|"The Missed Target"|
|(的外れ 見えてきた標的, Matohazure, Mietekita Hyōteki)|
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|Arc||Konoha Plans Recapture Mission|
|Japanese||August 30, 2006|
|English||September 20, 2008|
A Giant Eagle drops countless copies of the letter of introduction into town, serving as a diversion from Gennō's true plan. The genin group discovers that a kunai target in the Academy dōjō is actually the trigger for explosive tags in the Academy, and that explosive tags are planted all across the village.