"The Secret Origin of the Ultimate Tag Team!!" (秘話・最強タッグ!!, Hiwa: Saikyō Taggu!!) is episode 282 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
The two jinchūriki's progress to the battlefield is barred by A and Tsunade. Despite Naruto's attempts to press on, the Raikage proves able to keep up with Naruto even while in the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode. Tsunade, who noted that it was actually the opposite — a miracle that Naruto could keep up with the person who held the title as the fastest shinobi alive since the death of Konoha's Yellow Flash — also stated that though she was the Hokage, she could not act independent of the Allied Shinobi Forces. Shocked when A declares that he would kill both Naruto and B, if it came down to it, but resolved to kill Naruto at that moment because B, being a perfect jinchūriki, held greater military worth than Naruto. As A moved in to attack Naruto once again, his punch is deflected by B who had transformed his arm into that of the Eight-Tails. First-bumping his brother afterwards, the two remember the story that led up to B becoming A's brother, the many missions they went on, the advice given to A by his cousin, his subsequent death and B becoming the new jinchūriki of the Eight-Tails, and their encounter with the then thought to be Saviour of this World: Minato Namikaze, and the words he imparted to them.
|Role||Seiyū||English Voice Actor|
|Naruto Uzumaki||Junko Takeuchi||竹内 順子||Takeuchi Junko||Maile Flanagan|
|Killer B||Hisao Egawa||江川 央生||Egawa Hisao||Catero Colbert|
|B (child)||Mariko Higashiuchi||東内 マリ子||Higashiuchi Mariko||Catero Colbert|
|Fifth Hokage: Tsunade||Masako Katsuki||勝生 真沙子||Katsuki Masako||Debi Mae West|
|Katsuyu||Mamiko Noto||能登 麻美子||Noto Mamiko||Mary Elizabeth McGlynn|
|Fourth Raikage: A||Hideaki Tezuka||手塚 秀彰||Tezuka Hideaki||Beau Billingslea|
|Minato Namikaze||Toshiyuki Morikawa||森川 智之||Morikawa Toshiyuki||Tony Oliver|
|Kushina Uzumaki||Emi Shinohara||篠原 恵美||Shinohara Emi||Laura Bailey|
|Third Raikage||Naoki Tamanoi||玉野井 直樹||Tamanoi Naoki||Beau Billingslea|
|Dodai||Shinobu Matsumoto||松本 忍||Matsumoto Shinobu||Todd Haberkorn|
|A's cousin||Toru Furusawa||古澤 徹||Furusawa Tōru||Sam Riegel|
|Kumo people||Taira Kikumoto|
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn