"Too Late for Help" (遅すぎた助っ人, Ososugita Suketto) is episode 164 of the original Naruto anime.
Mōsō states the mission is over. Naruto, however, is sceptical, and investigates where he and his companions fought the Cursed Warrior. He finds a secret passage to the feudal lord's mansion, but is caught. When Chishima goes to warn Mōsō about Naruto investigating, he accidentally sees Mōsō meeting with Watari ninja. Chishima tries to escape to inform the others about this development, but is pursued and injured by the Watari ninja. The Cursed Warrior arrives in Naruto's cell, but turns out to be Sagi in the Cursed Warrior's armour. Sagi decides that because Naruto trespassed, he will be sentenced to death.
|Role||Seiyū||English Voice Actor|
|Naruto Uzumaki||Junko Takeuchi||竹内 順子||Takeuchi Junko||Maile Flanagan|
|Neji Hyūga||Koichi Tochika||遠近 孝一||Tōchika Kōichi||Steve Staley|
|Tenten||Yukari Tamura||田村 ゆかり||Tamura Yukari||Danielle Judovits|
|Sagi||Tomokazu Seki||関 智一||Seki Tomokazu||Johnny Yong Bosch|
|Chishima||Takashi Mito||三戸 貴史||Mito Takashi||Sam Riegel|
|Mōsō||Katsuhisa Hoki||宝亀 克寿||Hōki Katsuhisa||Michael McConnohie|
|Kakashi Hatake||Kazuhiko Inoue||井上 和彦||Inoue Kazuhiko||Dave Wittenberg|
|Gamakichi||Yoji Ueda||上田 燿司||Ueda Yōji||Dave Wittenberg|
|Gamatatsu||Tomo Shigematsu||重松 朋||Shigematsu Tomo||Dave Wittenberg|
|Samurai||Takashi Kondo||近藤 隆||Kondō Takashi|