With only a few matches left to be fought in the preliminaries to the third portion of the Journeyman Ninja Selection Exams, the highly anticipated bout between mysterious Sand ninja Gaara and intense, earnest Konoha ninja Rock Lee begins. Will Gaara's bloodlust and his strange powers of sand manipulation be too much for Lee to handle? Or could Lee prove that dedication and an amazing work ethic are enough to make him a splendid ninja?
- Number 82: Lee's Secret!!
- Number 83: The Ultimate Defense...Crumbles?!
- Number 84: The Genius of Hard Work...!!
- Number 85: Now, Of All TImes...!!
- Number 86: A Splendid Ninja...!!
- Number 87: The Preliminaries...Completed!!
- Number 88: What About Sasuke...?!
- Number 89: Narutos Wish...!!
- Number 90: What About My Training?!