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"The Orange Spark"
Naruto's family
(オレンジ色の輝き, Orenji-iro no Kagayaki)
Episode data
Previous "The Next Challenge! Naruto vs. The Nine-Tails!!"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #246 (Watch Online)
Next "Target: Nine-Tails"
Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown
Manga Naruto Chapter #497, Naruto Chapter #498
Japanese January 26, 2012
English June 14, 2014
None in this Episode
Adamantine Sealing Chains
None in this Episode
None in this Episode
"The Orange Spark" (オレンジ色の輝き, Orenji-iro no Kagayaki) is episode 246 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Naruto's initial attack is ineffective against the beast and the beast appears to pins him with its hand, however, it's a shadow clone. The real Naruto being hidden behind Eight-Tails' tentacle. He flips the beast over and launches a Rasenshuriken at it. He immediately tries to separate the Nine-Tails' chakra, but the beast's hatred and malice begins to fill him. While in the training chamber, B alerts Yamato who begins to attempt to suppress the Nine-Tails. As the hatred fills him he is reminded of the people that spurned him in his childhood but a small gentle voice rings out telling him that he could stay there. With that, Adamantine Sealing Chains erupt from Naruto's body and restrain the Nine-Tails who recognises them as Kushina Uzumaki's. Within Naruto's mind a kind-faced woman with long, bright red hair appears before him who Naruto initially believes to be the Nine-Tails trying to deceive him. After Kushina punches and corrects him — realising who she is — an emotional Naruto greets his mother. With this, the two begin to talk and Kushina tells Naruto of her youth and how she fell in love with Minato Namikaze.


  • The image of Naruto and his parents that appears after he gives his nickname is the cover of volume 53.
  • In this episode, the fact that Kushina migrated to Konohagakure is played on very heavily. She even stated that she didn't hold much hope to be rescued when kidnapped by Kumo-nin. However in the manga, this is not the case as she told Naruto that Konoha immediately sent out a search party to look for her.[1]


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
Kushina Uzumaki うずまきクシナ Uzumaki Kushina Emi Shinohara 篠原 恵美 Shinohara Emi
Minato Namikaze (Child) 波風ミナト (幼少) Namikaze Minato (Yōshō) Miyu Irino 入野 自由 Irino Miyu
Yamato ヤマト Yamato Rikiya Koyama 小山 力也 Koyama Rikiya
Killer B キラービー Kirābī Hisao Egawa 江川 央生 Egawa Hisao
Nine-Tailed Fox 九尾の狐 Kyūbi no Kitsune Tesshō Ganda 玄田 哲章 Ganda Tesshō
Kumogakure's Shinobi 雲隠れの忍 Kumogakure no Shinobi Ryūichi Kijima 木島 隆一 Kijima Ryūichi
Shinobu Matsumoto 松本 忍 Matsumoto Shinobu
Kengo Kawanishi 河西 健吾 Kawanishi Kengo
Academy Student アカデミーの生徒 Akademī no Seito Kayo Ishida 石田 嘉代 Ishida Kayo
Yukari Oribe 織部ゆかり Oribe Yukari
Mariko Higashiuchi 東内マリ子 Higashiuchi Mariko


  1. Naruto chapter 498, page 15

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