Season 7 Episode 1

The Enemy of the Byakugan

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Apr 05, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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With Neji unable to see through the mist, things aren't looking too good. He is tricked into thinking that random objects are real people by a mysterious jutsu. Rock Lee manages hold Raiga off by fighting while still unconscious. When a mysterious case is knocked off of Raiga's back, Raiga becomes weaker and is eventually defeated by Naruto. When the gang opens the case, they discover a young boy named Ranmaru. What is his connection to Raiga? Why doesn't he attack them? Naruto is about to find out a shockingly similar story. And with Raiga gone the mission appears to be complete, but is Raiga truly defeated?moreless

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  • Decent ending.

    Raiga and Ranmaru's relationship with each other is like the other relationships here in Naruto; not developed enough and runs almost like a friendship at first sight type of thing. That really just ruins things. It would have been better if we got to see the progress of their relationship, instead they became great friends right when they meet each other--when Raiga was going to kill him nonetheless. Other than that though, the fighting with unconscious Rock Lee and Raiga was pretty entertaining to watch, and it had a Power Rangers type of ending; where the strongest and most powerful move always finishes off the enemy. Though it was pretty responsible how Neji handled the whole situation with Ranmaru.moreless
  • So funny

    Neji has another weakness of the Byakugan. Man it was just getting started. Karashi is such a traitor not working at the restaurant for his life. His mom needs him. She was stirring and then her snot almost went into the curry very funny. The memory when Karashi worked so hard to heal Rock Lee after his training was just so hilarious. The Curry of Life was funny incident. Also, Rock Lee can make a Shadow clone? no, it was Naruto. Anyway, that episode made me suspicious of whether or not Raiga was still alive and Karashi such a naughty guy to take Ranmaru out. Raiga is alive.moreless
  • Raiga's secret is revealed.

    Raiga attacks Naruto, Neji, Lee, and Tenten and forces them into hiding. Neji uses his Byakugan to find their enemies. He sees several people in the mist and directs everyone to attack. But as they attack, they find out that Neji has been tricked somehow. With their locations now exposed, Raiga uses a lightning attack and knocks everyone out. As Raiga attempts to finish off Rock Lee, Lee blocks his attack. Lee is still knocked out, but blocks every attack that Raiga makes. Lee knocks something off of Raiga's back in the fight. Neji and Tenten inspect the item and find out that something is inside....moreless
  • Oh no! It's a repeat of the Land of Waves incident!!!!!

    *slaps forehead* Man, this is EXACTLY what happened in the Land of Waves! Except Sasuke, Sakura, and Kakashi aren't around, and Tenten, Neji, and Lee are instead. And Raiga is mentally insane. And Ranmaru has creepy eyes. Anyway, everyone has just got the stuffing knocked out of them, except for Lee, who can fight in his sleep. He knocks the talking backpack off of Raiga, then Naruto wkes up and uses the Rasengan on him, which sends him flying off the mountain. They assume he's dead, but I have a hunch that they're wrong. Especially seeing as he's in the previews for the next episode. Anyway, Tenten and Neji unzip the talking backpack and discover there is a little boy inside who has the ability to make chakra networks and put them into illusions, and that is what has been sending Neji's Byakugan off track. He says his name is Ranmaru, then spends 10 minutes (I timed it) of the episode telling his life story and how he cam to be with Raiga, and then Naruto goes into flashback sequence for the remainder of the episode remembering Haku. COME ON! Haku is DEAD! He's not coming back! He died a long time ago! If you wanna avenge his death, go kill Kakashi! He's the one that did it! GEEZ! Anyway, Ranmaru is crippled, so Neji and Tenten and Lee and Naruto lock him in a shed, and then Naruto puts a chakra sealing tag on it to make sure he can't escape. At first I thought it was a paper bomb. That would've been fun to see. :Pmoreless
  • Better.

    It was better than the last episode, with action. Lee fighting while unconciouss, wow. I am wondering if when Lee was running with Gai sensei was he done with the chuunin exams or not? Oh well. So yeah it was good Naruto kicked Raiga's but off the floor with Rasengan and wow that kid in the bag(Ranma) wow he reminds me of Haku lol. I am still wondering the extent of Ranma's power. Or what else he can do. So yeah it was a good episode, a little better than the last one but not as good as I would've hoped for a filler.moreless

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