Thank You (episode)

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This is the article on episode 249 of Naruto: Shippūden. For chapter 504, head to Thank You.
"Thank You"
Kushina thanks Naruto
(ありがとう, Arigatō)
Episode data
Previous "The Fourth Hokage's Death Match"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #249 (Watch Online)
Next "Battle in Paradise! Odd Beast vs. The Monster!"
Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown
Manga Naruto Chapter #503, Naruto Chapter #504
Japanese February 9, 2012
English July 5, 2014
Barrier Tag
"Thank You" (ありがとう, Arigatō) is episode 249 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Acknowledging his defeat, Tobi once again relocates to a safe distance from the Fourth, but not before stating he will have another chance at world conquest, and then he too, teleports away. Minato arrives in Konoha and asks Gamabunta to keep the Nine-Tails still while he prepares to teleport it to a safer location. After relocating to another place, he takes Kushina and their newborn, and Kushina restrains the Nine-Tails using her chakra chains before Minato himself can set a barrier. Kushina intends to use the last of her chakra to pull the fox back to her with her so it will die with her. Minato prepares to seal away half the fox, telling Kushina he'll conserve her chakra to give her a chance to see Naruto one last time at a later point. Kushina protests the use of the Dead Demon Consuming Seal, asking Minato why he is sacrificing himself so she can meet Naruto for a few minutes when he's older. He convinces her that it's the right thing to do because "he could never substitute for her" and it would cause power imbalances between the nations if Konoha didn't have a jinchūriki. The death god grabs the Nine-Tails and seals half of it. Minato summons Gerotora and gives him the key to the seal he's about to put on Naruto. Kushina gives Naruto a long list of things to do, then Minato performs the Eight Trigrams Sealing Style. In the present, Kushina apologises to Naruto for not being there and he tells her he didn't know what a parent's love was like, but he managed. Naruto thanks his parents for making him their son and tells them that his vessel is full of love from the both of them. As Kushina fades away, she thanks him for letting her and Minato be his parents and thanks him for being born to them.


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
Fourth Hokage: Minato Namikaze 四代目火影・波風ミナト Yondaime Hokage: Namikaze Minato Toshiyuki Morikawa 森川 智之 Morikawa Toshiyuki
Kushina Uzumaki うずまきクシナ Uzumaki Kushina Emi Shinohara 篠原 恵美 Shinohara Emi
Jiraiya 自来也 Jiraiya Hōchū Ōtsuka 大塚 芳忠 Ōtsuka Hōchū
Third Hokage: Hiruzen Sarutobi 三代目火影・猿飛ヒルゼン Sandaime Hokage: Sarutobi Hiruzen Hidekatsu Shibata 柴田 秀勝 Shibata Hidekatsu
Nine-Tailed Fox 九尾の狐 Kyūbi no Kitsune Tesshō Ganda 玄田 哲章 Ganda Tesshō
Gamabunta & Enma ガマブン太&猿魔 Gamabunta & Enma Hiroshi Naka 中 博史 Naka Hiroshi
Kurenai Yūhi 夕日紅 Yūhi Kurenai Rumi Ochiai 落合 るみ Ochiai Rumi
Kurenai's Father 紅の父 Kurenai no Chichi Hiromu Kondō 近藤 広務 Kondō Hiromu
Gerotora ゲロ寅 Gerotora Jin Urayama 浦山 迅 Urayama Jin
Madara Uchiha うちはマダラ Uchiha Madara Naoya Uchida 内田 直哉 Uchida Naoya
Iruka (Child) イルカ (少年時代) Iruka (Shōnen Jidai) Taisuke Yamamoto 山本 泰輔 Yamamoto Taisuke
Iruka's Mother イルカの母 Iruka no Haha Noriko Miyashita 宮下 典子 Miyashita Noriko
Iruka's Father イルカの父 Iruka's Chichi Minoru Hirota 広田みのる Hirota Minoru
Konoha's Shinobi 木ノ葉の忍 Konoha no Shinobi Ryūichi Kijima 木島 隆一 Kijima Ryūichi
Shinobu Matsumoto 松本 忍 Matsumoto Shinobu
Taira Kikumoto 菊本 平 Kikumoto Taira

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