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|(うずまきナルト!!, Uzumaki Naruto!!)|
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|Japanese||February 4, 2015 (ISBN 978-4-08-880220-6)|
|English||October 6, 2015 (ISBN 978-1-42-158284-9)|
Naruto Uzumaki!! (うずまきナルト!!, Uzumaki Naruto!!) is volume 72 of the Naruto manga.
- "Congratulations" (おめでとう, Omedetō)
Team 7 is congratulated by Hagoromo while the first Kage take the time to marvel on the state of the world. The Sage commends Kakashi for leading the team in sealing away Kaguya though he denies his role, giving credit to his students, but Hagoromo still applauds his role as a mentor, and as a friend to Obito. Within Kakashi's mind, Obito's soul returns to the Pure Land to be with Rin, two men part ways once more and the Sharingan fades from Kakashi's eyes. Sensing some life left in Madara, Sasuke starts towards him but is stopped by Hagoromo who tells him that the Uchiha was not long for this world, as the tailed beasts had been extracted from him, allowing Hashirama to make his way to his old friend once more. The two discuss their individual dreams and ideologies, with Madara stating that his died out while Hashirama's lives on; Hashirama counters by saying that seeing their own dreams fulfilled is less important than creating a successful next generation. He offers Madara a chance to be comrades once more, but Madara dies before being able to finish his response. The Sage of Six Paths begins releasing all of the Kage back to the Pure Land, so Naruto rushes off to have a last conversation with his father. Minato wishes his son a happy seventeenth birthday, and Naruto asks his father to tell Kushina that he is doing his best to follow the teachings she left him. As his reincarnated body crumbles, Minato promises to pass the message on.
- "Revolution" (革命, Kakumei)
The previous Hokage all bid farewell to those around them entrusting the shinobi world to those before them. As the tailed beasts all decide what they would do next, Hagoromo informs them that since a small part of each of their chakra is now inside Naruto, they can communicate with each other, with him serving as a "meeting ground" of sorts, and asks Kurama to watch over it. Hagoromo then asks both Naruto and Sasuke if their answers to him have changed since their battle with his mother, Naruto explains that his mother was truly a good person and comparing her to Kaguya, he felt as if she never had a heart to begin with. Hagoromo says that Kaguya was once beloved by the people, revered as a benevolent goddess, it was only until she ate the God Tree's Chakra Fruit she had changed, but he reassures Naruto, despite having all the tailed beasts' chakra inside of him, he would not turn out the same way she did. Moving to the next topic at hand, Hagoromo says that now is the time to end the Infinite Tsukuyomi, he explains that by combining Naruto's tailed beast chakra and Sasuke's Rinnegan, they can end the genjutsu. But just before they do, Sasuke proclaims that he would kill the five Kage before they release it, surprising the entire group. Before Kakashi could question him further, Sasuke immediately places all of the tailed beasts under his control, freezing them in place. As Hagoromo explains that he is disappearing soon, Naruto tells him that they both are not like their ancestors and won't turn out like them, either. Sasuke soon explains that he plans to dismantle and reform the shinobi world by bringing about a revolution. After this, he uses Chibaku Tensei to imprison each of the tailed beasts. As soon as watching over this, Naruto ensures Kurama that he will get them out, then jumps in front of Sasuke and states that the two brothers' long-lasting feud would finally end.
- "Here Again" (ここでまた, Koko de mata)
Naruto beseeches Sasuke to release the tailed beasts who had only just acquired their freedom. Despite assuring him that they would no longer be used as tools of war, Sasuke callously notes that after he uses them to end the Infinite Tsukuyomi, he plans to eliminate all traces of the tailed beasts, which included Naruto who now hosted portions of their chakra. Kakashi tries to go after Sasuke as he departs, but is still suffering the effects of using the Sharingan. A tearful Sakura tries one last time to persuade Sasuke into coming back to the village, but she is then silenced by genjutsu. As Kakashi's words fall on deaf ears once more, Naruto tells Kakashi of the promise he made long ago to Sakura before leaving in pursuit. Hagoromo, staying behind with Kakashi and the unconscious Sakura, tells Kakashi about his sons Indra and Asura Ōtsutsuki, and how he regretted his actions in unintentionally causing the ill-fated events of today. Meanwhile, Naruto and Sasuke arrive at the Valley of the End. Naruto tells Sasuke that he will never be the Hokage; reiterating what Itachi told him before. Sasuke retorts that he already knows that, but states that because he wishes to ignite a revolution, his version of the Hokage will be different from Naruto's view. With that Sasuke declares that he will teach him his meaning on what a "Hokage" is.
