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This is the article on the episode. For the character, head to Madara Uchiha. For other uses, see Madara Uchiha (disambiguation).

"Madara Uchiha" (うちはマダラ, Uchiha Madara) is episode 322 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Summary

Kabuto takes control over 's body and explains to Madara that he has made him stronger than when he was in his prime. With that, Madara pushes forward and takes down a large portion of the Fourth Division using only taijutsu and kenjutsu to dominate them, with the aid of his Sharingan to evade their attacks. Temari tells Naruto to enter "that mode", but he replies that he is out of chakra and cannot do so. She later hits Madara with an attack that sends him away, but little to no damage is done. He then uses a powerful flame technique on the alliance, who barely manage to counter it with their combined water techniques. Madara then launches plenty of fireballs at the alliance and also reappears in the smoke to fight. As he proceeds to defeat even more of them, he is stopped by Gaara's sand. Gaara, Ōnoki and Naruto manage to corner Madara with their techniques. However, Madara activates his Susanoo to shield himself from Naruto's Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan. Naruto enters Sage Mode and after Gaara takes Madara away from the Susanoo, Naruto attacks him with a Wind Release: Rasenshuriken. However, he activates his Rinnegan and absorbs Naruto's attack, confirming Kabuto's hypothesis on the Sharingan's potential to evolve into the Rinnegan. Madara drops a meteorite on the Fourth Division, but while Ōnoki stops it, he is unable to stop the second meteorite. It falls on them, crushing and killing a large number of them. There are few survivors, but they are wounded, including Ōnoki. Madara then attempts to summon the Nine-Tails but fails because it is still sealed within Naruto. He then proceeds to test Hashirama's cells inside of him by using the Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees, leaving Naruto and the other surviving shinobi of the Fourth Division in shock.

Trivia

  • In the manga, Madara attacks the Allied Shinobi Forces first with his Fire Release technique and then combats them with taijutsu. However, in this episode, he first engages them with taijutsu and then uses his Fire Release technique.
  • Before the Alliance engaged Madara, Ōnoki told the sensors to watch out for the Second Tsuchikage, even though it was stated that he cannot be detected by normal means.
  • When Naruto attacks Madara with his Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan, Madara already has his Rinnegan activated for a second, but then switches to his Mangekyō Sharingan.
  • When Naruto attacks Madara with the Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan, a Sunagakure shinobi is seen that looks exactly the same as a Sunagakure shinobi Kabuto reincarnated in the Power arc.

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Fifth Hokage: TsunadeMasako Katsuki勝生 真沙子Katsuki MasakoDebi Mae West
Fourth Raikage: AHideaki Tezuka手塚 秀彰Tezuka HideakiBeau Billingslea
Fifth Kazekage: GaaraAkira Ishida石田 彰Ishida AkiraLiam O'Brien
Third Tsuchikage: ŌnokiTomomichi Nishimura西村 知道Nishimura TomomichiSteve Blum
Nine-Tailed FoxTessho Genda玄田 哲章Genda TesshōPaul St. Peter
TemariRomi Park朴 璐美Paku RomiTara Platt
Shikaku NaraHiroshi Yanaka家中 宏Yanaka HiroshiJonathan Fahn
Inoichi YamanakaDaiki Nakamura中村 大樹Nakamura DaikiKyle Hebert
AoTadahisa Saizen西前 忠久Saizen TadahisaSteve Blum
DodaiShinobu Matsumoto松本 忍Matsumoto ShinobuTodd Haberkorn
Madara UchihaNaoya Uchida内田 直哉Uchida NaoyaNeil Kaplan
Kabuto YakushiNobutoshi Kanna神奈 延年Kanna NobutoshiHenry Dittman
Second Tsuchikage: MūOsamu Mukai向井 修Mukai OsamuJ.B. Blanc
Allied ShinobiTaira Kikumoto
Ryuichi Kijima
Kosuke Goto
菊本 平
木島 隆一
後藤 光祐
Kikumoto Taira
Kijima Ryūichi
Gotō Kōsuke