edit"Izanagi and Izanami"
Izanagi and Izanami
(イザナギとイザナミ, Izanagi to Izanami)
Episode data
Previous "The Izanami Activated"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #338 (Watch Online)
Next "I Will Love You Always"
Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax
Manga Naruto Chapter #587, Naruto Chapter #588
Japanese November 14, 2013
English July 5, 2016
"Izanagi and Izanami" (イザナギとイザナミ, Izanagi to Izanami) is episode 338 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


With Izanami activated, and Kabuto trapped within its infinite loop, Sasuke uses this time to question his brother about the technique. Itachi tells Sasuke about the history behind Izanami's creation as well as the Uchiha clan's use of the technique. Itachi ultimately reveals to Sasuke that Izanami was created with the sole purpose of stopping the users of the technique's counterpart: Izanagi so that they would accept their fate — which is also the way to escape the infinite loop. Angered by the fact that Itachi would cast a technique that has an escape route, Sasuke questions his motives to which Itachi says that he wished to give Kabuto an opportunity to accept his fate. Sasuke, however, claims that Itachi is perfect and rather different from Kabuto but the elder Uchiha refuses this claim. Elsewhere, somewhere in a forest seemingly some distance away, a grown-up Urushi tells his comrade that he hoped by the time he gets home, Kabuto will be there. Back at the cave, Itachi prepares to put an end to the Impure World Reincarnation technique.


  • In the preview of this episode, the flashback of the Uchiha inter-clan rivalry was shown in colour. However, this episode showed the flashback in black and white when it first aired.
  • Itachi uses Tsukuyomi on Kabuto with his "right Mangekyō", even though his Tsukuyomi eye is his "left Mangekyō", which had lost its sight earlier in battle due to the use of Izanami.
  • When Itachi talked with Sasuke before he decided to release the Impure World Reincarnation, Itachi's left sclerae mistakenly appeared normal in one scene instead of black sclerae.
  • In Kabuto's mind when his horn was sliced off, the illusionary Itachi was not holding Sasuke's sword, which was an animation error. In the manga, he was holding it.


Role Seiyū
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji
Sasuke Uchiha うちはサスケ Uchiha Sasuke Noriaki Sugiyama 杉山 紀彰 Sugiyama Noriaki
Itachi Uchiha うちはイタチ Uchiha Itachi Hideo Ishikawa 石川 英郎 Ishikawa Hideo
Kabuto Yakushi 薬師カブト Yakushi Kabuto Nobutoshi Canna 神奈 延年 Kanna Nobutoshi
Rai Uchiha うちはライ Uchiha Rai Shinobu Matsumoto 松本 忍 Matsumoto Shinobu
Baru Uchiha うちはバル Uchiha Baru Ryūichi Kijima 木島 隆一 Kijima Ryūichi
Naka Uchiha うちはナカ Uchiha Naka Kengo Kawanishi 河西 健吾 Kawanishi Kengo
Naori Uchiha うちはナオリ Uchiha Naori Mariko Higashiuchi 東内マリ子 Higashiuchi Mariko
Konoha's Shinobi 木ノ葉の忍 Konoha no Shinobi Kōsuke Gotō 後藤 光祐 Gotō Kōsuke
Urushi (Young) ウルシ (青年) Urushi (Seinen) Taira Kikumoto 菊本 平 Kikumoto Taira