Season 8 Episode 7

A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa!

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Aug 02, 2008 on TV Tokyo



  • Trivia

    • The title card in the edited version of the English dub misspelled the title of this episode to be "A Legend of the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa!" instead of "A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa!". However, Naruto still said the title correctly when he shouted it out.

    • Onbu's growth changes from scene to scene. Sometimes he's bigger and sometimes he's smaller.

  • Quotes

    • Naruto: (Laughing hysterically) You should see the look on your face.
      Tsunade: The Onbaa are no longer a legend, are you happy? They're mating like rabbits outside the village and the eagles are scooping them up and dropping them here. (A young onbaa appears on Tsunade's back) Naruto, how do you get rid of these things? Tell me!
      Naruto: Hard to say. There's a bit of wrestling involved, maybe you should try that.

    • Naruto: All right, you bandits, open up!
      (Gate opens)
      Bandit #1: Who are you, you little snot?
      Bandit #2: Yeah, kid.
      Bandit #3: What're ya doin here?
      Naruto: You're lookin' at Naruto Uzumaki and Onbu. You jerks ready?
      Bandit #1: Say what?

    • Naruto: Spill it, Hinata, what's up?
      Hinata: Uh, well, it's just I've heard this weird rumor.
      Naruto: Really, how weird?
      Hinata: People are saying... Well... You have a baby with you?
      Naruto: Oh, you mean this guy?
      Onbu: Onbu! Onbu!
      (Hinata faints)
      Naruto: Huh? Hinata!

    • (Lee comes up by Naruto carrying several bags)
      Naruto: What are you doin'?
      Lee: I will not be outdone.
      Naruto This isn't a weight, you know!

    • Sakura: Hang in there, Naruto.
      Kiba: We'll be on the sidelines cheerin' for ya.
      Naruto: Well, feel free to come join me on the field!

    • Tunade: Relax, it's just a legend. I'm sure you'll be fine.
      Naruto: I don't find that very reassuring.

    • Naruto: Can we get back to my problem for a second here? He's stuck to my back like glue.
      Tsunade: Oh, right. Well, let's see. According to legend, the Onbaa's offspring consider the first thing they see as their mother and will cling to that creature's back exclusively. They supposedly ride around in this unusual fashion until they reach full maturity, but before that fateful day arrives, the two are never separated.
      Sakura: I guess you're just going to have to wait for it to grow up, Naruto.
      Naruto: (Sarcastic) Oh yeah, that's an awesome idea. What the heck am I going to do when it's a nine-foot tall behemoth? (Everybody backs away) Oh, that's great, guys. Thanks for the support.

    • Naruto: That's the worst handwriting I've ever seen.
      Sakura: Like you're one to talk, you dummy.

    • Naruto: So, did Pervy Sage find one of them or not?
      Tsunade: He returned to the village three days later and said he'd won through a ring-out move, the little liar.

    • Young Tsunade: What are you, deranged? You don't seriously believe there's an Onbaa out there, do you?
      Young Jiraiya: Well, we'll just see won't we, when I've completed my investigation.
      Young Tsunade: Whatever. Even if there was an Onbaa out there, it wouldn't want anything to do with you.
      Young Jiraiya: What do you know, you billboard of a female?
      Young Tsunade: I'm not a billboard, you jerk! And there's no such thing as an Onbaa!
      Young Jiraiya: Oh yeah, you want to bet on it?
      Young Tsunade: Sure thing pipsqueek!
      Young Orochimaru: I'm betting on Jiraiya this time.

    • Tsunade: A long time ago, when I was still a little girl, I was told of a legend. A tale of a dangerous bear-like creature known as the Onbaa living in the mountains near our village. Then one day, that little idiot Jiraiya pledged to spend his summer break studying the creature and headed off into the woods like a loon.
      Naruto: The Pervy Sage did?
      Tsunade: Yep.

    • Kiba: There's some kind of creature on your back, you idiot.
      Sakura: What is it, a caterpillar?
      Naruto: Get it off! Get it off!
      Kiba: (Grabs Onbu and tries to get it off) No, it's not a bug, it's a little animal. (Pulls hard, but can't get it off) It doesn't want to let go.
      Naruto: Why does this happen to me?

