Season 7 Episode 17

The Closed Door

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM May 31, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

Naruto is recovering thanks to the mysterious girl, Isaribi. While Naruto is recovering, Anko, Shino, and Ino search for him and also meet the man in charge of the payroll shipment. The group eventually meets back up, but not before finding the sea monster's lair.

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  • It's going pretty decently.

    The story and pacing so far is a little rough on the edges, but good enough to say that the execution is at least decent. It is interesting how they're incorporating Orochimaru into this arc since the made up villains that the filler arcs usually introduce suck and are totally lacking in character. Though like the previous episode, Isaribi is being turned too much into a sob story, much like how the canon stuff tried making Sasuke and Gaara into an emotional outbreak. So far the story is at least pretty decent, but knowing that the arc is going to try to make you empathetic with Isaribi's situation and not doing a good job of it so far, you can't help but feel like this is going to end up as a trainwreck.moreless
  • I like the Fishy Girl!!!

    OK, so I'm still not happy with Laura Bailey, but I'm learning to live with it. Anyway, so Isarabi the Fishy Girl saved Naruto from drowning. Meanwhile, Ino is still unconcious and Anko and Shino are still looking everywhere for Naruto. They eventually decide that he will turn up soon and leave. At Isarabi's house, she gives Naruto food and tends to his owies. Then she very rudely tells him to get out of her house! Geez, I knew Naruto was unpleasant company, but I would tell him to leave! He starts to go and then some village brats start pelting Isarabi with rocks. LOL, I would've let them if I were in Naruto's shoes after she made me get out of her house. Anyway, he stops the kids. Ino and Shino gather some useful information about the Sea Monster. Apparently it lives near an island and anyone who tries to go near it dies. So the two find Anko, who has been hiding away due to her Curse Mark pain, and they go looking for Isarabi. They see her and she turns into a Fishy Girl!!! So they capture her, and Naruto shows up. And Anko gets some memory lapses. All very complex, if you ask me.moreless
  • We find out about the sea monster.

    Isubiri has saved Naruto and brought him to her house for him to recover. Meanwhile, Anko, Shino, and Ino are continuing to look for Naruto and meet with the shipping company to learn that the schedule for the money shipment has moved up to the next day. They head out for Isuribi's house to ask her some questions and hope to find out where Naruto might be. Naruto is now awake and feeling better. Isuribi tells him that after he finishes breakfast that he must leave. Some kids outside start to throw rocks and call her names. Naruto stops them. She sees a messenger on a horse ride by and ....moreless
  • Suspenseful in the least.

    This episode was great. Very suspenseful. We finally see Sasuke, as of barely seeing him, but seeing him. No Sakura and him together yet in this episode though. (Yeah I am hardcore Sasuke and Sakura shipper). We see more of Anko's past, which is good. I feel sorry for her. She kind of went through what Sasuke is going through, although she isn't now pure evil and stuff. The ending was my favorite part of this episode, I liked the fact that Ino didn't look completely weak and her and Shino actually captured Isaribi with some teamwork. Naruto and Isaribi, don't ship them together people! Naruto and Hinata rule surpreme still! So, that's the review.moreless
  • Is their more beyond Isaribi?

    Anko's memory was destroyed by Orochimaru, to hid his secret. His jutsu creating lab. Where he created the freak Isaribi. Well I have no idea Isaribi is doing this. Maybe its by force? or free will. Whatever it is Naruto, Shino and Ino must stop this. And yes finally i saw Sasuke. Bout time.
Steven Jay Blum

Steven Jay Blum

Medical Ninja #1

Guest Star

Doug Stone

Doug Stone


Guest Star

Bridget Hoffman

Bridget Hoffman


Guest Star

Grant George

Grant George

Yoroi Akado

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Naruto: What? I just missed them? You're tellin' me they came right through here?
      Villager: Yeah, if you hurry, you might be able to catch them.
      Naruto: Okay, which way did they go?
      Villager: Off that way.
      Naruto: No way! That's the direction I just came from! They better still be there.

    • Shizune: Lady Tsunade! Lady Tsunade!
      Tsunade: Huh?
      Shizune: I brought that information you requested. Is that about the Land of the Sea? So, you are worried after all?
      Tsunade: You see, when Orochimaru abandoned Anko, she was found in the Land of the Sea.

    • Hitode: I am the ship's financial administrator. Welcome, my name is Hitode. I am well aware of the situation. Your colleague is missing and you're very worried about him.
      Anko: Yes, have you gotten any information at all about where he is?
      Hitode: Unfortunately, I have received no reports yet from any shipwreck survivors.
      Anko: I see.
      Hitode: That's not all the bad news. I'm sorry, but the schedule for our ship delivering the money has been moved up.
      Anko: You're leaving earlier?
      Hitode: Our departure is scheduled for tomorrow morning. My apologies for the late notice.

    • Isaribi: I see you're awake.
      Naruto: Uh, yeah. Hey, you're that girl from yesterday. I remember, you're the one that saved me. Thanks a million.
      Isaribi: It was just a coincidence.
      Naruto: No way, you seriously saved my butt out there! Oh yeah, I'm Naruto Uzumaki. What's your name?
      Isaribi: Isaribi.
      Naruto: Got it. Isaribi, I guess you're my hero now.

    • Amachi: I only continue out of loyalty to you.
      Orochimaru: Well, carry on. Do as you wish.
      Amachi: I'm grateful, my lord. By the way, is he the one you spoke of before?
      Orochimaru: Yes, the younger brother of Itachi Uchiha.
      Amachi: Really?
      Orochimaru: Yes, and also my...
      Sasuke: Some things are better left unsaid.

    • Ino: Hey, you don't think... I mean, Naruto's still okay, right?
      Shino: He wouldn't be beaten so easily. After all, he is a Leaf ninja.

    • Yoroi: This girl is an important lab rat.

    • Anko: I am sure that girl is... (Faints)
      Ino: Sensei!
      Naruto: What the heck is going on?

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: Hey everyone!
      Ino: Naruto, you're safe!
      Shino: But Naruto, you came here too late.
      Naruto: Huh? Too late?
      Ino: We caught the Kaima! See, there it is.
      Naruto: Oh, that's the Kaima.

      ~Japanese version

    • Shino: Give it up, you won't be able to escape.
      Ino: So you were the Kaima all along.

      ~Japanese version

    • Ino: (After seeing Isaribi transform) That figure, don't tell me you're the Kaima!

      ~Japanese version

    • Ino: An island that no one ever approaches?
      Shino: That's a strange tale.

      ~Japanese version

    • Isaribi: People will never accept something different from them.

      ~Japanese version

    • Orochimaru: He's Uchiha Itachi's little brother. And my...
      Sasuke: Unnecessary things like that, don't talk about them.

      ~Japanese version

    • Ino: Hey... Naruto's okay, isn't he?
      Shino: He wouldn't be taken down that easily. That's because he's also a Konoha shinobi.

      ~Japanese version

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