Okay well this one was a bit hard for me because I had to read about the yakuza and secret organizations in Japan and secret organizations relating to ninjas. Oddly enough the only American Grand Ninja lives close to me in Kettering, Ohio (Steven Hayes look him up). So I read the book he released on Ninja Arts and Societies. He mentioned that there is always an odd number in leadership of ninja societies which seem true cause there is one Kage for each village. But in Akatsuki there can't be just one if I am correct there is 3. A senior and 2 junior. Illogical you say but think about it with Orochimaru in the Akatsuki there was 9 people. But now that there is one 8 it would be logical to have the Senior Ninja of the group pair off with the weakest of the group and have the two juniors in the same team. Now does that sound logical. Ok here's where we jump in the end. Now where do the S-Criminal that the bingo book would love to have dead or in jail go. I think Kishimoto slipped on his plan for the Akatsuki during the First Exam in the Manga. I think they would go to the Kage of Hidden Moon. What does Akatsuki translated into "Red Moon". I think that maybe the Kage of Hidden Moon makes them crack their Village Headprotector to denounce their village and their loyality to the Kage. Now this runs closely in line with my 3 leaders. Cause we have seen in the structure of the Konoha Village. The two partners of the Kage become heads of the counsel of the village. Now we all know Konoha wasn't the first village but is the strongest overall. But it's structure may have been adopted by closely laying smaller villages. Hidden Moon Kage and his original team may have devised the Akatsuki as higher protection and persuits for the Hidden Moon Village to gain a stronger foothold.