edit"Naruto's Vow"
Naruto's vow
(ナルトの誓い, Naruto no Chikai)
Episode data
Previous "Kakashi, My Eternal Rival!"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #242 (Watch Online)
Next "Land Ahoy! Is this the Island of Paradise?"
Arc Paradise Life on a Boat
Opening "Newsong"
Ending "Place to Try"
Japanese December 28, 2011
English May 17, 2014
"Naruto's Vow" (ナルトの誓い, Naruto no Chikai) is episode 242 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


While on his way to meet messengers from Iwagakure, Chōjūrō decides to go on ahead by himself, due to the slow progress in travelling and the knowledge that Ganryū is out for vengeance. Naruto and his group stop at one of the smaller islands off the coast of the Land of Water for restocking before going straight to the Land of Lightning; Naruto sets off to eat some ramen. Akatsuchi is sent by the Tsuchikage to the same isolated island in the Land of Water to rendezvous with Chōjūrō, and Kurotsuchi tags along.

As they await, they're attacked by a group of Kirigakure ninja, led by Ganryū. Battle ensues and Akatsuchi is injured. Naruto and Chōjūrō interfere and stop the battle. Chōjūrō demands Ganryū and his team to withdraw, stating that they are violating the Mizukage's will. The team leaves, and Kurotsuchi argues with Chōjūro to tend Akatsuchi's injuries, who says they need to wait for a medical-nin. Chōjūrō explains those were ninja who oppose the Allied Shinobi Forces, Ganryū being the sole survivor of the Tragedy of Yosuga Pass. Kurotsuchi heads out to kill Ganryū before he can kill her. Naruto however, stops Kurotsuchi from fatally injuring Ganryū, telling Ganryū that it will just create a cycle of hatred. Kurotsuchi attempts to slash Ganryū using her sword, but Naruto blocks it with his body. Ganryū agrees to let Naruto fulfil the peace. Chōjūro arrives with other Kiri ninja, telling Ganryū to surrender, which he does. Chōjūro informs him that the Iwa messenger was sent by the Tsuchikage himself, to formally apologise for the Tragedy of Yogusa Pass, and return a personal belonging of one of Ganryū's teammates who was killed in it. Chōjūro tells the others that Ganryū won't be sentenced for execution. Akatsuchi then tells Kurotsuchi that Kiri will just owe Iwa a favour in the future to come.

Delighted that the Iwa-Kiri grudge has come to an end, Naruto leaves in a hurry, without introducing himself to the others. Once arriving with Yamato and the others, they await for a new ship to take them to the island in the Land of Lightning.


  • The flak jackets worn by Team Ganryū and Ganryū's fellow assasins (with the exception of Kiri) are erroneously depicted like Iwagakure flak jackets with the exception of their colour and some even came with neck guards.
  • Ganryū also wears a white forehead protector cloth; usually only seen on Kumogakure shinobi.


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
Aoba Yamashiro 山城アオバ Yamashiro Aoba Kenjiro Tsuda 津田健次郎 Tsuda Kenjiro
Might Guy マイト・ガイ Maito Gai Masashi Ebara 江原 正士 Ebara Masashi
Akatsuchi 赤ツチ Akatsuchi Kenta Miyake 三宅 健太 Miyake Kenta
Kurotsuchi 黒ツチ Kurotsuchi Hana Takeda 武田 華 Takeda Hana
Chōjūrō 長十郎 Chōjūrō Kōki Miyata 宮田 幸季 Miyata Kōki
Ganryū 巌流 Ganryū Yasunori Matsumoto 松本 保典 Matsumoto Yasunori
Kiri キリ Kiri Shinobu Matsumoto 松本 忍 Matsumoto Shinobu
Suiren スイレン Suiren Yukari Oribe 織部ゆかり Oribe Yukari
Head Ninja of Kumogakure 雲隠れの忍頭 Kumogakure no Shinobigashira Toshiharu Nakanishi 中西としはる Nakanishi Toshiharu
Kirigakure's Chūnin 霧隠れの中忍 Kirigakure no Chūnin Suguru Inoue 井上 優 Inoue Suguru
Ganryū's Subordinate 巌流の部下 Ganryū no Buka Ryūichi Kijima 木島 隆一 Kijima Ryūichi