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edit"God Tree"
God Tree
(神樹, Shinju)
Episode data
Previous "The Day Naruto Was Born"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #381 (Watch Online)
Next "A Shinobi's Dream"
Arc Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki
Manga Naruto Chapter #645, Naruto Chapter #646
Japanese October 9, 2014
English April 4, 2017
"God Tree" (神樹, Shinju) is episode 381 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Sentimentally lost in thought, proud of his son's growth, Minato notes that Naruto's presence gives off a sense of confidence that with the two of them side by side, there's nothing that couldn't be accomplished. Familiar sensation indeed, reminiscent of the times spent together with his late wife. On the verge of tears, mumbling his desire to spend more time together with his son, as there's much more to tell him, Minato is pulled back into reality by his son's words, assured that true men know each others' feelings without verbal exchange. As Minato mans-up, the gravity of the situation once again becomes apparent, when Naruto enters Tailed Beast Mode, rushing in carelessly, only for Tobirama to sarcastically confess his confidence in Naruto's mental capability, remarking that Naruto wouldn't forget only senjutsu was effective against the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Tobirama's doubts proven just, as Naruto starts to panic. With Kurama unable but to laugh at the situation, proclaims how Naruto has effectively surpassed the previous Hokage, in a way, dumbness. Having to remind its jinchūriki of the instance when its chakra and Naruto's Senjutsu chakra mixed together while facing Nagato, the fox tells him that it now possible to combine Sage Mode with Nine-Tails Chakra Mode. The other half of Kurama inside Minato tells him that he can enter Tailed Beast Mode as well, to provide powerful support for his son. Thanks to Tobirama's mark, Naruto and Minato manage to land an attack on Obito, who barely defends against it through a combination of chakra arms and black substance. In order to destroy the black matter, Naruto and Minato prepare a natural energy-infused Tailed Beast Ball, while Obito decides to kill two birds with one stone by releasing the Ten-Tails, both defending himself from their attack and further progressing the plan. As the Ten-Tails' body turns into a massive tree, the Six Red Yang Formation is released, so its branches can go after every member of the Shinobi Alliance, to suck out their chakra, with Gyūki telling B how this was the Ten-Tails' final form. As Hashirama observes the horrors, shocked, Madara explains the situation by narrating a tale of the shinobi's origins. Madara reveals that he discovered this through the Uchiha Stone Monument and such discovery had showed him the worthlessness of reality, with mankind forever cursed to hate and kill each other. As the scenery changes over to Obito's location, he stops the branches of the tree, satisfied enough seeing the Alliance on the breaking point, tells them to lay down quietly, since they had endured enough, with their misery to soon be over as the flower atop the tree blooms, almost ready to cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi.


  • When Minato goes into Tailed Beast Mode and jumps to aid Naruto, his right arm is restored for a second before it disappears again.


Role Seiyū
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji
Naruto Uzumaki うずまきナルト Uzumaki Naruto Junko Takeuchi 竹内 順子 Takeuchi Junko
Sasuke Uchiha うちはサスケ Uchiha Sasuke Noriaki Sugiyama 杉山 紀彰 Sugiyama Noriaki
Chōji Akimichi 秋道チョウジ Akimichi Chōji Kentarō Itō 伊藤健太郎 Itō Kentarō
Ino Yamanaka 山中いの Yamanaka Ino Ryōka Yuzuki 柚木 涼香 Yuzuki Ryōka
Kurama 九喇嘛 Kurama Tesshō Genda 玄田 哲章 Genda Tesshō
Hashirama Senju 千手柱間 Senju Hashirama Takayuki Sugō 菅生 隆之 Sugō Takayuki
Tobirama Senju 千手扉間 Senju Tobirama Ken'yū Horiuchi 堀内 賢雄 Horiuchi Ken'yū
Hiruzen Sarutobi 猿飛ヒルゼン Sarutobi Hiruzen Hidekatsu Shibata 柴田 秀勝 Shibata Hidekatsu
Minato Namikaze 波風ミナト Namikaze Minato Toshiyuki Morikawa 森川 智之 Morikawa Toshiyuki
Madara Uchiha うちはマダラ Uchiha Madara Naoya Uchida 内田 直哉 Uchida Naoya
Obito Uchiha うちはオビト Uchiha Obito Wataru Takagi 高木 渉 Takagi Wataru
Killer B キラービー Kirābī Hisao Egawa 江川 央生 Egawa Hisao
Gyūki 牛鬼 Gyūki Masaki Aizawa 相沢まさき Aizawa Masaki
Katsuyu カツユ Katsuyu Mamiko Noto 能登麻美子 Noto Mamiko
Jūgo 重吾 Jūgo Shūhei Sakaguchi 阪口 周平 Sakaguchi Shūhei

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    • Hisana, that's not always a bad thing. It's pretty cool sometimes. It doesn't bother me at all.
    • Eric Burrell wrote: Hisana, that's not always a bad thing. It's pretty cool sometimes. It doesn't bother me at all. When di...