Season 7 Episode 8

The Appearance of Strange Visitors

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Apr 26, 2008 on TV Tokyo
out of 10
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Episode Summary

As Gai and Lee leave Konoha for a mission, two strangers disguise themselves as Gai and Lee and sneak into the village to learn its secrets. No one is fooled by their disguises though, except for Naruto, who wants to train with them. Tsunade, Sakura, and Tenten have big plans in store for these impostors, plans that'll make their lives miserable.moreless

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  • Stupid, but funny.

    Stupid, but funny. A bunch of mediocre spies try to steal information about the great Konoha in order to be surrounded by women in their own village, and try impersonating Rock Lee and Gai. I don't know why, I was laughing most of the time at the sight of Rock Lee's impersonator, just because he's so fat and they expect people to believe them. It was funny how Naruto actually fell for it, and misinterpreted the forced labour into actual training. In a way, Naruto did get what he wanted and the training seems to have paid off, while the impersonators got pranked on by the entire village of Konoha.moreless
  • not great

    wow this is by far the worst naruto episode i have reviewed. it was stupid. oh and sorry bout this review being very late. well theres these retarded spies who think theyre all that. they dress up as rock lee and might guy. the costumes are really bad. they infiltrate the leaf village and everyone but naruto of course nows that there imposters. since rock lee and might guy are awesome everyone asks them to do things only rock lee and might guy could possibly do. in the end the spies are badly injured and think that they should never come back to the leaf villagemoreless
  • Wooooooooooooow............

    OK, so this episode probably didn't deserve a 10, but I just give them 10's to boost Naruto's popularity. Anyway, two butt ugly guys that look nothing like Guy and Rock Lee pose as Guy and Rock Lee and head to Konoha. However, the only one who is fooled is, of course, Naruto. Tsunade, being the evil genius that she is, hatches a plan with S/h/i/z/u/n/e to wear these guys out. The two call upon Sakura and Tenten to take care of the job. Tenten has Naruto and the two imposters plant some old guy's rice field, while Sakura has them climb to the top of a mountain to fetch her "lost" laundry, which "she loves very much". After that, Tsunade makes them care for Katsuyu, who is blowing acid snot balls at them. And after all that, before they almost die of exhaustion, the two imposters start to run away, but they are confronted by the real Guy and Lee who beat them to a bloody pulp, and that is the end.moreless
  • And I thought the real Gai and Lee were ugly enough...

    This was a very dull episode. It is somewhat hard for me to believe that Naruto is THAT dumb that he wouldn't recognize that he was talking to imposters. I mean, he's good at battle strategy, right? Like the time he teamed up with Sasuke to break Kakashi out of the Water Prison and the times he fought Kiba and Neji in the Chuunin Exam? Those were things it takes a very brilliant strategist to come up with... yet he couldn't see that those guys weren't Gai and Lee?

    And the imposters were, as I said in the summary, even uglier than the real Gai and Lee. Probably even to the point of being creepy.

    2.2 because there were a few points that were okay, although I don't know what they are.moreless
  • Funny

    A fat guy and a tall guy come to the leaf village dressed up as Lee and Gai to steal some secret files from the hokage.Kakashi tells the 5th hokage about them and The 5th Hokage then thinks of it as perfect training for the Leaf Village.Naruto thinks the 2 men are Gai and Lee and asks them to teach him taijutsu.They refuse and the rest of the villagers(TenTen,Sakura)pretend to think the 2 men are Lee and Gai. The 3 do random tasks ask by some leaf villagers to the point the imposters give up.

    Funny episode but, only got 8.9 for Naruto being out character (he was to stupid).moreless
Brad MacDonald

Brad MacDonald


Guest Star

Joe Ochman

Joe Ochman


Guest Star

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn


Guest Star

Skip Stellrecht

Skip Stellrecht

Might Guy

Recurring Role

Brian Donovan

Brian Donovan

Rock Lee

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When she first appears, Tenten is wearing her forehead protector, but later in the show, she is not wearing it.

    • When Naruto is asking the fake Lee and Gai to train for the first time, you can see Sasuke standing way in the background. Odd, since Sasuke isn't in Konoha village anymore.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Mondai: I can't take it. What is it with this village?
      Poccha: I don't think I'll survive another minute of this place.
      Mondai: I say we quit.
      Poccha: Yeah, fine.

    • Tsunade: I don't believe it. Are you two seriously going to disobey the order of your Hokage?!
      Mondai & Poccha: (Thinking) That's the Hokage?!

    • (Katsuyu starts to sneeze acid around Modnai and Poccha)
      Naruto: Gai-sensei, what's wrong with you? Why don't you get out of that snot storm before your burned to a crisp!

    • Poccha: Oh man, I never thought the Hokage would be so scary!

