Season 7 Episode 14

When Egrets Flap Their Wings

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM May 17, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

Shishima saves Naruto from Ooki's genjutsu trap, and ends up protecting Naruto from an attack. After Naruto appears to be defeated, Toki gives up the will to live. Naruto sees a white figure appear before him in the form of Sagi, who asks him to make time move again for Toki.moreless

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  • The end of a mystery arc

    During this Arc, I was enjoying how this mystery was played. This Arc is a Mystery and therefore should be looked as a mystery. Most mystery books and movies always have plot twists, betrayals, and a handful of action among suspense. For those who review the episode based on animation, you have to understand that there are different animators for different episodes. So while one episode looks good and the one after looks subpar, this means that there's the one animator that needs improvement.

    Look at Dragon Ball for an example of multiple animators. Piccolo Jr's appearance changed a lot throughout the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai. Super Saiyan Goku's hair especially is a result of animator differences.

    Back to the episode at hand, I thought this was a nice way to end this. Everything is solved and Toki becomes Daiymo. The fight with the Ronin was pretty ok. Naruto being scared of ghosts cracks me up. XPmoreless
  • *snore* Is it over yet?

    It is pretty bad when the worst episode of an arc is its ending. An arc should always end strong and this was just terrible. Carrying on from the previous episode is the absolutely dreaded animation quality and choppy animation execution. Actually, it was a lot worse in this episode. The techniques in Naruto usually carry with it an awesome stigma to it. The ones used in this episode were just so bad to look at, nothing was cool about them at all. And then the typical Hollywood sacrifice of a person taking a bullet for someone, Naruto's deus ex mechanica of coming back to life because of a supernatural force, etc. Bad ending.moreless
  • A great ending to a great filler

    Wow, this filler went out with a BANG! OK, so "Sagi" has just revealed himself to be Toki, and has decided to take her revenge on Mosu for murdering her father and twin brother. Mosu reveals himself to actually be Ooki (Haha! What a stupid name! :P), head of those ninja guys who copy other people's jutsu, like Gaara's, and Shikamaru's, and Sasuke's, and Ooki even copied Naruto's multi shadow clones! Anyway, Ooki ends up kidnapping Toki (as usual), and Naruto must save her. (Again, Naruto ALWAYS has to bail the damsels in distress out!) He takes her out into a boat in the middle of a lake, and hypnotizes Naruto like he's on Angel Dust or something. Shishima tackles Naruto and snaps him out of it, and Ooki throws some pointy things at him and "kills" him, almost like how Haku "killed" Sasuke back in the Land of Waves Arc. In the words of George Lopez, "'Member? You 'member!" Anyway, Ooki almost drowns Naruto again (What else is new?), and he sees the ghost of Toki's dead brother Sagi! Sagi tells Naruto to tell Toki that she totally needs to stop being all like, mean and stuff. Like, oh my gosh! Can you like, believe it? Like, totally! OK, OK, sorry, that's the Valley Girl in me talking... >_> Anyway, so Naruto goes back to the surface where Toki has just given up her will to live and Ooki is about to kill her and Naruto totally owns!!! XD And so the day is saved, Naruto makes another one of his queer speeches, Shishima doesn't die, Shishima and Toki fall in LOVE, Kakashi developes a crush on Toki, and Naruto, Kakashi, Neji, and Tenten all go home to be yelled at by Tsunade just for grins. :P 300 words!!!moreless
  • hi

    after oki traps naruto with his genjutsu, shishima wakes him up but thentoki throws shuriken at naruto but shishima goes in front of naruto to block the attack, then he passes out. oki uses a water jutsu and naruto gets trapped under wate. then he sees sagis ghost. it tells him to help lady toki and make time move for her again. so naruto jumps out of the water and knocks oki out with an uzamaki barrage. then the next day toki becomes daimyo and vows to make the land of birds peaceful again. end of the land of birds arc. plz view my profile and comment on the blogs!moreless
  • The end of the Land of Birds-Cursed Warrior arc.

