"Close Friend…!!" (親しき友に…!!, Shitashiki Tomo ni…!!, Viz: For a Friend…!!) is chapter 226 of the original Naruto manga.


Naruto tries to find the logic in killing one's closest friend. Sasuke attacks him, pointing out that nobody will interrupt their fight this time. Sasuke prepares his Chidori to kill Naruto. Naruto, intending to drag Sasuke back to Konoha, prepares his Rasengan. Their attacks collide with each other.