\"The Targeted Tailed Beast\"edit狙われた尾獣 (Nerawareta Bijū)Episode dataPrevious\"The Hidden Plot Set Into Motion\"EpisodeNaruto: Shippūden #411 (Watch Online)Next\"Neji's Judgment\"ArcIn Naruto's Footsteps: The Friends' PathsMusicOpening\"Wind\"Ending\"A Promise That Doesn't Need Words\"Air datesJapanese May 07, 2015English October 10, 2017DebutJutsuDharma Power SealDharma Power Sealing Technique: Sen no RikyūDharma Power: Silhouette\"The Targeted Tailed Beast\" (狙われた尾獣, Nerawareta Bijū) is episode 411 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
An episode of this caliber might have been more palatable in the middle of a run of better episodes, but the weaker offerings in the second chunin exam arc are just like the wasteland in which they take place: seemingly endless and punishingly dull. At the very least, this sandstorm story might signal an end to the pattern of showcasing each secondary Hidden Leaf ninja for two to three episodes. However, without the focus on meaningful characters, it comes across as even more tedious. While Gaara might be worthy of the spotlight, and it's not terrible to get to know Foo a little better, everything that needs to be said about Gaara's character development in the series has been said. (In much more coherent stories than this one, I might add.) This stationary battle is not compelling to watch, nor does it offer any new insights into his character. 781b155fdc