Season 8 Episode 20

The ANBU Gives Up? Naruto's Recollection

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Sep 20, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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The ANBU Gives Up? Naruto's Recollection
The ANBU Black Ops put Naruto in a deep trance, hoping to probe Naruto's memory for the information they need concerning Gennou, the elderly carpenter who may not be what he seems.

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  • The investigation continues!

    Naruto has been under interrogation to remember what Gennou had told him or what he was doing at the time. Finding out that Gennou didn't even like Ramen and why he was really there? I saw in the flashback that he had taken out the ramen from his mouth when he looks away after he acted surprised at Naruto finishing his bowl so quickly, that was a hint that I didn't catch on before.

    We get a glimpse of Shibuki from the Hidden Waterfall Village, since the OVA. That was a nice cameo. This arc is turning out quite nice for a detective genre. I like how everyone tries to figure out what happened to the old man and the blueprints. Research, investigation, interrogation, recollection, tracing, etc. Pretty nice idea for this kind of Arc genre.moreless
  • The ANBU try to get information from Naruto by hypnotizing him.

    ANBU Black Ops show up as Naruto, Shikamaru, and Choji are discussing the investigation. They take Naruto and question him about the time he was talking to Gennou before the ANBU began to tail him. They use a special jutsu to put Naruto under a hypnotic state and begin to question him about Gennou. Naruto had first me him at Ichiraku's ramen shop. It seems that that is where Naruto would almost always meet Gennou. Gennou could never finish his ramen and would always give his to Naruto. He also showed Naruto a picture of a small boy about his age and said that he was his grandson, but ANBU knows that he did not have a grandson....moreless
  • This just keeps getting weirder and weirder...

    I didn't peek, so I really have no clue what the heck is going on. The Gennou who exploded himself and the Gennou that stole the blueprints are two different dudes!!! That much I have concluded. You'd think, considering how much time I used to spend watching Case Closed, I would be able to figure this out. I'm serious! Shortly after I stopped watching that show, my IQ went up like 7 points. But tht's been well over a year, so now my intellgence has dropped several points. I need to watch more detective anime... All I watch now are lovey dovey crap or acton cut 'em up stuff. Can't wait to see what happens next.moreless
  • This was a very good episode!

    Although it was a filler it was an amazin episode and the best filler I've seen so far, the 'konoha 11' gather a lot of information about how Gennou escaped, Tenten found out that he put explosives on the trees so it would be an explosion but he put ones on himself to get ANBU away, Ino found out that the courpse wasn't Gennou because his hands weren't the hands of a carpenter, and Hinata found out that the courpse had never used chakra before he died...

    The ending of this episode really makes you want to know what happens next... I think I'll watch the next eppy now XD bye!!!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • naruto is the most kickass anime i just wish there were more episodes out right now.

    naruto is kickass this episode was a good ep i just hope soon enough he gets back to using the kyubi my favorite little demon. this series just getss better and better i just wish they had all of the eps right now in english. naruto is such a great series it makes u think how do they do it. the story is great and put together nicely. this episode is a good episode. bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (22)

    • Shikamaru: (Grabs a rolled paper dropped by a large bird) What? This looks like...
      Choji: Is that Shikamaru's house?
      Naruto: That's a blueprint?
      Shikamaru: Yep. For security reasons, they were drawn up using a complex code that's really tough to break. (Thinking) But still, why are the plans Gennou stole falling out of the sky?

    • Ino: My family owns a flower shop and I've been serving people there since I was little. When I see someone's hand, I can tell what kind of work they do. Carpenter's hands are much rougher than this with scrapes and cuts and a trap ninja's hand would never be that squeaky clean.
      Sakura: And what does that mean?
      Hinata: May I take a look? Byakugan! I thought so, there's no trace of a developed chakra network. This man has never infused his chakra.
      Sakura: Huh?
      Hinata: And I even heard the medics talking outside. Even they have doubts about his identity.

    • Tenten: What if a ring of bombs were set off on the surrounding trees were set off first then the huge explosion in the center. If he timed the explosions close enough to each other, then it might have seemed like one blast.
      Lee: This is a good point.
      Neji: But in order to do that, he would have needed time to set it up. Before he made it here, Gennou was being chased by the ANBU and they had him cornered right when the bombs went off.
      Shino: Maybe they chased him or maybe he was leading them here.

