Season 2 Episode 35

A Shirker's Call to Action: Layabout No More!

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Jan 20, 2007 on TV Tokyo
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A Shirker's Call to Action: Layabout No More!
Naruto, Sakura, Shikamaru, and Pakkun are being chased down by several Sound ninja. Shikamaru decides to stop and try to hold them off so the others can catch up to Sasuke without fear of pursuit. Shikamaru is the logical choice because of his Shadow Possession Jutsu...needless to say, Shikamaru's not too thrilled by this.moreless

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Shikamaru raises his right arm, to show the 8 Sound ninja what he used to fake Pakkun's paw prints, the Sound ninja do not copy his movements even though they are caught in the Shadow Possession Jutsu.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Sound Ninja: His foot prints are irregular. Anxiety is probably increasing his fatigue. Hmm? (The sound ninja can't move. They're caught in Shikamaru's Shadow Possession Jutsu)
      Shikamaru: Oops, sorry. I was supposed to be the guy who didn't want to get involved, but I guess I'm not quite what you expected, am I?

    • Naruto: (Speaking about Shikamaru) He's lazy and always complaining, but he would never betray us.

    • Sakura: (Thinking) When did Shikamaru become this dedicated? Be careful, Shikamaru.

    • Shikamaru: Besides, our enemy is a special unit that was specifically put together just for this operation. And what are the four of us? A fool... (Naruto glares) A Kunoichi with no particular talent... (Sakura glares) A mutt... (Pakkun growls) And, me the shirker who doesn't even want to be here!

    • Shikamaru: I wanted to grow up, marry a girl who is neither pretty nor ugly, have two children, a girl then a boy, retire when my daughter gets married and my son is a successful ninja, die of old age before my spouse. Just a plain old regular life.

    • Pakkun: Hey, you guys! Increase your speed.
      Naruto: What is it? Did you find Sasuke?
      Pakkun: No. Two platoons, a total of eight people, are behind us. No, I sense another one... So nine guys are coming after us.
      Naruto: What?
      Shikamaru: Hey, man... Already? You've got to be kidding.

      ~Japanese version

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