Season 7 Episode 6

The Bounty Hunter from the Wilderness

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Apr 19, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

Naruto, Hinata and Kiba are sent off on a mission to capture a thief named Gosunkugi, and along the way, they meet another bounty hunter who is also after him.

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  • Kind of interesting.

    This arc started off a lot more interesting than the Raiga arc. As you can tell I just hated that arc. For once we are introduced to a strong fighter that isn't a shinobi who uses his natural physical prowess rather than ninjutsu. An interesting premise and so far decent storyline, but the episode itself suffers from a lot of the same traits that typical 80's and 90's action cartoons suffered. The just in time device that was used when Sazanami was about to get killed by Gosunkugi, and the fact that Naruto and crew were able to even find them at just the right time. At least it had a mysterious ending.moreless
  • Naruto, Hinata, Kiba, and Akamaru are sent on a mission to capture a thief.

    Naruto going Western? It seems like it from this episode. Naruto, Kiba, and Hinata go on a mission together to capture a thief named Gosunkugi. The went to the local saloon to ask for info, and there, they meet Sazanami, a bounty hunter, who is also looking for Gosunkugi. However, it seems that Sazanami wants Gosunkugi for himself. After taking the threesome out of town, he easily beats them, and goes off to find his man. Unfortunately, his attempt was unsuccessful, as Gosunkugi used his Ninjutsu in order to defeat Sazanami. Then, the threesome take Sazanami to an abandoned barn to help Sazanami. Here the guy from the saloon comes in bringing a wanted poster for another wanted criminal, and they learn a shocking truth -- the bounty hunter is also a criminal! What will happen next time? A 10 out of 10 for good plot and episode overall.moreless
  • Naruto, Hinata, and Kiba go bounty hunting

    Haha, I never thought Konoha would go so far down on funds that they would need bounty money. :P OK, enough of my stupid jokes. Tsunade assigns Naruto, Hinata, and Kiba to go catch some guy in Iwa who stole a stupid freakin' tea pot from the King of Tea. Sounds gay I know. So they get to some ghost town in Iwa, and they walk into a bar, and order milk, ramen, and a cheeseburger. What the...? A cheeseburger?!? I thought this was supposed to be like a zillion years ago or something! Although, in Naruto: The Movie, they went to the movie theater, and in Sasuke's childhood flashbacks, you can see a TV in his house. IDK. Naruto starts a bar fight with some thug, and this other dude takes him down. The guy who saved them takes Naruto, Kiba, and Hinata out to a field, promising cheeseburgers all around. I swear to you, I'm not making this up! He tries to kill them, but just knocks them out, and goes to find the guy that the Leaf Ninja were sent here to find. He finds them, but gets his butt kicked and is saved by Naruto... WHATEVER! I'm done, just watch the freakin' episode.moreless
  • Naruto goes to the wild west?

    Lady Tsunade has told Naruto, Kiba, and Hinata that their mission is to capture a thief named Gosunkugi. Naruto and Kiba think that this mission is too easy. They head off to the last known location in an area that resembles the American wild west. They run into a bounty hunter named Sazanmi who is after the same man they are. It seems there might be something behind his motivation. He leads Naruto, Kiba, and Hinata out of town and tricks them into a fight. He quickly knocks out Hinata and Kiba. Naruto almost got him with the same trick he used on Neji, but he too is knocked out...moreless
  • Suspense with Naruto and Hinata.

    First off I wished that they had shown this episode from the beggining of the whole thing, but oh well. Yay with Naruto and Hinata wow Naruto is so clueless I swear why the heck don't they just get together. Omg the ramen, milk, and cheese burger thing was so lol and yet so weird at the same time I mean who knew that Kiba liked cheese burgers? lol. The action was good to, I was kind of dissapointed though when the Naruto gang was taken out so quickly. Also, that bounty hunter wasn't even a shinobi and Naruto held off one of the Seven Sword people of the mist easily(Raiga I think). So yeah it was good good way to start a filler arc.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The waiter pours Sazanami his milk like pouring a keg of beer, leading some to believe the milk in the dub was originally beer but was painted over. It is milk in the original version too. This assumption may relate to infamous dubbing in which beer and alcohol is replaced with milk or water.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Kiba: So there's a bounty on the bounty hunter?
      Naruto: Man, could this mission get any weirder?! What's going on?