    • (Mondai and Poccha land in a tree after letting go of the cloth.)
      Mondai: I give up.
      Naruto: Sensei! Bushy Brow! That was totally awesome!
      Mondai & Poccha: Huh?
      Naruto: And without even using your chakra, I'm completely blown away!
      Mondai & Poccha: So were we.

    • Mondai: I don't believe it. How did we get ourselves into this?
      Poccha: We're gonna die! We're gonna die!

    • Mondai: There's something not quiet right about that kid.

    • Mondai: Hi, I'm Gai.
      Poccha: And I'm Lee.
      Kakashi: Hm, you two don't look like yourselves. Are you feeling alright?
      Mondai: (Laughs nervously) Yeah, fine, never better.
      Kakashi: There's something different about you two. I can't quiet put my finger on it.
      Mondai: Gah! Look there! A flying monkey eating an eggroll with his feet!
      Kakashi: Really? Where? (Turns around to look and they run away) Hey, are you guys pulling my leg or... Hm, that's funny?

    • Kakashi: Something going on at the Hokage's place? What's up?
      Poccha: Nothing... Nothing at all! We-We-We were just standing here. We're not after any secret documents or anything.
      Mondai: Shut up! (Knocks Poccha in the head) Do-Don't mind him.
      Kakashi: O-kay?

    • Mondai: Now listen, they got a thing in this village called the Hokage. He's like their chief, and where we find him is where we'll find their secret documents.
      Poccha: Right, got it.
      Mondai: This guy is a big shot, so just look for the biggest building in the village.

    • Mondai: This mission will make us legends, not to mention the honor it will bring our village!
      Poccha: We'll be famous and they'll give us more missions!
      Mondai: Okay, from now on I'm not Mondai, I'm Gai from the Leaf Village.
      Poccha: And I'm not Poccha, I'm Rock Lee!
      Mondai: Then let's go, Lee!
      Poccha: Lead on, Gai-sensei!

    • Lee: Explain yourself. Who are you?
      Guy: And why are you dressed like my protogé, Rock Lee?
      Mondai: Okay, that does it! I'm sick of this game!
      Mondai/Poccha: (they put on football helmets, and rush recklessly with a green energy field around them) Super Mega Excellent Hyper Attack!
      Lee: I have no idea what it is, but I think we're under attack.
      Guy: So, it would appear. Are you ready, Lee?
      Lee: Our new technique?
      Guy/Lee: Double Dynamic Entry! (Mondai and Poccha are kicked into the air)

    • Sakura: I wonder... Do you think Naruto really fell for them?
      Tenten: Nah, no one could be that dumb, not even him.

    • Tsunade: The village must be doing well; the wackos are moving in.

    • Poccha: Look at that, everyone here is a ninja!
      Mondai: Stop staring like that! You'll look like a tourist.

    • Crow: Moron! Moron! Moron!

    • Kakashi: Do you have some interest in the Hokage's house?
      (Poccha and Mondai look back terrified)
      Kakashi: Yo!
      Poccha: N-n-no! I-it's not l-like we were looking for Konoha village's secret informa...
      Mondai: (Slaps Poccha) Are you an idiot?!

      ~Japanese version

    • Crow: Fool! Fool! Is he a fool?

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (9)

    • YTV Airdate: November 29, 2008

    • Mari Devon does not reprise her role of Katsuyu in this episode. Instead, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn voices her here.

    • In the edited version of the English dub, red dresses were added to Naruto's Harem Jutsu. The was done due to too much cleavage being shown on a couple of the girls.

    • When Naruto is carrying the buckets, he swings it and the stuff hits the impostors. Right after that, the four stone faces of the Hokage are seen making weird faces and holding their noses.

    • Tenten wears the same clothes that she wore at the Chunin Exam Finals in this episode.

    • Original Episode Title: Meeting the Strange Visitor, Green Beast? Wild Beast?... Animal?
      Romaji Episode Title: Chinkyaku Kenzan Ao no Yajuu? Moujuu?... Chinjuu?
      Kanji Episode Title: 珍客見参 碧の野獣?猛獣?…珍獣?

    • Original Airdate: November 23, 2005

    • Second appearance of Tsunade's summon creature, Katsuya, the giant slug.

    • During the first scene where the two impostors walk down the street in Konoha and meet with Kakashi, we see Suzumebachi Kamizuri and Ibiki Morino eating, Teuchi Ichiraku, Genma, Grandma Sancho, and Inari with Tsunami, who are shocked when they see the impostors.

      In the second scene, where Naruto begs those impostors to train him, we see Anko Mitarashi, Izumo & Kotetsu, and Sasuke.

      Soon after, when Naruto is going to do his Sexy Justu, Sasame can be seen buying something from a shop, and Neji can be seen on the floor above her.

      A similar thing like this was done during the Konoha Sport's Festival special in the first movie.


    • When the impostor Gai and Lee charge at the real Gai and Lee, they put on football helmets with eye shields and run with a green energy. This could be a reference to the show Eyeshield 21.