Naruto 327: In Hopelessness... In the manners of a devil, the ritual has been performed - there lies Asuma's last moments...!! 3. ...Asuma... 4. Hidan: Feels...good Shikamaru: Asuma!! 5. Shikamaru: Guh.. Hidan: I'm done over here, Kakuzu Kakuzu: I'm almost done over here too 6. Kotetsu: Damn...it... Izumo: Uch... Shikamaru: ...bastard... YOU BASTARD! 7. ?: Gugh Gwah! 8. Hidan: What the hell's all this?! Kakuzu: It's hard to see 9. ?: Black Blade! 10. Izumo: Ghh! Ino: We came here to rescue you, Shikamaru 11. Shikamaru: Ino...? Izumo: Take Shikamaru to a safe place Ino: Right away! 12. Hidan: Chh! (Reinforcements... 13. ?: Are you alright? Kotetsu: ...Yeah...But go and check on Asuma-taichou Chouji: Asuma-sensei!! Ino: Asuma!! 14. Shikamaru: His heart's still beating, even slightly! Chouji! Hurry and take Asuma to the Konoha Hospital!! With Ino and her medical ninjutsu, we can still make him recover even a little! Hurry!! Ino: Got it! Chouji: Yup!! Kakuzu: We're not letting that bounty pass us by 15. Shikamaru: Shit... Glasses: We'll hold them back Use that chance to escape with Asuma-san! Hidan: Even if you struggle a bit, you'll still be an offering to my god(s) I wonder if you can wait up just a bit more... From here on out, things are gonna get good 16. Leader: We're going to seal the "Sanbi"...hurry up and get over here This takes priority 17. Hidan: That's what I'm saying, just wait up a bit! Kakuzu: Hidan, stop We'll be back soon... Better be prepared Hidan: Hmph... Those guys always need to be watched The Akatsuki do not have allied reinforcements...their only help is their god. Now the dreadful duo are readily called back. Who is the man's true identity? A hopeless Asuma, and what about Shikamaru...? Next time, "Those Who Stayed Behind"!!