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edit"Killer B and Motoi"
B and Motoi
(キラービーとモトイ, Kirābī to Motoi)
Episode data
Previous "Land Ahoy! Is this the Island of Paradise?"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #244 (Watch Online)
Next "The Next Challenge! Naruto vs. The Nine-Tails!!"
Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown
Manga Naruto Chapter #493, Naruto Chapter #494
Japanese January 12, 2012
English May 31, 2014
"Killer B and Motoi" (キラービーとモトイ, Kirābī to Motoi) is episode 244 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Struggling with the Falls of Truth and his darker side, Naruto requests help from Motoi, asking how Killer B overcame his dark side. Due to the seriousness of the situation and the effect on peace that Naruto gaining control of the Nine-Tails would have, Motoi agrees, telling him and Yamato of B's past. After Motoi's father's death at the hands of the Eight-Tails, who had rampaged after his jinchūriki was unable to control it, B was chosen and subsequently shunned as the new Eight Tails jinchūriki. As he had blamed the tailed beast for his father's murder, his hatred shifted to Killer B himself and twice tried to kill him with a kunai; while B seemed to recognise him the first time, the second time, Motoi witnessed the villagers of Kumo bombarding Killer B with eggs, only for the latter to smile and shrug it off. Naruto leaves for a moment of solace, only for Motoi and Yamato to be attacked by the Giant Squid, with Motoi being captured.

Yamato uses his Wood Release: Smothering Binding Technique to restrain the squid, athough Naruto refrains from attacking, believing the squid to be Killer B in his Eight-Tails form angrily attacking Motoi; however, the real Killer B arrives and quickly defeats the squid. Motoi asks Killer B why he would save someone who tried to kill him in the past, Killer B responds that he does not remember that incident, and that all he remembers is the good memories he had growing up with Motoi, who he proclaims is his best friend. As he gives Motoi a fist bump, which Motoi reciprocates, Naruto adopts Killer B's verbal tic, while Killer B does the same.


Role Seiyū
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji
Naruto Uzumaki うずまきナルト Uzumaki Naruto Junko Takeuchi 竹内 順子 Takeuchi Junko
Yamato ヤマト Yamato Rikiya Koyama 小山 力也 Koyama Rikiya
Killer B キラービー Kirābī Hisao Egawa 江川 央生 Egawa Hisao
Motoi モトイ Motoi Daichi Endō 遠藤 大智 Endō Daichi
Fourth Raikage: A 四代目雷影・エー Yondaime Raikage: Ē Hideaki Tezuka 手塚 秀彰 Tezuka Hideaki
Eight-Tails 八尾 Hachibi Masaki Aizawa 相沢まさき Aizawa Masaki
Third Raikage 三代目雷影 Sandaime Raikage Naoki Tamanoi 玉野井直樹 Tamanoi Naoki
Motoi's Father モトイの父 Motoi no Chichi Shinobu Matsumoto 松本 忍 Matsumoto Shinobu
B (Child) ビー (幼少) Bī (Yōshō) Mariko Higashiuchi 東内マリ子 Higashiuchi Mariko
Motoi (Child) モトイ (幼少) Motoi (Yōshō) Yukari Oribe 織部ゆかり Oribe Yukari
Kumogakure Shinobi 雲隠れの忍 Kumogakure no Shinobi Toshiharu Nakanishi 中西としはる Nakanishi Toshiharu
Kumogakure Villager 雲隠れの住人 Kumogakure no Jūnin Ryūichi Kijima 木島 隆一 Kijima Ryūchi