Naruto

Season 1 Episode 6

A Dangerous Mission! Journey to the Land of Waves!

4
Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Oct 08, 2005 on TV Tokyo
9.3
out of 10
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Tired of doing lame missions, Naruto asks the Hokage to give them something challenging. The Hokage caves and gives them a C-rank mission. They will be bodyguards for a bridge builder. It appears to be a simple mission, until the group is attacked by something more than common thugs...other ninja!moreless

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  • This is something you would expect from watching anime.

    8.6
    At the end of the episode you kind of feel like there is always a thing that seems boring at first and then it turns out to be something completely exciting. I kind of didn't expected to see the Demon Brothers. I liked their style and also the way Naruto stabbed himself to make it more dramatical. In a way this was just an episode with the same base of anime (where something boring turns out to be fun) and the change of setting. Altogether this episode was good to watch and let all that stress out, but it was not something to be hysterical about.moreless
  • good episode

    9.3
    Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura are headed after the target in accordance with Kakashi-sensei's training. They pounce and capture a cat, thus completing "Operation Capture Tora the Lost Pet" for Madam Shijimi, wife of the Country of Fire's Feudal Lord. She is thrilled to pieces.



    Soon they are ready for their next ninja training mission: babysitting Yojyu-sama's boy, grocery shopping, etc. Naruto starts whining that he's sick of these stupid missions and he is soon scolded by Iruka sensei. Hokage-sama then explains what missions are. People come to the village requesting tasks every day. Those tasks are then separated into the difficulty levels A, B, C, and D, just as ninjas are separated into Hokage, Jonins (Elite - like Kakashi sensei), Chunins (Commoners - like Iruka sensei), and Genins (Cadets - like Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke) according to their abilities. A tasks are assigned to the Jonins, B and C tasks are assigned to Chunins and C and D tasks are assigned to Genins. When the Hokage finishes, Naruto has stopped listening to him. Naruto meanwhile is talking to his teammates about Ramen. The Hokage shouts and Naruto shouts back. To stop Naruto from shouting Kakashi hits him in the head.



    Naruto still isn't convinced and decides to sit and hold his breath. Hokage gives in and assigns the ninja cadets a C task. A drunken man enters and insults Naruto. He then introduces himself as the bridge building expert Tazuna. Their task is to protect his life while he finishes building his bridge.



    As they journey towards the Country of the Wave, Tazuna again insults Naruto, which again makes him angry. Sakura then asks Kakashi if there are also ninjas in the Country of the Wave. He answers that there aren't, but explains that there may be hidden ninja villages equivalent of the country's military powers. They maintain their relationship with neighboring countries, but aren't under the control of the country. Supposedly, they are equal in position. However, because the Country of the Wave is so small, they don't need a ninja village. The five hidden villages of the countries of fire (Hidden Village of Konoha (Leaf)), water (Hidden Village of Mist), lightning (Hidden Village of Cloud), wind (Hidden Village of Sand), and earth (hidden Village of Rock) make up the Five Great Ninja Powers. Their leaders carry the name of 'Kage'. Hokage, Mizukage, Raikage, Kazekage and Tsuchikage are known as the 'Five Kages' that reign over the tens of thousands of ninjas. When Sakura and Naruto hear that, they immediately doubt Hokage's abilities. Then Kakashi shouts and knows that the two are doubting the Hokage. They started to panic and then Kakashi tells them that there are no ninja battles in a C-rank mission.



    They start to head towards their destination. Suddenly, two ninjas with wraith like characteristics jump out from a puddle of water and kills Kakashi sensei. Naruto is next, but Sasuke fights back and takes out their chain weapons. With their weapons gone they start to head towards Tazuna. Sakura gets in front of him and Sasuke gets in front of Sakura. Then Kakashi-sensei comes to the rescue and takes out the two ninjas. It turns out that Kakashi used the replacement technique. Naruto was poisoned from the battle and startled that he couldn't do anything while Sasuke was calm and unafraid.



    Kakashi explains that their two attackers are Chuunin ninjas from the Hidden Village of Mist known as the Demon Brothers. They are trained to keep fighting no matter what the cause. Kakashi knew about them because there was a puddle on the ground. He thought that was strange because it hasn't rained in several days. He waited to learn who their real target was. He then reprimands Tazuna for not revealing the actual difficulty level of the mission, which is not C but above a B. Sakura wants to give up and go back to the village. Naruto isn't ready to yet. He pulls out his kunai (throwing knife) and thrusts it into his wounded hand, vowing to become stronger and to protect the old man with his kunai. Kakashi asks to look at his hand and observes the wound has already started to heal. He says that this is the power of the nine-tailed fox. Naruto asks him if he is going to be okay because he had a weird look on his face and he says that Naruto will be fine. They continue as planned.



    Meanwhile, the man who hired the Demon Brothers is perturbed that they couldn't get the job done and rants to another ninja.moreless
  • Team 7 gets their first C rank mission.

