edit"The Helmet Splitter: Jinin Akebino!"
The Helmet Splitter Jinin Akebino!
(兜割! 通草野餌人, Kabutowari! Akebino Jinin)
Episode data
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Episode Naruto: Shippūden #284 (Watch Online)
Next "User of the Scorch Release: Pakura of the Sand!"
Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation
Japanese October 18, 2012
English March 7, 2015
"The Helmet Splitter: Jinin Akebino!" (兜割! 通草野餌人, Kabutowari! Akebino Jinin) is episode 284 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


With no sign of the enemy, a wary Kakashi Hatake tells the Third Division to rest up while they can while maintaining a half-hour guard shift. Headquarters sends a giant scroll and carrier to the division which Kakashi gives to Sai in order to use the fūinjutsu taught to him by Danzō Shimura. Rock Lee is assigned as Sai's bodyguard as he would be rendered unable to defend himself while he used the technique. Sai, however, is still apprehensive about using the technique as it required him to use "emotional energy" to make it more powerful and as an Anbu from Root, they were taught to suppress such things. He was also concerned by the fact that when he attempted to use this technique, there lied the potential for him to be consumed by negative emotions. As dawn broke the next day, the division is set upon by Gari, Pakura, Jinpachi Munashi, Kushimaru Kuriarare, Ameyuri Ringo, and Jinin Akebino — all of whom take to guerilla tactics to divide the division's forces and take them down individually, and upon realising this, Kakashi sends word to his division to stay together. Confronting Jinin who was slaughtering his forces, while Sai and Ensui Nara stood by to aid in the sealing, Sai is still initially unable to use the technique. Almost completely overwhelmed by memories, Sai finally realises that emotions and even negative feelings were not always detrimental, and is finally able to use the Sealing Technique: Tiger Vision Staring Bullet to seal away Jinin. With Jinin sealed, the other reincarnated shinobi retreat and they are ordered not to pursue them individually.


Role Seiyū
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji
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
Sai サイ Sai Satoshi Hino 日野 聡 Hino Satoshi
Rock Lee ロック・リー Rokku Rī Yōichi Masukawa 増川 洋一 Masukawa Yōichi
Danzō ダンゾウ Danzō Hiroshi Ito 糸 博 Ito Hiroshi
Ensui エンスイ Ensui Masato Kaji 梶 雅人 Kaji Masato
Jinin Akebino 通草野餌人 Akebino Jinin Hidenari Ugaki 宇垣 秀成 Ugaki Hidenari
Allied Shinobi Forces' Shinobi 忍連合の忍 Shinobi Rengō no Shinobi Ryūichi Kijima 木島 隆一 Kijima Ryūichi
Taira Kikumoto 菊本 平 Kikumoto Taira
Shinobu Matsumoto 松本 忍 Matsumoto Shinobu