Naruto Shippuden 396 engages in the first test of the Chunin Exams starting as Shikamaru takes over to test all the students by putting them in three different rooms, unable to contact their team mates. They have to get a total of 100 marks between each team-mate. While each questions worth 30, 40 and 50 points.
Naruto Shippuden 396 begins as Shikamaru builds some new rooms for the Chunin Exams, so he’s talking to Konohamaru and the others. It’s mentioned that Naruto may show up, but even Shikamaru doesn’t know. Everyone is ready to begin their test, to which they try and look at each other. Sakura, Choji and Ino all enter, they pick a number to which it’s associated to a room.
They all enter their own room, even Naruto shows up however Neji can tell that it’s not him. He can’t take the exam now thus they’re just trying to help out. However, they just mention that he will get to the top even if he doesn’t get this exam done. They all get in and sit down.
The television turns on as Shikamaru and tells everyone that it’s a written test and that they need to get the paper. It’s worked out that there are 3 questions, worth 30, 40 and 50. However they need to work with their team mates in other class to figure it out. Neji tries to figure it out when he remembers Naruto.
Shikamaru tells Temari that they need to get a total of 100 to pass. Shino tries to find a hole however it’s completely covered, even Neji cannot find a space. They are allowed to do anything except fight each other. They need to figure out who will do which question. It could be either 50 + 50 + 0, or 30 + 30 + 40 being the only possibility.
They themselves don’t know which question to do. Shino looks at Fuu and suspects something could be going on here. Sakura mentions that if only they had Naruto, he would have scored 0 for sure. 20 mins left, and Fuu contacts her team mates to tell them. Others begin to figure it out too.
Ino tells her team mates to do the other questions too. They all begin to shout to which it does nothing. Others use the sand outside to send messages. Neji figures something out to which he tells Hinata to do the Eight Trigram attack, to which it seems that they’ve figured it out. Neji has shown them the answers. Naruto Shippuden 396 ends here.
A good episode, I actually liked this one, had no action but was something new. Can’t wait for next week’s Naruto Shippuden 397, titled “One Worthy As A Leader” when we continue the exams.