edit"An Old Nemesis Returns"
Episode 265 Shippuden 1
(宿敵との再会, Shukuteki to no Saikai)
Episode data
Previous "The Secret of the Impure World Reincarnation"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #265 (Watch Online)
Next "The First and Last Opponent"
Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation
Manga Naruto Chapter #520, Naruto Chapter #521, Naruto Chapter #522
Opening "Assault Rock"
Ending "Cascade"
Japanese May 31, 2012
English October 25, 2014
"An Old Nemesis Returns" (宿敵との再会, Shukuteki to no Saikai) is episode 265 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Receiving intel from headquarters that enemy troops were travelling underfoot, Mifune redeploys his division to support the others. Elsewhere, Sai, Zaji and Omoi of the Surprise Attack Division launch an aerial attack using explosive tags on a group of reincarnated shinobi that they located, but the enemy recover from the damage quickly. Responding to the threat after protecting Zabuza, Haku launches an aerial attack on the three shinobi using one of his mirrors. Seemingly in peril, the three shinobi are saved by the Third Division who had seen Zaji's signal flare. Confronting Zabuza once again, Kakashi Hatake speaks to him and Haku about Naruto and his growth. This reunion, however, is cut short in its niceties as Kabuto Yakushi — who had just drained Anko Mitarashi of the remaining dregs of Orochimaru's chakra — eradicates their personalities as he prepares to have them attack. As the battle gets under-way, Zabuza covers the battlefield in a thick mist under the cover of which the reincarnated shinobi attack. Cautioning his troops before they attack, Kakashi tells them to get into the Manji Formation in order to protect each others' backs. As the battle wages on, Pakura uses her Scorch Release kekkei genkai to essentially mummify the shinobi she attacks while Gari, who had engaged in battle with Tajiki, uses his Explosion Release to blow him to bits. Seeking reprisal, another Kumo-nin attempts to attack Gari and is almost killed by Haku if not for Might Guy and Rock Lee intercepting the young man's attack and repelling him. Intending to keep the upper hand in the battle, Kabuto uses Gari and Pakura to summon the previous generation of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist much to the shock of the onlooking Third Division.


  • When Kakashi is remembering when he fought Zabuza in the beginning of the episode, Zabuza's sclerae are shown black as if he was resurrected back then.
  • There are some inconsistencies between the flashbacks and what was shown originally:
    • Originally, Zabuza requested Kakashi to place him by Haku's side. In this episode, Zabuza approached Haku instead as he was dying.
    • Originally, Haku did not wear lipstick. In this episode, he has pink lipstick during flashbacks.
    • The scene when Gato kicks Haku's face was not shown originally. In this episode's flashback, the kicking scene is shown.
    • The scene where Haku steps in front of Naruto while he rushes toward Kakashi and Zabuza never happened originally.
      • Originally, Haku was beat and bleeding during his and Naruto's conversation. In this episode, he is unhurt.
    • While Gari performs his Explosion Release: Landmine Fist, he is shown to have a right sleeve.
    • Haku is briefly shown with normal sclearae instead of the black one common for all brought back by Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation.


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
Sakura Haruno 春野サクラ Haruno Sakura Chie Nakamura 中村 千絵 Nakamura Chie
Kakashi Hatake はたけカカシ Hatake Kakashi Kazuhiko Inoue 井上 和彦 Inoue Kazuhiko
Might Guy マイト・ガイ Maito Gai Masashi Ebara 江原 正士 Ebara Masashi
Rock Lee ロック・リー Rokku Rī Yōichi Masukawa 増川 洋一 Masukawa Yōichi
Sai サイ Sai Satoshi Hino 日野 聡 Hino Satoshi
Omoi オモイ Omoi Kunihiro Kawamoto 河本 邦弘 Kawamoto Kunihiro
Zaji ザジ Zaji Kengo Kawanishi 河西 健吾 Kawanishi Kengo
Maki マキ Maki Mariko Higashiuchi 東内マリ子 Higashiuchi Mariko
Mifune ミフネ Mifune Katsumi Chō 長 克巳 Chō Katsumi
Gatō ガトー Gatō Naoki Bandō 坂東 尚樹 Bandō Naoki
Kabuto Yakushi 薬師カブト Yakushi Kabuto Nobutoshi Canna 神奈 延年 Kanna Nobutoshi
Zabuza Momochi 桃地再不斬 Momochi Zabuza Unshō Ishizuka 石塚 運昇 Ishizuka Unshō
Haku Haku Mayumi Asano 浅野まゆみ Asano Mayumi
Gari ガリ Gari Takuji Katō 加藤 拓二 Katō Takuji
Pakura パクラ Pakura Yukari Oribe 織部ゆかり Oribe Yukari
Shinobi Shinobi Ryūichi Kijima 木島 隆一 Kijima Ryūichi
Taira Kikumoto 菊本 平 Kikumoto Taira
Shinobu Matsumoto 松本 忍 Matsumoto Shinobu