|The Ninja Rock Lee|
|Romaji||Ninja Rokku Rī|
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The Ninja Rock Lee (忍者ロックリー Ninja Rokku Rī) is Chapter 1 of the manga.
A ninja from another village threatens to tear Konohagakure apart. Suddenly, Rock Lee arrives, using his Leaf Crap Shoot technique to overwhelm the enemy. When another person questions the legitimacy of the ninjutsu, Lee declares that he cannot utilize ninjutsu at all, but makes up for it by using training his taijutsu. He reveals his goal to become a great ninja even without ninjutsu and his respect for the team leader, Might Guy.
During his defense training with his teammates, Neji Hyuga and Tenten, Lee attempts to mimic Neji and perform the ninjutsu, Divination Whirl, but fails. Later, he tries to execute the ninjutsu, Summon Technique, by using Neji as a turtle. Additionally Lee runs very fast, effectively creating a mirage, so it would seem like he had successfully performed the Shadow Clone Jutsu. Finally, he finishes with the Harem Jutsu, where he merely puts on a bikini.
Guy inquires why Lee is going through such great lengths to perform ninjutsu, and it is revealed to him that Lee did so so that Guy can acknowledge him as a true ninja. Hearing that, Guy reprimands Lee for doing so as he is satisfied with the current Lee who can only use taijutsu, asserting that he can become a prodigious ninja nonetheless.
Lee and Guy then work together, using the Konoha Super Great Huge Whirlwind technique, to defeat their opponents. In the end, Guy reveals that the only Jutsu he approves of was the Harem Jutsu, and he and Lee dress with bikinis, much to Tenten's dismay. Neji is shown mortified by his turtle outfit when others look at him.