"The Pain of Living" (命の痛み, Inochi no Itami) is episode 453 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Itachi plays with Sasuke, and thinks back to one of his missions. Itachi sees his father after returning from a mission. The Konoha Council discusses with the clan heads of the village about relocating in the aftermath of the Nine-Tails' attack, resulting in the Aburame and Uchiha Clan relocating. Itachi points out Fugaku is still the face of the Uchiha, many of whom greet them as they walk, and that he is proud to walk with him. Itachi and Fugaku go get dumplings, but the store is sold out. They run into Izumi. She and Itachi go to a lake, where Izumi apologises for not giving him anything for his promotion. Itachi tells her not to worry, but she insists on sharing her dumplings with him. Tenma arrives and informs Itachi they have a mission. Team 2 visits Nekobaa, who has tasked them with finding a ninja cat. The team splits up to look for the cat. Tenma is personally invested in completing the mission, as the cat's whiskers are an ingredient for a medicine for his sick father. Yūki approaches the cat, but he scratches him. Itachi's team-mates are also incapacitated. Itachi manages to catch the cat, and save Tenma when he tries to acquire the cat's whiskers. On their way back to Konoha, Shinko scolds Tenma for not thanking Itachi, and Itachi for just acting as if they were only on a mission, as they are friends. Itachi, thinking back to this moment, recalls when a masked man killed Tenma in one of their missions. The pain of those memories awaken Itachi's Sharingan, which Sasuke notices. Itachi wonders if one day Sasuke will also awaken the Sharingan.


RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
Itachi Uchiha (child)Yuka Terasaki寺崎 裕香Terasaki YukaMichelle Ruff
Sasuke Uchiha (baby)Nao Toyama東山 奈央Tōyama NaoErica Mendez
IzumiAkiha Matsui松井 暁波Matsui AkihaCassandra Morris
Yūki MinazukiYo Tokinaga時永 洋Tokinaga YōHenry Dittman
Tenma IzumoMichiko Kaiden鷄冠井 美智子Kaiden MichikoKaiji Tang
Shinko InariYukari Tamura田村 ゆかりTamura YukariCherami Leigh
Fugaku UchihaKenji Hamada浜田 賢二Hamada KenjiDoug Stone
NekobaaKayo Nakajima中嶋 佳葉Nakajima KayōKari Wahlgren
Ninja catKosuke Goto後藤 光祐Gotō KōsukeJoe Ochman

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