In Konohagakure, Naruto and Sakura wonder what is going on with their comrades as a perverted Neji is seemingly using his Byakugan to look at an unabashed and abrasive-looking Hinata. Hoping that things would be better at Ramen Ichiraku, Naruto is shocked to find a flirtatious Sasuke wooing Sakura who is nothing short of pleased. Hoping that his sensei would be different, he turns to Kakashi for help but the Copy Ninja emphatically begins to tell them about the Springtime of Youth. Hoping that Guy had not changed as well, Naruto is shocked further when a lax looking Guy wistfully talks about the fact that his Springtime of Youth had passed. Rock Lee then appears telling Naruto that there was only one way to get to the bottom of this mystery and it was to go to the theatres to watch Naruto 6: Road to Ninja. Lee — who had been censored from the neck down — tells them that he cannot wait to see what happened to him in the movie.
- The last part of this chapter with Lee is a reference to the fact that at least appearance-wise in the promotions, Lee has not gone through any changes unlike the others.