The Enemy: Ninja Dropouts

Season 9, Ep 7, Aired 1/31/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Naruto, Sakura, and Lee are sent to escort a prisoner shinobazu named Gantetsu to the Forest Country capital. Their job is to back up the escort group in case the other shinobazu Gantetsu was partnered up with come to try and free him. When they get to the boat Gantetsu is being transported on, they meet Todoroki, who seems to hate Gantetsu and thinks he is guilty no matter what. Will the three ninja be able to fend off any attacks if Gantetsu's friends come to save him? And what is Todoroki's connection with Gantetsu?moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Hayato Date

  • Maile Flanagan

    Naruto Uzumaki

  • Debi Mae West


  • Megan Hollingshead


  • Brian Donovan

    Rock Lee

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Ninja flunkies attack!!!

    By DarkNinja1994, Feb 10, 2009

  • A Ninja Dropout named Gantetsu was captured, so Naruto, Sakura, and Lee are assigned a mission to make sure he gets to the capital safely. But the mission starts to become a lot more complicated then at first thought...

    By pikastatic100, Feb 03, 2009

  • Not much happens in the first installment of the next filler.

    By Kalidascorp, Nov 13, 2006

  • well naruto is getting better it is better then the other episodes so far in season 9....

    By tvrocks06, Nov 12, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Naruto: What have we got here? Don't move! You better tell me who you are! Shorasanjo: I'm Shorasanjo, head of the Ninja Dropouts. (Draws umbrella) Todoroki: You scum! Shorasanjo: Just hand him over; Gantetsu is with us. Naruto: Sorry, but that's not gonna happen!

    • Todoroki: That's it! (Thinking) Akio, I will finally avenge you! (Draws sword) Naruto: (Runs and knocks Todoroki to the ground) What the heck are you doing?! Stop it! Are you out of your mind?! What were you gonna do just now?!

    • Naruto: This is ridiculous; they won't even let us see the guy we're supposed to guard. Lee: They treat us like pests who are in their way. Naruto: Yeah, well if those Ninja Dropout guys would just attack, then we could show them how amazing we really are. Sakura: Don't say things like that. We're better off if the Ninja Dropouts never show up at all. It's our mission to get Gantetsu safely to the capital, not to show how amazing we are.

    • Naruto: Ninja Dropouts? Tsunade: That's right. It's a group of ninja who've chosen to leave their villages and give up the life of a shinobi to go live in the wild with others like them. They're a band of savage thieves who use their skills to steal what they want. Sakura: You're serious? They actually use their shinobi abilities to commit crimes? Lee: Unforgivable! Tsunade: One of their members was captured yesterday in the Ogii Mountain Pass in The Land of Forests. This particular guy is wanted in just about every village you can think of. (shows Naruto, Sakura, and Lee photograph) He was wandering through the woods when he was captured. His name is Gantetsu.

    • Sakura: What are you saying? In the end, you're merely beating each other up. Naruto: It's how men bond with each other. Lee: That's right. ~Japanese version

    Notes (7)

    • YTV Airdate: October 17th, 2009

    • In the United States, this was the last episode to air on Cartoon Network with the remaining 11 episodes unaired on TV, and instead being released straight to DVD. The dubbed version of the anime skipped right to Naruto Shippuden which premiered on Disney XD on October 28, 2009.

    • Original Episode Title: The Enemy "Shinobazu"

    • Original Airdate: November 9, 2006

    • The Shinobazu killed Todoroki's family, and Todoroki saw Gantetsu holding his little brother. This is why he has a grudge against him.

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    Trivia (1)

    • Shura Sanjuro (the shinobi with the umbrella-style weapon) is most likely from the Village Hidden in the Rain. This umbrella-style weapon is typically used in that village.

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