha. The Third Hokage regrets not killing Orochimaru beforehand. He then shifts his memory to the village that he fights to protect. Making up his mind, the Hokage musters up his chakra and summons shadow clones, in preparation for one final attack.

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