Friday, September 01, 2006

Of Rock and Sand...

The 9th match of the prelims was Gaara from the Sand village vs. Rock Lee, Gai's student. Rock Lee, according to Gai, has absolutely no ninjsutu or genjustu skills at all. Being Gai's specialty, he trained Lee to be a taijustu only expert. Pushing the limits of what one can do with the human body. Gai is a man of extremes and sometimes he tends to take things pretty far with his unorthodox training methods. In Lee's case it both benefitted and hurt him at the same time. This kid really has some heart, he kinds of reminds me of Naruto sometimes.
rock lee

As for Gaara, he uses sand from his gourd that protects him and acts as a barrier. None of Lee's initial attacks worked until he dropped what seemed to be hundreds of pounds of weights hidden in his leg-warmers, whoa... After that his speed increased dramatically. Lee's taijustu skills was truly amazing, it was so fast that he beat the sand shield and landed several blows to what seemed to be an impenetrable defense. It looked for a while that Lee had the advantage. Unfortunately that was not the case. Along with the sand from his gourd, Gaara had sand covering his entire body acting as armor, Gaara retaliated with a barrage of sand attacks that drove Lee down a dangerous path in an attempt to defeat him.
gaara's sand claw revised
Lee used the primary lotus which puts an enormous amount of strain on the body. But when Gaara was unaffected by that, he went on to open five of the eight celestial inner body gates in order to perform the Extreme Lotus. Why did Gai teach such a dangerous technique to that boy i'll never know. Furthermore how can someone so young actually pull it off? That kid really is a genius. Unfortunately for Lee, Gaara survived the extreme lotus and then completely crushed Lee's left arm and leg using his sand jutsu. Right after Gaara attempted to kill Lee, Gai jumped in, ending the match. (Hang in there kid).
lee and gaara

The most gut wrenching sight had to be watching Lee's unconscious body, still standing, through sheer willpower, trying to fight on. This completely tore Gai apart to see his student like this. And what's worse, according to the medic, Lee was so badly injured that he will not be able to continue his life as a shinobi.
I can understand now why Gai did what he did, I probably would done the same if I were in his situation, I'm going to have to take Gai out for some sake later... Since I was wrong in judging his teaching.

The last round of preliminaries finished quickly. It was Chouji from Asuma's squad vs. Dosu from the Sound village. Choji collided with a wall and it was over. Right after the match, I went to check on Saskue at the hospital. Arriving there I found the ANBU I left guarding Saskue all dead. And a genin named Yakushi Kabuto in the room. I asked him what he was doing there and what he wanted with Saskue. And when I brought up Orochimaru, he claimed that there was no way to prove that he had any connection to him. He was being a smart ass which ticked me off a bit. I pushed a little harder to get some information out of him but but he outsmarted me and escaped, jumping out the hospital window. I'm not 100 percent sure what Kabuto's intentions were, but one thing is for certain. If he is working for Orochimaru, things are going to get bad...
kakash looks out window


That's it for now, I have some investigating to do.
HK

11 comments:

Sandbaby said...

You guys have a Gaaraaaa?????? OMFG!!!!! I love him, I want to make sand castles with him!!!!!!! Da Rock is cool too! but oh my Gaaraaaa! I would be come such a pedonin for him!!!

Iruka sensei said...

Congrats to Rob Lee for getting into the Blog! Now if only they'd pay more love to Iruka.. ;3;

konohacheerleaders said...

damn, you guys rock! or um.. sand? KAKASHI WE LOVE YOU!

LilyDraken said...

Rob LEE! Poor Lee! I'm going to have to give him a big kiss for his effort! Awesome post as usual, Kakashi-sensei!

Peanut said...

WHy are you guys calling him Rob lee? His name is Rock lee thus the pun....... maybe I've gotten my earth programing files wrong.....

pirate guy said...

Poor Lee. All that hard work and effort and all he did was nearly become roadkill for the Sand Master. Dang...I really, really hope Lee is able to get better soon or else...well, things will get rather dull.

BTW: This investigation regarding Orochimaru better not have something to do with Sasuke. Sure I know he's still down, but how the heck is Naruto going to train for the next part of the tournament?

Anonymous said...

Hmm interesting... The characters are kick ass!

Security said...

mmmm sake. yeah, lets get some of that up in here.

Uchiha Sasuke said...

If I was awake and watched this fight, I would've gained much respect for Lee. As it is, he's still a doofus to me.

Anonymous said...

Gaara is sooooo kick a$$

Anonymous said...

*sees lee and gai then ralfs* sorri but i dont those uber eyebrows!