The BEST Episodes of Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2020
Network: TV Tokyo
Welcome to the Hidden Leaf Village. The village where Uzumaki Naruto, star of the TV show "Naruto" makes his home. Every day, countless powerful ninjas carry out missions and train to hone their skills. Our main character is one of these powerful ninjas...but it's not Naruto! It's the ninja who can't use ninjutsu, Rock Lee! In spite of his handicap, Lee has big dreams. He works hard every day to perfect his hand-to-hand combat skills and become a splendid ninja! And to achieve his dream, he puts in more effort than anyone else. Under the hot-blooded tutelage of his teacher Guy, he works alongside his teammates Tenten and Neji. Watch the Beautiful Green Beast Rock Lee train, go on missions, and have all sorts of adventures!
#1 - A Hot Night for a Chilling Tale / The Hokage Tears aren't for Decoration
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 21, 2012
How to give yourself goose bumps when it's hot? Tell some ghost stories of course. Real ghost stories. Something which explanation is not Lee. But when Konohamaru has to face Orochimaru, things definitely get scary.
#2 - A Field Trip to the Old Capital! / Girls' Rooms and Candy Boxes
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 12, 2012
Lee and Naruto are both vying to be on Sakura's team for a research trip to the old capitol city. But when they're stuck with Neji, they settle for tailing her instead... Evening falls and Lee wants to slip away from the Sensei's to go hang out with the girls. He sends Konohamaru in to do some recon, While the young ninja is caught, he manages to leave behind a single scrap of paper...
#3 - I'll Restore the Reputation of Ninjas! / Death!
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 3, 2012
Fewer children in the Hidden Leaf Village are choosing to become ninjas. Lee goes to talk to Guy-sensei about the issue, only to overhear his idol say "Ninjutsu is the most important part of being a ninja!... On his way to visit a hospitalized Guy-sensei, Lee hears Tsunade say he "doesn't have much time left." Can Lee whip up a curry dish that's spicy enough to save his teacher's life?
#4 - A Competition with the Genius Ninja, Neji / Tenten's Must-Win Battle
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 17, 2012
One of Lee's teammates is Hyuuga Neji, a talented ninja who many refer to as a genius. So talented in fact, that he took out an enemy boss from the Hidden Grass Village in one strike! Frustrated, Lee challenges Neji, hoping to prove that with enough hard work, a genius can be defeated! There's one thing Tenten can't stand, and that's her teammates Lee and Neji not treating her like a woman. Just as she's getting mad, they encounter a female bandit and her gang and the two of them attempt to protect the leader from her underlings. All Tenten wants is for her teammates to notice that she's a girl, too.
#5 - Naruto is Lee, Lee is Naruto! / I Dream of Taking the Nine-Tails for a Walk!
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 4, 2012
Ino catches Naruto and Lee trying to peep on Sakura while she's in the bath, but when she misfires with her Mind-Body Switch jutsu, Lee and Naruto end up swapping bodies!
#6 - Always Do Your Homework at the Last Minute! / Class 3-Lee! We Are Team Guy!
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Aug 28, 2012
Lee and Naruto seek help from their friends the day before their summer homework is due. Unfortunately for them, they also seem to have forgotten all the craziness that happened over the summer... Lee's team visits the Academy, only to find a class of lazy kids who mock Lee for working so hard. Can Lee teach them the joys of diligence?
#7 - I'm Sai's new Agent / Win Lady Tsunade's Heart!
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 11, 2012
It's the Leaf Village culture festival, and Lee is convinced Sai wants to stand out more. Poor Sai... The “Mr. Leaf Village” contest is just around the corner – Can Lee win a pair of ticket's to the village's swankiest restaurant
#8 - I'm Going to Teach Konohamaru Kempo / I Save my Lucky Undies for Physicals
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 1, 2012
Konohamaru usually practices ninjutsu with Naruto. But now he's sought out Rock Lee to learn better hand-to-hand combat skills. Lee prepares to teach Konohamaru his best moves, but notices something...odd about him? Lee and the others are ordered to appear for a routine physical exam. But with all the various personalities from the Hidden Leaf Village converging in one spot, it's one incident after another. Will Lee's group survive their physical?
#9 - Hinata is Neji's Cousin / Hinata's Weak Point is Naruto
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 29, 2012
Neji's cousin Hinata is trying to get some training in, but it's not easy with Lee getting in the way. And Guy, Kiba, Akamaru, Shino... Hinata's one weak point is her tendency to faint around her beloved Naruto, so Lee and several others don some familiar orange outfits to help her fix the problem.
#10 - Teamwork Symbolizes Youth / The Culprit is Among Us!
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 5, 2012
After seeing Shikamaru and Choji in action, Lee attempts to strengthen his friendship with Neji and perfect their own combo moves. The Leaf ninja are scheduled to take an IQ test, but on the way to the exam, Lee's team discovers Guy-sensei collapsed on the ground! They'll have to push their brains to the limit to solve this mystery.
#11 - The Warring Chef Triad! / Time to Tone Down Guy-Sensei!
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 17, 2012
Lee and the gang are out camping, but it's not easy to cook in the great outdoors. When Shikamaru comes up with a plan to pit the girls against each other in a cook-off, Tenten, Sakura and Ino put their pride as women on the line and charge into battle! This year Guy-sensei is in charge of running morning exercises, but he's a lot to deal with first thing in the morning. Lee and the team set out to drum up attendence...
