edit"Rogue Ninja's Past"
(抜け忍の過去, Nukenin no Kako)
Episode data
Previous "The Successor's Wish"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #147 (Watch Online)
Next "Heir to Darkness"
Arc Six-Tails Unleashed
Japanese February 11, 2010
English July 9, 2012
"Rogue Ninja's Past" (抜け忍の過去, Nukenin no Kako) is episode 147 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Naruto, Sai and Yamato attempt to attack the Kiri hunter-nin, who use their Secret Technique: Mist Rain to absorb the chakra from Naruto's Rasengan while using Water Release: Water Whip to destroy Sai's ink beasts. Their clash is interrupted by Tsurugi, the commander of the hunter-nin's unit. Since Team 7 refuses to hand over Utakata in exchange for Hotaru, Tsurugi offers a counter-proposal — Utakata would be allowed to stay with Hotaru until Team 7's mission is done, at which point Team 7 is relinquish Utakata to Kirigakure; failure to comply could incite a war between the nations. As Yamato agrees, Tsurugi asks for a private conversation with Utakata. He asks Utakata to return to Kirigakure, claiming that they are not known as the "Blood Mist Village" anymore and that things are peaceful there, and that the village won't kill him since he possesses something they need within him. Utakata refutes Tsurugi's words, not wishing to trust him, stating that the last time he trusted someone, who happened to be his master, the latter turned around and tried to kill him.

With Yamato and Tsurugi having agreed to a negotiation, the hunter-nin flee. On their way back to Mount Katsuragi in order to reunite with Sakura and Tonbee, Hotaru wonders why Utakata does not wish to be her master. Naruto tells her about his master, adding that since he did not have any parents growing up, travelling with Jiraiya made him wonder if that is what it felt like to have a father, and that he even found himself acting like a son. He recalls how hard he trained under his master, and reassures Hotaru that so long as she possessed the will, she will be his student. However, Hotaru collapses from pain, and Naruto notices that her shoulder is hurt. Utakata realises that it is her back, and asks for some privacy while tasking Naruto with finding some medicinal herbs. As Naruto retrieves the herbs and makes his way back, he is stunned when he sees Hotaru's bare back, with contains a scarred seal. Utakata reveals that the scar is the Tsuchigumo clan's forbidden technique, which was engraved on to her. Filled with rage, Utakata declares that he has no care for those who merely use people as tools or vessels with no regard for their welfare.


Role Seiyū
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji
Naruto Uzumaki うずまきナルト Uzumaki Naruto Junko Takeuchi 竹内順子 Takeuchi Junko
Sai サイ Sai Satoshi Hino 日野聡 Hino Satoshi
Yamato ヤマト Yamato Rikiya Koyama 小山力也 Koyama Rikiya
Utakata ウタカタ Utakata Ken'ichi Suzumura 鈴村健一 Suzumura Ken'ichi
Hotaru ホタル Hotaru Megumi Toyoguchi 豊口めぐみ Toyoguchi Megumi
Shiranami シラナミ Shiranami Takeshi Kusao 草尾毅 Kusao Takashi
Harusame ハルサメ Harusame Kenji Yamauchi 山内健嗣 Yamauchi Kenji
Tsurugi ツルギ Tsurugi Tadahisa Saizen 西前忠久 Saizen Tadahisa
Kirigakure Hunter-nin 霧隠の里の追忍 Kirigakure no sato no oinin Daichi Endō 遠藤大智 Endō Daichi
Taira Kikumoto 菊本平 Kikumoto Taira