On a rare day off, the Konoha ninja have decided to head out on a joint picnic and while sitting on the beach, Naruto digs up a strange bottle. Curious as to what it contains the young ninja opens it up only to find that genie zooms out in a cloud of smoke offering to grant thee wishes. After accidentally wasting two wishes, Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura begin to argue over how to use their final chance. But when a full on battles ensues between all of the Konoha genin, who will emerge victorious and claim the all-important third wish?
I think this wins as my favorite Naruto short. It's full of humor, has all of Naruto's peers, and the characters all play well off one another. It was just plain fun to watch. Also, I liked that it was able to introduce conflict without trying to make it into some big huge thing (like the previous OVA). It was fun trying to guess what was going to happen and who was going to end up with the wish. And Hinata was adorable in this episode, as always. This might be a little bit SPOILERY, but my one complaint is... Why does Team 7 just accept the wishes the genie gives them? They don't try to argue that they didn't actually make a wish, but just accept that the wish is gone. Haven't they seen Disney's Aladdin? Still, I greatly enjoyed this.