edit"The End"
Sasuke vs. Itachi conclusion
(終焉, Shūen)
Episode data
Previous "Amaterasu!"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #138 (Watch Online)
Next "The Mystery of Tobi"
Arc Fated Battle Between Brothers
Manga Naruto Chapter #391, Naruto Chapter #392, Naruto Chapter #393
Opening "Sign"
Ending "It Was You"
Japanese December 3, 2009
English April 10, 2012
"The End" (終焉, Shūen) is episode 138 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


As the thunder clouds begin to form above them, Zetsu realises that Sasuke had created them from the heat of his Fire Release: Great Dragon Fire Technique along with the heat of Itachi's inextinguishable Amaterasu. Harnessing the lightning in the clouds with his chakra, Sasuke uses his new jutsu, Kirin, in an attempt to kill Itachi and ends up completely obliterating the Uchiha Hideout.

Sasuke believes he has finally won, only for Itachi to stand up, having survived Kirin's impact due to his Susanoo, a colossal chakra guardian exclusive to those who possess the Mangekyō Sharingan in both eyes. As Itachi begins to make his way towards Sasuke, who is out of chakra, the repressed portion of Orochimaru that Sasuke had absorbed begins to take over his body. Using the Eight Branches Technique, Orochimaru's eight white snakes burst out of Sasuke's cursed seal as Orochimaru himself exits from one of the snake's mouths, thanking Itachi for lowering Sasuke's chakra enough to the point where he could break free and grateful that he has another opportunity to take over Sasuke's body.

Using his Susanoo's Sword of Totsuka, which has the ability to seal any soul and trap it forever in a genjutsu, Itachi decapitates seven of the eight snakes and manages to seal Orochimaru away, removing Sasuke's cursed seal in the process. However, this takes too much chakra, and Itachi's Susanoo is reduced to its most basic form. Itachi, coughing up blood, slowly makes his way towards Sasuke, who is unable to move away from him. As Itachi comes close to Sasuke, he whispers his last words to Sasuke and proceeds to poke his forehead before collapsing down to the floor, dead. Sasuke contemplates Itachi's last words and stares at his brother's corpse before collapsing next to him out of sheer exhaustion.


Role Seiyū
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji
Sasuke Uchiha うちはサスケ Uchiha Sasuke Noriaki Sugiyama 杉山紀彰 Sugiyama Noriaki
Itachi Uchiha うちはイタチ Uchiha Itachi Hideo Ishikawa 石川英郎 Ishikawa Hideo
Zetsu ゼツ Zetsu Nobuo Tobita 飛田展男 Tobita Nobuo
Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Orochimaru Kujira くじら Kujira
Fugaku Uchiha うちはフガク Uchiha Fugaku Kenji Hamada 浜田賢二 Hamada Kenji
Mikoto Uchiha うちはミコト Uchiha Mikoto Emi Sagara さがらえみ Sagara Emi