"The Young Man and the Sea" (青年と海, Seinen to Umi) is episode 223 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Tsunade sends Naruto to the Land of Lightning under the guise of an S-rank mission to keep him hidden away from the Akatsuki. Naruto leaves Konoha with Aoba, Yamato, Guy, and three unknown shinobi. However, they find themselves held up at port due to a report of a monster attacking ships, making people afraid to set sail. When Guy and Aoba go out to see if they can solve the problem, they encounter an aggressive giant marlin, as well as a fisherman named Yūsuke. Yūsuke notifies them that the marlin has been in their waters for fifteen years and is responsible for the death of his father, and wishes to avenge him. In order to help him on this quest, Yamato uses his Wood Release to fashion a boat and a fishing pole with Guy providing rowing power, tapping into his Eight Gates to keep up with the marlin.

Yūsuke manages to tire out and defeat the marlin, considering his vengeance to be complete. The jōnin wonder why the marlin, believed to be a summon cast by a shinobi during the Third Shinobi World War, has not dispelled itself yet. Naruto notices a Fūma Shuriken embedded near its head and pulls it out. No longer in pain, the marlin dispels itself home. The crew and fishermen of the port are free to sail once more; as Naruto heads to the Land of Lightning, he waves Yūsuke goodbye.



RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
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
Fifth Hokage: TsunadeMasako Katsuki勝生 真沙子Katsuki MasakoDebi Mae West
ShizuneKeiko Nemoto根本 圭子Nemoto KeikoMegan Hollingshead
YūsukeYusuke遊助YūsukeNicolas Roye
ChūninSho Okumura
Ryuichi Kijima
Kengo Kawanishi
奥村 翔
木島 隆一
河西 健吾
Okumura Shō
Kijima Ryūichi
Kawanishi Kengo
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