Season 9 Episode 14

The Targeted Shukaku

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Unknown on TV Tokyo



  • Trivia

    • When Naruto's jumping across the rooftops, he jumps past a post that appears to have a stoplight attached to it. Odd, considering the fact that cars don't exist in the Naruto universe.

  • Quotes

    • Shikamaru: That hard-ass lady's really a teacher?!

      ~Japanese version

    • Boy: You've angered Gaara. I don't think I want to know you anymore.

      ~Japanese version

    • Matsuri: Um... Please?
      Gaara: You're alright with me?
      Matsuri: Please.
      (Gaara walks over to Matsuri)
      Gaara: Your name?
      Matsuri: It's Matsuri.
      Gaara: Matsuri. Pick a weapon.

      ~Japanese version

    • (Naruto's getting pumped up for their next mission)
      Naruto: All right! Everyone, let's go pay back that debt from whenever!
      Kiba: You're not the leader! (Akamaru barks)

      ~Japanese version

    • Kiba: It really is strange that the only ninja here with abilities to find the enemy are myself and Akamaru.
      Rock Lee: Does that mean this team is a really amazing super attack type team?
      Shikamaru: Yes. I'm calling it "Team Return a Favor".
      (Everyone gets a disappointed look on their face)
      Naruto: What a lame name...

      ~Japanese version

  • Notes

    • YTV Airdate: November 21, 2009

    • Original Episode Title: The Disappearing Craftsman, The Targeted Shukaku

    • Shikamaru's new team reunites all of the pursuers from the Sasuke Retrieval Arc (Shikamaru, Naruto, Choji, Kiba & Neji), includes the one who came in later (Rock Lee), and also the ones who couldn't join the first time (Shino, Sakura & Hinata). The only genin not included (then and now) is Tenten

    • Suna Village asked for Konoha's help because the enemies are located in the boundry line area between the Fire and Wind countries.

  • Allusions