*SPOILER* From the translation : Chiyo: In the history of the Sand, including gaara, these "Jinchuuriki" have appeared three times. sakura: ...how are "Bijuu" like that... ...removed from their vessels? cho: You need a Fuuin Jutsu (art of seals) that can exhibit a force propotionally potent enough, even if just for a split second, to balance out the power of the "Bijuu". You need a lot of time for this. cho: The two other "Jinchuuriki" of the Sand besides gaara, who I mentioned just now... Their reason of death... was because Shukaku was eventually removed from them. *end of quote from translation* Many people think that the Akatsuki are the ultimate shinobi. Some even claim that they are invincible. Well, chapter 261 proves that is not so. How? Simply this: 1. An extraction has been done twice before. 2. Therefore at least two groups have been as powerful as the Akatsuki coz they had the chakra and jutsus to perform such extraction. 3. NarutoWorld today is not dominated by jinchuurikis. 4. Therefore previous groups have failed to dominate NarutoWorld even if they can extract and possibly re-seal these jinchuuriki. What does that imply? It implies that its a big NarutoWorld out there, there are several nins that can equal or surpass the strength of the Akatsuki. Questions: 1. Which is more difficult, sealing a youma or extracting a youma? 2. If sealing is as difficult as extracting, does that mean that the former KazeKage (though I think he had help, possibly from the Sand siblings) and Yondaime are at least as strong as the entire Akatsuki?