The Light & Dark of the Mangekyo Sharingan

The Light & Dark of the Mangekyo Sharingan is an anime episode of Naruto Shippuden that was released on 11/19/2009
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Itachi Pursuit Arc

The Light & Dark of the Mangekyo Sharingan - 万華鏡写輪眼の光と闇 (Mangekyō Sharingan no hikari to yami)

Following their fierce genjutsu battle with the Sharingan, Itachi explains the secret behind the most powerful ocular jutsu, the Mangekyo Sharingan, and the history of the Uchiha clan…

Summary

Opening Theme-

"Sign" by FLOW

Ending Theme-

"It was you" by Kishidan

Points of Interest

  • This episode begins by recapping the events of the previous episode.
  • From Zetsu's perspective, neither Sasuke or Itachi have moved at all since their battle first started. All the events that have been seen so far are only Genjutsu.
  • This episode is the first true reveal of Madara Uchiha's true face.
  • The Kanji written behind the throne of the Uchiha Abandoned Stronghold is 狐 (kitsune) meaning "fox".
  • The secrets and the cost of using the Mangyeko Sharingan are revealed in this episode, and the concept of the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan.
  • The organization that Madara created with the Senju Clan's leader is the Hidden Leaf Village. The Senju and Uchiha Clans are actually related alongside the Uzumaki clan. Generations back they were formed by the children of the Sage of Six Paths. His defeat was the birth of the Akatsuki.
  • Though Madara Uchiha took his brother's eyes. It's never explained how he put them in.
  • It's revealed in this episode that sixteen years ago, it was Madara Uchiha who unleashed the Nine-tailed Fox on the Hidden Leaf Village. This was the night Naruto Uzumaki was born.
  • Itachi becomes the most passionate and animated than he has ever been before.
  • The Genjutsu Itatchi uses to bind Sasuke is never named.
  • The Kanji on the bands of Sasuke's wrists is 剣 (tsurugi), which means "sword".

Naruto Shippuden Okame:

  • The okame after the episode has Yamato trying to move to sleep since Naruto shifts around. Suddenly, he's attacked by Kiba who is fighting in his sleep. He is later joined by Naruto.
  • In Naruto's nightmare, he's dreaming that Sakura is revealed that she has always been a man.
  • Somehow, Naruto manages to make a Rasengan without a Shadow Clone.

Moves This Episode

CharacterTechnique Name
Itachi UchihaSharingan
Genjutsu: Dusk of Crows
Genjutsu
Mangekyo Sharingan
Shadow Clone Jutsu
Genjutsu: Dusk of Crows
Mangekyo Sharingan - Tsukiyomi
Sasuke UchihaSharingan
Chidori Laser Spear
Genjutsu
Summoning Jutsu: Shuriken
Juinjutsu: Striking Shadow Snake Shield
Chidori Current - Shiriken
ZetsuMayfly
Madara UchihaMangekyo Sharingan
Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan
Izuna UchihaMangekyo Sharingan
Kiba InuzukaTunneling Fang (omake)
Naruto UzumakiRasengan (omake)

Characters & Voice Actors

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Izuna Uchiha ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Itachi Uchiha ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hideo Ishikawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Sasuke Uchiha ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Noriaki Sugiyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Obito Uchiha ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Naoya Uchida ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kurama ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tesshou Genda ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Fugaku Uchiha ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mikoto Uchiha ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Zetsu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Nobuo Tobita ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Hashirama Senju ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Naruto Uzumaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Junko Takeuchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kakashi Hatake ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sakura Haruno ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hinata Hyuga ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sai ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yamato ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rikiya Koyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Akamaru ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kiba Inuzuka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kousuke Toriumi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Shino Aburame ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Madara Uchiha ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Naoya Uchida ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Neil Kaplan ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)

Credits

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Masashi Kishimoto Concept Artist He is the creator, writer, and artist, of the successfully popular manga and anime series: NARUTO
Hayato Date Director Hayato Date is the famed anime director who has directed the entire Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime series.
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