"フフ 全員がこうして そろうのは... 七年前 大蛇丸が 組織を抜けた時 以来だな" The above was translated In chapter 238 of the Inane scanlation page 17 as the Akatsuki member saying the following. "FuFu... all of us meeting together like this... We haven't done this since 7 years ago... when Orochimaru left the organization.." This has caused some conflict and confusion because seven years ago although Itachi may have been in the organization he was just about 13 years old at the time. That detail is significant because Itachi was, according to Orochimaru, the reason for him leaving the organization. The other conflict with this was Jiraiya telling Kakashi that Orochimaru had just recently left that organization. While I was rereading some of the chunin exam I came across more information that suggests that Orochimaru's departure from Akatsuki was recent as opposed to seven years ago. When Kabuto was talking with the genin he told them that he had no information on the hidden sound village since it was a small village that was just created a year ago. After reading that I decided to translate the text to see what I would come up with. Since I'm still learning the language my translation might not be any more accurate than what we already have. Any way this is what I have. フフ kuku 全員がこうしてそろうのは... all members together in this way(like this) 七年前 was seven years ago(it's been seven years) 大蛇丸が組織を抜けた時以来だな Orochimaru has escaped the organization since then. (since that time) Again I could be wrong check it with someone better than me.