The Mission Brief

Just to confirm, I am correct in saying that in the mission brief Yamato reads out to Naruto near the beginning of this episode, he states that the villages are "in a critical situation" and "in preperaton for the Fourth Shinobi World War, an animal squad is to be formed" (or something to that effect), yes? I thought that the object of this fake S-rank mission was to keep Naruto in hiding (to protect him from Akatsuki) and away from all knowledge of the war. So why does Yamato mention it there!? And more to the point: how does Naruto still not know anything of the war? Was this done in the manga also? Dueler65 (talk) 14:58, July 23, 2012 (UTC)

He always knew about the war, but he was put into hiding so that Tobi could not capture him and extract Kurama from him. That was the only reason. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 17:34, July 23, 2012 (UTC)
No, because there are multiple references, by people like Yamato, Motoi and Tsunade, to the fact that if Naruto knew about the war, he would rush to the front lines (or at least try). So I repeat my previous question again: why was this said? Was it just a mistake? Dueler65 (talk) 22:02, July 23, 2012 (UTC)
Dueler is right. In the manga, he didn't know about the war, he just thought he was going to study the island's fauna. Anime changed, Naruto knew that there would be a war, but I don't recall if he knew the war was about protecting him. The protecting him part is what made people think he'd rush to the battlefield. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 22:17, July 23, 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, but I still don't think that's it. The multiple references I mentioned earlier all stated things like "Naruto doesn't even know there's a war on". I'm starting to think it was just a mistake... Dueler65 (talk) 17:55, July 28, 2012 (UTC)