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Volume 28
Chapter 245
Chapter 245: "Naruto's Homecoming!!" – Starts Part 2 of the Naruto series. Naruto and Jiraiya have returned to Konoha Village after being away for two and half years training. Naruto meets Kakashi and presents him with Jiraiya's new book Icha Icha Tactics. Kakashi remarks that Naruto has grown and as the three ninja walk through town Naruto notices Sakura. Both are surprised at each others development and Kakashi decides to see how much they've grown by having them attempt the bell test again.
Chapter 246
Chapter 246: "Growth of the Two!!" – The remaining members of Team 7 return to the spot of the first bell test and prepare themselves for battle. Kakashi tells the two ninja they are no longer his students and are his equals. For that reason he will take them seriously and use his Sharingan. Naruto and Sakura go on the attack but both are unable to get the upper hand. When Kakashi hides underground, Sakura uses her new training from Tsunade to strike the ground and reveal the hidden Jounin. Fighting into the night Naruto and Sakura can not get a bell until Naruto decides to play dirty and ruin the ending to Icha Icha Tactics. By forcing Kakashi to cover his ears and close his eyes, Naruto and Sakura finally get their bells.
Chapter 247
Chapter 247: "Those Who Invade the Sand" – Introduces Sasori and Deidara. Naruto and Sakura walk through Konoha and meet Temari and Shikamaru. Shikamaru tells Naruto all the Rookie 9 and Sand Genin have advanced in rank to at least Chuunin, with Temari, Kankurou and Neji become Jounin and Gaara becoming Kazekage. This shocks Naruto as he is the only Genin left. We then travel to the Wind Country where Hidden Sand prepares their defense against the threat of Akatsuki. Outside the village two members of Akatsuki begin their moves to remove the villages protection.
Chapter 248
Chapter 248: "The Ambush on the Sand...!!" – As the Akatsuki member begins to hover and run recon over the village, he releases small spider origami-like creatures which take out the Sands' lookouts. Seeing the bird fly through the air, Gaara leaves his office to confront him. Gaara is completely at home in the environment and lives up to the Kazekage name, using all the sand to send tendrils to attack his opponent. The Akatsuki sends another salvo of small explosive birds, but Gaara goes into his protective shell. Launching his signature attacks, Gaara manages to engulf his opponent in sand and then crush his left arm.
Chapter 249
Chapter 249: "As the Kazekage...!!" – With his left arm crushed, the Akatsuki member creates a bird with his right hand to fly on. He then pulls out his speciality, another bird. Kankurou, Baki and other ninja have arrived to watch the battle above. Kankurou reflects on the years previous, when Gaara stated he wanted to forge a new path and leave his solitude behind; to have his life acknowledged and appreciated by others as Kazekage. A goal inspired by the one who changed him, Uzumaki Naruto. We return to the present and the Akatsuki member has launched the bird, which transforms into a large bomb aimed at the village itself. Using the remainder of his powers, Gaara shields the village from the blast with a massive amount of sand drawn from the desert. This bomb was just a distraction though, because another smaller bomb has snuck up and into Gaara's protective shell. His chakra expended, Gaara has little defense against the bomb. It explodes knocking him unconscious and into the clutches of the Akatsuki member. Being carried away, Gaara has lost the battle but protected his village.
Chapter 250
Chapter 250: "New Team, New Mission!!" With Gaara being carried off Kankurou runs off in pursuit of his brother's abductors. Outside of the village Kankurou faces the two Akatsuki members. He removes the scrolls on his back and summons three puppets: Karasu, Kuroari and his new big puppet Sanshouuo. The newly named Akatsuki member Deidara begins to fly off with Gaara but Karasu is sent to stop him. It is caught in mid-air though by a large tail which has extended from Sasori's cloak. Back in Konoha, Naruto and Sakura learn of their new mission from Kakashi. Elsewhere in the village a messenger bird arrives with news from Hidden Sand. As Naruto, Sakura and Kakashi are before Tsunade to formally hear of their mission, a decoder ninja arrives to tell the Hokage of the events in Hidden Sand. Hearing this new surprising news, she gives the team a new mission: travel to Hidden Sand to get a grasp of the situation, and back them up!...
