Shikamaru revealed the secret of the connection between Hidan and Asuma’s bodies: it was created the moment Hidan consumed Asuma’s blood. However, in order for the bond to have an effect, Hidan must be inside the boundaries of the drawing he drew on the ground earlier. To break the bond, Shmkamaru forces Hidan to step outside the drawn area and binds him. Asuma tests Shikamaru’s theory by inflicting non-serious wounds on Hidan, which ultimately fail to reproduce on himself. Satisfied, Asuma cuts off Hidan’s head. Hidan’s severed head yells at Kakuza for letting it happen.