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TV Show: Naruto Shippuuden

2007

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Naruto: Shippuden is an anime series adapted from Part II of the Naruto manga series by Masashi Kishimoto. The series is directed by Hayato Date and produced by Studio Pierrot and TV Tokyo. Naruto: Shippuden is a continuation of the Naruto manga, and continues the same storyline after the passing of two and a half years in the Naruto universe. It began broadcasting on TV Tokyo on February 15, 2007.
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Season 1 Episode List

1x1 Homecoming aired: Thursday Feb 15, 2007
An older and stronger Naruto returns from his two and a half years of training with Jiraiya. When he gets back he finds that many things have changed since he left. From Konohamaru becoming a Gennin and being under the supervision of Ebisu to Tsunade's, the Fifth Hokage, being added to the great stone faces. Now the tasks of starting things where they were left has begun. And what new danger does Jiraiya know about?
1x2 Akatsuki, Makes A Move aired: Thursday Feb 15, 2007
As Naruto gets back into the swing of things and meets back up with what is left of Team 7, Kakashi and Sakura, Jiraiya has something important to tell them. It seems a shinobi group known as Akatsuki is on the move. The things they are after are the tailed beasts like the one inside of Naruto, the Kyubi. Is Naruto prepared to defend himself from this group of Shinobi?
1x3 The results of training aired: Thursday Feb 22, 2007
The bell test begins again while Tsunade, Jiraiya, and Shizune watch, but this time Kakashi is taking things seriously. So serious that he is using his Sharingan. Can Naruto and Sakura get the bells before the deadline? Meanwhile Gaara searches for the Akatsuki member that has invaded the village.
1x4 Jinchuuriki of the Sand aired: Thursday Mar 1, 2007
The bell test continues for Naruto and Sakura. Meanwhile Gaara discovers that the Akatsuki member, Deidara, has infiltrated the village. Now the battle begins between Gaara and Deidara. With Deidara after Shukaku which is sealed in Gaara, can the older and more powerful Gaara defeat this powerful foe?
1x5 As the Kazekage...! aired: Thursday Mar 15, 2007
Gaara and Deidara continue their fight with Gaara gaining the upper hand. Deidara then begins to attack the village and Gaara, the Kazekage, must protect it. Can Gaara defeat Deidara or is he playing right into his hands.
1x6 Mission Cleared aired: Thursday Mar 29, 2007
Deidara launches an attack on the village and Gaara must do his duty as Kazekage and protect it. However, Gaara's left himself wide open for an attack!
1x7 Dash, Kankurou aired: Thursday Mar 29, 2007
With Gaara captured and abducted, Kankuro goes after Deidara to get him back. However, his path is soon blocked by Sasori, whom doesn't plan on letting him pass.
1x8 Action, Kakashi Team aired: Thursday Apr 12, 2007
With their leader abducted, the Hidden Sand Village requests assistance from Konoha. Tsunade sends Naruto, Sakura, and Kakashi out to help. Worried about her little brother, Temari tags along as well.
1x9 Jinchuuriki Tears aired: Thursday Apr 12, 2007
As the group travels to Hidden Sand Village, Naruto realizes that Sakura doesn't know why Akatsuki are after Gaara and himself. Has the time finally come to tell her the truth?
1x10 Sealing Technique: Illusionary Dragon Nine Consuming Seals aired: Thursday Apr 19, 2007
With Kankuro injured, Chiyo and Ebizou make an appearance in order to save his life. They try everything, but it's all in vain and Kankuro's condition is progressively getting worse. Meanwhile, Sasori and Deidara arrive at the Akatsuki hideout and begin extracting Shukaku from Gaara using a mysterious technique.
1x11 Apprentice of a Medical Ninja aired: Thursday Apr 26, 2007
Upon arriving at the Sand Village's medical center, Kakashi is attacked by an elderly woman. Who is this woman and why is she attacking Kakashi? Meanwhile, Sakura does an examination on Kankuro and figures out that he's in bad shape. Can she use what Tsunade taught her in order to save Kankuro's life?
1x12 The Retired Old Woman's Determination aired: Thursday May 3, 2007
When Pakkun discovers the whereabouts of the Akatsuki's hideout, Kakashi orders Pakkun to find Gai and his team and lead them to the position. Meanwhile, Kakashi and his group decide to head out with Temari and other sand ninjas, but Chiyo decides to go in her place. Will this old woman help or hinder the mission?
1x13 The Destined Meeting aired: Thursday May 10, 2007
While Gai's group must fight against Kisame in order to proceed, Kakashi's group is cut off by another familiar face...Itachi Uchiha! Kakashi and Naruto team up and face the legendary ninja, but will even that be enough?
1x14 Naruto's Growth aired: Thursday May 17, 2007
While Gai, Lee, Tenten and Neji continue their battle against Kisame, Naruto and Kakashi work together to fight Itachi. But when Itachi puts Naruto in a genjutsu spell, can Naruto find a way to break free?
1x15 Hidden Jade - With a Name... aired: Thursday May 24, 2007
The fights against Itachi and Kisame finally come to an end, but are these the real Itachi and Kisame?
1x16 Secret of Jinchuuriki aired: Thursday May 31, 2007
As the group draws closer to Akatsuki's hideout, Chiyo reveals some startling information about the Jinchuuriki. Naruto becomes more determined than ever to rescue Gaara, but is it too late to save him?
1x17 Gaara Dies! aired: Thursday Jun 7, 2007
The group has finally arrived at the Akatsuki hideout, but is it already too late to save Gaara?
1x18 Break in! Button Hook Entry aired: Thursday Jun 21, 2007
Knowing that Akatsuki's lair is protected by a powerful barrier, Kakashi and Gai decide that the teams must work together to dismantle the barrier.
1x19 Trap Operating! Enemy of Team Gai aired: Thursday Jul 5, 2007
As Gai's team stays behind to fight a group of mysterious enemies, Kakashi's team enters the Akatsuki hideout, where Naruto makes an unhappy discovery.
1x20 Hiruko vs. Two Kunoichi aired: Thursday Jul 19, 2007
Chiyo and Sakura team up to fight Sasori, but soon realize that if they get something even as small as scratch, it's all over. Can the two defeat this puppet master?
1x21 Sasori's real face aired: Thursday Jul 26, 2007
With his puppet destroyed, Sasori reveals himself to Chiyo and Sakura, looking no older than when he left his village twenty years ago. As a further bit of nostalgia, he produces a summoning scroll and calls forth the Third Kazekage, whom Sasori has made into a puppet. Using its weapons, which are even more dangerous than Hiruko's, Sasori is able to catch Sakura in a poison gas cloud. Meanwhile, Kankuro, Temari's team, and Ebizo make their way to the Akatsuki hideout.
1x22 Chiyo´s Inner Hand aired: Thursday Aug 2, 2007
Sakura manages to escape the poison gas cloud by using an explosive scroll on herself. Chiyo calls forth the "Mother" and "Father" puppets that Sasori created to fight him and the Third. They manage to hold down the Third for awhile until Sasori releases the Third's secret technique: Iron Sand. Meanwhile, Team Guy are having trouble fighting the clones and showing exhaustion from the battle. Naruto and Kakashi manage to avoid Deidara's clay bombs and keep up with him.
1x23 Father and Mother aired: Thursday Aug 2, 2007
The Iron Sand stops both puppets from moving. Chiyo's right arm (which she had turned into a puppet) gets clogged and broken as well. Chiyo thinks back to the past and remembers how Sasori created and controled his first puppets, Father and Mother. Sakura urges Chiyo to use her again as her puppet. With Chiyo's help, Sakura avoids the columns formed by the Iron Sand to attack her.
1x24 The Third Kazekage aired: Thursday Aug 9, 2007
Chiyo and Sakura must try and defeat Sasori's strongest puppet, the Third Kazekage.
1x25 Between Life and Death in Three Minutes aired: Thursday Aug 16, 2007
Sakura has managed to destroy Sasori's strongest puppet, but he still has a few tricks up sleeve. And although Sakura's managed to avoid a fatal blow from the poison, she and Chiyo must defeat him in three minutes before the antidote wears off and they are vulnerable to Sasori's attacks. Can they defeat him in time?
1x26 10 Puppets VS 100 Puppets aired: Thursday Aug 23, 2007
Chiyo uses her abilities as a master puppeteer to allow her to control ten puppets at once against Sasori. However, Sasori has gone a step ahead, and gained the ability to control one hundred puppets at once! Can Chiyo defeat the man who took down an entire country?
1x27 The Dream That Couldn't Come True aired: Thursday Aug 30, 2007
It's the final stand against Sasori, and Chiyo reveals the flaw in Sasori's "immortality". As Sasori breathes his last breaths, he rewards the two kunoichi for his defeat by providing them some valuable information. In ten days, they will have the opportunity to meet with one of his spies who can provide them with information on Orochimaru, and Sasuke as well.
1x28 The Resurrected Beasts aired: Thursday Sep 13, 2007
As Kakashi and Naruto chase after Deidara, and Sakura and Chiyo rest from their fight with Sasori, Gai and his team continue to fight their doppelgangers. Things aren't looking good for the four as the doppelgangers remain at the same strength while Gai's team grows weaker. Can they finish things up, or will it be the end of the line for them?
1x29 Kakashi's Enlightenment! aired: Thursday Sep 27, 2007
Kakashi unleashes his new Mangekyo Sharingan against Deidara, turning the tide of the battle in their favor, but when Naruto begins to act strangely, Kakashi sees him as the bigger threat.
1x30 Instant Esthetics aired: Thursday Sep 27, 2007
Kakashi must act quickly to calm Naruto down before he releases too much of Kyubi's power. Meanwhile, Deidara is cornered by Gai's team, and when he realizes that he can't defeat them, he decides that the only way he'll die is he takes everyone else with him!
1x31 The Next Generation aired: Thursday Oct 18, 2007
Gaara's body has finally been recovered, and Chiyo determines that there is only one way to save him. It's up to her and the entire village to prove to Gaara that he is loved, and Naruto shows Gaara that he does have a friend.
1x32 The Kazekage's Return aired: Thursday Oct 25, 2007
Now that Gaara's been revived, the Hidden Sand Village slowly begins to return to normal. It's time for the ninja of Konoha to take their leave, and Naruto shows Gaara how friends say goodbye. Meanwhile, a mysterious ninja tries to join Akatsuki.

Season 2 Episode List

2x1 The New Target aired: Thursday Nov 8, 2007
Teams Kakashi and Guy return home to Konoha. As Kakashi rests in the infirmary, Sakura tells Tsunade about the information Sasori gave her as a reward for defeating him. Sasori had a meeting scheduled with a spy from within Orochimaru's ranks in 10 days. 4 days have passed since Sakura received this information, and now Naruto and Sakura need to recruit a new team member to go and investigate. As Naruto searches Konoha for a willing recruit, he meets some of his old friends. Just as Choji agrees to help, Shikamaru, Choji and Naruto are attacked by a Konoha shinobi unknown to them, Sai.
2x2 Formation! New Team Kakashi aired: Thursday Nov 15, 2007
Naruto, Choji and Shikamaru attempt to capture and interrogate Sai, but Sai withdraws after insulting Naruto. Shortly afterward, Ino appears. Concerned that the demon fox could fall into Akatsuki hands, the village elders challenge Tsunade's plan to send Naruto out of the village without the still bedridden Kakashi. Tsunade promises to protect Konoha with her own life if Naruto is captured, but is still forced to compromise with Danzo by adding Sai to Team Kakashi. She also temporarily replaces Kakashi with ANBU member Yamato and warns him to keep an eye on Sai. Naruto and Sakura finally meet their new team members, and Naruto is immediately angered upon Sai's appearance.
2x3 An Unneeded Addition aired: Thursday Nov 22, 2007
Yamato takes temporary leadership of Team Kakashi while Sai insults both Naruto and Sakura. While preparing to set off, Sai receives an envelope from a Root shinobi containing secret orders from Danzo, and Sakura consults with Tsunade. Jiraiya then meets with Tsunade and Yamato in Kakashi's hospital room to brief Yamato on the demon fox within Naruto, detailing the "demon fox's cloak", and revealing a scar he got from Naruto when the fourth tail formed. Finally the new Team Kakashi set off on their new mission, to intercept an Akatsuki spy and gather information about Sasuke.
2x4 Fake Smile aired: Thursday Nov 29, 2007
The new team Kakashi heads out for the Heaven and Earth bridge. Sai, Sakura, and Naruto come to blows after just 5 minutes on the same team due to Sai making fun of Sasuke. Therefore, Yamato decides they need to improve on teamwork and uses Mokuton to create a wooden cage threatening to lock the team up unless they behave. Given an ultimatum between being locked up or spending the night at a hot springs, the team chooses to visit the springs to improve team cohesion. Naruto still despises Sai despite this effort, and several insulting remarks from Sai worsen team relations.
2x5 Untitled aired: Thursday Nov 29, 2007
Sakura sees Sai drawing by the river and finds out that Sai has artistic talent but has never given titles to anything he ever drew. Naruto and Sakura begin to realize the reason behind Sai's repulsive personality. After the hot springs, the team heads off to the bridge to meet the spy. Yamato is suspicious of traps so they go off the main road into the forest. Camping for the night, Yamato then creates a two story house by again using his Mokuton jutsu. Inside this house, the team formulates their plan.
2x6 Simulation aired: Thursday Dec 6, 2007
Naruto is paired with Sai for the Buddy team of two, over his and Sakura's objections, while Sakura is assigned to support Yamato. Yamato conducts a simulation of the spy meeting with himself as the spy to gauge Naruto and Sai's abilities and teamwork. After Naruto makes a mistake when attacking Yamato, Sai immobilizes him and goes on to capture Yamato alone. Naruto is angry with Sai for not acting as a comrade would, but resolves to work together with him if doing so will help bring Sasuke back. Sai reveals to Sakura that he has no emotions, and little understanding of them. The group then prepares to head to the bridge.
2x7 The Bridge of Heaven and Earth aired: Thursday Dec 13, 2007
Yamato disguises himself as Sasori after creating a wood replica of Hiruko, and goes to meet the spy. The spy turns out to be Orochimaru's right-hand man, Kabuto Yakushi, who reveals the location of Orochimaru's current hideout to Yamato. Orochimaru interrupts the meeting, appearing to attack Kabuto, and while it initially appears that Orochimaru has come after Kabuto, Kabuto attacks Yamato and reveals that he is truly loyal to Orochimaru. Orochimaru calls out Naruto, Sakura and Sai from where they are hiding and observing the meeting, and prepares to fight the team.
2x8 The Nine-Tails Unleashed!! aired: Thursday Dec 20, 2007
Immediately after Yamato signals Naruto and the others out to the bridge where Orochimaru and Kabuto are waiting, Naruto's chakra begins to boil with the chakra of the Nine-Tailed Fox. Slowly, Naruto grows more tails as Orochimaru taunts him and makes him even more angry. Meanwhile, Yamato remembers Jiraiya speaking of how many tails he has seen Naruto grow. Jiraiya explains more about what happened and more about how Naruto acts when he's in his Nine-Tails form.
2x9 Top-Secret Mission Starts aired: Thursday Dec 20, 2007
Naruto continues to get even more enraged and easily counters Kabuto's attack, flinging him away. Naruto's counter throws Kabuto into Sakura, knocking her unconscious. Orochimaru continues to watch Naruto become more enraged, eventually destroying the Bridge of Heaven and Earth. As the bridge collapses, Sakura slides off the edge. Sai draws a bird to fly, but chooses to follow Naruto and Orochimaru instead of saving Sakura. Yamato saves her at the last second, and creates a wood clone to catch up to the battle. Eventually the fourth tail appears, allowing the vile chakra to completely control Naruto's body, forming him into a miniature Nine-Tailed Fox.
2x10 Orochimaru VS Jinchūriki aired: Thursday Jan 10, 2008
Naruto, in the four-tailed state, begins attacking Orochimaru with incredible force, devastating the surrounding landscape and preventing Sai and Yamato's wood clone from approaching him. The majority of Orochimaru's attacks prove to be ineffective, but Naruto also fails to kill Orochimaru as he regenerates from any injuries he sustains. Meanwhile, Kabuto advances toward Sakura and Yamato, deducing that Sasori has died. Orochimaru finally manages to strike Naruto with a sword blade from his mouth, and Sakura reacts in horror when she sees Naruto's four-tailed state.
2x11 Sakura's Tears aired: Thursday Jan 17, 2008
Kabuto comments that Naruto's state is a consequence of his desperation to bring back Sasuke. Sakura begins to cry and approaches Naruto but is injured when his attention turns to her. Yamato uses the mokuton jutsu to bind Naruto before he does any more harm. Kabuto heals Sakura, reasoning that the Konoha ninja are not Orochimaru's enemies because they are also fighting Akatsuki. Yamato uses the abilities of the 1st Hokage to forcibly return Naruto to his normal state. Meanwhile Sai confronts Orochimaru with a message from Danzo. Orochimaru responds by piercing Sai with Kusanagi.
2x12 The Truth About the Fight aired: Thursday Jan 24, 2008
Yamato uses the first Hokage's chakra to suppress the demon fox's chakra and Naruto returns to normal, but with severe injuries. Sakura begins to heal him, but notes that medical ninjutsu has little effect on his wounds. Orochimaru's sword is revealed to have only pierced one of Sai's clones. The real Sai emerges, talks to Orochimaru and gives him a letter from Danzo. Sai then leaves with Orochimaru and Kabuto but Yamato's wood clone stays close on their trail. Naruto comes to his senses and wonders what happened but Sakura decides not to tell him the truth. They reach the meeting spot, picking up the picture book Sai left behind. Yamato infers that Danzo seeks to destroy and remake Konoha by collaborating with Orochimaru.
2x13 The Consequence of Betrayal aired: Thursday Jan 31, 2008
Kabuto creates a fake corpse that resembles Sai, containing hidden traps to slow down Yamato's clone after sensing it. Naruto hasn't completely recovered from using the Demon Fox's chakra, and Yamato says that he will be left behind if he cannot keep up. Naruto is determined to finish his mission and not slow the team down. However Team Kakashi is forced to take a break when it's clear that Sakura has not fully recovered from her own injuries. Yamato then uses this opportunity to talk to Naruto alone and reveals to him that the one who hurt Sakura was Naruto himself. Naruto is shocked by what Yamato says to him.
2x14 Unfinished Page aired: Thursday Feb 7, 2008
Naruto finally makes sense of the destruction he witnessed around him earlier. Yamato tells Naruto not to rely on the demon because Naruto is strong enough to withstand the demon's terrible chakra. Sai discovers the loss of his book while resting. Team Kakashi browse Sai's book, and they notice that the book (which can be read from both ends) contains different paths of two boys who meet in the middle. Each page has the boys fighting someone new, each time collecting the opponent's armor and weapons into the next page. The pages where the two boys would meet are unfinished. Orochimaru's group reach their base, not realizing that Yamato's wood clone trailed them there. Sai gets a glimpse of Sasuke's silhouette and eyes and discovers that he is the man Naruto and Sakura are looking for.
2x15 Sneak in! Den of the Poisonous Snake aired: Thursday Feb 14, 2008
Sai receives a chilling glare from Sasuke's Sharingan that frightens him. Sai gives Orochimaru a bundle with information about Konoha's ANBU. Yamato gives Sakura and Naruto seeds with his chakra that enables him to track them inside the lair, and reveals that he was able to track Sai because he put a seed in Sai's clothing and food during the visit to the hot springs. Kabuto locks Sai in a room, and the boy summons a bingo book from scrolls he carries. Yamato uses a jutsu to open a tunnel into Orochimaru's hideout, and he, Naruto and Sakura travel to Sai's room undetected.
2x16 Bonds aired: Thursday Feb 28, 2008
Yamato and the team enter Sai's room and confront him while Kabuto makes his way there as well. Sai tells Team Kakashi that not only was he to help with Konoha's destruction but also act as a spy against Orochimaru. Yamato reveals the secret of "Root"- its members were trained like Kirigakure's students in that they had to kill their friends so as to eliminate their emotions. Sakura returns Sai's book to him, remarking that he still has emotions because he treasures it. Sai then tells the group about his bond with his brother. Finally the team decides what to do about Sai's betrayal outside the lair. In doing so, Naruto tells the group about his own bonds and about how far he's willing to go to bring Sasuke back.
2x17 Important Person aired: Thursday Mar 6, 2008
Kabuto fights Team Kakashi and frees Sai. However, Sai, who intends to learn more about his bond with his brother through Naruto's bond with Sasuke, betrays him. Captured, Kabuto gives a vague description of Sasuke's location to the team. Leaving Yamato's wood clone to watch over Kabuto, Team Kakashi enters Orochimaru's hideout and splits up to find Sasuke.
2x18 The Picture Book's Story aired: Thursday Mar 13, 2008
As Team Kakashi continues their search for Sasuke, Naruto suddenly collapses due to his previous fight with Orochimaru. As Naruto wakes up, Sai begins to reveal more about his brother, but Orochimaru suddenly attacks them. Sakura and Yamato come to Naruto's aid against Orochimaru, while Sai continues the search. Just as Sai finds Sasuke, Yamato finds Sai's bingo book with Sasuke listed as a target for assassination.
2x19 Reunion aired: Thursday Mar 20, 2008
As Team Kakashi continues their search for Sasuke, Sai approaches Sasuke's room and awakens him. Shaken by the image of Sasuke's Sharingan from earlier, Sai attempts to restrain him. A large explosion occurs and Sakura, Naruto and Yamato catch up. At first Sakura tries to restrain Sai in order to find out his true objective, but she stops, stunned at seeing her former comrade. Contrary to what the rest of the team assumed to be his mission, Sai tells them that he wishes to bring Sasuke back to Konoha.
2x20 The Power of Uchiha aired: Thursday Mar 20, 2008
Sasuke begins to attack Naruto, but Sai restrains him only for them both to be blown away by Sasuke's Chidori Nagashi. Sakura charges at Sasuke, but Yamato intervenes and winds up being stabbed by Sasuke's unique blade infused with his Chidori. The Nine-Tailed Fox tempts Naruto with its power, but he refuses it. Sasuke sees this using his Sharingan, appearing in Naruto's mind. The Nine-Tails says that Sasuke's chakra reminds him of Madara Uchiha, then Sasuke suppresses the Nine-Tailed Fox's chakra. Before the Nine-Tailed Fox returns to its cage, it warns Sasuke not to kill Naruto, saying that he will live to regret it forever.
2x21 The Leaves Sprout! aired: Thursday Apr 3, 2008
Orochimaru and Kabuto convince Sasuke to withdraw with them, and Naruto weeps over his failure to return Sasuke to the village, but Sakura reassures him that they will bring Sasuke back together. Naruto's team reports to Tsunade about the results of the mission, and Tsunade is greatly angered over Danzo's scheme, particularly his leaking classified information to further it. Sai asks Danzo to allow him to remain with Team Kakashi, and Danzo reluctantly agrees. Sai goes on a mission with his team, having come to see them as his friends.

