Season 6 Episode 20

The Search for the Rare Bikochu Beetle!

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Mar 15, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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Naruto is unable to search for Sasuke due to Tsunade's orders, while Kiba and Hinata wonder how they can help him out. Shino remembers a special type of bug that, if found, could easily track Sasuke down. They go and discuss it with Tsunade, who agrees to let them search for it, making Shino the leader. Tsunade discovers Naruto eavesdropping the conversation and lets him go with them, but can they complete a mission with only a 10% success rate? Also, they're not alone! A mysterious group is also after the same thing.moreless

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  • Yay a good episode!

    Following up what was a very mediocre filler is this. Although the premise to it isn't all that appealing, the underlying theme about this arc so far has been about Hinata. Hinata has been one of the more underrated and likable characters in the Naruto universe because she's super timid, but in secret is a very hard worker. It was enjoyable watching her train while everyone slept, and even Neji has seen the results of her hard work. This episode is also a breath of fresh air because we actually haven't really been well acquainted with Shino, Kiba, and Hinata's group that well, and seeing them finally be the focal point of the show was really nice to see.moreless
  • Super episode

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  • Squad 8 is given a new mission along with Naruto.

    Shino, Kiba, and Hinata go to the hospital to visit Kurenai when they run into Tsunade and her assistant in the hallway. Shino and Kiba tease Hinata about the last time they came to the hospital and she saw Naruto in bandages and passed out. Hinata tells them to stop and opens the door to find Naruto hanging from the ceiling just inches from her face. He doesn't see her at first and when he does, he sees how red she is and touches her head to see if she has a fever. Hinata panics and headbutts Naruto across the room....moreless
  • LOL!!!!

    Giggle! This is the first of the fillers that I have watched. I didn't feel like watching fillers at first, but after not seeing an episode of Naruto in a few weeks, I thought I'd tune in. I loved this one!! The humor in it had me laughing really hard. The beginning where Hinata gets nervous when she is so close to Naruto and accidentally head butts him is hilarious!!! Great way to start off! I also loved how Shino was crazy creepy, Hinata did this really cool waterbending-like jutsu, Naruto called her beautiful without even knowing it (sigh), and Naruto ate the big, dangerous fruit. He's really a fantastic shinobi, but he can be a brick wall sometimes. Oh well, that's why he's my favorite character!! :-) I also like the fact that we'll be seeing more of Hinata. I can't wait to see what she's like in Shippuden!moreless
  • Finally! Something interesting after that loooooooong Mizuki Arc!

    Well, I for one, was quite relieved to learn that the Mizuki Strikes Back Arc is finally over. The Bikochu Arc may not be as long, but it's lots more interesting. OK, so Kurenai is still layed up after having the crap kicked out of her by Mizuki, so Team 8 is without a fourth ninja. They go to visit her, but are stopped by Naruto who is looking for Tsunade. He accidently embarrasses Hinata by getting too close to her, and she faints. Again. After she awakens, Naruto begins to bug Tsunade about giving him another chance to find Sasuke. Hinata sympathizes with him, offering to help however she can. Shino states that there is a beetle called the Bikochu that could track his scent. Tsunade agrees, and puts Shino in charge and adds Naruto as their fourth man. However, Naruto is used to leading his squad, so he constantly battles Shino for control. Shino, with his creepy dimeanor, wins. They go along for a while, until Shino declares that they make camp. After everyone is asleep, Hinata sneaks out to the near by lake and begins practicing her new jutsu. Naruto, who had to pee, sees her, thought he doesn't know who she is, except he describes her to Kiba later as, "very beautiful." Anyway, they find the habitat of the Bikochu, however, three other shinobi are after it as well.moreless
Beau Billingslea

Beau Billingslea

Kurobachi Kamizuru

Guest Star

Cindy Robinson

Cindy Robinson

Suzumebachi Kamizuru

Guest Star

Tony Oliver

Tony Oliver

Jibachi Kamizuru

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (19)

    • (Everyone is climbing down a cliff)
      Shino: Naruto, as your leader, I'm warning you.
      Naruto: At a time like this?! What is it?
      Shino: Don't fall.
      Naruto: Thanks for the words of wisdom, genius, I don't need you to tell me that!
      (Naruto falls)
      Hinata: Naruto!
      Naruto: Aw man!
      (Shino's bugs save him)
      Naruto: That was close. Oh, those were insects.
      Shino: I warned you, didn't I.
      Naruto: When this is all over, I'm gonna kick that guy's butt all over the village.

    • Naruto: This is stupid. There's no way I can fall asleep so early. (Yawns and falls right to sleep)
      Kiba: Big shocker, huh. Shoots his mouth off about not being tired and he's the first one out. Typical.

