Obito ignores Kakashi's order to continue with the mission and leaves to save Rin, who was kidnapped by the Rock ninja. But the enemies detect Obito's arrival and defeat him. Kakashi arrives at the last minute and saves Obito.
After hunting down the Four Tails, Itachi and Kisame are summoned by the leader of the Akatsuki. The leader announces the death of Orochimaru to the gathered members and the possibility of his killer, Sasuke, setting his sights on the Akatsuki.
Under Kakashi's command, the Leaf ninja set off to find Itachi. Using Kakashi's ninja hounds, they gather as much information as they can on Itachi.
Upon encountering one another, Sasuke and Deidara engage in battle. After exchanging a few blows to test Sasuke's strength, Deidara conjures up his specialty clay dragon and wages long-range attacks against Sasuke from high above.
Determined to destroy the Sharingan to rid himself of the taste of defeat he received from Itachi, Deidara unleashes his biggest attack, the C4 Karura.
Sasuke goes missing after being caught by Deidara's suicidal bombing. Sensing his disappearance, Jugo, Karin, and Suigetsu race to Sasuke's last location, where the three Hebi members discover?
With Kiba leading the way, the Leaf ninja follow Sasuke's scent that they picked up from the site of the explosion. But Karin senses the ninja hounds' presence.
During the reign of the Second Hokage, the young Jiraiya, Orochimaru, and Tsunade are assigned to Hiruzen Sarutobi's platoon as Genins.
Jiraiya's journey to seek out a student is postponed due to the outbreak of the Third Great Ninja War. Jiraiya joins Tsunade and Orochimaru to battle the Village Hidden in the Rain.
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