Naruto Chuushin | Episode 020 Summary
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The episode starts off showing Naruto as he wakes up in the morning. Books
are strewn about his floor as he makes his way to the dinner table to have breakfast,
which consists of pudding, ramen, miso ramen, pork ramen, with a slice of buttered
toast and some milk. Shaking the milk carton, Naruto realizes the milk is actually
spoiled, as it sounds all chunky. With a sigh, he puts the milk down and begins
to feast on his buttered toast. Locking the door to his house with his bulldog
keychain, Naruto tightens his headband and runs off to start today's mission.
Sasuke and Sakura are standing on a bridge, awaiting the arrival of Naruto
and Kakashi-sensei. Sakura stands with her eyes closed, thinking about something,
when the sound of Naruto's footsteps catches her attention. She looks
up and turns to see him sprinting towards them. Naruto says hello to Sakura,
and then looks over to Sasuke, giving him a mean look. Sakura glances back and
forth between the two, noticing that Sasuke is returning the look. Turning his
back to Sakura, Naruto crosses his arms and lets out a “hmph!” Sakura
thinks to herself about how Sasuke and Naruto have been acting ever since they
came back from the Wave Country. Inner Sakura shows up and demands that Kakashi
arrives, and quick.
A while passes, and still no sign of Kakashi-sensei. The trio of Genin's
look as if they're tired of waiting. Finally, Kakashi-sensei appears,
crouching on a support beam above the trio. He explains that he got lost, which
is why he was late in coming. Naruto says to Kakashi-sensei about how boring
the past seven missions have been, and asks for a better one, where he can truly
shine. Kakashi-sensei smiles and tells him that he knew exactly what Naruto
was going to say. The two turn to look at Sasuke, who looks like he'd
much rather be somewhere else, and Naruto thinks to himself about how Sasuke
always has to show him up. Naruto dreams up a scene of Sasuke falling to his
knees, as a kunai flies at him. Naruto dashes in to deflect the kunai, and begins
to sparkle. Kakashi-sensei asks what the heck Naruto is doing, and exclaims
that they should be on their way. Sakura comments on how annoying Naruto is
The scene switches to the trio in someone's backyard, apparently pulling
up weeds. Naruto quickly begins to tear at the weeds, trying to outdo Sasuke.
Naruto quickly builds a gigantic pile of weeds, and tells the lady that owns
the place that he's got them all. She begins to shake in anger, and Naruto
asks what's going on. She exclaims that those weren't weeds that
he pulled up, but the herbs she was growing in her garden, and proceeds to beat
The scene switches yet again, and a can is seen being tossed into the air.
The can lands in a wastebasket tied to Naruto's back, who now sports a
black eye. Sasuke, Sakura, and Naruto are shown standing in a flowing river,
picking up the trash that litters it, while Kakashi-sensei reads some more Come
Come Paradise as he leans up against a tree. Naruto continues searching for
trash, and suddenly slips off of his feet, landing in the river with a splash.
Sakura and Sasuke turn to look as Naruto begins to float downstream, headed
right for a waterfall. Naruto falls over the edge and screams for help, and
then realizes that he isn't falling anymore. He looks up and sees Sasuke
holding onto a rope as he hangs from a tree, holding onto Naruto's ankle.
Sasuke calls him a moron, and Naruto looks pissed.
The scene switches to show a fenced off area of the forest, the sign reading
“Trap Field! Stay Out!” Naruto can be heard yelling for someone
to stop, and it shows him walking a rather large dog. The dog is dragging Naruto
behind him, as it makes its way towards the fenced off area. Naruto pleads with
the dog to stop, and we see that Sasuke and Sakura both are walking dogs, although
their dogs are significantly smaller. The dog leads him into a hole in the fence,
headed straight for the trap field, as Kakashi-sensei sits in a tree, again
reading Come Come Paradise. Explosions go off as the dog leads Naruto through
the trap field. Sasuke and Sakura look on as this all goes on, and then we see
Naruto all charred, with the dog happily standing in his lap.
Sakura and Sasuke are shown helping Naruto back to their village, and the two
harass him. Naruto gets angry and shoves the both of them off, threatening Sasuke.
