A Storm-Like Battle!!
(嵐の如き戦い!!, Arashi no Gotoki Tatakai!!)
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Gamabunta attacks Gaara in his full-Shukaku transformation. Fascinated by Naruto's ability to summon Gamabunta, Gaara puts himself to sleep to bring out Shukaku's personality, giving it control of the Shukaku-likeness. Elated to have been released, Shukaku attacks, and Gamabunta has difficulty dodging. Knowing they cannot win a long-range battle, Gamabunta asks Naruto to transform him into another creature better-quipped for close combat. Naruto turns him into a fox, which attacks Shukaku. As the two giants clash, Naruto leaps from Gamabunta to attack Gaara, intending to wake him up.
- In the manga, Naruto and Gamabunta transform into a regular fox, but in the anime they transform into Kurama.