This is the article on the chapter. For the volume, head to The Battlefield, Konoha!!.

"The Battlefield, Konoha!!" (戦場、木ノ葉!!, Senjō, Konoha!!) is chapter 420 of the original Naruto manga.


Naruto continues to train with Fukasaku. While taking a break, Fukasaku informs Naruto that it is almost impossible to use Sage Mode by one's self in combat. Naruto believes his training has been a waste of time, but Fukasaku explains that they can fuse together to overcome this disadvantage. Elsewhere, Pain's assault on Konoha was underway. Iruka is found by the Deva Path, who asks where to find Naruto. Iruka refuses to tell him anything. The Deva Path tries to kill him but he is saved by Kakashi. Kakashi and the Deva Path start fighting while Iruka escapes, but Kakashi finds that he cannot get near the Pain for some reason. Meanwhile, Shizune finds that Pain's body piercings are really chakra receivers. News of Pain's invasion begins to spread through Konoha and Tsunade calls for Naruto's return.


  • While they weren't apart of the manga's story line till much later, several of the previously unknown jinchūriki were first depicted in the series on this chapters cover, standing alongside the known jinchūriki, each holding up a finger representing the number of tails their respective beasts had.[1]


  1. Naruto chapter 420, page 1
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