Season 3 Episode List

3x1 Nightmare aired: Thursday Apr 3, 2008
Naruto's been having nightmares about the release of the Nine-Tail's power. Afterward, Kakashi informs Naruto that he has special training for him that will make him strong quickly. They are cut off by Team 10, who have also come to visit. Sai lunches with them and, trying to make friends by using nicknames, angers Sakura by calling Ino "gorgeous" after concluding that women do not like to hear how they really are.
3x2 Wind aired: Thursday Apr 17, 2008
Kakashi is released from the hospital and begins Naruto's training program. Naruto learns that he has Wind-style chakra. Yamato helps by setting up the training field with his special jutsu. Naruto also learns that he can use his Multi Shadow Clone jutsu to speed up his training, since whatever the clones learn, the original user learns upon the clone's dispersal. Naruto and his mass of clones each take a leaf and attempt to slice it in half with wind chakra as the first step to creating his new jutsu.
3x3 Squirm aired: Thursday Apr 24, 2008
Naruto and his clones continue to work on chakra nature manipulation by slicing leaves. After some struggling, Naruto approaches Asuma, who is also a wind type, for advice, after which Asuma gives Naruto's clone a few pointers. Naruto is subsequently able to slice a leaf in half. Asuma and Yamato head out with their teams on new missions. It is revealed that Asuma is the Third Hokage's son and that he is in a relationship with Kurenai. Meanwhile, on a hill overlooking a burnt village, four cloaked figures discuss the awakening of the Fire Country by eliminating the Leaf Village.
3x4 Deprived of Eternal Sleep aired: Thursday May 8, 2008
Naruto, Sakura, Sai and Yamato head out for a new mission near the Fire Temple. When the other party fails to show up at the rendezvous point, the team gets separated and Naruto stumbles upon one of the four hidden tombs they came to protect. Due to a misunderstanding, he fights one of the monks-in-training from the Fire Temple, Sora, who also uses wind chakra based techniques. After the confusion, the monks and Team Kakashi travel to the Fire Temple, and Naruto recognizes it from his nightmare.
3x5 Loneliness aired: Thursday May 8, 2008
The temple monks explain that the tombs hold the loyal bodyguards of Fire Country's feudal lord. Naruto observes Sora sparring with other monks and becomes offended upon realizing he is holding back. Naruto challenges Sora, but just as the matter is about to get serious, another monk stops him. Naruto realizes Sora is despised by the other monks as he was himself and wishes to befriend him. Naruto visits Sora again and observes him practicing his wind jutsu in earnest, hoping to get strong enough to avenge his father. They later return to the temple to receive news that another tomb has been robbed.
3x6 A New Enemy aired: Thursday May 15, 2008
Tsunade suspects that Danzou is plotting something and orders an investigation of him. Team Kakashi, Chiriku and Sora notice the coffins moving on their own, but fail to intercept them. The coffins emerge on a cliff, where the leader of the enemy ninja orders his subordinates to deal with their foes. The ninjas turn the area into a maze of rocky canyons and pits, full of deadly traps. The team members are separated from each other, and begin facing off against the enemy. Yamato speculates that the ninja may have orchestrated the theft in order to target someone on his team.
3x7 Mutability aired: Thursday May 22, 2008
Team Kakashi begins facing off against the enemy shinobi. Yamato eludes his opponent, Fudo, by faking his death. Sora, unwilling to look for Naruto, goes off on his own. Back in Konoha, Danzo reveals that he is aware that he is being watched by Tsunade's ANBU. Naruto fights Fūka, whose kiss is fatal and shows her ability to use earth, fire, water and lightning jutsus. Sai manages to escape from his attacker, Fuen, and later saves Sakura from an enormous spider, becoming injured in the process. Sora then hits upon the enemy leader, Furido, and it is revealed that he was the group's target.
3x8 Contact aired: Thursday May 29, 2008
Furido taunts Sora until Sora unleashes his true powers, before informing Sora that he is planning to use the four corpses to save the Land of Fire. Naruto continues his fight with F?ka and learns that she can use all five elements. F?ka manages to kiss Naruto and begins draining his chakra. Realizing that Naruto is in trouble from extra-sensory perception, Sora rushes to rescue him. Sakura, Sai and Yamato arrive to help but are trapped by Fudo and Fuen. F?ka drains Naruto's chakra until she begins drawing on the Nine-tails's, which is too unnatural for her to successfully absorb. The enemy team retreats when Chiriku brings reinforcements.
3x9 Teammate aired: Thursday Jun 5, 2008
Asuma's team returns from its mission. Team Kakashi returns to Konoha as well, with Sora replacing Sai on the team. Naruto tries to show Sora around Konoha but Sora goes his own way. Sora's insults precipitate a brawl with Kiba and Choji, with Naruto and Rock Lee joining in. Shikamaru and Asuma stop the fight. Later Asuma tells Sora he knew Sora's father, who is revealed as one of the Guardians involved in the coup attempt. He also shows Sora his chakra blade attack. Furido and the other body snatchers begin their attack on the Kohaku Clan.
3x10 The Two Kings aired: Thursday Jun 19, 2008
Asuma supervises Naruto and Sora's wind chakra training, and notices that Sora, like Naruto, has very powerful chakra. Tsunade and Yamato learn from Chiriku that Sora was inadvertently responsible for an incident in which the Temple of Fire was destroyed. Later, Asuma gives Sora a claw made from the same materials as his chakra blades. It is revealed that Asuma killed Sora's father Kazuma, who had planned to kill the Hokage. Furido then approaches Sora, telling him that Asuma is responsible for his father's death and passing him two "king" pieces from a Shogi set for Asuma. Danzo mysteriously disappears. Naruto approaches a furious Sora in the training grounds, who easily throws a chakra-powered kunai through a tree and destroys the stone behind it.
3x11 Jet-Black Signal Fire aired: Thursday Jul 3, 2008
Danzou is brought in for questioning after being caught meeting with a young Rain ninja. Sora confronts Asuma, and Asuma admits to having killed Kazuma. He attacks Asuma, his arm once again assuming a demonic form. Afterward, Naruto gets injured while shielding Sora from the attacks of an unknown individual, presumably from Root. Furido then approaches Sora, telling him to kill both Asuma and the Hokage to avenge his father. Later on, Naruto catches Sora going after Tsunade. Sora retreats as Shizune and a few other ninja arrive, but Naruto pursues him. At that moment, a mysterious lightning storm strikes, cutting off power to the entire village.
3x12 Lockdown of Darkness aired: Thursday Jul 3, 2008
With Konoha in complete darkness, the village struggles to defend against the four attackers who have sealed the entire village behind a barrier. The entire village is in a state of emergency. Asuma, commanded by Tsunade to follow Sora and Naruto, finally catches up to them. Asuma realizes that the four invaders plan to annihilate the entire village using the lightning powers of the corpses that they stole. The revelation shocks Sora. As Asuma leaves to help hold off the attackers, he instructs Naruto to continue pursuing Sora.
3x13 Revived Souls aired: Thursday Jul 10, 2008
Konoha's ninja fight off the revived zombie members of the Kohaku clan. The four Guardian Ninjas, Seito, Tōu, Nauma and Kitane, are also revived. Asuma realizes that they are planning to use Limelight, a jutsu in which the four create a lightning blast powerful enough to destroy Konoha. Asuma sends Sakura and Yamato after the other three while he remains behind to battle Kitane, but Fuen tackles Sakura and Fudo fights Yamato. Meanwhile, Naruto catches up to Sora, but Sora runs off in search of Furido. Naruto tries to pursue him, but is assailed by Fuuka. Soon after, Sora reaches Furido, who admits that he had planned to destroy Konoha.
3x14 Everyone's Struggle to the Death aired: Thursday Jul 24, 2008
Sora refuses to let Furido destroy the village despite his grudge against Asuma and the Hokage. He is beaten up by Furido, who claims that his father had a similar flaw. Asuma gets trapped by Kitane in a force field of lightning. Meanwhile, Yamato and Sakura kill their opponents, and Shikamaru heads to the battlefield with a plan to defeat the zombies. Just as he puts it into motion, however, Fuen's barrier falls and Fudo's revival technique ends, and the zombies turn to dust.
3x15 Time of Awakening aired: Thursday Jul 31, 2008
Naruto deduces that Fuuka's secret consists of switching bodies to use each corresponding element and that her hair preserves her youth and body. Naruto damages her hair and it takes a life of its own dispensing the body, but Naruto finally kills it with a Rasengan. Meanwhile, Asuma manages to break free of the electric barrier, catch up with Kitane and defeat him in a short fight. Realizing that Kitane is no more, and that his three other companions were killed, Furido causes the 3 other ninja guardians to disappear. But Furido has a back up plan, Sora.
3x16 Despair aired: Thursday Jul 31, 2008
Furido releases Sora's seal, and tells him the truth: Sora is a pseudo-Jinchuuriki. The chakra that had leaked from the Nine Tailed Fox when it attacked Konoha 15 and a half years ago was harvested and implanted into Sora. Sora's father. Yamato, Sakura, Kiba, Lee, Ino, Choji and Shikamaru also turn up. Enraged, Sora wants to destroy everything, and turns into the Three-Tailed form of the Nine-tails. However, Yamato is unable to restrain him, because he does not have the First's necklace on him.
3x17 Resonance aired: Thursday Aug 7, 2008
The chakra of the Nine-tails rages out of control within Sora, preventing Naruto and the others from subduing him. Asuma and Kazuma resume their old battle, while Kazuma justifies his actions with his duty as a pawn to the "King" of the Fire Country. Naruto is repeatedly knocked down in his attempts to restrain Sora, and the chakra seeps into him and transforms him as well. Yamato is unable to suppress the Nine-tails' chakra in both Jinchūriki, being prevented by an unknown outside force. Sora's fourth tail emerges, causing the Nine-tails's Cloak to envelop his body. He temporarily gains his own consciousness when he witnesses Naruto stab himself in the leg and successfully prevent the original Nine-tails' Cloak from emerging.
3x18 My Friend aired: Thursday Aug 14, 2008
The struggle between Naruto and Sora continues. Asuma and Kazuma fight. Sai arrives, having snuck out of hospital, and binds Kazuma with an ink snake. Kazuma breaks out of Sai's jutsu and charges Asuma, but is killed. Naruto eventually reaches Sora, who manages to release the Nine Tails's chakra. Sora then leaves the village to travel the world. Asuma and Shikamaru play shogi and discuss who the king of Konoha is. Elsewhere, two Akatsuki members, Hidan and Kakuzu, appear chasing the Two Tails Jinchūriki.

Season 4 Episode List

4x1 Silently Approaching Threat aired: Thursday Aug 21, 2008
Asuma apologizes at the grave of the Third Hokage for not understanding his advice concerning what the "king" of the Fire Country is. At the hospital, Naruto and Sai recover, despite Naruto's desire to resume his training. Tsunade receives a report from Kakashi that Akatsuki is on the move. Elsewhere, Yugito Nii, the Two Tails Jinchūriki, struggles against Hidan and Kakuzu and unleashes the Two Tails, but is defeated and captured. Hidan and Kakuzu then turn their attention to the Fire Country for their next target.
4x2 Akatsuki's Invasion aired: Thursday Aug 28, 2008
Naruto proceeds to the next step of his training, the cutting of a waterfall. Hidan and Kakuzu reach the Fire Temple and fight Chiriku, so as to obtain the bounty on his head. After defeating him, they move out to claim the bounty and thereafter target the Nine Tails Jinchūriki Naruto.
4x3 Under the Starry Sky aired: Thursday Sep 4, 2008
The second stage of Naruto's training continues, while Tsunade sends out twenty teams composed of four ninja each to deal with the Akatsuki members in the Fire Country. Shikamaru leaves with Asuma, Izumo and Kotetsu, whereas Ino and Choji leave with Raido and Aoba. After putting in considerable effort, Naruto clears the second stage of his training, but collapses from hunger and exhaustion almost immediately afterward.
4x4 The Old Monk's Prayer aired: Thursday Sep 11, 2008
Asuma mourns Chiriku's death, and realizes that Hidan and Kakuzu are trying to claim the bounty on his head. Meanwhile, Hidan and Kakuzu take Chiriku in for their payment. Meanwhile, Kakashi shows Naruto what the true goal of his training will be. It is also revealed that Kakashi can perform the Rasengan.
4x5 The Next Step aired: Thursday Sep 25, 2008
Kakashi reveals that while he knows how to perform Rasengan, he cannot combine his own lightning-based chakra. He adds that even the Fourth Hokage, who created the move, could not combine his elemental chakra with the technique, but that Naruto might be able to. Asuma sends word to other teams about Akatsuki's location and proceeds on despite his concern about Akatsuki's strength. Kakuzu turns in Chiriku's corpse despite Hidan's complaints, and says that he is partnered with Hidan because he cannot kill him. The stress of the training causes Naruto to be enveloped in the Nine-tails's "Demon Fox's Cloak", but Yamato suppresses it.
4x6 Climbing Silver aired: Thursday Sep 25, 2008
Asuma's team reaches the bounty station and ambushes Hidan. Izumo and Kotetsu attack Hidan, but are unable to kill him despite stabbing his vital organs. Asuma tells his teammates that if they retreat they will be killed and Konoha will be endangered. Shikamaru realizes that Asuma is considering sacrificing himself to help defeat the enemy, based on what he knows of Asuma's shogi strategy. Asuma begins fighting Hidan, while Shikamaru distracts him by forcing him to dodge Shadow Sewing. Hidan cuts Asuma on the cheek and steps into a circle of blood as Asuma uses a jutsu to engulf Hidan in a cloud of ash. Asuma then sets the cloud ablaze, supposedly killing Hidan.
4x7 Given Judgment aired: Thursday Oct 2, 2008
Asuma's fire jutsu strikes Hidan, but much to the team's surprise, Asuma is also burned. Hidan reveals his ability: By ingesting an opponent's blood and standing in a ritual circle drawn with blood, the "curse" links him to his opponent and all damage inflicted on him is also inflicted on the opponent. Asuma rushes at Hidan but collapses after Hidan stabs himself in the leg. Shikamaru realizes Hidan needs to be in the circle for the curse to take effect, and uses his shadow possession jutsu to force Hidan to step out of it. Asuma forces himself to stand up and beheads the restrained Hidan.
4x8 Unfulfilled Scream aired: Thursday Oct 2, 2008
Hidan's immortality enables him to stay alive even with his head cut off, although he cannot move his body. Kakuzu sews Hidan's head back on with threads that sprout from his body. Izumo and Kotetsu try to attack Kakuzu, but he manages to grab them both by using his body threads, restraining them and suffocating them as well. Hidan, now able to move again, returns to the circle and stabs himself with the blades of his scythe; he finishes it off by stabbing himself in the chest with another spike, fatally wounding Asuma.
4x9 Last Words aired: Thursday Oct 16, 2008
A call from the Akatsuki leader forces Hidan and Kakuzu to fall back, but in the wake of the aftermath, not everyone makes it back to Konoha alive.
4x10 The Sad News aired: Thursday Oct 23, 2008
While Akatsuki discusses the true goals of their organization, Naruto continues his training. Meanwhile, Tsunade receives the tragic news.
4x11 Team 10 aired: Thursday Oct 30, 2008
All of Konoha mourns the tragic loss of Asuma Sarutobi. Knowing that Hidan and Kakuzu are bound to return, Shikamaru, Choji, and Ino prepare to head off to take revenge upon the duo while Kakashi takes temporary leadership of the team.
4x12 Target: Lock On aired: Thursday Nov 6, 2008
With careful planning, the group manages to find and trap Hidan and Kakuzu. However, things seem to be going a bit too smoothly.
4x13 Kakuzu's Abilities aired: Thursday Nov 13, 2008
When Kakashi strikes Kakuzu through the heart, the battle seems to be over. However, when Kakuzu not only survives the attack, but also manages to escape from Shikamaru's trap, it soon becomes clear that the fight is only just beginning..
4x14 The Terrifying Secret aired: Thursday Nov 20, 2008
As Kakashi and the others continue to struggle against the Akatsuki duo, Kakuzu reveals that he has not one, but five hearts! In order to kill him, one must take out all five of his hearts. Meanwhile, Shikamaru decides to challenge Hidan alone, and forces him away from his partner.
4x15 Shikamaru's Genius aired: Thursday Dec 4, 2008
Shikamaru continues his fight with Hidan. Hidan manages to injure Shikamaru and curses him the same way he did Asuma, but when Shikamaru survives Hidan's attack, Hidan realizes something isn't quite right.
4x16 When You Curse Someone, You Dig Your Own Grave aired: Thursday Dec 4, 2008
Hidan falls into Shikamaru's trap, but now that he has Hidan cornered, can he find a way to defeat Hidan's immortality? Elsewhere, things are looking grim for Kakashi, Choji, and Ino as they continue fighting Kakuzu, but a surprise back-up unit arrives on the scene to provide some much needed assistance.
4x17 Wind Element: Rasen Shuriken! aired: Thursday Dec 11, 2008
Naruto challenges Kakuzu with his new technique, the Rasen Shuriken, but can he defeat Kakuzu when his technique isn't even complete yet?

