Season 6 Episode 22

A Battle of the Bugs! The Deceivers and the Deceived!

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Mar 22, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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With Hinata's safety in danger, the group must try and figure out a way to save Hinata, and protect the Bikochu at the same time. Every time one side seems to have an edge though, the other reveals yet a new trick. As dawn approaches, they don't have long to do either. In the end, Naruto, Kiba, and Shino fall into a trap. Can they escape? And can Hinata save herself from her current situation?moreless

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  • It's actually...good!

    The antagonists of this arc are surprisingly better than I expected. Although Shino is clearly a leader that is on the chuunin level already, his plans were upped one by the Kamizura clan. The planning done on both sides at the exchange point was pretty intense to watch. When you'd think that Shino's plan worked, he was outdone, and when they thought that they finally found Hinata, he was once again outdone. And what the last episode was missing was some Hinata character development. Despite being captured, she had her few moments of spotlight, such as when she was able to strategically kill the bees--where she still failed--and the flashback of how she suggested doing the mission in the first place.moreless
  • The guys must make a choice.

    Hinata has been kidnapped by three ninja from the Kamizuri clan. They are bug handlers too like Shino's clan, but they specialize in bees. It seems they wish to find a certain scroll in order to restore their clan's rank at the Hidden Leaf Village. They want to trade Hinata for the Bikouchuu bug so that they can find the scroll, but Naruto and Company need the Bikouchuu bug to find Sasuke. After a failed attempt at trying to track down the ninjas, Shino decides that they must attempt a trade in order to rescue Hinata. The guys go to make the deal, but things go amiss.....moreless
  • Hinata's turnina point!!!

    You know, it's funny how we all get tired of Sakura's many "turning points" but we never seem to tire of Hinata's? Why is that? Simple. Hinata is a more likeable character than Sakura, and this is only like the second time Hinata has changed herself. And she really wanted to change, too. Sakura has wanted to change billions of times, but she really didn't do so until she took on the position of Tsunade's apprentice. OK, so here's what went down in the episode. Shino, leading Hinata, Kiba, and Naruto, is on a mission to find the rare Bikochu beatle that will track down Sasuke's scent. But there's a rival clan from the Stone Village that's looking for it too! The buys plus Hinata managed to capture one, but the Kamizuru kidnapped Hinata and demanded the bug for her safe return! Now the boys are faced with a hard choice. The Bikochu and Sasuke? Or sweet and lovable Hinata? Naruto decides on both. Shino sends his bugs out to find where they are keeping her, but no such luck. Meanwhile, Hinata slowly regains conciousness and hears the Kamizuru talking about how they were thrown out of power by the Aburame Clan, and how the Bikochu will bring them recognition. She realizes that they aren't so different from her. All Hinata really wants is recognition from her father and Naruto. A trade is proposed, and the boys use this opportunity to take back Hinata. However, instead of teh Bikochu, they bring a Goliath Beatle instead. The enemy is not fooled, and they battle. However, the Kamizuru and Hinata were not actually there; they were honey clones. Meanwhile, one of the Kamizuru wraps Hinata in a honey cacoon and places her in the river. As she nears a waterfall, she must figure out how to break free.moreless
  • Another great episode.

    This definetly has to be one of the greatest filler arcs. This episode was chalk full of twist and turns and plot and all of that good stuff. The beggining was strong, the whole trade off ordeal was exciting and fast paced. Shino was really smart realizing that the real Hinata would pass out after hugging Naruto like that, and it was funny when Kiba said the whole are you trying to blow Naruto up thing lol. That lady has a sick mind, get eaten by larva, or get eaten by a big disgusting uglier form of larva. Nice decision. Also, poor Hinata. I hope she doesn't die or something lol. Hinata rules! Even though she missed one of those bugs. Whatever.moreless
  • Nice episode. Looks like Naruto and gang end up in a tight spot.

    This episode captivated my interest on how Hinata really gets esteem from Naruto. And I never expected that move she did in the river. But yeah she kind of did get in the way. Now Shino, kiba and naruto are trapped. Their werent that many flashbacks in this episode, which made it a blast to watch.
Tony Oliver

Tony Oliver

Jibachi Kamizuru

Guest Star

Beau Billingslea

Beau Billingslea

Kurobachi Kamizuru

Guest Star

Cindy Robinson

Cindy Robinson

Suzumebachi Kamizuru

Guest Star

Steve Staley

Steve Staley

Neji Hyuuga

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Naruto: If you're not Hinata, who are you?
      Fake Hinata: Naruto, please, I swear it's really me.
      Shino: If that is true, show us what you tried to stick on Naruto's back just now. (Knocks something out of her hand)
      Naruto: A paper bomb?
      Kiba: You were gonna blow his head off!

    • Suzumebachi: Impressive strength for a Genin, but I should expect no less from the Aburame clan. Isn't that right?
      Shino: The Kamizuru clan.
      Suzumebachi: So, cat's out of the bag.

    • Naruto: Why are we fighting these things? They're just wax.
      Shino: (Spots something) You guys! Don't move! (Jumps in and slices bee in half) This one isn't fake and it's carrying a deadly poison. It appears there are real ones in the mix.
      Naruto: Yeah, but they all look the same.
      Shino: Watch my back for a second. Wall of Insects Jutsu!
      Naruto: Wow, that's cool!

    • Naruto: The priority now is rescuing Hinata.
      Shino: Although, I wonder if that's what Hinata would want.
      Naruto: Huh?
      Shino: This entire plan, it was her idea.
      Naruto: What? But...
      Shino: It's true. I told her about the existence of the Bikochu. However, the odds of finding one are extremely low. Kiba and I thought we should set our sights on missions that would help the village, we didn't want to go chasing some long shot. But Hinata wouldn't give up, she was adamant. No matter how remote our chances of success, she said we should move forward with it.
      Naruto: She... She really said all that?
      Kiba: Yeah, I know. We couldn't believe how much fight she had in her. She was so passionate about it, all Shino and I could do was agree.

    • Naruto: I don't get it! What the heck is going on around here? Who would want to kidnap Hinata, and why does anyone know we're looking for the Bikochu in the first place?
      Kiba: I don't really know, but from the moment we got here they've been watching us like hawks.
      Naruto: Huh? So wait, you knew they were there?
      Shino: You were the only one who didn't.
      Naruto: And you don't think maybe you should have filled me in?
      Kiba: Oh please, if we'd have told you, you'd have raised a big stink over it. Every insect in a square mile would have buzzed out of here, including the Bikochu.

    • (Shino throws a kunai at Hinata hugging Naruto)
      Naruto: What the heck you doing, you nut job?
      Shino: Out with it! Who are you?
      Naruto: Um... Shino, what are you talking about? That's Hinata, remember?
      Shino: No, it's not. If it were, she would have turned red in the face and passed out after hugging you.

    • Naruto: I don't care what happens, I'm not going to abandon her. Anyone who leaves a comrade is trash.
      Kiba: Here, here.

    • Shino: When you hugged Naruto you should have blushed and passed out.

      ~Japanese version

    • Kiba: You were trying to blow Naruto up?

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (4)