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"Kakashi Hatake, the Hokage" (火影はたけカカシ, Hokage Hatake Kakashi) is episode 219 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Synopsis

As the stone carver begins to sculpt Danzō's face onto the Hokage Rock, he is notified by his assistant that Danzō has died. Meanwhile, Kakashi takes Karin to the Konohagakure Intelligence Division to be questioned. Naruto gathers the Konoha 11 and tells them his decision to fight Sasuke alone, much to their frustration. He refuses to explain why, simply asking them to trust him.

Homura and Koharu, the village elders, agree with Suna's recommendation that Kakashi become their next Hokage. Kakashi wanders around Konoha thinking about his future as Hokage and looks at Minato's face on the monument. Just then, Might Guy appears and challenges him to race. Kakashi ultimately wins the race, albeit very closely, and Guy congratulates him on becoming Hokage, claiming that from now on Kakashi would be too busy for their challenges. However, Kakashi tells him that they will always be "eternal rivals" and that he is happy he is there and would need Guy's help running the village, leaving Guy in tears.

Later, the members of the Land of Fire, including the Fire Daimyō, as well as the Konoha Council, hold a meeting to officially appoint Kakashi as the next Hokage. The daimyō is unsure about whether to appoint Kakashi as the sixth or the seventh Hokage, as he had appointed Danzō as the sixth earlier, although Danzō did not formally take office. Koharu protests that Danzō should still be recognised as the sixth, while Homura shakes his head. In the end, the daimyō makes his decision, only for Guy to burst into the room and inform them that Tsunade has awoken from her coma. The elders decide to have Tsunade resume her role as Hokage in order to present a stabilised front, relieving Kakashi. As the stone carver begins to carve Kakashi's face, he is once again stopped and informed that Tsunade will remain the Hokage, much to his frustration.

Trivia

  • In the previous episodes, Karin's clothes were torn and bloody on her back. In this episode, her clothes are clean.
  • In the manga, the ninja who interrupted Kakashi's meeting with the feudal lord was not Guy, it was an unknown character not seemingly of great importance to the plot.

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Sakura HarunoChie Nakamura中村 千絵Nakamura ChieKate Higgins
Kakashi HatakeKazuhiko Inoue井上 和彦Inoue KazuhikoDave Wittenberg
ShizuneKeiko Nemoto根本 圭子Nemoto KeikoMegan Hollingshead
KarinKanako Tojo東條 加那子Tōjō KanakoAli Hillis
Fifth Hokage: TsunadeMasako Katsuki勝生 真沙子Katsuki MasakoDebi Mae West
Might GuyMasashi Ebara江原 正士Ebara MasashiSkip Stellrecht
Shikamaru NaraShotaro Morikubo森久保 祥太郎Morikubo ShōtarōTom Gibis
Chōji AkimichiKentaro Ito伊藤 健太郎Itō KentarōRobbie Rist
Kiba InuzukaKosuke Toriumi鳥海 浩輔Toriumi KōsukeKyle Hebert
Shino AburameShinji Kawada川田 紳司Kawada ShinjiDerek Stephen Prince
Rock LeeYoichi Masukawa増川 洋一Masukawa YōichiBrian Donovan
Neji HyūgaKoichi Tochika遠近 孝一Tōchika KōichiSteve Staley
TentenYukari Tamura田村 ゆかりTamura YukariDanielle Judovits
Shikaku NaraHiroshi Yanaka家中 宏Yanaka HiroshiJonathan Fahn
Ibiki MorinoTaiten Kusunoki楠 大典Kusunoki TaitenDan Woren
Homura MitokadoHikaru Miyata宮田 光Miyata HikaruBeau Billingslea
Koharu UtataneJunko Midori翠 準子Midori JunkoMary Elizabeth McGlynn
Fire DaimyōYoshiyuki Kaneko金子 由之Kaneko YoshiyukiGrant George
MasterNaomi Kusumi楠見 尚己Kusumi Naomi
ApprenticeMitsuhiro Ichiki市来 光弘Ichiki Mitsuhiro
DoctorRyuichi Kijima木島 隆一Kijima Ryūichi
Close associateTaira Kikumoto菊本 平Kikumoto Taira