All healed, Sasuke unleashes Amaterasu on Bee in desperation, finally able to subdue him. The sixth season aired from June 2009 to January 2010 on. Tobi gets back up unharmed as Deidara retaliates with his chakra-level 1 C1 explosives. Itachi berates Sasuke, claiming he now has no chakra left, but Sasuke reveals that he had come prepared, and has one last technique left that would make his dream of killing Itachi a reality. However, with Kakashi's attack unable to land a hit on his target and Obito is too frightened to fight, Minato personally eliminates Mahiru.
The next day, left in charge as Minato heads off, Kakashi leads Rin and Obito into enemy territory before they are attacked by the Hidden Stone ninja Kakko and Taiseki who abduct Rin. As Jiraiya looks up he sees six Pains, including the three that were killed. Orochimaru begins the ritual to take over Sasuke's body. They rush the news to Bee's big brother,. Jiraiya uses a barrier jutsu to try and find him while preparing to enter Sage Mode.
Sasuke escapes with a simple replacement jutsu forcing Deidara to use one of his C2 creations, the C2 Dragon. Madara, happy that he can use Sasuke for himself, assigns Taka the task of capturing the Eight-Tails while Akatsuki hunts the last two. Lady Shima leaves on Jiraiya's request, before Jiraiya realizes that he has met all of the Pains before. He then changes his team's name to Taka and declares, with his new Mangekyo Sharingan, that their goal is to destroy Konoha. Archived from on February 27, 2017.
Sasuke carries on while his team, specifically Suigetsu, faces Kisame. Years later, the Uchiha were planning a on the village and Itachi was chosen by the village leaders to spy on the clan from the inside. Angered at being mocked, Deidara unveils his final attack, turning himself into a living bomb and detonating himself in an attempt to kill Sasuke. On their way, Sasuke's team is intercepted by a shadow clone of Naruto, which Sasuke easily dispatches. He then states that he cannot rebuild the Uchiha clan in the same way that Itachi had envisioned. The season aired on from January 12 to February 4, 2013. He stands horrified wondering just who and what Pain is.
In the meantime, Karin senses that they're being followed and asks Jugo to help her throw off their pursuers. Karin heals him, and Sasuke, Suigetsu, and Jugo then begin a combined assault on Bee until he decides to use the Eight-Tails' power. After Sasuke and Suigetsu arrive at the Southern Hideout, Sasuke requests that Karin comes with them. There, Jiraiya trains under Fukusaku and meets the Great Lord Elder who has a vision of his future. Afterwards, the Senju spied on and secretly discriminated against the Uchiha, forcing Madara, their leader, to leave and try to exact revenge upon them.
Both combatants collapse and Sasuke deactivates his Sharingan. Bee manages to overpower Jugo and Suigetsu before Sasuke steps up to fight him one-on-one. Despite her hesitations and quarrels with Suigetsu, Karin ultimately accepts after remembering her very first encounter with Sasuke. Kabuto and Orochimaru discuss 's growth during the Chunin Exams, Orochimaru also tells Kabuto that he wants Sasuke's body. In the end, Sasuke defeats their combos, and Deidara is left with no choice but to use his trump card that was meant for Itachi, the C4 Karura. Elsewhere, Sasuke is confronted by Tobi and Deidara and prepares for a battle with them. Sasuke then leaves his hideout to find his own path.
Archived from on February 2, 2017. Soon after, Minato tells his students of their mission to destroy Kannabi Bridge so they can cripple the ninja from the Hidden Stone Village. However, more Hidden Stone ninja arrive and cause the cave to collapse further with Obito apparently crushed as Kakashi and Rin are forced to leave him behind. It was also released with the English version from January to February 2013 on. Only Kakashi's other teammate and rival, Obito Uchiha, forgot to bring a present.
Meanwhile, Hebi gathers supplies at an abandoned Uchiha warehouse and Kakashi assembles Team Kurenai, led by himself, to set out with , led by Yamato, to capture Itachi. Sasuke uses Tenzen's guarded fortress to test Suigetsu's combat abilities, and Suigetsu gets the blade without much effort. Archived from on January 5, 2010. Meanwhile, Tsunade discovers the Three-Tails is taken by Akatsuki. Some time later, Sasuke reminisces on Itachi's final words to him, before breaking down into tears. As Hebi departs, Naruto encounters Itachi.
Afterwards, Jiraiya goes on a journey with the goal to fulfill his destiny, meeting many strange characters on the way. After being asked how he had survived, Sasuke reveals that he was never harmed and that Deidara was under his genjutsu. Pain then blasts him into the ocean, where Jiraiya dies happy, knowing that Naruto will live in his place. Deidara tries to kill Sasuke, but is misled by his Sharingan again. When Kakashi tries to stop him telling him what happens to ninja who break the rules, Obito says he does, and that's why he believes that Kakashi's father was a true hero, and commenting that those who break the rules maybe scum, but those who abandoned their comrades are worse than scum, before he leaves.
Unable to survive, Manda dies from his wounds and Zetsu informs the remaining Akatsuki of the death of Deidara and Tobi. In the meantime, Naruto decides to go after Itachi in hopes of finding Sasuke. He also tells that the Nine-tails attack was not a natural disaster, it was summoned by someone. An Amaterasu is unleashed from Sasuke's eye, but Madara recovers from it and mentions how in-depth Itachi's plans were. Sasuke orders Suigetsu to release the prisoners, and after that, they set off to recruit the final member of the team -. Archived from on March 15, 2016.