edit"Master and Student"
Utakata's end
(師弟, Shitei)
Episode data
Previous "The Forbidden Jutsu Released"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #151 (Watch Online)
Next "Sombre News"
Arc Six-Tails Unleashed
Opening "Sign"
Ending "For You"
Japanese March 11, 2010
English July 9, 2012
"Master and Student" (師弟, Shitei) is episode 151 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Shiranami uses Hotaru to release the kinjutsu, and Naruto and Utakata are caught in the blast. Naruto regains consciousness and wakes Utakata. Utakata stops Shiranami with his Soap Bubble Ninjutsu and at this point, chakra and natural energy is being absorbed in great amounts by Hotaru's body. Shiranami flees the scene knowing that the technique is now out of control and the latter is able to destroy the village; Naruto chases after him to get him back. Utakata uses the power of the Six-Tails to control the accumulation of chakra. He meets Hotaru in a spiritual intervention and absorbs the explosion without harm, removing Hotaru's seal in the process.

The village is finally at peace and Utakata decides to accept Hotaru as a student. proud to her master. As Team 7 makes their way back to the village, Naruto muses that he's glad Hotaru has found her master, and claims that he misses Jiraiya, his own master. Meanwhile, Utakata leaves Hotaru momentarily in the meadow where they first met while he finds the Kiri hunter-nin, wanting to ask their permission before training Hotaru. As he notices a bloodied Anbu mask, he finds himself face-to-face with the Six Paths of Pain. Pain's Asura Path traps him with its missiles and thus leaves him crushed under a cliff. On the verge of death, Utakata sends a myriad of bubbles where Hotaru is awaiting his return, unaware that her master is not returning.


  • Naruto is shocked when Shiranami tells him that he killed his own father in an attempt to obtain the Fury kinjutsu, despite Shiranami having told Naruto this in the previous episode.


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
Sakura Haruno 春野サクラ Haruno Sakura Chie Nakamura 中村千絵 Nakamura Chie
Sai サイ Sai Satoshi Hino 日野聡 Hino Satoshi
Yamato ヤマト Yamato Rikiya Koyama 小山力也 Koyama Rikiya
Utakata ウタカタ Utakata Ken'ichi Suzumura 鈴村健一 Suzumura Ken'ichi
Hotaru ホタル Hotaru Megumi Toyoguchi 豊口めぐみ Toyoguchi Megumi
Tonbee 遁兵衛 Tonbee Shōzō Sasaki 佐々木省三 Sasaki Shōzō
Tsuchigumo chief 土蜘蛛 頭領 Tsuchigumo tōryō Atsuki Tani 谷昌樹 Tani Atsuki
Harusame ハルサメ Harusame Kenji Yamauchi 山内健嗣 Yamauchi Kenji
Shiranami シラナミ Shiranami Takeshi Kusao 草尾毅 Kusao Takashi
Akaboshi アカボシ Akaboshi Akimitsu Takase 高瀬右光 Takase Akimitsu
Chūshin チュウシン Chūshin Yōhei Tadano 多田野曜平 Tadano Yōhei
Nangō ナンゴウ Nangō Nobuaki Kanemitsu 金光宣明 Kanemitsu Nobuaki
Benten ベンテン Benten Chikara Ōsaka 逢坂力 Ōsaka Chikara
Pain ペイン Pein Ken'yū Horiuchi 堀内賢雄 Horiuchi Ken'yū