Naruto

Season 2 Episode 8

Killer Kunoichi and a Shaky Shikamaru

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Jul 15, 2006 on TV Tokyo
9.0
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Episode Summary

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Temari of the Sand Village battles Tenten from Leaf Village, with Tenten losing. Now, Shikamaru battles Kin of the Sound village, but can he defeat an opponent who has already seen his moves once before?

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  • Tenten's cool and Shikamaru's greater

    10
    Shikamaru wins and The Sand villains are dangerous

    I read this on the Shonen jump books and didn't know how Temari defeated TenTen. When I watched the episode, I knew that weaponry has no effect against wind. Well, sidetracked! As you know Rock Lee, The sand ninjas have no sympathy. For Shikamaru's battle, what can I say, he's so strategic and strong. His battle was against Kin Tsuchi and she didn't know what was coming. Shikamaru used everything to his advantage including the architecture. It was such a cool battle. Even the senseis were impressed. However in the end, Kiba and Naruto were matched up. Heated battle indeed.moreless
  • Shikamaru wins and The Sand villains are dangerous

    10
    I read this on the Shonen jump books and didn't know how Temari defeated TenTen. When I watched the episode, I knew that weaponry has no effect against wind. Well, sidetracked! As you know Rock Lee, The sand ninjas have no sympathy. For Shikamaru's battle, what can I say, he's so strategic and strong. His battle was against Kin Tsuchi and she didn't know what was coming. Shikamaru used everything to his advantage including the architecture. It was such a cool battle. Even the senseis were impressed. However in the end, Kiba and Naruto were matched up. Heated battle indeed.moreless
  • Two battles take place in this episode.

    10
    Tenten and Temari are the next scheduled match. Shikamaru says that Tenten has laready lost the battle. Naruto doen't understand how Shikamaru can think that. Tenten starts her attacks by throwing some shuriken at Temari. Temari easily deflects them. Tenten then tries another attack using more weapons, but once again Temari deflects them with her fan. Tenten tries another attack and gives it her best shot. Temari again deflects the weapons, but this time Tenten has wires attached to the weapons and tries once again. Temari deflects them again and then knocks Tenten into the air and Tenten falls on Temari's fan unconscious. Now it is Shikamaru's turn to battle Kin of the Sound Village....moreless
  • Really good fight here lol.

    8.9
    Tenten got overconfident when battling Temari. As Tenten threw her Kunai knives at Teamri, Teamri blew them away with her fan. Temari won which is no surprise because Tenten didn't stand a chance against her. Then Shikamaru battles Kin. Now Shikamaru is very clever which is why he won the battle. He used his shadow possession jutsu and won. I was glad that he won, he is a great fighter and clever as well. In this episode I learn many things especially what people specialize in. It was interesting how everyone used their skills that they are mostly good at and yet half of those people lost. A great episode this is.moreless
  • Temari fights Tenten and Shikamaru battles Kin.

    9.2
    Tenten got overconfident when battling Temari. As Tenten threw her Kunai knives at Teamri, Teamri blew them away with her fan. Temari won which is no surprise because Tenten didn't stand a chance against her. Then Shikamaru battles Kin. Now Shikamaru is very clever which is why he won the battle. He used his shadow possession jutsu and won. I was glad that he won, he is a great fighter and clever as well. In this episode I learn many things especially what people specialize in. It was interesting how everyone used their skills that they are mostly good at and yet half of those people lost. A great episode this is.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Shikamaru first catches Kin with his Shadow Imitation Jutsu, she is too far from the wall for her to hit her head on. Before throwing the shurikens at each other, Shikamaru has not moved and neither has Kin, yet after Shikamaru throws the shurikens, we see that Kin is now close enough to the wall to hit her head on it.

    • When Rock Lee is cheering for Tenten, he is on Naruto's left side and Shikamaru is on Naruto's right. But after Naruto's name appears on the screen for the next battle, Rock Lee is on his right crying. Even after climbing back up the stairs, Rock Lee would have still been on Naruto's left.

