|"I'll Protect You"|
|(私が守る, Watashi ga Mamoru)|
|Volume||Volume #73 (#73)|
|Previous||"The Real Thing"|
|Next||"What is Reflected in Those Eyes"|
|Arc||Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring|
Shin creates a makeshift arm out of scalpels and prepares to engage Sakura in battle. As Naruto, Sasuke, Sarada, and Chōchō fly to Shin's location in Sasuke's Susanoo, Sarada thinks about Sakura, Sasuke, and Karin, and what Sasuke's relationship with his wife really is like only to be comforted by Naruto and regains her composure. Shin uses his scalpels to form a large shuriken and throws it at Sakura, but it is intercepted by Sasuke's Susanoo Sword. Sasuke then crushes Shin's bones, removes the scalpels from Sakura's arm, and burns them with Amaterasu while Sarada smiles with delight that there is love between husband and wife. The group prepares to capture Shin so he can be interrogated at Konohagakure, but Shin's clones stab him with their kunai, much to everyone's shock. The clones declare that Shin's genes have become weak and that they will become strong and evolve instead of him. An army of Shin clones appears and starts fighting Naruto and Sasuke. While his enemies are distracted, Shin attempts to warp away from the battlefield and take the girls with him using his creature. However, Sarada intervenes and kills the creature with a single punch. More clones of Shin arrive and Naruto suggests they retreat. Sakura tells Sarada to stand back, but Sarada instead charges at the clone army. Dodging a kunai and stating her desire to protect her mother, Sarada attacks the clones.