|(カカシの予感, Kakashi no Yokan)|
|Volume||The Day of Parting…!! (#26)|
|Previous||"Chidori vs. Rasengan!!"|
|Arc||Sasuke Recovery Mission|
Kakashi learns of Sasuke's defection and the Sasuke Recovery Team, an under-qualified team of genin, being sent to bring him back. He races from Konoha and instructs his ninken to find Naruto and Sasuke, hoping to reach them before they kill each other. Meanwhile, Sasuke has pierced through Naruto's shoulder with his Chidori. Having missed the heart, Sasuke begins to choke Naruto so that he can kill him and gain the Mangekyō Sharingan. The Nine-Tails' chakra begins to leak out before he can do so, forcing Sasuke to release Naruto and healing Naruto's injury. Naruto threatens to break all of the bones in Sasuke's body in order to keep him safe from Orochimaru.