Season 7 Episode 5

Follow My Lead! The Great Survival Challenge

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Apr 19, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

Every Genin is assigned a squad of cadets to lead on a mission that forces all of them to race to the top of a mountain to achieve a scroll and bring it back. And wouldn't you know it, guess who Naruto ends up leading? It's none other than the Konohamaru corps. While everyone seems to be doing just fine, Naruto has trouble leading his team. However, when Naruto strays off from the main path and a storm causes the mission to be canceled without his knowing, he will have to be a good leader now more than ever if he wants to keep his group alive.moreless

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  • Haha, this episode was better than all of the Raiga arc.

    It's unfortunate we're not going to be seeing these little rascals a lot more since this episode was just a single episode instead of an arc. This episode was just really cute and adorable; we get to see the future generation ninjas doing missions with some of the chuunins. All of the leaders were getting along really well too, like Chouji who stopped one of his students from eating a poisoned plant, Neji who teaches his students about direction, Lee whose students admire him, etc. Naruto on the other hand wasn't having a great time, and it was just a really fun watch seeing him operate with his group. Although I'm not really a fan of ecchi so the whole boobies scene wasn't all that amusing, but the other things were just fun to watch. If anything, this was a good slice of life piece.moreless
  • The hokage training that led to cheating?

    Honestly Naruto was not paying attention to the rules. He was rude to Granny Tsunade(don't blame him for doing it). Her bribery of Hokage training made him do it. However, he was stuck with Konohamaru, Moegi, and Udon. Then they're off. Choji is smart and Neji knows good directions. They're great leaders. Also, Hinata is too for she puts them in a tent. For Rock Lee, I got to say, "yes Lee-Sensei." made him cry and made me laugh my head off. As it goes further, some like Shino and Tenten do well and some like Kiba and Ino do bad. Bug bridge, excellent. For Naruto, buying Ramen and cake was so bad. They go for a shortcut and cheated. In the end, they use teamwork and Naruto gets chased by mean Tsunade. Well so much for honesty.moreless
  • A pretty good episode.

    A ll the genin in konoha get asigned academy student squads and go on a mission to make it to the top of a mountain. Naruto gets assigned to team konohamaru. Everyone but Narutos team does well. When they finnaly reach the base of the mountain all the chunin instructors totally pwn them. As Naruto and his team began to climb the mountain a storm hits and causes them many problems. Naruto tries his best to help and does pretty but the chunin then save them from the worst. I thought the plotline was goood and it also had good humor. Also I think its weird that you have to write 100 words for a review. Bye!moreless
  • Team Konohamaru, its been eons since we last saw you guys...

    To be honest, this wasn't one of the best episodes of Naruto I've seen, but it was still a good episode. Naruto must lead a group of three ninja academy students, and they have to compete to get up to the mountain. Naruto winds up with Team Konohamaru and the gang winds up getting lost. However, a storm approaches, and Naruto does not know that the competition is cancelled. Determined to win, Naruto decides to take a shortcut in order to get to victory, however, a giant rock comes down on to him, and its Team Konohamaru to the rescue! And everyone (except Naruto) finally lived happily ever after at the end of this episode. A 9.2 out of 10.moreless
  • Naruto displays his determinedness once again

    OK, so this one's not really in an Arc. It's an Arc all by itself. Which isn't really fair, considering then we only get the first episode of the next Arc, which was kinda cliff hanger-ish. Well, Iruka assigns all the genin, save Sakura, who is training with Tsunade, and Sasuke, who, of course, has fled the village, to escort a team of Academy students to some mountain to obtain some document. I agree with Naruto, STUPID!!! Whatever. Unfortunately, Naruto gets stuck with Konohamaru, Udon, and the bratty little Moegi, who is like a Sakura Jr. No, no, I'm sorry, Sakura "changed". *rolls eyes* Well, at least they said something to her, instead of making her find out on her own that she was annoying. OK, so Team Naruto is a complete screw up, and they even get caught out in the rain, which is like, the storm of the century or something. So Iruka and Shikamaru call back all the other teams, but can't find Naruto's team, who is already halfway up the mountain by now. It was a typical Naruto deal. They came out on top, no surprise there.moreless
Stephanie Sheh

Stephanie Sheh

Hinata Hyuuga

Recurring Role

Steve Staley

Steve Staley

Neji Hyuuga

Recurring Role

Kyle Hebert

Kyle Hebert

Kiba Inuzuka

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (16)

    • Iruka: Well, that's typical. Not happy unless he's giving people a heart attack.

    • Iruka: (Thinking) Naruto... Can't that little fool ever follow instructions?

    • Shikamaru: Iruka-sensei, I found one of their backpacks on an unmarked trail.
      Iruka: Naruto, you wouldn't...would you?!

    • Naruto: Hey! What are you doing over there? How'd you get out of this?
      Shikamaru: Hey, it wasn't my decision, but I'm glad they made it. I knew this mission would be a drag.

    • Tsunade: If you don't wanna do it, you don't wanna do it. I'll just re-assign your team.
      Naruto: Hey! Can't you take a joke? I was just Kidding! I was only pulling your leg, Grandma Tsunade, that's all. I mean, come on, hokage training? I'd never miss that. I was going to do it all along.

    • Naruto: I've got to get back to my training.
      Tsunade: That's right, because you're going to be Hokage someday. Right? I wouldn't think disappointing those eager young kids is something a future Hokage would do. Being a leader, that's what this mission is about. Achieving a goal while protecting the lives of the people on your team. In fact, of all the missions I could assign you, this one's the ideal training for becoming Hokage.
      Naruto: The ideal training, really?

    • Naruto: No way! No way! You've got to be kidding! I want to be sent on a real mission, not be stuck with babysitting. That's not what I signed up for! No way, forget it!

    • Lee: Good job. Everyone okay?
      Students: Yes sir, Lee-sensei!
      Lee: Huh? What did you just say?
      Students: Why, yes sir, Lee-Sensei!
      Lee: Lee-sensei! The sound of it, music to my ears! This is the power of youth! I can feel it! Forward men, forward into the setting sun!
      Students: Yes sir, Lee-sensei!
      Lee: Let its golden rays shimmer in the sweat of your armpits!

    • Naruto: Whew. Well that was tougher than I thought, but I knew we'd get there.
      Konohamaru: Get to where?! We're nowhere! We're right back to where we started!
      Moegi: We were counting on you, Naruto, and you really let us down.
      Naruto: Okay, if you're so smart, you try it.

    • Moegi: You thinking what I'm thinking, Konohamaru?
      Konohamaru: We're in trouble, that's what I'm thinking. He's definitely got us lost.
      Ukon: Yeah, definitely.

    • Iruka: I'll say this for Naruto, he keeps you on your toes.

    • Shikamaru: Sheesh... I keep thinking that one of these days, Naruto, you're going to grow up.

    • Choji: (Thinking) She played him liked a drum.
      Kiba: (Thinking) Man, what a sucker.

    • Iruka: (Thinking) Naruto! Can't that little fool even follow instructions?

    • Shikamaru: Always getting into troublesome situations. He's a troublesome guy!

      ~Japanese version

    • Lee: Are you guys alright.
      Lee's students: Yes, Lee-sensei.
      Lee: Wait! What did you all say?
      Lee's students: Yes, Lee-sensei.
      Lee: "Lee-sensei". That has a nice ring to it!

      ~Japanese version

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