Season 8 Episode 23

Multiple Traps! Countdown to Destruction

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

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  • A good close to the seemingly neverending fillers. Every member of the KONOHA 11 had a hand in "defeating" Gennou, but in the end it was our Number 1 Hyperactive-Troublemaker-Full of Surprises Ninja Naruto who saves the day.

    Traps that the number one trap user, Gennou made are all diversions. His supposed "real" goal is to blow up the Hokage mountain behind the village and crush it with the landslide brought upon by exploding tags. The team shows up to help Naruto, w/each member helpin out. Gennou summons a bird who had explosive tags attached to its feet. Naruto uses Rasengan to blow the bird off w/Chouiji, Sakura and Hinata's help. It turns out Gennou had a son who looked like Naruto, who died in the Hidden Leaf-Dragonfly War, some 30 years ago. Shikamaru and Shino realizes a lot of the traps were not set to explode, speculating that Gennou gave up his intention to attack Konoha after getting to know Naruto and turned the entire attack into a treasure hunt with his “son”.

    And in the end of the episode, while eating Ramen @ Ichiraku Naruto, Shikamaru, Sakura, Ino and Chouji make their declaration...

    Naruto: We cant think that every enemy who makes it to Konoha is going to be like him. Another Orochimaru-like person might come again!

    Ino: In other words, it doesnt hurt to be prepared. Right?

    Sakura (nods her head in agreement)

    Shikamaru: Its troublesome, but...

    Chouji: For that time,

    Naruto: We will...

    An image of the Konoha 11 standing side by side (Neji, Ten-ten, Lee, Ino, Chouji, Shikamaru, Naruto, Sakura, Hinata, Kiba & Shino) flash with the words:

    Protect Konoha... by combining all our strengths.