    • Sakura: You can bring them by later, I'll stitch them up for you.
      Naruto: Great! For real? Ya mean it? I can't believe how kind you're being to me, Sakura. I think that may be the nicest thing you've ever offered to do for me in my whole entire life!
      Sakura: All right, all right, don't get carried away. (Onbu touches Sakura's breast) Naruto! (She kicks Naruto into a fence)
      Naruto: Wait, I don't understand. What did I do?
      Sakura: You just put your hands on me, didn't you?
      Naruto: 'Course not, I wouldn't do that.
      Sakura: Then what about those grubby little paws sticking out from your armpits, huh! Wait, what the...?
      Naruto: Huh? Wha?
      Kiba: Check your back.
      Naruto: Gah! What is that thing?! What did that eagle eat?

    • Naruto: Hey, Sakura!
      Sakura: Well, well. Hey there lazybones, I heard you haven't got a mission.
      Naruto: It's not like I'm just lounging around.
      Sakura: No kidding, you've really been going at it, huh. You ripped your pants.
      Naruto: Huh? Where? Oh, you're right, I didn't even notice.
      Sakura: (Sighs) Hopeless as ever.

    • Naruto: What's up? Why all the barking?
      Kiba: He says you kinda reek, Naruto. You been skipping bath time lately?
      Naruto: Hey, watch it bub! I'm not in the mood, okay.
      Kiba: Seriously, you stink.

    • Naruto: Ever since Onbu latched onto my back, I get all the cushiest jobs in the village. Sounds like a good deal to me.

    • Naruto: (Sitting in a bathtub after Onbu pees on him) I get the feeling I'll be spending a lot of time in the tub.

    • Naruto: This is no joke.

      ~Japanese version

    • Kiba: Have you been showering regularly?
      Naruto: Don't be so rude.
      Kiba: No, you really do smell.

      ~Japanese version

    • Tsunade: The Onbaa is no longer a legend. Water and food issues...The whole village is at stake. That's because we brought them in here!
      (Onbaa pops up over her shoulder)
      Onbaa: Onbu!
      Tsunade: Naruto! How did you get rid of him? Tell me!
      Naruto: Who knows? I just played sumo with Onbu.

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: (Sitting in bathtub with Onbu still stuck to his jacket) Do I have to take a bath every time he pisses?

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: Sorry! Sorry! Did it just poop on me? Hopefully there isn't any on me. Since I moved around a lot and broke a sweat, I might as well go back and take a shower. (After reaching the village gates) I sweated a fair bit today, too.

      ~Japanese version

    • (Hinata is following Naruto)
      Naruto: What is it, Hinata?
      Hinata: (Shyly) Um, Naruto. I heard a strange rumor.
      Naruto: A strange rumor, eh?
      Hinata: I heard that, you have a kid.
      Naruto: Ah, are you talking about him?
      (Onbu appears, scaring Hinata and causing her to faint)
      Naruto: HUH? Hinata!! (Walks up to her and tries to wake her up) Hey, are you right? Hinata?! Hinata? Hinata?!
      (Hinata wakes up again, notices Onbu and faints, yet again)
      Naruto: HINATA?!

      ~Japanese version

    • (Carrying a boulder, Rock Lee walks by Naruto, who is carrying Onbu...)
      Naruto: What is it?
      Lee: I won't lose to you!

      ~Japanese version

    • Sakura: Good luck, Naruto!
      Kiba: We will support you from the shadows!
      Naruto: Get closer to me then the length of my shadow!

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: (During next episode preview) It's so scary you won't be able to use the toilet at night alone.

      ~Japanese version

  • Notes

    • YTV Airdate: June 13, 2009

    • In the Jappanese version the Onbu touches Sakura's breast, but in the edited version of the English dub, Onbu is never seen actually touching it, though the motion of him reaching out for it remains.

    • We learn that the Onbaa live near the village.

    • Original Episode Title: The Legendary Konoha Onbaa Existed!!
      Romaji Episode Title: Konoha Gakure no Densetsu, ONBAA wa Jitsuzai shita!!
      Kanji Episode Title: この葉隠れの伝説 オンバアは実在した!!

    • Original Airdate: May 17, 2006

    • We learn that Naruto is scared of caterpillars.

    • The word "Onbu" means "carry me". Judging by how the Onbaa are, it makes sense as to why Onbu says it.

    • The growth of the Onbaa is rapid. In the time it took Naruto to climb up the cliff, Onbu grew to be taller then Naruto by a foot.

    • At the end, everyone has an Onbaa on their back, except for Naruto.

    • The bandits Naruto fights with Onbu look exactly like the thugs hired by Gato back in the Wave Country, which is possible since some of them ran away when Inari showed up with the villagers.

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