"The Time of Vows
" (誓いの時, Chikai no Toki
) is chapter 533 of the original Naruto
Ino saves Chōji from being hit by Asuma's technique. Asuma tries to goad Chōji into fighting, to no avail. Ino fights for Chōji, and she, Chōza, and Shikamaru remind him of his oath. Shikamaru remembers Asuma's last request, and urges Chōji to man up. Kakuzu runs from Izumo and Kotetsu. Tenten finds the Bashōsen, and uses it to destroy Kakuzu's lightning mask. The First Division asks for Chōza's aid in battling Dan. Chōji releases his butterfly wings without ingesting the Three Coloured Pills, much to the amazement of his father; Asuma is pleased that Chōji is ready to fight.