The old pervert who beat up Ebisu appears to be a toad-sage hermit from Mt. Myoboku named Jiraiya. He explains that he was distracted from his work on the book, but that he himself is a writer and shows him the book he is working on to continue it. Naruto accuses the older man of perversion, as peeping at girls is more than a prank. With Ebisu still out of it, Naruto decides that Jiraiya should train him as compensation. He refuses, and Naruto’s flattery doesn’t take him. Naruto then decides to use his signature technique, sexy jutsu. Jiraiya couldn’t resist and agrees to help Naruto. While practicing, the sannyasi notices a seal on Naruto’s stomach. Calling Naruto to him, he removes the extra seal, after which Naruto was immediately able to walk on water. Later that night, Dosu Kinuta finds Gaara on the roof of a building and wants to defeat him out of competition to get to Sasuke.