ANIME: Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals


In the Village Hidden in the Leaves there is a ninja who aspires for greatness. His name is Rock Lee! From the epic world Naruto comes the new Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals, based off of a manga by Kenji Taira. Rock Lee can’t use ninjutsu but that doesn’t stop him from becoming the star of his own show in chibi form.

The first episode of Rock Lee’s new spin off introduces chibi Lee and the zany situations he gets himself into. The episode starts with Lee and his teammates Tenten and Neji helping a little girl who is hounded by debt collectors. Later, Naruto and Lee face off in an epic battle over cake!

After seeing my favorite Naruto characters chibified, I couldn’t help but smile. They’re so cute. I especially loved the chibi versions of Naruto and Neji. Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals is mostly comedy, the story is not as complex and there’s not much action compared to the main Naruto series. Still I found the new series to be very enjoyable.

The first episode of Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals is streaming for free on New episodes will be available every Tuesday. Be sure to check it out, as well as the main Naruto series.

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by Katherine McGowan



Submitted by Lizzy on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 10:39

Oh, this is so too cute lol! I will half to take a look at this when I can! It is so great when you find new anime to enjoy thank you for that viz!

Submitted by Cisco9630 on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 14:59

I read this! this is hilarious!!

Submitted by Darkjan23 on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 01:31

it is **** becasue of that spin off bleach anime got canelled, cures you rock lee

EDIT: NO CURSING! From your friendly neighborhood SJ ALPHA Team.

Submitted by foxroano9T on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 07:38

Wait bleach got cancelled no way? Damn I used to read the manga all the time! Wait wahts this there is still
new manga coming out? BAKA! Bleach is not canceled! True Otaku's know whats going on with Bleach. The anime caught up to the manga. The show is on hiatus and this is not new, HunterXHunter? Plus if you knew anything about Bleach you would know that this is the "last arc" but it will be LONGER than the aranca arc. The Aranca arc was about from 2008-2011!!! So you know bleach is going to be around for a LONG TIME! BANKAI RYUMON HOZUKIMARU!!!! Yes Rock Lee filled the void but it did not cancel Bleach!

Submitted by jkphantom on Tue, 05/15/2012 - 13:01

This new naruto anime looks hilarious! I just can't stop laughing!!!! LOL XD

Well, i guess this was meant to lighten up the mood in the naruto fan community with all the serious stuff going on in the canon anime/manga. : )

Submitted by Ashirogi6 on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 20:40

This looks fun, but stupid...

Submitted by foxroano9T on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 07:33

Clearly you have been sheltered and have never seen animes/Manga like Dr.Slump, this is the same style. Poop jokes and fighting THIS IS EPICNESS! Its like Naruto fused with Dr.Slump! Of coarse you might not have heard of this awesome show since you never read the manga. The manga was AWSOME! Don't diss anything until you have read it or you might pass on a GREAT show! Try one episode its all it takes than read the manga. Its stupid yes but SO UNCONTROLABLY FUNNY!!! SPOILER!! IT IS ONE OF THE FUNNIEST SHOWS EVER!!!

Submitted by foxroano9T on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 07:29

If you have not read this manga than stop reading right now and go see it. I'll wait....done? YUP ITS THAT EPIC! Now watch it and enjoy it more! Can't wait to read it again once it comes to america! Crunchyroll has the newest episodes of Rock Lee an hour after which is great! I'm glad viz has the anime which makes me believe they will bring the manga which is selling like crazy in Japan! Give Lee Give Lee! You will enjoy this show if you like Dr.Slump and other comedies. Its not as serious as Naruto but its not filler episodes they are all great funny 15 min episodes 2 per show! WARNING/SPOILER YOU WILL LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF!

Submitted by Dcowsert on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 12:22

A friend of mine actually visited japan a couple months back and brought back a volume of this in japanese. The fact that we couldn't understand what they were saying only made it that much more hilarious!

Submitted by MasterMangaManiac on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 07:01

I watched this for the first time and thought this was hilarious XD so I guess this kinda cool.