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This is the article on the episode of the anime. For the chapter of the manga, head to Kiba's Determination!!.

"Kiba's Determination" (キバの決意, Kiba no Ketsui) is episode 240 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Summary

Kiba becomes upset that Naruto, the dead-last in their Academy days, had become such a hero. After being chided by his mother Tsume and partner Shino, he decided to train in order to become stronger. Seeking out Kakashi, the only available jōnin sensei currently, he asks him to help him train. Kakashi however summons his ninken to aid Kiba and Akamaru in their training. After initially giving up after being defeated by the hounds, Akamaru carries Kiba to a tree in the village where he sees that Naruto had broken his record in speed since the time they were children racing for candy. With his determination renewed, he demands a rematch with the hounds and is successfully able to retrieve the scroll. With this, Kiba races to the tree and sets a new record, declaring that he'd never give up.

Trivia

  • In this episode, Chōji and Shikamaru's ears are pierced while they are in the Academy. However, as a tradition of their clans, their ears are not supposed to be pierced until they become genin.
  • In this episode, Naruto's jacket has blood on it in Kiba's flashback but, in the episode that the flashback really happened his jacket did not have blood on it.

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Naruto Uzumaki & AkamaruJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Kakashi HatakeKazuhiko Inoue井上 和彦Inoue KazuhikoDave Wittenberg
PakkunShinpachi Tsuji辻 親八Tsuji ShinpachiJB Blanc
Shikamaru NaraShotaro Morikubo森久保 祥太郎Morikubo ShōtarōTom Gibis
Chōji AkimichiKentaro Ito伊藤 健太郎Itō KentarōRobbie Rist
Kiba InuzukaKosuke Toriumi鳥海 浩輔Toriumi KōsukeKyle Hebert
Hinata Hyūga & GurukoNana Mizuki水樹 奈々Mizuki NanaStephanie Sheh
Colleen O'Shaughnessey
Shino Aburame & BisukeShinji Kawada川田 紳司Kawada ShinjiDerek Stephen Prince
Roger Craig Smith
ShibaSatoshi Hino日野 聡Hino SatoshiRick Zieff
ŪheiKanako Tojo東條 加那子Tōjō KanakoMary Elizabeth McGlynn
Tsume InuzukaSeiko Fujiki藤生 聖子Fujiki SeikoMary Elizabeth McGlynn
HibachiMariko Mizuno水野 マリコMizuno MarikoStephanie Sheh
UnagiKayo Ishida石田 嘉代Ishida KayoLaura Bailey
MenToshiharu Nakanishi
Shinobu Matsumoto
中西 としはる
松本 忍
Nakanishi Toshiharu
Matsumoto Shinobu
Doug Stone
Kyle Hebert
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