Naruto

Season 9 Episode 7

The Enemy: Ninja Dropouts

5
Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Jan 31, 2009 on TV Tokyo
8.1
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Naruto, Sakura, and Lee are sent to escort a prisoner shinobazu named Gantetsu to the Forest Country capital. Their job is to back up the escort group in case the other shinobazu Gantetsu was partnered up with come to try and free him. When they get to the boat Gantetsu is being transported on, they meet Todoroki, who seems to hate Gantetsu and thinks he is guilty no matter what. Will the three ninja be able to fend off any attacks if Gantetsu's friends come to save him? And what is Todoroki's connection with Gantetsu?moreless

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  • Ninja flunkies attack!!!

    10
    Dude, I totally know how this is gonna end. That toally emo guard with the cool hair's little bro ain't dead. He works for that convict dude. And in the end, the emo dude will find his little bro and they will live happily ever after, blah, blah, blah. Oh, and Naruto will give a speech. And that is how this arc will end. And if it doesn't, you may shoot me in the foot. Nah, I'm just kidding. I love my foot! How am I supposed to get 100 words in now? I guess I could just type nonsense. Never mind, I'm over the minimum ammonut now. :)moreless
  • A Ninja Dropout named Gantetsu was captured, so Naruto, Sakura, and Lee are assigned a mission to make sure he gets to the capital safely. But the mission starts to become a lot more complicated then at first thought...moreless

    9.0
    It's the dead of night, and four very suspicious looking people climb out of a pond, and head inside a mansion. Once inside, they sneak into a room, where they kill everyone sleeping there. They then arrive at an iron gate, where one of the men uses a jutsu involving thread to slice it down. Just then, the sound of a boy crying is heard, and the leader of the group orders another one of them, named Gantetsu, to go deal with him. He goes to where the frightened boy is, but just stares at him without doing anything. The men then decide to burn the mansion down, and flames engulf everything, and surround Gantetsu and the boy...



    A hot day arrives to the Hidden Leaf Village, and Tsunade gets another report. She sends Sakura to go get Naruto and Lee, since she has a mission for all three of them. Sakura goes to a clearing to find the two training with each other. They go to the Hokage's mansion, and Tsunade tells them about Ninja Dropouts, ninja who abandon their shinobi life to use their ninja abilities to commit crimes. She explains that one of their members, Gantetsu, was captured, and was going to be sent to the capital of the Land of Forests for a trial. It is, however, possible that the other Ninja Dropouts will try and rescue him. So she gives Naruto, Sakura, and Lee the mission to make sure Gantetsu gets to the capital safely.



    The group arrive at a harbor, where the ship transferring Gantetsu to the capital, awaits. They meet Todoroki, the leader of the guards who are also in charge of guarding the convoy, but he looks down on the Leaf Shinobi, thinking that they'll just be a nuisance. The ship takes off towards the capital, but things are most certainly not over... Will they reach the capital in one piece, or will the other Ninja Dropouts turn up and ruin everything? And what of Todoroki, who doesn't seem like your usual guard...? You'll have to watch the episode, and the rest of the arc, to find out!



    A good start to this filler arc, and the storyline of it is turning quite interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing how everything turns out and hearing about both Todoroki and Gantetsu's background story.moreless
  • Not much happens in the first installment of the next filler.

    8.9
    Nothing much happens in this episode. Naruto, Lee, and Sakura are assigned in a group. Hopefully Sakura will play a much larger role than she has in the past. This episode is all beginning, only revealing the situation Naruto got in (Not Naruto's fault this time, though).



    This episode is mildly suspencful, leaving many places that are missing important details which could drastacly change the way this episode is heading. There are many conclusions that are possible.



    Overall, this is just another filler episode. While the possibility of Sakura revealing a few of her newly learned techniques lurks around, it doesn't seem that she will play as big a role as desired. But then again, this episode doesn't reveal much as to what's going to happen.moreless
  • well naruto is getting better it is better then the other episodes so far in season 9....

    9.2
    well its about naruto suskura and rock lee trying to grued a bad guy and get him to jail now the bad guys have friends and they try to bail him out and the leader of the ship has a thing for the bad guy the bad guy killed his people and that where the story left off so i think naruto season 9 is getting better now naruto lover i will have a review every week for this season it may not come till a few days later because it takes me a while to find it scine i am the usa well over all naruto rocksmoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Shura Sanjuro (the shinobi with the umbrella-style weapon) is most likely from the Village Hidden in the Rain. This umbrella-style weapon is typically used in that village.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Naruto: What have we got here? Don't move! You better tell me who you are!
      Shorasanjo: I'm Shorasanjo, head of the Ninja Dropouts. (Draws umbrella)
      Todoroki: You scum!
      Shorasanjo: Just hand him over; Gantetsu is with us.
      Naruto: Sorry, but that's not gonna happen!

    • Todoroki: That's it! (Thinking) Akio, I will finally avenge you! (Draws sword)
      Naruto: (Runs and knocks Todoroki to the ground) What the heck are you doing?! Stop it! Are you out of your mind?! What were you gonna do just now?!

    • Naruto: This is ridiculous; they won't even let us see the guy we're supposed to guard.
      Lee: They treat us like pests who are in their way.
      Naruto: Yeah, well if those Ninja Dropout guys would just attack, then we could show them how amazing we really are.
      Sakura: Don't say things like that. We're better off if the Ninja Dropouts never show up at all. It's our mission to get Gantetsu safely to the capital, not to show how amazing we are.

    • Naruto: Ninja Dropouts?
      Tsunade: That's right. It's a group of ninja who've chosen to leave their villages and give up the life of a shinobi to go live in the wild with others like them. They're a band of savage thieves who use their skills to steal what they want.
      Sakura: You're serious? They actually use their shinobi abilities to commit crimes?
      Lee: Unforgivable!
      Tsunade: One of their members was captured yesterday in the Ogii Mountain Pass in The Land of Forests. This particular guy is wanted in just about every village you can think of. (shows Naruto, Sakura, and Lee photograph) He was wandering through the woods when he was captured. His name is Gantetsu.

    • Sakura: What are you saying? In the end, you're merely beating each other up.
      Naruto: It's how men bond with each other.
      Lee: That's right.

      ~Japanese version

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