Naruto looks at Jiraiya’s coded message, which appears to be a sequence of numbers. He informs Shikamaru that the first symbol is not a number, but the katakana “ta,” a fancy lettering that only Naruto would know. Kakashi surmises that this indicates that Icha Icha Tactics is the key to the rest, the real numbers. By taking the first word from each page of the book, they revealed the essence of the message: “the real one is not among them.” They didn’t know what that meant, so they asked someone who did. In Hidden Rain, the Six Paths of Paine advanced to the Leaf, and the man Jiraiya captured was replaced.