Naruto Shippuden 309 filler episode moves onto an old story when Naruto, Shikamaru, Choji and Ino went on a A-Level mission to which they were suppose to kidnap a young boy to bring him back to his homeland. Naruto and the others go on an adventure to which Choji and Naruto have to go through a Food Contest which Choji nearly wins.
Naruto Shippuden 309 begins as Naruto runs towards the enemy and battlefield. He notices something strange, he meets with a couple of people as well as an reanimation, he finds out that the person facing him is a Samurai which he’s previously seen before, he’s name being Tatewaki. Naruto meets him and thus he asks about those two.
We move to the past where Naruto, Shikamaru, Ino and Choji receive an A Level mission to which they have to go a head to get a boy which is found in a castle. The young boy is a lord and thus has to be returned to their homeland as he’s being captured by the castle itself. Yamato is told to keep on eye on them as well as collect suspicious activity.
Deidara and Sasori are talking, they’re met up with Hidan and Kakuzu to which they get their mission to capture a piece of small land to which they can give to a bigger place. Hidan and Kakuzu take the mission to go for the money to get rid of people they want dead. They need to take the land over, not blow it up.
Naruto and the others reach the land, Shikamaru tells them the only safe way to enter the fortified place is to enter a contest, it’s not a battle but in fact a food battle to which it seems like Choji will most likely win. However it seems like Choji cannot win, as they don’t need the larger price. Naruto will change into the young lord when Ino takes him to a safe place.
They enter the 63rd food battle. The first thing they need to get through is bean jam cakes, they all start eating quickly, Naruto doesn’t seem to like what he’s eating, Choji is taking it one by one. Shikamaru and Ino notice the young boy as well as the Samurai. Naruto cleans his plate but can’t seem to be coping. The next meal is Ramen, Naruto is quickly depressed that he’s getting it now.
He looks at the portion which quickly scares him and he can’t seem to eat it since he’s just way to full. Lord Shu is taken away to go for his training. Choji quickly notices he’s competition, Naruto loses this battle as he can’t even get through this round. Naruto tells Choji to do his best, they enter the castle to which they will then do their next challenge.
Lord Shu trains with Tatewaki, he’s going way to hard on him, when a girl appear to tell Tatewaki that he’s training is way to hard. He also tells him that he needs to train, however Shu just says that it won’t change anything as he’s just a captive there. The next challenge begins, they’re told to do their best. The next challenge begins with eating 100 pieces of sushi as quickly as possible. Ino transfers her mind into Shu, he asks to go to the bathroom, Tatewaki follows.
Shu appears, Naruto turns into him, Shikamaru gives the message to Shu. Choji, the woman and the man win and go to the final rounds. Naruto swiftly replaces Lord Shu, he’s asked a few questions but it seems like he’s gotten away with it. Choji’s next challenge is to eat through a bunch of BBQ pork and such. He’s going very quickly with the woman, and the man by he’s side. The woman enables her moves, and so does the man.
Choji’s just going as quickly as he can, they see he’s massive taste for BBQ, Choji’s last mean arrives when Shikamaru stops him using his shadow, the man gets in and Choji gets the second place. Choji would have won, the man gets a house, Choji gets a large gift basket, the woman get a smaller basket. The food contest ends here, Naruto Shippuden 309 also ends here.
A good filler episode, but all these filler episodes are getting somewhat boring, hopefully it’ll get better during next week’s Naruto Shippuden 310, titled “The Fallen Castle”, when the filler continues with Naruto being found, Sasori and Deidara go to the castle to take it over, Shu quickly wants to do something about what’s currently going on.