#12 - The Green Flame, Dodge Lee! / The Yes-Man says No!
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 25, 2012
Lee's convinced the upcoming dodgeball tournament is going to be a silly game for kids, until a few choice words from Guy-sensei light a fire in his soul. After a fight with Orochimaru, Kabuto sets out to prove he's better than his former boss by joining Lee's group. Can he pass their tests?
#13 - My First Five-Star Sushi! / Friendship, Effort, and Victory!
Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Oct 2, 2012
Lady Tsunade hits a lottery jackpot and promises to take Lee and the gang out for five-star sushi, but needs Kakashi and Guy's help to get out of it when she notices her ticket was off by one number. Iruka-sensei's had enough with his disobedient students, so Lee and the gang come to the Academy to put on a show.
#14 - Love is a part of the Springtime of Youth / Love makes both sides Crazy
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 10, 2012
Rock Lee has a crush on Haruno Sakura. He mounts numerous "love offenses" on the target of his affections, but Sakura easily brushes them off. He recruits Tenten, hoping to show Sakura how cool he can be, but... Hoping to get closer to Sakura, Lee slips a love letter into her handbag without her knowing or catching him. Later, when he sees her happily carrying a love letter envelope from someone else, he becomes depressed! Naruto hatches a plan to cheer Lee up by stealing the other letter before Sakura can read it.
#15 - The Leaf Village Sports Meet / Calvary Battles are part of the Thrill of Youth
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 8, 2012
The Hidden Leaf Village is holding a sports meet! Lee is called upon to read the Athlete's Pledge of Fair Play, but screws up in front of the entire stadium. Hoping to save face, he swears to outperform everyone at every event. Will Guy-sensei's advice of "be confident and you'll win every time" awaken a well-intentioned demon within Lee?
#16 - The No-Ninjutsu Lifestyle! / I Want to Share an Umbrella with Sakura
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 19, 2012
Fed up with their pupils using their ninja skills for the simplest of tasks, Guy and Kakashi set out to teach them some appreciation. Lee is training in the rain without an umbrella, when he sees Sakura getting soaked as well. Naruto appears with an umbrella to save the day, and a jealous Lee has to choose between training and love...
#17 - Student vs. Master! Rock Lee vs. Might Guy! / I will Surpass Guy Sensei
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 26, 2012
In this two-parter Lee must prove he can compete with his master already, like all the other characters in the main show. To prove himself he even develops a new move.
#18 - The new Naruto Movie Premiere! / Please go see the new Naruto Movie!
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 24, 2012
Lee and Tenten grab the latest issue of Jump to get the scoop on the new Naruto movie! But the moment they get it, a bright light blinds them, and when it fades, everyone's personality is totally different! The new Naruto movie is almost here and Tsunade's worried it's lacking something to make it a must-see. Tenten overhears the Hokage's concerns and works with Lee and Neji to figure out what it is missing...
#19 - The Final Battle / Our Final Mission is S-Ranked!
Season 1 - Episode 51 - Aired Mar 26, 2013
The final battle against Sasuke is now. Lady Tsunade tasks Lee's team with an S-Ranked mission: Prepare a cherry blossom viewing party.
#20 - Gaara's First Crush! / A Gift From Orochimaru!
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 18, 2012
When Lee notices the middle character on Gaara's forehead has changed from “Love” to “Romance,” he's convinced the Kazekage's got a crush on someone and sets out to learn their identity. Lee gets a booby-trapped watch from Orochimaru that will explode if he stops training. Or if Neji cross-dresses. Or Tenten overreacts. How will Lee survive?!
#21 - Even Hokages Wear Out / Orochimaru is Persistent
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 22, 2012
Lee and his team are on bodyguard duty for the Fifth Hokage, Tsunade, while she's off on a gambling binge... and Tenten can only seem to screw up in front of her heroine. Orochimaru summons Manda to swallow Tsunade, Naruto, and even Guy-sensei whole! Can Lee's team come up with a plan and rescue them?
#22 - Boom! The Shinobi Fireworks Show! / Bang! Tenten's Acting Weird!
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jul 31, 2012
The Leaf Village is holding a fireworks show, including a contest to see which ninja can make the biggest boom. Guy-sensei orders Lee to win at any cost! After the fireworks show, Tenten starts acting strange. Neji and Lee set her up for numerous punchlines, but she just doesn't seem to want to play the part this week...
#23 - The Pool's Finally Open! / The Super Happy Orochi-Pool Park!
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 10, 2012
It's summer in the Leaf Village, but the pool's empty! Lee and the gang set out to fill it, but are they playing into Orochimaru's hands?! Lee wants to take Sakura on a date, so he, Neji and Tenten go to check out the newly-opened "Super Happy Orochi-Pool Park." And of course, lying in wait is..
#24 - Taking Care of Guy Sensei! / Lady Tsunade's Marriage Interview!
Season 1 - Episode 50 - Aired Mar 19, 2013
Lee wants be an adult like his sensei, and he gets the chance when Guy turns into a baby after drinking a youth-restoring potion. When Lee overhears Lady Tsunade mutter something about being lonely, he sets her up on an arranged marriage interview…with the Raikage!
#25 - Hunting for Matsutake Mushrooms! / Lee and Neji Part Ways!
Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Oct 9, 2012
Naruto, Lee and the others go out hunting for matsutake mushrooms, but there are none to be found after the abnormally hot summer. Or are there? Neji's finally had enough of being forced to cross-dress for Lee's skits and turns his back on Lee...