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"Nine-Tails, Captured!" (九尾捕獲完了, Kyūbi Hokaku Kanryō) is episode 165 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Synopsis

Fukasaku and Shima begin to prepare their genjutsu so that Naruto may be able to exploit Pain's five-second intervals. The Deva Path then uses its Banshō Ten'in to pull Naruto towards it as the Preta Path restrains him. Naruto's Sage Mode deactivates as the Preta Path begins to absorb his chakra. Realising that not being able to move is a good thing, Naruto takes the opportunity to stand still and gather natural energy, which the Preta Path acquires. However, the Path consumes too much and turns into a frog statue, effectively being destroyed.

Irritated yet surprised that he has been pushed this far, the Deva Path uses Banshō Ten'in to pull in Fukasaku and kills him; Naruto, trying to catch the toad, falls to the ground as Pain stabs his hands with his black pole, pinning Naruto. Having trapped the jinchūriki, Pain tells him that the world shall finally know true pain, after which peace shall be created. Naruto calls Pain a hypocrite for preaching about peace after killing Jiraiya and Kakashi while also destroying Konohagakure. Pain explains that he and Naruto are fighting for the very same peace that Jiraiya wanted, and that he is merely having his vengeance on Konoha for what they did to Amegakure during the Second Shinobi World War, in which Ame was treated as a battleground by the Lands of Fire, Wind and Water. Pain states that he lost his family and friends due to the shinobi cycle of hatred and thus understands the pain Naruto must be feeling, and asks Naruto what approach he would take to ensure peace. Naruto recalls Jiraiya bestowing to him his wish to break the cycle of hatred and bring about peace, and responds that he does not have an answer.

Pain divulges that by acquiring the Nine-Tailed Fox, he would soon have the power of all nine tailed beasts, after which he would be able to use their power to destroy entire nations. After such destruction, the world would be frightened and inspired by that very fear to not cause wars and thus peace would be stabilised. As the years pass, eventually the fear would dissipate, after which humans would no doubt use the tailed beasts against one another, once again causing massive destruction that would spur fear and quell conflict.

Meanwhile, Shikamaru decides that they should find the real Pain as to not let Shizune's death to have been in vain, claiming that they will glean whatever they can from everyone, including dead bodies. Inoichi recalls the memory he had glimpsed inside Yūdachi's mind and remembers that Pain lives in a high tower. Realising that the real Pain must be nearby and in the highest tower near Konoha in order to control the Six Paths of Pain, they decide to locate him. In his tower, a crippled and ill Nagato is revealed to be the true "Pain", speaking to Naruto via his Deva Path. Konan notices Nagato coughing blood and tells him that he ought to take it easy, as he has already depleted a lot of chakra.

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
FukasakuIkuo Nishikawa西川 幾雄Nishikawa IkuoKirk Thornton
ShimaHikari Yonoよの ひかりYono HikariMary Elizabeth McGlynn
KatsuyuMamiko Noto能登 麻美子Noto MamikoMary Elizabeth McGlynn
GamabuntaTakeshi Watabe渡部 猛Watabe TakeshiKirk Thornton
Shikamaru NaraShotaro Morikubo森久保 祥太郎Morikubo ShōtarōTom Gibis
Chōji AkimichiKentaro Ito伊藤 健太郎Itō KentarōRobbie Rist
Ino YamanakaRyoka Yuzuki柚木 涼香Yuzuki RyōkaColleen O'Shaughnessey
Kiba InuzukaKosuke Toriumi鳥海 浩輔Toriumi KōsukeKyle Hebert
Hinata HyūgaNana Mizuki水樹 奈々Mizuki NanaStephanie Sheh
Kō HyūgaYoji Ueda上田 燿司Ueda YōjiSam Riegel
PainKenyu Horiuchi堀内 賢雄Horiuchi Ken'yūTroy Baker
KonanAtsuko Tanaka田中 敦子Tanaka AtsukoDorothy Elias-Fahn
NagatoJunpei Morita森田 順平Morita JunpeiVic Mignogna
Shikaku NaraHiroshi Yanaka家中 宏Yanaka HiroshiJonathan Fahn
Inoichi YamanakaDaiki Nakamura中村 大樹Nakamura DaikiKyle Hebert
Konoha shinobiTomoyuki Kono
Tomohiro Tsuboi
河野 智之
坪井 智浩
Kōno Tomoyuki
Tsuboi Tomohiro
Sakura HarunoChie Nakamura中村 千絵Nakamura ChieKate Higgins