Season 8 Episode 9

Open for Business! The Leaf Moving Service

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Aug 09, 2008 on TV Tokyo
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Naruto, Hinata, and Choji are chosen on a mission to protect some peddlers running away from a war at the Greenery Country. However, Tsunade gave them more than just a simple guard duty mission, making them movers as well. The peddlers are just simple folk, who were never even registered citizens in the country. But, when Naruto discovers the group is being pursued, the three ninja realize that there is more going on than meets the eyes.moreless

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  • Pretty good start!

    Here we go, the start of a new mission and a new Arc. This time off to the Vegetable Country to what seems to be an easy mission at the start. Protect merchants from thugs and brutes. Easy right? WRONG! It seems there's something fishy going on at boy Shun seems to have a secret as do the two others. We get a foreshadow of Renga's ability, and a pretty good starting conflict with Ruiga and Kikujou. To make flowers weapons eh? Exploding flowers, flaming flowers, mind-bending flowers, shuriken flowers, where have we seen this?

    So for an exposition episode for this Arc, it's not bad at all. Animation was pretty good in the battle. I like how they give it to their good artists/animators for the beginning and then give it to the other type mid-way of the Arc, trying to save their good high-paid ones for when it really counts. I get how everyone needs that moment or Arc to try to self-improve, but, yeah...moreless
  • I think this was a great episode.

    Well so first off Naruto Hinata and Neji are off for an important mission to protect some merchants. Well there are some bad guys and Naruto almost kicked there butt but they ran off. When the little girl said to Choji that he is fat he got all angry and poor Choji for being treated like that then she says that he is strong and that was a great way to cheer Choji up which was great. Naruto had some amazing jutsu's up his sleeve which was awesome and I loved it. I will give this episode a 10 out of 10.moreless
  • That girl has the same name as bunny boy from Fruits Basket

    Yeah, I'm not really sure what was going on in the episode because I was still trying to get past the fact that the little girl in the caravan had the same name as bunny boy from Fruits Basket. Only they pronounced it differently. The Momiji's (the girl) name was like Momah-ji, and Momiji's (bunny boy) name is like Momeejee. But it's still the same name. And that one cousin guy was so obviously not a guy! I wasn't fooled by it from the minute I heard his voice. And his face was too skinny, too. And then I heard them call the guy Lady Haruka or something like that. Well I GTG, because I'm very angry!!!!! A stupid bolt of lightening hit a Witness Tree in Gettysburg and killed it!!!!! But it wasn't the one Abe Lincoln touched (which I also touched), but I'm still pretty mad!moreless
  • Naruto is teamed up with Choji and Hinata for escort duty.

    Naruto, Choji, and Naruto are given a mission to escort some merchants to a nearby land. They lend a hand moving the carts along the road. As they get closer to their destination, Choji and the little girl see smoke off in the distance. Choji tells Naruto and Naruto decides to scout ahead. Choji and the girl tell everyone that everything is fine and don't let on that they suspect trouble. Naruto is ambushed by a couple of ninja and he is able to take care of them and get away. Choji, Naruto, and Hinata decide to take a different route thinking that...moreless
  • Review

    This episode left a long unknnown. Escpecially about the people. Escpecially Shuu. Is he a boy or a girl? Cuz he/she is a princess right? Seems like a boy at first. Like that other filler arc that I don't remember the name of. At least Hinata is in this filler arc, that's awesome. And I thougth that Choji wouldn't be useful at all, but it actually turns out he's not completely hopeless after all. Naruto is still Naruto then. Err, nothing else much too say. I hope the next episode clears some of this mystery up. End of my review. .moreless
Debi Mae West

Debi Mae West

Old Woman

Guest Star

Kirk Thornton

Kirk Thornton

Land of Green's Minister

Guest Star

Ezra Weisz

Ezra Weisz


Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (24)

    • Ruiga: If this were a garden party, your flower jutsu would take first prize. But against me, it's useless.

    • Kikujou: So who are you?
      Ruiga: I'm Ruiga. How very bold of you to come face us. That clinches it, she's in that caravan, isn't she?
      Kikujou: I don't know where your friends are, but one rogue ninja I can handle.
      Ruiga: Are you sure about that?

    • Naruto: He can't do that, just leave the caravan anytime he wants to... Oh. (Snickers) I get it, something he had to do. (Snickers)
      Hinata: What is it?
      Naruto: Let's just say he had to take a little break to go water a tree.
      Hinata: (Embarrassed) Oh, Naruto.

    • Hinata: It's all right, I've set traps for anyone who could be following us.
      Naruto: You're always such a worry wart, Hinata. I'm sure we won't need them.