Season 5 Episode List

5x1 Compensation for Power aired: Thursday Dec 18, 2008
In the aftermath of the battle, Teams 7 and 10 return to Konoha. After examining Naruto, Tsunade officially classifies Naruto's new technique as a Forbidden Jutsu and warns Kakashi never to let him use it again. What is the terrible secret of the Rasen Shuriken that has left even Tsunade stunned by its power? Meanwhile, Orochimaru orders Kabuto to search for a woman who will help him reach his goal.
5x2 A Shinobi's Determination aired: Thursday Dec 25, 2008
As Naruto recovers from his injury, Kakashi prepares to tell him the grim news about his new technique. Meanwhile, Sasuke secretly trains and has an encounter with a strange young girl.
5x3 Discovery: Orochimaru's Hideout aired: Thursday Jan 8, 2009
Kakashi leads Kiba, Hinata, and Shino on a mission to infiltrate Orochimaru's lair. What horrors and traps await them?
5x4 Encounter aired: Thursday Jan 15, 2009
Kabuto and Yūkimaru travel to a lake, where Kabuto attempts to draw out a mysterious creature. Guren branches off from her men to find Orochimaru, who has Sasuke fight an army of Sound Ninja as training. Sasuke defeats them all, but declares that he wants to kill Itachi more than them. Naruto continues his training by summoning Gamakichi and Gamatatsu, but still doesn't understand the concept of connecting to another person's heart. Kabuto and Yūkimaru arrive at the Hot Springs Village where Naruto and Jiraiya are.
5x5 Communicating Hearts aired: Thursday Jan 22, 2009
Naruto runs into unexpected difficulties as he trains with Gamakichi and Gamatatsu. While Kakashi's group searches for Guren and her gang, Yukimaru seems to develop interest in Naruto.
5x6 Raining All Night aired: Thursday Jan 29, 2009
Kabuto assigns Guren to look after Yukimaru. Guren isn't all too happy about the assignment, and things only become worse when Yukimaru falls ill on a rainy night. Elsewhere, Kiba discovers the mystery of where the dog whistle is coming from, and Tsunade sends assistance to Kakashi and Team 8.
5x7 The Two Charms aired: Thursday Feb 5, 2009
While Naruto continues his training with Gamakichi and Gamatatsu, Yamato, Sakura, and Sai prepare to leave and back-up Kakashi's group. As Guren and her gang prepares to intercept Kakashi's group, Yukimaru grows concerned for her safety and gives her a charm in hope of a safe return.
5x8 The Unseeing Enemy aired: Thursday Feb 12, 2009
While Naruto continues practicing a combo attack with Gamatatsu, Kakashi, Kiba, Hinata, and Shino have a run-in with Guren's gang. Will Kakashi and Team 8 be able to defeat these strange foes?
5x9 The Labyrinth of Distorted Reflection aired: Thursday Feb 19, 2009
In Konoha, Tsunade discovers they have an enemy using Crystal Style. While on his mission with Team Kakashi, Naruto meets Yūkimaru once again and talks to him. Guren puts a gigantic Crystal Prison over the forest trapping Team Kurenai inside. Guren then prepares six Crystal Clones and attacks Team Kurenai with them. Hinata defeats one clone but is locked up in a Crystal Prison by another. Team Kakashi reaches the borders of the giant prison and Naruto uses his new Jutsu with Gamatatsu to bust a way in.
5x10 The Target Appears aired: Thursday Feb 26, 2009
Naruto successfully breaks down the crystal labyrinth with his new jutsu and he and the rest of Team Kakashi come to Kakashi, Kiba and Shino's aide, and rescue Hinata as well. Meanwhile, Kabuto, Guren, Yukimaru and Gozu head to the lake Kabuto and Yukimaru went to before. What could be in the lake that Orochimaru wants?
5x11 The Rampaging Tailed Beast aired: Thursday Mar 5, 2009
Yūkimaru summons the Three-Tailed and immobilizes it while Guren tries to capture it. It manages to break free and attack. Kakashi tells Naruto to investigate the lake, while they find Rinji and the others. Rinji and his men prepare an ambush, but Hinata, Sakura, and Sai arrive to avert it. Naruto summons Gamakichi and Gamatatsu and approach the Three-Tails, where they see Yūkimaru and learn of his allegiance to Guren. Trying to save Guren, Yūkimaru tries to suppress the Three-Tails once more, before managing to escape with her.
5x12 Inside the Mist aired: Thursday Mar 12, 2009
Guren is rendered unconscious and relives her past as Naruto is caught in an illusion about Sasuke. After Kakashi finds him, Teams Kakashi and Kurenai conclude the mist around them causes Genjutsu courtesy of the Three-Tails. After Guren wakes up, Yūkimaru suffers another fever and passes out. Tsunade hears of the Three-Tails and assmbles Shizune, Ino, Tenten and Lee to go and seal it before the Akatsuki do. Naruto and Sakura talk about the home that people should return to before Naruto heads off to find Yūkimaru.
5x13 Everyone's Feelings aired: Thursday Mar 26, 2009
Naruto runs into Guren while trying to find Yūkimaru. Yamato and Kakashi find Naruto and bring him back to the group. Kabuto tells Guren that Yūkimaru is only a tool to control the Three-Tails, which upsets Guren. Meanwhile, Shizune, Ino, Tenten and Lee meet up with the team and tell them that their new mission is to rescue Yūkimaru and capture the Three-Tails before Orochimaru's group can capture it.
5x14 Regroup! aired: Thursday Mar 26, 2009
Shizune, Ino, Lee and Tenten arrive and Kakashi, Shizune and Yamato discuss about a strategy to seal the Sanbi and rescue Yukimaru. Meanwhile, Kabuto and Rinji notice Guren's care for Yukimaru and become concerned.
5x15 The Four-Corner Sealing Barrier aired: Thursday Apr 9, 2009
The sealing unit prepares the sealing barrier and the other two teams go into battle with Guren and her henchmen. Kakashi, Naruto and Sai stall Guren and Gozu while Shino prepares to go against Guren's crystal style. Meanwhile, Lee goes against Guren's other henchmen and gets trapped in their smokescreen. Can Lee find a way to defeat them?
5x16 Crystal Style Shattered aired: Thursday Apr 9, 2009
After Shino finishes preparing his insects, he goes against Guren's crystal style. Elsewhere, while Shizune, Sakura, Ino and Hinata are bringing the sealing barrier to the Sanbi, they are being watched by Tobi and Rinji.
5x17 The Battle Over the Barrier aired: Thursday Apr 16, 2009
Kabuto plans on breaking Leaf's The Four-Corner Sealing Barrier from the inside by using Yukimaru's power and have the Three-Tailed Beast go on a rampage.
5x18 Red Camellias aired: Thursday Apr 23, 2009
Yūkimaru falters and the Three-Tails injures Guren. Rinji tells Yūkimaru to suppress the beast to save her, but he is unable to do so. Guren leaves her position and protects Yūkimaru with a Crystal Style shield. Naruto goes out to find Yūkimaru, but ends up fighting the Three-Tails with Guren. Despite their efforts to defeat it, the beast overpowers the two of them, and then it proceeds to swallow them. Meanwhile, Kakashi, Shino and Sai find Yūkimaru unconcious and flee with him, leaving Kabuto frustrated.
5x19 Sworn Enemies Fighting Together aired: Thursday Apr 30, 2009
Guren tries to attack Naruto within the Three-Tails, but, in her weakened state, is unable to do so and passes out. Meanwhile, Kakashi tells Sakura and Ino to heal Yūkimaru while he, Shizune, Kiba, Sai, and Hinata search for Naruto. Naruto and Guren soon encounter a horde of mini Three-Tails that try to attack them, but they evade them and begin to argue about Yūkimaru. While Yūkimaru awakens, Naruto summons a bunch of Shadow Clones to look for a way out of the beast's stomach. Elsewhere, Kabuto gives Curse Marks to Rinji's men.
5x20 Camellia Guidepost aired: Thursday May 7, 2009
Yukimaru informs Kakashi and the others to Naruto and Guren's whereabouts and they attempt to free them with Yukimaru's help. Kiba, Tenten and Lee once again battle Kihou, Kigiri and Nurari after gaining more power from Kabuto. Naruto and Guren continue to search for a way out, coming across human-sized Sanbi-like creatures and illusions. Will Naruto and Guren ever find a way out?
5x21 Counterattack of the Curse Mark aired: Thursday May 14, 2009
The Sealing Team prepared to start sealing the Three-Tails and tell Sai to take Yūkimaru somewhere safe, but he gets attacked by Kabuto's men. Kabuto meanwhile prepares his plans while Lee, Tenten, and Kiba are also attacked. Rinji finds his men and converts them back to his side, ordering them to attack the Sealing Team; they're stopped by Kakashi, Yamato and Shino. Rinji then makes Yūkimaru eat the pills to control the Three-Tails, which Naruto and Guren learn about.
5x22 Memory of Guilt aired: Thursday May 21, 2009
Katsuyu arrives to help the sealing team with the sealing barrier. Naruto and Guren arrive to save Yukimaru from Rinji, but after Guren and Yukimaru have a brief discussion, Rinji reveals the truth about Guren to Yukimaru in hope that he'll make the Sanbi go wild. What will Yukimaru's reaction be when he discovers Guren killed his mother?
5x23 The Broken Promise aired: Thursday May 28, 2009
The sealing team continue their efforts to seal the Sanbi while Kakashi and the others face against a monster fused together by Kigiri, Nurari and Kihou. Kabuto reveals Orochimaru's plans involving the Sanbi and he and Naruto begin to fight. While protecting Yukimaru, Guren fights against the real Rinji, who has been resurrected by Kabuto. When Guren sacrifices her life to save Yukimaru, Yukimaru's powers go into full effect. Now, in order to protect Yukimaru, Naruto prepares to go against the rampaging Sanbi.
5x24 The Place to Return To aired: Thursday Jun 4, 2009
The battle for the Sanbi comes to an end as neither the Konoha ninja nor Orochimaru are successful at obtaining it. Tsunade classifies the mission of catching the Sanbi as a failure, for it is too dangerous to accomplish. As Naruto and the others prepare to return home, Yukimaru goes missing. Unbeknownst to everyone, Akatsuki lies in wait, and they have their own plans for the Sanbi.

Season 6 Episode List

6x1 The Serpent's Pupil aired: Thursday Jun 11, 2009
Orochimaru's body has reached its limit and the time for the ritual has come. Sasuke has other plans, however, and seeks to target a bedridden Orochimaru.
6x2 The Eye of a Hawk aired: Thursday Jun 18, 2009
Orochimaru reveals the true, hideous form his body has taken from years of experimenting on his body. Can Sasuke defeat this menacing form, or does Orochimaru still have a few tricks up his sleeves?
6x3 Zabuza's Sword aired: Thursday Jun 25, 2009
After Sasuke reverses Orochimaru's body-switch with his Sharingan, he releases one of Orochimaru's test subjects, Suigetsu. Determined to put together a team to achieve his goals, he decides to request Suigetsu's assistance. Suigetsu agrees, but only if he's willing make a detour to the Land of Waves first.
6x4 Keeper of the Iron Prison aired: Thursday Jul 2, 2009
The second member of Sasuke's team is revealed to be a woman named Karin. After Sasuke and Suigetsu arrive at the Southern Hideout, Sasuke requests that Karin comes with them. Despite her hesitations and quarrels with Suigetsu, Karin ultimately accepts after remembering her very first encounter with Sasuke. Sasuke orders Suigetsu to release the prisoners, and after that, they set off to recruit the final member of the team - Jugo.
6x5 Jugo of the North Hideout aired: Thursday Jul 9, 2009
Having successfully recruited Karin, Sasuke seeks out the final member for his platoon, Jugo. Karin warns Sasuke and Suigetsu of Jugo's uncontrollable murderous instincts, but as they arrive at the northern hideout, they find another matter they must attend to first. Elsewhere, shocking news reaches the ninja of Konoha.
6x6 Formation! aired: Thursday Jul 23, 2009
After successfully convincing Jugo to join his team, Sasuke finally has everyone he needs for his platoon. He names his platoon Team Hebi, and explains the true reason as to why he gathered them all together. Back in Konoha, Naruto takes a guess on what Sasuke is planning and proposes a new plan to everyone: they must find and capture Itachi Uchiha.
6x7 Kakashi's Gaiden - The Battlefield of a Boy's Life! (Part 1) aired: Thursday Jul 30, 2009

6x8 Kakashi's Gaiden - The Battlefield of a Boy's Life! (Part 2) aired: Thursday Jul 30, 2009

6x9 Moving Out aired: Thursday Aug 6, 2009
As Akatsuki seals yet another tailed beast, Itachi and Kisame are warned that Sasuke and his group are after them. Both Konoha and Team Hebi prepare to move out for their quests to find Itachi, but Sasuke makes a little trip to an old Uchiha storage house first.
6x10 The Hunt aired: Thursday Aug 13, 2009
Kakashi splits the two teams into five separate groups, each aided by a couple of his ninja dogs, in order to locate clues about Itachi and Sasuke's whereabouts. Unbeknownst to everyone, familiar foes have set their eyes upon both Naruto's group and Sasuke.
6x11 Clash aired: Thursday Aug 20, 2009
Upon encountering one another, Sasuke and Deidara engage in battle. After exchanging a few blows to test Sasuke's strength, Deidara conjures up his specialty clay dragon and wages long-range attacks against Sasuke from high above. With Tobi's backup support, the battle seems to be going to Deidara.
6x12 Art aired: Thursday Aug 27, 2009
Sasuke's Sharingan proves to be superior against Deidara's explosives. Deidara creates one of his finest works, the C4 Karura, in order to take him down. What will Sasuke do now?
6x13 Disappearance aired: Thursday Sep 3, 2009
By using himself as an explosive, Deidara creates an explosion ten kilometers in diameter, something not even Sasuke will be able to escape from. Is this the end of Sasuke? Elsewhere, someone approaches the Akatsuki leader and gives him orders to catch Naruto himself. Who is this true mastermind of the Akatsuki plot lurking in the shadows?
6x14 Dusk aired: Thursday Sep 10, 2009
As Sasuke rests from his battle with Deidara, the Leaf ninja pick up on his trail. Noticing that they're being followed, Karin tries to send them in the wrong direction while the members of Team Hebi head to the nearest Akatsuki hideout in hopes of finding Itachi. What will happen when Naruto and Sasuke have separate encounters with Itachi?
6x15 Tales of a Gutsy Ninja - Jiraiya Ninja Scroll (Part 1) aired: Thursday Sep 24, 2009
Having become genin, Jiraiya, Tsunade, and Orochimaru are assigned to the future Third Hokage's platoon. Watching Sarutobi's space/time ninjutsu, Jiraiya becomes absorbed into learning it. One day, Jiraiya loses his way and stumbles upon Myouboku Mountain. There he meets the Great Toad Sage who predicted his arrival. See the origins of the Toad Sage Jiraiya!
6x16 Tales of a Gutsy Ninja - Jiraiya Ninja Scroll (Part 2) aired: Thursday Sep 24, 2009
In the Rain Country, Jiraiya decides to take care of three young orphans for a while. Yahiko, a spunky young boy, wants Jiraiya to train him, Konan, and Nagato to be shinobi, but it's not until he sees a strange phenomenon in Nagato that he decides to do so. What is the secret behind Nagato's Rinnengan eyes? What will become of these three children?
6x17 Infiltrate! The Village Hidden in the Rain aired: Thursday Oct 8, 2009
While the members of Team Hebi head towards Itachi's location, Jiraiya infiltrates the Hidden Rain Village in hopes of gathering information on the Akatsuki leader. Jiraiya captures two Rain ninja and interrogates them about Pain, but what he learns shocks even him.
6x18 The Man Who Became God aired: Thursday Oct 8, 2009
Having suspicions about the Nine-Tails' attack on the Hidden Leaf Village years ago, Jiraiya tells one of his frogs that the time may come when Naruto will need to access the fox's full power. His interrogations finished, Jiraiya sets out in search for Pain, but winds up encountering Konan instead. Is there a connection between Jiraiya, Konan, and the mysterious Pain? Elsewhere, one of Naruto's shadow clones runs into Team Hebi.
6x19 Activate! Sage Mode aired: Thursday Oct 15, 2009
Having no other choice against Pain's powerful and strange summonings, Jiraiya undergoes a powerful transformation to go up against Pain with the help of the Toad Sages. Will this Sage Mode be enough for Jiraiya to take on not only the Pain he's been fighting, but two more as well?
6x20 Meeting the Six Paths of Pain aired: Thursday Oct 22, 2009
Jiraiya is now confronted by two new Pains who both possess different abilities than the one he was fighting. Just who is Pain and how many Pains are there?
6x21 The Tale of the Gallant Jiraiya aired: Thursday Oct 29, 2009
Jiraiya realizes that the six Pains are all ninja he's met before. Putting various pieces of information together, Jiraiya figures out Pain's true identity, but Pain doesn't intend to allow Jiraiya to leave with that information alive. Elsewhere, the fated meeting between Itachi and Sasuke arrives, and Sasuke foresees Itachi's death.
6x22 Invitation to the Party aired: Thursday Nov 5, 2009
Sasuke's long awaited battle with Itachi begins with the Uchiha brothers throwing genjutsu after genjutsu at each other. Sasuke seems to have Itachi cornered and asks him a few questions of the Uchiha massacre. Is Itachi not the only one involved in the Uchiha massacre? And does Sasuke still not possess enough hatred to defeat Itachi?
6x23 The Longest Moment aired: Thursday Nov 19, 2009
Sasuke's long awaited battle with Itachi begins with the Uchiha brothers throwing genjutsu after genjutsu at each other. Sasuke seems to have Itachi cornered and asks him a few questions of the Uchiha massacre. Is Itachi not the only one involved in the Uchiha massacre? And does Sasuke still not possess enough hatred to defeat Itachi?
6x24 The Light & Dark of the Mangekyo Sharingan aired: Thursday Nov 19, 2009
Itachi reveals to Sasuke that Madara is the second culprit behind the Uchiha massacre, as well as the history of the Mangekyo Sharingan and the first two Uchiha to obtain it: Madara and his brother. One question still remains: Why did Itachi really spare Sasuke's life?
6x25 Activate, Amaterasu aired: Thursday Nov 26, 2009
After successfully breaking out of Itachi's Tsukiyomi, Sasuke gains the upper hand on his weakened brother. With no other alternative, Itachi activates his second Mangekyo ability, Amaterasu, a black flame said to burn forever.
6x26 Demise aired: Thursday Dec 3, 2009
Sasuke thinks that he's finally killed Itachi with the help of his most powerful technique, Kirin, but Itachi still has one final trick up his sleeve. Having used both Tsukiyomi and Amaterasu, Itachi calls upon the power of his third and final Mangekyo ability, Susano'o. Itachi has turned the tide of the battle against Sasuke, but the latter receives aid from an unexpected source. The battle between the Uchiha brothers is nearing its shocking conclusion!
6x27 The Mystery of Tobi aired: Thursday Dec 10, 2009
As Sasuke has finally fulfilled his goal in killing Itachi and avenging his clan, he collapses from exhaustion. The news of his victory reaches the Leaf ninja and Tobi, who both race towards Sasuke's location. What does Tobi plan to do with him and who will reach Sasuke first?
6x28 Fate aired: Thursday Dec 17, 2009
Seeking to gain Sasuke's trust, Madara reveals to him the origins of Konoha. Madara and the future First Hokage founded the village long ago, but a rivalry between them would one day stem a chain of events leading to THAT night, the night that Itachi Uchiha annihilated the Uchiha Clan.
6x29 Truth aired: Thursday Dec 24, 2009
After Madara finishes telling Sasuke about his past, he reveals the unfathomable truth about Itachi's massacre of the Uchiha Clan. What really happened on that night? Why did Itachi join Akatsuki? And for what reason did he really spare Sasuke's life?
6x30 Battle of Unraikyo aired: Thursday Jan 7, 2010
The Konoha teams decide to head back home as Sasuke remembers that he saw Itachi crying after the massacre. He then states that he cannot rebuild the Uchiha clan in the same way that Itachi had envisioned. Madara, happy that he can use Sasuke for himself, assigns Taka the task of capturing the Eight-Tails while Akatsuki hunts the last two. Taka tracks down the host, Killer Bee, to the Land of Lightning and engages him in battle. Bee manages to overpower Jugo and Suigetsu before Sasuke steps up to fight him one-on-one.
6x31 Eight-Tails vs. Sasuke aired: Thursday Jan 14, 2010
Sasuke fights Killer Bee and is injured by his swords. Karin heals him, and Sasuke, Suigetsu, and Jugo then begin a combined assault on Bee until he decides to use the Eight-Tails' power. Sasuke is injured and revived again by Jugo, who regresses in age as a result. All healed, Sasuke unleashes Amaterasu on Bee, finally able to subdue him. Meanwhile, two Cloud ninja watch the fight from a cliff, and they notice the Uchiha crest on Sasuke. They rush the news to Bee's big brother, the Raikage.

