spoiler

General Info
Front Page spoiler
What is Naruto? spoiler
Message Board spoiler
Contact Us spoiler
Search spoiler

Character Info
Biographies spoiler
Clan Guide spoiler
Groups & Teams spoiler
Summonings spoiler
Spirits & Demons spoiler
Animal Familiars spoiler
General Seal Guide spoiler

Jutsu Info
Chakra Guide spoiler
Intro to Jutsu spoiler
Hand Seals spoiler
Blood Inheritance spoiler
Fuuinjutsu spoiler
Genjutsu spoiler
Ninjutsu spoiler
Taijutsu spoiler
Other Skills spoiler
Doujutsu spoiler

In Depth
Time Skip Guide spoiler
Akatsuki Org. spoiler
Connections Guide spoiler
Cursed Seal Guide spoiler
Jinchuuriki Guide spoiler
Markings Guide spoiler
Puppet Guide spoiler
Hyuuga Clan spoiler
Uchiha Clan spoiler

World Info
Ninja Positions spoiler
Ninja Ranks spoiler
Kage Guide spoiler
Mission Guide spoiler
World Map spoiler
Country Guide spoiler

Ninja Gear
Clothing spoiler
Tools & Equipment spoiler
Weapons spoiler
Custom Weapons spoiler
Accessories spoiler

Series Info
Manga Pilot spoiler
Manga Guide spoiler
Naruto Anime spoiler
Shippuuden Anime spoiler
Movie & OAV Guide spoiler
Game Guide spoiler
Book Guide spoiler
DVD Guide spoiler
Manga»Anime Cuts spoiler

Official Links
Japanese Language
Official Website spoiler
Movie Website spoiler
TV Tokyo spoiler

English Language
Official Website spoiler
Shonen Jump spoiler
Viz Comics spoiler




Manga Summaries

Part One
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14
15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27

Part Two
28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50
51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70




Volume Nineteen Manga Summary
Naruto: VOLUME 19
Title: Uketsugu mono ~ The Inheritor


Uzumaki Naruto

Chapter 163: "What Refuses to Decay...!!" – The two Sannin stand before each other, and Tsunade prepares to heal the man who betrayed Konoha. Elsewhere Naruto's group rushes to stop Tsunade. Kabuto also reflects on Orochimaru's past boasts that Kabuto is not man enough to kill him. Tsunade begins to charge her chakra when a kunai flies in. It's Kabuto! Orochimaru is surprised at the betrayal... of Tsunade! He understand Kabuto could recognize Tsunade's killing chakra, he tells his former teammate that he really did plan to honor his bargain. Tsunade says she knows she was a fool, even though Orochimaru was lying about not attacking Konoha again, she would have did anything to hold those precious to her one more time. Tsunade remembers how Nawaki, Dan and Naruto all pledged their lives to becoming Hokage. She understands her feelings will never go away, but she can't betray what it means to protect her village. Angered, Tsunade jumps into the air and brings her heal smashing down on Orochimaru and Kabuto. They jump away but the power of the kick crumbles the surrounding earth and buildings. Tsunade is ready to fight!


Uzumaki Naruto

Chapter 164: "Medical Ninja!!" – Orochimaru states he never fought Tsunade before, but that doesn't reassure Kabuto since he'll be the one fighting. Kabuto states they should move elsewhere since Shizune and another Sannin are on the way. The thought brings a smile to Orochimaru's lips. Later, Naruto's group arrives at the castle and moves to locate the other Sannin. Miles away, the battle continues. Kabuto consumes a soldier ration pill and charges chakra scalpel. Tsunade realizes he is highly trained in medical jutsu. Kabuto uses a doton to pop from the ground. Tsunade tries to avoid his strikes but he connects on her arm, thigh and chest, severing her muscles. As Tsunade falls to her knees, the young ninja gloats about cutting muscles near her lungs. He states he won't kill her yet because they still need her, in the next instant Tsunade is up and has struck Kabuto in the neck, rearranging his nervous system signals! Kabuto has a hard time moving, as signals to move an arm, now move a leg. As Tsunade tries to heal herself, Kabuto begins to quickly work out how to move his body. Kabuto yells that such a technique isn't enough to defeat him, he pulls a kunai and charges at Tsunade! Before he can reach her there is an explosion before him, it's Naruto's group! Jiraiya and Orochimaru exchange wise-cracks and a surprised Naruto notices Kabuto!


