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This is the article on episode 277. For episode 478, head to The Unison Sign.

"Unison Sign" (和解の印, Wakai no In) is episode 277 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Summary

While moving to the battlefield through the night with Naruto's Nine-Tails Chakra Mode lighting the way, B and the Eight-Tails discuss the fact that the more he uses that form, the more Nine-Tails will consume his chakra because the two were not on friendly terms. Not wanting to dampen Naruto's determination, the Eight-Tails resigns to have B keep a close eye on the young man. At the same time, the Nine-Tails speaks with Naruto about always being so careless with its chakra, but Naruto simply retorts that the beast had regained shape since it had been consuming his own chakra and that though he guessed that it was lonely and wanted some company, they would have to talk later. Disregarding this, the Nine-Tails asks him whether he is truly naive enough to believe that he alone could stop a war of this magnitude, with Madara Uchiha at its helm. The beast then told him that he was welcome to use its power, but Naruto states that he wouldn't fall for that one again and begins to leave. The Nine-Tails takes this opportunity to tell Naruto about the hatred that would spread because of this war and questions whether or not he was ready to bear such hatred. The beast then reminds him of Sasuke and the hatred the young Uchiha bore and how Naruto had never been able to help him since they were children and had refused to make the Seal of Reconciliation during their Traditional Shinobi Sparring match. This causes Naruto to re-enter the Nine-Tails' cage and sends one of the torii flying down to pin the fox down. Climbing on the Nine-Tails' face to look it directly in the eye, Naruto states that once someone started to question their own convictions, it was all over and declared that he would save Sasuke somehow and put an end to the war. He then goes on to state as he left that, if possible, he would like to eventually do something about the Nine-Tails' hatred as well, which greatly angers the fox who tells him that it was hatred embodied. Lost in thought, B tells Naruto to lighten up as they continue on their path with renewed vigour.

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
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
Iruka UminoToshihiko Seki関 俊彦Seki ToshihikoQuinton Flynn
Nine-Tailed FoxTessho Genda玄田 哲章Genda TesshōPaul St. Peter
Shikamaru NaraShotaro Morikubo森久保 祥太郎Morikubo ShōtarōTom Gibis
Chōji AkimichiKentaro Ito伊藤 健太郎Itō KentarōRobbie Rist
Ino YamanakaRyoka Yuzuki柚木 涼香Yuzuki RyōkaColleen O'Shaughnessey
Kiba InuzukaKosuke Toriumi鳥海 浩輔Toriumi KōsukeKyle Hebert
Shino AburameShinji Kawada川田 紳司Kawada ShinjiDerek Stephen Prince
Hinata HyūgaNana Mizuki水樹 奈々Mizuki NanaStephanie Sheh
Killer BHisao Egawa江川 央生Egawa HisaoCatero Colbert
Eight-TailsMasaki Aizawa相沢 まさきAizawa MasakiMatthew Mercer
Academy studentsYukari Oribe
Miyuki Sato
Lynn
Mariko Higashiuchi
織部 ゆかり
佐藤 美由希
Lynn
東内 マリ子
Oribe Yukari
Satō Miyuki
Rin
Higashiuchi Mariko