The Leaf Village is under heavy attack from Pain and Konan. Hearing the Akatsuki attack, Tsunade attempts to contact Fukasaku. But Danzo secretly tips off Leaf counselors Homura and Koharu who are strongly opposed to the decision of recalling Naruto. Tsunade is furious to learn the two only see Naruto as a tool for deterring war. She overrides the opposition and proceeds to recall Naruto Uzumaki as a ninja who has sworn to protect the Leaf Village.