|(ナルトの嘆願, Naruto no Tangan)|
|Previous||"Enter the Five Kage!"|
|Episode||Naruto: Shippūden #200 (Watch Online)|
|Arc||Five Kage Summit (Arc)|
|Manga||Naruto Chapter #457, Naruto Chapter #458, Naruto Chapter #459|
|Japanese||February 24, 2011|
|English||August 3, 2013|
Naruto tries to convince the Fourth Raikage to veto the execution order on Sasuke Uchiha, claiming that Sasuke is his friend and that killing him would pit Konoha in a war against Kumogakure. As Naruto gets on his knees and begs, Yamato reminds him that Kumo owes them for the Byakugan incident, in which Hinata was kidnapped by a Kumo-nin under the Raikage's orders and Hizashi Hyūga had to be sacrificed as a result. However, the Raikage merely dictates that shinobi should be powerful and headstrong, instead of bowing their head and begging. Stating that the Akatsuki are criminals that deserve to be hunted, the Raikage and his squad continue on the way to the Five Kage Summit.
Once all five Kage convene at the Land of Iron, they begin their discourse, where the Raikage declares that he does not trust any of the other Kage because they have used the Akatsuki as mercenaries in the past, shocking Gaara. He explains to Gaara that while Orochimaru may not have been a member during the Konoha Crush, he did kill both the Third Hokage and the Fourth Kazekage, and that Iwagakure and Kirigakure have often enlisted the Akatsuki's services, with rumours swirling that Kiri is home to the Akatsuki. The Third Tsuchikage explains that in a time of disarmament where suspicious between shinobi nations still persist, it is cheaper and much more effective to hire the Akatsuki to fight for them and that he had no regrets or qualms about it, while the Fifth Mizukage reveals that Yagura, the Fourth Mizukage, had actually been controlled by a member of the Akatsuki.
Gaara discloses to the other leaders that he was once a jinchūriki, and that the former Fifth Hokage of Konoha was the only one to provide any assistance. The Third Tsuchikage justifies their lack of involvement by citing that the abduction of jinchūriki is an embarrassing matter that should be dealt privately and internally, and that despite the Akatsuki's collection of tailed beasts, not even the jinchūriki can fully control them, citing Gaara as an example. However, Danzō divulges that there have been people who have managed to gain full control over the tailed beasts, namely Hashirama Senju, Madara Uchiha, Yagura, the former Mizukage, and Killer B, the Raikage's brother. To the utter shock of the other leaders, he reveals that Madara himself is the leader of the Akatsuki.
With Madara being announced as the leader, the other Kage realise the seriousness of the situation and the action that must follow. Mifune, the general of the Land of Iron, declares himself the presiding neutral party and proposes that all five hidden villages convene as one to form the Allied Shinobi Forces as a response to the Akatsuki threat, and that Danzō, the leader of the village that houses the last remaining jinchūriki, should be the leader of the allied forces.
|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|
|Kakashi Hatake||はたけカカシ||Hatake Kakashi||Kazuhiko Inoue||井上和彦||Inoue Kazuhiko|
|Sasuke Uchiha||うちはサスケ||Uchiha Sasuke||Noriaki Sugiyama||杉山紀彰||Sugiyama Noriaki|
|Zetsu||ゼツ||Zetsu||Nobuo Tobita||飛田展男||Tobita Nobuo|
|Sixth Hokage: Danzō||六代目火影・ダンゾウ||Rokudaime Hokage: Danzō||Hiroshi Ito||糸博||Ito Hiroshi|
|Fifth Kazekage: Gaara||五代目風影・我愛羅||Godaime Kazekage: Gaara||Akira Ishida||石田彰||Ishida Akira|
|Temari||テマリ||Temari||Romi Park||朴璐美||Paku Romi|
|Kankurō||カンクロウ||Kankurō||Yasuyuki Kase||加瀬康之||Kase Yasuyuki|
|Fifth Mizukage: Mei Terumī||五代目水影・照美メイ||Godaime Mizukage: Terumī Mei||Yurika Hino||日野由利加||Hino Yurika|
|Ao||青||Ao||Tadahisa Saizen||西前忠久||Saizen Tadahisa|
|Chōjūrō||長十郎||Chōjūrō||Kouki Miyata||宮田幸季||Miyata Kouki|
|Third Tsuchikage: Ōnoki||三代目土影・オオノキ||Sandaime Tsuchikage: Ōnoki||Tomomichi Nishimura||西村知道||Nishimura Tomomichi|
|Akatsuchi||赤ツチ||Akatsuchi||Kenta Miyake||三宅健太||Miyake Kenta|
|Fourth Raikage: A||四代目雷影・エー||Yondaime Raikage: Ē||Hideaki Tezuka||手塚秀彰||Tezuka Hideaki|
|Darui||ダルイ||Darui||Ryōta Takeuchi||竹内良太||Takeuchi Ryōta|
|C||シー||Shī||Kenji Fukuda||福田賢二||Fukuda Kenji|
|Karui||カルイ||Karui||Yuka Komatsu||小松由佳||Komatsu Yuka|
|Omoi||オモイ||Omoi||Kunihiro Kawamoto||河本邦弘||Kawamoto Kunihiro|
|Mifune||ミフネ||Mifune||Katsumi Chō||長克巳||Chō Katsumi|