"The Rogue Ninja: Orochimaru" (抜け忍・大蛇丸, Nukenin: Orochimaru) is episode 352 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Hiruzen leads a mission along with his Anbu to capture Orochimaru at one of his many caches. Avoiding a battle, Orochimaru escapes from the man who once was his teacher, putting himself on the run in the process. On the way to the country's border, Orochimaru suffers an attack by Kakashi, who is easily defeated. A snake then approaches Orochimaru, who, unaware of an explosive tag concealed in it, is critically injured in the resulting explosion. Sent by Danzō, Kinoe is on his way to a venue to help Orochimaru cross the Land of Fire's border, but once at the place where he should wait for Orochimaru, Kinoe finds a very peculiar clan who lives there to serve Orochimaru. One of its members, a young girl is convinced that Kinoe is her long-lost brother, Tenzō.
- When Kakashi confronted Orochimaru during the third round preliminary of the Chūnin Exams, Orochimaru said that Kakashi did not have the Sharingan last time they met, but this episode contradicts that.
|Role||Seiyū||English Voice Actor|
|Kakashi Hatake||Mutsumi Tamura||田村 睦心||Tamura Mutsumi||Dave Wittenberg|
|Kinoe||Eri Goda||合田 絵利||Gōda Eri||Colleen O'Shaughnessey|
|Third Hokage: Hiruzen Sarutobi||Hidekatsu Shibata||柴田 秀勝||Shibata Hidekatsu||Steve Kramer|
|Danzō||Hiroshi Ito||糸 博||Ito Hiroshi||William Knight|
|Monkey King: Enma||Hiroshi Naka||中 博史||Naka Hiroshi||Michael McConnohie|
|Pakkun||Shinpachi Tsuji||辻 親八||Tsuji Shinpachi||JB Blanc|
|Yukimi||Kanae Oki||沖 佳苗||Oki Kanae||Kari Wahlgren|
|Gotta||Keijin Okuda||奥田 啓人||Okuda Keijin||Michael Sorich|
|Kinoto||Ryuichi Kijima||木島 隆一||Kijima Ryūichi||Todd Haberkorn|