Team Asuma, Reunited! Saikai, Asuma han! (再会、アスマ班!) (大戦、開戦!)
The resurrected Second Tsuchikage of Iwagakure resurrects the Third Raikage, and the Fourth Kazekage. At the alliance headquarters, Shikaku proposes a strategy to the Fourth Raikage but black Zetsu appears eager to capture the leader of the allied forces. Meanwhile, his other half has to battle the first division: Choza, Atsui, Hiashi, Samui and Tenten. Meanwhile Darui, Samui, and Atsui battle the fearsome Gold and Silver Brothers whose horrifying powers manage to 'cut' Darui's soul cut, curse it and then record it by the Benihisago. The gourd has the power to recognize a person's 'soul word' and then use it to seal them, meaning that if one is captured by it when he says the word he has said the most during his life, he will be sealed away; if he just stays silent for too long he will get sealed anyway. Darui though, while being sealed away realizes that one's word can change even during the last second of his life. Elsewhere, Shikamaru, Chōji, and Ino are confronted by Kakuzu. Kakuzu points out that Dan Katō and Asuma Sarutobi are among the battle. Knowing they are the only ones that can defeat him, Team 10 agrees to fight their former teacher, but how can you kill one you have loved dearly? Only by doing your best! Their formation is perfect and Asuma thanks them as he is being sealed forever. At the same time two old rivals reunite for another battle: Mifune Vs the legendary poison-man Hanzo; who will win this time? Naruto and Killer B take a break from training, and Naruto notices that he is not the only shinobi who possesses the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox's power. Naruto gets suspicious and runs out to find a group of Konohagakure ninja barring his way.