The New Three-Way Deadlock


The New Three-Way Deadlock” (新たなる三竦み, Aratanaru Sansukumi) is episode 374 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Summary

To solve the main problems of the battle that Sai mentioned earlier: the need to get past the Ten-Tails’ defence and heal the wounded on the front lines — Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura summon Gamakichi, Aoda, and Katsuyu as solutions respectively. Hiruzen remarks how the new trio remind him of the previous three-way deadlock. Naruto remarks his summoning’s growth in body and attitude before the latter jumps high into the air over the beasts’ guards and fends off attacks while Sakura uses her summoning to heal the wounded shinobi as an observing Shizune silently praises the former’s power.

Meanwhile, Sasuke easily slips and cuts through all guards and defence with the aid of his summoning and Susanoo. Once he has a clear view of the Ten-Tails, he aims his Amaterasu bow and arrow at the same time Naruto readies his giant Rasenshuriken from above. Naruto recalls to the time of his Rasenshuriken training during which he stated to Yamato that he and Sasuke are compatible not because his wind beats the latter’s lightning, but because his wind can power up the former’s fire. As a result of the wind powering the flames, a spiralling mass of black flames is created and hits the beast as a slightly tearful Sakura and their classmates cheer them on.

Trivia

  • A small inconsistency occurs in the episode. In episode 35, Jiraiya stated he nearly faced death twice and stated both times. Yet, in the flashback within this episode proved otherwise as Orochimaru nearly slays an injured Jiraiya.
  • In one scene, the inner design Sasuke’s Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan from Itachi was shown as red with a black outline, rather than be black entirely.

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
Sasuke Uchiha Noriaki Sugiyama 杉山 紀彰 Sugiyama Noriaki Yuri Lowenthal
Jiraiya Hochu Otsuka 大塚 芳忠 Ōtsuka Hōchū David Lodge
Tsunade Masako Katsuki 勝生 真沙子 Katsuki Masako Debi Mae West
Orochimaru Kujira くじら Kujira Steve Blum
Gamakichi Yoji Ueda 上田 燿司 Ueda Yōji Dave Wittenberg
Katsuyu Mamiko Noto 能登 麻美子 Noto Mamiko Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Aoda Kosuke Goto 後藤 光祐 Gotō Kōsuke Patrick Seitz
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
Kiba Inuzuka Kosuke Toriumi 鳥海 浩輔 Toriumi Kōsuke Kyle Hebert
Hinata Hyūga Nana Mizuki 水樹 奈々 Mizuki Nana Stephanie Sheh
Shino Aburame Shinji Kawada 川田 紳司 Kawada Shinji Derek Stephen Prince
Sai Satoshi Hino 日野 聡 Hino Satoshi Benjamin Diskin
Shizune Keiko Nemoto 根本 圭子 Nemoto Keiko Megan Hollingshead
Tobirama Senju Kenyu Horiuchi 堀内 賢雄 Horiuchi Ken’yū Jamieson Price
Hiruzen Sarutobi Hidekatsu Shibata 柴田 秀勝 Shibata Hidekatsu Steve Kramer
Minato Namikaze Toshiyuki Morikawa 森川 智之 Morikawa Toshiyuki Tony Oliver
Suigetsu Takashi Kondo 近藤 隆 Kondō Takashi Grant George
Jūgo Shuhei Sakaguchi 阪口 周平 Sakaguchi Shūhei Travis Willingham
Karin Kanako Tojo 東條 加那子 Tōjō Kanako Ali Hillis
Allied Shinobi Ryuichi Kijima 木島 隆一 Kijima Ryūichi Jamieson Price

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