"Mifune vs. Hanzō" (ミフネVS半蔵, Mifune vs Hanzō) is episode 272 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


As the Surprise Attack Division attempt to retreat to the rendezvous point, they are chased by reinforcements of the Akatsuki's own Surprise Attack and Diversion Platoon. Amongst their members are Hanzō of the Salamander who summons his salamander and orders it to attack. The salamander then unleashes a cloud of poison from its mouth that renders the division paralysed. However, Mifune and his division soon arrives and deflects the would-be devastating blow. Conversing about the past and the paths they had chosen to walk, as the two traded blows, Hanzō commands his salamander to come from underground where he had told it to hide. Swallowing Mifune whole, the shinobi prematurely claims victory before the head of his summon is cleaved open and Mifune re-emerges. Moving in for a final blow, Mifune is able to break Hanzō's sickle and respirator. Finally remembering his encounter with Mifune in life, Hanzō moves towards his broken kusarigama and using the blade commits seppuku telling Mifune that he entrusts him with his conviction. This act cuts the poisonous sac that had been placed in Hanzō's body when he was a child, and causes the poison to leak out and evaporate. Shocking Kabuto Yakushi, Hanzō's body ceases to respond to his orders and the legendary shinobi is soon bound and sealed.


RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
MifuneKatsumi Cho長 克巳Chō KatsumiKirk Thornton
Hanzō of the SalamanderIkuya Sawaki沢木 郁也Sawaki IkuyaRichard Epcar
Shikaku NaraHiroshi Yanaka家中 宏Yanaka HiroshiJonathan Fahn
KankurōYasuyuki Kase加瀬 康之Kase YasuyukiDoug Erholtz
OkisukeHidenori Takahashi高橋 英則Takahashi HidenoriKyle Hebert
HohetoRyuichi Kijima木島 隆一Kijima RyūichiOrion Acaba
TangoTaira Kikumoto菊本 平Kikumoto TairaSpike Spencer
SamuraiManabu Sakamaki
Kengo Kawanishi
Shinobu Matsumoto
坂巻 学
河西 健吾
松本 忍
Sakamaki Manabu
Kawanishi Kengo
Matsumoto Shinobu
Henry Dittman
Benjamin Diskin
Kirk Thornton
Kabuto YakushiNobutoshi Kanna神奈 延年Kanna NobutoshiHenry Dittman
ChiyoIkuko Tani谷 育子Tani IkukoBarbara Goodson
Chūkichi of the MistMinoru Hirota広田 みのるHirota MinoruKyle Hebert
DeidaraKatsuhiko Kawamoto川本 克彦Kawamoto KatsuhikoRoger Craig Smith
KimimaroToshiyuki Morikawa森川 智之Morikawa ToshiyukiKeith Silverstein
Yahiko (Pain)Kenyu Horiuchi堀内 賢雄Horiuchi Ken'yūTroy Baker
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