"Land Ahoy! Is this the Island of Paradise?" (上陸! 楽園の島?, Jōriku! Rakuen no Shima?) is episode 243 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


While still at sea, the ship is attacked by a Giant Squid whom the ship's captain had tried to warn them about. They are however saved by Killer B. As Naruto and his Konoha bodyguards disembark on the Land of Lightning Island, Naruto approaches B and asks for his help in learning to control a tailed beast, as he was the octopus that the Great Toad Sage had foretold him about. B initially appears uninterested, so Naruto tries to sell him on the idea by acting like him. In doing so he accidentally insults B, so B refuses. Naruto asks Motoi, the island's caretaker, how he can convince B, claiming that B is too conceited. Motoi grows angry by Naruto's accusations, but lets it go. He tells Naruto that B probably had his reasons and directs him to the Falls of Truth. He tells Naruto that it is the place that B was trained to control the Eight-Tails. He then tells Naruto to enter the falls to face his inner self. A "dark Naruto" confronts him, calling him an impostor. B is shown fighting in a competition with several bears where he easily defeats Kintoki telling him that he'd gotten soft. The Eight-Tails then asks B why didn't he help Naruto if he had time to play with bears, telling him that even though he didn't like the Nine-Tails, Naruto showed promise and that Naruto reminded him of himself and B.

Naruto tries to defeat his "inner darkness", the product of his lonely childhood and the lone obstacle in his efforts to tame the Nine-Tails. Dark Naruto asks why he didn't humour the earlier, "shallow" Konoha villagers with autographs. They begin fighting but are equally matched, so the fight does not go anywhere. Since this is an internal struggle, Naruto returns his attention to the real world and tells them what had happened, much to Yamato's shock. Motoi tells Naruto to defeat his inner self, otherwise he would not be able to continue on his quest to control the Nine-Tails.


RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
YamatoRikiya Koyama小山 力也Koyama RikiyaMatthew Mercer
Aoba YamashiroKenjiro Tsuda津田 健次郎Tsuda KenjirōWally Wingert
Might GuyMasashi Ebara江原 正士Ebara MasashiSkip Stellrecht
Killer BHisao Egawa江川 央生Egawa HisaoCatero Colbert
Eight-TailsMasaki Aizawa相沢 まさきAizawa MasakiMatthew Mercer
MotoiDaichi Endo遠藤 大智Endō DaichiJohn DeMita
Kumo shinobiShinobu Matsumoto松本 忍Matsumoto Shinobu
Fifth Hokage: TsunadeMasako Katsuki勝生 真沙子Katsuki MasakoDebi Mae West
Shikaku NaraHiroshi Yanaka家中 宏Yanaka HiroshiJonathan Fahn
NarukoEma Kogure小暮 英麻Kogure EmaStephanie Sheh
Konoha shinobiRyuichi Kijima
Kengo Kawanishi
木島 隆一
河西 健吾
Kijima Ryūichi
Kawanishi Kengo
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