|The Young Man and the Sea|
|(青年と海, Seinen to Umi)|
|Previous||The Five Kage's Decision|
|Episode||Naruto: Shippūden #223 (Watch Online)|
|Next||The Ninja of Benisu|
|Arc||Paradise Life on a Boat|
|Japanese||August 4, 2011|
|English||January 4, 2014|
The Young Man and the Sea (青年と海, Seinen to Umi) is episode 223 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Tsunade sends out Naruto under the guise of a top-secret mission to the Land of Lightning to keep him hidden away from the Akatsuki. Naruto leaves Konoha with Aoba, Yamato, Guy along with three other unknown shinobi. They are however, held up at the port due to a report of a monster attacking ships making people afraid to set sail. When Guy and Aoba go out to see if they can solve the problem, they encounter an aggressive giant marlin and a fisherman named Yūsuke who lost his father to the marlin and wanted to avenge him. On the next day, the ninjas give Yūsuke a boat and a fishing pole and Guy rowing the boat. After much struggle, Yūsuke finally catches the marlin with his own strength. After that Naruto and the others are finally able to set sail for the Land of Lightning.
- The episode's name and story are most likely based off on Ernest Hemingway's novel, The Old Man and the Sea.
- A poster for the Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison was shown on a wall at the beginning of the episode.
|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|
|Fifth Hokage: Tsunade||五代目火影・綱手||Godaime Hokage: Tsunade||Masako Katsuki||勝生真沙子||Katsuki Masako|
|Shizune||シズネ||Shizune||Keiko Nemoto||根本 圭子||Nemoto Keiko|
|Chūnin||中忍||Chūnin||Shō Okumura||奥村 翔||Okumura Shō|
|Ryūichi Kijima||木島 隆一||Kijima Ryūichi|
|Kengo Kawanishi||河西 健吾||Kawanishi Kengo|