Irritated that Konohamaru has come at him, Kankuro tries to beat him up. However, he is stopped by Sasuke. Elsewhere, the jounin of Konoha, namely the commanders of Team 7, Team 8 and Team 10, consent to their participation in the Chuunin Exam, which Iruka Umino objects to. Recognizing that Sasuke can be a serious opponent, Kankuro prepares to fight him, but is stopped by Gaara. Sakura asks why the three Hidden Sand Village ninja are in Konoha. They explain before they leave that the Chuunin Exam provides an opportunity to advance in rank, leaving the members of Team 7 intrigued.