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"The Vengeful" (復讐者, Fukushūsha) is episode 305 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

Summary

As the search to find their comrades' souls become frantic, both Shino and Ino will themselves to continue keeping their comrades alive. Within the barrier, the battle wages on between the Sound Four and the members of the disbanded Sasuke Recovery Team. Meanwhile on the battlefield, Naruto is finally able to get in touch with HQ after finally finding someone from the Communications Team. When told that there was nothing that could be done as there was no-one in the Allied Shinobi Forces that could sense souls, Naruto lashes out at Shikaku for his seeming indifference to the welfare of his own son, but Shikaku merely notes that as the Chief Strategist of the Alliance, it was his duty to keep a level head and co-ordinates their efforts on the battlefield. Back within the barrier, as the Konoha-nins' efforts seem even more wasted, they are further perplexed by Shikamaru's constant aggravation of their opponents amidst their seemingly coordinated attacks. The Sound Four's true intention is soon revealed, as they note that they had become more powerful by carrying a vengeful will which was empowering them beyond their imagination — believing that Orochimaru was the one to have reincarnated them. This soon proves to be their undoing as their ill-will festered and grew to tremendous levels, seeping out of the barrier, allowing Naruto to pin-point their location. Realising the rationale behind Shikamaru's indirect and aggravating attacks, on the other side of the barrier Naruto creates an enormous Rasenshuriken and successfully destroys the barrier, freeing his comrade's souls which return to their bodies. Back in their bodies, the Alliance is overjoyed to see their comrades alive and well. Conversely, however, Naruto worries that negative feelings were still festering all over on the battlefield.

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Shikamaru NaraShotaro Morikubo森久保 祥太郎Morikubo ShōtarōTom Gibis
Chōji AkimichiKentaro Ito伊藤 健太郎Itō KentarōRobbie Rist
Ino YamanakaRyoka Yuzuki柚木 涼香Yuzuki RyōkaColleen O'Shaughnessey
Kiba InuzukaKosuke Toriumi鳥海 浩輔Toriumi KōsukeKyle Hebert
Hinata HyūgaNana Mizuki水樹 奈々Mizuki NanaStephanie Sheh
Shino AburameShinji Kawada川田 紳司Kawada ShinjiDerek Stephen Prince
Neji HyūgaKoichi Tochika遠近 孝一Tōchika KōichiSteve Staley
Kabuto YakushiNobutoshi Kanna神奈 延年Kanna NobutoshiHenry Dittman
Sakon/UkonShunsuke Sakuya咲野 俊介Sakuya ShunsukeBrian Beacock
KidōmaruSusumu Chiba千葉 進歩Chiba SusumuPeter Lurie
TayuyaAkeno Watanabe渡辺 明乃Watanabe AkenoKari Wahlgren
JirōbōKenta Miyake三宅 健太Miyake KentaMichael Sorich
Shikaku NaraHiroshi Yanaka家中 宏Yanaka HiroshiJonathan Fahn
Inoichi YamanakaDaiki Nakamura中村 大樹Nakamura DaikiKyle Hebert
OrochimaruKujiraくじらKujiraSteven Blum
Allied ShinobiTaira Kikumoto菊本 平Kikumoto TairaSteve Blum