The two [[jinchūriki]]'s progress to the battlefield is barred by [[A]] and [[Tsunade]]. Despite [[Naruto]]'s attempts to press on, the [[Raikage]] proves able to keep up with Naruto even while in the [[Nine-Tails Chakra Mode]]. Tsunade, who noted that it was actually the opposite — a miracle that Naruto could keep up with the person who held the title as the fastest [[shinobi]] alive since the death of [[Konoha's Yellow Flash]] — also stated that though she was the [[Hokage]], she could not act independent of the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]]. Shocked when A declares that he would kill both Naruto and [[B]], if it came down to it, but resolved to kill Naruto at that moment because B, being a perfect jinchūriki, held greater military worth than Naruto. As A moved in to attack Naruto once again, his punch is deflected by B who had transformed his arm into that of the [[Eight-Tails]]. First-bumping his brother afterwards, the two remember the story that led up to B becoming A's brother, the many missions they went on, the advice given to A by [[A's Cousin|his cousin]], his subsequent death and B becoming the new jinchūriki of the Eight-Tails, and their encounter with the then thought to be [[Saviour of this World]]: Minato Namikaze, and the words he imparted to them.