Season 7 Episode 18

Infiltration: The Set Up!

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM May 31, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

After Isaribi escapes, Naruto and his team decide to go to the forbidden island and confront Orochimaru and his subordinates. They soon discover that Orochimaru is not the man behind the curtain, but a man known as Amachi. Amachi is the one responsible for turning Isaribi into a monster, so why is she helping him?moreless

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  • Emo emo emo!

    It looks as if this filler arc is really trying hard to make Isaribi's character the next Sasuke, Gaara, and Neji. All the elements are there; tragic incident, a not so good looking past, and an overwhelming lot of crying. I probably would sympathize with her, but I really just can't. The whole scene with her breaking down in tears because she is a monster is what we've seen over and over again in Naruto, that you can't help but say "sorry girl, I've already seen this so many times." In an attempt to create a tragic character, we end up with an overly melodramatic episode that did nothing else but advance a so far mediocre arc.moreless
  • The group goes to Demon Island to investigate more about the Demon of the Ocean.

    After learning that Isaribi is the Demon of the ocean, Naruto wants to go find her and rescue her. Anko explains that Isaribi was an expriement done by Orochimaru and Amachi so that they would establish an underwater ninja corps (this happen while she was in training with Orochimaru). Afterwards, they decide to head to Demon Island, and there the Genin fall into their trap. Naruto and Ino face off against Misumi, while Shino faces off against Yoroi. Afterwards, the gang gets back together to be confronted by Amachi and Isaribi. Amachi explains his ambitions of taking over the ninja world, and pretty much that's it. Oh, and the entire that the gang's in is about to become rubble soon, so our heroes must get out of there fast! Another 10 out of 10.moreless
  • Misumi is kinda cute! ^_^

    Misumi is kinda cute when he doesn't wear his ugly mask!!! ^_^ As a matter of fact, he looks kinda like the guy I have a crush on now, save Misumi's eyes are the same color. Get over it, I'm a hormonal teenage girl. When my dad makes me and Mom watch Ice Road Truckers with him, I start talking about how cute some of the guys are, then I get Mom involved, and he eventually changes the channel. :P Anyway, in this episode, Isaribi was totally hating on the Leaf Ninja! That's the gangster impersonator in me. :P Isaribi sides with the ugly Yoroi and the gorgeous Misumi and that ugly Amachi. Of course this makes Naruto mad, because he wasted one of his precious speeches on her. So he's like, "Isaribi, come with us!" And she's like, "Boo hoo, no, I can never be normal!" And then Hot Misumi shows up and tries to explode the Leaf Ninja, and then Isaribi and Amachi and Yoroi escape and Ino kills poor Hot Misumi. :(moreless
  • Rescue mission to Demon Island.

    Naruto, Anko, Shino, and Ino head to Demon Island to rescue Isuribi and find out what is going on. When they get to the island, they fall for a trap. All but Anko fall down a trap door set off by Isuribi. Isuribi throws Anko across the room and locks the door. Another door opens and some very large cat-like monsters appear. Anko is able to defeat them and goes in search of the others. Naruto, Shino, and Ino are in a large room and are faced with Yoroi. Shino tells Naruto and Ino to go and he will take care of Yoroi....moreless
  • Not bad For a Filler

    Basically you get to see what the whole purpose of the lab is about and you learn a little bit more about Isaribi and why she is helping them. The bad things about the episode is that not enough action going on. You dont See Anko destroying the Mutated Cats, and we dont see the battle between Shino and Yiroi. The outcome of the battle is that it seemed that Shino was not as easy to take down as Yiroi has planned so he bailed before things got messed up. Other than that not to much to say. Compared to the other fillers its a step up I guess.moreless
Doug Stone