Chapter 251
Chapter 251: "To The Sand...!!" – Kankurou lies injured on the ground, his puppets broken into various pieces. Sasori has poisoned Kankurou and he tells him there is a reason why he was so outmatched. Sasori is really Akasuna no Sasori (Sasori of the Red Sand), the legendary puppet designer who fled Hidden Sand 20 years earlier. Elsewhere Temari is enjoying a relaxing drink and notices her tea cup has cracked. Back in Konoha, Tsunade and Iruka see Naruto and his team off. Jiraiya appears and tells Naruto not to use "that jutsu." Back in Suna, Baki and the other ninjas tend to Kankurou's wounds, saying that the poison is new and he has only 3 days to live. Their only hope being to consult the retired "siblings." Elsewhere Sasori has met up with Deidara, and Sasori reflects that he too needs to collect a "sacrifical power"...
Chapter 252
Chapter 252: "Emotions, Racing...!!" – Introduces Chiyo and Ebizou. Naruto and his team have met up with Temari and let her know the bad news about her siblings. They then set off for Hidden Sand. Naruto begins to talk about how Gaara never had anyone precious to him while growing up unlike Naruto. They were both viewed as monsters for having demons inside them. Temari takes heart in Naruto's desire to help her brother. Back in Hidden Sand Baki meets with Sasori's grandmother and her brother, he tells the two they should help their village in this time of need. She declines saynig she would rather just see her grandson. Baki then lets her know that is covenient since he is part of Akatsuki. Back in the forest Sakura tells Naruto she did research on Akatsuki and Itachi. She states if they find Akatsuki they can get information on Orochimaru, and that will bring them closer to Sasuke and to defeating his brother Itachi. Being full of resolve, she states she will save both Sasuke and Naruto from Aaktsuki.
Chapter 253
Chapter 253: "Reliable Reinforcements...!!" In the Hokage office Tsunade notices that her tea cup has cracked and that she has won money in the lottery, not a good sign for her. In Hidden Sand Baki and Sasori's grandmother begin to argue over relying on outsiders for help, with the older woman saying only Tsunade could help Kankurou now. Baki states Tsunade couldn't leave the village but she sent a team to help. In Hidden Leaf Tsunade tells Shizune they should dispatch another team to lend help. We then see Ebisu, who is now the Jounin sensei for the Genin Konohamaru Corps. Back in Hidden Sand Sakura rushes to lend assistance to Kankurou. When the group enters the room, Sasori's grandmother launches an attack against Kakashi, with Naruto jumping in front to defend him. Sasori's grandmother is then told to look at Kakashi again, he is not the White Fang of Konoha, who was responsible for her son's death. Sakura manages to remove the poison from Kankurou and get him on the path to recovery. In Konoha Tsunade has gathered a new team to help Naruto, Gai and his former students gear up to travel to Suna!...
Volume 29
Chapter 254 Chapter 254: "Siblings...!!" Inside a medical greenhouse in Hidden Sand, Sakura completes 3 antidote potions. Kankurou begins to stir and Kakashi states he can track Sasori using a piece of Sasori's mask. Kankurou reflects on his brother's ideal to follow Naruto's goal to prove himself and be Kage. Chiyo and her brother travel to the puppet storehouse and remove two mysterious scrolls. The group sets to leave Hidden Sand and Chiyo tags along. Temari and Kankurou remain behind to guard the village. In Akatsuki's cave base, a large bound statute is summoned and Akatsuki prepares Gaara for their plans...
Chapter 255 Chapter 255: "Close By!!" – In the cave, the members state their jutsu will take 3 days and nights to be performed. As it is cast the statute's mouth opens. Nine spectral dragons emerge and slam into Gaara. An essence begins to then leak out of the Kazekage. Team Gai continues their travels to Hidden Sand. They meet Pakkun who says Akatsuki has been tracked to the River Country, where Team Gai now is. From a distance, Akatsuki member Zetsu watched Team Gai. He alerts his fellow members that Maito Gai is among them. One member states he will fight Gai since he has no Jinchuuriki yet, Kisame states he'll take care of it since he still owes Gai from their previous encounter. As Team Gai travels again, Pakkun and Neji are alerted to an incoming presence. Samehada rises from the ground like a shark fin and Kisame emerges to confront the Leaf ninja, but Gai remarks he doesn't remember Kisame.
