Not Even Giving In To the Sudden Rain (ニワカ雨ニモ負ケズ, Niwaka Ame ni mo Makezu), performed by NICO Touches the Walls, is the thirteenth opening of Naruto: Shippūden. It began in episode 307 and ended in episode 332. It was succeeded by Size of the Moon.
Jyū yoku gō wo seishimashite
Gō yoku jyū mo tatsu
Muchū de kakkō tsuketara
Hijyōberu ga naru
Gojyuppo ijyō mo saki aruite
Chototsumoushin na sutairu
Jiyū de kibunya no
Kimi ha douyattatte mushi
Dare ni mo tokenai nazo ga aru
Fukidashita kaze ni furueteru
Kono meiro wo hodoite yaru
Kimi ga waratta ashita ha ame kai
Soumei na hikari ga chikachika hikaru
Me wo korasanakucha mirai ga kawatte shimau
Mae ni kitto kitto ima wo saratte iku
Kimi to jyanakucha mirai ha kawaite shimau no kamo
Isoge kitto ima wo waratte iku
The willow branch ties strong wood together
yet strong wood cuts the branch
If you are going through the motion
an alarm should go off
Getting too far ahead is really reckless
You are really emotional
you don't care how you get your fix
There's a puzzle that no one can solve
trembling in the blowing wind
Come on and unravel the labyrinth
You are laughing and having fun
but tomorrow will it rain?
The light of wisdom is flashing before your eyes
You better adjust your vision
before the future changes once more
And for certain you can
seize the moment for yourself
It's better if we are together
because the future might vanish
Hurry up and be sure to smile while we still can
The characters in order of appearance:
- Naruto Uzumaki
- Mei Terumī
- Sasuke Uchiha
- Obito Uchiha
- Madara Uchiha
- Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki
- This is the third song by NICO Touches the Walls used in Naruto media, the first and second songs were "Broken Youth" and "Diver".
- This is the first opening in the Naruto: Shippūden and overall Naruto series in which none of the Rookie Nine or Konoha 11 appear except Naruto and Sasuke.
- There is an animation error during the scene where the Raikage attacks Madara's Susanoo. His left arm is supposed to be missing, however it seems to have been replaced here by one made of lightning as he punches the construct.
- This opening features many symbols/images that can be linked to the Japanese festival of Tanabata such as Naruto carrying a branch of bamboo with wishes attached to them and the constant recurring of lights.
- Naruto can be seen standing on a furry surface at the end, perhaps hinting the physical presence of Kurama.