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edit"Explode! Sage Mode"
Naruto destroying Asura path
(爆発! 仙人モード, Bakuhatsu! Sennin Mōdo)
Episode data
Previous "Pain to the World"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #163 (Watch Online)
Next "Danger! Sage Mode Limit Reached"
Arc Pain's Assault (Arc)
Manga Naruto Chapter #430, Naruto Chapter #431, Naruto Chapter #432
Music
Opening "A World That Was Transparent"
Ending "Bicycle"
Airing
Japanese June 3, 2010
English January 7, 2013
Debut
Characters
Jutsu
"Explode! Sage Mode" (爆発! 仙人モード, Bakuhatsu! Sennin Mōdo) is episode 163 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Synopsis

Naruto is summoned by Shima along with Fukasaku, Gamabunta, Gamakichi, Gamaken and Gamahiro. They are all visibly surprised to see Konohagakure utterly destroyed. Knowing full well that Pain is responsible, Naruto confronts him. Tsunade intervenes and challenges to fight Pain instead, but she proves to be helpless since she used all of her chakra to heal the villagers from Pain's assault. Pain, through the Deva Path, informs her that she is not the one he seeks as the rejuvenated Asura Path moves to attack her. Naruto intervenes, destroying the Path with a Rasengan, and orders Gamakichi to take Tsunade to a safe place and to inform everyone not to interfere in his battle with Pain. Before beginning his battle, he reveals that after mastering senjutsu, he is able to sense chakra signatures, and inquires why he cannot sense Kakashi's, before realising that Kakashi has been killed. Sakura is told by a member of the Hyūga clan, who is using his Byakugan to witness the battle since dust clouds are obstructing Naruto and Pain, that Naruto has destroyed a Path using a single blow.

The Animal Path uses Summoning Rinnegan to summon a Giant Multi-Headed Dog, a Giant Ox and a Giant Rhino. Naruto throws the rhino into the air and hits the other two creatures with his Sage Art: Big Ball Rasengan; the three giant toads leap into the air to fight the summons. Confronted by Pain's Preta Path, he uses Frog Kata to knock him out, using the natural energy around him to connect the blow despite the Path dodging his fist. Pain notices that Naruto has mastered Sage Mode, just like their master Jiraiya. Naruto is shocked that Pain was Jiraiya's pupil; Pain declares that as "student siblings", should have the same vision towards peace, involving Naruto sacrificing his life and handing over the Nine-Tails for that cause. Naruto angrily rejects Pain's ideology, asking if Pain considers his destruction of Konoha as peaceful, and proceeds to form his Wind Release: Rasenshuriken. The Hyūga shinobi relays to Sakura that Naruto has formed a chakra shuriken, which Sakura realises is the double-edged Rasenshuriken; however, instead of thrusting the Rasenshuriken physically, Naruto throws it at the four remaining Paths.

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Sakura HarunoChie Nakamura中村 千絵Nakamura ChieKate Higgins
FukasakuIkuo Nishikawa西川 幾雄Nishikawa IkuoKirk Thornton
ShimaHikari Yonoよの ひかりYono HikariMary Elizabeth McGlynn
GamabuntaTakeshi Watabe渡部 猛Watabe TakeshiMichael Sorich
GamakichiYoji Ueda上田 燿司Ueda YōjiDave Wittenberg
GamakenAtsushi Ono斧 アツシOno AtsushiKyle Hebert
Fifth Hokage: TsunadeMasako Katsuki勝生 真沙子Katsuki MasakoDebi Mae West
KatsuyuMamiko Noto能登 麻美子Noto MamikoMary Elizabeth McGlynn
Shikamaru NaraShotaro Morikubo森久保 祥太郎Morikubo ShōtarōTom Gibis
Chōji AkimichiKentaro Ito伊藤 健太郎Itō KentarōRobbie Rist
Kiba InuzukaKosuke Toriumi鳥海 浩輔Toriumi KōsukeKyle Herbert
Hinata HyūgaNana Mizuki水樹 奈々Mizuki NanaStephanie Sheh
Ino YamanakaRyoka Yuzuki柚木 涼香Yuzuki RyōkaColleen O'Shaughnessey
PainKenyu Horiuchi堀内 賢雄Horiuchi Ken'yūTroy Baker
KonanAtsuko Tanaka田中 敦子Tanaka AtsukoDorothy Elias-Fahn
Iruka UminoToshihiko Seki関 俊彦Seki ToshihikoQuinton Flynn
Shikaku NaraHiroshi Yanaka家中 宏Yanaka HiroshiJonathan Fahn
Tsume InuzukaSeiko Fujiki藤生 聖子Fujiki SeikoMary Elizabeth McGlynn
ShihoShiho Hisajima久嶋 志帆Hisajima ShihoLaura Bailey
Konoha shinobiHidenori Takahashi
Ryo Iwasaki
高橋 英則
岩崎 了
Takahashi Hidenori
Iwasaki Ryō
Kirk Thornton