The Two Students
(ふたりの弟子, Futari no Deshi)
|Previous||The Fourth Hokage|
|Episode||Naruto: Shippūden #169 (Watch Online)|
|Next||Big Adventure! The Quest for the Fourth Hokage's Legacy Part 1|
|Arc||Invasion of Pain Arc|
|Manga||442, 443, 444|
|Japanese||July 22, 2010|
The Two Students (ふたりの弟子, Futari no Deshi) is episode 169 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
As Hinata is being healed by Sakura, Naruto defeats the Deva Path with his Rasengan. Naruto pulls the chakra receivers out of the Deva Path's body and uses them to locate the real Pain. Team Guy, wanting to go to Naruto to assist him, are told by Katsuyu that he doesn't want any back up. On Naruto's way to Nagato and Konan, Shikaku Nara, Inoichi Yamanaka, and a member from the Hyūga clan confronted Naruto, wanting to pursue Pain for attacking the village, but after hearing Naruto protest, Shikaku told the others that this was something that Naruto needed to do alone. As Naruto approaches Nagato and Konan, Nagato launches a rod into Naruto, who simply uses the fox's chakra to disturb that of Pain. Naruto then asks why Nagato and Konan are a part of the Akatsuki, and Nagato ends with telling Naruto that they have to go back into his painful past.