Uzumaki Naruto

Chapter 165: "Naruto, Attacks!!" – Tsunade charges through her back-up at Kabuto. He swiftly cuts his arm spilling blood all over the shocked Tsunade. The fear of blood freezing her, Kabuto slugs her. Naruto can't understand why Kabuto is fighting, so Jiraiya points out the Sound emblem on his headband. Kabuto says Naruto was always dense and doesn't have the make-up to be a ninja, unlike his teammate Sasuke. This angers Naruto. As Shizune comforts Tsunade, Kabuto tells Naruto he is nothing compared to the Sannin. An angered Naruto charges at him and create Kage Bunshin. As he moves in, Kabuto whips blood into their eyes, hits them and then flings the real Naruto away. As the clones disappear Shizune catches Naruto and spits needles out of her mouth at Kabuto. No time to react, he barely moves to deflect him with his forehead protector. Jiraiya tells Shizune to handle Kabuto; he'll try to handle Orochimaru. Because of Tsunade's psychosis she won't be able to heal Jiraiya in time. Jiraiya tells Naruto to save his chakra. Jiraiya and Kabuto move to summon... as two giant snakes rise, Jiraiya has managed to summon... Gamakichi!?!


Orochimaru

Chapter 166: "A Ninja's Talents...!!" – Orochimaru surmises Jiraiya was drugged in preparedness for the Edo Tensei technique. Naruto tries to summon as well. Orochimaru states a fully developed Naruto in tune with Kyuubi could be difficult... but when the smoke clears, only a small toad shows! Gamatatsu, Gamakichi's clueless little brother has arrived. Orochimaru and the snakes come bearing down and everyone jumps away. A snake goes to swallow Naruto but Jiraiya creates a swamp below the snakes to swallow them. He could not create it deep enough though because of his poisoning. Shizune and Kabuto exchange jutsu but he disables her by cutting her heals. Naruto frees himself from the snake’s mouth but realizes he has a broken femur. On a snake, Orochimaru charges at Jiraiya and lengthens his neck to bite Jiraiya. Jiraiya lengthens his hair and turns it to spikes but Orochimaru is able to bite his throat. Below, Kabuto begins to kick Tsunade and Orochimaru ponders why Jiraiya bothers with a washout like Naruto. Jiraiya replies it's no fun training one born a prodigy like Sasuke. Orochimaru knows Jiraiya was hopeless as a kid as well. As Jiraiya tells his former teammate it's not important to learn a bunch of jutsu, Kabuto reaches back to punch Tsunade again. And then as Jiraiya says it's most important to have a spirit which never gives up, Naruto pushes through the pain to stand in front of Tsunade to stop her beating!


Sakura, Naruto and Sasuke

Chapter 167: "The Arrangement...!!" – Naruto charges Rasengan, but Kabuto easily side-steps him and severs his leg muscle. Kabuto pulls his nin-card info on Naruto and coldly tells him he should run away now if he doesn't want his dream to die with him. He states though that running away means not living up to what that dream requires. Tsunade then begins to think back on her past and her former words to Naruto about a real man not going back on his word. Naruto begins to stand and says he is not giving up, that's his way of the ninja. Kabuto strikes Naruto but he still stands his ground. Naruto asks Tsunade to recall their bet and he creates a Kage Bunshin. She thinks this foolish and Kabuto charges with a kunai determined to kill Naruto for his insolence! She yells for Naruto to flee but he moves his hand so the kunai pierces the palm allowing him to grab hold of Kabuto's hand and not let go. Naruto says he won't die because he's going to become Hokage! With the Kage Bunshin's help he charges another Rasengan in his free hand and to Tsunade's surprise connects with Kabuto's chest full on!


Uzumaki Naruto

Chapter 168: "Just One More Time" – A mini-typhoon engulfs Kabuto and sends him flying back into a nearby rock. The Sannin are all surprised by the technique, but Kabuto is still barely standing. Blood bursts from Naruto's mouth and as he falls to the ground Tsunade rushes to his side. Kabuto states he could take the attack because he was healing that part of his body before the hit impacted. His cockiness fades though as he falls to the ground, his chakra wasn't enough to combat the Rasengan. Tsunade tries to save Naruto, his heart erratic the only hope is Tsunade's healing. Kabuto gloats she is in as worse position as Naruto, but she yells for him to shut up. As she begins to apply healing to his chest, the Kyuubi inside feels it getting darker. She pleads for Naruto to not die, and he weakly extends his hand to grab her necklace. She heals his pierced hand and remembering back to Nawaki and Dan, she asks another to wear the necklace once again... the bet fulfilled, she begins to cry. On the snake, Orochimaru realizes Naruto might just become a bigger hassle later on with Akatsuki involved, so he dives down. Jiraiya follows but Orochimaru extends his tongue, and flicks the following Sannin away into the ground. Extending his sword Kusanagi from his throat he bears down on Naruto. Just as he is about to strike he connects... with the chest of Tsunade! She has stepped in the way to take the blow for her fallen comrade!