- "Naruto and Sasuke 1" (ナルトとサスケ①, Naruto to Sasuke 1)
At the Valley of the End, Sasuke speaks about his notion of a "true Hokage", and talks about Itachi and his past related to Konoha. He tells Naruto that Itachi is "the true Hokage". He then speaks about Itachi's mistake, and the loss of his clan-members, how he wants to shoulder the pain and hatred of shinobi on his own. He then goes on to state that through this method, he would unify the villages, and eradicate the darkness in the world. Despite Naruto telling him that no-one would agree to this, Sasuke replies that it did not matter what they thought of him, as he is the only one with the power to control them. Naruto contemplates how he too had tried to shoulder everything and remembers Itachi's words that if he forgot the people that gave him strength, and took it all on his own, that he would become prideful like Madara. He then voices the fact that Sasuke still did not understand what Itachi really wanted, noting that their fight with Kaguya should have shown him that he couldn't do everything on his own. However, Sasuke rebuffs Naruto's reply and reaffirms his goal of severing the past. With nothing else left to be said, the two exchanged blows once more.
- "Naruto and Sasuke 2" (ナルトとサスケ②, Naruto to Sasuke 2)
Recoiling from the force of their clash, Sasuke quickly launches a fireball at Naruto. As the attack approaches, Naruto reactivates his Six Paths Sage Mode and uses a chakra arm to deflect it. Sasuke then instantly appears behind him and attacks with a Chidori, which knocks Naruto back across the water. Sasuke continues on the offensive and launches three Susanoo arrows, which Naruto neutralises with three Truth-Seeking Balls. Sasuke manifests his Complete Body — Susanoo and charges at Naruto who responds by entering his Kurama avatar. As they struggle, the duo reflect on past memories of similar hardships faced in their youth. Sasuke claims Naruto will die if he continues to fight at his current pace, but Naruto retorts he doesn't want to kill Sasuke. Sasuke charges a Chidori via his Susanoo, while Naruto forms a Tailed Beast Ball mixed with senjutsu to counter. Naruto notes that he will never leave Sasuke alone as their attacks clash, forming a titanic explosion of energy. Inside the blast, Sasuke comments that he truly understands Naruto's actions and has reciprocal respect for them, before rhetorically asking if Naruto feels the same way.
- "Naruto and Sasuke 3" (ナルトとサスケ③, Naruto to Sasuke 3)
Remembering Sasuke's words during their first fight at the Valley of the End about two high class shinobi being able to convey their feelings through their fists, Naruto tries to convince Sasuke to cease fighting, but Sasuke is adamant to kill Naruto. Naruto then questions how Sasuke's revolution will guarantee that the shinobi world does not turn out the same as before to which Sasuke claims he will watch over it eternally as his reincarnations. Sasuke is under the notion that because the threat is gone, the Five Great Shinobi Countries will turn against each other again despite Naruto telling him that the nations had changed. Sasuke summons the satellites he encased each of the tailed beasts in, and begins channelling chakra from each one into his Susanoo. Self-proclaiming to be the strongest person in the world, his Susanoo begins to change into a more humanoid form, while Naruto creates three shadow clones of his Tailed Beast Mode. Sasuke easily deflects the first attack sending one of the clones plummeting to the ground. As Sasuke prepares to charge another arrow, Naruto fuses the two remaining clones into a single, three-headed, six-armed avatar. All the while the clones below gathered natural energy. With both combatants ready to fire, Naruto tells to himself that he always wanted to beat Sasuke in the past, but not the Sasuke that exists now, before he and Sasuke exchange attacks again.
- "Naruto and Sasuke 4" (ナルトとサスケ④, Naruto to Sasuke 4)
The aftermath of Sasuke and Naruto's attacks devastate the landscape around them, and even decapitates the statues of Madara and Hashirama. The shock-waves from their clash are felt even by Kakashi as he watched on. Though both their chakras reserves are severely depleted, the duo continue to fight on, clashing relentlessly with fierce taijutsu, while remembering their time in the Academy practising Traditional Shinobi Sparring. Back on the battlefield, Sakura finally wakes up then immediately inquires about the current situation. The duo's battle soon diminishes to weak exchanges. Kurama is able to mould some chakra and give it to Naruto, but before he can use it, Sasuke absorbs it to use it for his own finishing blow. As he prepares to deliver what he calls his strongest attack, Sasuke declares that he would finally be alone and bids Naruto farewell.
