|"The Battle at the Valley of Clouds and Lightning!!"|
|(雲雷峡の闘い!!, Unraikyō no Tatakai!!, Viz: The Battle at Storm Cloud Ravine!!)|
|Volume||Handing Down Senjutsu…!! (#44)|
|Previous||"Handing Down Senjutsu…!!"|
|Next||"The Eight-Tails vs. Sasuke!!"|
|Arc||Fated Battle Between Brothers|
|Japanese||Weekly Shōnen Jump #35, 2008 (: August 11, 2008)|
Naruto is worried by Gamakichi's claim that he must die, but Fukasaku assures him this is just a terrible analogy. To become one with nature, and thus master senjutsu, Naruto must learn to be perfectly still and take in natural energy. A special oil can help him with this, but it runs the risk of turning him first into a toad and then into a statue if he is not careful. Naruto decides to go through with it, determined to be just as great as Jiraiya. Meanwhile, Taka battles Killer B, the Eight-Tails' jinchūriki. When Suigetsu and Jūgo prove no match for him, Sasuke steps in.