Sasuke and Sai Arc
The Nine-Tails Unleashed - 九尾解放!! (Kyūbi kaihō!!)
Faced with Orochimaru, his sworn enemy, Naruto suddenly releases the power of his Nine-Tailed Fox. When Yamato sees Naruto's fourth tail appear, he recalls Jiraiya's tale of how he nearly lost his life to the transformed Naruto.
"distance" by LONG SHOT PARTY
"KIMI MONOGATARI" by little by little
Orochimaru continues to taunt Naruto, who is unable to control himself and releases a third Kyuubi tail.
Points of Interest
- This episode is the first look at the power of the Nine-Tailed Fox through Naruto.
- Chiyo appears briefly in this episode to talk about the Jinchuriki.
- The face of the current host body for Orochimaru is briefly seen in this episode.
- Yamato's origin is revealed as one of the previous experiments of Orochimaru.
- The First Hokage is said to be the only person who could use Wood Style Ninjutsu, but none of his family inherited this skill.
- The awakening of the Nine-Tails spirit is shown to shake the nearby trees violently, but not the currently compromised bridge they are standing on.
- In the omake after the credits, Yamato talks about the file on Kabuto Yakushi.
Moves this Episode
|Naruto Uzumaki||Nine-Tail's Cloak: 1 Tail|
Nine-Tail's Cloak: 3 Tails
Nine-Tail's Cloak: 4 Tails (flashback)
|Yamato||Four Pillar Prison Jutsu (flashback)|