A Konoha villager, Tadachi, is attacked by two people, one of them uses red eyes to put him under genjustu. Kakashi, Sakura and Naruto discuss about Konoha villagers disappearing when the village is attacked by the missing villagers, including Tadach... (more)i. Since they are "exploding humans" upon being injured, Naruto and Shikamaru restrain them and Hinata knocks them unconscious. Kakashi has Sai notify Sasuke of the events and for him to return to the village because his visual prowess is needed. Meanwhile, Sasuke feeds a group of stray cats and encounters exploding humans attacking a bamboo village. When he asks what is happening, he is mistaken as an enemy by Iou, Chino, and Nowaki. Chino tries to use her Water Release but Sasuke's Grand Fireball Jutsu repels the water. Iou orders her to keep attacking but Chino declines because of how strong Sasuke is. Sasuke uses his Sharingan to free the victims, surprising Chino that Sasuke is a Uchiha. Chino tells Sasuke that she and Nowaki are wandering shinobi who perform entertainments. Iou's daughter turns into an exploding human and kills herself. Later, Sasuke realizes via Sharingan Genjutsu that someone with a kekkai genkai is responsible for the exploding humans.