"The Tactician's Intent" (策士・紅明の思惑, Sakushi - Kōmei no Omowaku) is episode 163 of the original Naruto anime.


The group talks at Mōsō's house. After that, they discuss that Kōmei, the village strategist and the son's potential rival for succession, may be behind the Cursed Warrior. To prove this, they try to visit the new feudal lord Sagi at a lake where he holds his lost memories of his sister Toki. The group protects the feudal lord from assassins and pursues the Cursed Warrior to its meeting with Kōmei, whereafter it is defeated, it is revealed that it and the previous Cursed Warrior were two different individuals. The group finds evidence that indicates that Kōmei may have been behind the second Cursed Warrior's appearance, and Kōmei is arrested.


RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Neji HyūgaKoichi Tochika遠近 孝一Tōchika KōichiSteve Staley
TentenYukari Tamura田村 ゆかりTamura YukariDanielle Judovits
SagiTomokazu Seki関 智一Seki TomokazuJohnny Yong Bosch
ChishimaTakashi Mito三戸 貴史Mito TakashiSam Riegel
MōsōKatsuhisa Hoki宝亀 克寿Hōki KatsuhisaMichael McConnohie
KōmeiAruno Tahara田原 アルノTahara ArunoPaul St. Peter
SamuraisAtsushi Ono
Takashi Kondo
斧 アツシ
近藤 隆
Ono Atsushi
Kondō Takashi
Kyle Hebert
Jamieson Price
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