Sakura intervenes and threatens to finish Naruto off if he doesn't calm
down. Kakashi-sensei comments about how their teamwork seems to be failing as
of late. Naruto blames Sasuke for the lack of teamwork, accusing him of always
hogging the spotlight. Sasuke fires back, calling Naruto a moron, and telling
him that if he doesn't want to keep looking so bad, that Naruto should
just become stronger than him. The two have a stare off for a few moments, as
Sakura looks on. The camera zooms in on Sasuke's face, as an overlay of
Haku's mask floats by. Sasuke says he can't stand it anymore, how
there are so many other people stronger than him out there, while he's
stuck here doing stupid missions. Kakashi-sensei as always doesn't look
concerned, as he is again reading Come Come Paradise, before speaking up and
calling it a day. Sasuke turns and tells them that he's heading home,
and Sakura runs off to follow him. She asks Sasuke if he wants to work on their
teamwork, just the two of them. Sasuke shoots her down, saying she's the
same as Naruto. Inner Sakura makes another appearance, as she holds up a large
stone with the characters “Same as Naruto” carved into it. Sasuke
insults her again by saying that she is actually weaker than Naruto. The carving
in the boulder Inner Sakura is holding changes to “Below Naruto”
and she struggles under the weight. A spotlight shines on Sakura as she realizes
that she does the least in every mission.
Naruto calls her and asks her to train with him instead. Kakashi-sensei is
seen standing behind Naruto when he disappears suddenly, causing Naruto to turn
and exclaim that he felt Kakashi-sensei left so that she and Naruto could be
alone. A small box painted to look like a rock with eye holes cut into it crawls
up behind Naruto and sneaks up on him. Naruto turns and looks at the “rock,”
and begins to walk away. The rock follows closely behind, and stops when Naruto
stops. Naruto runs off the screen, and the rock follows. Running back the other
way, the rock is still chasing Naruto. The chase goes on for a little while
before Naruto stops and confronts the rock. Pointing to the rock, he asks what
kind of rock is square with two holes, and that he sees right through it. A
voice from inside the rock says that's just what he expects from his rival.
The rock begins to glow, before exploding in a cloud of yellow and purple smoke.
The smoke clears, and three small children are seen crouching and coughing
in the dust. The boy in the middle, Konohamaru says that they used too much
explosives. The three quickly realize that Naruto is staring at them, and they
leap into action, letting him know who they are. First is Moegi, calling herself,
“sexiness of an adult, female ninja.” Second is a young boy with
glasses, who exclaims that he loves assembling models. His name is Udon. Third
and finally is Konohamaru, who calls himself the villages number one genius
ninja. The three of them together are called the Konohamaru Squad!
Naruto says that he knew it was Konohamaru, and he asks what's with the
goggles the trio is wearing. Konohamaru explains that they're trying to
copy the old Naruto. Konohamaru tells Naruto that he's been very cold
lately, and Naruto just asks what they want, totally ignoring Konohamaru's
question. Konohamaru jumps back, and Moegi asks if Naruto is free, calling him
leader. Naruto tells them that he isn't, because he's too busy training.
Konohamaru cries out and says that he promised to play ninja with them today.
Naruto appears to have forgotten, only to quickly think to himself on how to
get rid of them.
Sakura stumbles towards the group and asks herself why a ninja would play ninja.
Naruto asks what she wants, and she doesn't reply, only thinking to herself
how she could possibly be below Naruto. Naruto blushes and smiles, thinking
she's got the hots for him. He laughs nervously, and Konohamaru asks who
she is. Konohamaru smiles, and applauds Naruto on his choice, obviously thinking
Sakura is his girlfriend. Naruto doesn't correct him, which causes Sakura
to smack him, sending him flying back into a fence. Moegi and Udon run over
to check and see how Naruto is. Konohamaru screams and calls Sakura an ugly
bitch, as she cracks her knuckles, walking calmly over to him and bonking him
on the head. Konohamaru is then shown on the ground next to Naruto, who now
has two huge lumps coming from his head, as Sakura walks away and Udon checks
on Konohamaru. Naruto and Konohamaru slowly get to their feet, each sharing
the matching lumps on their heads. Konohamaru angrily insults Sakura, which
causes her to stop and turn, giving them all a mean look.
She turns and charges at the group, who begin to run away. Konohamaru runs
right into someone standing in the way, and falls backwards. As he looks up,
he sees two strange people standing there, one male and one female. The male
is dressed in all black, and has his face painted with purple markings. He has
something wrapped up tightly and strapped to his back, with what appears to
be hair sticking out of the top. The female is about the same height, with blonde
hair. She's wearing a white shirt with a red sash tied around her waist.
The male speaks up and says “That hurts.”
The scene changes to the various Jounin's sitting in a room, as Iruka
reads a report updating him on Naruto's growth. Kakashi-sensei looks up
and says that he's been doing pretty well. Iruka says he's been
so busy lately, that he hasn't had time to see Naruto since they got back.
