Naruto and Konoha!!
(ナルトと木ノ葉!!, Naruto to Konoha!!)
|Arc||Invasion of Pain Arc|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden #160, Naruto Shippūden #161, Naruto Shippūden #175|
Naruto refuses to give up on using Sage Mode, trying to find some alternative to fusing with Fukasaku so that he doesn't let Jiraiya down. Meanwhile, Konohamaru watches the Naraka Path's interrogation of two Konoha ninja about Naruto's location. He tries to leave unnoticed to avoid being captured, but accidentally draws attention to himself. Ebisu steps in in order to buy time for Konohamaru to escape and is quickly defeated. Despite once disapproving of Naruto, he refuses to tell the Naraka Path where Naruto is. Before he is killed, Konohamaru, having not fled, demands the Pain fight him.