"A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa!" (木ノ葉隠れの伝説 オンバアは実在した!!, Konohagakure no Densetsu, Onbaa wa Jitsuzai Shita!!) is episode 185 of the original Naruto anime.
A legendary creature, the Onbaa, attaches to Naruto's back after falling from a hawk that had it in its claws. The Onbaa started causing havoc wherever Naruto goes. Despite Naruto's efforts, it remains firmly attached to Naruto's back. Tsunade mentions that Jiraiya once went on an expedition when they were kids to find the Onbaa. Tsunade refused to believe that he could find one, however, Orochimaru stated that he was "betting on Jiraiya this time" before quickly turning around so that no one could see him and began blushing with embarrassment at his sudden outburst and for the fact that he never normally agreed with Jiraiya. Jiraiya then headed into the woods around Konoha and returned sometime later having written a report on Onbaa's, claiming that he had fought one, although Tsunade paid him no heed at the time, believing him to be a fool. The Onbaa continues to increase in size, eventually becoming larger than Naruto himself. However, during a mission, it aids Naruto, causing Naruto to reconsider their relationship, but the Onbaa's mother appears, driving Naruto off and claiming her offspring. The child manages to calm the mother, and the two leave. As Naruto returns to the village, most of the inhabitants have Onbaa on their backs, something Naruto finds absolutely hilarious and advises Tsunade to fight the Onbaa like Jiraiya said.
|Role||Seiyū||English Voice Actor|
|Naruto Uzumaki||Junko Takeuchi||竹内 順子||Takeuchi Junko||Maile Flanagan|
|Sakura Haruno||Chie Nakamura||中村 千絵||Nakamura Chie||Kate Higgins|
|Onbu/Ayame||Masayo Hosono||細野 雅世||Hosono Masayo||Kari Wahlgren|
|Onbaa||Mayumi Yamaguchi||山口 眞弓||Yamaguchi Mayumi||Mary Elizabeth McGlynn|
|Fifth Hokage: Tsunade||Masako Katsuki||勝生 真沙子||Katsuki Masako||Debi Mae West|
|Shizune||Keiko Nemoto||根本 圭子||Nemoto Keiko||Megan Hollingshead|
|Kiba Inuzuka||Kosuke Toriumi||鳥海 浩輔||Toriumi Kōsuke||Kyle Hebert|
|Hinata Hyūga||Nana Mizuki||水樹 奈々||Mizuki Nana||Stephanie Sheh|
|Rock Lee||Yoichi Masukawa||増川 洋一||Masukawa Yōichi||Brian Donovan|
|Jiraiya (boyhood)||Toru Nara||奈良 徹||Nara Tōru||Brad MacDonald|
|Tsunade (boyhood)||Haruhi Terada||寺田 はるひ||Terada Haruhi||Mary Elizabeth McGlynn|
|Teuchi||Eisuke Asakura||朝倉 栄介||Asakura Eisuke||Lex Lang|
|Bandit||Kazuki Ogawa||小川 一樹||Ogawa Kazuki||Patrick Seitz|