Shikamaru: For as long as I've known him, Sasuke and I haven't exactly been close buddies. In fact, I don't really like him at all. All the same, Sasuke's a ninja belonging to the Hidden Leaf Village. He's a comrade, and I'll put my life on the line to help him. That's the way of our village. I know I usually seem like a pretty lazy guy, but not today, because now I'm responsible for your lives too.
Kiba: Wow, I never thought I'd see Shikamaru act like a Chunin. Very impressive!
Lee: (Thinking) Even though he has just assembled this team, he has already created the best formation for them.
Kiba: I guess sometimes it pays to get up early and walk the dog.
Shikamaru: Choji and I have been on the same team for a long time, so asking him was a no-brainer.
Shikamaru: This whole thing's a drag, but I do know the guy, so I just can't let it go. Well, that's just the way it is, I guess.
Shikamaru: (Thinking) Ugh, this is going to be a real pain in the neck. What happened to Sasuke anyway? I used to look up to him and now he's joined up with the bad guys. This really stinks.
Shikamaru: What does Sasuke have to gain by talking to someone as depraved as Orochimaru?
Tsunade: (Thinking) So that's what that wretch is after, he's going for the Uchiha's powers.
Shikamaru: Hey, dad.
Shikaku: What is it?
Shikamaru: What on earth made you decide to marry such a crabby woman like mom?
Shikaku: That's a good question. Even a crab like your mom can be gentle sometimes. She has her moments.
Shikamaru: That's the reason?
Tsunade: (Thinking) I can't believe it, he's already making his move!
Izumo: It's four in the morning. The Fifth Hokage is a real slave driver. She forgot these papers, she should go get them.
Naruto: Well gosh, Sakura, you must really care about Sasuke, huh?
Naruto: I get it. I can see that deep down this must be really painful for you. I know you must be suffering.
Choji: Even for a bag of potato chips, I refuse to let anyone to have the last bite.
Shikamaru: (Thinking about his mom) From the second I get up it's nag, nag, nag.
Sakura: Naruto...This is the only favor I will ever ask of you...Bring...Bring Sasuke back. I couldn't convince him...I couldn't stop him. I'm sure the only person who can stop him...I'm sure the only person who can save him is... Naruto...only you!
Naruto: You really love him, huh? I understand very well the pain you are going through.
Sakura: Naruto... Thank you...
Naruto: Sakura...I will bring Sasuke back for sure! This is the promise of a lifetime!
Shikamaru: Sasuke isn't a close friend of mine. I don't even like him. But, he is the same as us; a ninja from the Hidden Village of Konoha. He is our comrade. That is why we will put our lives on the line to bring him back. This is the way of Konoha. It's troublesome, especially for me, but...I'm responsible for all of you.
Kiba: Heh... Now you're beginning to sound like a chuunin.
Naruto: All right! Everyone follow me!
Shikamaru: Uh, Naruto...you know I'm the squad leader, right? This is so troublesome...
Naruto: Will it really be all right to let you lead us? You don't seem very reliable...
Shikamaru: This is going to be troublesome, but I can't just forget about someone I know. Well, something has to be done.
Chouji: I will not let you have the last potato chip!
Shikamaru: Why did you marry such an overbearing woman?
In the manga, Neji joined the team after Rock Lee recommended him. In the anime, Neji joined the team after they encountered him with Lee discussing the success of Lee's operation.
The English dub version has the title of the episode on the bottom of the screen with no dialogue.
Tsunade is referred to as Lady Hokage by the villagers, except for Naruto, Shizune, and Jiraiya.
YTV Airdate: October 26, 2007
Original Airdate: November 24, 2004
Original Episode Title: Konoha Five + Woof!
Romaji Episode Title: Konoha Gonin Shuu Wan!
Kanji Episode Title: 木ノ葉五人衆+ワン!
Shino was also sought to come along, since he is just as good as thinking ahead and could use his bugs to search for Sasuke, however, Shino was already on a different mission with his father.
Rock Lee wanted to come along, but due to just getting done with the operation, his body wasn't ready to be in action.
Shikamaru's formation is as follows...
-Kiba will lead the group, using his and Akamaru's ability to smell any form of scent. This way, they can tell if they are on the right path and any sense of danger ahead can be warned out to the others.
-Shikamaru is second in the line. This gives him the best place to hear Kiba's warnings and also gives him the ability to command the team in an easy position.
-Naruto is in the middle, since he has quick reactions and Shadow Clones. If something were to happen, Naruto could jump to the back or to the front and be ready without really trying.
-Chouji is second to last and is meant to be brute force if something were to happen. While not great in taijutsu, he is strong and can provide great defense when ready.
-Neji is last, using his Byakugan to view the surrounding areas as far as he can. Since he's a skilled fighter, he's capable of holding his own if attacked, but is mainly used to scout out any signs of Sasuke, Sound Four, or possible ambushes.
Shikamaru originally wanted a team of chuunins and jounins to go on this mission, which shows the importance of it.
The team Shikamaru pulls together to go rescue Sasuke consists of: Naruto, Neji, Kiba, Choji, and himself.
This episode was shown in a 1-hour long broadcast along with episode 111, in both Japan and the U.S.
In the manga, Rock Lee didn't take the surgery quite yet, but in the anime he had already taken it.
Sakura seems to finally realize just how Naruto feels about her after hearing him say that he understands exactly the pain she's going through because of Sasuke's rejection. She flashes back the time Naruto changed into Sasuke and talked with her in the park, she recalls calling him "Just Annoying" at the time, but realizes that is no longer true.
The names of the two Jounins who are always popping up are revealed to be Izumo and Kotetsu.
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