|"The Target is…!!"|
|(狙いは…!!, Nerai wa…!!, Viz: The Target…!!)|
|Volume||The Ultimate Art!! (#40)|
|Arc||Itachi Pursuit Mission|
|Japanese||Weekly Shōnen Jump #35, 2007 (: August 13, 2007)|
After the Akatsuki meeting, Kisame asks if Itachi is sad that, with Sasuke's death, he is the last Uchiha. Itachi says Sasuke is not dead, and even if he were that wouldn't matter. Sasuke rests from his battle with Deidara with the rest of Hebi. Team 7 and Team 8 locate the site of their battle and pick up on Sasuke's scent. They begin tracking him. Elsewhere, a shadowy figure warns Pain about Naruto's abilities for when he goes after the Nine-Tails. Before leaving, the figure promises their goals will soon be fulfilled, including the restoration of his, Madara Uchiha's (previously "Tobi"), Sharingan.