Believing Naruto’s new jutsu is almost completed, Jiraiya heads off to investigate new information on the Akatsuki’s movements.
Staying behind at the hideout, Rinji and Gozu become aware of a shinobi following their tracks. At the same time, Kakashi and his team notice that the enemy is using a bat for surveillance.
At the Leaf Village, Naruto is busy training with Gamakichi and Gamatatsu. But when he learns that Kakashi and the others are out on a mission to locate Orochimaru’s hideout, Naruto rushes to ask Tsunade if he can join the mission.
Team Yamato heads out to provide backup for Team Kakashi. Right before his departure, Naruto gets a hint to perfect his new jutsu by entering Gamatatsu’s belly.
From the results of the analysis of the crystallized Parasitic insects, the enemies currently fighting Kakashi’s team are identified as users of the Crystal Style, a rare type of jutsu.
Shattering the force field with his newly mastered collaboration jutsu with the toads, Naruto and the reinforcement unit arrive at the battle site.
The Leaf ninja use the bat to pursue Guren. Akamaru and Kiba detect a high level of chakra present at their destination.
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