- "Naruto and Sasuke 5" (ナルトとサスケ⑤, Naruto to Sasuke 5)
As Sasuke is about to finish off Naruto with his Chidori, Naruto is able to counter with a punch, sending Sasuke reeling into the mountain side. While Kurama speaks with Naruto, assessing the situation and their next move, Sasuke creates a Chidori enhanced with black flames, and Naruto responds by forming a Rasengan. Both their attacks collide with each other, resulting in the valley almost entirely being destroyed. Entirely out of chakra and pained all over, they both fall to the ground next to each other and converse about their past. The duo pass out at some point, and after regaining consciousness the next morning, Sasuke questions Naruto as to why he never severed bonds with him and remembering his time with Naruto while on Team 7. He also reveals that he was always the one envious of Naruto and says he is much like his older brother. The decisive battle concludes with the Uchiha accepting defeat. As as the two friends seemingly finally reconcile, it is revealed that both their dominant arms were destroyed in their last clash and the blood-loss formed what look like hands holding one another.
- "The Seal of Reconciliation" (和解の印, Wakai no In)
Naruto and Sasuke both lie defeated on what appears to be the statues' hands forming a seal of reconciliation. Meanwhile, Sakura and Kakashi arrive at the Valley of the End to witness Naruto and Sasuke both lying next to each other. Sakura begins to heal both Naruto and Sasuke. Then Sasuke apologises to a teary-eyed Sakura for what he has done to her. As the duo are both rejuvenated, they then release everyone from the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Samui and Atsui are also freed from the Benihisago respectively, thanks to Tenten and Darui. The tailed beasts from Sasuke's Chibaku Tensei are also freed. At Konohagakure, a memorial service is held for Neji. Tsunade has also stepped down at some point, with Kakashi as her successor. For his role in ending the war and the Infinite Tsukuyomi, Kakashi, as Hokage, officially pardons Sasuke for his past crimes. Sasuke then bids farewell to Sakura and leaves Konoha. As Sasuke departs, he meets Naruto who hands him over his forehead protector which he discarded during their battle in the Valley years ago.
- "Naruto Uzumaki!! " (うずまきナルト!!, Uzumaki Naruto!!)
Fifteen years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, the Five Great Shinobi Countries have come to peace. Shino Aburame is now a teacher at the Academy, who is disrespected by his students, particularly Boruto Uzumaki. Hinata is accompanied by her daughter, Himawari, while visiting Neji's grave. Rock Lee is training his son while Tenten is maintaining her own weapons shop. Gaara arrives in Konohagakure for the next Kage Summit and greets his sister, Temari, and her and Shikamaru's son, Shikadai. Kiba is seen talking with Tamaki along with an aged Akamaru. Ino, Sai, Chōji and Karui are waiting for their children to finish their day at the Academy so they can train them to become the next Ino–Shika–Chō. Kurenai's daughter, Mirai, pays her respects to her father before meeting Kakashi and Might Guy, both of whom are reflecting on memories elsewhere. Four of the previous five Kage are having their own meeting at Ōnoki's residence in Iwagakure. Udon and Moegi inform the current Hokage of his son's prank on the Hokage Rock. Naruto arrives to stop his son's hijinks from where the Kage Summit takes place. Both Iruka and Konohamaru note the similarities between the father and son. The daughter of Sakura and Sasuke, Sarada, having watched Boruto's actions throughout the day, noticed a similarity between them surrounding their feelings toward their fathers. Meanwhile, Sasuke continues to travel the world, though still not forgetting his family he has back in Konohagakure. As Naruto arrives in where the current Kage are waiting, they begin their meeting while Kurama, having finally had its halves rejoined, sleeps peacefully in Naruto's subconscious.
|“|| This is the final volume.|
Thank you so very much for your support these past 15 years.
I'd be honoured if, in the future, you could occasionally recall but there once was a character named Naruto.
Well then, please enjoy the conclusion of Naruto.
—Masashi Kishimoto, 2015
- On the cover of the volume, Naruto's right hand can be seen without bandages.