"Akatsuki's Invasion" (“暁”侵攻, Akatsuki Shinkō) is episode 73 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Zetsu arrives to take Yugito Nii away, as Hidan and Kakuzu head off for their next assignment. Meanwhile, Naruto proceeds to the next step of his training, the cutting of a waterfall. Hidan and Kakuzu reach the Fire Temple and manage to break in. Once inside, they fight Chiriku, the head monk, so that Kakuzu would be able to attain the bounty on his head. Chiriku puts up a strong fight, but is ultimately defeated and killed. Afterwards, Hidan and Kakuzu move out to claim their bounty and thereafter target their next jinchūriki.
|Naruto Uzumaki||うずまきナルト||Uzumaki Naruto||Junko Takeuchi||竹内順子||Takeuchi Junko|
|Sakura Haruno||春野サクラ||Haruno Sakura||Chie Nakamura||中村千絵||Nakamura Chie|
|Kakashi Hatake||はたけカカシ||Hatake Kakashi||Kazuhiko Inoue||井上和彦||Inoue Kazuhiko|
|Yamato||ヤマト||Yamato||Rikiya Koyama||小山力也||Koyama Rikiya|
|Fifth Hokage: Tsunade||五代目火影・綱手||Godaime Hokage: Tsunade||Masako Katsuki||勝生真沙子||Katsuki Masako|
|Shizune||シズネ||Shizune||Keiko Nemoto||根本圭子||Nemoto Keiko|
|Hidan||飛段||Hidan||Masaki Terasoma||てらそままさき||Terasoma Masaki|
|Kakuzu||角都||Kakuzu||Takaya Hashi||土師孝也||Hashi Takaya|
|Zetsu||ゼツ||Zetsu||Nobuo Tobita||飛田展男||Tobita Nobuo|
|Chiriku||地陸||Chiriku||Akio Ōtsuka||大塚明夫||Ōtsuka Akio|
|Fire Temple monks||火の寺の僧||Hi no Tera no sō||Kōji Fujiyoshi||藤吉浩二||Fujiyoshi Kōji|
|Ken'ichirō Matsuda||松田健一郎||Matsuda Ken'ichirō|
|Kazuyuki Okitsu||興津和幸||Okitsu Kazuyuki|