Chapter 256 Chapter 256: "Those Blocking Ones Way!!" – Neji remarks that Kisame has a huge amount of chakra. Kisame takes action and summons a large body of water. Lee, TenTen and Neji all launch attacks at Kisame but he is able to avoid taking any damage. Much to Kisame's frustration Gai still states he doesn't remember the missing-nin. Team Naruto continues their travels and Chiyo tells the group about the "bijuu," tailed demons which the hidden villages used in ages past for military purposes. In Akatsuki's cave, the extraction process continues on Gaara. Zetsu watches as Team Naruto approaches and alerts his fellow members. Another member decides to interdict them before they reach the cave. As Team Naruto comes to a stop, Uchiha Itachi stands before them...
Chapter 257 Chapter 257: "The Value of Kakashi's Experience" – Chiyo states it is possible to defeat an Uchiha if you have higher numbers. Kakashi replies that Itachi is no normal Uchiha. Kakashi remarks that Mangekyou requires a high amount of chakra. He then asks Itachi how bad his eyes have become. Itachi is surprised by Kakashi's remark. Kakashi states he can take Itachi with the help of his teammates. Gai continues to attack Kisame and manages to steal Samehada away from him. Neji, TenTen and Lee all launch an attack but become captured in Mizu Bunshin prisons. As Gai goes to strike Kisame with Samehada, scales emerge from the handle to slice his hand. With the three younger ninja imprisoned, Kisame gloats that now the true battle can begin...
Chapter 258 Chapter 258: "Gai Vs. Kisame" As Kisame looks on, Gai withdraws some nunchacku. Kisame then charges... Back at Team Naruto, Kakashi charges at Itachi. As he strikes, an Itachi Bunshin charges at Naruto. The Leaf Genin forms Rasengan with one hand and strikes the clone, causing it to puff away. He is surprised to then notice his whole team knocked out. As he turns, Chiyo rises and changes into another Itachi. Elsewhere, Kisame and Gai continue fighting weapon to weapon. Kisame knocks Gai deep into the water and does his Goshokuzame (Five Sharks Meal) attack, before the water sharks can reach Gai, he opens the Sixth Gate, Kei-mon (View Gate). The water blasts away under Gai's chakra. Neji manages to free himself from the prison and frees his team. Lee watches on and reflects that it's game over. Gai does a massive kick, launching Kisame into the air. Gai then does Asakujaku (Morning Peacock), pummeling Kisame and launching him back to the earth. The team gathers around the impact crater where Kisame's body rests. Standing over the body, Gai looks surprised...
Chapter 259 Chapter 259: "Itachi's Strength...!!" – Multiple Itachi’s surround Naruto. Taking action he throws kunai and hits each in the chest. The Itachi in front of him disperses into a flock of dark birds. Some of these birds coalesce back into Itachi. Naruto chides himself and states he never looked into Itachi's eyes, Itachi replies that he can inflict the Genjutsu with just his finger. Naruto remembers back to his training with Jiraiya. Jiraiya explained an opponent controlling your minds chakra creates Genjutsu. If you can cut off that flow or overpower it with a stronger chakra, the illusion can break. Naruto tries to break the spell but several of the birds turn into shuriken and cut into him. As he tries to focus, the right side of his face peels off to reveal Sasuke in his level two cursed seal form. Kakashi, Sakura and Gaara also emerge from Naruto's body to play on his worries. As he begins to grow tearful he awakes due to the help of Sakura and Chiyo. Kakashi tells Naruto to be ready, and put his heart into fighting.
Chapter 260 Chapter 260: "Kakashi Vs Itachi!!" – As Naruto awakens, Itachi and Kakashi continue their fight. Itachi unleashes a Goukakyuu fireball at the Leaf ninja; Sakura and Naruto jump out of the way and only a hole remains where Kakashi once stood. Suddenly Kakashi bursts from the ground to deliver an uppercut! Itachi grabs him and attempts to use his Genjutsu but it falters. Itachi realizes he is grappling with a Kage Bunshin. Emerging from the hole in the ground, Kakashi yells for Naruto to strike! Naruto and a Kage Bunshin clone then unleash Oodoma Rasengan (Big Ball Rasengan)! It connects and Itachi is defeated. The team stands over the body in confusion, elsewhere Team Gai also wonders what happened with Kisame... Chiyo recognizes the body as Yuura! Sasori's underling who helped him invade Sand! The team surmises Akatsuki had used a new technique to make a sacrificed body act as a puppet! The body looks like the ninja and utilizes their techniques and is only restricted by however much chakra the original donates to them. In the cave, Sasori is perturbed that his two underlings were sacrificed. The "leader" states the two men should have been lucky to become real Akatsuki in some form using his Shouten no Jutsu (Shape Changing Technique)!