Tsunade

Chapter 169: "To Bet One's Life...!!" – Orochimaru states he wasn't meaning to kill Tsunade and asks why protect the brat. She says to protect Konoha, because Naruto is its future Hokage. Orochimaru says such a desire it foolish. Those words echo in Tsunade, as she had repeated them often in the past. She thinks on how the past Hokage all bet their life on bringing peace and prosperity to the village, and now she to will do the same! Orochimaru scoffs at this and pulls out the sword and cuts a huge gash across her chest, knocking her to the ground. He readies to strike Naruto again but Tsunade jumps in the way. As Orochimaru asks why she is doing this he is suddenly struck backwards, Tsunade's trembling has stopped and her forehead seal mark has been released! She coolly states she is doing this because she is the Fifth Hokage of Hidden Leaf! Shizune sees Tsunade forming a handseal but begs her to stop. Tsunade ignores her and activates her secret cell creation jutsu Souzou Saisei. Chakra expands from her forehead healing all her wounds! Tsunade states how she gathered chakra to her forehead over time, and then released it when needed. Shizune thinks how the technique shortens Tsunade's life because of the limitations of cell multiplication. As Tsunade wipes blood on her arm, Kabuto calls for Orochimaru and "Manda"! Kabuto wipes blood over Orochimaru's summon tattoo and Jiraiya moves to summon as well. A huge explosion reveals Gamabunta, a huge snail and huge snake!


Sannin

Chapter 170: "The Battle of the Legendary Three!!" – Gamabunta reflects it's been a long time since he's seen Tsunade, Katsuyu, Orochimaru and Manda. The snake Manda reacts annoyed to his summoning, threatening to eat those who brought him there. Tsunade asks Katsuyu to take Naruto to Shizune and she complies. Manda and Gamabunta exchange wisecracks and the Sannin state this is the end of the "Legendary Three." Katsuyu moves first spitting acid at Manda, but he moves and coils around the snail. As the constriction grows tighter, Katsuyu explodes into smaller snail bunshin. Gamabunta tries to swipe at Manda with his knife but the snake grabs it with his mouth and throws it away. Gamabunta jumps away and Jiraiya asks for oil. Forming handseals, Jiraiya breathes fire into an oil stream spit from Gamabunta's mouth creating a huge fireball. It engulfs Manda but he managed to shed his skin and flee underground. A snake part rises from the ground and Gamabunta grabs a hold, realizing too late it's Manda's tail. Manda himself bursts from behind the toad boss to bite him. Flying through the air is Tsunade and Gamabunta's knife. She swings it in the air, connecting above Manda's nose and pinning it straight through his snout into the ground. Orochimaru extends his tongue around Tsunade's neck but she grabs and pulls... yelling it's time to end this as her fist connects with Orochimaru's face!


Uzumaki Naruto

Chapter 171: "The Inheritor" – As Orochimaru's body gets flung backwards on to Manda, the snake decides he's done and dematerializes. Orochimaru boasts there is still another way for him to get his arms back, and as he and Kabuto flee the group notices a young woman's face under Orochimaru's torn away skin. The group is injured and unable to follow. As Tsunade stands over the unconscious Naruto, the effects of her jutsu arrive and her body grows old. She states some rest will revert her to her younger appearance. The group returns to the bar, and Naruto says he can't believe such a lying and selfish old hag has become Hokage. Tsunade demands they take it outside, so Naruto prepares to fight. Tsunade states she'll only need one finger, and when Naruto boasts he'll one day be Hokage she breaks a slight smile. Naruto charges and Tsunade knocks off his forehead protector, but instead of a finger flick, she plants a soft kiss on his forehead. She tells Naruto to become a good man, and to herself she asks him to become a good Hokage as well. Naruto blushes and the group soon leaves to return to Konoha. As they walk, Tsunade happily thinks that Nawaki and Dan's dream are being carried on today in the young man Naruto.