The Bridge to Peace

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"The Bridge to Peace"
Konan supports the bridge to peace
(平和への懸け橋, Heiwa e no Kakehashi)
Episode data
Previous "The Angelic Herald of Death"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #253 (Watch Online)
Next "The Super Secret S-Rank Mission"
Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown
Manga Naruto Chapter #510, Naruto Chapter #511
Japanese March 8, 2012
English August 2, 2014
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"The Bridge to Peace" (平和への懸け橋, Heiwa e no Kakehashi) is episode 253 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Konan encloses Tobi in a chasm with a large amount of explosive tags that detonates in a wide area. Tobi, however, manages to survive the assault by sacrificing his left eye to use Izanagi, after which he appears behind a shocked and exhausted Konan and stabs her with a metal pipe. Noting that it was a favour to a former comrade, Tobi explains his technique to Konan. Konan refuses to give up and continues to fight Tobi. Tobi manages to subdue her and places Konan inside a genjutsu to force her to reveal the location of the Rinnegan. Tobi travels to the location and retrieves Nagato's corpse and then takes his leave. A blood-soaked piece of paper is blown off Konan's body by the wind and travels to her childhood hideout. As it travels, more of the Ame Orphans past with Jiraiya is revealed, as well as some of their time as the original Akatsuki. Meanwhile, Tobi, dressed in new attire, is told by Zetsu that they have received intel on the Nine-Tails whereabouts from Kisame Hoshigaki. With this, Tobi declares that it's time to capture the Nine-Tails. At the end of the episode, the blood-soaked paper that flew to the hideout covers Konan's frog card, signifying that she was "home".


  • In Konan's flashback during this episode, Jiraiya used the Rasengan while training with the Ame Orphans. However, given the period that Jiraiya had taught the orphans in, it is unlikely that Minato had created the technique yet as he would have been a child then or even that Jiraiya had started teaching Minato altogether.
  • In some scenes, especially when Tobi grabs Konan by the throat, her Akatsuki ring does not appear on her finger.
  • The scene where Konan's blood-soaked red paper covered her frog card symbolised the promised they made to return to the cabin to celebrate a job well-done. However, as all four inhabitants died, the cabin symbolised the afterlife and how Konan was the last amongst them to die and had passed to the afterlife to reunite with Jiraiya, Yahiko, and Nagato to celebrate their roles in contributing to peace.
  • The Akatsuki rings appear to no longer serve a purpose, giving the new attire Tobi chooses to replace his damaged outfit lacks his thumb ring.


Role Seiyū
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji
Konan 小南 Konan Atsuko Tanaka 田中 敦子 Tanaka Atsuko
Yahiko 弥彦 Yahiko Ken'yū Horiuchi 堀内 賢雄 Horiuchi Ken'yū
Nagato 長門 Nagato Junpei Morita 森田 順平 Morita Junpei
Jiraiya 自来也 Jiraiya Hōchū Ōtsuka 大塚 芳忠 Ōtsuka Hōchū
Nagato (Boy) 長門 (少年) Nagato (Shōnen) Tomoaki Maeno 前野 智昭 Maeno Tomoaki
Yahiko (Boy) 弥彦 (少年) Yahiko (Shōnen) Wataru Hatano 羽多野 渉 Hatano Wataru
Konan (Girl) 小南 (少女) Konan (Shōjo) Kaori Mine 峯 香織 Mine Kaori
Madara Uchiha うちはマダラ Uchiha Madara Naoya Uchida 内田 直哉 Uchida Naoya
Kabuto Yakushi 薬師カブト Yakushi Kabuto Nobutoshi Canna 神奈 延年 Kanna Nobutoshi
Zetsu ゼツ Zetsu Nobuo Tobita 飛田 展男 Tobita Nobuo
Hanzō of the Salamander 山椒魚の半蔵 Sanshōuo no Hanzō Ikuya Sawaki 沢木 郁也 Sawaki Ikuya

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