"Lingering Snow" (名残雪, Nagoriyuki) is episode 315 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Discovering that there are four Yota in different battlefields, and recognising Yota's whistling as the one he had taught him, Naruto informs the others that the Yota they're fighting are in fact, disguised White Zetsu, freeing them from the guilt of attacking Yota, which resulted in the Zetsu being defeated. Remembering the past, he recalled Yota being held by the Anbu for questioning, the Anbu sensing something wrong with Yota. Naruto acts as a decoy for Shikamaru, Kiba, Akamaru, Ino, Chōji and Sakura to sneak in. Shikamaru manages to temporarily paralyse the Anbu, but they soon get the upper hand. About to attack Naruto, Yota acts out and strikes the Anbu with his lightning. Naruto and the others then try to get Yota across a river so he can get away, but they all get separated by the strong currents. Yota saves Naruto, but begins drowning. They try to talk to Yota, but he erases their memories of him and their time together. During the war, Yota reveals that he was already dead when they first met, having been one of the earliest subjects of the Impure World Reincarnation when Orochimaru began testing it. Yota tells them about how his clan travelled around selling weather, which they could control, and how despite being particularly good at it, Yota's body was frail, leading to an early death. Afterwards, Yota covers himself in snow, and causes lightning to strike him, leaving Naruto and the others shocked.
- When Kiba was talking to Yota in Naruto's head, his face markings are gone.
|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|
|Yota||ヨタ||Yota||Mika Kanai||かないみか||Kanai Mika|
|Shikamaru Nara||奈良シカマル||Nara Shikamaru||Shōtarō Morikubo||森久保祥太郎||Morikubo Shōtarō|
|Chōji Akimichi||秋道チョウジ||Akimichi Chōji||Kentarō Itō||伊藤健太郎||Itō Kentarō|
|Ino Yamanaka||山中いの||Yamanaka Ino||Ryōka Yuzuki||柚木 涼香||Yuzuki Ryōka|
|Kiba Inuzuka||犬塚キバ||Inuzuka Kiba||Kōsuke Toriumi||鳥海 浩輔||Toriumi Kōsuke|
|Third Hokage: Hiruzen Sarutobi||三代目火影・猿飛ヒルゼン||Sandaime Hokage: Sarutobi Hiruzen||Hidekatsu Shibata||柴田 秀勝||Shibata Hidekatsu|
|Kabuto Yakushi||薬師カブト||Yakushi Kabuto||Nobutoshi Canna||神奈 延年||Kanna Nobutoshi|
|Konoha's Anbu||木ノ葉の暗部||Konoha no Anbu||Taira Kikumoto||菊本 平||Kikumoto Taira|
|Kōsuke Gotō||後藤 光祐||Gotō Kōsuke|
|Shinobu Matsumoto||松本 忍||Matsumoto Shinobu|