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"Land Ahoy! Is this the Island of Paradise?"
The Island
(上陸! 楽園の島?, Jōriku! Rakuen no Shima?)
Episode data
Previous "Naruto's Vow"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #243 (Watch Online)
Next "Killer B and Motoi"
Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown
Manga Naruto Chapter #491, Naruto Chapter #492, Naruto Chapter #493
Airing
Japanese January 5, 2012
English May 24, 2014
Debut
Characters
"Land Ahoy! Is this the Island of Paradise?" (上陸! 楽園の島?, Jōriku! Rakuen no Shima?) is episode 243 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Summary

While still at sea, the ship is attacked by a Giant Squid whom the ship's captain had tried to warn them about. They are however saved by Killer B. As Naruto and his Konoha bodyguards disembark on the Land of Lightning Island, Naruto approaches B and asks for his help in learning to control a tailed beast, as he was the octopus that the Great Toad Sage had foretold him about. B initially appears uninterested, so Naruto tries to sell him on the idea by acting like him. In doing so he accidentally insults B, so B refuses. Naruto asks Motoi, the island's caretaker, how he can convince B, claiming that B is too conceited. Motoi grows angry by Naruto's accusations, but lets it go. He tells Naruto that B probably had his reasons and directs him to the Falls of Truth. He tells Naruto that it is the place that B was trained to control the Eight-Tails. He then tells Naruto to enter the falls to face his inner self. A "dark Naruto" confronts him, calling him an impostor. B is shown fighting in a competition with several bears where he easily defeats Kintoki telling him that he'd gotten soft. The Eight-Tails then asks B why didn't he help Naruto if he had time to play with bears, telling him that even though he didn't like the Nine-Tails, Naruto showed promise and that that Naruto reminded him of himself and B.

Naruto tries to defeat his "inner darkness", the product of his lonely childhood and the lone obstacle in his efforts to tame the Nine-Tails. Dark Naruto asks why he didn't humour the earlier, "shallow" Konoha villagers with autographs. They begin fighting but are equally matched, so the fight does not go anywhere. Since this is an internal struggle, Naruto returns his attention to the real world and tells them what had happened, much to Yamato's shock. Motoi implores Naruto to defeat his inner self, otherwise he would not be able to continue on his quest to control the Nine-Tails.

Credits

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
Yamato ヤマト Yamato Rikiya Koyama 小山 力也 Koyama Rikiya
Aoba Yamashiro 山城アオバ Yamashiro Aoba Kenjiro Tsuda 津田健次郎 Tsuda Kenjiro
Might Guy マイト・ガイ Maito Gai Masashi Ebara 江原 正士 Ebara Masashi
Killer B キラービー Kirābī Hisao Egawa 江川 央生 Egawa Hisao
Eight-Tails 八尾 Hachibi Masaki Aizawa 相沢まさき Aizawa Masaki
Motoi モトイ Motoi Daichi Endō 遠藤 大智 Endō Daichi
Kumogakure's Shinobi 雲隠れの忍 Kumogakure no Shinobi Shinobu Matsumoto 松本 忍 Matsumoto Shinobu
Fifth Hokage: Tsunade 五代目火影・綱手 Godaime Hokage: Tsunade Masako Katsuki 勝生真沙子 Katsuki Masako
Shikaku Nara 奈良シカク Nara Shikaku Hiroshi Yanaka 家中 宏 Yanaka Hiroshi
Naruko ナル子 Naruko Ema Kogure 小暮 英麻 Kogure Ema
Konoha's Shinobi 木ノ葉の忍 Konoha no Shinobi Ryūichi Kijima 木島 隆一 Kijima Ryūichi
Kengo Kawanishi 河西 健吾 Kawanishi Kengo

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