330: Sad news
331: 10th group will depart
332: Shikamaru battle!!
334: Black transfiguration...!!
335: A terrible secret!!
336: Opposite, Pressured atmosphere...!!
337: The genius Shikamaru!!
338: If you curse someone...
339: New ability...!!
After Asuma sensei murdered by Kakuzu from Akatsuki, all Konoha's ninja mournful in his funeral ceremony, meanwhile Naruto must learn how to bend new ability with his extra amount of chakra, at first this ability like advanced rasengan.
Shikamaru, Ino, and Choji are gathering at village gate, they'll go to ambush and fight Hidan and Kakuzu of Akatsuki, Tsunade wanna stop them, coz it's too risky. But Kakashi came and offering to accompany them for do their revenge.
Akatsuki have successed for release Nibi from the jinchuuriki, then Hidan and Kakuzu ordered to intruding Konoha vilage, Hidan and Kakuzu attacked by Shikamaru and friends in a jungle. Shikamaru use many strategies and tricks he plan before to defeat them, Shikamaru separating them for easier to defeat. Shikamaru fight and trap Hidan, Shikamaru use Kakuzu blood to subtitute his blood when Hidan start ceremony to Quick killing Shikamaru. Meanwhile Kakuzu fight against Kakashi and Choji, Kakuzu lost his one of five souls by Kakashi's raikiri, and he lost one more by Hidan's ceremony.
Shikamaru trap hidan on a giant hole in jungle ground, Hidan's body destroyed and remain his head, Shikamaru burying Hidan's head in that hole. Kakuzu have 3 souls remain, Kakashi almost lost his all chakra, and fortunately Naruto, Sakura and others are coming to help them.
Now Naruto try his new ability, that was Shuriken Rasengan, rasengan with giant shuriken shaped to defeat Kakuzu.
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