You know, after looking at it, I think this new filler arc is promising. I give major points for the character design, combat, and art in this particular episode--it's similar to the Bikouchuu filler arc, but unfortunately the writers seem to be nerfing Hinata again. She shouldn't be lovesick over Naruto -all- the time, or is she just like this when Shino isn't around? Notice to all Naruto writers, stop using Kunoichi as damsels in distress. Geez. On the plus side, the bounty hunter dude's swordplay is fun, and Gosunkugi seems to have some pretty sweet jutsu. Naruto's tactical creativity with Kage Bunshin in this episode was pretty good too.