Naruto Uzumaki, who has finally passed his final exam, is sent to a ninja academy, where students are assigned to squads of three. He is paired with Sakura Haruno, a girl Naruto has a crush on, and Sasuke, a guy Naruto considers his rival. After Sakura shows disappointment over being paired with Naruto, but is also happy to be paired with Sasuke, Naruto develops a plan. During lunch, Naruto ambushes Sasuke and ties him up, then, uses the Transformation Technique to transform into him. Later, approaching Sakura as Sasuke, Naruto is about to find out what she thinks of him. The whole thing is interrupted by an intense need to go to the bathroom (this happened before Naruto could get a kiss from Sakura), while Sasuke manages to free himself. Later, the real Sasuke approaches Sakura and she pesters him about the time they spent together a few minutes ago, not knowing that it was actually Naruto. She then says insults to Naruto, and makes fun of him for not having parents. Sasuke angrily parries her words, finally adding that she got to him. Thinking that she was too mean to Naruto, Sakura decides that she should try to treat him better from now on.