    • Sazanami: (Rounds corner and runs into Gosunkugi's bodyguards) I'm hunting bigger game, but I don't see him.
      Gosunkugi: Quiet, you opportunistic hyena. (Jumps down from his hiding place)
      Sazanami: I've waited a long time for you to make your move.

    • Naruto: For an old guy, he kicked our butts.

    • Sazanami: Forgive me, kid, I did what I had to do. I'll defeat him no matter the cost.

    • Sazanami: Gosunkugi is my prey and mine alone. I'm not handing him over to you or anyone else.
      Kiba: Well, good for you. So why don't you go catch him already and leave us alone?
      Sazanami: Sorry, wet behind the ears you may still be, it doesn't change the fact any that you're Leaf Ninja. It's better to have fewer competitors, best to have none whatsoever.

    • Naruto: (Eats a meal prepared by Hinata) Seriously, Hinata, you're gonna make a heck of a wife for someone.
      Hinata: What? (Thinking and turning red) One heck of a wife?

    • Hinata: I'm sorry, Naruto, forgive me. I'm just... Well I... Just so happy to be sent out on something with you...
      Naruto: Eh? What are you mumbling about, Hinata? Can't hear ya. And how come your cheeks are so red? You're a weird one.

    • Kiba: This mission is kind of a snooze, ya know.
      (Akamaru barks in agreement)

    • Naruto: Why are you guys acting all goofy out here? This isn't a picnic you know.
      Hinata: You're right, sorry.
      Kiba: Oh, come on, lighten up will ya. This mission's gonna be a cinch, even if it's only three of us.

    • Sazanami: Glass of milk, if you please.
      Thug: Who the heck is this guy?
      Bartender: Yeah, right! Coming up. Enjoy.
      Sazanami: Much obliged. Now, now, no need to be shy. (Pours milk for Akamaru) Drink up. Courtesy of that gentleman over there, ol' Mr. Cueball.
      Thug: So I'm ol' Mr. Cueball, huh? So why would I buy milk for some random mutt? You got a death wish or somethin'?

    • Gosunkugi: Time is money, so let's kill you as cheaply as possible.

    • Sazanami: Ha, ha, ha, ha... Well I'll be! Can't say I ever met a ninja that wasn't old enough to shave before.

    • Kiba: When someone says: "In a blink of an eye," I betcha that's the kind of thing you're talking about.

    • Naruto: I sure didn't expect to be eating my own face when I woke up this morning.

    • Naruto: What'd you say, grandma? I am so way better that nothing!

    • Hinata: I'm sorry, Naruto-kun. I... That is... um... A mission with you... Well...I...
      Naruto: What was that, Hinata? I can't hear you. (Hinata looks away) Why are you blushing? You're weird.
      Kiba: Don't be so hasty. Look over there. Once we cross that ridge, we'll be in Stone Country. So eat up until we get there.
      Naruto: It's kinda hard to eat myself. Oh, it's yummy! Hinata you'll definitely be a good wife someday!
      Hinata: (Thinking) A wife...

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (3)


    • Naruto: (To Sazanami) Well shucks howdy, so what do you bounty hunter guys do?

      Shucks Howdy" is a phrase that is used repeatedly by Punch, a character on the show Big Shot within the anime Cowboy Bebop. The actor who does the voice of Sanzanami, Steven Jay Blum, was also the voice of the main character of Cowboy Bepop: Spike Spiegel, a bounty hunter in the year 2071.