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"A New Three-Way Deadlock" (新たなる三竦み, Aratanaru Sansukumi, Viz: The New Three) is chapter 634 of the original Naruto manga.
After Sasuke, Naruto, and Sakura summon Aoda, Gamakichi, and Katsuyu respectively, Naruto is surprised that Gamabunta didn't appear. Gamakichi states that his father was busy, and Naruto exclaims about Gamakichi's growth spurt. He then instructs Gamakichi to attack the original Ten-Tails. Meanwhile, Sasuke instructs Aoda to go straight ahead, while he would attack the original himself. Sakura tells Katsuyu to split into several parts to heal the Shinobi Alliance. Minato acknowledges the trio, stating that this is the new three-way deadlock summoning leading Hiruzen to remember his students and acknowledge that it was truly the dawning of a new era. Gamakichi leaps high into the air, using his tantō to destroy the attacks of the guards as Sasuke, riding atop Aoda, cuts through the beast's clone minions. Naruto then directs a Wind Release: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken towards the Ten-Tails, while Sasuke brings out his Susanoo to fire Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi towards the Rasenshuriken. All of the Rookie Nine cheer them on, including a happy Sakura, who sheds a tear. Naruto remembers what he had said some time ago to Yamato that only wind was able to make fire stronger. The Rasenshuriken merges with the flaming arrow, forming a swirling mass of black flames which struck upon the Ten-Tails. As they watched the Ten-Tails burn, Sai questioned Jūgo about Sasuke's true motives while Sakura looked on solemnly. Elsewhere, Orochimaru, Suigetsu, and Karin arrive at their destination, with the Sannin commenting on Tsunade's bad condition.