After the Fourth World War is declared, Shinobi Tobi disappears. The Kage return to the idea of joining forces to fight the Akatsuki. Because of Danzo’s actions, List will not be allowed to join them until a new Hokage, preferably Kakashi, is found. Although Killer Bee and Naruto, Oonoki claims, would be a valuable aid in the war effort, the other three Kages believe that if they enter the battlefield, it would be too easy for the Akatsuki to capture them. The Kage agree to devote whatever resources are necessary to protect them both. Naruto’s senjutsu training is interrupted by the arrival of Sakura’s group, who come to talk to him. Meanwhile, Bea begins to learn Sabu’s vocal skills. They are interrupted by the arrival of Kisame.