Departure

Departure is an anime episode of Naruto that was released on 02/08/2007
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Ultimate Weapon Arc (Filler)

Departure - 旅立ち (Tabidachi)

Gaara transforms into Shukaku the Sand Spirit, and wins an impressive victory. After the battle, some discover new paths to follow, and Naruto decides to become even stronger by going on a training journey with Jiraiya.

Summary

Opening Theme-

"YURA YURA" by: Hearts Grow

Ending Theme-

"Scenario" by SABOTEN

After an exhausting and very difficult fight Gaara finally is able to defeat Seimei using all of his will power and chakra to release an ultimate attack, but keeping Shukaku under his control, because he could trust on his friends and stood up for them by his own, thanks to what he had learned from Naruto in their past. After the fight, he and Naurto, who was also in very bad conditions, are taken to the Kohona hospital. As Naruto wakes up he is surprised by maste Jiraiya, who finally decides to take him for training. Also Ino goes after Sakura to ask her to talk for her to master Tsunade, because she wants to become a medical ninja, just like Sakura, after being unable to help on their previous mission and feeling useless. At the end of the episode Naruto and master Jiraiya leave the village to become even stronger than before, and everybody else agrees to keep training for the next time they get to see each other again.

Points of Interest

  • Much of this episode is non-canon to the original manga story. The only parts that are from the original story are near the end.
  • This is the final episode of the Naruto anime series. The story is continued in Naruto Shippuden Episode 1.
  • Sasuke Uchiha appears only in this episode during Gaara's flashback from the Hidden Leaf Invasion Arc.
  • the canon portion of the story begins later into the story, after Naruto has been returned to the Hidden Leaf Village. The period between Naruto's recovery and leaving the village was only three months.
  • The kanji on the scroll that Sakura is working on is 手 (te), which means "hand" or "arm".
  • In the manga, Sakura was training under Tsunade's watch. Ino was not in the scene.

Moves This Episode

CharacterTechnique Name
GaaraShukaku Transformation
Sand Tsunami
Extreme Tempered Ultimate Attack: Shukaku's Spike
Giant Sand Burial
Sakura HarunoHealing Jutsu
Neji HyugaByakugan
SeimeiKujaku: Whirlwhind Position
Hinata HyugaByakugan

Characters & Voice Actors

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Seimei ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Junichi Suwabe ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Travis Willingham ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Gaara ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Akira Ishida ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Liam O'Brien ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Matsuri ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Maaya Sakamoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Lara Jill Miller ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Naruto Uzumaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Junko Takeuchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Maile Flanagan ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Temari ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Romi Paku ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tara Platt ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Shikamaru Nara ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Showtaro Morikubo ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tom Gibis ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Kankuro ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yasuyuki Kase ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Michael Lindsay ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Sakura Haruno ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Chie Nakamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kate Higgins ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Hinata Hyuga ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Nana Mizuki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Stephanie Sheh ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Ino Yamanaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryouka Yuzuki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Colleen O'Shaughnessey ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Choji Akimichi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kentarou Itou ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Robbie Rist ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Neji Hyuga ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Koichi Tochika ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Steve Staley ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Rock Lee ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yoichi Masukawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Brian Donovan ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Shino Aburame ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shinji Kawada ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Derek Stephen Prince ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Sasuke Uchiha ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kakashi Hatake ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kazuhiko Inoue ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Dave Wittenberg ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Iruka Umino ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Toshihiko Seki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Quinton Flynn ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Yashamaru ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Soichiro Hoshi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Brian Beacock ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Kiba Inuzuka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kousuke Toriumi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kyle Hebert ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Akamaru ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Junko Takeuchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Jamie Simone ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Jiraiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Houchu Ohtsuka ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
David Lodge ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Tsunade ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Masako Katsuki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Debi Mae West ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Tenten ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yukari Tamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Danielle Judovits ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Teuchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shukaku ( x ) ( x ) ( x )

Credits

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Masashi Kishimoto Concept Artist He is the creator, writer, and artist, of the successfully popular manga and anime series: NARUTO
Hayato Date Director Hayato Date is the famed anime director who has directed the entire Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime series.
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