Kakashi-sensei mentions that Naruto has been teamed up with Uchiha Sasuke, and
tells Iruka that Naruto sees him as a bit of a rival, telling him about their
frequent arguments, but he also mentions that they have been improving greatly.
Almost enough to surpass Iruka, Kakashi-sensei adds, which brings joy to Iruka's
We are now shown Aburame Shino, Hyuga Hinata, and Inuzuka Kiba crouching and
out of breath. Their team leader looks to the sky, sensing something in the
air. Cut to Sarutobi Asuma, the leader of the team that consists of Yamanaka
Ino, Nara Shikamaru, and Akimichi Choji, who are all sitting and relaxing while
Asuma looks to the sky as well. Choji is eating furiously as usual, and Ino
is sipping on a drink.
We now see the mystery man holding Konohamaru up in the air by his neck, threatening
him. The female scolds him, telling him that they'll get yelled at later
if this keeps up. Sakura apologizes, claiming that she was just messing around,
as she wonders to herself just who these people are. Naruto screams at the newcomer,
telling him to let go of Konohamaru. The man just smiles and notices Naruto's
headband, showing the symbol of the Leaf Village. He tells the female that he
wants to mess around a little bit before the boss comes. Konohamaru struggles
for breath, and attempts to kick at the stranger, who calls him a brat.
Naruto charges at him, and the stranger moves his fingers in response, as Naruto's
foot is shoved out from underneath him by some invisible force, causing him
to crash to the ground. Naruto wonders just what the heck happened, as the stranger
says that all Leaf genin are weak. Sakura finally realizes that the new people
aren't from the Leaf Village, and wonders just what they're doing
here. Moegi and Udon both show their concern over Konohamaru's wellbeing
as he is lifted higher in the air, again asking the stranger to let go of him.
Naruto jumps to his feet quickly and again threatens to kick the ass of the
new guy if he doesn't let Konohamaru go. Sakura grabs him and tells him
to shut up, calling him an idiot. The stranger smiles and calls Naruto annoying,
adding that he hates midgets, especially the rude younger ones. The female sighs,
and claims that she isn't involved, letting her counterpart have his fun.
He then says that he'll quickly take care of Konohamaru, and then move
on to Naruto. As he pulls his fist back to strike Konohamaru again, Naruto charges
at him as an object flies through the air, striking the newcomer in the hand,
causing him to drop Konohamaru.
He clutches at his hand and turns to look in the direction that the rock came
from, and sees Sasuke standing in a tree, tossing a rock playfully into the
air and catching it. Sasuke asks what they're doing in the Leaf Village,
which causes Sakura to scream out his name in joy. Sasuke catches the rock a
final time, before crushing it in his clenched fist, telling them to get lost
as the dust spills from his hand. Sakura and Moegi lust after Sasuke, as Konohamaru
turns to Naruto, telling him that he sucks. Naruto quickly counters, saying
that he could've easily taken care of that guy. Konohamaru obviously doesn't
believe him, as Naruto curses Sasuke silently, again claiming that Sasuke is
trying to make him look bad.
The new guy calls Sasuke down, claiming that he hates the brats that show off
the most. He reaches for the thing strapped to his back, as he begins to unravel
it. The female is surprised, asking if he is really going to use that thing
(apparently called Karasu). The thing falls to the ground, a loose bandage blowing
in the breeze. A pair of shady eyes are shown, and presumably the owner of those
eyes speaks, telling the man (whom we now know as Kankuro) to stop. Sasuke looks
on in surprise, as he realizes the voice is coming from the opposite side of
the tree. The group looks up and sees the man standing upside down on a tree
branch, who calls Kankuro an embarrassment to their village. Kankuro realizes
its someone he knows, named Gaara. Sasuke wonders just when Gaara had arrived,
claiming that his sneakiness could possibly rival Kakashi-sensei's.
The various Jounin are seen standing around, as the Hokage speaks. The Hokage
tells them says that they know why they're all there already. Asuma speaks
and mentions that he has seen the others from the other countries roaming around
the Leaf Village. Kurenai Yuuhi, the leader of Hinata, Shino and Kiba, speaks
up next, asking the Hokage when it is. He replies that it will begin in one
week, which Kakashi-sensei calls sudden. The Hokage blows out a puff of smoke,
and officially announces that seven days from now, on the first day of the seventh
moon, the Chuunin Selection Exam will begin, as the episode comes to an end.