The gang time travels to feudal Japan to locate Sly's ancestor, Rioichi Cooper, a master ninja thief and sushi chef. They discover that Rioichi has been captured and locked in a maximum security prison full of guards and deadly traps after having supposedly served bad sushi to the era's Shogun.
Rioichi has been captured by a villainous dictator known as El Jefe, who has taken over feudal Japan. El Jefe is constructing a massive shrine with a one-thousand foot tall statue of himself at the center. Sly and the gang must set Rioichi free and then stop El Jefe.
|Job name||Completed by|
|Sly needs to recon photos around the area for Bentley.|
|Sly must find a way to free Rioichi.|
|Sushi House Startup||Sly, Rioichi|
|Time for Rioichi to reclaim his sushi house.|
|Something's Fishy||Bentley, Murray|
|Murray and Bentley must catch some fish for Rioichi.|
|Pretty in Pinker||Rioichi, Bentley, Murray|
|Murray must obtain a Geisha outfit.|
|Use the RC car to tail El Jefe.|
|Gather some poisonous plant seeds.|
|Altitude Sickness||Sly, Murray, Rioichi|
|It's time! Raid El Jefe's fortress and take him down!|
Sly manages to defeat El Jefe, who is then taken back to the present to get arrested by INTERPOL. It was a hollow victory though as Sly failed to get Rioichi's cane back as mice guards swooped down from a gigantic blimp and stole it. They also still had no idea who was behind all of this. However, during the theft, one of the mice goons dropped what looked like an old sheriff's badge. The gang put it inside the time machine to decipher it, and it turns out that "Tennessee Kid" Cooper needed their help next. Therefore, they have to travel back to the 1880s.
- Meditation Turtle
- Gyro Slicer 2000
- Jade Samurai Helmet
- Golden Lion Statue
- The Ninja Cookbook
- Lucky Neko
- Raccoon Daruma
- Dragon Claw Statue
- Golden Teapot
- Jade Peach
- Samurai Warrior
- Tales of a Samurai Hippo Comic
- The title of this episode is a reference to the 1980 song by The Vapors of the same name.
- The year that this episode takes place, 1603, is likely a reference to the film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, in which the Turtles travel to feudal Japan, 1603, to save April O'Neil.
- This episode, along with 40 Thieves, does not have the final job labeled as "Operation: (Job Title)"
- This is the only episode in Thieves in Time to not feature Carmelita, though she is mentioned by Sly twice.