"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.


RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Killer BHisao Egawa江川 央生Egawa HisaoCatero Colbert
B (child)Mariko Higashiuchi東内 マリ子Higashiuchi MarikoCatero Colbert
Fifth Hokage: TsunadeMasako Katsuki勝生 真沙子Katsuki MasakoDebi Mae West
KatsuyuMamiko Noto能登 麻美子Noto MamikoMary Elizabeth McGlynn
Fourth Raikage: AHideaki Tezuka手塚 秀彰Tezuka HideakiBeau Billingslea
Minato NamikazeToshiyuki Morikawa森川 智之Morikawa ToshiyukiTony Oliver
Kushina UzumakiEmi Shinohara篠原 恵美Shinohara EmiLaura Bailey
Third RaikageNaoki Tamanoi玉野井 直樹Tamanoi NaokiBeau Billingslea
DodaiShinobu Matsumoto松本 忍Matsumoto ShinobuTodd Haberkorn
A's cousinToru Furusawa古澤 徹Furusawa TōruSam Riegel
Kumo peopleTaira Kikumoto
Hiromichi Tezuka
Masato Kaji
Yukari Oribe
菊本 平
手塚 ヒロミチ
梶 雅人
織部 ゆかり
Kikumoto Taira
Tezuka Hiromichi
Kaji Masato
Oribe Yukari
Keith Silverstein
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Neil Kaplan
Steve Kramer
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