- Shikamaru showing some amazing taijutsu skills, having copied Sasuke and Naruto's moves from memory.
- Temari arriving to save Shikamaru with a gust of wind.
- Shikamaru, Choji, Ino, Rou and Suko taking down Gengo with their flawless teamwork.
- Ino gets a huge moment of her own when she confronts the more than mind controlled Sai. A well-placed Armor-Piercing Question is all she needs to make him lower his defenses and then use her Signature Jutsu in a Journey to the Center of the Mind, ultimately releasing him.
Awesome / Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness