Jiraiya tries to make a grand exit, but Naruto quickly reminds him that he left because he was courting a woman. Since the woman was under the influence of genjutsu, Jiraiya realized that Itachi and Kisame were trying to separate him from Naruto, thus confirming that the Akatsuki are indeed after the Nine-Tailed Man. Upon hearing Jiraiya’s words, Itachi realizes that Jiraiya was the one who reported Akatsuki to Kakashi. Jiraiya prepares to fight them, but Sasuke asks him to leave them to him. Uninterested in their altercation, Itachi tortures Sasuke. Naruto tries to help him and Kisame pursues Naruto, forcing Jiraiya to cover the area with a toad’s stomach.