The Second Mizukage and the Third Raikage unleash havoc on the Shinobi forces. The Second Mizukage summons a giant clam that creates a mirage. Gaara faces of against Mu and the shinobi platoon fight the Second Mizukage. Naruto attacks Mu with his Planetary Rasengan. Meanwhile, the Second Mizukage argues with the platoon that they should not attack what they see him and the clam. Gaara arrives and manages to sense the location of the giant clam and Onoki delivers a powerful Earth style punch despite running low on chakra. However Onoki gets exhausted and the Second ...
The battle against the Second Mizukage rages on. Elsewhere, everything has come to a standstill in the face of many White Zetsu clones infiltrating shinobi ranks, especially at the Logistical Support and Medical Divisions.
Otogakure's Sound Four is reincarnated on the battlefield. The now grown up members of the Sasuke Retrieval Team dominate their opponents. However, a seal activates around the defeated shinobi and Kiba, Akamaru, Neji, Shikamaru, and Choji.
The Sound Four and the members of the disbanded Sasuke Retrieval Team continue to do battle in this strange place. Naruto is finally able to get in touch with HQ after finally finding someone from the Communications Team who are caught up trying to figure out how to fix the White Zetsu infestation problem. Naruto says that he can sense the difference and goes to each battlefield finding them.
Naruto arrives to help a team of Allied Shinobi Forces led by Karui, who are struggling against a reanimated samurai, whom Naruto recognizes as a man named Tatewaki he met on a previous mission. A flashback entails.
Might Guy engages in a serious battle with a taijutsu master known as Master Chen. A renown hero of the Hidden Leaf who was thought to have died during the Third Shinobi World War. Konoha's Sublime Green Beast of Prey soon finds himself being forced on the defensive by the old man. Rock Lee rushes to Guy's aid only to find that the he had seen this old man before.
The greatest advantage of the puppets created from humans is that one can take over the jutsu that the human used while alive. Hence, the puppet of the Third Kazekage has the special ability to convert chakra into magnetic power. Chiyo and Sakura take cover, and Sasori wastes no time unleashing a ruthless attack. Chiyo fights back to protect Sakura, but in an instant the Father and Mother puppets are sealed by the Iron Sand. As Sasori rushes in for the final blow, Sakura makes a decision.
Tsunade catches Danzo in a secret meeting with a ninja from the Hidden Rain Village. But the ninja turns out to be a spy for the Hidden Leaf. It turns out that the four-man group who attacked the graves was actually after Sora. Danzo declares that Sora poses a danger to the village and calls for him to be eliminated. Tsunade tries to silence him, but... Meanwhile, Sora is shocked to learn that Asuma is his father's killer. Enraged, he is goaded on by Furido and turns his blade toward Hidden Leaf Village.
Shikamaru unravels the secret of Hidan's jutsu just in time, and Asuma attacks with all his being. However, even after his head is severed, Hidan continues to live. The Hidden Leaf, aghast at the sight of this undead man, are challenged by the other Akatsuki who has stood by in silence, Kakuzu. The Hidden Leaf team tries to rescue Asuma from the invincible Akatsuki duo, but Asuma falls victim to Hidan's trick.