Doug Stone


Guest Star

Bridget Hoffman

Bridget Hoffman


Guest Star

Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey

Anko Mitarashi

Guest Star

Grant George

Grant George

Yoroi Akado

Recurring Role

Richard Cansino

Richard Cansino

Misumi Tsurugi

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Anko has a flashback in the beginning of the episode, she's over a sink with dishes in it. She drops the first dish she picked up from the sink. After she leaves the room with the broken dish in her hand, they show the sink again, but it's empty.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Isaribi: (Takes bandages off) Look at me. People in this world would judge others solely on their appearance. They stay away when they see me covered in bandages, imagine what they would do if they saw a monster covered in scales! I just want my body back, okay! I just want to be human, I'll do whatever it takes to be myself again.
      Naruto: But you still are human, it doesn't matter what you look like.

    • Anko: What the...?
      Amachi: Welcome, or should I say long time no see.
      Anko: What's going on here? Amachi?
      Amachi: I have to admit, I'm a little surprised that you'd return after all that happened back then.

    • Naruto: Get ready pal! I'm gonna put your lights out!
      Shino: Naruto, wait!
      Naruto: Why? What is it?
      Shino: You go on ahead. I think I'm better suited for this.
      Naruto: Huh?
      Shino: His jutsu will be a problem for your style of close combat. Besides, we all can't stick around here.
      Naruto: All right, wipe the floor with him!
      Ino: Be careful.

    • Amachi: Well one of their ships is on the move... Perfect timing. Well done. Sending you back to Mother Island really paid off then. What's the matter? You look a little pale today.
      Isaribi: Do you think I'll ever normal again? I've gathered information on the ships docked back at the village just like you told me to. I've pillaged them for you, so...
      Amachi: I can't believe this. You're not serious are you? You're my magnum opus child, you're the prototype for this project. You know what the deal is. The day of your generating is invaluable. Besides, your total cooperation was one of the conditions of our agreement.

    • Anko: The Hidden Leaf Village wasn't the only place he had a research facility set up.
      Shino: And one of those is hidden on Demon Island, I take it.
      Ino: So, the people who disappeared...
      Shino: Human guinea pigs.
      Naruto: That psychotic lunatic! What the heck does he think people are?!

    • Naruto: It used to be a human? What are you talking about?
      Anko: A good number of people did mysteriously vanish in the Land of the Sea ten years ago, but it wasn't because of any demon. They were being snatched up and used as test subjects in experiments conducted by Orochimaru.

    • Shino: The ship carrying the payment sets sail in the morning. We should get back to the inn.
      Naruto: Wait a minute, Shino. What's going to happen to Isaribi?
      Ino: Who cares what happens to her? She's the Demon of the Ocean.
      Naruto: Yeah I know, but...
      Ino: What exactly went on between the two of you anyway?
      Naruto: What do you mean? I told you before, didn't I? That girl totally saved my butt.

    • Naruto: Why are you protecting this moron? He's the one that did this to you.
      Isaribi: I don't know, but...but I don't have a choice now. He's the only person that can turn my body back to normal again! He promised he would!

    • Ino: So, sensei, how exactly do you know so much about this Demon Island anyway?
      Anko: Orochimaru was the Jonin I trained under back in the day.
      Naruto: Huh!
      Ino and Shino: Huh!!!

    • Anko: This isn't some sea creature we're dealing with. Our demon was made in a lab, it used to be human.

    • Misumi: This isn't fair!
      Naruto: What are you whining about? We're shinobi, pal, everything's fair game.
      Ino: And you call yourself a ninja?
      Misumi: Shut up!

    • Naruto: It's not a face that makes someone a monster, it's the choices they make with their life.

    • Anko: Well, isn't this adorable? You kitties wanna play?

    • Misumi: (To Amachi) You really are cruel, you know that?

    • Shino: We should return to the inn.
      Naruto: But what will happen to Isaribi?
      Ino: As if I know! She's the Kaima after all!
      Naruto: But...
      Ino: Naruto, just what happened between the two of you?

      ~Japanese version

    • Anko: My, my, what precious kitties.

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (5)