|This is the article on episode 248 of Naruto: Shippūden. If you are looking for the article on chapter 502, head to The Fourth's Battle to the Death!!.|
|The Fourth Hokage's Death Match|
|(四代目の死闘!!, Yondaime no Shitō!!)|
|Episode||Naruto: Shippūden #248 (Watch Online)|
|Arc||Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown|
|Manga||Chapter #500, Chapter #501, Chapter #502, Chapter #503|
|Japanese||February 9, 2012|
|English||June 28, 2014|
The Fourth Hokage's Death Match (四代目の死闘!!, Yondaime no Shitō!!) is episode 248 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Kushina successfully delivers her son, Naruto, but their celebration comes short when Tobi suddenly appears and kills Taji and Biwako. Tobi attempts to kill Naruto, but Minato quickly saves Naruto from the explosion, and while Minato flees and puts Naruto to safety, Tobi manages to release the Nine-Tails from Kushina, who was still weakened from childbirth. Tobi takes control of the Nine Tails by using his Sharingan and tries to eliminate Kushina, who is quickly saved by Minato and brought back to Naruto. Tobi summons the Nine-Tails to start the carnage over Konoha and Minato prepares himself to face Tobi. Minato arrives in Konoha and sends the Nine-Tails' Tailed Beast Ball away. Tobi appears behind Minato and tries to grab him, but Minato teleports. Tobi then follows him. Minato and Tobi start their clash, and Minato lands a Rasengan on Tobi, using the opportunity to mark him and apply the Contract Seal, releasing the Nine-Tails from his control.
- Team Tobirama as well as Torifu Akimichi were not present during the episode, in contrast with chapter 503.
- In the manga, Minato glared at Kurama and Obito after telling Kushina Naruto was safe. In this episode, it happened when Kushina told him his objective was to destroy Konoha.
|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|
|Nine-Tailed Fox||九尾の狐||Kyūbi no Kitsune||Tesshō Ganda||玄田 哲章||Ganda Tesshō|
|Madara Uchiha||うちはマダラ||Uchiha Madara||Naoya Uchida||内田 直哉||Uchida Naoya|
|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|
|Kakashi Hatake||はたけカカシ||Hatake Kakashi||Kazuhiko Inoue||井上 和彦||Inoue Kazuhiko|
|Might Guy||マイト・ガイ||Maito Gai||Masashi Ebara||江原 正士||Ebara Masashi|
|Shikaku Nara||奈良シカク||Nara Shikaku||Hiroshi Yanaka||家中 宏||Yanaka Hiroshi|
|Chōza Akimichi||秋道チョウザ||Akimichi Chōza||Nobuaki Fukuda||福田 信昭||Fukuda Nobuaki|
|Kurenai's Father||紅の父||Kurenai no Chichi||Hiromu Kondō||近藤 広務||Kondō Hiromu|
|Itachi Uchiha||うちはイタチ||Uchiha Itachi||Hideo Ishikawa||石川 英郎||Ishikawa Hideo|
|Biwako Sarutobi||猿飛ビワコ||Sarutobi Biwako||Ikuko Watanabe||渡辺 育子||Watanabe Ikuko|
|Taji||タジ||Taji||Kayo Ishida||石田 嘉代||Ishida Kayo|
|Konoha's Shinobi||木ノ葉の忍||Konoha no Shinobi||Taira Kikumoto||菊本 平||Kikumoto Taira|
|Toshiharu Nakanishi||中西としはる||Nakanishi Toshiharu|
|Shinobu Matsumoto||松本 忍||Matsumoto Shinobu|
|Ryūichi Kijima||木島 隆一||Kijima Ryūichi|
|Kengo Kawanishi||河西 健吾||Kawanishi Kengo|