Naruto

Season 2 Episode 17

Ebisu Returns: Naruto's Toughest Training Yet!

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Sep 16, 2006 on TV Tokyo
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Naruto wants Kakashi to train him, but Kakashi has other things to do. Naruto knows he's planning on training Sasuke, and becomes jealous. Kakashi tells him Naruto has a better instructor coming to teach him. To Naruto's surprise, his new teacher is Konohamaru's teacher, Ebisu. Naruto wants to know how come he has to be trained by somebody whom he defeated once before. Ebisu makes Naruto a deal, saying he'll make Kakashi train him if he can get away from him. Naruto decides to take on Ebisu's challenge, but can he escape from Ebisu?moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Jiraiya makes his first appearance!

    7.0
    Dissatisfied with the selection of his teacher, Naruto sets out to prove that he is stronger than Ebisu by out running him. Unexpectedly, at least to Naruto, Ebisu catches up to him no matter what trick he pulls. Ebisu goes on a long and in depth lesson on the difference between his ability to control chakra compared to Sasuke and Sakura, telling him he needs a lot of work. He takes him to the hot springs for his first lesson, until they unexpectedly run into Jiraiya.



    Like the previous episode, this is more food to make the chakra system in the Naruto universe even more deeper and complexed. While it does a great job of this, it is pretty hard to award an episode when its main objective was to teach chakra science. Nothing wrong with learning something as deep as chakra, but to judge it on an entertainment level, it is just not up there. It would have been better if it incorporated some other elements. The one minute of that heart warming moment with little Konohamaru was nice, but not enough to change my opinion of this episode.moreless
  • Ebisu is to train Naruto.

    10
    Kakashi tells Naruto that he cannot train him. He tells Naruto that Ebisu will now train him. Naruto is not happy about it. Ebisu tells Naruto not to underestimate him and offers him a challenge. If Naruto can get away from Ebisu, the Ebisu will get Kakashi to train Naruto. Naruto eagerly accepts the challenge and runs off. Ebisu tracks him down easily. Naruto the tries his shadow clone jutsu and runs off in different directions. Ebisu knows how to make shadow clones too and he and his clones take off after Naruto and his clones. After a brief chase, Ebisu once again catches Naruto.moreless
  • I hate Ebisu so much.

    9.0
    Naruto and Ebisu make a bet that if he, Naruto, can get away from him then he, Ebisu, will make Kakashi train Naruto. A good bet I see but I still can't believe that Naruto didn't consider the fact that Ebisu is a Jonin and he is still a Genin. Naruto made many shadow clones and yet Naruto lost. Naruto should think that other people can make shadow clones although it was still clever. Naruto should have probably used another jutsu. Ebisu won the bet so now Ebisu is Naruto's teacher but not for a long time at least. Overall, this episode is very good because I can see Naruto surprised at how Ebisu won the bet. It was a good episode.moreless
  • Naruto agrees on the bet with Ebisu that if he, Naruto, can get away from him, he'll make Kakashi train him.

    8.1
    Naruto and Ebisu make a bet that if he, Naruto, can get away from him then he, Ebisu, will make Kakashi train Naruto. A good bet I see but I still can't believe that Naruto didn't consider the fact that Ebisu is a Jonin and he is still a Genin. Naruto made many shadow clones and yet Naruto lost. Naruto should think that other people can make shadow clones although it was still clever. Naruto should have probably used another jutsu. Ebisu won the bet so now Ebisu is Naruto's teacher but not for a long time at least. Overall, this episode is very good because I can see Naruto surprised at how Ebisu won the bet. It was a good episode.moreless
  • T_T I don't blame Naruto for running away from Ebisu. He reminds me of this annoying teacher at school.....

