Naruto Shippuden 312 tells a story of Rock Lee’s past to which he was given a scroll telling him a technique which he could use to enhance his techniques, he found Master Chen to which predicted that he would never become a Shinobi, however he was wrong and he fights his Leaf Dragon God, Lee is seen to have overcome all the troubles he was in to progress even further.
Naruto Shippuden 312 begins as Lee and Sai are together, Sai was given the mission to protect Sai to get his sealing technique. A man arrives somewhere else who’s taking a number of Shinobi’s down, Master Chen appear to which he’s seen to have died during the Third War. Guy and Master Chen go at it, however Master Chen seems to have been knocked down by him, he can’t be compared to him.
Lee is eating when a man appears telling Lee that Guy is being beaten, Lee drops his food and goes to help him leaving Sai to rest. He arrives and notices that their opponent is Master Chen. Lee bows down to him, he reveals that he wasn’t dead. He explains that he had a request to teach him his Leaf Dragon God technique but was denied. Master Chen recognizes and asks if he’s still a Shinobi.
We start when Tenten brought a scroll from the Library, Lee found a technique he was interesting in but the technique itself was missing from the scroll, they find out that he’s dead, they go to his grave and find out that he’s still alive. He appears and starts eating his rice balls. Lee throws a rock at him so they can talk, he gets pissed off and does his Leaf Dragon God which gets all of them, he runs off.
Lee asks him to teach it to him but he denies it, he mentions that he cannot learn ninjutsu, thus he can only do taijutsu attacks. Chen tells him that he will be a failure at being a Shinobi, he’s told that he’ll never be a shinobi. Lee’s beaten down. Chen tells them that he is weak, next day Lee goes to him to ask for him to use it. He keeps on asking, staying at the same place for a long time, every time Chen says no.
He stays at the same place for a long time, during the rain and during the night. Chen tells him that he will not teach him. All Lee says if for him to use his technique on him once more, Chen says that he will respect his wishes and uses his technique on him. He mentions the Dragon Eye’s and attacks, Lee see’s the dragon and is quickly attacked by it, he’s cut and pushed around within the wind.
After the attack, Lee is told by Chen that he cannot be a Shinobi, then just goes away, never to see him again. Lee asked him if he could do it again but Chen doesn’t, he just tells him that he will never be one. Guy hears about what Chen had to say, he tells him that he was crazy to say such a thing, Lee will never give up, ever since he had the injury.
Lee mentions that he’s been training hard using his Primary Lotus to see if he can do something about it. Now Lee has his chance, Lee jumps into the sky and notices that dragon has something in the middle, he enters it and spins the opposite way, he sees the Dragon’s eyes in the middle and quickly defuse’s the tornado by spinning the other way as well gets an attack on Chen.
He quickly notices that he’s Leaf Dragon God has been defeated, Lee also tells him that during his injury, he would need to have the operation in order to keep on living his dream, if he didn’t live after that, Guy will also take his life because he’s dedicated his life to Lee and improving his. Lee gets all emotional by what he’s said. Chen mentions that Guy is a good teacher for him.
Chen mentions that he also had a student who couldn’t use ninjutsu, he went into battle and died. After that Chen had faked his death and built the stone, at this point he’s body is giving up after knowing that he’s life has ended. He mentions that it’s time for him to use the grave he put up. Naruto Shippuden 312 ends here.
A good filler about Lee’s past, although it’s still a filler and it’s still somewhat boring stories from my point of view, all I care about at this point is the return of the War’s return. Nevertheless, I can’t wait for next week’s Naruto Shippuden 313, titled “Rain Followed by Snow with Some Lightning”, when we see another Ino-Shika-Cho moment they encounter another Edo User.