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"A Father's Hope, A Mother's Love" (父の想い, 母の愛, Chichi no Omoi, Haha no Ai) is episode 297 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Summary

As the opposing sides converse, the Fourth Kazekage is shocked to learn that Gaara was no longer the host of the One-Tail, and even more so that he had friends and had become the Kazekage. Intent on testing his son's mettle, the two begin battling while Ōnoki signalled the troops to move in before confronting . As the battle waged on, the Fourth Kazekage is shocked to find himself trapped in Gaara's attack alongside the Second Mizukage and the Third Raikage. Seeing the sand manifest in the form of his late wife after protecting Gaara from one of his attacks, the former Kazekage realises that Karura had been protecting Gaara his whole life. Remorsefully, the Fourth tells his son the truth of his mother's love for him and apologised that all he had done for Gaara was rob him of happiness, now realising that he had actually been unable to judge the true value of things in the end. Shocked to hear the truth of his mother's love for him and that Yashamaru had been forced to lie to Gaara, the young Kazekage breaks down crying before telling his father that while his mother was truly amazing, it was his father who had finally given him medicine to heal his wounded heart. With Gaara forgiving him for his past mistakes, the Fourth smiles on as he is sealed away by his son, entrusting the village and the future to his son.

Trivia

  • When Gaara remembered how Shukaku was taken from him, Pain's Rinnegan eyes were depicted as in the manga, without the darker purple inner circle.

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Fifth Kazekage: GaaraAkira Ishida石田 彰Ishida AkiraLiam O'Brien
TemariRomi Park朴 璐美Paku RomiTara Platt
Third Tsuchikage: ŌnokiTomomichi Nishimura西村 知道Nishimura TomomichiSteve Blum
Fourth KazekageMasahiko Tanaka田中 正彦Tanaka MasahikoCrispin Freeman
YashamaruSoichiro Hoshi保志 総一朗Hoshi SōichirōBrian Beacock
ChiyoIkuko Tani谷 育子Tani IkukoBarbara Goodson
KaruraYukari Oribe織部 ゆかりOribe YukariTara Platt
PainKenyu Horiuchi堀内 賢雄Horiuchi Ken'yūTroy Baker
Second MizukageHideyuki Umezu梅津 秀行Umezu HideyukiJamieson Price
Second Tsuchikage: MūOsamu Mukai向井 修Mukai OsamuJB Blanc
Third RaikageNaoki Tamanoi玉野井 直樹Tamanoi NaokiBeau Billingslea
Medical ninjaRyuichi Kijima木島 隆一Kijima Ryūichi
Suna shinobiShinobu Matsumoto
Taira Kikumoto
松本 忍
菊本 平
Matsumoto Shinobu
Kikumoto Taira
Tom Gibis
Kyle Hebert
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