Chapter 64: "Hokage’s Message" –
Now in the right place atthe right time, the team opens the scrolls and Iruka issummoned, explaining the riddle is related to their strengthsand weaknesses. Anko meets with the Hokage, alerting him tothe presence of Orochimaru as he fixes her up from the battle. Itis then announced that due to too many passes, a preliminaryexam must take place.
Chapter 65: "Life-RiskingBattles" –
Introduces Hayate.With all the winnersassembled, the Hokageexplains the true purpose of the Chuunin Exam. Although asubstitute for war, battles willallow lethal force to show off ashinobi’s power. Hayate thenexplains that a quick one-on-one tournament will be held tocut the number of winners inhalf. Kabuto quits at the finalhurdle.
Chapter 66: "Sakura'sRequest" –
Kabuto leaves tosave his own life, but is stillhiding his true mission of being Orochimaru’s spy.Sasuke’s Cursed Seal begins totrouble him. Sakura begs himto quit in case he ends uphurt, but Sasuke bluntlyrefuses. The examiners knowof the seal, with Ankoespecially worried, but Kakashireassures her. The first fight isthen decided; Sasuke VS Yoroi.
Chapter 67: "OpposingAbility" –
Kakashi warnsSasuke to avoid using