Years later, Tsunade was approached by Orochimaru , who offered to bring Dan and her brother back to life. Tsunade has never ceased loving Dan, even decades after his death, as she continued to reject her long-time comrade Jiraiya 's advances, and never involving herself with any romantic relationships with another man. Conversing in her subconscious, he thanked her for accomplishing what he didn't in life and apologised for causing her only hardship. Despite learning the five Kage were combating Madara, he was still sceptical they actually stood a chance against Madara and only hoped that the Impure World Reincarnation could be stopped before Madara had a chance to kill them. With the Impure World Reincarnation released, Dan is enveloped in a light of sorts and, as he began to deconstruct, commended whomever had stopped the technique.