    • When Temari attacks Tenten with her whirlwind attack, Tenten starts to fly backwards, off the ground. But when the camera shifts, Tenten is standing straight up in the same position as before the attack.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Naruto: It's my time to shine!

    • Kakashi: (Hearing Lee complain that it is taking so long for him to get his turn) Lee, he's just like Gai used to be.

    • Naruto: (Thinking about Shikamaru) Even a lazy good for nothing bum won this match. When am I going to get my turn?!

    • Shikamaru: The wise shinobi carefully scouts out the physical layout of the battlefield and never loses sight his position on it. That was her problem. I made sure she was so busy focusing on me that she didn't notice the wall inches behind her head. So when we both dodged backwards, kabong! Now who's hearing bells.

    • Shikamaru: Like a game of Chicken, let's see who ducks first! (Throws shuriken)
      Kin: You're crazy! (Throws shuriken just like Shikamaru)

    • Neji: This year's rookies look like they could be quite a challenge.

    • Temari: Wasn't much of a match.

    • Kin: I knew he was bluffing...! (Hits her head)
      Shikamaru: Ha ha! I did it!

      ~Japanese Version

    • Tenten: No way! She stopped everything I threw. What has she got in that fan of hers?
      Temari: Haha. Take a look. This is the first moon. There are two more. When you see three moons, you'll know you've lost the match!

    • Dosu: Remember, he manipulates shadows. Watch the shadows.
      Kin: Heh. You think I'd fall for a stupid jutsu like that?

    • (Tenten is about to fight Temari.)
      Lee: Alright Tenten! Keep her guessing!
      Gai: Go for it! You have the power of youth!
      Lee: C'mon Tenten! Send that girl back to her village in a stretcher! We're right behind you! All the way Tenten!
      Gai: Let's here it! 2, 4, 6, 8! Who do we appreciate? (Lee cheers.) Tenten!
      Naruto: Grr...How did I get stuck in the cheering section? (Lee and Gai continue to cheer.)

    • Shikamaru: And that's what I call using your head.

    • Kin: You see, you never ask for whom the bell tolls, because it tolls for thee.

    • Sakura: I'm fine, but never mind me. It's you you should be thinking about.
      Naruto: Huh? Me? I don't have any injuries, I haven't even fought yet.
      Sakura: I meant that you don't want to disgrace yourself after coming this far. Think of what Sasuke will say.
      Naruto: Oh. Yeah,right.
      Sakura: Stay sharp. And thanks by the way. (Flashbacks to the last episode)
      Naruto: No! Sakura don't! You've come this far, Sakura! Don't disgrace yourself now by loosing to that lame Ino girl!
      Sakura: (Back to Naruto) If you hadn't called out when you did, I might not still be here.
      Naruto: Yeah, that's probably true.
      Sakura: Oh, you little...!

    • Gaara: Temari, forget them. The match is over, so get up here. You won, why are you wasting time with that pathetic loser and his ridiculous mentor?

    • Kankuro: (Talking to Gaara) You know you can always count on Temari to put on a good show.
      Gaara: Eh, big deal.

    • Lee: (Upset that Naruto got picked for the next match) I'm going to die of old age before I get my turn. I just want a chance to show Sakura what I'm made of. She's going to get tired of waiting. All I want is a chance, is that too much to ask?!

    • Lee: (Upset that Naruto got picked for the next match, instead of him) If I don't get picked next, Sakura will make fun of me and call me Fuzzy-brows!

      ~Japanese Version

    • Lee: That can't be! Tenten's attack missed?
      Gai: That's impossible. Tenten is able to hit a mark a hundred times in a hundred tries.
      Neji: There's no way she can miss.

      ~Japanese version

    • Shikamaru: The Sand ninja will win.
      Naruto: What? How do you know that? They only just started!
      Chouji: If Shikamaru says the Sand ninja will win, she'll win.

      ~Japanese version

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