|Previous||"Jūgo of the Northern Hideout"|
|Episode||Naruto: Shippūden #118 (Watch Online)|
|Next||"Kakashi Chronicles ~ Boys' Life on the Battlefield ~ Part 1"|
|Arc||Itachi Pursuit Arc|
|Manga||Chapter #351, Chapter #352|
|Japanese||July 23, 2009|
|English||January 24, 2012|
Formation! (結成!, Kessei!) is episode 118 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
While fighting with Sasuke, Jūgo remembers how he met his friend — Kimimaro, and what he experienced with him and he did not like Kimimaro leaving then never coming back for him. After being told that Kimimaro has died for his sake, Jūgo agrees to go with them, believing that Kimimaro lives on within Sasuke. After informing his newly formed team that his goal is to kill Itachi Uchiha of the Akatsuki, Sasuke names their group "Hebi". In the meantime, Naruto decides to go after Itachi in hopes of finding Sasuke as well.
- In this episode, the poster for the Naruto Shippūden 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire is posted on the wall.
|Naruto Uzumaki||うずまきナルト||Uzumaki Naruto||Junko Takeuchi||竹内順子||Takeuchi Junko|
|Jiraiya||自来也||Jiraiya||Hōchū Ōtsuka||大塚芳忠||Ōtsuka Hōchū|
|Fifth Hokage: Tsunade||五代目火影・綱手||Godaime Hokage: Tsunade||Masako Katsuki||勝生真沙子||Katsuki Masako|
|Sasuke Uchiha||うちはサスケ||Uchiha Sasuke||Noriaki Sugiyama||杉山紀彰||Sugiyama Noriaki|
|Suigetsu||水月||Suigetsu||Takashi Kondō||近藤 隆||Kondō Takashi|
|Jūgo||重吾||Jūgo||Shūhei Sakaguchi||阪口周平||Sakaguchi Shūhei|
|Karin||香燐||Karin||Kanako Tōjō||東條加那子||Tōjō Kanako|
|Kimimaro||君麻呂||Kimimaro||Toshiyuki Morikawa||森川智之||Morikawa Toshiyuki|
|Villagers||村人||Murabito||Kanji Suzumori||鈴森勘司||Suzumori Kanji|
|Takafumi Kawakami||川上貴史||Kawakami Takafumi|