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"Racing Lightning" (疾走る雷, Hashiru Ikazuchi) is episode 202 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Synopsis

Naruto attempts to attack Tobi with his Rasengan, only for the attack to go through him. Yamato restrains Tobi with his Wood Release while Kakashi prepares his Lightning Cutter, telling Tobi that he knows that he is none other than Madara Uchiha. Madara reiterates that physical attacks won't work on him; however, Yamato reminds him that he would have to become tangible if he ever wishes to capture Naruto, and that he would strike when such an opportunity arises. Madara states that he has only come to talk to Naruto, wanting to know how he convinced Nagato to betray him. Naruto, however, is only interested in wanting to know about Sasuke. Madara agrees to explain Sasuke's motives, but adds that to do so, he must first tell them the truth about Itachi.

Back at the summit, the Fourth Raikage breaks White Zetsu's neck, seemingly killing him. He is admonished by the Fifth Mizukage for killing off a valuable source of information, but brushes it off as he and his two subordinates, C and Darui, decide to locate Sasuke and kill him. Before leaving, he tasks Ao to keep Danzō under watch, who meekly explains that he cannot use his technique multiple times a day. Mifune berates him for his actions, claiming that he may have actually chosen Danzō to be the leader of the Allied Shinobi Forces, but Danzō explains that there is no time for morality and ethics in their shinobi world if they wish to produce results. Gaara, Kankurō, Temari, and Kurotsuchi decide to leave in order to find Sasuke as well.

Meanwhile, Sasuke engages in combat against the samurai soldiers, easily killing them. Suigetsu notices the change in Sasuke's behaviour, as Sasuke had previously been vocal about only killing when necessary, while Karin is able to sense the change in Sasuke's chakra, stating it to be more ominous than the second stage of his cursed seal. The Fourth Raikage, C, and Darui join the battle, with the Raikage activating his Lightning Release Chakra Mode. Darui uses his Lightning Release: Wave of Inspiration to keep Sasuke at bay while the Raikage rushes forward to attack Sasuke, only for the blow to be blocked by Jūgo. C uses his Lightning Release: Lightning Illusion Flash of Lightning Pillar to induce a bright genjutsu, but Sasuke dispels it with his Sharingan. However, both Darui and the Raikage use the opportunity to launch an attack; Suigetsu joins the fray and uses his Kubikiribōchō to block Darui's Cleaver Sword, while Jūgo bears the brunt of the Raikage's Elbow.

Suigetsu's blade is broken from the clash and continues to fight Darui, who orders C to locate Karin. Using her Chakra Suppression Technique, Karin is able to hide, while Sasuke paralyses C with his Genjutsu: Sharingan to take him out. Jūgo, who had purposely tapped into his homicidal nature and had entered into full Sage Transformation, tries to kill the Raikage with his Multiple Lotus Nonself Connected Cannons, only for the kage to survive unscathed. With Jūgo being injured, Sasuke decides to face the Raikage himself.

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Kakashi HatakeKazuhiko Inoue井上 和彦Inoue KazuhikoDave Wittenberg
YamatoRikiya Koyama小山 力也Koyama RikiyaTroy Baker
Sasuke UchihaNoriaki Sugiyama杉山 紀彰Sugiyama NoriakiYuri Lowenthal
SuigetsuTakashi Kondo近藤 隆Kondō TakashiGrant George
JūgoShuhei Sakaguchi阪口 周平Sakaguchi ShūheiTravis Willingham
KarinKanako Tojo東條 加那子Tōjō KanakoAli Hillis
Sixth Hokage: DanzōHiroshi Ito糸 博Ito HiroshiWilliam Knight
Manabu Sakamaki坂巻 学Sakamaki ManabuKirk Thornton
Madara UchihaNaoya Uchida内田 直哉Uchida NaoyaNeil Kaplan
ZetsuNobuo Tobita飛田 展男Tobita NobuoTravis Willingham
Fifth Kazekage: GaaraAkira Ishida石田 彰Ishida AkiraLiam O'Brien
TemariRomi Park朴 璐美Paku RomiTara Platt
KankurōYasuyuki Kase加瀬 康之Kase YasuyukiDoug Erholtz
Third Tsuchikage: ŌnokiTomomichi Nishimura西村 知道Nishimura TomomichiSteve Blum
AkatsuchiKenta Miyake三宅 健太Miyake KentaKyle Hebert
KurotsuchiHana Takeda武田 華Takeda HanaLaura Bailey
Fourth Raikage: AHideaki Tezuka手塚 秀彰Tezuka HideakiBeau Billingslea
DaruiRyota Takeuchi竹内 良太Takeuchi RyōtaOgie Banks
CKenji Fukuda福田 賢二Fukuda KenjiVic Mignogna
Fifth Mizukage: Mei TerumīYurika Hino日野 由利加Hino YurikaMary Elizabeth McGlynn
AoTadahisa Saizen西前 忠久Saizen TadahisaSteve Blum
MifuneKatsumi Cho長 克巳Chō KatsumiKirk Thornton
OkisukeHidenori Takahashi高橋 英則Takahashi HidenoriKyle Hebert
UrakakuJunpei Endo遠藤 純平Endō JunpeiGrant George