Season 7 Episode List

7x1 The Wanderer aired: Thursday Jan 21, 2010
After failing to bring back Sasuke, the Leaf ninja start heading back to the Hidden Leaf Village. Tsunade, however, sends Katsuyu to inform them that the barrier of Mount Katsunagi of the Tsuchigumo Clan, which holds a powerful forbidden jutsu, is broken. While Kakashi and Team 8 head back to the Leaf Village, Team 7, lead by Yamato, must check out what events are taking place.
7x2 Successor of the Forbidden Jutsu aired: Thursday Jan 28, 2010
Naruto, Sai, and Yamato escort Hotaru to the hidden village of the Tsuchigumo Clan. Upon arriving, however, the villagers don't seem so happy to see Hotaru. Elsewhere, after Utakata reflects upon the time he spent with her, he comes face to face with Akaboshi and his group.
7x3 The Successor's Wish aired: Thursday Feb 4, 2010
As Naruto heads back to the Tsuchigumo Clan village, Akaboshi and his group find Hotaru with the help of Hotaru's uncle. Hotaru manages to escape but the ninja bandits surround her in the forest. Utakata comes to her aid and manages to take her and escape from the ninja bandits. Akaboshi and his group are about to chase after them until their boss arrives and reveals to them that Utakata is in the Hidden Mist Village's Bingo Book.
7x4 Past of the Rogue Ninja aired: Thursday Feb 11, 2010
Naruto, Sai, and Yamato arrive to save Hotaru and Utakata from the attacking ninja who they discover are Anbu from the Hidden Mist Village. Yamato attempts to negotiate alone with the head of the Mist Anbu, Tsurugi, and after their discussion, Tsurugi talks to Utakata alone. Tsurugi attempts to convince Utakata to return to the Hidden Mist Village but the latter refuses and remembers the horrible pain he suffered at the hands of his former master.
7x5 The Heir to Darkness aired: Thursday Feb 18, 2010
Naruto and his team, along with Hotaru and Utakata, return to Mount Katsuragi to plan their next move. Tonbei reveals a way to remove the forbidden jutsu from Hotaru's body which would result in the jutsu losing it's power. Hotaru states that if a man named Shiranami returned, the clan would be restored. Naruto decides to look for Shiranami within two days. Little do they know, the man they are looking for is actually the one after the forbidden jutsu. Meanwhile, Utakata wonders if Tsurugi spoke the truth about his master.
7x6 Separation aired: Thursday Feb 25, 2010
Naruto manages to find Shiranami's location but he discovers that the Shiranami he found was actually the ninja bandits disguised as him. Hotaru finds the real Shiranami where the latter convinces Hotaru not to have the forbidden jutsu removed, and takes her back to the Tsuchigumo Village. After Naruto is saved by Utakata from the ninja bandits, the two return to the Tsuchigumo Village, where they find that Shiranami has everyone in the village under his control.
7x7 The Forbidden Jutsu Released aired: Thursday Mar 4, 2010
While the rest of Team Kakashi holds back the possessed villagers and the ninja bandits, Naruto and Utakata go to save Hotaru. When they find her, they discover that Shiranami has activated the jutsu and Hotaru is also under Shiranami's control. Can Naruto and Utakata stop Shiranami and save Hotaru before the forbidden jutsu is fully charged?
7x8 Student and Teacher aired: Thursday Mar 11, 2010
After the peformance of the forbidden jutsu, Hotaru is horrified to see the damage the jutsu has done. Shiranami then notices the forbidden jutsu overflowing with chakra and the fact that it would destroy itself along with Hotaru. While Naruto chases the fleeing Shiranami, Utakata tries to save Hotaru using the hidden power within him. Can Utakata save Hotaru?

Season 8 Episode List

8x1 Somber News aired: Thursday Mar 25, 2010
Team Kakashi returns to the Hidden Leaf Village after completing their mission. As Naruto thinks back to the talk he had with Itachi, he's summoned by Tsunade, where he discovers shocking news regarding Jiraiya.
8x2 Following the Master's Shadow aired: Thursday Mar 25, 2010
Shikamaru tries to decipher the dying message Jiraiya left before his death but cannot figure out what it says. Shikamaru asks for Naruto's help, thinking he might know the code. Can the saddened Naruto decipher Jiraiya's dying message?
8x3 Decryption aired: Thursday Apr 8, 2010
The code Jiraiya left behind is finally deciphered, but what exactly does it mean? Meanwhile, Naruto continues his training.
8x4 The First Challenge aired: Thursday Apr 8, 2010
After reading Jiraiya's first book, Naruto becomes more determined than ever to complete his training. Elsewhere, the angered Raikage plans to call all of the kage together for a meeting.
8x5 Surpassing the Master aired: Thursday Apr 15, 2010
Naruto succeeds in mastering his Sage Mode, taking it farther than even Jiraiya could. Things aren't looking so great for Konoha, however, as Pain prepares to make his move.
8x6 Assault on the Leaf Village! aired: Thursday Apr 22, 2010
The Akatsuki Leader, Pain, begins his invasion of the Hidden Leaf Village. The Leaf ninja assemble to protect Naruto's whereabouts, but when Pain targets Iruka, Kakashi must face off against him.
8x7 Power to Believe aired: Thursday Apr 29, 2010
Tsunade issues an order to call Naruto back to the village, but the elders do not trust her judgment on this issue. While Tsunade tries to convince them and prepares to join the battle herself, Kakashi fights Pain in an effort to figure out his abilities.
8x8 Pain vs. Kakashi aired: Thursday May 6, 2010
Kakashi continues to fight against Pain. With the arrival of Chouji and Chouza, things start looking up, but Pain's not out of tricks just yet.
8x9 Mystery of Pain aired: Thursday May 13, 2010
When Kakashi falls against Pain, the situation only grows worse for Konoha. Shizune and Inoichi are close to unraveling the mystery of Pain, but when the Animal and Human paths of Pain appear before them, can they escape with the truth about Pain?
8x10 Surname Is Sarutobi! Given Name, Konohamaru! aired: Thursday May 20, 2010
Ebisu protects Konohamaru from Pain and refuses to divulge any information about Naruto. Ebisu is willing to give up his life in order to protect both Naruto and Konohamaru. Konohamaru isn't about to let his teacher throw his life away, but what can he possibly do against Pain?
8x11 The World Shall Know Pain aired: Thursday May 27, 2010
Pain confronts Tsunade and questions her about Naruto's whereabouts. Tsunade argues with Pain about his motives, but Pain soon gets the info he needs from another source. Before preparing to depart, Pain unleashes a devastating attack on the village! Meanwhile, Naruto prepares to return to the Leaf Village, but he may be too late.
8x12 Explode! Sage Mode aired: Thursday Jun 3, 2010
Naruto returns and discovers that the village has been devastated by Pain's Shinra Tensei attack. Naruto requests that everyone stays back as he prepares to take on all six paths of Pain at once.
8x13 Crisis! Sage Mode Disappears aired: Thursday Jun 10, 2010
Naruto successfully begins taking out Pain's bodies one after another, but when his Sage Mode reaches its limit, Pain attempts to take control of the battle. Is the moment of Pain's victory at hand, or does Naruto have a plan?
8x14 Nine-Tails Capture Complete aired: Thursday Jun 17, 2010
Pain's God Realm finally enters the battle. As Naruto's toad allies fall one by one, the situation begins to look grim. Can Naruto defeat Pain?
8x15 Confession aired: Thursday Jun 24, 2010
As Pain tells Naruto about why he does what he does, Hinata appears on the scene and confesses her feelings to Naruto. In order to save him, she attacks Pain... Things are about to get messy and Naruto is about to go over the edge!
8x16 Planetary Devastation! aired: Thursday Jul 1, 2010
Naruto's rage pushes him to unleash six of the Kyubi's tails against Pain. In order to combat this menace, Pain is forced to rely upon his most powerful technique to stop Naruto. Will Pain succeed in defeating Naruto, or will the most unexpected of allies appear to calm Naruto down?
8x17 The Fourth Hokage aired: Thursday Jul 15, 2010
The Fourth Hokage appears in Naruto's mind and prevents him from foolishly setting the Kyubi free. Will this confrontation between father and son give Naruto the confidence he needs to stop Pain once and for all?
8x18 The Two Disciples aired: Thursday Jul 22, 2010
Naruto confronts Nagato and tells him that he'll give him the answer to the question Pain asked him earlier after he hears about what made Nagato turn to his evil ways. What is Naruto's answer, and what conclusion will Nagato reach?
8x19 Search for the Fourth Hokage's Legacy - Part 1 aired: Thursday Jul 29, 2010
The Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, left behind his legacy before he passed away. Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke attempt to find Minato's legacy before the other shinobi teams can get to it.
8x20 Search for the Fourth Hokage's Legacy - Part 2 aired: Thursday Jul 29, 2010
Naruto, Sakura, Shikamaru, Ino, and Choji continue to search for the Fourth Hokage's Legacy while chasing off some unexpected visitors.
8x21 Meeting aired: Thursday Aug 5, 2010
Nagato tells Naruto about how he met Yahiko and Konan and later came to be Jiraiya's disciple.
8x22 Origin of Pain aired: Thursday Aug 12, 2010
Nagato reveals the truth about what happened to Yahiko and what made him disregard Jiraiya's ideals. With his story done, he demands to hear Naruto's answers. Will Naruto's answer be enough to convince Nagato to stop his evil plans, or will Naruto be forced to kill Nagato?
8x23 The Tale of Naruto Uzumaki aired: Thursday Aug 19, 2010
With Nagato's story done, Naruto tells him his answer, declaring that he won't abandon the legacy of his master, and he'll keep striving for peace no matter what pain he's put through. Nagato reflects on what Naruto says, thinking back to his final days as one of Jiraiya's students. How will Nagato ultimately respond to Naruto's answer?
8x24 The Hero of the Leaf Village aired: Thursday Aug 26, 2010
Deciding to believe in Naruto, Nagato uses the Gedo Art: Rinne Rebirth jutsu, expending the last of his chakra, and thus giving his life, to revive every person in the village who died in the attack, saying that it's the least he can do. With Nagato dead, Konan leaves Akatsuki, taking Nagato and Pain's God Realm (who is actually the body of Yahiko) with her, parting with Naruto saying that since Nagato believed in him to achieve true peace, she will as well. As Naruto returns to the Leaf, he is astonished to find the entire village awaiting his return, hailing him as a true hero. After all these years, Naruto has finally received the acknowledgment he's always wanted.

Season 9 Episode List

9x1 Rookie Instructor Iruka aired: Thursday Sep 2, 2010
In the aftermath of the destruction of the Leaf Village, Iruka thinks back to the time when the Third Hokage first gave him the task of being Naruto's homeroom teacher at the Academy, since no one else would take him in.
9x2 Iruka's Ordeal aired: Thursday Sep 9, 2010
Iruka struggles to deal with his hate for the Nine-Tailed Fox inside Naruto as he tries to connect with Naruto after seeing him shunned by his peers.
9x3 Iruka's Decision aired: Thursday Sep 16, 2010
After discovering a kunai knife with a secret message on it, Naruto winds up being pursued by three kunoichi from the Hidden Waterfall Village. Iruka mangaes to find him, but when the situation grows worse, Kakashi appears to save them both.
9x4 The Jōnin in Charge: Hatake Kakashi aired: Thursday Sep 30, 2010
Kakashi has a flashback back when he was assigned to be the sensei of Team 7. In a bid to know his students, Naruto, Sasuke & Sakura, better, Kakashi spies on them and to see how they would all get along as a group. Angered by Sakura's talk about calling Naruto a brat and that he has no family to tell him right or wrong, Sasuke tells Sakura she is annoying. Realizing Sakura's sadness, Naruto goes to battle Sasuke, but gets defeated. It then goes back to the present and Kakashi claims that it is up to him to stop Sasuke.
9x5 Inari's Courage Put to the Test aired: Thursday Oct 7, 2010
As the ninja of the Hidden Leaf Village work on repairing their village in the aftermath of Pain's invasion, Naruto and Sakura come across a familiar face among the carpenters: Inari and Tazuna have arrived to help out. Inari recalls what happened after Gato's death and how Naruto and Sasuke came to his rescue.
9x6 Naruto's School of Revenge aired: Thursday Oct 14, 2010
In a flashback of Naruto and Sakura's, Team 7 is on a mission to take an ostrich called Mr. Ostrich to his home. They arrive at a village where they see a swordsman named Tsukado who has a vendetta to carry on a man named Katazu who killed his distant relative Shikazo. Tsukado fails to defeat him so Naruto decides to teach him unusual revenge lessons. Katazu has then took his brother's identity and attracted Shikazo's pursuers while Kageki and his family went into hiding. Tsukado decides not to kill him and ends their years of fighting though Kanabun wants them to keep fighting. The swordsmen, Team 7 and Mr. Ostrich chase the Kanabun Gang out of town.
9x7 Gaara's Bond aired: Thursday Oct 21, 2010
After hearing the news about Akatsuki's attack on the Hidden Leaf Village, Gaara worries about Naruto's well-being. He remembers a time in the past where Team 7 was assigned to help him out with a problem, and how nobody, especially Naruto, was eager to trust him. Yet, when his life was put in danger by people he had wronged, Naruto was the first to come to his rescue.
9x8 Naruto Outbreak aired: Thursday Oct 28, 2010
Sakura reflects upon a time when she was infected with a strange disease by Naruto. In order to find a cure, an order was issued for Naruto to be quarantined at all costs before he could infect anybody else.
9x9 Deploy! Team TenTen aired: Thursday Nov 4, 2010
While she and Neji prepare to visit an old man who makes ninja weapons, Tenten remembers the first time she visited him alongside Naruto and Neji. Utilizing a strange new weapon she had never seen before, Tenten fought against two ninja who had stolen two of the man's powerful weapons.
9x10 Animal District aired: Thursday Nov 11, 2010
An ostrich tells a story of when Naruto, Rock Lee, and Shino, all led by Kotetsu, entered the Leaf Village's animal district in an effort to find and subdue him. However, he and the other animals proved that they weren't willing to go down without a fight.
9x11 Ah, Medicinal Pill of Youth aired: Thursday Nov 18, 2010
Back before Rock Lee had his surgery, Naruto, after donning the suit given to him by Guy, set out on a mission with Sakura and Ino to obtain a special flower which was a necessary ingredient for Lee's medicine. When Naruto picked one of the flowers, however, he had to face a strange technique that had taken on the form of Gaara.
9x12 Tale of the Gutsy Teacher and Student Ninja - Part 1 aired: Thursday Nov 25, 2010
During the two-and-a-half-year time period in which Naruto was training under Jiraiya, the latter decided that it was time for Naruto to learn how to repel genjutsu. During this training session, the two traveled to a village which Jiraiya had previously been associated with, but they discovered that something dark was amidst.
9x13 Tale of the Gutsy Teacher and Student Ninja - Part 2 aired: Thursday Nov 25, 2010
After having discovered that the village was under the control of rebels from the Hidden Rain Village, led by Hanzo, Naruto and Jiraiya decided to take action to help save the women and children taken hostage and free the village from the Rain's tyrannical control.
9x14 Sasuke's Paw Encyclopedia aired: Thursday Dec 2, 2010
In the past, Naruto and Sakura joined Sasuke on a mission to collect the paw print of Nekomata, a large and powerful two-tailed ninja cat that ruled over all of the ninja cats.
9x15 Naruto and the Old Soldier aired: Thursday Dec 9, 2010
Naruto, two jonin and an elder known as "the Eternal Genin" set off to a mission to patrol the border of the Land of Fire following Orochimaru's attack. After some days with no incidents, a group of enemy ninjas cross the borders. The Eternal Genin proves to be a brave ninja and remembering the lessons he learned with the 2nd and 3rd hokages, sees the similarities between Naruto and his father.
9x16 Kakashi's Love Song aired: Thursday Dec 16, 2010
A female spy, Hanare, from the Hidden Lock Village (Land of Key) is caught by ANBU pretending to be a musician. She is interrogated. However, the interrogation proves unsuccessful. Slowly, her past is revealed and so is her relationship with Kakashi. Team 7 spy on the two as they go around town, under the impression that the two are dating. After The Lock Village keeps a Leaf Village ninja hostage, they exchange Hanare for the ninja. It is then revealed that Hanare has a special ability, causing a large chase to occur. In the end, Kakashi lets Hanare free. The musician seen at the beginning entertaining Konoha ninja reminds Kakashi of Hanare which prompts the flashback.
9x17 The Chronicles of Neji aired: Thursday Dec 23, 2010
Konohamaru's team asks Neji to talk about Naruto's heroism. Instead, Neji tells them about an incident during the Chunin exams three years prior. While Orochimaru attacked Konoha, two rogue ninja take advantage of the commotion and kidnap Hinata. Neji, Tenten, Kiba, and Akamaru rush out to save her. They're in trouble until Hiashi shows up and saves them, telling Neji that he's the beloved memory of Hiashi's younger brother. Neji realizes Naruto's speech about destiny was right; he isn't just a slave to the clan name. Konohamaru's team complains that Naruto wasn't in the story at all, and Neji cryptically answers that Naruto was the most important part.
9x18 The Man Who Died Twice aired: Thursday Jan 6, 2011
Naruto thinks back to the time when he encountered the soul of a man named Kisuke. Kisuke didn't recall anything about who he was, but a visit to the Leaf Village's hospital revealed something startling. Meanwhile, higher-ups of the Fire Country met to decide on a new security system for the Leaf Village put together by a ninja named Sabiru. Who exactly were Kisuke and Sabiru, and what connection did the two have?
9x19 The Worst Three-Legged Race aired: Thursday Jan 13, 2011
Naruto thinks back to the time when Team 7 was on a mission to capture a group of thieves who stole a golden statue. When making a move on the thieves, Naruto and Sasuke had managed to take back the statue but were separated from Sakura, who was captured. On top of that, the thieves' leader had used a special thread-like technique to bind one of Naruto's hands to one of Sasuke's. Literally stuck to each other, would Naruto and Sasuke be able to work together to save Sakura and keep the golden statue safe at the same time?
9x20 Team 10's Teamwork aired: Thursday Jan 20, 2011
Shikamaru remembers the time when Teams 7 and 10 joined together to flush out a band of bandits who were terrorizing a nearby village and had kidnapped the headman's granddaughter. With no assistance available from Kakashi or Asuma, Shikamaru was forced to lead the team of genin to the bandits' fort and come up with a plan to rescue the headman's granddaughter.
9x21 Drive Towards Darkness aired: Thursday Jan 27, 2011
Sasuke has a flashback while traveling to Konoha with his team, Taka. He once saved a girl named Naho not knowing that she's a relative of the Feudal Lord. Meanwhile, Naruto and Sakura are sent on a mission to accompany Naho and act as her bodyguards while Kakashi and Sasuke are sent to discover the reason why internationally wanted bandits have entered their border. Kakashi and Sasuke later find out that the bandits intend to abduct Naho. Naruto and Sakura are defeated by the bandits and are taken hostage. Sasuke finds them first and proceeds to defeat the leader and mercilessly punches him because of his jealousy for Naruto's growing power. A cut to the present reveals Naruto contemplating on his promise to have Sasuke return to the village.

