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"A Will of Stone" (石の意志, Ishi no Ishi) is episode 332 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
The intense battle between Madara and the five Kage continues as Ōnoki attacks Madara with a gigantic rock golem. However, Madara counters with his Wood Release: Advent of a World of Flowering Trees technique, shattering the golem into pieces. Tsunade remembers the technique being her grandfather's and as the technique released its pollen, she instructs the Kage not to inhale. Gaara suspends the Kage and Ōnoki levitates A. Kabuto muses on how people thought no other shinobi is as powerful as Hashirama Senju, just like how people consider the powers of the Sage of the Six Paths a myth. Elsewhere, the Hokage Guard Platoon along with Dodai and Sagan continue to pursue Mū. While the Kage are distracted, Madara unleashes his Susanoo, causing them to fall through the trees. Madara proceeds to set the forest ablaze and not long after, the five Kage are knocked unconscious. Ōnoki, continuously losing his consciousness, remembers of his talk with the First Tsuchikage about the strong will of the Iwa shinobi. Refusing to give up, Ōnoki destroys the forest created by Madara with his Dust Release and as a result, the Kage regained their consciousness. As Madara's body is reforming from the Tsuchikage's attack, to the Kage's horror, the face formed from the DNA of Hashirama Senju appeared on Madara's chest. Meanwhile, Itachi continues his search for Kabuto, as Sasuke detects the former. Sasuke follows him but his brother refused to talk to him. With no choice, Sasuke attempts to catch Itachi with his Susanoo, only for Itachi to counter with his own. The two begin to have a conversation. Meanwhile at the battlefield, Madara decides to take out Tsunade first after realising she was a Senju and also deemed her a weak woman, pathetic compared to the likes of her grandfather. Tsunade stated that she inherited something more than power from her grandfather — the Will of Fire — something that Madara should not take so lightly.
- When Itachi spoke with Sasuke, Itachi's left sclerae mistakenly appeared normal in one scene instead of black sclerae.
|Role||Seiyū||English Voice Actor|
|Sasuke Uchiha||Noriaki Sugiyama||杉山 紀彰||Sugiyama Noriaki||Yuri Lowenthal|
|Itachi Uchiha||Hideo Ishikawa||石川 英郎||Ishikawa Hideo||Crispin Freeman|
|Madara Uchiha||Naoya Uchida||内田 直哉||Uchida Naoya||Neil Kaplan|
|Kabuto Yakushi||Nobutoshi Kanna||神奈 延年||Kanna Nobutoshi||Henry Dittman|
|Fifth Hokage: Tsunade||Masako Katsuki||勝生 真沙子||Katsuki Masako||Debi Mae West|
|Fifth Kazekage: Gaara||Akira Ishida||石田 彰||Ishida Akira||Liam O'Brien|
|Fourth Raikage: A||Hideaki Tezuka||手塚 秀彰||Tezuka Hideaki||Beau Billingslea|
|Fifth Mizukage: Mei Terumī||Yurika Hino||日野 由利加||Hino Yurika||Mary Elizabeth McGlynn|
|Third Tsuchikage: Ōnoki||Tomomichi Nishimura||西村 知道||Nishimura Tomomichi||Steve Blum|
|Genma Shiranui||Hiroaki Hirata||平田 広明||Hirata Hiroaki||Johnny Yong Bosch|
|First Tsuchikage||Toru Nakane||中根 徹||Nakane Tōru||Patrick Seitz|
|Ōnoki (boy/adolescent)||Taira Kikumoto||菊本 平||Kikumoto Taira||Steve Blum|