|"The Secret of the Impure World Reincarnation"|
|The Secret of the Reanimation Jutsu (穢土転生の秘密, Edo Tensei no Himitsu)|
|Previous||"Sai and Shin"|
|Episode||Naruto: Shippūden #264 (Watch Online)|
|Next||"An Old Nemesis Returns"|
|Arc||Shinobi World War Arc|
|Manga||Chapter #519, Chapter #520, Chapter #521|
|Japanese||May 24, 2012|
The Secret of the Reanimation Jutsu (穢土転生の秘密, Edo Tensei no Himitsu) is episode 264 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Naruto continued his tailed beast training with B. As he attempted to transform into the Nine-Tails, he failed, assuming a chibi-version of the beast. With this, the Eight-Tails explained the mechanism behind transforming into a tailed beast and the cooperation required from both parties to do so. B told Naruto that this might pose a problem as he wouldn't be able to use the Tailed Beast Ball. Moving on with the training nonetheless, B decided to build on the techniques Naruto could perform. Showing them his Rasengan in his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, B was shocked to see that Naruto's technique was an application of the Tailed Beast Ball. Telling Naruto this, B enquired who taught him that technique and upon hearing that it was created by the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, B wondered whether this was fate.
At Mountains' Graveyard, Tobi demanded that Kabuto kills Anko Mitarashi. However, Kabuto refused, explaining that he needed to drain Orochimaru's chakra that resided within her so he can increase the binding power on the Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation. Wary of Kabuto's loyalties, Tobi ordered him to demonstrate that technique and all of its secrets, including on how to stop it. Tobi then killed Torune and told Kabuto to use Fū to reincarnate and control Torune. Kabuto complied and elaborated on the technique before taking off to a isolated area. Zetsu appears before Tobi and confirms that he planted the White Zetsu's spores on Kabuto and then sets out to do another task for Tobi.
Meanwhile at the Allied Shinobi Forces' Headquarters, Ao noted that the intel sent to them by Muta allowed them to locate the enemy forces travelling underground. After Inoichi has his division inform the Second Division of the orders from Headquarters. Kiba, Akamaru, Hana and one of the Three Haimaru Brothers from the Fifth Division are sent to support the Second Division. Kitsuchi alongside Kurotsuchi then uncover the enemy forces while the rest of the division lie in wait to attack.
|Naruto Uzumaki||うずまきナルト||Uzumaki Naruto||Junko Takeuchi||竹内 順子||Takeuchi Junko|
|Killer B||キラービー||Kirābī||Hisao Egawa||江川 央生||Egawa Hisao|
|Eight-Tails||八尾||Hachibi||Masaki Aizawa||相沢まさき||Aizawa Masaki|
|Hinata Hyūga||日向ヒナタ||Hyūga Hinata||Nana Mizuki||水樹 奈々||Mizuki Nana|
|Kiba Inuzuka||犬塚キバ||Inuzuka Kiba||Kōsuke Toriumi||鳥海 浩輔||Toriumi Kōsuke|
|Neji Hyūga||日向ネジ||Hyūga Neji||Kōichi Tōchika||遠近 孝一||Tōchika Kōichi|
|Fourth Raikage: A||四代目雷影・エー||Yondaime Raikage: Ē||Hideaki Tezuka||手塚 秀彰||Tezuka Hideaki|
|Third Tsuchikage: Ōnoki||三代目土影・オオノキ||Sandaime Tsuchikage: Ōnoki||Tomomichi Nishimura||西村 知道||Nishimura Tomomichi|
|Inoichi Yamanaka||山中いのいち||Yamanaka Inoichi||Daiki Nakamura||中村 大樹||Nakamura Daiki|
|Ao||青||Ao||Tadahisa Saizen||西前 忠久||Saizen Tadahisa|
|Kitsuchi||黄ツチ||Kitsuchi||Masafumi Kimura||木村 雅史||Kimura Masafumi|
|Kurotsuchi||黒ツチ||Kurotsuchi||Hana Takeda||武田 華||Takeda Hana|
|Anko Mitarashi||みたらしアンコ||Mitarashi Anko||Takako Honda||本田 貴子||Honda Takako|
|Fū||フー||Fū||Manabu Sakamaki||坂巻 学||Sakamaki Manabu|
|Torune||トルネ||Torune||Hidenori Takahashi||高橋 英則||Takahashi Hidenori|
|Madara Uchiha||うちはマダラ||Uchiha Madara||Naoya Uchida||内田 直哉||Uchida Naoya|
|Kabuto Yakushi||薬師カブト||Yakushi Kabuto||Nobutoshi Canna||神奈 延年||Kanna Nobutoshi|
|Zetsu||ゼツ||Zetsu||Nobuo Tobita||飛田 展男||Tobita Nobuo|
|Chūkichi of the Mist||霧の中吉||Kiri no Chūkichi||Minoru Hirota||広田みのる||Hirota Minoru|
|Chiyo||チヨ||Chiyo||Ikuko Tani||谷 育子||Tani Ikuko|
|Third Hokage: Hiruzen Sarutobi||三代目火影・猿飛ヒルゼン||Sandaime Hokage: Sarutobi Hiruzen||Hidekatsu Shibata||柴田 秀勝||Shibata Hidekatsu|