The Fourth Hokage (episode)

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"The Fourth Hokage"
Minato Namikaze
(四代目火影, Yondaime Hokage)
Episode data
Previous "Chibaku Tensei"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #168 (Watch Online)
Next "The Two Students"
Arc Pain's Assault (Arc)
Manga Naruto Chapter #439, Naruto Chapter #440, Naruto Chapter #441, Naruto Chapter #442
Japanese July 15, 2010
English March 16, 2013
"The Fourth Hokage" (四代目火影, Yondaime Hokage) is episode 168 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


The Fourth Hokage seems to somehow know Naruto's name, and reveals that he is his father, Minato Namikaze, whose revelation makes Naruto emotional. When Naruto calms down, Minato reveals that a masked man who he believes to be Madara Uchiha was the one behind the Nine-Tails' attack on Konoha sixteen years prior, theorising that he's just using Pain to achieve his own goals. Naruto breaks down in all self-esteem once again, curses and degrades himself, until Minato puts his hand on his head and telling him he believes in his son to find the answer to the question even he or anyone else cannot answer about how to achieve peace. He restores Naruto's seal to suppress the fox's chakra again, and leaves, placing his faith in his son. Naruto, in Sage Mode once again, confronts Deva Path for the final battle to save Konoha. Pain, aware of the limits of Sage Mode, bargains to beat Naruto half-to-death and haul his body out of there. Meanwhile, Team Guy returns to Konoha and see Hinata unconscious, but still alive. Naruto and Deva Path engage in taijutsu, and Naruto manages to find Nagato's whereabouts through his Sage Mode. Naruto fires a Wind Release: Rasenshuriken but it is repelled, beginning the crucial five-seconds to attack Pain. Debris around the battlefield are revealed to be clones in disguise and attack Pain. After being hit with a powerful Shinra Tensei and withstanding it using his clones, Naruto puts his remaining power into one final Rasengan, effectively hitting the final Pain.



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
Minato Namikaze 波風ミナト Namikaze Minato Toshiyuki Morikawa 森川智之 Morikawa Toshiyuki
Nine-Tailed Fox 九尾の狐 Kyūbi no Kitsune Tesshō Genda 玄田哲章 Genda Tesshō
Katsuyu カツユ Katsuyu Mamiko Noto 能登麻美子 Noto Mamiko
Hinata Hyūga 日向ヒナタ Hyūga Hinata Nana Mizuki 水樹奈々 Mizuki Nana
Might Guy マイト・ガイ Maito Gai Masashi Ebara 江原正士 Ebara Masashi
Rock Lee ロック・リー Rokku Rī Yōichi Masukawa 増川洋一 Masakawa Yōichi
Neji Hyūga 日向ネジ Hyūga Neji Kōichi Tōchika 遠近孝一 Tōchika Kōichi
Tenten テンテン Tenten Yukari Tamura 田村ゆかり Tamura Yukari
Pain ペイン Pein Ken'yū Horiuchi 堀内賢雄 Horiuchi Ken'yū
Konan 小南 Konan Atsuko Tanaka 田中敦子 Tanaka Atsuko
Nagato 長門 Nagato Junpei Morita 森田順平 Morita Junpei
Gamabunta ガマブン太 Gamabunta Takeshi Watabe 渡部猛, Watabe Takeshi

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