Friends You Can Count On

6,110pages on
this wiki
"Friends You Can Count On"
(仲間の背中, Nakama no Senaka)
Episode data
Previous "The Kunoichi of Nadeshiko Village"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #236 (Watch Online)
Next "Ah, My Hero Lady Tsunade!"
Arc Paradise Life on a Boat
Japanese November 10, 2011
English April 5, 2014
Fire Release: Crimson Earth SpiderFire Release: Flame WhirlwindIron Mountain LeaningNet-Shaped Prison
None in this Episode
"Friends You Can Count On" (仲間の背中, Nakama no Senaka) is episode 236 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


An insect appears on Naruto's ship, but he fails to remember Shino. Meanwhile, in Konohagakure, Shino is telling a story to a few younger Konoha shinobi that are curious about the upcoming war. Shino tells them that he is scared but he is not worried because he has friends he could depend on. Shino recounts a mission he had while a genin to capture a bandit. The mission was initially unsuccessful, as Suika was able to defeat Shino in close combat taijutsu and at the same time called him weak and mocked his use of insects in battle. With his pride hurt, Shino locked himself away at his home, but Kiba, Akamaru, and Hinata instead opted to help him train to improve his taijutsu. Kiba and Hinata later track down Suika but are overwhelmed and eventually caught in the direct line of one of his attacks. They are however saved by Shino who then engages Suika in close-combat and eventually overwhelms him with his Iron Mountain Leaning. Hinata then frees herself and Kiba and with their help, Suika is incapacitated. It is later revealed that Kurenai, who was noticeably absent during the events, had been watching over them all along. Naruto still hasn't remembered Shino, and Shino gets very irritated.


  • A running gag in this episode is that while soaking in the hot springs, Shino's pores seemingly open up too much because of the heat, allowing his bugs to leave his body. This greatly creeps Kiba out. This seems to be a deviated recreation of him at a hot spring on the cover of chapter 541.


Role Seiyū
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji
Naruto Uzumaki うずまきナルト Uzumaki Naruto Junko Takeuchi 竹内 順子 Takeuchi Junko
Shino Aburame 油女シノ Aburame Shino Shinji Kawada 川田 紳司 Kawada Shinji
Kiba Inuzuka 犬塚キバ Inuzuka Kiba Kōsuke Toriumi 鳥海 浩輔 Toriumi Kōsuke
Hinata Hyūga 日向ヒナタ Hyūga Hinata Nana Mizuki 水樹 奈々 Mizuki Nana
Kurenai Yūhi 夕日紅 Yūhi Kurenai Rumi Ochiai 落合 るみ Ochiai Rumi
Suika スイカ Suika Kazuki Yao 矢尾 一樹 Yao Kazuki
Student 生徒 Seito Tomomi Nakatsuka 中塚 智実 Nakatsuka Tomomi
Mariko Higashiuchi 東内マリ子 Higashiuchi Mariko
Yukari Oribe 織部ゆかり Oribe Yukari

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki