Sasuke and Sai Arc
Formation! New Team Kakashi! - 結成!新カカシ班 (Kessei! Shin Kakashi han)
After attacking Naruto, Sai predicts that they will meet again soon, then vanishes. Tsunade meets with the village elders, Homura and Koharu…
"distance" by LONG SHOT PARTY
"KIMI MONOGATARI" by little by little
Points of Interests
- This episode brings to light the behind-the-scenes politics of the Leaf Village and the desire to keep Naruto constrained in the village.
- Kakashi, Deidara, and Sasori is only seen this episode in the flashback of the previous arc in the Akatsuki hideout. Only Sasori is not voiced.
- Gaara only appears in this episode in flashback and has no spoken lines.
- The scenes from Tsunade's flashback are from the Search for Tsunade arc of the first Naruto anime series.
- The three elders that talk with Tsunade about Naruto; Koharu, Homura, and Danzo; were all once on the same ninja squad together with the Third Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi.
- In the original Japanese, Sai asks if Naruto doesn't have ちんちん (chinchin). While the official English subtitles translated this as "balls". Chinchin is slang that means "penis". "Balls" would be きんたま (kintama).
- This episode is the first post time skip appearance of Ino Yamanaka.
- Yamato refers to Kakashi as Senpai (先輩). This is a term used for those who are more experienced in the same group, even among equal ranks. This means that Kakashi was a member of the ANBU Black Ops before Yamato joined.
- Similar to Sai, Yamato is not his real name, but a codename given to him for this mission.
- This episode is the introduction of the other faction in the ANBU Black Ops that are under the command of Danzo called 根 (ne). Official subtitles called them "The Foundation", but fansubs called them "The Root". "Root" is the literal translation. Officially they were suppose to of been disbanded.
Hidden Leaf Tourism Association Omake:
- In the omake after the credits. Choji takes Naruto and Shikamaru to their regular barbeque spot, and Naruto uses the taboo word on Choji.
Moves This Episode
|Deidara||Detonating Clay - C2: Dragon (flashback)|
Detonating Clay - C1: Birds (flashback)
|Sai||Ninja Art - Super Beasts Scroll: Lions|
Ink Mist Jutsu
|Shikamaru Nara||Ninja Art: Shadow Stitching Jutsu|
Shadow Possession Jutsu
|Gaara||Ultimate Defense: Sand Manipulation (flashback))|
|Naruto Uzumaki||Shadow Clone Jutsu (flashback)|