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This is the article on the chapter of the manga. If you are looking for the article on the episode of the anime, head to Homecoming.
Chapter 172
(帰郷, Kikyō)
Chapter Info
Volume Naruto vs. Sasuke!! (#20)
Previous "The Successor"
Chapter 172
Next "Those Suffering"
Arc Sasuke Retrieval Arc
Anime Naruto #98
None in this Chapter
Dynamic Marking
"Homecoming" (帰郷, Kikyō) is chapter 172 of the original Naruto manga.


Tsunade returns to Konoha as the new Hokage. The villagers are eager to have her begin her official duties, but Naruto insists that she help Sasuke and Kakashi first. They run into Shikamaru along the way, who, given his history with women, is unhappy that the Hokage is a woman too. He later reluctantly has lunch with Team 10 to celebrate his appointment as a chūnin, the only advance in rank from the Chūnin Exams. Neji elsewhere tries to locate birds with his Byakugan, but can only see seven of eight. Tsunade heals Kakashi and Sasuke. Sakura is particularly happy with Sasuke's recovery, having stayed by his bedside since his encounter with Itachi. Guy pleads for Tsunade to look at Lee too.

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