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"The Forgotten Island" (忘却の島, Bōkyaku no Shima) is episode 227 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Summary

While on their voyage to the Land of Lightning, a giant bird swoops down and kidnaps Guy. The team pursues the bird and are led to a volcanic island. Upon arrival, Aoba spots a mysterious girl watching them and decides to pursue her while Yamato and Naruto search for Guy. During their search, Naruto and Yamato encounter many giant creatures, including the bird that kidnapped Guy. They eventually locate the bird's nest where they find Guy, who was actually kidnapped to babysit the bird's chicks. Meanwhile, as Aoba pursues the girl, he discovers the animals on the island were actually bred to be used by shinobi as summons, as well as for research dedicated to developing the Ultimate Summoning Beast. He continues to follow her, and she leads him inside the volcano to find a huge monster asleep inside an abandoned research lab. Using the Psycho Mind Transmission technique, he discovers the monster was too powerful to be contained and had devoured many of the islands summons, as well as the researchers, before going to sleep.

Meanwhile, the bird takes Yamato, Guy, and Naruto to the volcano where they encounter Aoba, and the beast suddenly awakens, going on a rampage. The monster is powerful and uses genjutsu as well as Lightning Release. Naruto decides to enter Sage Mode while Yamato protects him as Guy and Aoba fight the beast in order to buy some time. Guy manages to knock the beast into the heart of the volcano, but the monster is revealed to have wings, and it starts trying to escape. The bird which kidnapped Guy comes down and attacks the monster along with the other summons. The girl, actually the spirit of Honoka whom the researchers used to restrain the beast, appears and manages to immobilise the beast; Naruto finishes it off with Wind Release: Rasenshuriken, knocking them into the volcanic lava and killing it once and for all.

Trivia

  • In this episode, when Naruto goes into Sage Mode, his canines become elongated, akin to his Nine-Tails transformation.
  • When the summoning animals were trying to prevent the Ultimate Summoning Beast from escaping the volcano, a couple of chameleons bearing a striking resemblance to Pain's Giant Snake-Tailed Chameleon can be seen.

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
YamatoRikiya Koyama小山 力也Koyama RikiyaTroy Baker
Aoba YamashiroKenjiro Tsuda津田 健次郎Tsuda KenjirōWally Wingert
Might GuyMasashi Ebara江原 正士Ebara MasashiSkip Stellrecht
HonokaMariko Mizuno水野 マリコMizuno MarikoStephanie Sheh
HelmsmanYusuke Ochiai落合 佑介Ochiai YūsukeTom Gibis
ResearchersKengo Kawanishi
Toshiharu Nakanishi
Ryuichi Kijima
河西 健吾
中西 としはる
木島 隆一
Kawanishi Kengo
Nakanishi Toshiharu
Kijima Ryūichi
Neil Kaplan
Kirk Thornton
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