Season 6 Episode 17

A New Formation: Ino-Shika-Cho!

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Mar 01, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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Naruto's backup has arrived and they are Shikamaru, Ino, and Choji. They tell Naruto that they will take care of the brothers. Naruto leaves to catch up to Iruka, who is fighting Mizuki. Can Naruto arrive before Mizuki kills Iruka? And can Shikamaru, Ino, and Choji hold off the two idiot brothers?moreless

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  • *yawn*

    For a non major battle between two rather minor characters, this battle between Mizuki and Iruka has lasted way too long. Two episodes is far enough. It is not helped by the fact that the fight didn't offer much and it wasn't geared by any over the top production values. What we get is a very mediocre watch. If it wasn't for the battle between Ino, Chouji, and Shikamaru against Fuujin and Raijin, this episode would have been even worse. We get to see more backstory of Mizuki's betrayal towards his own village, which isn't much, and although his ideals are so obviously twisted, he doesn't see the twistedness of his own personality, which really makes his character seem even more artificial.moreless
  • Shikamaru, Choji, and Ino show up to help Naruto.

    Shikamaru, Ino, and Choji are sent by Tsunade to help Naruto and Iruka on their mission. Shikamaru uses his Shadow Possession Jutsu to capture Fuujin and Raijin and hold them so Naruto can go after Mizuki and Iruka. Naruto takes off after them with Pakkun. Fuujin and Raijin are proving to be too strong for Shikamaru to hold and Ino and Choji help. They are beaten back and must regroup. Mizuki leads Iruka to a building that was used to test Shinobi wanting to be teachers at the academy. It is revealed in flashbacks that Mizuki had killed an injured comrade...moreless
  • I missed most of this one, too.

    I know I promised to write a review for every Naruto episode, but I had this on in the background when I was working on my book report, so I don't fully know the episode. Here is what it says on wikipedia. Please don't report me.

    Team 10 tells Naruto that they will take care of the brothers, and use their combined skills to immobilize them. Naruto leaves to catch up to Iruka, who is fighting Mizuki in a building used to test academy instructors. It is revealed that Iruka and Mizuki are childhood friends, although Mizuki only hoped to get close to the Hokage. Mizuki reveals that he has become stronger and learned new techniques while in prison, and destroys the building they are in.moreless
  • Ino-Shika-Cho!

    Gotta love this filler! I loved it! Iruka and Mizuki fighting was pretty cool, and the end was a cliffhanger(although I wasn't too excited about it). There new techniques are awesome! Shikamaru's neck bind thingy was cool. Ino's mind, heart counfusion thing was so cool!!! It was the same one her dad used when we saw him defend the leaf village (I think). Chouji's thing made me laugh, it reminded me of that guy in the movie Zoom lol. So yeah it was a superb filler (don't hateon me now lol I liked it ok?) So yeah that's my review.moreless
  • I'm the number one chubby and awesome ninja. Chouji rocks. But once again a filler episode.

    This episode was a filler with flash backs what not. But at least We now know what ticks off Mizuki. Dude just wants attention. I thought Iruka would give him a beat down but that didnt happen. He should be a better skilled ninja. That was a pretty good plan of bringing Iruka into the building. Wonder if it worked.
Michael Reisz

Michael Reisz


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Skip Stellrecht

Skip Stellrecht


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Bob Joles

Bob Joles


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Steve Kramer

Steve Kramer

Sarutobi the Third Hokage

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