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This is the article on the episode. If you are looking for the article on the movie, head to Naruto Shippūden the Movie: Bonds.
(つながり, Tsunagari)
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Previous "Infiltration: The Den of the Snake!"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #48 (Watch Online)
Next "Something Important…"
Arc Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission
Manga Chapter #302, Chapter #303
Japanese February 28, 2008
English August 18, 2010
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"Bonds" (つながり, Tsunagari) is episode 48 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Yamato and his team enter Sai's room to confront Sai, who tells them that not only is he to help in Konoha's destruction, but also to act as a spy against Orochimaru. Yamato reveals that in Anbu Root, one must murder his own comrades and sever their emotions, but Sakura returns Sai's picture book to him, remarking that he still has emotions because he treasures it. After the team ties up Sai, Naruto informs Sai about his brotherly bond with Sasuke and about how far he would go to bring Sasuke, astonishing Sai.


  • When Sai goes to look at the book that belonged to his brother, after Sakura asks him "Why do you still treasure that picture book so much?". The image of Shin has blond hair instead of grey hair. This is an error in the animation.


RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMalie Flannigan
Sakura HarunoChie Nakamura中村 千絵Nakamura ChieKate Higgins
SaiSatoshi Hino日野 聡Hino SatoshiBen Diskin
YamatoRikiya Koyama小山 力也Koyama RikiyaTroy Baker
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