Ebisu Returns: Naruto's Toughest Training Yet!

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"Ebisu Returns: Naruto's Toughest Training Yet!"
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(エビス再び!ハレンチは私が許しませんぞ!, Ebisu Futatabi! Harenchi wa Watashi ga Yurushimasenzo!)
Episode data
Previous "A Shadow in Darkness: Danger Approaches Sasuke"
Episode Naruto #52
Next "Long Time No See: Jiraiya Returns!"
Arc Chūnin Exams (Arc)
Manga Naruto Chapter #89, Naruto Chapter #90
Japanese October 1, 2003
English September 16, 2006
Whip of Love
"Ebisu Returns: Naruto's Toughest Training Yet!" (エビス再び!ハレンチは私が許しませんぞ!, Ebisu Futatabi! Harenchi wa Watashi ga Yurushimasenzo!) is episode 52 of the original Naruto anime.


Naruto wants to visit Sasuke's room, but the nurses tell him that he's not accepting visitors. On his way, he sees Kakashi. He tells Naruto that someone better than he, will train him. Then Ebisu arrives. Naruto complains why a man weaker than himself, has to train him. Naruto almost tells Kakashi of when he defeated Ebisu using his Harem Technique but Ebisu covers his mouth, persuading him not to tell anybody (bribing him with free ramen).

After Kakashi leaves, Ebisu challenges Naruto to run away from him, and promises his resignation as Naruto's tutor if he escapes, and also that he would be able to take over some of Kakashi's duties, thus leaving Kakashi time to train Naruto himself. Naruto hastily agrees and proceeds to attempt to hide, to no avail as he is easily found by Ebisu. Naruto resorts to using his transformation technique to imitate a girl on a billboard sign but is again discovered by Ebisu. As a last resort he creates many shadow clones and they all run away in different directions. Ebisu however easily dispatches the clones and finds the real Naruto.

After that, they eat together at the Ramen Ichiraku. He then explains his usage of chakra. After eating, they head to the Hot Spring Town. Ebisu tells Naruto that they will train here. He then explains about the water walking practice. Excited, Naruto attempts it too but falls into the water. He tries repeatedly but to no avail as he continuously falls into the water. Watching Naruto, Ebisu realises that he misunderstood him, and even thinks that he is an excellent Konoha ninja.

Ebisu sees a white-haired man peeking and attacks him but the white haired man summons a frog and easily defeats him. Naruto witnesses this attack.


  • This was the last episode of Naruto to be broadcast on Danish television.
  • This was the last episode to broadcast on Adult Swim, before they skipped to Naruto: Shippūden, but they are redoing the original series from the first episode on Adult Swim.

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