Season 9 Episode 4

Genjutsu or Reality?

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Unknown on TV Tokyo
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Genjutsu or Reality?
Naruto and the group take Kurenai and Yakumo back to Konoha, but when they get there, the entire village is in ruins. After dropping Kurenai and Yakumo off at the hospital, everyone leaves to investigate. After looking around, Shino figures out that what they are seeing isn't real. Elsewhere, Naruto is told they are in Yakumo's genjutsu. Can everyone escape from Yakumo's grasps, and what is her purpose for all of this?moreless

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  • So elaborate that I'm having trouble keeping up!

    Wow, Yakumo's plot is so devious and elaborate that I'm having trouble keeping up with it! So far all I've take in is that Yakumo has a beef with Kurenai and is dealing with it in an unhealthy way. Seriously, I'm completely lost. I've had to many other things on my mind lately to pay attention to Naruto. The only reason I keep writing these reviews is because my goal is to write one for every episode of Naruto. OK, I guess I should talk about predictions. Um, my guess is that Naruto will end up beating some sense into Yakumo, like he has to do with every other emo kid. Did I ge it right? Oh well, I'm passd 100 words, so I'm gonna jet.moreless
  • As the Yakumo Arc continues, things just keep getting stranger... and all the more suspenseful!

    After hearing the story of how the Third Hokage planned to get rid of Yakumo, Naruto, unbelieving, as well as Sakura, Kiba, Hinata and Shino, take Yakumo and Kurenai to the Konoha Hospital. When they arrive at the village, however, they find the entire place in ruins! The group walk through the Leaf, now seemingly an annihilated Ghost Town, and bring Yakumo and Kurenai to the hospital, which is also in bad shape.

    While searching for medicine for Kurenai, Naruto comes across Unkai of the Kurama Clan, who explains that everything they're in; the destroyed village, the buildings, everything, is all a part of Yakumo's Genjutsu! Meanwhile, Shino also makes that discovery thanks to his bugs. Suddenly, a giant snake rises out of the destroyed Hokage's Mansion! There's a sea of magma in the hospital! What will become of Naruto and his friends... and Yakumo, who supposedly has a demon inside of her?... You'll have to see the episode, and the next and final episode of the arc to find out!

    A pretty good continuation to this filler arc, and the episodes in it keep getting more exciting! Next time: The Supposed Sealed Ability!moreless
  • It seems that everyone is caught in Yakumo's genjutsu.

    Naruto can't believe what Yakumo has told him. He refuses to believe that the 3rd Hokage would be behind her parents deaths and her situation. They make it back to the Leaf Village and find it in ruin. They enter the village and no one is there. What would have caused this? They make it to the hospital and put Kurenai and Yakumo in beds. Shino, Kiba, and Hinata want to scout things out in the village. Naruto and Sakura go and search for some medicine. Sakura sees someone run by and tells Naruto. Naruto runs after him and finds out that it's Unkai...moreless
  • this season is just bad so far i did not get it i wished i did but i did not understand it ....

    i wished what i say is not true but it is i am a naruto lover and i love tv and out of a 150 show i watch this is my favorite but it was just bad now you know naruto other season were more then great but its just this season is not what i want from naruto to be better i belive every show has a bad episode you just dont like but a season like this will drop some favorites a bit now what this season need is a really good movie were something big happens now check tvrocks06 updates over all naruto rocks but not this seasonmoreless
  • Just a continuation of the filler, but...

    ... it had that awesome turn of events that this series is (or at least should be) knows for.

    Many alliances are shifted, and they cause a large shift in opinions. Get ready to become surprised. There's a lot of good foreshadowing, and while you have an idea of what's coming, the conclusion just can't be completely grasped. It's just that good. I still wonder how the writers manage to pull of things like this so often.

    Other then that, Sakura is still not playing the huge roll that should be givin to her soon, and Naruto is STILL the only one doing much of the work. Gai is still believing he's helping so much... I love Gai's personality. :-)

    Overall, episode is a must see if you watched the previous episode. It really fills you in.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Hinata was able to survey the whole village of Konoha with her Byakugan, but unless her ability is a lot stronger than Neji's, she should not be able to see beyond 50 meters.

    • This is the only episode where Orochimaru's theme music is used out of context or reference to Orochimaru so far. This happened during the scene where Naruto initially finds out he is trapped in a genjutsu.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Sakura: Where... Where are we?
      Naruto: You gotta get up. Come on, hurry, old man Unkai is wounded.
      Sakura: Unkai? (Sees Unkai) What happened?! These burns are awful!
      Naruto: The old man here is the only reason we were able to break free of Yakumo's genjutsu. You shoulda seen it.
      Unkai: That's not true. Actually we were all driven out. Yakumo does not care about us, her only target here is Kurenai Yuuhi.

    • Unkai: Within the confines of Yakumo's genjutsu, she'll often call down lightning or start fires and our human minds perceive those phenomenon to be real. Our brains are turned against us causing actual damage to the body.
      Naruto: So Grandma's mansion...(Has flashback of the lightning strike) That was Yakumo's power too?
      Unkai: And that's not all, if she were feeling so inclined, she could kill anyone she chose to.

    • (Shino calls on his bugs, but they act as if nothing is wrong)
      Shino: What? Kiba muzzle Akamaru. Hinata stop using the Byakugan.
      Hinata: Huh?
      Kiba: Why? What is it?
      Shino: None of this is real. We're caught in the middle of one big jutsu.

    • Sakura: Hey, we're looking for medicine, remember? Snap out of it will you?
      Naruto: Sorry, I'm just worried about Kurenai-sensei, that's all.
      Sakura: All the more reason to keep looking.
      Naruto: That's not what I meant. She came to eliminate her. You know, Yakumo.
      Sakura: Eliminate?
      Naruto: Oh... Uh... Never mind. (Laughs nervously) I just spaced out there for a second, sorry.

    • Shino: Let's go have a look around the village.
      Hinata: Right.
      Kurenai: Make sure you act as a team, okay? And I don't care what you find out there, I want you back here in thirty minutes.
      Kiba: Got it.
      (Hinata and Shino leave but Kiba hesitates)
      Kurenai: What? What is it?
      Kiba: (Chuckles) Aw nothin'. Just feels good to be gettin' orders from you again, you know.

    • Naruto: (Thinking) Why would the Third have tried to eliminate Yakumo? There's no way that could be true. But if it is, if Kurenai-sensei did carry out that kind of mission, that would explain why she's acting so weird. Nah, that's crazy. It couldn't be.

    • Naruto: No way! There's just no way the Third would try to get rid of Yakumo like that! But, if there's the slightest chance that Kurenai-sensei accepted a mission like that, then... But then again, that might explain why Kurenai-sensei's been acting so weird. No, that just can't be true!

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: Why is there magma in a place like this?
      Unkai: That is an illusion created by our brains through Yakumo's genjutsu. Even though this is an illusion, your brain would decide that the magma is real and your flesh would burn if you jumped into the magma. That is Yakumo's ability.

      ~Japanese version

    • Sakura: What's with you, Naruto? The medicine room is over here!
      Naruto: Well, I'm worried about Kurenai-sensei.
      Sakura: That's why we need to hurry and get the medicine!
      Naruto: That's not it, Kurenai-sensei going to finish off Yakumo.
      Sakura: Finish her off?

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (5)