Hi guys! Welcome to the second part of this installation! On my last installation, I established the correct timeline where Naruto is supposed to run and where people should go by. In this one I'll go from the infamous bell test right up to the where the Chuunin Exams start. Accompany me as we go through a brief recap of the Naruto manga and anime with an actual working timeline, without further due enjoy!
The Survival Test was omitted for good reason on part 1, due to the fact that it's very crucial on the Naruto timeline till the start of the Chuunin Exams.
It's a much known fact around the Naruto Fan Base that 'Kakashi is a horrible sensei and didn't teach his students anything at all. He even went as far as taking them to a C-rank unprepared and it even hadn't been a month when he took them.' I'd like to very much point out that this is completely untrue and I'd like to point out why. As I stated on part 1, it's October 15 when Naruto gets assigned to Team 7. At the end of the introduction, he states to meet them the next day at 5:00 a.m., which would be on...
Wednesday, October 16 - Survival Test, otherwise known as the infamous Bell Test, starts at 10:15 a.m. Team 7 has an hour and 45 min. to get the bells. At 12:00 p.m. the clock rings and at 12:10 p.m. Naruto finds himself tied up to a stump with Sasuke and Sakura at each side.
We all know what happens after that, Kakashi passes them with flying colors and tells that starting tomorrow they'd start their duties a team. Therefore on�
Thursday, October 17 � Team 7 starts its duties.
After that, there are no more dates to calculate as Kishimito pretty much does a time-skip and it introduces us with Team 7 catching once again Madame Shijimi's cat, Tora.
We start with the disastrous Land of the Waves arc, which turns Kakashi in the Naruto fandom as the worst sensei in history. If this statement it's true, then, why does Naruto states this?
I'd like to put my emphasis on the statement of him taking many missions. Not a few missions, not just several, it clearly says many missions. How much missions exactly? The databooks only state 7 D-ranks. However, it's most likely that it didn't count the countless failed missions Team 7 did during that period of unknown time and the countless training it did.
But this is where it gets good, really, really good. To calculate this, I used the 2002 and 2003 Japanese calendars. The C-rank mission to the Land of Waves happens around 7 months, 1 week and 5 days later. It just so happens that it's conveniently near a certain event. A coincidence, maybe? I think not.
Therefore, the C-rank mission (cough, B-rank, really) happens on�
Friday, May 30th �Team 7 departs very early from Konoha with Tazuna. Later on in the afternoon, after all the subsequent events happen, Naruto goes off to training to prove that heroes exist.
A small time-skip is shown and the days jump to�
Friday, June 6 � Naruto appears to be sleeping after training vigorously. He also encounters Haku, which becomes a very fundamental moment in his life as they both talk about their precious people.
Saturday, June 7 � It's stated that Naruto left by himself last night and has also skipped breakfast again. Sasuke never returned from his walk either as he decided to train too.
Sunday, June 8 � The Battle of the Wave Bridge begins. It takes most of the morning till the afternoon. Momochi Zabuza and his apprentice Haku are among the casualties.
2 Weeks later � That's from Monday, June 9 to Sunday, June 22. Zabuza and Haku's graves are also shown before Team 7 departs. Tazuna names his bridge,"The Great Naruto Bridge."
Team 7 returns to Konoha on Sunday, June 22nd. It's most likely that Kakashi gave them the day off, which would be Monday, June 23rd. Now, you're all probably wondering where I'm going with this and this is where I shall unveil the unmentioned certain event.
That's right, the certain event is none other than the Chuunin Exams, that's starts, when exactly? "�7 days from now. On the first day of the seventh moon�" Let's backtrack a little, if in a week the exams start. Then, it's�
Tuesday, June 24th � Team 7 is shown doing a mission and Kakashi leaves to report, due to the fact he's being summoned. The Sandaime Hokage announces the start of the Chuunin Exams in seven days.
How do I know this? "�on the first day of the seventh moon�" I did a little bit of research about the mentioning of the seventh moon and I learned that in ancient times people used the moon as a calendar, which is called a lunisolar calendar. It's most likely that Konoha follows a lunisolar calendar and a traditional calendar. There's twelve lunar months and the seventh month pinpoints to July. It's possible that the Sandaime is using this as an expression referring to July 1st, leading to the conclusion that a lunisolar calendar used to be used previously.
This means that in seven days on the�
1st of July � The Chuunin Exams start.
And that it's my conclusion for part two. I hoped you guys have enjoyed this as much as I have and learned a lot. But before I leave I thought I'd like to mention a fun fact I rediscovered again!
I think I don't even have to explain it, but I'd like to point out that that the Icha Icha series has three books and we're only on part 1.
Until the next installation, everybody! And see you all around!