The Directive to Take the Nine-Tails


The Directive to Take the Nine-Tails” (九尾強奪指令, Kyūbi Gōdatsu Shirei) is episode 376 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Summary

Somewhere in an underground lair, Orochimaru’s experiment is brought to life by a struck of lightning. However, Orochimaru’s plan backfires as the experiment attacks him and begins to destroy the building, forcing him and Kabuto to evacuate. The next day, Itachi and Kisame find the broken experiment in the destroyed building and brings it back to their leader, Pain. In a secret Akatsuki hideout, Pain uses the King of Hell to repair it, as well as add new modifications to it. The Akatsuki leader then instructs Itachi to capture the Nine-Tails with the newly repaired experiment, now hooded by a cloak, joining him in his mission. Itachi soon arrives near Konohagakure and orders it to capture Naruto.

It begins its search for Naruto, attacking several villagers and defeats Team Guy in the process. Naruto himself shows up to stop it so that he can get back to training. Naruto attacks the experiment with his multitude of clones, but it easily repels the assault. Naruto manages to land a hit on its cloak, tearing it apart, and is revealed to be a mechanical replica of himself known as Mecha-Naruto. Mecha-Naruto begins siphoning Naruto’s Nine Tails chakra, causing him to lose his strength. Kakashi and Yamato arrive with Kakashi distracting Mecha-Naruto with his Lightning Cutter, giving Yamato the opportunity to save Naruto. The trio manage to escape using a secret tunnel and Mecha-Naruto begins to destroy the village in an effort to find Naruto. In the Hokage’s office, Tsunade devises a plan to lure Mecha-Naruto away from the village: Naruto rides away from the village in a palanquin with Yamato while Chōji, Kiba, Neji and Shikamaru act as bearers and Kakashi as backup. The plan is put into action and Mecha-Naruto starts pursuing the palanquin. Shino, not wanting to be left behind like last time, arrives to distract Mecha-Naruto, but is defeated. The group decides to escape into the forest, with Shikamaru switching places with Kakashi so that he can try to defeat Mecha-Naruto. However, Shikamaru is defeated after being smashed into the ground by Mecha-Naruto. Tsunade then orders Shizune to request assistance from Sunagakure.

Trivia

  • In the Akatsuki hideout, Deva Path is shown using the King of Hell instead of the Naraka Path.
  • In one scene, while carrying the palanquin, Chōji appears to have red hair.

Credits

Role Seiyū English Voice Actor
English Japanese Rōmaji
Naruto Uzumaki Junko Takeuchi 竹内 順子 Takeuchi Junko Maile Flanagan
Sakura Haruno Chie Nakamura 中村 千絵 Nakamura Chie Kate Higgins
Sai Satoshi Hino 日野 聡 Hino Satoshi Benjamin Diskin
Kakashi Hatake Kazuhiko Inoue 井上 和彦 Inoue Kazuhiko Dave Wittenberg
Yamato Rikiya Koyama 小山 力也 Koyama Rikiya Matthew Mercer
Shikamaru Nara Shotaro Morikubo 森久保 祥太郎 Morikubo Shōtarō Tom Gibis
Chōji Akimichi Kentaro Ito 伊藤 健太郎 Itō Kentarō Robbie Rist
Ino Yamanaka Ryoka Yuzuki 柚木 涼香 Yuzuki Ryōka Colleen O’Shaughnessey
Neji Hyūga Koichi Tochika 遠近 孝一 Tōchika Kōichi Steve Staley
Hinata Hyūga Nana Mizuki 水樹 奈々 Mizuki Nana Stephanie Sheh
Kiba Inuzuka Kosuke Toriumi 鳥海 浩輔 Toriumi Kōsuke Kyle Hebert
Shino Aburame Shinji Kawada 川田 紳司 Kawada Shinji Derek Stephen Prince
Tenten Yukari Tamura 田村 ゆかり Tamura Yukari Danielle Judovits
Rock Lee Yoichi Masukawa 増川 洋一 Masukawa Yōichi Brian Donovan
Fifth Hokage: Tsunade Masako Katsuki 勝生 真沙子 Katsuki Masako Debi Mae West
Sasuke Uchiha Noriaki Sugiyama 杉山 紀彰 Sugiyama Noriaki Yuri Lowenthal
Orochimaru Kujira くじら Kujira Steve Blum
Kabuto Yakushi Nobutoshi Kanna 神奈 延年 Kanna Nobutoshi Henry Dittman
Itachi Uchiha Hideo Ishikawa 石川 英郎 Ishikawa Hideo Crispin Freeman
Pain Kenyu Horiuchi 堀内 賢雄 Horiuchi Ken’yū Matthew Mercer
Konohamaru Ikue Otani 大谷 育江 Ōtani Ikue Colleen O’Shaughnessey

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