Having arrived at the village, Hotaru parts with Naruto and his team. But the Magaki Troops are one step ahead and threaten Hotaru to hand over the forbidden jutsu. Utakata appears, and Shiranami recognizes him as a bounty listed in the Hidden Mist’s bingo book. Meanwhile, Naruto returns to the Tsuchigumo village to check up on Hotaru to find that the villagers are not even trying to look for the missing Hotaru. Angered by their cold attitude, Naruto decides to search for Hotaru himself.