Season 8 Episode 10

Mystery of the Targeted Merchants

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Aug 16, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

The group splits off off into two, with Naruto and Choji guarding the slower one and Hinata the faster one. After all, surely the slower group would be the target. However, when Naruto and Choji discover that the faster group is the target, they realize that somebody is indeed hiding something. Truth is, Naruto and the others aren't protecting just some peddlers, but the Greenery Country Princess!moreless

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  • Clear Ups and Epiphanies

    Here we get to find out the hidden secrets of the merchants, especially Shun or should I saw Haruna. This episode we find out some of the story behind this and why they're being targeted. We learn why Haruna is acting like she is. Naruto using his smarts to defend the caravan from an initial attack with explosive tags. Not bad! Ruiga returns and that's when things get started up again and it looks like Naruto and Chouji will find out just what happened to Shikujou! And, where Hinata and Haruna ran off to meet the next small-big bad.moreless
  • This was a really adventouraous episode.

    I think this episode was more revealing because Haruna is really a girl and not just an ordinary girl she is a princess and Naruto was really shocked when he heard that and it really made me laugh and all along they thought it was a boy how strange and it really was funny. The princess doesn't have a trust for people anymore how sad is that. I will give this episode a 10 out of 10 because it was a really good episode and it deserves a really good score. I think this was a really good episode and I liked it.moreless
  • The Land of Greens series continues...

    Naruto, Choji, and Hinata discover that the caravan is the intended target for whoever is pursuing them after all. A plan is devised and they split into two groups. A faster moving group escorted by Hinata will head out first and the second group that is slower will be protected by Naruto and Choji. After they have split up, Naruto scouts behind to find out the situation. He finds Kikojou dead in a field and runs back to warn Choji. Momiji notices tht the rain they are passing through is kind of strange. Just at that moment it starts to form a trap...moreless
  • I was right. Again.

    There was no way that Shuun was a dude. The way his face was shaped plus his voice definitely gave away that he was female. Does Masashi Kishimoto write these fillers? If he does, I am very disappointed in his work. Usually he gives us some mind benders and makes it hard to guess. If he doesn't write these fillers, they need to fire the idiot who does and get Kishimoto-sensei!!! Well anyway, I'm not saying that the filler is bad, I'm saying that they need to put some stuff in that totally blows your mind. Like The Sixth Sense. Anyway, Shuun turns out to be Lady Haruna of the Land of Greens. SHOCKER!!! Apparently, she doesn't give a crap about the other peddlers as long as she lives. Naruto goes on one of his infamous rants and well... does Naruto stuff. But you know what will happen to Lady Haruna. Towards the end of the arc, she will see the error of her ways, reinherit the Land of Greens, and turn in into a prosperous nation. Just like Naruto: Ninja Clash In The Land Of Snow. Only then the princess was a drunk movie star and her name was Yukie and she was princess of Yukigakure.moreless
  • Clears stuff up.

    Turns out that Naruto's team right now was given an A rank mission. Isn't that cool? Naruto, Choji, and Hinata doing an A rank mission. Awesome. Also, Shuu is actually Haruna, the Nano country princess. Who knew a girl could disguise her voice so well and act like a cold emo boy? I didn't. Too bad the other guy died. I hope Naruto doesn't die, cuz he doesn't. Nothing much happened in this episode, although it was great, nothing much happened. Hope the next episode is better, this filler arc needs some more exciting action, drama, and Hinata ness. End of review.moreless

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  • QUOTES (22)

    • Ruiga: I believe I'll finish you off first, little man.

    • Yurinojou: Kikujou was a master of the Land of Greens special Flower Ninjutsu. We trained together when we were little kids, but I never managed to beat him, not even once. Now it seems that I'll never have the opportunity to best my friend.
      Naruto: Not quite. You've still got one more chance.
      Yurinojou: Huh?
      Naruto: If you can defeat the guy that took down your buddy. Then, in a way, you'll be winning against Kikojou too.
      Yurinojou: Thanks Naruto. Yes, that makes sense.

    • Naruto: It's our turn to be the decoys so we can make sure those guys stay safe and sound.
      Haruna: (Angry) Fine, do as you like.

    • Haruna: Why are you just getting rid of them like this? Without them as decoys, how do you expect to protect me?
      Naruto: Are you still goin' on about that? They gave up everything, all of their possessions, to save your sorry hide.

