Guy: You commented on how Lee was progressing, but the credit for all that progress goes to him. The only thing I've done is believe in him and tell him anything is possible. We believe in our students no matter what the cost. I trust him with my life and that gives him the strength to make the right decisions. Couldn't be easier, it's a piece of cake.
Kurenai: You make everything sound so simple. I wish I was like you, I couldn't even do that much. (Starts to walk off)
Guy: Hey Kurenai... (Thinking) Just believe in yourself.
Kurenai: Lee just keeps getting better and better, doesn't he?
Guy: Is it true? You're leaving leaving your students and quitting Squad 8?
Kurenai: I have no choice. Those assigned to me haven't been reaching their full potential.
Guy: Come on, that's not true.
Sakura: She might have had a good reason for quitting the squad.
Naruto: Like what? Wait a minute...vYou know something, don't you? I can see it in your eyes, you know something.
Sakura: What are you talking about? I don't know anything!
Naruto: Come, on Sakura, tell me. I know you know.
Sakura: No way. What do you think, I stand around with my ear to the door listening to important conversations?
Naruto: You didn't?! You were eavesdropping at the door?!
Sakura: Ah! Shh! Don't talk so loud you idiot! Someone will hear.
Naruto: Oh, hey Sakura.
Sakura: What are you doing here?
Naruto: I don't know if you've heard, but Kurenai is quitting Squad 8, so I came to see if I can get Grandma Tsunade to talk her out of it.
Sakura: I don't think you're going to have any luck. You can try.
Naruto: Oh, I got something up my sleeve. I've got dirt on Grandma Tsunade and all I gotta do is threaten to tell Shizune and she'll be putty in my hands.
Naruto: Uh, sensei?
Kurenai: Hm, Naruto.
Naruto: Kiba, Hinata, and Shino told me what happened.
Naruto: And you shouldn't leave them after all you've been through together. They don't know what they're going to do without you.
Kurenai: You ran up here to tell me that?
Naruto: Well, yeah. You're their sensei. They look up to you.
Kurenai: I don't know exactly what they told you, but I can no longer be their sensei. I don't deserve to carry that title now.
Naruto: Huh? Why don't you?
Kurenai: I have a message that I want you to deliver. Tell them that I am never coming back.
Naruto: Come on guys, shut up and stop fighting already. You guys just relax and let me handle this.
Kiba: He's not even on this team, so why should we let him do it?
Shino: Have you got a plan?
Naruto: Of course I've got a plan. Just leave it to me. She'll be back in charge of Squad 8 in no time.
(A little later, Naruto is walking to the Hokage's house)
Naruto: Why do I say I've got a plan when I have no idea what I'm doing?
(Naruto hears Akamaru barking)
Kiba: (In the distance) What was that you said?!
Hinata: (In the distance) Kiba, calm down.
Naruto: What's goin' on over there? (Hops over a fence)
Kiba: Go ahead,Shino, I dare you to say that again!
Shino: All right, I said it's pointless.
Kiba: I can't believe you'd say something like that!
Naruto: Cool it, you guys.
Naruto: Come on, take it easy, will ya? What the heck's going on?
Kiba: Kurenai left us swinging in the wind; that's what's going on! She just abandoned Squad 8!
Tsunade: So you're serious about this? You really want to resign as leader of Squad 8?
Kurenai: Yes, ma'am.
Tsunade: Think carefully about this. Kiba, Shino, Hinata... You're the one who recommended they take the Chunin Exam despite their lack of experience. Don't you care what happens to them?
Kurenai: Despite my commitment to them, I am responsible for the current situation, and therefore must accept full blame.
Tsunade: (Runs outside the burning building) Come on, what are you waiting for? We need water now!
2 Leaf Ninja: Yes, ma'am. Water Style Marine Battle Formation Jutsu!
(They cause the water to hit Tsunade)
Tsunade: Ah! I don't want it on me! The roof, you idiots!
Leaf Ninja: Sorry, Lady Tsunade.
(Naruto sees a young girl painting a picture of the village)
Naruto: Wow, you're really good! (He notices that she has painted storm clouds above the village) Huh? Wait a minute, there are no rain clouds today. (She continues painting and storm clouds appear) Huh? (She paints a lightning strike on the Hokage's house and it really happens) The Hokage's house!
Tsunade: Hurry! Do it now! We need water now!
Ninja: Right away!
Both ninja: Suiton, Suishi no Jutsu!
(Jutsu splashes Tsunade with water instead of the roof)
Tsunade: Not on me you idiots! The roof!
Ninja: Our sincerest apologies!
Tsunade: Good! Keep at it!
Naruto: I just can't get hyped about training when I'm by myself... Where is Ero-Sennin and what's he up to? What happened to his promise to look after my training? Damn it!
(He notices a girl painting)
Naruto: What is she doing? You're painting!
Sakura: What's wrong?
Naruto: Well, Kurenai-sensei is leaving Team 8, so I'm going to talk to Granny Tsunade about it.
Sakura: I don't think it would do any good. Probably...
Naruto: It'll be fine! I know where she hides her sake! If I reveal that to Shizune-neechan...
Naruto: I went and said, "Leave it to me," but what should I do?
YTV Airdate: September 26th, 2009
Original Title: Kurenai's Decision, Team 8 Left Behind
Original Airdate: October 5, 2006
First episode that uses the opening "YURA YURA" by Hearts Grow, and the ending "Scenario" by SABOTEN.
Kurenai has a connection with the girl Yakumo, who Naruto saw painting, and because of her Kurenai is leaving Team 8.
This is the first filler about Kurenai.
This episode is part of a 90-minute special filler commemorating the move to Thursdays.
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