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edit"Naruto's Favourite Pupil"
Naruto's fav. student
(ナルトの愛弟子, Naruto no Manadeshi)
Episode data
Previous "Naruto's Imposter"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #234 (Watch Online)
Next "The Kunoichi of Nadeshiko Village"
Arc Paradise Life on a Boat
Music
Opening "Newsong"
Ending "Place to Try"
Airing
Japanese October 27, 2011
English March 22, 2014
Debut
Characters
"Naruto's Favourite Pupil" (ナルトの愛弟子, Naruto no Manadeshi) is episode 234 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Summary

Konohamaru, Udon and Moegi are training to prepare for the Fourth Shinobi World War, with Konohamaru perfecting his new technique — Fire Release: Ash Pile Burning. After asking Sakura how they could aid in the war effort, she makes them carry and stock boxes. Konohamaru, wanting something more important to do, leaves with his team ranting. They approach Shikamaru, who asks Konohamaru who the "King" he must protect is and writes the kanji for 'king' on a stone shaped like a shōgi piece and gives it to him. Konohamaru then goes to see Tsunade for permission to join the front lines, who outright refuses and tosses him out.

Team Ebisu then spots Temari, who has arrived to deliver a message from Suna as well as check on the state of Konoha following Pain's assault. Konohamaru decides to engage in combat against Temari, introducing himself and claiming to be Naruto's favourite pupil. However, Temari uses her Sickle Weasel Technique to easily dispel Konohamaru's Ash Pile Burning technique as well as his Multiple Shadow Clone Technique. Temari insults Naruto, and in anger, Konohamaru rushes toward her with his Rasengan. Shikamaru, who had been alerted of the battle earlier by Moegi and Udon, uses his Shadow Sewing Technique to save Temari from being struck by the Rasengan. Temari is shocked that Konohamaru mastered such a devastating technique and tells Konohamaru that he would be a fine shinobi someday, and that she would report to Gaara about Konoha's new generation. Meanwhile, Moegi tells Konohamaru that as genin, their duty is to protect the children and seniors of the village, and Konohamaru realises that they are the "king" he is to protect, and declares to Shikamaru that he would fight Naruto for the title of Hokage one day.

Shikamaru reports the outcome of the battle to Tsunade, who is reminded of her little brother Nawaki, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Konohamaru; in addition, they both proclaimed themselves as future Hokage who would protect Konoha as grandsons of the former Hokage. Nawaki also reminds her of Naruto, and she wonders what Naruto may be up to now.

Trivia

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Sakura HarunoChie Nakamura中村 千絵Nakamura ChieKate Higgins
KonohamaruIkue Otani大谷 育江Ōtani IkueColleen O'Shaughnessey
MoegiNoriko Shitaya下屋 則子Shitaya NorikoWendee Lee
UdonTomo Shigematsu重松 朋Shigematsu TomoKate Higgins
Fifth Hokage: TsunadeMasako Katsuki勝生 真沙子Katsuki MasakoDebi Mae West
Shikamaru NaraShotaro Morikubo森久保 祥太郎Morikubo ShōtarōTom Gibis
Shikaku NaraHiroshi Yanaka家中 宏Yanaka HiroshiJonathan Fahn
Kotetsu HaganeTomoyuki Kono河野 智之Kōno TomoyukiLiam O'Brien
Izumo KamizukiTomohiro Tsuboi坪井 智浩Tsuboi TomohiroRichard Cansino
TemariRomi Park朴 璐美Paku RomiTara Platt
NawakiYumiko Kobayashi小林 由美子Kobayashi YumikoBrianne Brozey
SōtaMariko Mizuno水野 マリコMizuno Mariko
MomIkuko Watanabe渡辺 育子Watanabe Ikuko