edit"Night of the Crescent Moon"
Mikazuki no Yoru
(三日月の夜, Mikazuki no Yoru)
Episode data
Previous "Fade into the Moonlight"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #308 (Watch Online)
Next "An A-Rank Mission: The Contest"
Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation
Japanese April 11, 2013
English August 29, 2015
"Night of the Crescent Moon" (三日月の夜, Mikazuki no Yoru) is episode 308 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Yūgao thinks about the time she used to spar with Hayate, learning kenjutsu as she and the search party hunt for Hayate's team. When they finally found them, the sealing team quickly put an end to the actions of the other members of Hayate's team and continue over to Hayate himself. However, they are injured in the process on protecting Yūgao from Hayate's blow. After they retreat, Sakura and Yūgao tend to and Yokaze's wounds and are told that they cannot carry on further. When Yūgao prepares to leave, Sakura stops and asks why she cannot fight anymore. Once Yūgao explained that carrying a sword only reminds of her Hayate's death, Sakura says that they had to fight because of the "unforgivable" technique that Kabuto used to wage the war and goes to retrieve the KIA scroll on her own. Sakura catches up to and engages Hayate, who immediately recognises her from the Chūnin Exams. She battles him and seems to be on even grounds with him until he uses the Transparent Escape Technique. He manages to cut her but it is revealed to be a Body Replacement Technique and Yūgao arrives soon after. Yūgao tells Sakura to fetch the sealing corps despite her offer to join the fight. The fight ensues during which Hayate commends Yūgao on her improvement in swordsmanship. During the fight, Kabuto senses the delay and tries to take over Hayate's consciousness, who seemingly pins Yūgao to a tree, but is saved by the efforts of Hayate to take back control and gets himself pierced by Yūgao's sword and falls. He is finally sealed and the mission to retrieve the KIA scroll became a success.


Role Seiyū
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji
Sakura Haruno 春野サクラ Haruno Sakura Chie Nakamura 中村 千絵 Nakamura Chie
Hayate Gekkō 月光ハヤテ Gekkō Hayate Nozomu Sasaki 佐々木 望 Sasaki Nozomu
Yūgao Uzuki 卯月夕顔 Uzuki Yūgao Keiko Nemoto 根本 圭子 Nemoto Keiko
Kakashi Hatake はたけカカシ Hatake Kakashi Kazuhiko Inoue 井上 和彦 Inoue Kazuhiko
Sukui スクイ Sukui Yukari Oribe 織部ゆかり Oribe Yukari
Yokaze ヨカゼ Yokaze Shinobu Matsumoto 松本 忍 Matsumoto Shinobu
イオウ Kōsuke Gotō 後藤 光祐 Gotō Kōsuke
Third Hokage: Hiruzen Sarutobi 三代目火影・猿飛ヒルゼン Sandaime Hokage: Sarutobi Hiruzen Hidekatsu Shibata 柴田 秀勝 Shibata Hidekatsu
Kabuto Yakushi 薬師カブト Yakushi Kabuto Nobutoshi Canna 神奈 延年 Kanna Nobutoshi
Reincarnated Shinobi 穢土転生の忍 Edo Tensei no Shinobi Taira Kikumoto 菊本 平 Kikumoto Taira
Ryūichi Kijima 木島 隆一 Kijima Ryūichi