    • Haruna: Have you completely forgotten that you were hired to protect me from harm?
      Naruto: What are you, nuts?! You think I care about that?!
      Yurinojou: Naruto, please, just wait. Lady Haruna, that's indeed my mission. However, their assignment isn't the same at all. These ninja were hired to protect merchants from roving bandits, saving you isn't what they signed on for.

    • Haruna: If something terrible should happen to the Land of Greens, I would be the only person remaining in the royal bloodline. I have to survive! Even if our land is completely destroyed, I can go back someday and restore it.
      Naruto: That's all you care about and you would sacrifice innocent people's lives to do so?!

    • Naruto: Choji... Hinata... I don't know about you, but I'm really ticked off right now!

    • Haruna: My escape is top secret. If we said anything, word might have gotten out. Besides, if you knew, you'd probably run away.
      Naruto: You're not lookin' at somebody who runs from trouble.

    • Yurinojou: The person standing here is the only daughter of the Land of Greens' feudal lord. Her name is Lady Haruna.
      Grandma: Princess Haruna? Princess Haruna of the Land of Greens? Why, look how much you've grown.
      Naruto: No way! P-Princess?! You're saying that he's a she?!

    • Naruto: How's it going, guys? We finally caught up to ya!
      Hinata: You two aren't supposed to be here. What about the plan?
      Naruto: Just forget about the plan, the situation's much different now.
      Choji: It seems that one of the folks in your group is keeping something from us, something important.
      Hinata: Something important?
      Choji: And whatever it is, I'm pretty sure it's the reason those guys have been chasing after us.

    • Choji: Naruto, if you're going to use paper bombs, ya think you could give a guy a little more heads up?

    • Choji: Everybody under that cart as fast as you can!
      Momiji: We're already under here.
      Choji: That was pretty fast.

    • Choji: (Thinking) I can sense them. Whoever's out there is so cold-blooded, and their getting closer.

    • Choji: Naruto!
      Naruto: Just go, I can handle myself.
      (Naruto runs off to scout behind them)
      Choji: That's not what I meant. It defeats the whole point of the strategy if I have to guard five people alone.
      Momiji: The plan is ruined.

    • Naruto: Choji.
      Choji: Yeah?
      Naruto: You should take the gang and get going.
      Choji: What?!
      Naruto: I'm going to double back real quick and check things out where we set those traps.
      Choji: But if you turn around, you're going to run straight into the bad guys!
      Naruto: That's okay by me. After all, just sitting around waiting to be attacked isn't exactly my style.

    • Shune: Let's move on, if you don't mind? Three people have to protect ten bowls of ramen, so each person has to protect roughly 3 bowls. But remember, this ramen has legs and can run.
      Naruto: Hold on, you mean there's ramen that has legs?!
      Shune: Five of the bowls can run very quickly, but the other five bowls move slower...
      Naruto: Whoa, this whole ramen thing is gettin' kinda crazy.

    • Hinata: Please tell us your plan and we'll listen.
      Shune: Here's the idea, I'll demonstrate. (Draws ten X's in the dirt) Let's say there are ten persimmons here...
      Naruto: Hey, does it matter what kind of food it is?
      Shune: Uh... No.
      Naruto: Well okay, then I want it to be ramen.
      Hinata: But Naruto, it's hypothetical.
      Shune: All right then, we'll make it ramen.

    • Naruto: It's hard enough to protect one group around here, it would be idiotic to split ourselves into two.

    • Choji: Did they really come this way?
      Naruto: I don't get it. And why would they come through here? If it's like you said Choji, they should be headed in a completely different direction.
      Choji: Well, I only said that because I didn't think we were the one's who were being chased.
      Hinata: Maybe this isn't the best time to have an argument. We should come up with some kind of strategy.
      Naruto: Yeah, but you gotta be kiddin' me.

    • Naruto: It is our turn to protect those guys and be the decoy.
      Haruna: Do whatever you want!

      ~Japanese version

    • Haruna: Isn't your mission to protect me?
      Naruto: You! Are you still talking about that?!

      ~Japanese version

    • Hinata: We need to come up with some sort of plan.
      Naruto: Even so...

      ~Japanese version

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