Hero of the Hidden Leaf
(木ノ葉の英雄, Konoha no Eiyū)
|Previous||Tale of Naruto Uzumaki|
|Episode||Naruto: Shippūden #175 (Watch Online)|
|Next||Rookie Instructor Iruka|
|Arc||Invasion of Pain Arc|
|Manga||426, 449, 450|
|Japanese||August 26, 2010|
Hero of the Hidden Leaf (木ノ葉の英雄, Konoha no Eiyū) is episode 175 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
A dead Kakashi converses with his deceased father, Sakumo. Kakashi questions the latter on the circumstances of his death but ultimately ends up forgiving him. In these same moments, Nagato releases his technique to resuscitate the casualties of his devastated invasion. The other villagers watched as they are revived, in shock. Nagato uses his last bit of chakra at this point and uses whatever energy he has left to verbally entrust his dream of peace to Naruto before dying, which Naruto accepts. Konan expresses that she will quit from the Akatsuki and capitulates to Konoha as a sign of peace. Encasing, Nagato's and Yahiko's body, she and Naruto go their separate ways. Naruto then has a modest shrine made in Jiraiya's honour where he places Jiraiya's book and the flowers of hope given to him by Konan using paper has 'the flowers that will never wilt'. He prays for his master and leaves. As Naruto walks back to his home, he begins to collapse in fatigue. He is then caught by a revived Kakashi and he is carried home, he notes that the relaxed Naruto has gotten much more difficult to carry than at a younger age. He takes him back to Konoha where the villagers anticipate the return of their new hero, and Naruto is welcomed warmly and saluted by many high-ranking ninja. Fukasaku is alive and with Shima and Gamakichi. Naruto's classmates praise his new strength are glad to see him. Hinata cries pleased that Naruto is okay. Sakura seems to standout amongst them, she goes and gives Naruto a hard knock on his head for being so reckless, but then embraces him with a hug and thanks him, also pleased he's okay, despite how she shows it. Ebisu and Iruka think about Naruto's past and growth. Iruka cries seeing Naruto is no longer an outcast, he has now saved the entire village. Everybody puts him in a mash-pit and hauls him into the air cheering for him.