    10
    The show begins with team seven (Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura) out in the woods tracking down something. What follows is funny and silly. After finishing that mission, they go to see the Hokage. He is about to assign them another D rank mission, but Naruto makes a scene. After a noisy Naruto is quieted by Kakashi, the Hokage decides to go ahead and assign them a C ranked mission. They are to escort a bridge builder to his homeland, The Land of Waves. On the way, team seven is ambushed by chuunin from another village. It seems there is more to this mission.....moreless
  • They go on a "C" rank mission.

    9.6
    Ah, this was pretty cool. Because Naruto was so extremely whiny, the group was allowed to go on a C rank mission. Well, that's one way of advancing further. So, they are to transport this dude, and it's supposed to go without much trouble. However, they get attacked by these awesomely cool ninja! Seriously, those dudes were awesome! Anyway, they seemingly rip Kakashi to pieces. However, he used that replacement technique. So easy to understand. Oh, and Sasuke almost owned them. But then Kakeshi revealed himself again, and owned those ninja instantly! Then, he says that ninja attacking equals at least a B rank mission. Ooh, awesome! Anyway, this was without doubt a very cool episode!moreless
  • New Mission

    8.7
    Naruto feels that he is getting small missions and is not getting missions that include a lot of action which is what he really wants. Naruto feels threatened because Sasuke does the missions easily. As always Sasuke does great in each mission. The team is sent to escort Tazuna to the Land Of The Waves and it seemed like a small mission but the team gets attacked. Sasuke easily beats them. I liked this part of the episode because it showed how talented Sasuke is when fighting. Naruto feels threatened even more because he sees how Sasuke is so well at fighting and how he (Naruto) just stood there in fear. Sasuke taunts Naruto because of it.moreless
Fred Tatasciore

Fred Tatasciore

Gato

Recurring Role

Quinton Flynn

Quinton Flynn

Iruka

Recurring Role

Steve Kramer

Steve Kramer

Sarutobi the Third Hokage

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • According to the Third Hokage the available D-Rank Missions are: Babysitting the Chief Counselor's 3 Year Old, Helping the Chief Counselor's Wife Shopping, and Taking up the Potatoes.

    • When Naruto has flash backs to his training (approximately 17.5 minutes into the episode), there appears to be a doll in the background that wears his hair, a mask, and an eye patch, in a style very similar to Kakashi.

    • In the last part of the explanation where Kakashi says what each village is called, he mixes up the earth and wind countries as the respective icons move.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Tazuna: I doubt someone like you could become Hokage.
      Naruto: Shut up! When I become Hokage, even you will acknowledge me!
      Tazuna: No I won't, you brat. Even if you do become Hokage.
      Naruto: I'll kill you!
      Kakashi: I said stop, you moron.

      ~Japanese version

    • Sakura: What are you getting so excited about, Naruto?
      Naruto: This is the first time I ever left the village. I'm a traveler now, believe it!

    • Kakashi: Hi
      Sakura: (Thinking) Kakashi-sensei! He's alive!
      Sasuke: Hmmph! Show-off.

    • Naruto: Where? Where's the midget with the idiotic look on his...
      (Naruto realizes he's the smallest.)
      Naruto: I'm gonna kill you!
      Kakashi: You can't kill the person you were just assigned to protect.

      ~Japanese version

    • Tazuna: Huh? A bunch of snot-nosed kids? And you, the little one with the idiotic look on your face, you really expect me to believe you're a ninja?
      Naruto: Ha ha ha ha ha! Who's the little one with the idiotic look on his...huh?
      (Sasuke and Sakura step closer to Naruto to show him he's the shortest.)
      Naruto: I'll demolish you! Let me get my hands on him!

    • Iruka: How dare you?! You're just a brand-new Genin with no experience! Like everyone else, you start with simple missions to develop your skills and prove yourself!
      Naruto: Are you serious?! Babysitting is not a mission! It's just stupid...
      (Kakashi punches Naruto in the head)
      Kakashi: Will you put a lid on it?

    • Hokage: Ha! Naruto wants us to know that he's not a brat. He's a former brat, and he wants a mission.

    • Sakura: Lord Hokage must be really important!
      Sakura: (Thinking.) Is that old man really such a big deal? I'm not buying it!
      Naruto: (Thinking.) I got him with my Sexy Jutsu; he can't be that great! Believe it!
      Kakashi: Hey! You all just doubted Lord Hokage, didn't you?! That's what you were thinking!
      (Sakura and Naruto shake their heads while panicking.)

    • Kakashi: Naruto uh, that was really cool how you took the poison out and all...but uh, if you lose any more blood, you're going to die.
      (Naruto's face begin to turn blue as he stares at his wound)
      Kakashi: (While winking) Good idea to stop the bleeding now, seriously.

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