Season 3 Episode 36

Miscalculation: A New Enemy Appears!

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Dec 01, 2007 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

Naruto, Shikamaru, and Kiba race back to Konoha with the barrel. Akamaru follows them while setting up traps, to slow down Sakon and Tayuya, but is caught. Kiba goes back to help him while Naruto and Shikamaru continue on. Tayuya catches up with the two and Shikamaru tells Naruto to keep going. But before Naruto can move, Kimimaro takes the barrel and easily defeats Naruto. He leaves and Shikamaru and Naruto attack Tayuya. Naruto gets past, leaving Shikamaru to fight Tayuya, but can he defeat Kimimaro and take back Sasuke? And can Shikamaru and Kiba defeat Sakon and Tayuya?moreless

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  • Flashbacks? Check. Filler? Check. Useless dialogue? Check. Must be a Naruto episode!

    Just like the last couple episodes, a lot of clutter, filler, and dialogue that doesn't seem to go anywhere. This is the second episode in a row where they have played the third taking Orochimaru's soul away. Like I said before, I'd like to think that I have a good memory bank. Though some interesting things happened in this episode, Orochimaru gets desperate and uses the body transfer technique, Kimimaro shows up, and the final matches between team Shikamaru and the Sound Four are set in place, though it is odd how Kiba and Akamaru get the strongest fighter. Oh yeah, there is also Naruto coming out and releasing like a million shadow replications against Kimimaro.moreless
  • Shikamaru and Naruto meet a new enemy.

    Shikamaru, Naruto, and Kiba have a slight lead on Sakon and Tayuya with Sasuke in the casket. Akamaru sets some explosive tags ahead to slow down the Sound Ninja, but gets caught by Sakon. Sakon wraps him to a branch and heads toward him. Kiba sees this and tries to intervene. Sakon and Kiba get there just as the tag explodes sending them down into a deep ravine.

    Just then Tayuya catches up to Shikamaru and Naruto. Just as they are devising a plan to take care of her, Kimimaru shows up and takes Sasuke from Naruto with ease. Things have just gotten more complicated for our heroes.moreless
  • Wow, Sad

    Why do they keep killing everyone. Its so sad. I just can't believe it. it almost make me cry the last two episodes. I watch it a lot I've downloaded a lot of songs. its just so sad. you think one thing is going to happen then this happens. I can't wait to see the battle its going to be sweet. Go get them Naruto, For Neji, and Choji. They Died brave and will be remembered so. I will miss them. 2 lives for one. not for a mission but for a friend. They were the truest friends a man could have. May they rest in peace.moreless
  • Kimimaro appears!

    What goes down in this episode is soon after the battle begins, Kiba and his dog, Akamaru, fall off a cliff with Sakon. Shikamaru engages Tayuya while Naruto goes after Kimimaro Kaguya, who is carrying Sasuke's coffin. Desperate to get Sasuke back, Naruto begins tapping into the demon fox's chakra to engage Kimimaro. As the battle between Shikamaru and Tayuya begins, Tayuya summons three creatures to help her in combat. With Kiba and Sakon's battle already underway elsewhere, Sakon's brother, Ukon reveals himself to help Sakon fight. Thunder was... oh sorry the review isn't over yet. It was awesome and I can't wait for next weeks exciting episodes. Thunder was here!!!moreless
  • Kimimaro is CUTE! Even more so than Idate! :D

    OK, if you read my summary, I will say this. I AM A GIRL! So hah! Now you can't accuse me of being a guy and/or gay Just because I have a Pikachu icon and prefer Shonen anime/manga to Shojo anime/manga doesn't not make me a guy, despite most of you might think. It makes me a tomboy. Moving on. The Sasuke Retrieval Squad has just caught up to Sakon and Tayuya and recaptured Sasuke. It's a bit like capture the flag, isn't it? :P But Kimimaro shows up and knocks Sasuke's coffin out of Naruto's hands. And Sakon goes after Kiba and Akamaru and the three fall down a cliff together. Kimimaro takes the coffin and runs, leaving Tayuya to take on both Naruto AND Shikamaru. They tell Tayuya that they'll fight her together, but as Naruto comes after her with a punch, he flips over her and takes off after Kimimaro and Sasuke. T_T I can't believe she fell for that. She's not very bright, is she? Oh, and I forgot to say earlier in my previous review, Orochimaru couldn't wait for Sasuke anymore and had to take the body of a prisoner. Towards the end, Shikamaru is about to take on Tayuya when she summons three hairy scary monsters. In a few episodes, Temari will show up to help him.moreless
Keith Silverstein

Keith Silverstein


Guest Star

Steve Kramer

Steve Kramer

Sarutobi the Third Hokage


Henry Dittman

Henry Dittman

Kabuto Yakushi

Recurring Role

Jamie Simone

Jamie Simone


Recurring Role

Steven Jay Blum

Steven Jay Blum


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • After Naruto tricks Tayuya and escapes, Shikamaru is on the same tree branch as her and the tree is to her left, when the scene cuts back to them, the tree is to her right and they are no longer on the same branch.