Chapter 261 Chapter 261: "Jinchuuriki...!!" – The group surmises they were delayed so Akatsuki could continue the bijuu extraction. Chiyo states some countries could control the bijuu power and imbue them into persons. Once properly synchronized with the demon, the ninja gets their power. Sand itself has had three jinchuuriki in its history. Such reverse balance must then be used when extracting the demon, and when fully extracted, the result is death for the host. Sakura takes this news hard but Naruto tells her not to worry. In the cave, Itachi tells the group Naruto's team and Sasori's grandmother are coming. Elsewhere Zetsu consumes the dead Shouten Kisame. As Team Naruto rests for the night, Chiyo remembers back to her son and wife and their newborn son Sasori. In the morning Team Naruto and Gai each continue their journey. In the cave, Gaara appears on an ethereal type plane and questions his existence. As his body begins to draw further away, the Akatsuki leader says it's done... Gaara's body falls to the cave floor. Outside the cave, Team Gai has arrived!
Chapter 262 Chapter 262: "Racing Emotions...!!" – As Team Gai stands before the cave, Neji uses his Byakugan to see inside. He states the view is difficult to put into words. Gai attempts to strike the boulder but a seal barrier protects it. Inside Akatsuki realizes they have visitors. As Team Naruto continues, Naruto again imagines Gaara all alone growing up. He grows determined and changes into his Kyuubi appearance. Chiyo asks Kakashi why Naruto is so determined, and Kakashi relates that Naruto holds the Kyuubi, and though Gaara is from a different village, Naruto knows Gaara went through the same thing he did growing up. Naruto feels Gaara is a person of like mind, when he learned Gaara became a Kage, Naruto felt a bit jealous but he was happy from the bottom of his heart. Chiyo states she never felt very close ties to other villages. She was too self-absorbed in village matters, even going so far as to seal Shukaku within Gaara. Chiyo begins to regret how her past actions may have doomed the village, but she knows still has more she can do. At the cave, Gai tells his team the barrier is a five part seal. Naruto's team finally arrives and the teams are happy to see each other, after introducing Chiyo, Gai and Kakashi prepare to take action...
Volume 30
Chapter 263
Chapter 263: "A Furious Cry...!!" – In the cave the leader tells Sasori and Deidara to take the "Jinchuuriki" alive but kill the rest. Itachi is asked to describe the demon vessel, and he states it will be the loud obnoxious one. The statue is then dispersed and the two real Akatsuki begin to wait. Outside Kakashi tells the teams that four other seal markers are in the surrounding area and Neji uses his Byakugan to locate them. Team Gai turns on their wireless communicators and then each goes after a marker. When each finds their marker, they and Kakashi each remove one. After removing the seal on the rock door, Kakashi jumps away and Sakura uses her strength to strike the rock and utterly destroy it. Elsewhere members of Team Gai see a version of themself rise from the ground, a mechanism to impede any ninja who removes the seals. Kakashi orders the team inside. There they see Sasori and Deidara, who ponders which is the Jinchuuriki, all the while sitting on Gaara's lifeless body. Naruto sees the two Akatsuki, and yells he'll kick the crap out of them. Remembering Itachi's earlier words, the two Akatsuki know their target...
Chapter 264
Chapter 264: "Sasori's Art...!!" Naruto yells for Gaara, but Kakashi tells him he knows it will not do any good. A boastful Deidara restates Kakashi's words. Knowing Gaara's life is all but gone, rage burns in Naruto. He charges but Kakashi jumps in his way and tells him to not get hasty. Deidara and Sasori begin to debate the nature of art which only infuriates Naruto. He pulls a scroll and summons a huge shuriken which he hurls at Sasori. Sasori easily bats the shuriken away and continues his debate. Sasori finally pushes his partner to leave, so Deidara's bird scoops up Gaara into its mouth and it and Deidara fly out of the cave. Naruto and Kakashi take chase, and Naruto demands for him to stop. Deidara cockily yields and hovers in the air over them. Inside Sakura feels she can handle Sasori but it will be difficult. Chiyo tells Sakura she'll fight her grandson, so she pulls a string of kunai and flings them at Sasori. Sasori blocks them with his tail and then reveals his true self. His cloak ripped apart, the wooden face of a man rests on his back and the "tail" is actually a tongue extending from its mouth. His right arm is normal but he wears a puppet attachment on his left arm. As he starts to unfurl he begins gloating about grotesquely killing both the kunoichi and adding them to his "collection" as puppets...
