"Red Camellia" (赤い椿, Akai Tsubaki) is episode 106 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Yūkimaru manages to hold off the Three-Tails long enough for Guren to stand up, who moves out of the way just as the Three-Tails regains its self-control. Rinji stealthily stabs Guren with his kunai and moves Yūkimaru and himself out of the way as the Three-Tails' Water Release: Great Water Mass Bullet strikes the cliff. Seeing the wounded Guren, Yūkimaru is told that she will die unless he takes control of the Three-Tails. Yūkimaru complies, but is unable to continue after running out of chakra. Rinji flees as Yūkimaru decides to protect Guren with his life. As the Three-Tails launches another attack, Guren moves him out of the way and keeps him safely encased with her Crystal Release: Crimson Fruit while she deals with the tailed beast.
Team Guren nurse themselves from their injuries, unaware that they are being watched by Tobi. Tobi then decides that he needes Deidara's assistance and runs off to retrieve him. Lee, Shizune, Sakura, Tenten and Ino are all safely on shore as Kakashi, Yamato, Kiba and Akamaru catch up with Naruto and Shino. Naruto rushes off to save Yūkimaru while the others follow behind him. Naruto manages to reach Yūkimaru first, seeing him trapped in Guren's crystal, but finds himself face-to-face with the Three-Tailed Turtle. He attempts to strike it with his Rasengan but fails, and Guren attempts the same with her Crystal Release: Tearing Crystal Falling Dragon. As a wounded Guren begins to drown, she converts her life force into chakra, allowing her to use powerful techniques such as Crystal Release: String of Glory to withstand the brunt of the Three-Tails' Water Mass Bullet technique and fire a prism at the beast's eyes; Naruto follows up with a Big Ball Rasengan at its eyes as well, having determined it to be its weak spot. Enraged, the beast whips up a tidal wave that engulfs the duo.
Kakashi and his team arrive as Yūkimaru's crystal shield breaks. As they take him away, they are unaware that they are being watched by a vexed Kabuto, who claims that they are foiling Orochimaru's plan.
|Role||Seiyū||English Voice Actor|
|Naruto Uzumaki||Junko Takeuchi||竹内 順子||Takeuchi Junko||Maile Flanagan|
|Sakura Haruno||Chie Nakamura||中村 千絵||Nakamura Chie||Kate Higgins|
|Kakashi Hatake||Kazuhiko Inoue||井上 和彦||Inoue Kazuhiko||Dave Wittenberg|
|Yamato||Rikiya Koyama||小山 力也||Koyama Rikiya||Troy Baker|
|Sai||Satoshi Hino||日野 聡||Hino Satoshi||Benjamin Diskin|
|Shizune||Keiko Nemoto||根本 圭子||Nemoto Keiko||Megan Hollingshead|
|Kiba Inuzuka||Kosuke Toriumi||鳥海 浩輔||Toriumi Kōsuke||Kyle Hebert|
|Shino Aburame||Shinji Kawada||川田 紳司||Kawada Shinji||Derek Stephen Prince|
|Rock Lee||Yoichi Masukawa||増川 洋一||Masukawa Yōichi||Brian Donovan|
|Kabuto Yakushi||Nobutoshi Kanna||神奈 延年||Kanna Nobutoshi||Henry Dittman|
|Guren||Eri Miyajima||宮島 依里||Miyajima Eri||Erin Fitzgerald|
|Yūkimaru||Mika Kanai||かない みか||Kanai Mika||Laura Bailey|
|Rinji||Yuya Uchida||内田 夕夜||Uchida Yūya||Sam Riegel|
|Tobi||Wataru Takagi||高木 渉||Takagi Wataru||Michael Yurchak|