(“暁”集合…!!, "Akatsuki" Shūgō…!!)
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|Arc||Itachi Pursuit Arc|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden #121|
Itachi and Kisame discuss Akatsuki's progress with capturing the tailed beasts. Kisame, having just caught the Four-Tails, offers to catch the Nine-Tails for Itachi, but Itachi points out that there is no rush since the Nine-Tails must be captured last. They are called to an Akatsuki meeting where they learn of Hidan and Kakuzu's death as well as Orochimaru's defeat by Sasuke. The Akatsuki leader warns Itachi that Sasuke will be coming after him, citing the skills of Sasuke's new team-mates.