    • Shino: Okay, let's turn in.
      Naruto: We're going to bed already?!
      Shino: Many animals and plants rise with the sun and slumber when it sets. If we're searching for insects, we must understand the rhythm of living creatures with our own bodies.
      Naruto: Yeah, but the sun just set a few minutes ago.
      Shino: Naruto! I am leading this team.
      Naruto: Okay, I get it already.

    • (Shino stops)
      Naruto: Shino, what's the matter?
      Shino: Sun's going down, we'll camp here.
      Kiba: 'Kay.
      Hinata: 'Kay
      Kiba: You got it.
      Naruto Huh? What! Why are we setting up camp already? This is crazy! I'm not even close to being tired yet. Come on, let's cover more ground.
      Shino: Naruto! I am the leader of this team.
      Naruto: (Nervously) Right, you're the boss. I hear ya.

    • Shino: Naruto!
      Naruto: What's the matter?
      Shino: I am the leader of this team. While we're on this mission, you will follow my orders.
      Naruto: (Growls) Kiba, how the heck you put up with this weirdo is beyond me.
      Kiba: Yeah, you get used to it.

    • Naruto: I'll find ya that bug without fail.
      Tsunade: Good. I'm holding you to that, okay?
      Naruto: No sweat lady, I've got this one in the bag!
      Tsunade: Cool it, hotshot!
      (Tsunade sits Naruto)
      Naruto: Ow.

    • Tsunade: Shino Aburame, Kiba Inuzuka, and Hinata Hyuga, your orders are to go seek out a Bikochu!
      Shino, Kiba, & Hinata: Right.
      Tsunade: I'm designating Shino as leader. And as for lousy little sneak. (Throws kurnai at ceiling tile and Naruto falls out onto the floor)
      Naruto: Gah! (Hits floor) Ow!
      Tsunade: You'll go no matter what I do, right?
      Naruto: You got it!

    • (Hinata opens the door to the hospital room to find Naruto hanging from the ceiling inches from her face)
      Naruto: I finally found you! (Doesn't see Hinata yet) Grandma Tsunade, there's something I wanna say to you! (Opens his eyes and sees Hinata) Oh hey, Hinata.
      Hinata: (Thinking) Naruto, he's only inches away!
      Naruto: Hinata... Hinata... What's the matter with you? You're face is looking a little red there, you okay? Do you have a fever? Let me feel your head.
      Hinata: (Panics) Ahh! (Accidentally hits Naruto in the head, knocking him across the room)

    • Kiba Hey, Hinata, try not to faint when you see Kurenai-sensei.
      Hinata: Come on, don't bring that up right now.
      Tsunade: Something happen I should know about?
      Shino: When Naruto was in the hospital...
      Hinata: Shino! Don't...
      Kiba: She took one look at Naruto all wrapped up in bandages and keeled over.

    • (Naruto sneezes)
      Kiba: What's wrong Naruto, did you catch a cold?
      Naruto: Yeah, I guess so. (He yawns)
      Shino: Still tired after all that sleep?

    • Tsunade: You're as stubborn as a mule.
      Naruto: Yeah, look who's talking.

    • Tsunade: You're all visiting somebody at the hospital too?
      Hinata: Yes.
      Shino: And you, Lady Tsunade?
      Tsunade: Oh, well...
      Shizune: She just doesn't want to stay in the office.
      Tsunade: Ah, zip it!

    • Shino: Naruto, the leader of this team is...
      Naruto: Yeah, yeah, I know.

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: It's amazing how you can be near him, Kiba.
      Kiba: Yeah, I'm used to him.
      Hinata: I'm sure you will learn to get along with him as well.
      Naruto: Heh, I wonder.

      ~Japanese version

    • Shino: I am the leader of this team. I will have you do what I say while on this mission.

      ~Japanese version

    • Hiashi: Make sure you don't get in everyone's way.
      Hinata: Yes, sir.

      ~Japanese version

    • Kurenai: In the end, he was an abandoned pawn of Orochimaru.
      Shizune: That's what it seems like.

      ~Japanese version

    • Shino: Before when we went to see Naruto...
      Hinata: Shino-kun!
      Kiba: She passed out after seeing Naruto all bandaged up!
      Hinata: Kiba-kun!

      ~Japanese version

    • Hiashi: If Hinata were here, I would ask you to watch over her.
      Neji: What? Hinata-sama?
      Hiashi: Watching over her will help you in your training.

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (6)


    • The music that plays during the part where Hinata is at the waterfall is nearly identical to the main theme music from the anime movie "The Place Promised in Our Early Days".