The BEST Episodes of Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2019

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!

A Competition with the Genius Ninja, Neji / Tenten's Must-Win Battle

#1 - A Competition with the Genius Ninja, Neji / Tenten's Must-Win Battle

Season 1 - Episode 3

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.

star 8.14
7 votes
A Hot Night for a Chilling Tale / The Hokage Tears aren't for Decoration

#2 - A Hot Night for a Chilling Tale / The Hokage Tears aren't for Decoration

Season 1 - Episode 21

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.

star 8.00
6 votes
I'll Restore the Reputation of Ninjas! / Death!

#3 - I'll Restore the Reputation of Ninjas! / Death!

Season 1 - Episode 14

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?

star 7.80
5 votes
Guy Sensei Didn't Do It! / Guy Sensei's Rival is Kakashi Sensei!

#4 - Guy Sensei Didn't Do It! / Guy Sensei's Rival is Kakashi Sensei!

Season 1 - Episode 4

Lee's beloved teacher Guy-sensei is arrested for lewd behavior! Lee promises to clear his teacher's name, but Guy claims it's just another test for his pupil. Inspector Lee is on the case! Kakashi-sensei's secret move leaves Guy utterly defeated, and Lee decides to follow Kakashi-sensei and become as powerful as he is. The first step... Copying the Copy Ninja's appearance!

star 7.67
6 votes
A Field Trip to the Old Capital! / Girls' Rooms and Candy Boxes

#5 - A Field Trip to the Old Capital! / Girls' Rooms and Candy Boxes

Season 1 - Episode 11

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...

star 7.67
6 votes
I'm Going to Teach Konohamaru Kempo / I Save my Lucky Undies for Physicals

#6 - I'm Going to Teach Konohamaru Kempo / I Save my Lucky Undies for Physicals

Season 1 - Episode 5

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?

star 7.60
5 votes
Hinata is Neji's Cousin / Hinata's Weak Point is Naruto

#7 - Hinata is Neji's Cousin / Hinata's Weak Point is Naruto

Season 1 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.60
5 votes
Teamwork Symbolizes Youth / The Culprit is Among Us!

#8 - Teamwork Symbolizes Youth / The Culprit is Among Us!

Season 1 - Episode 10

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.

star 7.60
5 votes
The Warring Chef Triad! / Time to Tone Down Guy-Sensei!

#9 - The Warring Chef Triad! / Time to Tone Down Guy-Sensei!

Season 1 - Episode 16

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...

star 7.60
5 votes
Rock Lee is a Ninja who can't use Ninjutsu / Rock Lee's Rival is Naruto

#10 - Rock Lee is a Ninja who can't use Ninjutsu / Rock Lee's Rival is Naruto

Season 1 - Episode 1

Welcome to the Hidden Leaf Village, home of Uzumaki Naruto. One day while walking down the street, a young girl is accosted by debt collectors. When all hope is lost, a lone hero appears to save the day! And that hero is... no not Naruto, but the hardest working ninja in the village... Rock Lee?! What can this ninja known for his inability to use ninjutsu do to save the girl... and himself?! Rock Lee is on a mission to procure a special baumkuchen cake, but only 50 are baked each day. Suddenly, Naruto appears out of nowhere with the same goal! With only one cake left, can Lee overcome Naruto's "Sexy Technique?!

star 7.59
17 votes
Even Hokages Wear Out / Orochimaru is Persistent

#11 - Even Hokages Wear Out / Orochimaru is Persistent

Season 1 - Episode 8

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?

star 7.50
4 votes
Boom! The Shinobi Fireworks Show! / Bang! Tenten's Acting Weird!

#12 - Boom! The Shinobi Fireworks Show! / Bang! Tenten's Acting Weird!

Season 1 - Episode 18

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...

star 7.50
4 votes
The Leaf Village Sports Meet / Calvary Battles are part of the Thrill of Youth

#13 - The Leaf Village Sports Meet / Calvary Battles are part of the Thrill of Youth

Season 1 - Episode 6

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?

star 7.40
5 votes
The No-Ninjutsu Lifestyle! / I Want to Share an Umbrella with Sakura

#14 - The No-Ninjutsu Lifestyle! / I Want to Share an Umbrella with Sakura

Season 1 - Episode 12

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...

star 7.40
5 votes
Student vs. Master! Rock Lee vs. Might Guy! / I will Surpass Guy Sensei

#15 - Student vs. Master! Rock Lee vs. Might Guy! / I will Surpass Guy Sensei

Season 1 - Episode 13

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.

star 7.40
5 votes
The new Naruto Movie Premiere! / Please go see the new Naruto Movie!

#16 - The new Naruto Movie Premiere! / Please go see the new Naruto Movie!

Season 1 - Episode 17

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...

star 7.40
5 votes
Always Do Your Homework at the Last Minute! / Class 3-Lee! We Are Team Guy!

#17 - Always Do Your Homework at the Last Minute! / Class 3-Lee! We Are Team Guy!

Season 1 - Episode 22

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?

star 7.40
5 votes
I'm Sai's new Agent / Win Lady Tsunade's Heart!

#18 - I'm Sai's new Agent / Win Lady Tsunade's Heart!

Season 1 - Episode 24

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

star 7.40
5 votes
The Final Battle / Our Final Mission is S-Ranked!

#19 - The Final Battle / Our Final Mission is S-Ranked!

Season 1 - Episode 51

The final battle against Sasuke is now. Lady Tsunade tasks Lee's team with an S-Ranked mission: Prepare a cherry blossom viewing party.

star 7.40
5 votes
Love is a part of the Springtime of Youth / Love makes both sides Crazy

#20 - Love is a part of the Springtime of Youth / Love makes both sides Crazy

Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.33
6 votes
I want to be friends with Gaara! / The Rock Lee Impostor Strikes

#21 - I want to be friends with Gaara! / The Rock Lee Impostor Strikes

Season 1 - Episode 20

Gaara, Kazekae of the Hidden Sand Village, is coming to visit the Leaf Village. Thinking Lee might still be mad about his past defeat at Gaara's hands, Tenten and the others try to find a way to bring them closer. A Rock Lee impostor appears and starts causing trouble in the village. Lee's group attempt to catch him using a cross-dressing Neji as bait, but then Tenten and Neji impostors show up...

star 7.33
3 votes
Naruto is Lee, Lee is Naruto! / I Dream of Taking the Nine-Tails for a Walk!

#22 - Naruto is Lee, Lee is Naruto! / I Dream of Taking the Nine-Tails for a Walk!

Season 1 - Episode 23

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!

star 7.33
6 votes
Hunting for Matsutake Mushrooms! / Lee and Neji Part Ways!

#23 - Hunting for Matsutake Mushrooms! / Lee and Neji Part Ways!

Season 1 - Episode 28

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...

star 7.25
4 votes
A Firey Snow Sculpting Contest! / The Battlefield called Valentine's Day!

#24 - A Firey Snow Sculpting Contest! / The Battlefield called Valentine's Day!

Season 1 - Episode 45

When the freezing cold leaves Lady Tsunade feeling down, the village organizes a snow sculpting contest to cheer her up. It's Valentine's Day, and Lee would give anything for a girl to give him some chocolates.

star 7.25
4 votes
The Pool's Finally Open! / The Super Happy Orochi-Pool Park!

#25 - The Pool's Finally Open! / The Super Happy Orochi-Pool Park!

Season 1 - Episode 15

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..

star 7.20
5 votes