Season 8 Episode 2

Hidden Jutsu! The Price of the Ninja Art: Kujaku

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Jul 05, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

With Sumaru being kidnapped, things are becoming even more difficult for Naruto and crew. While Tenten and Rock Lee are off searching for some clues and information, Neji and Naruto encounter the thief again.

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  • Better than most fillers at least.

    This arc isn't as bad as the other arcs at least, and it's actually turning out to be possibly the best one so far. It's still a bit boring though; the characters are just so dull and uninteresting. At this point I could care less what happens to them. Though I have to admit the story is developing better than I thought it would. A classical story of a man who grew too ambitious for his own good; although it is almost a cliche, the execution of it in this episode wasn't so bad. Overall, the story development is pretty good, but the character development still sucks.moreless
  • why i love naruto

    well, before you kill me, i can barely remember one single thing about this episode, and im sadly not caught up witht he land of stars arc. well it shows a bunch of dead or nearly dead people because the star training has completely wiped them out. neji states that tsumaru will die, but naruto wont beleive it. weanwhile tenten and lee try to gather info. it was hilarious when lee used the phantom jutsu.. lord okahoshi battles the star theif, but naruto butts in and comes out tottaly wiped out. oh plz view my profile and comment on the blogs!moreless
  • Another exciting episode.

    Sumaru has been kidnapped by the mysterious Shinobi. Naruto, Neji, Lee, and Tenten take the unconcious children back to the Star Village so they can recouperate. Neji tells them that the Shinobi that kinapped Sumaru was not the same one that stole the star. We soon find out that the one that kidnapped Sumaru was actually Akahoshi. He plans to use Sumaru as bait to get the star back. Meanwhile, Neji notices that the stars power has had a serious effect on Mizura and is actually causing his chakra to kill him. They decide that they must get the star back and...moreless
  • Woot! I was right again!

    Wow, I think I have psychic abilities when it comes to watching Naruto because I was right AGAIN. Either that, or I'm very observant, or Naruto is just really predictable. Well anyway, Tsumaro gets kidnapped by that Red Star dude, who is not the same person who stole the star. That would be Tsumaro's mommy, or at least that's who I'm guessing it is. And where does she hide it? In a dead guy's coffin!!! :O I'm sorry, but that's about as disgusting as the Louisiana Tigers using severed limbs for amo. (Want details, ask me later) Well anyway, then Tsumaro's ma Akahoshi end up in s scrap, and Naruto shows up and assumes Tsumaro's mom is the bad guy, and beats her to a pulp. Then she and Naruto fall down in the Valley of Death. DA END!moreless
  • Nice Episode!

    This was great two trumbs up I loved it and u will two.This episode is about the group of Neji,Naruto,Ten-Ten,and Rock Lee.They were sent to protect a powerful but dangerous STAR in the Village hidden by the stars the Village hidden by the stars is a small Village but can grow to be the most powerful Vallage. Anyway Naruto and Neji are still trying to get the star back from mask man.Naruto is feeling sad for one child because he is slowly drying says Neji and with samaru still kidnapped by this mask man time is running out.Ten-Ten and Lee are seeking around to see what's going inside the village something's not.(the leaders are lying to all the ninja about something) As this villian returns to the village he asks the Akahoshi to gave him Samaru WAIT! He doesn't have Samaru what's going on?Then he says gave us by the STAR! So they begin to fight and this masked man is winning,Naruto and Neji rushed to the fight and is able to avoid the chakra got off a punch. Then the mask came off wait this is a woman then Akahoshi attacks them both and they fell into the hell's mist now what well happen next?moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Note that Rock Lee can cling to the ceiling, but that can only be possible by using ninjutsu with chakra, but from previous episodes we know that Rock Lee cannot use any genjutsu or ninjutsu.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Tenten: (Looking in a room at Akahoshi's complex) It's been set up like a hospital room. I can see that there is somebody in the bed.
      Lee: But, who is it?
      Tenten: Wait, is that...?
      (The light flickers and shows his face)
      Lee: It is Sumaru!

    • (Tenten and Lee are hanging upside down looking into Lord Akahoshi's complex)
      Lee: There is no one here.
      Tenten: Their presence is very faint. They must have gone out a while ago.
      Lee: It seems an ideal opportunity to poke around.
      Tenten: Right.
      Lee: Ninja Art: Phantom Jutsu! (Disappears)
      Tenten: Huh? Lee? Since when did you know ninjutsu?
      Lee: (Opens door inside) All clear. Come on in Tenten, there is no one here.
      Tenten: What the...? That's not ninjutsu! Whaaa! (Falls to the floor)

    • Neji: The shinobi that took the star had a very different chakra from the one that took Sumaru.
      Naruto, Lee, and Tenten: What?!
      Tenten: So you mean...
      Neji: Yes, they're two different shinobi.
      Naruto: But, what does that mean?
      Neji: That this mission is more complicated than we thought.

    • Hokuto: The Third Hoshikage stopped the star training because it was proving far too dangerous for our people.
      Neji: But you're doing it again.
      Hokuto: That's because of Lord Akahoshi, our current leader. He decided to resume the star training six months ago.
      Naruto: But that's crazy! Someone has to make him stop!
      Hokuto: We were born and raised here! We don't fear the star training, we under go it proudly.
      Naruto: But why?
      Hokuto: We've been raised to believe there is no greater honor than to serve the village as a Hidden Star shinobi. For that, we would sacrifice anything, even our own lives.

    • Neji: Naruto.
      Naruto: Yeah, what's up?
      Neji: At this rate, Mizura won't make it. I sensed a disturbance in his chakra, so I looked into it. Even as he rests, his chakra is working at an alarming unsustainable rate. It's too much for his body to take, his systems will soon fail.
      Naruto: Are you serious?! His own chakra is gonna kill him?
      Neji: Without a doubt.
      Naruto: But how?
      Hokuto: (Shows herself after eavesdropping) It's because of the star training.

    • (Sumaru has a vision while unconscious)
      Third Hoshikage: Look up, Sumaru. Look up at the sky. There is a treasure that can be seen only from the Village Hidden in the Stars. If you would claim your shinobi birthright, then the village and the star are yours to defend. Be strong, just as your parents were. Make them proud of you.

    • Lee: (Sees the Star Village children unconscious) What happened to them?
      Neji: Our shinobi friend struck again.
      Lee: What? He came back?
      Naruto: Yep. And this time they took Sumaru.

    • Tenten: It's somehow...
      Lee: Suspicious, isn't it?

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: If it were to protect my village or my comrades, I'd also be in a hurry to become stronger.
      Neji: Yeah, that's true.

      ~Japanese version

    • Neji: At this rate, he'll be killed by his own chakra.
      Naruto: That can't be!
      Neji: There's no mistaking it.

      ~Japanese version

    • Hokuto: Mizura, be careful!
      Mizura: I'm fine on my own.

      ~Japanese version

    • Mizura: I can't sleep at a time like this.
      Neji: I understand how you feel, but you shouldn't push yourself.

      ~Japanese version

    • Lee: Sumaru was...
      Naruto: Yeah.
      Neji: Either way, helping them comes first.

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (4)