    • Look at Shikamaru's headband that is on his arm while he is confronting Tayuya. Part of it is missing and remains missing for the rest of the episode.

  • QUOTES (24)

    • Tayuya: (Laughs) I'll play a melody of death for you. You shouldn't insult me or my friends, you worm!

    • Shikamaru: It's a dangerous mission, and if I decided to scrap it, I'd have been playing by the book.
      Tayuya: Of course. Then why didn't you scrap it?
      Shikamaru: It's kinda funny. The world doesn't seem to play by the book very often, does it? Besides there's not a man in my platoon who wouldn't stop fighting and abandon a friend who'd been captured by the enemy. Not even if it meant sacrificing all of their lives. That goes for me too.

    • Tayuya: Well, let's get on with it, you wimps!

    • Shikamaru: (Thinking) We've got to choose the path that's best for the mission, and if we don't, we'll fail.

    • Kimimaro: I've had a taste of Lord Orochimaru's magnificent dream.
      Naruto: (Getting angry) Orochimaru?!
      Kimimaro: This vessel is an important part of his dream. It has the flesh that Lord Orochimaru desires, but you have taken too much time retrieving it.

    • Kimimaro: I understand much more now. The strength of my life force has intensified since escaping the prison of human flesh.

    • Shikamaru: You sure talk a pretty good game, but you fell for the oldest trick in the book.

    • Tayuya: You rodents, I'm going to end this in a flash!

    • Shikamaru: Frankly, I'm a lazy, cloud watching oaf who's not really cut out to be a leader or bark out orders at anyone. But there is one thing I do pretty darn well for my teammates, and that's believing in them.

    • Naruto: (Flies towards Tayuya) I'm gonna punch your lights out! (Flies over Tayuya) HIYAA, ha, ha! (Lands on a tree branch) Heh, this plan is working! (Spanks himself) I'll see you around! (Makes a face, then jumps away, snickering)
      Tayuya: What the? That whole thing was a trick! TEAMWORK MY BUTT, YOU DIRTY CONNIVING LITTLE WEASELS!

    • Shikamaru: (Thinking to himself after seeing Kimimaro) Another freak to deal with. He doesn't seem like an ordinary opponent. We need to buy time and sort out the situation. It'd be dumb to confront him without knowing...
      Naruto: (Yelling at Kimimaro) Hey, jerk! I've had just about enough of this nonsense you're yakkin' about!

    • Kimimaro: My body is too devastated to move on its own anymore. I use the power of my mind.
      Tayuya: No way! Now you're cheating death.

    • Naruto: Hey!
      Kimimaro: Let's see, how shall I destroy you?

    • Kimimaro: Tayuya, I could end your life right now if I wished to. The reason I've decided to spare you is because you have a duty that you must complete. And my duty, is to deliver that coffin to Lord Orochimaru intact.

    • Shikamaru: Sorry, Naruto. It looks like I miscalculated.

    • Naruto: Kiba and Akamaru are still gone!
      Shikamaru: And we've got another one to deal with.

    • Naruto: There's no way you're going to take Sasuke.

    • Shikamaru: Remember this, a person's jutsu isn't his only weapon.

    • Orochimaru: Kabuto, you really are a hateful nasty person, aren't you?

    • Shikamaru: To be exact, I'm a lazy-ass who loves to look at clouds.

      ~Japanese version

    • Tayuya: You fool. One little midget, what are you going to do? And also, look what happened. Each time, in order to move forward, you sacrificed one of your members, didn't you? Is that guy Sasuke so precious to you? Just for the sake of one many of your team members are you willing to lose? You mindless worm.
      Shikamaru: That might be true. This is my first mission as a team leader. Of course I am worried, seeing as how the number of my teammates has dwindled. I don't even know if my actions are right or not. And I know I am responsible for their lives. Rather than worry about one guy who has been kidnapped, I should think about the other four. Scrapping the mission would be playing by the book.
      Tayuya: Then why didn't you?
      Shikamaru: In this world, not everything plays out like a game of Go. After all, we aren't the kind of people to abandon a kidnapped person just for our own safety.

      ~Japanese version

    • (Kimimaro looks around at the many Naruto clones with a blank expression)
      Kimimaro: (Unenthusiastically) Wow.

      ~Japanese version

    • Shikamaru: Naruto, now!
      Naruto: I'm going to kick your ass!
      (Naruto jumps over Tayuya)
      Naruto: Just kidding. Plan successful! See ya!
      (Naruto pats his butt, makes a face and leaves)
      Tayuya: Damn it! You tricked me! "Teamwork", my ass! You pieces of shit!

      ~Japanese version

    • Kimimaro: If Tayuya comes back, I'll kill her!

      ~Japanese version

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