"The Requirements for Hokage…!!" (火影の条件…!!, Hokage no Jōken…!!, Viz: To Be a Hokage…!!) is chapter 552 of the original Naruto manga.


Itachi finishes sealing Nagato. Kabuto expresses frustration on Nagato's sealing, believing that his amplified field of vision would compensate his impaired mobility, though Itachi managed to exploit its blind-spots. Kabuto considers using his trump card. Itachi says he has a plan and will handle Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation, but Naruto insists on fighting on his own and attempts to make more shadow clones, but begins feeling the effects of extended use of the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode. Itachi reminds Naruto that, while he is much stronger than before, he shouldn't forget the people who supported him, that doing things on his own will lead to failure, knowing from his own experience. Killer B tells Naruto about his promise to Iruka to keep Naruto safe. Itachi destroys the crow and Shisui's Sharingan, as it'll take another decade before its power can be used again, and then leaves. The Allied Forces shinobi fighting the Second Mizukage are confused by the Giant Clam's mirages, despite the Mizukage's advice. Temari cuts through the Third Raikage, signalling the Sealing Team to act. Gaara detects the invisible Mū behind Ōnoki, who strains his back. prepares to attack, and Gaara notices a Rasengan behind Mū.