Kakashi and Itachi exchange blows, each being very proficient with the Sharingan. Itachi, however, is more so, and quickly attacks Kakashi with his Tsukuyomi. As Kakashi struggles to remain standing, he asks Itachi why he's returned to Konoha. Itachi replies that they're after Naruto, which Kakashi elaborates as meaning they want the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox for their organization Akatsuki. Angered that Kakashi knows of their organization, Itachi instructs Kisame to kill Asuma and Kurenai, but to bring Kakashi with him. Before Kisame can do so, Might Guy arrives, forcing the two to flee.