Asuma's team reaches the bounty station and ambushes Hidan. Izumo and Kotetsu attack, but are unable to kill him despite stabbing his vital organs, due to Hidan's immortality. Asuma says that, if they retreated, Konoha would be endangered. Shikamaru realises that Asuma is considering sacrificing himself to help defeat the enemy. Asuma begins fighting Hidan, whilst Shikamaru distracts him by forcing him to dodge his Shadow Sewing Technique. Hidan cuts Asuma on the cheek with his scythe, draws a symbol of Jashin using blood on the ground and steps into it, just as Asuma uses the Fire Release: Ash Pile Burning technique to engulf Hidan in flames.
Climbing Silver is a move in the Japanese board game shōgi.