Season 10 Episode List

10x1 Kakashi Hatake, the Hokage aired: Thursday Jul 7, 2011
Naruto and Sakura learn that Danzo has been made Hokage and that his first order is to eliminate Sasuke. The two go to Sai and inquire about Danzo, but Sai reveals that a curse mark given to all members of the Foundation prevent him from revealing anything about the new Hokage. Soon afterward, Karui and Darui attack them, demanding information about Sasuke.
10x2 Five Kage Summit's Eve aired: Thursday Feb 10, 2011
Karui decides to get information about Sasuke from Naruto by any means necessary. When Naruto refuses to sell Sasuke out, Karui takes out her frustration upon the former. Meanwhile, Danzo prepares for the Kage Summit, and determines to keep Naruto confined to the Leaf Village.
10x3 Enter the Five Kage aired: Thursday Feb 17, 2011
The time has come for each Kage to leave for the Kage Summit in the Land of Iron. On his way to the meeting, Danzo gets attacked by shinobi from the Wood Country who want to take his head. Meanwhile, Naruto, with Kakashi and Yamato by his side, heads off to find the Raikage to convince him to spare Sasuke.
10x4 Naruto's Appeal aired: Thursday Feb 24, 2011
Naruto stands before the Raikage and begs him to forgive Sasuke. Will the Raikage listen to what he has to say? Later, the Five Kage Summit gets underway. Mifune suggests that the Five Great Nations should form the first alliance of its kind; but also nominates Danzo to be the leader. How will the other Kages react to the latter proposal?
10x5 A Bitter Decision aired: Thursday Mar 3, 2011
As chaos breaks out at the Five Kage Summit regarding Mifune's proposal to make Danzo leader of the alliance, Ao discovers something unsettling about the new Hokage. Meanwhile, Shikamaru goes to Sakura and asks permission to take decisive action against Sasuke. How will Sakura react, and what is Danzo's secret?
10x6 Lightning Storm aired: Thursday Mar 10, 2011
Without any warning, Zetsu bursts through the floor in the middle of the Five Kage Summit and announces that Sasuke is somewhere in the vicinity. The Summit is immediately put on hold, and the Kages and samurai begin searching for him. Meanwhile, Naruto receives an unexpected visit from Madara, who says that he needs to talk to him. How will Sasuke respond to being discovered, and what are Madara's intentions?
10x7 Sasuke's Way of the Ninja aired: Thursday Mar 17, 2011
With Team Hawk exposed, Sasuke begins to ruthlessly take down all opposing samurai. Raikage, along with Darui and Shii, track down Sasuke. The two sides engage in battle, and Suigetsu and Juugo join the fray. Which side will win this battle of overwhelming power?
10x8 Power of the Five Kage aired: Thursday Mar 24, 2011
Sasuke uses Susano'o to slip past Gaara and the Raikage and heads towards Danzo. Just as the latter is within Sasuke's grasp, however, the Mizukage stands in his way.
10x9 Declaration of War aired: Thursday Mar 31, 2011
After saving Sasuke, Madara sends him and Karin away and decides to talk to the remaining Kage. After telling them about Project Moon's Eye, Madara demands that Naruto and Killer Bee be handed over to Akatsuki, which the Kage refuse to do. What will Madara's reaction be? Meanwhile, Sakura, Kiba, Sai, and Lee depart from the Hidden Leaf Village and head to the Land Of Iron, with Sakura determined to face Naruto regarding a certain matter. What sort of exchange will take place between the two?
10x10 Sakura's Feelings aired: Thursday Apr 7, 2011
Sakura, not wanting to cause Naruto any more pain, tells him that he can let go of his promise about bringing Sasuke back, and claims that she doesn't feel anything more for Sasuke. To top it off, Sakura confesses her feelings for Naruto, taking everyone by surprise. How will Naruto respond? Meanwhile, Kisame tracks down Killer Bee and the battle for the Eight-Tails begins.
10x11 The Tailed Beast vs. The Tailless Tailed Beast aired: Thursday Apr 14, 2011
As Killer Bee's battle with Kisame rages on, the latter reveals a hidden trump card ability connected with Samehada. Meanwhile, Ao chases down Danzo, Fuu, and Torune, but they anticipate this and set a trap for him. Can Killer Bee and Ao make it through their individual clashes in one piece?
10x12 As One's Friend aired: Thursday Apr 21, 2011
One of Sai's clones tells Naruto the truth surrounding Sasuke, something that Sakura couldn't bring herself to do. Before Naruto can even comprehend what Sai just said, they are interrupted by Gaara. What additional bad news concerning Sasuke does Gaara bring for Naruto?
10x13 Danzo's Right Arm aired: Thursday Apr 28, 2011
Madara brings Sasuke out of his dimension to battle Danzo. When Sasuke demands answers concerning Itachi, things turn ugly, and Danzo reveals a few tricks he has up his sleeves (literally). What is Danzo's true strength, and can Sasuke summon enough power to suppress it?
10x14 The Forbidden Ocular Jutsu aired: Thursday May 5, 2011
Danzo brings forth a forbidden genjutsu known as Izanagi, which has the astounding power to turn dreams into reality and vice versa. Izanagi's great power comes with a time limit, but Sasuke's strength is rapidly dwindling as well. Can Sasuke resist long enough, or will Danzo completely overpower him?
10x15 Danzo Shimura aired: Thursday May 12, 2011
As the fight between Sasuke and Danzo comes to a close, the latter will do whatever it takes to finish off the former. Meanwhile, Sakura and her team close in on Sasuke.
10x16 Sakura's Resolve aired: Thursday May 19, 2011
Sakura ditches her team and goes alone to Sasuke's location. Meanwhile, Madara advises Sasuke to finish off Karin, but at the last second Sakura intervenes. After so long, what interaction will take place between Sasuke and Sakura?
10x17 Lost Bonds aired: Thursday May 26, 2011
As he is resting, Naruto starts dreaming his past experiences with Sasuke that made the two friends closer. When he tries to follow Kakashi, who is in pursuit of Sakura, he is stopped by Yamato, saying that he has orders from Kakashi to return Naruto to Konoha. Naruto devises a plan to sneak out and leaving a shadow clone to fool Yamato. He goes into Sage Mode to locate Kakashi. He then starts remembering the experiences that brought Sasuke pain in his life. Naruto decides what he can do for Sasuke if they come face to face.
10x18 The Burden aired: Thursday Jun 2, 2011
Kakashi rescues Sakura from certain death at Sasuke's hands and takes over the fight. After healing Karin, Sakura again decides to take on Sasuke, but her resolve fails her. Just as she comes close to death a second time, Naruto intervenes and saves her. After so long, the original Team 7 is reunited.
10x19 Two Fates aired: Thursday Jun 9, 2011
Naruto confronts Sasuke and berates him for attacking a member of his team. Sasuke scoffs in return, stating he is no longer a part of Team 7, and then states his ultimate goal is to destroy the Leaf Village which, by doing so, would purify the Uchiha of all the wrongdoings that had befallen them. Kakashi realizes that the repeated hatred coursing through the Uchiha's history has made Sasuke what he is now. He resolves to take care of Sasuke on his own, but is restrained by Naruto, who runs at Sasuke with his Rasengan. The two clash in a manner similar to what occurred at the Final Valley. Naruto reveals to Sasuke that, while he used to be alone, he and Iruka pulled him from the brink. He was hesitant to approach Sasuke because he was jealous of his superior abilities, but he bonded with him all the same.
10x20 High-Level Shinobi aired: Thursday Jun 16, 2011
As Naruto and Sasuke clash, their Rasengan and Chidori explode, sending them both flying. When Zetsu and Madara appear to aid Sasuke, they decide to retreat to the Akastuki headquarters. Before they leave, however, Naruto has one last thing to say to Sasuke; something that will have an impact on both of their lives.
10x21 The Infiltrator aired: Thursday Jun 23, 2011
Naruto returns to the Leaf Village, and his teammates demand to know why he didn't finish Sasuke off when the latter was in such a weak state. Naruto tells them that when the time is right, he will deal with Sasuke personally. Meanwhile, a supposedly deceased member of Akastuki has infiltrated the Hidden Cloud Village.
10x22 The Five Great Nations Mobilize aired: Thursday Jun 30, 2011
The formation of the Allied Shinobi Forces is ratified by the Feudal Lords of the Five Great Nations. Each Kage returns to their village to prepare for the coming war.

Season 11 Episode List

11x2 Prophecy of the Great Lord Elder aired: Thursday Jul 21, 2011
At Mount Myōboku, Gerotora remembers Jiraiya's words and asks the Great Toad Sage if he should do as he said. The sage says to bring Naruto to him. At the Akatsuki hideout, Sasuke begins to recover from his transplant. In Konoha Tsunade recovers by eating food and tells Shizune to call a war meeting after she is finished. Shikamaru attends the war meeting and says to his father that he will remember every last detail. Fukasaku reverse summons Naruto to Mount Myōboku and takes him to see the Great Toad Sage so he could tell him his future. The great sage gives Naruto two predictions, the first being that he will meet an octopus, and the second that he will fight a young man with powerful eyes. The sage tells Gerotora to give Naruto the key to the Nine-Tails' seal. Gerotora asks Naruto to put his hand on the release square, Naruto hesitates.
11x3 Storage aired: Thursday Jul 28, 2011
Naruto recalls all the times the Nine-Tails' hatred had taken control of him. He decides to accept the key and the Great Toad Sage tells Naruto where he can find the octopus from his vision. Fukasaku sends him back to Konoha. Kabuto kills several Takigakure shinobi and leaves a trail of bodies leading Anko Mitarashi's team to Akatsuki's hideout. Kabuto confronts Madara and summons back the dead Akatsuki members. He tells Madara that he wants to join forces with him and that he can increase Akatsuki military power with his summons. Madara initially seems to decline his offer but Kabuto attempts to bargain with the revived Akatsuki members and finally blackmailing with another coffin, he agreed to co-operate. In return Kabuto wants Madara to give him Sasuke Uchiha. Madara agrees and they leave to prepare a strategy.
11x4 The Five Kage's Decision aired: Thursday Jul 28, 2011
Tsunade talks to a council and informs about the Fourth Shinobi World War and warns others not to underestimate Akatsuki. Whereas in Land of Lightning a council is held about war, as Kisame spies on them. B paying no attention was bought in writing raps in his rhyme book. Later, Shizune informs Tsunade about Naruto's disappearance for which she ordered some shinobi to search for him. Naruto returns to Ramen Ichiraku. Two Konoha shinobi ask for his autograph, but he doesn't know how to respond. Three days later the Kage meet again to discuss how they should start pooling their resources. As the first matter of business, Naruto and Killer B are to be given constant protection. Tsunade objects since they would both be invaluable in the war with Akatsuki, but is forced to agree. Tsunade meets with A alone and asks him for a favour to let B teach Naruto how to control Nine-Tails. A says that the place where he is sending B and Naruto isn't just a hideout but a training ground. Tsunade returns to the village and informs Naruto that he's going on an S-rank misson to an island located in the Land of Lightning.
11x5 The Young Man and the Ocean aired: Thursday Aug 4, 2011
Tsunade sends out Naruto under the guise of a top-secret mission to keep him hidden away from the Akatsuki. Naruto leaves Konoha with Aoba, Yamato, Guy along with three other unknown shinobi. They are however, held up at the pier due to a report of a monster attacking ships causing nobody to want to set sail. When Guy and Aoba go out to see if they can solve the problem, they encounter a giant marlin and a fisherman named Yūsuke who lost his father to the marlin and wanted to avenge him. On the next day, Yūsuke is given a boat and a fishing pole, and after much struggle, he finally catches the marlin with his own strength. After that Naruto and the others finally set sail for the Land of Lightning.
11x6 The Ninja of Benisu aired: Thursday Aug 11, 2011
During their voyage, Naruto, Yamato, Guy, and Aoba stop at an island to recover from severe seasickness. There, they unexpectedly meet up with Sakura, Ino, and Chōji who are on an assignment to gather medical herbs for Tsunade. Ninja from the village of Benisu are also collecting medical herbs and have taken almost all of the herbs on the island. After an encounter in a cave on the island were Naruto saves the ninja from Benisu, they decide to give Konoha half of the herbs they collected.
11x7 The Cursed Ghost Ship aired: Thursday Aug 18, 2011
As they continue their voyage towards the Land of Lightning, Naruto, Aoba, Guy and Yamato sail through a thick fog. To pass the time, Yamato tells Aoba and Naruto some ghost stories (much to Naruto's dislike). One of which tells the story of a ship whose crew is comprised entirely of ghosts, which appears in thick fogs such as the one they were sailing through at the time, and can be identified by the flocks of crows that follow it. As Yamato tells the story, a seemingly abandoned ship which meets the exact same characteristics and conditions appears next to their ship. Yamato, Aoba and Naruto board the ship to investigate and Naruto comes across a young boy who says his name is Hishaku. He apparently lived alone on the ship and tended to it but he was once one of the crew of the ship until they were wiped out by a creature Hishaku called the "Skeleton Crab". This creature then attacks the boat, capturing Yamato. Naruto then tells Aoba to warn Guy and the rest of the crew. Naruto, with the help of Hishaku, defeats the Skeleton Crab, and Hishaku then reveals that he is, in fact, a ghost. When the crab attacked the first time, the captain told Hishaku that he was young and to save himself and ever since then, Hishaku's soul couldn't rest, because it felt guilty at letting its crewmates die. When the crab was defeated, Hishaku's soul, and the souls of the rest of the crew members who couldn't rest either, left with the ship, which really was a ghost ship.
11x8 Battleship Island aired: Thursday Aug 25, 2011
On their way to the Land of Lightning, Naruto's ship gets caught in a storm. When the crew gets out of it, they encounter a savage group of pirates, who attempt to sink their boat and capture them. Yamato shields the boat with a Wood technique and they escape underwater in a sub-like contraption, which promptly falls apart. They wash up in an underwater cavern underneath the island the pirates had taken over some time ago. The residents of the island had taken refuge in the caves until they all died. Naruto swears to avenge them all. With a clever plan, Naruto and the ship are rocketed out of the island's dormant volcano top using underground hot springs and he successfully avenges the island folk by defeating the pirates.
11x9 The Forgotten Island aired: Friday Sep 2, 2011
Naruto, Aoba, Guy and Yamato continue their voyage towards the Land of Lightning. The episode starts with a storm. During the storm a large bird takes Guy, and when the storm clears up they find an Island. This Island is said to be a summoning island where the large animals such as giant snake, centepede, spider and more live. Aoba saw a girl and tried to pursue her and it leads him to a house where he found a journal about the island. It is said on the journal that they tried to create an ultimate summoning animal. The girl leads Aoba to the research lab in the crater of the volcano where they found the ultimate summoning animal sleeping. Naruto, Guy and Yamato were brought by the large bird to the lab and some of the animals followed them and when the animals come close to the ultimate summoning animal it eats them and assimilates them. It appears that the ultimate summoning animal can use genjutsu and lightning style element. It appears that the girl that led Aoba to the lab is just an embodiment of her thoughts since the girl and the rest of the research team has already been eaten by the ultimate summoning animal. The thoughts of the girl tried to seal the ultimate summoning animal and Naruto used the rasen shuriken to kill the ultimate summoning animal and make it fall into the crater of the volcano.
11x10 Fight, Rock Lee aired: Friday Sep 9, 2011
Might Guy recalls their "visualization" training with Lee in order to avoid learning the Drunken Fist and forgetting an incident which Might Guy apologizes to the restaurant owner with humiliation. Lee, who is determined to train to be stronger than Naruto, follows Might Guy's orders and resemble animal fighting styles which represent on a restaurant menu. However they failed, until they tried on training on a moving boat. Like Guy who has seasickness, Lee also suffers from seasickness but he uses it to balance the boat which resembles exactly as the Drunken Fist fighting style. Guy lately realizes that Lee is also aware of the restaurant incident and Lee was only protecting Guy from a drunk man which causes the restaurant to be totally damaged.
11x11 Eat or Die! Mushrooms from Hell aired: Thursday Sep 22, 2011
Naruto's ship stops at a port to resupply, as they prepare to head into the Sea Route of Silence, a stretch of ocean with no wind or fish, which takes two weeks to traverse. On the way, a mushroom Naruto bought from a merchant, which supposedly helps sailors avoid starvation, multiplies in the cargo hold and erodes Yamato's Wood Style chakra, disabling him. Naruto and Guy, after enduring a painfully long time without food, try the mushrooms, which poison them and cause them to act violently. Out of options for food, Naruto has Gamatatsu bring back Shima's meal of insects, which the crew eats, enabling them to survive and defeat a trio of thugs who attempt to raid their ship.
11x12 Revenge of the Shadow Clones aired: Thursday Sep 29, 2011
The ship is caught in a storm and Naruto uses his shadow clones to protect the ship.After the storm, Naruto wakes up and a quarrel begins between Naruto and his Shadow clones. Soon his shadow clones revolt and take control of the ship and the crew is forced to land on a nearby island. Naruto is taken hostage by the shadow clones and they put forth their demands to him. Naruto is saved by Yamato and the others only to find that it was a dream. It was caused when a Shadow clone was released and the memories of it returned to Naruto. Naruto then realizes the worth of his clones and releases them.
11x13 The Closed Sea Route aired: Thursday Oct 6, 2011
Shikamaru begins to feel the pressure of shouldering the lives of his friends in the upcoming Fourth Shinobi World War. To help ease his mind, Shikaku sends his son along with Tenten on a mission to Mokuzu Island to replenish supplies. On the island, Shikamaru meets up with Naruto's group. Soon after they set sail, the fog around the area gets thicker and they encounter reef systems, a huge rock and a whirlpools again and again. Shikamaru figures that their ship is sailing through the bay in circles and tells Naruto and the others to sail straight for it and get swallowed up. The Mokuzu Criminal on seeing the ship wrecked arrives at the spot with his gang to loot the wreckage. Having stored the ship in Tenten's scroll, they proceed to defeat the criminals.
11x14 The Girls' Get-Together aired: Thursday Oct 13, 2011
Hinata's father Hiashi summons the Hyuga clan to discuss the role they will be playing in the upcoming Fourth Great Ninja War.
11x15 Naruto's Imposter aired: Thursday Oct 20, 2011
Naruto finds an imposter that has been building his reputation by attempting to steal from other people while his friend is also attempting to gain a reputation by "beating" the imposter up so he builds his reputation even further and become a ninja. Later, mercenaries capture the fake Naruto. The real Naruto then comes and saves the day.
11x16 Naruto's Favorite Student aired: Thursday Oct 27, 2011
Konohamaru, Udon and Moegi are training to prepare for the upcoming war. After heading to the hospital, Sakura makes them carry and stock boxes. Konohamaru, wanting something more important to do leaves with his team ranting. Shikamaru asks Konohamaru who the "King" was and writes the kanji for King on a stone shaped like a shōgi piece and gives it to him. Konohamaru then goes to see Tsunade who outright says no. Frustrated after seeing Temari who was there to deliver a message from Suna as well as check on the progress of the village after Pain's invasion. Konohamaru later challenges Temari while she is on her way home. The two have an intense spar with Konohamaru being unable to land an attack on Temari. Eventually after Temari taunts him that the Sarutobi clan was left with no good heir and that Naruto had a poor pupil. The two almost end up severely harming each other but the fight is stopped by Shikamaru who had been informed of Konohamaru's intentions by Udon and Moegi. After hearing Moegi's story, Konohamaru realises that the 'King' he wanted to protect were the civilians of the village who were unable to defend themselves. Shikamaru smiles at him and Temari compliments him for mastering such a high-level technique and then Team Ebisu for being such promising young shinobi and then leaves.
11x17 The Kunoichi Of Nadeshiko Village aired: Thursday Nov 3, 2011
A man named Kokuyō wants Shizuka as his wife in order to gain control of her village, a proposition which she repeatedly rejects. Tokiwa, Shizuka's attendant, sees Naruto and tells him he should marry Shizuka if he defeats her, as Jiraiya promised to Shizuka's mother. Naruto declines the offer, but Tokiwa tracks him down and explains Shizuka's past and asks him to reconsider, which he does. He fools Aoba, Guy, and Yamato to buy some time. He defeats Shizuka right before Kokuyō attacks her, only to be defeated by Naruto's Rasengan.
11x18 Friends You Can Count On aired: Thursday Nov 10, 2011
While talking with his students, Shino talks about how he and his team got together and became more close as friends and teammates. The story switches to Shino's flashback during the first part of Naruto. They are on a mission assigned by Kurenai in which a Jonin assassin from a neighboring village. Shino gets defeated because of weak taijutsu and descends into depression. He even reveals he was going to abandon the team that helped him because he didn't think he was useful to them. But after his friends get in trouble with the rouge Shino comes back and defeats the rouge.
11x19 Ah, My Hero Lady Tsunade aired: Thursday Nov 24, 2011
Tenten remembers when she was little and how she really wanted to become like the legendary Tsunade. She finds out through hard training that she won't be capable of the strength Tsunade has. She also finds out that she won't be suitable to be a medical ninja for her poor chakra control. But at last, she discovers that she has the ability to summon ninja tools, thus creating her own style of fighting.
11x20 Sai's Day Off aired: Thursday Dec 1, 2011
Given the day off, Sai spends it strolling the village and drawing. He initially encounters three children that he at first finds it difficult to interact with but later realises that two of them remind him of his team-mates Naruto and Sakura. He has several flashbacks of their time together and the bonds they share. In the end he uses the doors of a destroyed house and paints a mural of Team 7 along with Sasuke holding hands.
11x21 The Legendary Ino-Shika-Cho aired: Thursday Dec 8, 2011
As Team Asuma considers the impending war, they encounter Kosuke Maruboshi who reminds them of the time that they rescued him while they were still genin. With this, Kosuke retells the tale of the time their fathers saved him during the Invasion of Konoha with their Formation Ino–Shika–Chō. Somewhat rattled by this story, Kosuke reminds them that great shinobi weren't made in a day. As the team contemplates everything, they decide to perfect their own formation, insisting that they'd be fine because they were not alone.
11x22 Kiba's Determination aired: Thursday Dec 15, 2011
Kiba becomes upset that Naruto, the dead-last in their Academy days, had become such a hero. After being chided by his mother Tsume and partner Shino, he decided to train in order to become stronger. Seeking out Kakashi, the only available jōnin sensei currently, he asks him to help him train. Kakashi however summons his ninken to aid Kiba and Akamaru in their training. After initially giving up after being defeated by the hounds, Akamaru carries Kiba to a tree in the village where he sees that Naruto had broken his record in speed since the time they were children racing for candy. With his determination renewed, he demands a rematch with the hounds and is successfully able to retrieve the scroll. With this Kiba races to the tree and sets a new record, declaring that he'd never give up.
11x23 Kakashi, My Eternal Rival aired: Thursday Dec 22, 2011
In the Leaf village, Kakashi while meeting with Tsunade about the impending war, receives an emergency messenger tortoise from Guy with an SOS message, so he heads out to find out what has happened. On board the ship, Guy recalls the time when he and Kakashi first became rivals and their numerous battles since then. Later on in the night, the jōnin meet where Yamato tells them about a rumour of a shinobi capable of not only copying someone's appearance, but also their chakra. Kakashi soon arrives at the ship, and calls for Guy. Unaware that he sent an SOS message, Guy comes to the conclusion that the one before him could be one of those imposters that Yamato spoke of. With this notion Guy proceeds to attack Kakashi and later Aoba and Yamato when they side with Kakashi. After giving Guy irrefutable proof that he was who he said he was by telling him something from their youth, Kakashi returns to Konoha upon learning that the SOS tortoise was sent by accident.
11x24 Naruto's Vow aired: Wednesday Dec 28, 2011
Sea Adventure filler arc ends!

