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"The Legacy!"
"The Legacy!"
(継がれゆくもの, Tsugareyukumono)
Episode data
Previous "Aesthetics of an Instant!"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #31 (Watch Online)
Next "Return of the Kazekage"
Arc Kazekage Rescue Mission
Manga Naruto Chapter #279, Naruto Chapter #280
Airing
Japanese October 18, 2007
English April 14, 2010
Debut
Characters
IttetsuRekiSari
"The Legacy!" (継がれゆくもの, Tsugareyukumono) is episode 31 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Synopsis

Chiyo begins using her reincarnation ninjutsu on Gaara, to make amends for her past. Naruto attempts to interfere, but is stopped by Sakura, who tells him that she is bringing him back from the dead. Neji believes that such a convenient jutsu must come at a personal cost, a thought shared by Kakashi. Chiyo is unable to successfully resurrect Gaara, due to her low chakra levels. Naruto, however, offers his own chakra. Chiyo recalls Kakashi's remarks on Naruto; a jinchūriki like Gaara, he is the only one who understands Gaara's pain and suffering, hence his intense desire to save Gaara. Using Naruto's chakra to supplement her technique, she tells him that his power to make friends with anyone will result in him being a Hokage the world has yet to see the likes of; she also tells Sakura that one day she will surpass Tsunade. Chiyo hopes for a brighter future for both Sunagakure and Konohagakure, a future where both Naruto and Gaara will make sure that the world is not like how it was in Chiyo's time. She remarks that everything she has done for Suna her whole life has been wrong, and that resurrecting Gaara is the only thing she has done right.

Gaara's spirit returns to his body, as he sees himself as a younger child crying all alone. However, he is surprised when he sees and feels a young Naruto holding his shoulder and smiling at him. As he opens his eyes, he is shocked to find himself in the real world with Naruto holding his shoulder and smiling at him, the latter glad to see Gaara once more. Gaara notices that nearly every member of Suna's military are also there, all of them cheering and crying out of happiness. Kankurō thanks Naruto for saving Gaara, but Naruto tells him to thank Chiyo, who he believes simply passed out from resurrecting Gaara. Kankurō, however, explains to him and everyone else that Chiyo is dead, having given up her life in exchange for Gaara's. Temari tells Naruto that he really does have the power to change people, adding that Chiyo would have never given up her life to revive a Kazekage or a jinchūriki until she met Naruto; Kakashi adds that she died passing on the future to Naruto and Gaara. Sakura cries, and Chiyo's brother Ebizō notes how peaceful she looks and how he half-expects her to start laughing (as a callback to when she used to fake her death near him as a joke). Naruto remarks that she died in a selfless matter similar to the Third Hokage, and Gaara, managing to stand up on his feet, calls for a prayer to commemorate Chiyo's actions and bid her farewell.

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Sakura HarunoChie Nakamura中村 千絵Nakamura ChieKate Higgins
Kakashi HatakeKazuhiko Inoue井上 和彦Inoue KazuhikoDave Wittenberg
ChiyoIkuko Tani谷 育子Tani IkukoBarbara Goodson
Might GuyMasashi Ebara江原 正士Ebara MasashiSkip Stellrecht
Rock LeeYoichi Masukawa増川 洋一Masukawa YōichiBrian Donovan
Neji HyūgaKoichi Tochika遠近 孝一Tōchika KōichiSteve Staley
TentenYukari Tamura田村ゆかりTamura YukariDanielle Judovits
GaaraAkira Ishida石田 彰Ishida AkiraLiam O'Brien
TemariRomi Park朴 璐美Paku RomiTara Platt
KankurōYasuyuki Kase加瀬 康之Kase YasuyukiMichael Lindsay
EbizōKen Shiroyama城山 堅Shiroyama KenKyle Hebert
MatsuriMaaya Sakamoto坂本 真綾Sakamoto MaayaMichelle RuffRuff
IttetsuMasato Funaki船木 真人Funaki MasatoPatrick Seitz
SariKanako Tojo東條加那子Tōjō KanakoWendee Lee
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