"The Kunoichi of Nadeshiko Village" (撫子のくノ一, Nadeshiko no Kunoichi) is episode 235 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
The Kunoichi of Nadeshiko Village (撫子のくノ一, Nadeshiko no Kunoichi) is episode 235 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Kokuyō wants Shizuka to be his wife in order to control her village, which she repeatedly spurns his advances. Tokiwa, her attendant, saw Naruto and after being told that he was Jiraiya's student told him he had to battle Shizuka for his hand in marriage as Jiraiya had promised Shizuka's mentor. He declined the offer, but Tokiwa tracked him down, and told about Shizuka's past to him, as she also was against the village's law that female should marry the man who defeats them in battle, and accept the duel. He fooled Aoba, Guy, and Yamato to buy some time. He defeated Shizuka, but Kokuyō attacked her again, only to be defeated by Naruto's Rasengan. Naruto convinces Shizuka that she can change her destiny by telling her about his unrequited love for Sakura Haruno.