    • Renga: Isn't it funny how some people are gullible and easy to deceive?
      Minister: (Picking up coins) You can say that again, oh wise one. Our lord was such a fool that he trusted us to the very end.
      Renga: Don't stuff too much in your pockets or you might sink the ferry carrying you across the river of oblivion. You're quite right, only a fool would trust the likes of you. A fat greedy weasel who has already betrayed one master.

    • Ninja #1: (Laughs) Only two of them left so one of them must be the real one.
      (He and the other ninja throw shuriken at the Narutos only to pass through them, they were both clones)
      Ninja #2: What?
      (They hit each other with their shuriken)
      Naruto: Too bad! You came so close; you were only off by one!

    • Naruto: Who's there? What's the big idea?
      Ninja: From the looks of your head band, you must be one of the Hidden Leaf.
      Naruto: So what? It's a head band not a target. What are you attacking me for anyway? Far as I know, I don't have a gripe against you, whoever you are.

    • Hinata: Choji, where's Naruto?
      Choji: Um... The bathroom.

    • Momiji: Look, Choji, what's that?
      (They see smoke in the distance)
      Choji: Naruto!
      Naruto: (Runs up) What's going on?
      Choji: Look at that.
      Naruto: Whoa, smoke!
      Choji: That's right where the Land of Greens is, isn't it?
      Naruto: I don't like the look of that. I'm going to get on over there and find out what's up, you guys go ahead.
      (Naruto heads toward the smoke)
      Choji: Hey, we don't want everyone else in the caravan getting worried so let's just keep this to ourselves for now, okay?
      Momiji: Right, our secret.

    • Naruto: He didn't even listen to the old lady. That guy's got a serious attitude problem.

    • Shune: Oh, don't worry, cousins, nothing he says could ever offend me. Good for nothing weaklings like that boy are always finding excuses.
      Naruto: Good for nothing weakling, huh? Well, eat my dust, mister! (Pushes cart really fast up the hill)

    • Momiji: You eat a lot, don't you? I guess that explains why you're so f...
      Choji: Huh?!
      Momiji: Fearlessly strong.
      Choji: Hmph, want some? (Tosses her a bag of chips)
      Momiji: I admire people who are really strong.
      Choji: Aw, this is nothin' kid, I've hardly even broken a sweat. Hang on! (Pushes the cart really fast)
      Naruto: Look at that show off, he's gonna be sorry.

    • Momiji: We need more pushers. I'm glad you've come.
      Naruto: More what?

    • Momiji It's true. They must be who they say they are, look at what this says, "Leaf Village Moving Service". (Pulls out shirt with the sign on the back)
      Choji: What the heck is that?
      Naruto: That Grandma, she's full of surprises.

    • Naruto: All this time I've been stuck doing stupid chores around the village, while everybody else gets to go on missions. I'm so sick of having to listen to other people's adventures.
      Choji: Well, I wouldn't get to excited; it's only basic escort duty for some traveling merchants.
      Naruto: It's okay, we'll just make up something like we ran into a thousand bandits. Don't worry, we'll have a story to tell when we get back.
      Choji: So he can brag about it.

    • Tsunade: I remember a charming little princess with two handsome young ninja bodyguards looking after her. Foolish boys, always fighting over me. Both of them were dying to marry me. I wonder if they still feel the same.
      Shizune: I wouldn't hold your breath.

    • Tsunade: No matter what combination I try, the problem still remains. Of all the ninja I have available, there's no one to take the lead.
      Shizune: Well, it's only escort duty for a band of merchants. I'm sure they'll be able to handle it no matter who you end up sending.
      Tsunade: It's not the difficulty of the mission I'm worried about, it's impressing the client. The Land of Greens hired us for this one and you see the lord of that land was very good to me once.
      Shizune: I remember. He paid off that gigantic gambling debt of yours. I'm not really sure he was doing you a favor.

    • Naruto: Acting alone like that is a huge pain in the-!

      ~Japanese version

    • Hinata: Naruto-kun, I set up some traps for the meantime.
      Naruto: Really! You sure are a worrywart.

      ~Japanese version

    • Renga: You see, I don't trust humans.

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: I'm going to back off now.

      ~Japanese version

    • Hinata: Where's Naruto-Kun?
      Choji: Uh, the bathroom.

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: If it's such a great place then why did you leave?
      Shu: We're being chased because we dreamed of peace.

      ~Japanese version

    • Shu: I had no intention of listening to what this useless person says.
      Naruto: Who's useless?!

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (4)


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