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This is the article on the episode. For the chapter, head to Golden Bonds.

"Golden Bonds" (金色の絆, Konjiki no Kizuna) is episode 270 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Summary

With the situation becoming dire on Darui's battlefield, headquarters decides to send him the Kohaku no Jōhei in order for him to seal the rampaging Kinkaku. Shikaku, through Inoichi's telepathy alerts Darui to their plan, telling him to hold out until the Ino–Shika–Chō trio could arrive. Wondering how they would be able to send the pot in time, A allays Tsunade's worries noting that his secretary Mabui's abilities would come in handy here. Using her Heavenly Transfer Technique, Mabui transports the pot to Darui who then faces Kinkaku head on in order to protect the pot until reinforcements could arrive. Joined by some of his division's remaining members, they lay a counter-attack which is able to hold off Kinkaku until Ino, Shikamaru, and Chōji arrives. Calling out to his squad members, they launch an explosive attack which masks Chōji's attack. The young man is easily thrown however, but buys enough time for Shikamaru to bind Kinkaku. Declaring that this was trivial, Kinkaku easily breaks Shikamaru's technique and moves to attack him with his tail. This attack is stopped, however, within a split-hair of Shikamaru's face by Ino, who had transferred her consciousness into Kinkaku. Opening the pot and calling out Kinkaku's name, Ino responds and Kinkaku is absorbed. Wondering how it was that he and his brother could have been defeated by such third-rate shinobi, Darui explains that when you amass enough copper pieces, they'll eventually be worth more than gold and silver. Regrouping and moving on to the next battle, the trio is confronted by Kakuzu who looms over them as he tells them that even though they had captured his side's gold and silver pieces, Akatsuki also had gold and silver pieces of the Alliance as he shows them Dan Katō and later, much more to their shock, their former sensei: Asuma Sarutobi.

Trivia

  • In the anime, Kakuzu is shown strangling three Iwa shinobi. In the manga, he is shown strangling an Iwa shinobi, a Kiri shinobi and a Konoha shinobi.
  • In the dub, due to a translation error, A said several shinobi tried imitating Kinkaku and Ginkaku's eating Kurama's flesh by eating Gyūki's tentacles and all died as a result. In the manga and Japanese dub, A said only one shinobi tried this method and died.

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Killer BHisao Egawa江川 央生Egawa HisaoCatero Colbert
Shikamaru NaraShotaro Morikubo森久保 祥太郎Morikubo ShōtarōTom Gibis
Chōji AkimichiKentaro Ito伊藤 健太郎Itō KentarōRobbie Rist
Ino YamanakaRyoka Yuzuki柚木 涼香Yuzuki RyōkaColleen O'Shaughnessey
TentenYukari Tamura田村 ゆかりTamura YukariDanielle Judovits
Fifth Hokage: TsunadeMasako Katsuki勝生 真沙子Katsuki MasakoDebi Mae West
Fourth Raikage: AHideaki Tezuka手塚 秀彰Tezuka HideakiBeau Billingslea
Shikaku NaraHiroshi Yanaka家中 宏Yanaka HiroshiJonathan Fahn
Chōza AkimichiNobuaki Fukuda福田 信昭Fukuda NobuakiMichael Sorich
Inoichi YamanakaDaiki Nakamura中村 大樹Nakamura DaikiKyle Hebert
DaruiRyota Takeuchi竹内 良太Takeuchi RyōtaCatero Colbert
KitsuchiMasafumi Kimura木村 雅史Kimura MasafumiPatrick Seitz
MabuiMisaki Sekiyama関山 美沙紀Sekiyama MisakiDorothy Elias-Fahn
ZetsuNobuo Tobita飛田 展男Tobita NobuoTravis Willingham
KinkakuTakaya Kuroda黒田 崇矢Kuroda TakayaJohn Eric Bentley
GinkakuFumiya Yazaki矢崎 文也Yazaki FumiyaKeith Silverstein
ShinobiRyuichi Kijima
Shinobu Matsumoto
Taira Kikumoto
木島 隆一
松本 忍
菊本 平
Kijima Ryūichi
Matsumoto Shinobu
Kikumoto Taira
Henry Dittman
J.B. Blanc
Jamieson Price
Paul St. Peter