    • Naruto: Ugh, this hurts my brain. Remind me why we have to look through all these stupid books again?
      Shikamaru: Believe me, I don't want to do it either, but research is the basis of good investigation.

    • Teuchi: Naruto. Hey, Naruto.
      Naruto: Huh?
      Teuchi: You keep standing there like a zombie, you're going to scare off my customers.
      Naruto: Oh... Uh... Sorry.

    • Tsunade: We've already mobilized most of our ninja. They're already on their way to the Waterfall Village now. I told them if they see anyone crossing the border to treat it as a full scale invasion. Shikamaru, take your group and head over to the border to assist.
      Shikamaru: (Sighs) Well, if you really want my honest opinion, there's no reason for us to go.
      Shizune: But-but, Shikamaru...
      Tsunade: What are you getting at?

    • Medical Ninja: This way please.
      Ino: What are they doing to him?
      Medical Ninja: We are examining every inch of him.
      Ino: Do they really have to do that?
      Medical Ninja: He was in very bad shape. From what I understand, he had paper bombs from head to toe. Ms., would you like to wait outside until we're done.
      Ino: Yes, I think I would.
      Sakura: I'll stay, thank you.
      Ino: You will? (Goes outside the exam room) You're stronger than I am, Sakura.

    • Kiba: Looks like he must have used an odor neutralizing element in last night's smoke screen. That guy came prepared.
      Shino: Then why did he get caught?
      Kiba: Huh? I guess the ANBU were just too intelligent for him.
      Shino: Of course they're intelligent, but he must have foreseen that going in. So then, why didn't he have another escape route planned out in advance?
      Kiba: You know, you're right. It doesn't make any sense, but there's really no way to find out now.
      Shino: Dead men tell no tales.

    • (Naruto and Gennou meet at Ichiraku's Ramen Shop)
      Naruto: Thanks for the grub.
      Gennou: You finished your bowl already?
      Naruto: Well I am a growing boy, you know. Even an extra large can't fill me up.

    • Naruto: Listen, I already told you everything I know about the guy.
      ANBU #1: So you first met Gennou at the ramen shop.
      ANBU #2: What did the two of you discuss?
      Naruto: You expect me to remember everything?
      ANBU #1: That's what we're here for, yes.

    • Tsunade: I want your group to keep investigating Gennou.
      Shikamaru: Understood.

      ~Japanese version

    • Shizune: You have been summoned by Tsunade-sama.
      Shikamaru: The Fifth?

      ~Japanese version

    • Lee: So, being a carpenter was just a camouflage for infiltration after all?
      Shikamaru: It's too early to come to any conclusions.

      ~Japanese version

    • Ino: You're amazing, Sakura.

      ~Japanese version

    • Kiba: Dead men tell no tales, huh?

      ~Japanese version

    • Kiba: Seem's like yesterday's smokescreen also had a scent removing ingredient. These guys are very careful.
      Shino: Then, why have we been gaining on them?

      ~Japanese version

    • (In a flashback)
      Naruto: I'm still in my growing stage, so even a large serving isn't enough.
      Gennou: I see, well then, I'll share the rest of my ramen with you.
      Naruto: A-Are you sure?
      Gennou: Yeah.
      Naruto: Lucky!

      ~Japanese version

    • (In a flashback)
      Gennou: This certainly is delicious.
      Naruto: See?

      ~Japanese version

    • (In a flashback)
      Gennou: Is it good?
      Naruto: Gramps, you're not from here, are you?

      ~Japanese version

    • Shikamaru: The Hidden Waterfall Village?
      Tsunade: I've heard they are all undergoing preparations.

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: I already told you everything I know.
      ANBU on Left Side: You met Gennou for the first time at Ichiruka. What did you talk about at the time?
      Naruto: I don't remember all the details!
      ANBU on Right Side: That is what we want to know. If we analyze the conversation, we may be able to figure out who hired him.

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: All these numbers make my head hurt...
      Shikamaru: Yeah, I think it's troublesome too.

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (10)


    • Shino: Dead men tell no tales.

      This proverb has been traced back to Thomas Becon (c. 1560). It was first attested in the United States in 'Porcupine's Works' (1797). It's most famously known for its use in the Pirates of the Carribean attraction in Disneyland.