edit"An Impossible Choice: The Pain Within Tsunade's Heart"
An Impossible Choice The Pain Within Tsunade's Heart
(波紋, Hamon)
Episode data
Previous "Focal Point: The Mark of the Leaf"
Episode Naruto #89
Next "Unforgivable! A Total Lack of Respect!"
Arc Search for Tsunade
Manga Naruto Chapter #155, Naruto Chapter #156, Naruto Chapter #157
Opening "GO!!!"
Ending "Many Times Before"
Japanese June 23, 2004
English May 26, 2007
"An Impossible Choice: The Pain Within Tsunade's Heart" (波紋, Hamon) is episode 89 of the original Naruto anime.


Naruto is tasked with combining the spinning and the power developed in the previous steps, something that Jiraiya cannot help him with. As he attempts to do both, Orochimaru asks Tsunade to heal his arms, as the Third Hokage's sealing of them has been bringing him excruciating pain and making them unusable, leaving him unable to use techniques. Although she has no intentions of helping Orochimaru due to his killing the Third, Orochimaru offers to revive her dead brother, Nawaki, and lover, Dan.