    Naruto has fallen for Mousou's trap. Shima comes just in time and snaps Naruto out of his trance. Naruto fights off Mousou and he and Shima look for Lady Toki. They see her on a boat with Mousou. Mousou reveals his true identity. He is Oki, leader of the Watari (wandering) ninjas. Oki throws some shurikin at Naruto but Shima uses his own body to shield Naruto. Naruto vows that he will defeat Oki and save Lady Toki. Oki uses a water jutsu and knocks Naruto out and proceeds to kill Lady Toki. As Naruto is in the water, the ghost of Sagi appears and begs Naruto to save his sister....moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (14)

    • Naruto: This stinks. We don't get any bonus now because of Mousou. The person who signs the paychecks was the bad guy.
      Neji: It's not that bad.
      Naruto: Yeah, it is.

    • Toki: Naruto...
      Naruto: You're not going to believe this, but I think I just met your brother in a dream.
      Toki: You saw Sagi?
      Naruto: And he told me something, he doesn't want you to avenge his and your father's deaths. He said you should move on and take care of this land instead.
      Toki: But...
      Naruto: Not just for Sagi, but for Shishima too. You gotta make the Land of Birds great again. You see... Your life, it matters.

    • Ooki: That fool was just another convenient pawn, certainly nothing to get so upset about.
      Naruto: Shut up! He wasn't a pawn. This man loved the Land of Birds with all his heart! He gave his life trying to protect it from evil like you! I'm finished listening to you. You've said enough, now you'll pay!

    • Shishima: Naruto, please, I beg this of you! Help Lady Toki! Will you help my friend?
      Naruto: Yes. And if a Leaf Village ninja promises something, it means he'll never rest 'till it's done.
      Shishima: Then promise me, protect her. Lady Toki means everything to me.
      Naruto: Hold on a second... Then you have feelings for her?

    • Shishima: Lady Toki, I remember. There were many wonderful days spent together at this lake playing here with you and with Lord Sagi. In those days the Land of Birds was so tranquil, so gentle and warm. With all your resolve you can again restore the Land of Birds to the way it once was.

    • (After Shishima takes 2 shuriken in his back meant for Naruto)
      Naruto: Ya gotta hang in there!
      Shishima: So was I fast enough then? You're okay? Thank goodness.

    • Naruto: No way... A person who has an impure heart, a heart that's bent on revenge, can never hope to govern.

    • Mousou: You people know too many of this land's dark secrets, but you'll be taking those secrets to the grave when I send you all to your doom!

    • Naruto: (Speaking about what Sagi's ghost had told him to Toki) He said that if you forgot about revenge, time would start moving forward.
      Toki: (Looks at Sagi's watch and it is moving foward again) Thank you, Sagi.

    • Ghost of Sagi: Naruto, wake up. Save Toki. Wake up and save my little sister. I entrusted her with the future of the Land of Birds. I left her my watch, but Toki became obsessed with her intense desire for revenge. For her heart, it's like time has stuck, and as a mere soul, I cannot change it. Please change it for me! Push her heart out of the past and into the future! (Sagi's ghost fades away)

    • Naruto: Finally showed us your real face, huh.
      Ooki: I am called Ooki, a wandering ninja. No matter how you may try to stop me, I will take over this once peaceful land for myself.

    • Toki: Shishima, please forgive me for deceiving you for such a long time!
      Shishima: No. Don't worry about that. I've had my suspicions for quite a while now.

    • Shima: Are you injured?
      Naruto: No, rather, you shouldn't be moving about with those injuries.
      Shima: I'm fine.

      ~Japanese version

    • Tenten: By the way, Naruto, did you really meet Sagi-sama's ghost?
      Naruto: Don't even joke! There's no way ghosts exist in this world! That was a dream.
      Neji: No. You can't say all of it was a dream.
      Naruto: What are you talking about?!
      Neji: Do you remember that first Noroimusha that we were chasing?
      Tenten: The inside was empty.
      Naruto: Surely there was some trick to it, like some string or wire...
      Neji: No. I saw it with Byakugan at that time.
      Tenten: (To Naruto) Neji said it didn't have the aura of the living.
      Neji: Right. I couldn't feel any aura coming from that Noroimusha. In other words, there was a ghost.
      Naruto: So that was a real ghost after all?!
      Neji: Calm down, Naruto.
      Naruto: It's a lie. A lie! Please say that it's a lie!

      ~Japanese version

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