Chapter 265
Chapter 265: "Chiyobaa and Sakura" – Outside Team Gai is being fought move for move by their doppelgangers. In the cave, Chiyo tells Sakura that the real Sasori is inside the puppet named Hiruko before them, and that it serves as both armor and a weapon. Unfortunately Hiruko has changed since Chiyo last saw it, so she is unsure what traps it currently has. Chiyo states though with her battle experience they can avoid any surprises and with Sakura's power they can smash the puppet and reveal Sasori. Chiyo removes her cap and reassures Sakura that the first step is now done. Outside Deidara asks if they really want to fight. Naruto tells Kakashi that he himself can fight Deidara alone. In the cave Sakura and Chiyo quietly discuss their battle plans. Sasori asks if Chiyo is already done, but she retorts he should quiet down because he'll soon be dead. Chiyo and Sakura charge and Hiruko's mouth opens to unload a torrent of needles. Chiyo and Sakura flip out of the way only to then have to avoid Hiruko's left arm, which has been fired at them. Its protrusions explode into more needles and the kunoichi use their agility to avoid the projectiles. This surprises Sasori and he asks if that is all they have. Sakura quickly rushes in and Sasori's tail moves to strike but it stops! Chiyo yells "Now Sakura!" and the young Leaf ninja unloads a huge crushing blow onto Hiruko, shattering it.
Chapter 266
Chapter 266: "Sasori Appears...!!" – As the rubble settles, a torn cloak jumps away from Sakura. The dark figure comments on how Chiyo used Sakura as a puppet, and how another string stopped his tail. In Hidden Sand, the village council discusses the need to quickly select a Kazekage to show strength to the other villages. Kankurou is angered that they are giving up on Gaara, but they comment something similar was done when they selected his father after Sandaime Kazekage disappeared mysteriously. They spent too much time searching for him, rather than moving on. At the cave, Naruto has been sent crashing into the cliff face and Deidara comments on how unique Gaara and Naruto were. Not like the two other outcast and lonely jinchuuriki they captured and killed already. In the cave, a striking young man stands before Chiyo and Sakura. Chiyo is unable to believe Sasori hasn't aged a day from when he disappeared. Sasori states he didn't want to have to use his best, but the situation demands it. He withdraws a scroll and summons a new puppet. A shocked Chiyo is unable to believe it, the puppet is none other than Sandaime Kazekage!
Chapter 267
Chapter 267: "Violent Determination" – Chiyo stands firm against her grandson. She states this is the third Kazekage he killed, with Sandaime, Yondaime and Godaime fallen to him. Sasori retorts Yondaime was Orochimaru's doing. Hearing about Orochimaru emboldens Sakura. Sasori launches the Sandaime puppet and Chiyo withdraws Sakura. Blades emerge from its cloak and Chiyo moves to block it with Hiruko's tail. Sasori opens the puppets arms, which reveal summoning tags. As each arm opens, another arm is summoned until a mass of arms strike against Sakura. One arms opens and spews poison, Chiyo yells for Sakura to hold her breath but she is unable to withdraw her young puppet. Sasori fired kunai with ropes which have latched around the poison enveloped Sakura. Sakura thinks over her desire to protect Naruto and Sasuke, so she withdraws an explosive tag from her pouch and activates it. The explosion disperses the gas and knocks Sakura to safety, surprising both Chiyo and Sasori. Sakura yells she'll do whatever it takes to stop him; Sasori cuts her off with an onslaught of kunai. Chiyo takes action and summons two puppets from the scrolls she brought on the mission. The kunai have stopped, fallen to the ground... standing before Sakura and Chiyo are the forms of Sasori's first puppets, his mother and father...
