What Episode Does Naruto Meet Killer Bee?

By Samona Punjabi / January 18, 2022

Did somebody mention the funniest, most badass ninja ever? That's right, it's time to talk about the most chill shinobi in the Naruto-verse! The jinchuriki of the Eight-Tails Ox, Killer Bee, or simply B, was one of the series's strongest characters and the best rapper of ALL TIME. No, seriously, trust us, you won't ever see a character like this anywhere else.

The adoptive brother of the Fourth Raikage, Killer Bee, was most loved by his people despite being a jinchuriki, unlike our very own Naruto. In addition, Bee also managed to befriend the Eight-Tails Ox aka Gyuki, way before Naruto even knew about Kurama's existence.

In fact, Killer B is also the one that teaches Naruto how to befriend the Nine-Tails Fox Kurama and utilize its power during the Fourth Shinobi War. So when does the titular Naruto meet Killer B? Read on to find out.

When Does Naruto Meet Killer B?

Naruto meets Killer Bee during the events of Naruto: Shippuden, right before he enters the Fourth Shinobi War. The two first come across each other on Paradise Island when a Giant Squid attacks Naruto's group. Killer B and trusty pal Gyuki (8-tails) rescue the group from the Giant Squid, leaving Naruto in awe.

Naruto and Killer B come face-to-face in episode 243 of Naruto: Shippuden, which is titled "Land Ahoy! Is this the Paradise Island?". Right after B saves Naruto and his group from the squid, Naruto tells him he wants to learn how to use the Kyuubi's power as well. While B is initially uninterested in the proposal, he eventually agrees to help after Naruto succeeds in balancing out his "dark side" at the Waterfall of Truth.

Killer B was initially apprehensive about teaching Naruto the technique to bond with the Kyuubi and utilize his power since the Nine-Tails Fox, aka Kurama was known to be difficult and unfriendly even towards the other 8 beasts. However, after Naruto managed to befriend his trusty fox friend, Killer B was pleasantly surprised.

The two jinchuriki's have been friends ever since and even fought side by side during the Fourth Great Shinobi War!

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