Itachi tries to have a distracted conversation with Sasuke, but instead the latter attacks him. Impressed by how strong Sasuke has become, Itachi arranges for them to meet in person before his clone dissipates. At the Leaf, Jiraiya is about to advance to Hidden Rain to investigate Akatsuki. Tsunade advises him to proceed carefully and seek her help should difficulties arise. In response, Jiraiya notes that Leaf needs her as the Hokage, and she says that Naruto will surely replace her in her position. They discuss Naruto’s resemblance to his parents, Kushina Uzumaki and Minato Namikaze. As Minato’s teacher, Jiraiya says he sees Naruto as his grandson. Before he leaves, he warns Tsunade to be careful of Danzo. Jiraiya arrives at Hidden Rain, but is immediately discovered by Paine.