Chapter 268
Chapter 268: "Puppeteer vs. Puppeteer!!" – Sasori gloats that the puppets don't stand a chance against him. Chiyo remembers a young Sasori puppeering the very same puppets. The mother and father extend wires between themselves and they slice up the Sandaime arms. Sandaime and the parents clash in a quick assault. Sasori states it's time to end this, Sandaime's mouth opens and expels a dark sand. Sandaime's most fearsome jutsu, Iron Sand. Sasori states Sandaime could expel the sand and form it into any weapon needed. He could then manipulate it by turning his chakra into magentic fields. Sakura asks how that is possible, and Chiyo responds that Sasori's "human" puppets can retain their chakra and ability to use the jutsu they once did when alive. She yells for Sakura to flee and Sasori sends the sand shower at them. The mother puppet pulls Sakura to safety and the father puppet extends a shield to block the sand. The assault wanes and the father puppet is useless, with sand gumming up its joints. Sasori then gloats the next attack is going to rain down on Chiyo and Sakura and there is only one puppet to protect them both...
Chapter 269
Chapter 269: "All I Can Do" – The iron spikes come raining down, and dirt and rubble is thrown about. As it clears, Sakura and Sasori look in surprise at Chiyo. She has protected herself with a chakra shield, extended from panels on her right arm, a puppet arm! Sasori is amused how she tinkered with herself, but says the joints of her arm and the mother doll that protected Sakura are now both jammed. Sandaime expels more iron sand and it forms into a large block and triangle. Chiyo suggests Sakura flee, but she states she will do all she can with Tsunade's teachings. Chiyo reattaches the puppet strings with her left arm and Sasori mocks that their strategy is getting old. The Sandaime puppet extends the triangle into a large spike and it narrowly misses Sakura and pierces the cave wall. Sakura looks up to see the huge block hovering above. It crashes down and she narrowly jumps away. Building chakra she jumps in and smashes the block of iron, sending it crashing into the far cave wall. Sakura then gloats it's not over yet...
Chapter 270
Chapter 270: "Miscalculation...!!" – In Hidden Sand, Temari and Kankurou make preparations to leave. Elsewhere Kakashi is falling behind Naruto and a fleeing Deidara. Understanding how dangerous its becoming being split up, he thinks its time to just "that" jutsu. In the cave, Sasori and Chiyo reflect on Sakura's strength. We then see a flashback to Tsunade teaching Sakura of the medical ninjas importance to avoid attacks, to ensure they won't fall in battle. In the present, Sakura states she is getting better at reading Sasori's finger movements to predict attacks. Sasori says its time to end this, and does "Iron Sand World Method," causing a massive 3D lattice of iron sand to expand. The sand strikes the walls causing boulders to fall. When the rubble clears, Chiyo is pinned under one and Sakura has been scratched by one of the spikes. Chiyo realizes Sasori's poison was mixed with the iron sand. Sasori gloats the body stops moving almost instantly and you'll die several days after. Sakura falls face first to the ground, and Sasori says he won't let them wait, so he sends Sandaime in for the kill. Chiyo can't move to save Sakura, but suddenly the young Leaf kunoichi springs up and strikes the puppet destroying it! Sakura rushes over to the surprised Chiyo and removes the rock pinning her. Sakura tells Chiyo that she made three antidotes originally, and now she is leaving the last one for Chiyo. Sakura says the protection lasts for three minutes, giving them a chance to win!...
Chapter 271
Chapter 271: "Unknown Abilities...!!" – Sakura heals Chiyo and herself. Chiyo reflects that Sakura should be at her limits but she keeps going. Sasori can't believe that Sakura made an antidote for his poison. Sakura reflects that her remaining chakra goes to the fight. Chiyo looks at the antidote and slips it away. Sasori states he hasn't had this much trouble since entering Akatsuki. He pulls off his robe to reveal his body is a human puppet! Extending from his stomach is a long piercing cable, and blades extend from his back. Elsewhere Kakashi tells Naruto to calm down, that Naruto is a close range fighter, unprepared for fighting Deidara. Kakashi then states he has intellect on par with Shikamaru and can do long-range combat, giving them a chance to end the chase. Kakashi then starts to lay out his plan. Sasori uses a scroll on his back to summon flames which he shoots from jets on his palms. He then mockingly asks why the kunoichi are hiding from his attacks. His cable snakes through the air and pierces through Sakura's stomach, eventually sinking its tip firmly into the ground. Sasori then yells "Die!" and lunges at Chiyo...

Summaries by Leaf Ninja