|(宴への誘い, Utage e no Izanai)|
|Previous||"The Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant"|
|Episode||Naruto: Shippūden #134 (Watch Online)|
|Next||"The Longest Moment"|
|Arc||Fated Battle Between Brothers|
|Manga||Naruto Chapter #366, Naruto Chapter #367, Naruto Chapter #371, Naruto Chapter #380, Naruto Chapter #383|
|Ending||"It Was You"|
|Japanese||November 5, 2009|
|English||April 10, 2012|
In Amegakure, Pain acknowledges that the sannin Jiraiya was a worthy opponent and pays his respects to his fallen master. Zetsu, who had observed the fight, emerges from the water while Pain reminds him that Madara Uchiha had tasked him with the duty of capturing the Nine-Tails' jinchūriki. White Zetsu offers to come, but Black Zetsu claims that there is another interesting fight that he would like to see. At the Valley of the End, Tobi contemplates how Sasuke is shedding the skin of a snake and will soon soar like a hawk.
Elsewhere, the members of Hebi wait outside of an Akatsuki hideout while Sasuke ventures inside. He finds Itachi in the middle of the hideout, who asks Sasuke whether he would attack prematurely once more. Sasuke uses his speed to come behind Itachi and impales his brother with his Chidori Sharp Spear. However, that Itachi is not the real one; as Itachi splits into various crows, he tells Sasuke to meet him alone at the Uchiha Hideout where they can settle things once and for all.
Sasuke and Hebi head to the hideout when Karin notifies Sasuke that she is sensing various chakra traces belonging to the same individual. They are suddenly ambushed by a Naruto shadow clone, who Sasuke easily defeats with his Chidori. As the clone is dispelled, its memories are absorbed the original Naruto, who tells the team that he has found Sasuke's location. However, as they rush to find Sasuke, they find themselves blocked by Tobi. Kakashi muses that Tobi was not in the Akatsuki roster Kabuto had provided and Tobi explains that he is a new member. Under Yamato's formation, Naruto, Sakura, Kiba and Akamaru try to attack Tobi, who easily dodges their moves, and even manages to elude Naruto's Rasengan. Using his Whac-A-Mole Technique, Tobi manages to strike every single member of the team whilst simultaneously avoiding being struck himself.
Meanwhile, Sasuke's team reaches the Uchiha hideout, where they are greeted by Kisame Hoshigaki. Kisame tells them as per Itachi's orders, only Sasuke may be permitted to enter. Sasuke tells the group to stay put as he ventures into the hideout, ready to finish Itachi off once and for all. Outside the hideout, Suigetsu decides to challenge Kisame as the latter is one of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist who possesses the Samehada blade. In order to make use of their waiting time, Suigetsu and Kisame engage in combat.