|"The Old Monk's Prayer"|
|(老僧の祈り, Rōsō no Inori)|
|Previous||"Under the Starry Sky"|
|Episode||Naruto: Shippūden #75 (Watch Online)|
|Next||"The Next Step"|
|Arc||Akatsuki Suppression Mission|
|Manga||Naruto Chapter #320, Naruto Chapter #321|
|Japanese||September 11, 2008|
|English||April 6, 2011|
Asuma's team arrives at the Fire Temple, where they are told by Bansai, an old monk that Chiriku's remains were not to be found. Izumo reminds Asuma that Chiriku had a bounty of 30 million ryo on his head and that the Akatsuki are most likely on their way to collect. Asuma and his team head to the closest Land of Fire Bounty Station while Izumo sends word to the other teams to check out the other four bounty stations. Before they leave, however, they receive a prayer from Bansai.
Hidan and Kakuzu head to the bounty station where the two almost get into a fight. Hidan attempts to discard the body and continue looking for jinchūriki, and Kakuzu warns Hidan that one day he may kill him as he finds him extremely annoying.
Sakura arrives with a fresh basket of food pills to the waterfall, only to see no one there. Sai arrives there as well, and the two believe that Naruto must have pushed his limits before he could succeed in his training. Sakura offers Sai a food pill; the taste of the food pill causes Sai to drop the pill and run away, before catching his breath by a tree and claiming that he feels sick.
Kakashi and Yamato head to Ramen Ichiraku, only to find out that Ayame has converted the store into a dipping noodle shop. After having a little argument with them and converting three bowls of dipping noodle soup into ramen, Kakashi tells Naruto he has something to show him. Returning to their training area by the waterfall, Kakashi shows Naruto his Rasengan, and the latter is surprised that Kakashi knows the technique as well, as it was believed that other than Naruto, only Jiraiya and the Fourth Hokage could use it.