"The People Blocking the Way!!"
Chapter 256
(立ちはだかる者たち!!, Tachihadakaru Mono-Tachi!!, Viz: Enemies!!)
Chapter Info
Volume Kakashi vs. Itachi!! (#29)
Previous "Approaching…!!"
Chapter Naruto #256
Next "Kakashi's EXP"
Arc Kazekage Rescue Mission
Japanese Weekly Shōnen Jump #20, 2005 (cover date: May 2, 2005)
"The People Blocking the Way!!" (立ちはだかる者たち!!, Tachihadakaru Mono-Tachi!!, Viz: Enemies!!) is chapter 256 of the original Naruto manga.


Kisame spits a large volume of water from his mouth, converting the desert around them into a lake. He attacks Guy, but the rest of Team Guy protects him. Meanwhile, Team 7 heads towards the Akatsuki base where Gaara is being held. Sakura asks about Akatsuki's reasons for pursuing Naruto and Gaara, which Chiyo explains to be to gain the nine tailed beasts. Zetsu sees them and tells the rest of Akatsuki. Just as Kisame was sent to deal with Team Guy, Itachi is sent to stop Team 7.