edit"A Father's Hope, A Mother's Love"
Karura's will inside Gaara
(父の想い, 母の愛, Chichi no Omoi, Haha no Ai)
Episode data
Previous "Naruto Enters the Battle!"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #297 (Watch Online)
Next "Contact! Naruto vs. Itachi"
Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation
Manga Naruto Chapter #547, Naruto Chapter #548
Japanese January 24, 2013
English June 6, 2015
"A Father's Hope, A Mother's Love" (父の想い, 母の愛, Chichi no Omoi, Haha no Ai) is episode 297 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


As the opposing sides converse, the Fourth Kazekage is shocked to learn that Gaara was no longer the host of the One-Tail, and even more so that he had friends and had become the Kazekage. Intent on testing his son's mettle, the two begin battling while Ōnoki signalled the troops to move in before confronting . As the battle waged on, the Fourth Kazekage is shocked to find himself trapped in Gaara's attack alongside the Second Mizukage and the Third Raikage. Seeing the sand manifest in the form of his late wife after protecting Gaara from one of his attacks, the former Kazekage realises that Karura had been protecting Gaara his whole life. Remorsefully, the Fourth tells his son the truth of his mother's love for him and apologised that all he had done for Gaara was rob him of happiness, now realising that he had actually been unable to judge the true value of things in the end. Shocked to hear the truth of his mother's love for him and that Yashamaru had been forced to lie to Gaara, the young Kazekage breaks down crying before telling his father that while his mother was truly amazing, it was his father who had finally given him medicine to heal his wounded heart. With Gaara forgiving him for his past mistakes, the Fourth smiles on as he is sealed away by his son, entrusting the village and the future to his son.


  • When Gaara remembered how Shukaku was taken from him, Pain's Rinnegan eyes were depicted as in the manga, without the darker purple inner circle.


Role Seiyū
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji
Naruto Uzumaki うずまきナルト Uzumaki Naruto Junko Takeuchi 竹内 順子 Takeuchi Junko
Fifth Kazekage: Gaara 五代目風影・我愛羅 Godaime Kazekage: Gaara Akira Ishida 石田 彰 Ishida Akira
Temari テマリ Temari Romi Park 朴 璐美 Paku Romi
Third Tsuchikage: Ōnoki 三代目土影・オオノキ Sandaime Tsuchikage: Ōnoki Tomomichi Nishimura 西村 知道 Nishimura Tomomichi
Fourth Kazekage 四代目風影 Yondaime Kazekage Masahiko Tanaka 田中 正彦 Tanaka Masahiko
Yashamaru 夜叉丸 Yashamaru Sōichirō Hoshi 保志総一朗 Hoshi Sōichirō
Chiyo チヨ Chiyo Ikuko Tani 谷 育子 Tani Ikuko
Karura 加瑠羅 Karura Yukari Oribe 織部ゆかり Oribe Yukari
Pain ペイン Pein Ken'yū Horiuchi 堀内 賢雄 Horiuchi Ken'yū
Second Mizukage 二代目水影 Nidaime Mizukage Hideyuki Umezu 梅津 秀行 Umezu Hideyuki
Second Tsuchikage: Mū 二代目土影・無 Nidaime Tsuchikage: Mū Osamu Mukai 向井 修 Mukai Osamu
Third Raikage 三代目雷影 Sandaime Raikage Naoki Tamanoi 玉野井直樹 Tamanoi Naoki
Medical Ninja 医療忍者 Iryō ninja Ryūichi Kijima 木島 隆一 Kijima Ryūichi
Sunagakure's Shinobi 砂隠れの忍 Sunagakure no Shinobi Shinobu Matsumoto 松本 忍 Matsumoto Shinobu
Taira Kikumoto 菊本 平 Kikumoto Taira