Shikamaru and Kin Tsuchi are chosen for the sixth match. Shikamaru immediately tries to catch Kin with his shadow, but she dodges and responds by throwing a senbon at him. He avoids them only to be distracted by the sound behind him. He discovers that there are bells attached to the senbon, which, in turn, are attached to strings, which Keene can use to ring them from afar. She attacks him with another volley, but then finds that she is paralyzed, Shikamaru having snuck to her through the shadows of the strings. Shikamaru throws a shuriken at Kin, who, forced to copy his movements, does the same. As they both lean back to dodge, Kin bangs her head against the wall, not realizing how close she was. Shikamaru wins, and Naruto and Kiba Inuzuka get out for the seventh match.