"Attack of the Gedō Statue" (外道魔像の襲来, Gedō Mazō no Shūrai) is episode 276 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Attack of the Gedō Statue (外道魔像の襲来, Gedō Mazō no Shūrai) is episode 276 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Arriving at the daimyō's location, Black Zetsu prepares to launch an attack but is quickly rebuffed by Mei Terumī. Ready to fight alongside the Mizukage, the rest of the Daimyō Protection Squad arrives and confronts the Akatsuki member. Somewhat amused, Zetsu buries his flytrap extensions into the ground and with this, the battle between the two sides gets under way. After Black Zetsu sensesNaruto and B, he quickly alertsWhite Zetsu, who notifies Tobi. The masked man tells them to continue with the guerilla tactics despite the fact that the jinchūriki were out in the open as a method to keep their forces divided. On the battlefield, the First and Second Divisions are able to either subdue or defeat their enemies before Tobi arrives on the battlefield and summons the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. As the statue begins the rampage, a giant-sized Chōza calls his son Chōji to his side as both giants prepare to take on the statue. Unable to stop the statue as it lets out a high shock wave which devastates everyone in the immediate area, Kitsuchi steps in immediately and tries to crush the statue with his signature technique. Shocked when the statue moves to the coast, it is revealed that Tobi had gone there to steal the Kohaku no Jōhei and Benihisago. The masked man is confronted by Darui and Shikamaru Nara but uses his intangibility to his advantage and manages to get both tools before leaving. Elsewhere the Third, Fourth and Fifth Divisions continued their battles. As night fell, both sides retreated and regrouped to wait for the next day of battle, while the Allied Shinobi Forces headquarters discussed their next plan of action. Elsewhere, Naruto and B continued to travel to the battlefield through the night.
In this episode, Kabuto calls back his reincarnated shinobi for the night, which did not happen in the manga.