Naruto's Favourite Pupil

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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
Japanese October 27, 2011
English March 22, 2014
"Naruto's Favourite Pupil" (ナルトの愛弟子, Naruto no Manadeshi) is episode 234 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


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.



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
Sakura Haruno 春野サクラ Haruno Sakura Chie Nakamura 中村 千絵 Nakamura Chie
Konohamaru 木ノ葉丸 Konohamaru Ikue Ōtani 大谷 育江 Ōtani Ikue
Moegi モエギ Moegi Noriko Shitaya 下屋 則子 Shitaya Noriko
Udon ウドン Udon Tomo Shigematsu 重松 朋 Shigematsu Tomo
Fifth Hokage: Tsunade 五代目火影・綱手 Godaime Hokage: Tsunade Masako Katsuki 勝生真沙子 Katsuki Masako
Shikamaru Nara 奈良シカマル Nara Shikamaru Shōtarō Morikubo 森久保祥太郎 Morikubo Shōtarō
Shikaku Nara 奈良シカク Nara Shikaku Hiroshi Yanaka 家中 宏 Yanaka Hiroshi
Kotetsu Hagane はがねコテツ Hagane Kotetsu Tomoyuki Kōno 河野 智之 Kōno Tomoyuki
Izumo Kamizuki 神月イズモ Kamizuki Izumo Tomohiro Tsuboi 坪井 智浩 Tsuboi Tomohiro
Temari テマリ Temari Romi Park 朴 璐美 Paku Romi
Nawaki 縄樹 Nawaki Yumiko Kobayashi 小林由美子 Kobayashi Yumiko
Sōta ソウ太 Sōta Mariko Mizuno 水野マリコ Mizuno Mariko
Mom 母ちゃん Kāchan Ikuko Watanabe 渡辺 育子 Watanabe Ikuko

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