After his confrontation with Sasuke, Naruto realises how far he still has to go in order to keep up with his former friend and so, with the help of Kakashi, begins to train even harder in an attempt to develop his own unique jutsu. Meanwhile the Akatsuki begin to make their move to hunt down the Jinchûriki, beginning with the two and three Tailed Beasts.
This thirty-fifth volume of the `Naruto' manga is something of a breather volume that spends much of its time setting things up for the next arc. The volume introduces two new Akatsuki members, the devout Hidan and the bounty hunter Kakuzu, both of whom are interesting and have dynamic to their partnership. The volume also has some funny moments between Tobi and Deidara, and some quite nice training sequences for Naruto.