Season 12 Episode List

12x1 Land Ahoy! Is this the Paradise Island? aired: Thursday Jan 5, 2012
After a long voyage at sea, Naruto's ship finally arrives at the island of its destination. Before everyone can rejoice, a giant squid attacks the ship. Fortunately, the crew is saved by Killer Bee, the Eight Tails' jinchuriki host.
12x2 Killer Bee and Motoi aired: Thursday Jan 12, 2012
Motoi confesses to Naruto and Yamato that he attempted to kill Bee during their childhood because of his father's death due to the sealing of the Eight Tails 30 years ago. As the young Bee became the Jinchuriki of Eight-Tails, Motoi realized that Bee had the same maltreatment of people just like Naruto and he understood what kind of life Bee is experiencing that time. After Motoi's confession, Naruto leaves the Waterfalls of Truth and heads to edge of the island where he thinks how to overcome his hatred and defeat his dark self. The squid again returns and attacks Naruto but Motoi is caught from its tentacles, then Bee appeared as the Eight Tails defeating the squid and saving Motoi. Motoi asked Bee why saved him despite he attempted to kill Bee. Bee answered in a rap that he and Motoi will remain good friends.
12x3 Naruto vs. The Nine Tails! aired: Thursday Jan 19, 2012
With Killer Bee as his new master, Naruto begins his training to control the power of a Tailed Beast. In order to do so, one must fight the Tailed Beast head on and absorb its chakra, converting it into one's own power.
12x4 The Orange Spark aired: Thursday Jan 26, 2012
Naruto's initial attack is ineffective against the beast but wasting no time he flips the beast over and launches a Rasenshuriken at it. He immediately tries to separate the beast's chakra but the beast's hatred and malice begins to fill him. While in the training chamber, B alerts Yamato who begins to attempt to suppress the beast. As the hatred fills him he is reminded of the people that spurned him in his childhood but a small gentle voice rings out telling him that he could stay there. With that chains erupt from Naruto's body and restrain the beast who recognises them as Kushina Uzumaki's. Within Naruto's mind a kind-faced woman with long, bright red hair appears before him who Naruto initially believes to be the Nine-Tails trying to deceive him. After Kushina brutally corrects him — realising who she is — an emotional Naruto greets his mother. With this, the two begin to talk and Kushina tells Naruto of her youth and how she fell in love with Minato Namikaze.
12x5 Target: Nine Tails aired: Thursday Feb 2, 2012
Naruto defeats Nine Tails and manages to extract its chakra. Kushina reveals to Naruto that she became the Nine Tails' Jinchuriki. She also revealed her origin from the Hidden Eddy Village, which is highly recognized for its powerful sealing techniques and close ally of the Hidden Leaf Village. As Kushina gave birth to Naruto, Madara Uchiha silently attacked ANBU ninjas and infiltrated the venue.
12x6 The Fourth Hokage's Death Match! aired: Thursday Feb 9, 2012
Kushina successfully delivers Naruto but their celebration comes short when Madara suddenly appears and kills Taji and Biwako. Madara attempts to kill Naruto but Minato quickly saves Naruto from explosion, and as Minato fled and put Naruto to safety Madara manages to release Nine Tails from Kushina. Madara takes control of the Nine Tails by using his Sharingan and tries to eliminate Kushina, but quickly saved by Minato and being brought back to Naruto. Madara summons Nine Tails to start the carnage over Konoha and Minato prepares himself to face Madara. As Minato arrives in Konoha and Nine Tails' Tailed Beast Ball was being absorbed, Madara appears on Minato and tries to grab him however Minato teleports and been easily followed by Madara. Minato and Madara start their clash, and Minato cleverly defeats Madara using his Rasengan and applying the contract seal to remove control on Nine Tails.
12x7 Thank You aired: Thursday Feb 9, 2012
The Nine Tails, having been released from Madara's control, continues to wreck havoc in the city. The Third Hokage summons the Monkey King Enma and drives the Nine Tails away from the city. Minato then returns to the city and with the help of the toad Gamabunta is able to restrain the Nine Tails long enough for him to teleport it along with his family to the outskirts of the village. Kushina binds the Nine Tails and as Minato prepares to do the Reaper Death Seal to seal away half of the Nine Tails Chakra and seal the rest inside Naruto using the Eight Trigrams Seal. He also seals a bit of Kushina's chakra to help Naruto tame the Nine Tails. All of this is witnessed by the Third Hokage and a few other ninja.
12x8 Battle in Paradise! Odd Beast vs. The Monster! aired: Thursday Feb 16, 2012
Kushina finally departs from Naruto's psyche and Naruto promises himself that he will train hard and surpass all Hokages in pursuit of his dream to become the next Hokage. Naruto wakes up and activates his Nine Tails chakra mode, which allows him to sense negative energy from Killer Bee's Samehada. Kisame Hoshigaki suddenly appears and escapes the chamber. Kisame swims down and uses his Samehada to absorb Killer Bee's chakra. When Kisame attempts to escape the island to give information on their location to Madara, Might Guy chases him down and stops him.
12x9 The Man Named Kisame aired: Thursday Feb 23, 2012
The after-effects of Guy's Daytime Tiger are felt throughout the island. Kisame is defeated, and Guy explains his technique. Yamato restrains him so Aoba can gather intel. When he's about to learn Tobi's identity, Kisame forces himself awake by biting off his own tongue. Kisame breaks free of his restraints and creates a water dome around himself. He recalls Itachi's words about learning what kind of person one is when they die. Knowing he's too weak to resist, and to prevent his enemies from gathering intel, Kisame summons sharks and allows himself to be eaten. The others are impressed by Kisame's resolution. When they open the scroll Kisame intended to deliver, it turns out to be a trap, leaving them stuck inside water prisons, while a summoned shark takes the scroll with the intel away.
12x10 The Angelic Herald of Death aired: Thursday Mar 1, 2012
Tobi heads to Hidden Rain Village to retrieve Nagato's Rinnegan. Konan, now a former member of Akatsuki, recollects her past until Tobi arrives. Tobi asks Konan where is Nagato's Rinnegan and Konan replies that it is not located in the village. Their battle started and Tobi tells Konan that he encouraged Yahiko to form Akatsuki and he gave the Rinnegan to Nagato. Konan transforms into thousands of pieces of paper to self-destruct against Tobi, yet it fails and both survives. Konan unleashes a powerful paper technique that looks like a sea of paper beneath their feet.
12x11 The Bridge to Peace aired: Thursday Mar 8, 2012
Konan encloses Tobi in an chasm with a large amount of explosive tags that detonates in a wide area. Tobi manages to survive with his Izanagi techique, sacrificing one eye, and pierces Konan behind. Tobi explains his technique to Konan. Konan refuses to give up and continues to fight Tobi. Tobi manages to subdue her and places Konan inside a genjutsu to force her to reveal the location of the Rinnegan. Tobi travels to the location and retrieves Nagato's corpse and then takes his leave. A bloodied piece of paper is blown of Konan's body by the wind and travels to her childhood hideout. As it travels, more of the Ame Orphans past with Jiraiya is revealed, as well as some of their time as the original Akatsuki. Meanwhile, Tobi, with a new outfit, is told by Zetsu that they have received intel on the Nine-Tails wherabouts from Kisame. He declares that it's time to capture the Nine-Tails.
12x12 Super S Rank Top Secret Mission aired: Thursday Mar 15, 2012
Zetsu reports on new intel from Kisame and Madara learns about Naruto hideout. Tsunade, Gaara, Lord Raikage, and others must figure out how to get Naruto out of the secret island of Land of Lighting and all without telling him about the war. New mission is introduced.
12x13 The Artist Returns aired: Thursday Mar 22, 2012
Naruto carries on the task of classifying the animals in the island. Manda II, created by Kabuto, approaches the island and kills the Giant Squid. Meanwhile on the island, tremors felt from Deidara and Manda II's assaults causes mayhem and with it the revelation of Armadiko's gender much to the dismay of Don, King, Hippo Boss and Chūji. Ōnoki and Akatsuchi chase Deidara, while Kurotsuchi stops Kabuto. Aoba, Motoi and Yamato arrive at the battlefield. Kabuto frees himself from his restraints, kidnaps Yamato and flees, reclaiming Deidara as well. Back at Mountains' Graveyard, Tobi questions Kabuto, saying he didn't bring the Eight and Nine-Tails as agreed. Kabuto explains that he can use Yamato to make Zetsu and the White Zetsu Army stronger. Tobi, tells him to hurry as his left eye craved war — revealing his newly transplanted Rinnegan.
12x14 Assemble! Allied Shinobi Forces! aired: Thursday Mar 29, 2012
Fourth Great Ninja War is about to begin, ninjas are going through their formations, medical supplies are being checked and restocked. The title of this Naruto Episode is "Assemble Allied Shinobi Forces". The headbands are done. Let's go! Tsuchinage saves Nine Tails and Eight Tails, but Yamato gets captured.
12x15 Meeting aired: Thursday Apr 5, 2012
Part One of the Four Week Long Special Project for the Broadcast's Tenth Anniversary
12x16 Rivals aired: Thursday Apr 12, 2012
Part Two of the Four Week Long Special Project for the Broadcast's Tenth Anniversary
12x17 Cracks aired: Thursday Apr 19, 2012
Part Three of the Four Week Long Special Project for the Broadcast's Tenth Anniversary
12x18 Schism aired: Thursday Apr 26, 2012
Part Four of the Four Week Long Special Project for the Broadcast's Tenth Anniversary

