Season 8 Episode 5

The Star's Radiance

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Jul 26, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

After Akahoshi tries to execute Sumaru, Hakuto and the rest of the children stand up to protect their village. After learning the truth, the adults turn on Akahoshi as well. After Akahoshi nearly kills Mizura, he is given no second chances. Not being one to lose, Akahoshi fuses his body with the Star, causing his chakra to go out of control. With everyone else defeated, Naruto is the only one left who can take down this menace. With the help of Natsuhi's spirit, Naruto will prepare to take down Akahoshi with one final attack! But will it be enough?moreless

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  • Sucky ending to a sucky filler.

    Another sucky Naruto filler arc ends, and like the entire arc, the ending sucked. First half was spent on the Hoshigakure losing trust in his own people, which was pretty poorly executed. The whole thing felt forced in order to move the story forward. Why wouldn't you try to hide your intentions? Well it was just dumb. And then the whole with him turning into some monster after fusing with the star, your typical "final boss" type of battle. They usually turn into disgusting tentacle monsters or angelic beings. The way it ended wasn't entirely bad, and the only reason why this episode isn't any lower than a 3.moreless
  • Sumaru goes all Norman Bates on us...

    Wow, for a few minutes I thought Sumaru was gonna go all Norman Bates on us... In case you haven't seen the movie "Psycho", Norman Bates was this creepy guy who couldn't go on without his mother after she died, so he had her taxidermied and he carried her around the house with him. And apparently her spirit posessed him, or he thought it did, and he killed people, hence the name "Psycho". Well anyway, Sumaru finds out that Natsuhi has died, and swears revenge on Akahoshi. It's all a very messy process. Everyone in the village but Hokato and Mizura (who IS voiced by Brian Beacock, the guy who plays Takato in Digimon Tamers! I thought they sounded alike!). And of course the Leaf Ninja hang around too. But after a while everyone sees what a butthead Akahoshi is, and sides with Sumaru and the others. Then Natsuhi's spirit comes to assist everyone in tking Akahoshi down, and they do and he is sentenced to jail. Good gravey, I've heard Natsuhi sing that Natsuhiboshi (Summer Star) song so many times I have the first part of it memorized! XD Well then the Leaf Ninja go home and all is well.moreless
  • The Hidden Star Village finds out how ambitious Akahoshi is.

    Akahoshi and his henchmen have mortally wounded Natsuhi and Sumaru has gone to find her. He enters the star training building and find his mother dead. Akahoshi has gathered the village outside the building and orders the archers to fire arrows with paper bombs attached. They destroy the building and Naruto, Neji, Lee, Tenten, and Hokuto watch. Hokuto jumps out and demands that the village stop the star training. Mizura shows up and shows the effects of the star training. The villagers realize that Akahoshi is a mad man and stand with the children against him. Akahoshi then takes the star and...moreless
  • a good ending to an ok arc (spoilers ahead!)

    In this episode Naruto is basically just plotting with Rock Lee to get revenge on Akahoshi but every time Neji acts retarted and is like "no it's against the mission blah blah blah" well i say BS 2 Neji... Akahoshi is freakin killing everyone (which includes Neji) but he still refuses.

    In the end Natushi becomes some spirit thing and helps Naruto and his rasengan explodes the freakin star, and in the end the mission was worthless because Akahoshi got hurt and he hired them, and now Naruto and Sumaru have some little rivalry 4 being hokage/ hoshikage...(^_^) bye everybody!!!!!!!!!!! =]moreless
  • End of filler arc.

    This episode is the end of the Hidden Star Village filler arc. It was very, very emotional. At parts it was slightly unclear (example, what did Natsuhi use to protect Sumaru and give Naruto strength? That could have been explained.) But still, the emotion from the episode was enough. I now think that Konoha has the best medical corps, cuz if they were able to heal someone that was destined to die and had an arrow in his back, then ok then. So it was a superb episode, score is for the entire filler arc itself. So end of the review.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Once again, when Naruto and Sumaru were arguing about becoming the leader of their villages, they kept referring to them being the same thing, by using the word "too". The should have said "I will become a kage too", or just "I will become Hokage/Hoshikage".

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Akahoshi: (Thinking) She must have used the Ninja Art Kujaku to let her chakra be controlled, even after death. It can't be, she's protecting Sumaru from beyond the grave!

    • Tsunade: Naruto! Get back here, this lecture isn't over! (Laughs) Never changes, does he.

    • (Naruto charges Akahoshi with his Rasengan)
      Naruto: Take this, nut job!

    • Akahoshi: They have turned their backs on their own people. They have betrayed us, execute them all!
      Star Village Ninja 1: Lord Akahoshi! Have you gone mad?!
      Star Village Ninja 2: You would have us wipe out all of the children? That's horrific; the village would have no future.
      Shisou: Sir, please... I think you've taken this too far.
      Yotaka: Perhaps you should listen to your people and back down for the moment.
      Akahoshi: Keep your mouths shut! You have a lot of nerve playing the innocent. You have just as much blood on your hands as I do.

    • Sumaru: My entire life, I resented you mother, for leaving me all alone as a child. But now I understand why, I know now what made you stay away from me all those years. Akahoshi... I will not forgive him!

    • Neji: Unless the village orders us to attack Akahoshi, there is nothing that we can do. I'm sorry, Naruto, but our hands are tied.

    • Naruto: I can't listen to this. Someone needs to do something right now!
      Neji: No! You'll stay put.
      Naruto: Let go of me! I'm going to kick that Akahoshi's butt!
      Neji: This matter is a Star Village concern. We must stand back and allow the villagers resolve it themselves.
      Tenten: But there must be something we can do to help out?
      Lee: Exactly. In fact, I have a good mind to charge over there and punch Akahoshi's lights out myself.
      Tenten: (Pushes Lee down) What the heck are you saying? You're starting to sound just like Naruto.

    • Shisou: So do we really have to go in there and finish him off?
      Yotaka: He's only a little kid, sir. Maybe we should let the whole thing slide.
      Akahoshi: That boy is a danger to our village. Letting him live is not a risk we can afford.
      Shisou: But...uh...sir, Sumaru's always been the most effective Genin in our entire village.
      Akahoshi: There are more pawns at our disposal, we can just train another one.

    • (Neji grabs Naruto)
      Naruto: Gah! Hey, what's the big idea?!
      Neji: Shh! You can't run off when you feel like it.
      Naruto: But something really weird is going on in there.
      Tenten: He's right. That many ninja means something pretty serious is happening.
      Hokuto: It looks like they've mobilized all the Star Village's ninja.
      Neji: That's why we're going to hang back and observe before we move in.

    • Neji: Naruto, wait!
      Naruto: I don't wanna wait!
      Neji: I'm giving the orders, you can't just run off on your own.
      Naruto: So you want me to just let Sumaru get away?!
      Lee: You know Sumaru did have a strange look in his eye back there.
      Tenten: It's pretty obvious he went to get his revenge on Akahoshi.
      Lee: If he raises a hand against the village chief, not only will he be ostracized from his people, but he will probably lose the fight.

    • Tsunade: He just can't help it.

      ~Japanese version

    • Tenten: What can we do?
      Lee: We could jump out and punch Akahoshi in the face.
      Tenten: Idiot! You said the exact same thing as Naruto!

      ~Japanese version

    • Mizura: Hakuto, for me.

      ~Japanese version

    • Mizura: I was always loyal to this village and endured the training 'til now! Did I still not love this village enough?

      ~Japanese version

    • Akahoshi: Damn you, Natsuhi! Even after after death, you still watch over Sumaru!

      ~Japanese version

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