    10
    Naruto refuses to let Ebisu be his sensei. He claims that no one but Kakashi will train him. So Ebisu sets up a proposition. Naruto has to run away, and if Ebisu catches him, Naruto will obey him. If not, then Ebisu will arrange for Kakashi to train him and Sasuke. Naruto thinks he's getting the long end of the stick and runs off. Ebisu catches him, and teaches Naruto to walk on water at a hot spring. Naruto falls in numerous times. Then Ebisu spots an old man peeping into the women's bath house. He starts to go over and teach him a lesson, but the old man's cool toad pops out of the ground and knocks him flat.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Naruto is eating ramen with Ebisu, watch the empty bowls. First there is one bowl, then a second one suddenly appears. Then, the third and fourth slowly appear out of the blue before our eyes. Then, right after Ebisu explains Naruto's problems with molding and controlling Chakra, we see six bowls in all.

    • In episode 10, when they're training with the tree climbing stuff, Kakashi states that Sakura has the best control of her Chakra. However, when Ebisu is chatting with Naruto at the ramen place, he states that Sakura can channel her Chakra the best, while Sasuke has the best control.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • (Ebisu is teaching Naruto how to walk on water)
      Ebisu: First build up chakra in the soles of your feet, then carefully calibrating the amount you discharge from each foot to carefully maintain your balance.
      (Ebisu walks on water)
      Ebisu: There you see. That's how it's done.
      Naruto: Cool! Okay, let me try now. First build up chakra in your feet, and then calibrating whatever it is. (Falls into the water) Yahhh!
      Ebisu: Not quite. Don't forget it's a hot spring. You don't want to keep falling in like that, you'll be boiled like a lobster.
      Naruto: Very funny!

    • Naruto: (Talking to Ebisu) You've got an annoying way of putting things.

    • Ebisu: So, Naruto, I hope you have a better opinion of my abilities now. If you've had enough, let's begin your training.
      Naruto: Yeah right, stick it in your ear! I'm still going to get rid of you somehow. Kakashi is the only one I'll let train me.

    • Ebisu: Well, had enough?
      Naruto: Ahhhh!
      (Naruto is surprised and falls in the creek)
      Naruto: Man you're a real pain, you know that!

    • Naruto: Who is this guy? He flattened my trainer...and he's even a bigger perv than Ebisu.

    • Ebisu: (Thinking) Look at him, he's turned the tables. Instead of running away from me, he's coming straight at me. Well, Kakashi always said he was an unpredictable, knuckle-headed ninja.

    • Kakashi: Besides, I found you even a better teacher than me.
      Naruto: Well, who is it?

    • Ebisu: I'm going to teach you how to walk on water.
      Naruto: Huh?
      Ebisu: What is it now?
      Naruto: Do you seriously expect me to believe that you really know how to walk on water?
      Ebisu: Of course I do!

    • Ebisu: Naruto, where are you going? That's the women's spa!

    • Ebisu: Wipe that smile off your face, you're not so perfect yourself!

    • Ebisu: Sorry Naruto, this game is over.

    • Naruto: There he goes again...just can't keep his eyes off the girls.

    • Naruto: Okay, but I don't buy it. This whole thing is totally nuts! Even if I do need to work on my fundamentals, how the heck am I supposed to get better when I've got a teacher who's weaker at the stuff than I am!?
      Ebisu: I beg your pardon, but who do you think you are calling weak?
      Naruto: Who do you think? Who else is standing here?!

    • Naruto: Eat my dust, you closet perv! I'll send ya' a post card!

    • Kakashi: Wait, what did you just call him?

    • Naruto: Wait a minute! Are you saying that I'm not better than Sakura or Sasuke?!

    • Naruto: You...You closet pervert!

    • Ebisu: It's true that I was surprised with your shameless technique...But it is too rash to judge my power just from that incident.
      Naruto: You totally fainted.

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: Hey, where's Sasuke's room?
      Receptionist: Sasuke is currently not taking visitors.
      Naruto: HA?!!

      ~Japanese Version

    • Naruto: I am not training with this closet-pervert.
      (Naruto points at Ebisu)
      Kakashi: Ebisu's a closet-pervert?
      Ebisu: He's just joking. (Whispers to Naruto) I thought we agreed to never mention that! I'll buy you some ramen if you'll just SHUT UP!
      Naruto: You better.

      ~Japanese version

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