edit"Unfulfilled Scream"
Kotetsu Summoning Shell
(届かぬ絶叫, Todokanu Zekkyō)
Episode data
Previous "The Judgment"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #79 (Watch Online)
Next "Last Words"
Arc Akatsuki Suppression Mission
Manga Naruto Chapter #325, Naruto Chapter #326
Japanese October 2, 2008
English May 7, 2011
"Unfulfilled Scream" (届かぬ絶叫, Todokanu Zekkyō) is episode 79 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Despite being decapitated, Hidan avoids death due to his immortality. He asks his partner Kakuzu for help, who subdues Asuma by landing on his back. Kakuzu uses his Earth Grudge Fear ability to sew Hidan's head back to his body, restoring his partner. Shikamaru is at the end of his limit, having had cancelled his Shadow Sewing Technique shortly after Hidan's decapitation. Izumo uses his Water Release: Starch Syrup Capturing Field while Kotetsu uses his Conch Shell Mace.

Although Kakuzu avoids being hit by the mace, he ends up being stuck by the Starch Syrup. Using his special ability, he unwinds his hands and uses them to keep Izumo and Kotetsu in a death grip. Hidan, now restored, draws his Jashin circle and attempts to finish off Asuma. Asuma, however, attacks back with his chakra blades, but misses; Hidan, however, manages to slice Asuma with his Retractable Spear. Hidan then pulls his Triple-Bladed Scythe and attempts to impale Asuma from behind, but misses when Shikamaru manages to warn Asuma in time. The scythe ends up embedding itself within Hidan, but as Hidan had ingested Asuma's blood and was in his Jashin circle, Asuma is wounded too. Wanting to finish Asuma off, Hidan takes his Retractable Spear and stabs himself in the heart, mortally wounding Asuma.

Back in Konoha, Kurenai notices a flower drop and split in two, and immediately senses that it is related to Asuma.


  • When Hidan's decapitated body was shown during a panoramic shot of the battlefield, he had his right side of his cloak, even though it was destroyed during the previous episode by Asuma's Fire Release: Ash Pile Burning.
  • When Kakuzu strangled Kotetsu and Izumo, his ring wasn't present on his left middle finger.