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"The Rules or a Comrade" (掟か、仲間か, Okite ka, Nakama ka) is episode 438 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Summary

Shizune brings Tsunade dinner, and is startled by the latter's outburst over Jiraiya's depiction of Sakura. Her dinner is too salty, and her beverage is too hot, so Tsunade resumes reading. The masked man prevents Neji from coming to Sasuke and Sakura's aid, assuring him he won't let them be killed, insisting Neji watch the battle to witness their true selves. The masked man reminds Sasori of the mission, and Sasori begins attacking Sakura, who manages to dodge his attacks and land one of her own, causing Sasori to retreat. She proceeds to treat Sasuke, removing the poison in his system. The masked man tells Neji there is more to come. Jiraiya clears Naruto's blocked tenketsu. Naruto asks him why he's there, and he explains he's searching for someone, and when he heard of what was happening, he had Minato transport him there using the sealing formula incorporated in Naruto's seal. Jiraiya tells Naruto to try summoning a toad, but it fails. Jiraiya recalls Naruto's training, and Naruto recalls training with Minato. Jiraiya offers to weaken the Eight Trigrams Sealing Style a bit. Lee and Tenten stop running, Tenten noticing they're no longer under attack. They're met by teams Asuma and Kurenai. The two update them on what has happened with Neji and Naruto. Kiba smells Sasuke and Sakura nearby, and Hinata spots Sasori near them. While Sakura heals him, Sasuke thinks back to his childhood. Sasuke looked forward spending time with Itachi, but Itachi was summoned by Minato, so he suggests Sasuke spend time with their father, who compares him unfavourably to Itachi when he tries the Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique for the first time. Sasuke detects Sasori, who approaches them again. Sasori brings out his hundred puppets. The other genin reach the two, and the masked man retreats with Neji. Sasuke intends on getting reinforcements from Konoha. Team Jiraiya watches from afar, discussing the situation. Jiraiya weakens Naruto's seal, causing him to develop four tails.

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Fifth Hokage: TsunadeMasako Katsuki勝生 真沙子Katsuki MasakoDebi Mae West
ShizuneKeiko Nemoto根本 圭子Nemoto KeikoMegan Hollingshead
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Sasuke UchihaNoriaki Sugiyama杉山 紀彰Sugiyama NoriakiYuri Lowenthal
Sakura HarunoChie Nakamura中村 千絵Nakamura ChieKate Higgins
Neji HyūgaKoichi Tochika遠近 孝一Tōchika KōichiSteve Staley
Rock LeeYoichi Masukawa増川 洋一Masukawa YōichiBrian Donovan
TentenYukari Tamura田村 ゆかりTamura YukariDanielle Judovits
Shikamaru NaraShotaro Morikubo森久保 祥太郎Morikubo ShōtarōTom Gibis
Ino YamanakaRyoka Yuzuki柚木 涼香Yuzuki RyōkaColleen O'Shaughnessey
Hinata HyūgaNana Mizuki水樹 奈々Mizuki NanaStephanie Sheh
Kiba InuzukaKosuke Toriumi鳥海 浩輔Toriumi KōsukeKyle Hebert
Shino AburameShinji Kawada川田 紳司Kawada ShinjiDerek Stephen Prince
Itachi UchihaHideo Ishikawa石川 英郎Ishikawa HideoCrispin Freeman
Fugaku UchihaKenji Hamada浜田 賢二Hamada KenjiDoug Stone
YahikoKenyu Horiuchi堀内 賢雄Horiuchi Ken'yūMatthew Mercer
NagatoJunpei Morita森田 順平Morita JunpeiVic Mignogna
KonanAtsuko Tanaka田中 敦子Tanaka AtsukoDorothy Elias-Fahn
Sasori (Hiruko)Yutaka Aoyama青山 穣Aoyama YutakaJB Blanc
Mysterious masked manKazuaki Ito伊藤 和晃Itō KazuakiJohn DeMita
Minato NamikazeToshiyuki Morikawa森川 智之Morikawa ToshiyukiTony Oliver
KuramaTessho Genda玄田 哲章Genda TesshōPaul St. Peter
JiraiyaHochu Otsuka大塚 芳忠Ōtsuka HōchūDavid Lodge
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