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This is the article on the episode. For other uses, see Will of Stone (disambiguation).

"A Will of Stone" (石の意志, Ishi no Ishi) is episode 332 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Summary

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 . 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.

Trivia

  • When Itachi spoke with Sasuke, Itachi's left sclerae mistakenly appeared normal in one scene instead of black sclerae.

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Sasuke UchihaNoriaki Sugiyama杉山 紀彰Sugiyama NoriakiYuri Lowenthal
Itachi UchihaHideo Ishikawa石川 英郎Ishikawa HideoCrispin Freeman
Madara UchihaNaoya Uchida内田 直哉Uchida NaoyaNeil Kaplan
Kabuto YakushiNobutoshi Kanna神奈 延年Kanna NobutoshiHenry Dittman
Fifth Hokage: TsunadeMasako Katsuki勝生 真沙子Katsuki MasakoDebi Mae West
Fifth Kazekage: GaaraAkira Ishida石田 彰Ishida AkiraLiam O'Brien
Fourth Raikage: AHideaki Tezuka手塚 秀彰Tezuka HideakiBeau Billingslea
Fifth Mizukage: Mei TerumīYurika Hino日野 由利加Hino YurikaMary Elizabeth McGlynn
Third Tsuchikage: ŌnokiTomomichi Nishimura西村 知道Nishimura TomomichiSteve Blum
Genma ShiranuiHiroaki Hirata平田 広明Hirata HiroakiJohnny Yong Bosch
First TsuchikageToru Nakane中根 徹Nakane TōruPatrick Seitz
Ōnoki (child/young)Taira Kikumoto菊本 平Kikumoto TairaSteve Blum