Season 13 Episode List

13x1 For My Friend aired: Thursday May 3, 2012
Kabuto mobilizes his undead army and Tobi mobilizes his 100,000 White Zetsus underground. Anko Mitarashi tells her teammates to leave her and relay the intel to the Allied Shinobi Forces. However, she is attacked by Kabuto who manages to incapacitate her. Meanwhile at the Hidden Cloud Village, ninjas from different villages started arguing each other. Gaara starts his speech, telling that despite the pain and hatred he had it was Naruto who changed him and accepted him as a friend. He also states that they will stand as one shinobi, protecting Naruto from Akatsuki. The argument stops, ninjas start forgiving each other and everyone praise Gaara. After the speech, the Allied Shinobi Forces now mobilize towards the enemy.
13x2 War Begins aired: Thursday May 10, 2012
The Allied Shinobi Forces' Commando Unit, led by Kankuro, enters the enemy territory. The Undead Commando Unit captures Tokuma, Ranka and Muta. Kankuro and his men deploy a small trenched outpost to survey the environment until Muta appears in front of them, who happens to be attached to Sasori's chakra strings and planted with Deidara's bomb. Taji attempts to save Muta but Deidara detonates Muta and in a split second Ittan sinks their outpost with his Earth style jutsu to avoid the explosion. Tokuma and Ranka descend to attack Kankuro's unit but Omoi manages to cut Sasori's chakra strings, saving Tokuma and Ranka. Kankuro tugs Sasori down and Ittan raises their outpost. Kankuro tells Sasori that it is the first time he see Sasori's real form and recalls their previous clash which he was poisoned. Kankuro summons his puppet Sasori to prepare their grudge match.
13x3 Sai and Shin aired: Thursday May 17, 2012
As the battle between the two divisions gets under-way, Shin is sent in to battle Kankuro's Sasori puppet, and the clay Deidara set in Shin's stomach explodes. The explosion is stifled by Kankuro's puppet which encased Shin. Enraged by Deidara's reference to his brother as a bomb, Sai knocks Deidara and Sasori out of the air and into Kankuro's awaiting puppets. Shin sees the drawing of both him and Sai holding hands which frees his soul. Moved by Kankuro's speech, Sasori entrusts Kankuro with his Mother and Father puppets, and asks him to pass them down to the generations to come before his soul is also freed.
13x4 Secrets of the Reanimation Jutsu aired: Thursday May 24, 2012
Eight Tails tells Naruto about the limits of Tailed Beast chakra mode and Bee wants to train Naruto in how to use the Tailed Beast Bomb. At the outskirts of Mountain Graveyard, Kabuto demonstrates the Reanimation Jutsu and Tobi releases Fu and Torune as demonstration subjects. Tobi kills Torune and Kabuto extracts Torune's blood which serves as a personal identification and soul retrieval. Kabuto links the jutsu on the incapacitated Fu and transforms into an undead Torune. Kabuto also explains that he cannot summon the previous Hokages because their souls were now sealed by the Reaper Death Seal. Meanwhile, Ao detects a large number of White Zetsus moving underground. Kitsuchi and Kurotsuchi use the Erupt jutsu to spit the White Zetsus out from the ground.
13x5 An Old Nemesis Returns aired: Thursday May 31, 2012
Zaji, Omoi and Sai attacks Zabuza and Haku from midair yet Haku's ice shield nullifies their attack. Haku counterattacks Sai's group and brings them to the ground. As Zabuza, Haku, Pakura and Gari make their attack, Kakashi's division arrives and saves them. Zabuza and Haku, whose looking for Naruto, recall their first encounter at the bridge. Kabuto becomes irratated on Zabuza and Haku's defiant emotions so he turns them into killing machines. Kakashi explains to Haku about what Zabuza did on the bridge when he died, as Naruto lectured Zabuza that ninjas are not tools and had emotions as well. Zabuza slaughtered Gato's men and succumbs to his wounds near Haku, giving value to Haku's dedication towards him. Zabuza, Haku, Pakura and Gari start their attacks against Kakashi's division. To reinforce Zabuza's group, Kabuto summons the former members of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist.
13x6 The First and Last Opponent aired: Thursday Jun 7, 2012
Kakashi and his division continue their fight against the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist. Suigetsu reveals to Jugo that he wants to reform his own Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist and describes its former members including his brother Mangetsu with their corresponding blades they wield. As the mist gets thicker, Kakashi strategizes with a plan to bind Zabuza. Kakashi makes his attack against Zabuza but Haku blocks the attack. Kakashi recalls Naruto on their first mission as Naruto liked Haku and Zabuza because of their unique bond. Zabuza attacks Kakashi with his Executioner's blade and Kakashi evades even with Haku on his arm and having a sliced wound in his belly. Kakashi retaliates and successfully binds Zabuza. Meanwhile, the second division faces the white Zetsus and at the desert, the second Tsuchikage Mu appears and Gaara on a top of a rock anticipates the arrival of the enemy.
13x7 The Brilliant Military Advisor of the Hidden Leaf aired: Thursday Jun 21, 2012
The Second Tsuchikage Mu, under Kabuto's control, summons the previous Kages. As Mu and the Second Mizukage argue about their previous duel, Gaara surveys them and surprised as he sees his father, the Fourth Kazekage. Meanwhile at the coastline, Darui's division anticipates the arrival of White Zetsu troops as well as resurrected ninjas such as Kakuzu, Hyuga Hizashi which brings Hiashi to a shock, and the Gold and Silver Brothers Kinkaku and Ginkaku. At the headquarters, Nara Shikaku discusses his strategy in outgunning the White Zetsu troops and the Undead ninjas. As the current Kages became impressed on Shikaku's plan, they also warn about Mu being a Kekkei Tota or Bloodline Selection user that utilizes three chakra natures at the same time. Onoki decides to join Gaara's division to counter Mu.
13x8 Battleground aired: Thursday Jun 28, 2012
The Feudal Lords gather at a fortified palace, and Black Zetsu arrives at the outside. Black Zetsu infiltrates the fortress but the Lords were fake and forces himself to escape from the premises and maintains his surveillance on the ground. Meanwhile at the coastline, White Zetsus and the undead ninjas start their assault. Hyuga Hizashi confronts his brother Hiashi and reiterates that his death is for the sake of the entire Hyuga clan. At the desert, orders from headquarters telling Shikamaru to assist Darui's division and Temari becomes worried as they're facing a powerful Kekkei Tota shinobi. Onoki arrives to Gaara to assist the Fourth Division. Still at the coastline, Darui now faces the Gold and Silver brothers, Kinkaku and Ginkaku.
13x9 Forbidden Words aired: Thursday Jul 5, 2012
The Raikage talks to Tsunade about the brothers, and tells her how they were two of the most feared criminals in the Hidden Cloud and how they left the Second Hokage on the verge of death. He tells her that Kinkaku and Ginkaku use the weapons used by Sage of the Six Paths and that they are filled with the Nine tailed Fox's Chakra. Meanwhile on the coastline, Samui and the Atsui come to Darui to help him fight the brothers. Kinkaku and Ginkaku use their ninja tools: the Kokinjo (which draws the spirit word out), the Shichiseiken (which curses the spirit word), the Benihisago (which records the spirit word and seals the speaker within), and the Bashosen (which conjures chakra of all 5 natures). They succeed in capturing and sealing Atsui and Samui within the Benihisago. Darui then is almost drawn into the Benihisago, but before he is his spirit word changes. Then he takes the ninja tools from them and uses the tools to trap Ginkaku inside the Benihisago. Kinkaku gets angry and lets the chakra of the Nine tails out, turning him into the Nine-Tails.
13x10 Golden Bonds aired: Thursday Jul 19, 2012
Having transformed into a pseudo-Nine-Tails in response to his brother being sealed, Kinhaku starts his rampage with Darui's division unable to content with the stronger foe despite their attempts. At the headquarters, Mabui, A's handpicked secretary, uses her object teleportation jutsu to transfer the sealing pot known as the Kohaku no Johei to Darui. Still at the coastline, the Kohaku no Johei arrives and so is the half of the Fourth Division to assist Darui's division. Darui manages to seal Kinkaku with the help of Ino-Shika-Cho. But Kakuzu arrives to face Ino-Shika-Cho while telling them that they also had their gold and silver pieces, their revived mentor Asuma and Tsunade's reanimated lover Dan Kato, on their side.
13x11 Road to Sakura aired: Thursday Jul 26, 2012
As Ino strolls through the outlying forest of the village, she looks up and sees Sakura falling through the sky. Ino brings Sakura back to Konoha and has Tsunade check on her, who determines she has developed amnesia. As they go through the village, and encounter the other members of the Konoha 11, Sakura notes that they look vaguely familiar but not as how she remembered them. Later when Sakura realises that she had lost a necklace of a cherry blossom she had around her neck, she and Ino begin searching frantically for it. Her parents, Kizashi and Mebuki end up finding a dazed Sakura and her father returns the necklace to her. Remembering parts of her past, Sakura runs to embrace her parents, crying. Though this puzzles her parents greatly, they depart telling her to come home later. Sakura ends up telling Ino that it was likely that she was not the Sakura she knew before disappearing again in a bright light, leaving Ino severely confused.
13x12 Mifune vs. Hanzo aired: Thursday Aug 2, 2012
As the Surprise Attack Division attempt to retreat the the rendezvous point, they are chased by Akatsuki's reinforcements. Summoning his salamander Ibuse, Hanzō orders it to attack. Unleashing a paralysing mist of poison, the division is rendered paralyzed and left at Hanzō's mercy. However Mifune and his division soon arrive and he deflects the would-be devastating blow. Conversing about the past and the paths they had chosen to walk, as the two trade blows, Mifune is able to break Hanzō's sickle and respirator. Finally remembering his encounter with Mifune in life, Hanzō moves towards his broken kusarigama and using the blade commits seppuku, telling Mifune that he entrusts him with his conviction. This act cuts the poisonous sac that had been in Hanzō's body since he was a child, and causes the poison to leak out and evaporate. Shocking Kabuto Yakushi, Hanzō's body ceases to respond to his orders and the legendary shinobi is soon bound and sealed.
13x13 True Kindness aired: Thursday Aug 9, 2012
Izumo and Kotetsu arrive and manage to bind Kakuzu. As they ask Ino-Shika-Cho to help seal the constrained Kakuzu, Shikaku interferes and tells them to handle Kakuzu with Darui whilst Ino-Shika-Cho confront their sensei Asuma Sarotobi. They recall their previous spar with Asuma when they're genin and Asuma lecturing Choji about his kindness. Shikamaru also recollects his past in protecting his comrades and Ino thinking about Asuma's last words which she should must guide Shikamaru and Choji. Other ninjas try to subdue Asuma but they were failed and the Ino-Shika-Cho arrives to face their sensei. They trade attacks but when Choji is about to punch Asuma, he suddenly stops and telling that he cannot hurt Asuma. After a flashback of Choji, Asuma begs the trio especially to Choji to stop him.
13x14 The Complete Ino-Shika-Cho Formation aired: Thursday Aug 9, 2012
The reunion of Ino-Shika-Cho to their sensei Asuma continues as Choji somewhat loses his will to fight. Ino manages to enter Choji's mind and tells that the meaning of their earrings that Asuma gave to them years ago. After Shikamaru recalling Asuma's last words, he scolded Choji and telling that they're not the ones to be protected but to stand up and protect others. Choji continues to recollect his past, about his kindness and the oath of being the next head of the Akamichi clan, and the butterfly who started as a simple yet kind caterpillar. Filled by his resolve, Choji becomes slim and a blue wing-like aura appears on his back. the trio start their attack to Asuma and they were successful. As Asuma is about to be sealed, he tells the trio that their formation is successful and complete.
13x15 A Message from the Heart aired: Thursday Aug 16, 2012
Naruto leaves his training hall but being blocked by shinobi guards. Aburame Shibi insists Naruto to go back but Iruka arrives and attempts to fool Naruto. However, Naruto didn't believe on Iruka and using his Sage Mode he manages to leave the cave. Naruto was restrained via a shadow jutsu and Iruka continues to convince Naruto. Iruka gives Naruto's headband which he is about to restrain Naruto, but Naruto overpowers the group and leaves. On his headband, Naruto reads the letter from Iruka telling that he should come back alive. Iruka asks Bee a favor to protect him. Bee follows Naruto and they destroy the invisible blockade created by the Barrier Corps.
13x16 Attack of the Gedo Statue aired: Thursday Aug 23, 2012
Black Zetsu finally locates the Feudal Lords' mansion and commences his attack. However, he is stopped by the Fifth Mizukage Mei Terumi and her squad. During the scuffle, Black Zetsu senses Naruto and Bee which he quickly conveys to Madara. At the coastline, Madara appears and summons the Gedo Statue to hold off his enemies while he goes after the Kohaku no Johei and the Benihisago to obtain Kinkaku and Ginkaku's Nine Tails chakra. As the Gedo Statue overwhlems the shinobi forces as their attempts to attack it are unsuccessful, Madara successfully obtains the relics and leaves the coastline. As night falls with Kabuto calling back his reanimated ninja army, the shinobi forces recuperate from the first day of the conflict while evaluating their counterattck.
13x17 Unison Sign aired: Thursday Aug 30, 2012
Naruto and Nine Tails engage in a heated conversation. Nine Tails continues to berate Naruto about hatred and Sasuke's hatred. They recall Naruto's first spar with Sasuke which Naruto didn't do anything but to continue raise Sasuke's anger in Nine Tails' opinion. Naruto fully confronts Nine Tails telling him that he will manage to do something about the ensuing war, Sasuke's hatred and even Nine Tails' hatred.
13x18 Medic Ninja in Danger aired: Thursday Sep 6, 2012
As night falls in the Ninja War, Madara's next phase with White Zetsu begins.
13x19 White Zetsu's Trap aired: Thursday Sep 13, 2012
Filler: Kiba, Shino, and Hinata are sent to investigate an area where the Akatsuki are supposedly getting through. There, the three are ambushed by a White Zetsu and get separated.
13x20 Aesthetics of an Artist aired: Thursday Sep 20, 2012
Filler: As the Allied Shinobi Forces' headquarters scramble to deal with White Zetsu Army clones infiltration issue, word reaches the Fifth Division of the development and Mifune instructs his division accordingly. Kurotsuchi travels to the Fifth Division to speak to Deidara and interrupts him being freed by a disguised White Zetsu clone. As their conversation goes nowhere, she requests that Kankurō opens Black Ant so she could speak to Deidara directly. Before this could be done, however, Okisuke arrives and interrogates the samurai on guard who responds incorrectly and is cut down mercilessly. Deidara, however is able to use a sword as a makeshift ground rod is able to channel the electricity from his body and escape. As he and several White Zetsu flee, Deidara notes that he needed to get his hands on some exploding clay. As they escape White Zetsu clones continue to dwindle until Kabuto Yakushi sends Chūkichi to aid them. Finally reaching a small amount of clay Deidara is able to fight and later self-destruct using the sword once again as a ground rod when a Konoha-nin from the Communications Team tries to incapacitate him with lightning. Shocked to see himself reforming, once the Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation is explained to him Deidara concludes that his art and the technique were incompatible since his art was supposed to be for a solitary moment and not immortal like Sasori. Eventually, Deidara is recaptured within Black Ant after falling prey to Kurotsuchi's Sasuke Uchiha transformation, Mifune's clever use of a battery to imitate the effects of Lightning Release and being lured to an area where he could not use the sword to siphon off the charge. While trapped inside the Black Ant once again Deidara states that he has found his super ultimate art and looks up at the moon.
13x21 The Allied Mom Force aired: Thursday Sep 27, 2012
Filler: Konohamaru participates in a meeting organized by Ebisu in Konoha of the remaining villagers, mostly including the children and wives. Ebisu attempts to rally everyones' spirits together in the event that rogue ninja should attack the village while their shinobi families are away at war, but the mothers scoff and claim that they will protect the village as they always have while their husbands fought. Suddenly Konohamaru is approached by several children, each claiming to have seen terrifying rogue ninja roaming the east and west forests outside Konoha. He tries to recruit his classmates into hunting them down, but they refuse to beleive him. Konohamaru investigates the area alone with Moegi and Udon, only to find a traveling circus troupe in the forest instead of rogue ninja. Heading back, Konohamaru is again alerted that people are attacking the village on the west side, and this time, the rumors are true. A group of rogue Sumo Wrestlers attack the children, but they are saved by the mothers of Konoha, who fight back against the intruders. Konohamaru delivers the final blow with his Rasengan and saves the village.
13x22 The Secret Origin of the Ultimate Tag Team! aired: Thursday Oct 4, 2012
Tsunade and the Raikage arrive to prevent Naruto and Killer Bee from joining the battle. But the two Kage fail to convince the Jinchuriki to turn back, forcing the Raikage to use extreme force.
13x23 Two Suns aired: Thursday Oct 11, 2012
Fourth Raikage Ay attacks Naruto in an attempt to prevent the Jinchuriki from falling into Madara's hands. Ay is unwilling to listen to either Tsunade or Killer Bee's pleas to change his mind.
13x24 The Helmet Splitter: Jinin Akebino aired: Thursday Oct 18, 2012
During the night, Kakashi tells his squad to take a rest but maintain their awareness. Two shinobi arrive from HQ bringing an enormous item to Kakashi and then he hands it over to Sai, with Lee assigned to be his bodyguard, to aid in sealing the reanimated ninja. Sai becomes stressful as he recalls a seal variation of his Super Beast Scroll ability that requires emotional energy that can be harmful if not in a controlled state of mind. At dawn, the reanimated ninja sprawl out and resume killing Allied ninja on the field. Among the enemies is Akebino Jinin who is being confronted and slashed by Kakashi as Ensui binds Jinin's body so Sai could perform the Sealing jutsu. However Gari arrives and Lee defends Sai and Ensui. Thinking of his time with Team Kakashi, Sai is able to control his emotions to execute his Sealing Jutsu: Crouched Tiger Bullet to trap Jinin in a scroll.
13x25 User of the Scorch Style: Pakura of the Sand aired: Thursday Oct 25, 2012
In a flashback, the Hidden Sand Village celebrates Pakura for her victory against the Hidden Stone village. Maki, Pakura's student, wants to train with her despite being tired from the previous skirmish and Pakura praises Maki for her fighting prowess. After their sparring match, Pakura advises Maki to be strong so she can protect her loved ones and the village. Meanwhile, in a meeting of Hidden Sand officials they stress about a truce with the Hidden Mist village despite it is against in their favor and suggest Pakura to solve the issue. However, as Maki was told, Pakura was assassinated by ninjas from the Hidden Stone village. In a present time, Allied ninja struggle to outgun the remaining Ninja Swordsman of the Mist as well as Gari and Pakura. Pakura confronts Maki and reveals that she was actually send as a sacrificial offering from their village to be killed by the Hidden Mist ninja. Though Ruka intervenes their argument that her village discarded its bloody and vicious reputation under the new leadership of the Fifth Mizukage, Pakura refuses to accept it as Maki pleas wit her that Allied Shinobi Force will improve its relations and might change the future then she begs to remain a hero. Still skeptic, Pakura attempts to attack but she was stopped by Omoi and Zaji. In their successful coordinated attack, they manage to incapacitate Pakura but Gari arrives. Gari targets Maki but Pakura corners Gari with her fireballs and tells Maki to flee. After the group flee into the forest, with Maki praying by herself, Gari and Pakura have their minds erased by Kabuto again.
13x26 Things You Can't Get Back aired: Thursday Nov 1, 2012
As both duos travel: Naruto Uzumaki and Killer B, A and Tsunade, the Kumo-nin question their Konoha counterparts about the faith that Tsunade had shown in Naruto. Recalling that she had believed in him long before the invasion of Pain because of a bet he had made to her. Remembering a time before she had met Naruto, Tsunade hurried to the next gambling den while Shizune hurried behind her, upon seeing shinobi fly overhead, Tsunade tells Shizune to let it alone. Upon arrival at the den, where Zaji and his cohorts could barely contain their excitement that the Legendary Sucker had arrived with a lot of cash. Elsewhere, the Raikage retrieves one of his wounded subordinates. Amai, while in the town spots Tsunade and reports back to the Raikage who despite Karai's protesting, decides to have the legendary medical-nin heal him. Approaching the Sannin Tsunade flatly refuses because of the bad blood between the two villages, indignant that that they would even dare to approach her in the first place. This encounter ultimately leads up to Tsunade telling the Raikage that if he could defeat her in arm wrestling, she would go with him. As the titanic competition gets under-way, A, realising that he would not win in a match of strength uses speed to win the match. After seeing the state of the patient, she asks that they tell her what had happened so that her treatment was not compromised.
13x27 One Worth Betting On aired: Thursday Nov 1, 2012
As she listens on to the events of A and his followers ambushed by a ninja group known as the Nokizaru, Tsunade realizes the nature of the insect as a bomb with another inside A. After explaining this and having A make a promise to her, Tsunade catches and destroys a bug which had been hovering near A for some time — unbeknownst to them that the Nokizaru had been using it as a method to spy on them. Preparing to operate, Tsunade has Shizune lead the surgery while she oversaw it. Though A initially protested, believing that Tsunade should perform the surgery, the Sannin allays his fears somewhat. As Shizune, aided by Amai begins the surgery, blood is splattered on a terrified Tsunade as she excuses herself from the room. Seeking an explanation, Shizune tells the two of Tsunade's two great loves and loss which led up to her current state. Hearing this, the Raikage states that he would not have placed the lives of his subordinates in the hands of someone in that mental state, an indignant Shizune speaks out against his chastisement of her mistress, throwing the extracted exploding bug at his feet. The flashback ends with Naruto and B heading towards the battlefield while A and Tsunade return to headquarters.
13x28 Danger: Jinpachi and Kushimaru aired: Thursday Nov 8, 2012
Kakashi races to the scene where the Seven Ninja Swordsmen Kushimaru Kuriarare and Jinpachi Munashi were last sighted.
13x29 The Lightning Blade: Ameyuri Ringo aired: Thursday Nov 15, 2012
As Guy and Kakashi prepare to regroup their forces, they receive word that one of the units were engaged in battle with Ameyuri Ringo and decide to head to that location. Elsewhere, Ameyuri merciless attacks the members of Yurui's unit. With Yurui dead and only a handful of members left, the new leader of the team Nurui decides that they should escape as they were no match for one of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist. As they flee, Omoi who believes that they should stand and fight, gets into an argument with Nurui and Kayui tries to quell the argument, but, Omoi unable to take the coward's way out turns and prepares to face Ameyuri. Clashing with the kunoichi, Omoi is soon overpowered until Nurui and Kayui arrive and lure her away as Ameyuri notes that she always saved the best for last. The two shinobi are soon incapacitated by Ameyuri's attack, leaving Omoi to lure her away once again. Using her Lightning Release: Depth Charge once again, Ameyuri is shocked to see the ground beneath her give way as she and Omoi began to sink into quicksand. When the Third Division arrives in time to rescue Omoi, Ameyuri who had seemingly grown to like the young Cloud ninja, gives him the blade Fang as a parting gift.
13x30 Power - Episode 1 aired: Thursday Nov 22, 2012
Taking place in the aftermath of the Kage Summit, Team Kakashi is sent out on a mission by Tsunade to a location known as "The Hole" to investigate an incident where its people were killed. Regretting that she could not assign more people to the mission because of recent incidents elsewhere, the team sets out nonetheless. While there, they split up into two teams, with Yamato and Sai encountering officers from the neighboring Hachō Village where Shiseru and her team, after learning they are from Konoha shinobi, escort them to their village leader Disonasu. Elsewhere, Sakura and Naruto, who are at The Hole's water spring, encounter Kabuto Yakushi who reveals that the ninja he reanimated were behind the killing so he can use The Hole's waters to create a clone of the still living Hidan. As a fight ensues, between the two sides as Yamato and Sai rejoin with their team-mates, a flashback of the destruction of the village shows the reincarnated shinobi as the cause. The flashback ends with two young children, Leo and Miina, being rescued by their teacher Dokku and escaping with a few survivors.
13x31 Power - Episode 2 aired: Thursday Nov 29, 2012
The reborn Team Kakashi continues to investigate the recent attack by Kabuto and the reincarnated shinobi when Naruto gets swallowed by a giant snake, but manages to escape using shadow clones, and accidentally ingests snakes that were present in the pond which Kabuto uses to summon Hidan. When Naruto surfaced, Kabuto retreats and leaves with his puppets, using Deidara as diversion, after revealing a village guard corpse in the snake's mouth. Meanwhile, Dokku takes care of the orphans, while Miina, due to trauma, became mute. After the attack, Naruto and Sakura join up with Shiseru, Yamato and Sai going with the rest of the guards. While Yamato and Sai investigate why Kabuto destroyed the village, Sakura and Naruto follow Shiseru to Dokku's house. When Dokku and the orphans see them and seeing Naruto wearing the same forehead protector as the reincarnated shinobi, Leo kicks Naruto and they run until they reach a broken bridge. Leo crosses first and when Dokku and Miina run, they fall down the ravine, but are saved by Naruto. Yamato and Sai ask about information when the nearby village leader showed them a book revealing the origin of The Hole, where the Tonika Village resides. Some power resided on the hole many centuries ago. Naruto dreams again, this time inside his subconscious, in front of the Nine-Tails' cage, showing his feet oozing with the snakes he ingested earlier. Naruto and Dokku talk about Dokku's failure to save a girl in his prime and all his failures in life, unlike Naruto, who became famous even in the Hachō Village, a rural area. Yamato and Sai discuss what will happen next, including "Saezuri" and an institution that will take care of the orphans. Kabuto, along with Hidan and Deidara, converses using scrolls in a graveyard, before putting another talisman in Deidara's head.
13x32 Power - Episode 3 aired: Thursday Dec 6, 2012
Miina wakes up in the middle of a night after having a nightmare where Naruto is consumed by numerous snakes inside his subconscious while the Nine-Tails looks on and goes to Dokku for consolation. The next morning Naruto wakes up feeling ill but despite this, decides to train the children after being prompted by them. Meanwhile in the wasteland outside of The Hole, the reanimated Deidara and Hidan begin a heated debate after slaughtering some of the village guards. Miina then has another strange dream where the village is attacked by a multiple-eyed creature, however she is saved by Naruto, covered in the golden chakra reminiscent of the Nine-Tails Fox Mode. Back in the wasteland, Deidara and Hidan continue to argue about the flaws of their abilities but are attacked by Yamato and Sai who are accompanied by a squad of village guards. Upon returning to Shiseru's home with Naruto still feeling unwell, Miina has another strange dream where she sees the snakes envelop Naruto's body while being coaxed by an unknown voice. She then rushes to Naruto and begins pounding his stomach. Shiseru then involuntarily hits Miina leaving everyone in shock. Later the village Chief, along with some guards come to the house. He tries to get the location of the the remaining pieces of the village treasure entrusted to Dokku, however Miina is able to discern his true nature, revealing him to be a reanimated corpse. Kabuto then reveals himself and summons more reanimated corpses who Naruto and Sakura engage in battle. Although, Naruto is pushed back by the reanimated Hayate Gekou which causes Miina to again run to Naruto and revealed to be shouting at the snakes within him which he regurgitates. The snakes, now enfused with the Nine-Tails' chakra solidfy into a miniaturized four-tailed demon fox form. Kabuto then places a talisman into the creature but finds it difficult to control. The creature then goes on a rampage.
13x33 Power - Episode 4 aired: Thursday Dec 13, 2012
The Nine-Tailed Naruto clone tries to attack Dokku and the orphans, when Might Guy and Rock Lee arrive to repel it. While they fight the beast, Kabuto tries to control it, but to no avail. The rest of Konoha 11 arrive. Team Asuma helps Sakura and Kakashi and Team Kurenai helps Naruto. Tenten and Neji arrive, but are cornered by the reincarnated puppets. Kakashi chases Kabuto. The beast grabs Naruto to absorb chakra, which the Nine-Tails gladly shares. Hinata tries to defend Naruto, but is sent flying. After the beast absorbs Naruto's chakra, it grows in size and starts to devastate the Hachō Village, even firing a Tailed Beast Ball in far away, missing Yamato, Sai, Deidara and Hidan who are fighting outside the village. Dokku tries to save Naruto, who is still unconscious. Moments before the beast tramples them, Kabuto summons a snake to swallow both of them alive and retreats. While inside the underground hall in the Tonika Village, Naruto, unconscious and strangled by snakes, meets the Nine-Tails again in his subconscious. The Konoha-nin investigates Kabuto's intention in the meanwhile. Shiseru remembers an earlier conversation between her and Dokku about the pros and cons of them adopting the kids. While the Nine-Tails tries to control Naruto, Dokku calls him, but gets shouted instead. Dokku asks Naruto what burden a powerful person carries and made Naruto choose the reason why he desires to be powerful, seeing flashbacks of his comrades of Konoha and also Sasuke, leading to the seal inside Naruto to gain strength again. Dokku gives Naruto his forehead protector, stating that he believes in him. Meanwhile, Leo decides to save their teacher by giving the mysterious iron bars which were mentioned earlier by the Tonika Village Head. While inside the hall, Kabuto, along with two reincarnated puppets, approaches with Disonasu, revealing the village leader's betrayal. Disonasu pulls out a scroll, revealing Saezuri, a mysterious light much to Naruto and Dokku's shock.
13x34 Power - Episode 5 aired: Thursday Dec 20, 2012
While the Saezuri is revealed, learning that Disonasu employed Kabuto Yakushi to wipe out the residents of Tonika Village, Dokku tried to attack Disonasu, but stopped by a reincarnated puppet and restrained by a resurrected Takigakure shinobi. Disonasu also praised Naruto about defeating Pain, the one who scarred him and left him powerless, before kicking the boy repeatedly. Miina and the orphans came to The Hole to give the iron bars, but Kabuto's clone intercepted them. Meanwhile, the rest of Konoha 11, along with Kakashi, Shiseru, Yamato and Sai moved out to the area. Disonasu prepares the summoning of the "power" by putting the remaining iron bars while Naruto enters Sage Mode. Miina hums to the sound as the Saezuri is activated, causing the area Naruto is on, the Ama no Hoko, to rise above ground. Kakashi arrived on the scene, revealing Disonasu's past as a bloodthirsty murderer and former Akatsuki subordinate whose specialty is the field of Summoning Technique, having researched Impure World Reincarnation with Orochimaru. Kabuto summons his puppets, the Nine-Tailed Naruto Clone, Hidan, and Deidara. Naruto faces off with the clone, while Deidara uses Explosive Clay to create a diversion and chase Naruto. Disonasu escapes and Hidan faces Shikamaru. Deidara activates the Explosive Clay on the bodies of the resurrected individuals, as Hidan uses his ritual against Team Asuma, and Sakura got restrained by Hayate and the others. While Naruto relentlessly attacked the clone, he learned there is more than power. As Yamato restrained Disonasu, he activated the Saezuri, opening the area where Naruto faces the clone, draining the lake as an obelisk rises and creates a storm. After Hidan's clone body breaks down due to the shorten life spans of the snakes composing his body, Deidara is controlled by Kabuto to escape Kakashi. A lightning hit the area where the orphans are running, Miina pointing to the obelisk. When the storm expands towards Konoha, Tsunade goes out as the storm engulfs the Land of Fire. Naruto tried to stop Disonasu from ascending the tower, only to face his clone after he absorbed some of the tower's power and transformed a Hydra-tailed fox monster.
13x35 Power - Episode 6 aired: Thursday Jan 10, 2013
Final episode of the short filler arc

