Orochimaru falls to the ground. The humiliated Manda promises to deal with him the next time they meet, and disappears. Orochimaru groups up with Kabuto and says that despite Tsunade’s refusal to help him, he has another way to get his hands back. Jiraiya and Tsunade notice that his face is cracked and someone else can be seen under the mask. Kabuto and Orochimaru escape, and the rest of the sannin are unable to pursue them. Tsunade begins to show a side effect of the regeneration technique and loses her youthful appearance for a while. They decide to stay in town until Naruto wakes up and then head to Konoha. When he regains consciousness, he is informed that Tsunade will be the Fifth Hokage, to which Naruto reacts with displeasure, comparing her to the Third. Tsunade challenges him to a fight, in which Naruto loses again. However, instead of a powerful flick, Tsunade kisses Naruto on the forehead and says warm words, confident that Naruto will make a great Hokage. Together they head back to the Leaf Village.