|"His Resolve as the Hokage…!!"|
|(火影としての覚悟…!!, Hokage Toshite no Kakugo…!!, Viz: A Hokage's Decision…!!)|
|Volume||Sasuke vs. Danzō…!! (#51)|
|Next||"Madara Shows His True Worth!!"|
|Arc||Five Kage Summit (Arc)|
|Japanese||Weekly Shōnen Jump #1, 2010 (: January 1, 2010)|
Sai's ink clone tells Naruto about Konoha's resolution to personally eliminate Sasuke. Although Sakura agrees, she could not bring herself to tell Naruto and forbade her escorts from bringing it up. Sai speculates that, due to Sakura's feelings for Sasuke, she plans to kill him herself to not only repent for relying on Naruto for so long, but to make sure Sasuke doesn't sink any lower on the path of darkness. Naruto contemplates all of this, but is interrupted by the arrival of Gaara, who tells them what happened at the Kage Summit, including the actions of Sasuke. Gaara encourages Naruto to give up on Sasuke if he truly wishes to become Hokage. Elsewhere, Tobi confronts Danzō as he returns to Konoha.