"The Medical Ninja's Student" (医療忍者の弟子, Iryō Ninja no Deshi) is episode 11 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Chiyo's assault on Kakashi is blocked by Naruto, who summons two shadow clones to aid him. Chiyo manages to get rid of one, and blocks the attacks of the other shadow clone and Naruto himself, impressing Naruto. She gets ready to attack once more, but she is stopped by Ebizō, her brother, who reminds her that the White Fang of Konoha had died years ago. Chiyo laughs it off, and leaves the room with the others at Sakura's insistence, who is getting ready to heal Kankurō. Outside, Naruto asks Kakashi who the White Fang of Konoha is, and Kakashi replies that it was his father, to the shock of both Chiyo and Ebizō, the latter realising the reason behind their physical similarities. Inside the room, Sakura manages to use her Delicate Illness Extraction Technique to extract most of the poison from Kankurō's body, saving his life. She manages to use whatever medicinal herbs that Sunagakure has in stock to create three antidotes. Sakura's medicinal work prompts Chiyo to tell Sakura that she reminds her of Tsunade, and Sakura states that Tsunade is her teacher. Ebizō then reminds Chiyo that the river of time has been flowing by them, hence the White Fang's son and Tsunade's pupil.

Takamaru returns to Suna with a message from Tsunade, and Baki passes the message to Kakashi. Kakashi tells Naruto that Team Guy has been sent as backup, and Naruto is excited to see Lee and Neji, the latter of whom has become a Jōnin. Naruto decides to head off to find the Akatsuki right away, but is put in place by Kakashi, who adds that Naruto does not even know where they are. After Baki tells Kakashi that they have lost track of the Akatsuki, Kakashi asks Baki to bring him to where Kankurō was found, in order to track their scent. Kankurō, who has regained consciousness, notifies Kakashi that he managed to obtain a shred of Sasori's clothing that he could use to track him. Kakashi summons his ninja hounds, and Naruto is elated to reunite with Pakkun. Kakashi cuts their reunion short and sends his hounds towards Sasori's scent. Naruto is ecstatic to follow them, but Baki offers them a night's rest due to their long journey, and Kakashi accepts the offer. Kankurō is surprised to see Naruto, and Temari tells him that Naruto came to help them. He remembers how Gaara used to be cold and vicious, even threating to murder Kankurō for getting in his way, to becoming a considerate and caring brother and Kazekage, all due to Naruto. Kankurō asks Naruto to save his little brother, and Naruto states that he will, adding that one day he will be Hokage.


RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Sakura HarunoChie Nakamura中村 千絵Nakamura ChieKate Higgins
Kakashi HatakeKazuhiko Inoue井上 和彦Inoue KazuhikoDave Wittenberg
PakkunShinpachi Tsuji辻 親八Tsuji ShinpachiJB Blanc
GaaraAkira Ishida石田 彰Ishida AkiraLiam O'Brien
TemariRomi Park朴 璐美Paku RomiTara Platt
KankurōYasuyuki Kase加瀬 康之Kase YasuyukiMichael Lindsay
BakiJoji Nakata中田 譲治Nakata JōjiSam Riegel
ChiyoIkuko Tani谷 育子Tani IkukoBarbara Goodson
EbizōKen Shiroyama城山 堅Shiroyama KenKyle Hebert
Medical ninjaMasato Funaki
Daisuke Endo
Tomoaki Maeno
Keiichi Kuwabara
船木 真人
遠藤 大輔
前野 智昭
桑原 敬一
Funaki Masato
Endō Daisuke
Maeno Tomoaki
Kuwabara Keiichi
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