December 24, 2011
After much considering Naruto accepts and signs the scroll, allowing Naruto to the Kyuubi's chakra. Kabuto meets up with Madara at his hideout, but Madara refuses to listen and goes in to kill him. At that moment, Kabuto uses the Impure World Resurrection Technique to revive five caskets containing Itachi, Sasori, Deidara, Kakuzu, and Nagato, much to Madara's surprise. He offers Madara to join forces by reviving whomever he wishes and fighting on his behalf, in return for receiving Sasuke's body. When Madara threatens to refuse, a sixth casket whose contents are unseen is summoned, which visibly disturbs Madara and forces him to accept, although on the condition that Kabuto will receive Sasuke's body after the war, which Kabuto agrees upon. Anko and a group of ninja who are tracking Kabuto appear to be led to Kabuto and Madara's location on purpose.