|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.
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.
- 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.
|Role||Seiyū||English Voice Actor|
|Naruto Uzumaki & Akamaru||Junko Takeuchi||竹内 順子||Takeuchi Junko||Maile Flanagan|
|Kakashi Hatake||Kazuhiko Inoue||井上 和彦||Inoue Kazuhiko||Dave Wittenberg|
|Pakkun||Shinpachi Tsuji||辻 親八||Tsuji Shinpachi||JB Blanc|
|Shikamaru Nara||Shotaro Morikubo||森久保 祥太郎||Morikubo Shōtarō||Tom Gibis|
|Chōji Akimichi||Kentaro Ito||伊藤 健太郎||Itō Kentarō||Robbie Rist|
|Kiba Inuzuka||Kosuke Toriumi||鳥海 浩輔||Toriumi Kōsuke||Kyle Hebert|
|Hinata Hyūga & Guruko||Nana Mizuki||水樹 奈々||Mizuki Nana||Stephanie Sheh|
|Shino Aburame & Bisuke||Shinji Kawada||川田 紳司||Kawada Shinji||Derek Stephen Prince|
Roger Craig Smith
|Shiba||Satoshi Hino||日野 聡||Hino Satoshi||Rick Zieff|
|Ūhei||Kanako Tojo||東條 加那子||Tōjō Kanako||Mary Elizabeth McGlynn|
|Tsume Inuzuka||Seiko Fujiki||藤生 聖子||Fujiki Seiko||Mary Elizabeth McGlynn|
|Hibachi||Mariko Mizuno||水野 マリコ||Mizuno Mariko||Stephanie Sheh|
|Unagi||Kayo Ishida||石田 嘉代||Ishida Kayo||Laura Bailey|