Kabuto is thrown back by Rasengan. Kabuto stands up after the attack. Although he is initially convinced that his medical technique has saved him from worse damage, Kabuto believes that his injuries are too great and his cells are deteriorating. Tsunade rushes to Naruto and tries to heal him, vowing not to let him die in pursuit of the Hokage title like Dan and Navaki. Kabuto insists that he is doomed, but Naruto, healed, seizes the First Hokage necklace he won before passing out. Seeing Naruto fight against Kabuto, Orochimaru tries to kill Naruto, but Tsunade blocks the attack with her body.