Season 8 Episode 23

Multiple Traps! Countdown to Destruction

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Oct 18, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

While Shikamaru tries to figure out what Gennou is planning next, Naruto is fighting Gennou in the Great Stone faces. Can Shikamaru stop Gennou's next step in the plan before it is to late? And will Naruto be able to defeat the Trap Master?

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  • An Awesome Arc Arrives to an End!

    So this arc comes to a happy ending, it was an amazing hunt for the truth behind Old Man Genno's genius plan to have fun before he dies of old age. What a fun way to go out eh? So it was just a fun treasure hunt meant to take revenge on the Leaf for the death of his son, but when he met Naruto, it seems he changed his plans. The guy had almost everyone fooled except Shikamaru who himself was scratching his head at this. But luckily we have the Konoha 11, who used each of their abilities to figure out the puzzle behind the traps.

    It seems the old man didn't want to really hurt anyone, but made it seem like he would and had all the cards to do so. Something like this would be an efficient way to do things. The animation for this episode and pretty much for the Arc was pretty good overall, this episode especially. Compared to other episodes in this season.

    A treasure hunt like this, would be pretty fun actually. Find the traps, the truth and be able to disarm them, or fail and let the entire thing go up in flames. The risks are all so high that you have to work hard so you do not fail your village, people and yourself. So this would be worth playing for real.moreless
  • The Konoha 11 continue to fight off Genno and end his fiendish plot.

    Naruto along with the other members of the Konoha 11 continue their investigation. Shikamaru realizes that Genno's main target was the great Hokage faces. By placing paper bombs inside of them, it would cause a landslide and destroy the entire village. While Naruto learns about this from Genno, and he continues to fight him, Kiba shows up and saves Naruto, but Genno gets away. The other ninja find him, but he flees to the other side of the faces where he summons a giant bird equipped with a paper bomb, and places a Genjutsu on the Konoha 11. After releasing the Genjutsu, Ino decides to use her Mind Transfer Jutsu on Genno, but had to return to her own body after feeling all the wounds that Genno has. Meanwhile, Naruto and Hinata must stop the bird from putting the paper bomb on the great Hokage face. Naruto successfully takes it out with his Rasengan, and the village is saved. Nearing the end of the day, Genno dies. Another great episode, so a 10 out of 10.moreless
  • Finally, it all makes sense.

    Finally! All the pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place and it all makes sense now! But it was a typical Naruto ending, and very sappy. So old Gennou died after threatenting to blow up Hokage Mountain, and Naruto was all sad. Boo hoo. But then Shikamaru finds a picture that strongly resembles Naruto on the old man. Tsunade reveals that the kid in the piccy is Gennou's son who was killed in the raid against the Heat Devil Village. So all this time, Gennou just wanted revenge for his brat. But once he met Naruto, he couldn't go through with it, so the whole time he was just leading the Konoha 11 on a wild goose chase!!! XD Hey, that means Shippuuden is coming soon!moreless
  • The final episode of the Gennou arc

    Naruto confronts Gennou and vows to defeat him in order to protect the village. Meanwhile Shikamaru is contemplating what Gennou's real plan is and realizes that Gennou must plan to blow up the mountain above the village to create a rockslide that would destroy the village. Just then Hinata shows up with Sakura and tells them that Naruto needs help. Naruto uses his shadow clones and Gennou uses kunai to defeat them. Gennou throws more kunai and Kiba and Akamaru show up just in time to deflect them and protect Naruto. Then Shino uses his bugs to overwhelm Gennou and Shino realizes that...moreless
  • Ending of a great filler saga

    This was actually a worth while filler. It showed how well Naruto and his friends work out. And how amazing Shika's leadership is. In the end it was a little "treasure hunt" but Naruto and Gang figured it out. There were many back-up plans. It seems as if Gennou died as a happy man.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Chouji increases the size of his arms such that they were almost as large as the Great Stone Faces, and then hangs them in front of the Third Hokage's face. However, when the summoned bird explodes and we get a point of view from the shinobi down in the village, we do not see Chouji's arms hanging in front of the face.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Gennou: But why? Why didn't it explode?
      Tenten: Yeah, tough luck. We already disarmed that paper bomb.
      Neji: And all the devices you set up in the mountainside images, we disarmed those as well.
      Naruto: Just give it up, old man, it's over.
      Sakura: That's right, end of the line.
      Lee: Fleeing is useless.
      Naruto: No matter how incredible a trap master you think you might be, our teamwork is going to beat you every time, old man; just face it.
      Gennou: I could no more give up than I could stop breathing.

    • Gennou: You did very well to find us.
      Kiba: Nah, we had a pretty good idea where to start lookin'. Shikamaru got it into his head that the final trap was in the mountainside images.
      Naruto: Shikamaru did?
      Gennou: Interesting. Well I guess I might have been taking my young opponents too lightly after all.
      Shino: Yes, you seriously underestimated us.

    • Gennou: It's no use. The idea of a boy like you disarming all my traps is inconceivable.
      Naruto: Yeah, you're right. It would be next to impossible if I were alone, but luckily I've got my friends.
      Gennou: These would be the same friends you did nothing but hurl insults at and bad mouth at Ichiraku?
      Naruto: Yeah, I get into plenty of fights with those guys, and they sure can tick me off at times, but they're my friends alright. They're all shinobi who will help me protect the Leaf. No matter what weird traps you set or where, they'll manage somehow, and there's nothing you can do about it.

    • Guy: (Runs into the village with most of the Leaf shinobi) Hurry up! Now that Might Guy is back, the enemy is going to have to change its plans!

    • Tsunade: You think all these paper bombs are just a diversion?
      Ino: That's right.
      Shizune: It can't be!
      Tsunade: It could. Gennou is the man who would go even further. After all, he is the trap master.

    • Gennou: I see that I cannot underestimate you whippersnappers.

      ~Japanese version

    • Gennou: It's impossible for you to undo all of my traps by yourself!
      Naruto: Yeah. It might be impossible for me to do it alone. But I have friends!
      Gennou: But at Ichiraku all you ever did was complain about them.
      Naruto: Yeah... There are times when they piss me off and we argue, but they're my friends! Together we're shinobi who will protect Konoha! I'm sure they'll figure something out, despite whatever traps you set up!

      ~Japanese version

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