Season 14 Episode List

14x1 Naruto Enters the Battle aired: Thursday Jan 17, 2013
With Naruto and B cleared to enter the war, the duo rush to the battlefields and quickly encounters transformed members of the White Zetsu Army. Quickly turning the tides of the war, the powerhouse duo make short work of the opposition thanks to Naruto's new ability. Naruto sends several clones to the battle fronts. Naruto and B then arrive just to save Musai and Nonata from a reincarnated Toroi, who is promptly sealed. Meanwhile, the Logistical Support and Medical Division's compound is at a standstill with no one allowed to go near the central tent where Shizune and Sakura were conducting their autopsy. Through research they were able to gather more information which they pass along to HQ. Elsewhere on the Fourth Division's battlefield, the reincarnated Kage draw ever closer to Gaara and Ōnoki's location. Alerted by Mū, that two persons were approaching, the Kage are greeted by an enormous torrent of sand which the Second Mizukage animatedly comments about. Believing it to be the work of Shukaku, the Fourth Kazekage quickly stops the sand using his Gold Dust, causing the Third Raikage to acknowledge him as a Magnet Release kekkei genkai wielder. Shocked to not see the beast before him but actually his son, three of the four Kage are captured by sand arms created by Gaara. Mū who was able to avoid capture, is however soon set upon by Ōnoki using the Dust Release: Detachment of the Primitive World Technique to which the previous Tsuchikage responds in kind, the effects of which leaves a giant crater in the middle of the battlefield. Questioning his son as to where the One-Tail was. as the rest of the Fourth Division lingered a ways back awaiting the signal, Gaara informs his father that he was no longer the jinchūriki he had made him.
14x2 A Father's Hope, A Mother's Love aired: Thursday Jan 24, 2013
As the opposing sides converse, the Fourth Kazekage is shocked to learn that Gaara was no longer the host of the One-Tail, and even more so that he had friends and had become the Kazekage. Intent on testing his son's mettle, the two begin battling while Ōnoki signalled the troops to move in before confronting Mū. As the battle waged on, the Fourth Kazekage is shocked to find himself trapped in Gaara's attack alongside the Second Mizukage and the Third Raikage. Seeing the sand manifest in the form of his late wife after protecting Gaara from one of his attacks, the former Kazekage realises that Karura had been protecting Gaara his whole life. Remorsefully, the Kazekage tells his son the truth of his mother's love for him and apologised that all he had done for Gaara was rob him of happiness, now realising that he had actually been unable to judge the true value of things in the end. Shocked to hear the truth of his mother's love form him and what Yashamaru had been forced to lie to Gaara and say, the young Kazekage breaks down crying. Gaara would later tell his father that while his mother was truly amazing, it was his father who had finally given him medicine to heal his wounded heart. With Gaara forgiving him for his past mistakes, the Fourth smiles on as he is sealed away by his son, entrusting the village, and the future to his son.
14x3 Contact! Naruto vs. Itachi aired: Thursday Jan 31, 2013
As the travel slowly towards and unknown destination, Nagato and Itachi wonder who they were going to be forced to fight. Sensing a nostalgic presence only to be greeted by Naruto who is accompanied by Killer B. Their reunion conversation, however, is cut short when Kabuto — thrilled by the prospect of capturing the Eight and Nine-Tails — commanded Itachi to attack. Slicing through the enormous fireball launched at them using Samehada, B later has to apologise to the sentient blade who did not appreciate being used to absorb hot flames. Moving-in, Itachi clashes with Naruto while they converse about Sasuke. Revealing to Itachi that he knew the truth behind the Uchiha Clan Massacre, a shocked Itachi questions how far this news had spread and upon hearing that only a few people knew, requested that it stay that way. Though puzzled, Nagato was forced to attack and the battle between the four shinobi ensue. Retreating atop Nagato's Giant Drill-Beaked Bird, Itachi activates his Mangekyō Sharingan causing one of his crows to emerged from a shocked Naruto's mouth. Casting Amaterasu, Itachi incinerates Nagato's summons as well as Nagato himself, telling the Rinnegan-wielder that his plan had worked. It is revealed that the crow had Shisui Uchiha's Mangekyō Sharingan implanted in its eye socket and the eye was rigged to react to Itachi's eyes and cast Kotoamatsukami: which had the order "protect Konoha". Now freed from Kabuto's control, Itachi explains that this was the power he had given to Naruto and had intended for it to be used on his brother. During this explanation, however, Nagato's corpse was able to regenerate and Kabuto, excited by the prospect of acquiring Shisui's DNA, had Nagato attack once again. Hidden in his Giant Snake-Tailed Chameleon, Nagato surprises the group launching a large-scaled Shinra Tensei before targeting B who throttles him in Version 2 only to have Nagato absorb his chakra, restoring him to his youthful-looking self. With this, Nagato captures Naruto and prepares to remove his soul.
14x4 The Acknowledged One aired: Thursday Feb 7, 2013
Naruto fights to clutch onto his soul that the now-revitalized Nagato was attempting to remove from his body. B arrives at their location and attempts a surprise attack but it is foiled by the shared field-of-vision Nagato has with the Giant Snake-Tailed Chameleon and the King of Hell which had been summoned to store the young man's soul. In the clutches of Nagato's mechanical arms with a cannon pointing at him in point-blank range, the two jinchūriki are saved by Itachi and his Susanoo. Nagato, however, quickly regenerates and uses Chibaku Tensei with the intent of crushing his targets into the planetary body. Though Naruto raised the alarm that there was little they could do against this technique, Itachi rallies the group and has them use their most powerful long ranged attacks to target the center of the sphere, effectively neutralizing the attack. In the aftermath of this, Itachi is able to pierce Nagato with his Totsuka Sword freeing the Rinnegan-wielder from Kabuto's control. With the time he had left, Nagato lamented the fact that he had sullied the brilliant legacy their master had left behind and told Naruto to be the most amazing end to the trilogy that he could be. With this, Naruto tries to move out to the battlefield, but his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode wears off leading Itachi to tell him to not rely solely on his own power, but to put some trust in his comrades and their own power. After telling B to take care of Naruto, he incinerates the crow with Shisui's Sharingan and departs to deal with the person controlling the reincarnated shinobi.
14x5 The Mizukage, the Giant Clam, and the Mirage aired: Thursday Feb 14, 2013
The Second Mizukage and the Third Raikage manage to escape Gaara's sealing jutsu and battered the shinobi platoon. As the former Kages relay their strengths and weaknesses, the Second Mizukage summons a giant clam that creates a mirage. Gaara leaves the platoon to face Mu and the shinobi platoon had no choice but to fight the Second Mizukage. Onoki and Mu trade blows to each other until Gaara arrives to assist Onoki. Shocked, Gaara sees Naruto delivering Mu with his Planetary Rasengan which Mu quickly evades but with the support of Gaara, Naruto manages to land his new Rasengan jutsu to Mu. Just as Mu to be sealed, Mu utters a warning yet the sealing stops his talking. Meanwhile, the Second Mizukage argues with the platoon that they should not attack what they see him and the clam. Gaara arrives and manages to sense the location of the giant clam and Onoki delivers a powerful Earth style punch despite running low on chakra. However Onoki gets exhausted and the Second Mizukage appears on his behind with the index finger pointing at Onoki's back. The Second Mizukage shoots Onoki with a water gun jutsu developed by the Hozuki clan.
14x6 Paradox aired: Thursday Feb 21, 2013
Temari leads the attack on the Third Raikage using Wind Style, but even her strongest jutsu is not enough to penetrate the Raikage's invincible armor.
14x7 Terror: The Steam Imp aired: Thursday Feb 28, 2013
Gaara and Ohnoki manage to overcome the Second Mizukage's mirage attack. Having taken an interest in Gaara, the Second Mizukage decides to further test the young Kage's skills.
14x8 Ghosts from the Past aired: Thursday Mar 7, 2013
The Sound Four get resurrected, but are they strong enough this time around to make a stand against the Konoha ninjas?
14x9 The Underworld Transfer Jutsu aired: Thursday Mar 14, 2013
Shikamaru, Neji, Choji and Kiba succeed in defeating the Sound Ninja Four. But the enemy uses the Underworld Transfer Jutsu to trap the Leaf shinobi's souls inside a barrier.
14x10 The Vengeful aired: Thursday Mar 21, 2013
Time is running out for the Leaf shinobi whose souls are trapped inside the Sound Four's barrier. Ino and Shino exhaust their own chakra to keep their friends alive.
14x11 The Heart's Eye aired: Thursday Mar 28, 2013
Hinata defends Neji from a White Zetsu clone while he's recovering from an earlier fight. She then remembers the time Neji protected her the same way after she temporarily lost her sight.
14x12 Fade into the Moonlight aired: Thursday Apr 4, 2013
With a break in the fighting, the Allied Shinobi Forces tend to the dead and injured. The Logistical Support and Medical Division camp is ablaze with activity as medical-nin try their best to save their comrades. Elsewhere, Kabuto notes the body count climbing and decides to take further action. Summoning a confused Hayate Gekkō, Kabuto fills him in on what had happened leading up to and after his death. At the medical camp, the corpses of shinobi with kekkei genkai and clans deemed important are being documented and sealed away to be returned after the war. Wanting to take the opportunity to collect samples, Kabuto reincarnates a Sand and Cloud shinobi to form a team with Hayate. This team infiltrates the medical division's camp and causes mayhem on the ground. There they steal the KIA scroll that was being formulated by the medics. As they make their escape, the medics form a team to pursue them in order to retrieve the list. With the request that Yūgao join the team, she protests that she could not, as Hayate was her former lover.
14x13 Night of the Crescent Moon aired: Thursday Apr 11, 2013
Yugao is ordered by Sukui to track down the reanimated Hayate. Still shaken by her lover's unexpected return as an enemy, Yugao manages to catch up to Hayate and his men.
14x14 An A-Rank Mission: The Contest aired: Thursday Apr 18, 2013
Naruto arrives to help a team of Allied Shinobi Forces led by Karui, who are struggling against a reanimated samurai, whom Naruto recognizes as a man named Tatewaki he met on a previous mission. Naruto has a flashback to when Tsunade assigned Team 10 and Naruto to go to the Land of This and kidnap Shū, the son of the Feudal Lord under a treaty. Shikamaru formulates a plan to capture the Shū by having Chōji enter an eating contest at the Land of This' castle and get second place. Chōji speeds through the competition, and before the final round, Ino uses her Mind Transfer Jutsu to take control of Shū and goes to the washroom in the castle, where Naruto uses his Transformation Technique to transform into Shū. When Shū is able to re-enter his body, he asks who Shikamaru is and Shikamaru explains the mission to him. Meanwhile, before Chōji can win the final round of the eating contest, Shikamaru uses the Shadow Possession Jutsu to stop Chōji from eating the last BBQ chicken and giving him in second place after Isono.
14x15 The Fallen Castle aired: Thursday Apr 25, 2013
Team Asuma succeeds in bringing Shū into custody, where they secure a room at an inn for the night. Elsewhere Naruto continues to act as Shū's double and has a hard time going through his daily duties. As Akatsuki members Deidara and Sasori bicker while nearing their destination, the real Shū gets the opportunity to relax and enjoy things he was previously not able to. However, Naruto's cover is soon blown as Tatewaki and Chiyo realise he was not the real Shū, and Naruto is forced to explain everything to them when his escape is foiled. However, no sooner is the Land of This assaulted by Sasori's hundred puppets and Deidara's explosive creations. Confronting Sasori and reprimanding him for his actions, Tatewaki noted that even though the daimyō for the country was dead, his allegiance to him was never-ending. Ultimately Tatewaki lost his life, having been poisoned by Sasori's Puppet Technique: Prosthetic Arm Senbon technique. Later, as the Akatsuki members pull out, Yamato watches from a distance noting that overall the mission went well. Back in present time, Tatewaki learns that Chiyo and Shū were safe and moving around with the other daimyō under the protection of the Daimyō Protection Squad. Relieved to hear this Tatewaki stops struggling and though wishing he could see them once again, his soul is released to the afterlife, and his body begins to crumble.
14x16 Prologue of Road to Ninja aired: Thursday May 2, 2013
Introduction to Naruto 9th Movie " Road to Ninja "
14x17 The Old Master and the Dragon's Eye aired: Thursday May 9, 2013
Still searching thoroughly for any remaining factions of the enemy, the Third Division came across another reincarnated shinobi: Master Chen — a renown hero of Konohagakure who was thought to have died during the Third Shinobi World War.
14x18 Rain Followed by Snow, With a Chance of Lightning aired: Thursday May 16, 2013
As the shinobi stationed where the sealed Dan Katō is battle the remaining factions of the White Zetsu Army, it suddenly begins raining on the battlefield. Shikamaru spots a shinobi amongst the White Zetsu clones and wonders whether it was yet another reincarnated shinobi. Joined by Chōji, and Ino the trio are shocked to see the familiar face of Yota whom they had met when they were younger. Elsewhere, at the Logistical Support and Medical Division, Sakura also confronts Yota, around whom it is snowing, Kiba and Akamaru also encounter Yota as well, this one, however, creating lightning storms. As each group remembers their time with the young man, they formulate a way to defeat him on the battlefield. Elsewhere, Naruto who is making his way to the battlefield, notices the three different weather phenomenons happening in the different locations and wonders just what is going on.
14x19 Sorrowful Sun Showers aired: Thursday May 23, 2013
The weather-controlling enemy is revealed to be Yota, a boy who came to the Leaf Village years ago and befriended the local kids, including Naruto.
14x20 Lingering Snow aired: Thursday May 30, 2013
Discovering that there are four Yota in different battlefields, and recognising Yota's whistling as the one he had taught him, Naruto informs the others that the Yota they're fighting are in fact disguised White Zetsu, freeing them from the guilt of attacking Yota, resulting in the Zetsu being defeated. Remembering the past, Yota was being held by the ANBU for questioning, the ANBU sensing something wrong with Yota. Naruto acts a decoy for Shikamaru, Kiba, Akamaru, Ino, Chōji and Sakura to sneak in. Shikamaru manages to temporarily paralyse the ANBU, but they soon get the upper hand. About to attack Naruto, Yota acts out and strikes the ANBU with his lightning. Naruto and the others try to get Yota across a river so he can get away, but they all get separated by the strong currents. Yota saves Naruto, but begins drowning. They try to talk to Yota, but he erases their memories of him and their time together. During the war, Yota reveals he was already dead when they first met, having been one of the earliest subjects of the Impure World Reincarnation when Orochimaru began testing it. Yota tells them about how his clan travelled selling weather, which they could control, and how despite being particularly good at it, Yota's body was frail, leading to an early death. Yota covers himself in snow, causes lightning to strike him, leaving Naruto and the others shocked.
14x21 The Reanimated Allied Forces aired: Thursday Jun 6, 2013
In a attempt to recover his most powerful pawns, Kabuto reincarnated some of his weakest dead soldiers to ambush the Shinobi Alliance. He used Torune to summon them. White Zetsu appeared in the battlefield, and he realised that those were Impure World Reincarnation's failures.
14x22 Shino vs. Torune! aired: Thursday Jun 13, 2013
After escaping from the Shinobi Alliance, a reincarnated Torune finds a place far enough to execute an unique kinjutsu to his abilities. However, Shino is able to find him with his kikaichū. Notified from Torune's position, Shino starts a battle in order to stop Torune's kinjutsu. Once face to face with him, Torune asks if Shino made any friends, thinking back about their shared past. When they were little, Shibi was Torune's guardian after Shikuro died, Torune and Shino growing to act as siblings. Torune showed him his insects, and saved him from going to the Root by volunteering himself. Torune explains that he never thought he would get a friend like he did in the Root, Fū. In the battle, Torune takes advantage from his taijutsu learned at Root, unleashing a accurate kick to Shino's stomach. One of Naruto's clones appears and saves Shino from falling into Torune's kinjutsu. Shino shares his knowledge about the opponent's abilities, warning Naruto to not touch Torune's skin, thinking the only way his insects could spread their poison. Torune uses his Poison Cloud Justu to attack them from a distance, but it is blocked by Shino's insects. With the warning to not touch Torune's skin, Naruto starts fighting the reincarnated opponent, who tries to use kenjutsu against him, though Naruto succeeds in breaking his sword. Naruto manages to land a Rasengan, and Torune almost lands a punch on him, failing due to Shino putting himself in between them, taking the hit. Torune is confused that Shino isn't suffering the effects of his venomous insects, and Shino reveals that his punch hit Shino's insects, which Shino has bred with Torune's own insects after he was recruited into Root. This allowed them to build up a resistance against their venom. Shino uses these insects to paralyse Torune, and applies a sealing tag, stopping him and his kinjutsu.
14x23 A Hole in the Heart - The Other Jinchuriki aired: Thursday Jun 20, 2013
Gyūki notifies B who had stopped for yet another bathroom break that Naruto was far ahead them, to the beast's exasperation Motoi catches up to B and informed them that he had been sent to assist them. As they proceed towards the battlefield, a small faction of the White Zetsu Army nearby plotted an ambush on the duo. Kabuto who had also located B decided to enable another one of his special war potentials in order to capture Killer B. As the coffin emerges from underground — comically uncovering the White Zetsu in the process — the contents of the coffin is revealed to be Fukai, the previous jinchūriki of the Eight-Tails. As the two parties converse, Fukai advises them that he was not in control of his body and that they needed to escape but B notes that without Gyūki, he did not pose as much a threat as he would have. Fukai, however, enters Version 2, shocking B and Motoi. It is then revealed that it was Orochimaru's experiments and actions which brought about Fukai's death and Gyūki's rampage some thirty years prior. As the two men fight in their respective Version 2 states, it is revealed that Orochimaru had infiltrated Kumogakure, drugged Fukai, and extracted Gyūki who launched into a mindless rampage in order to collect some of the beast's cells. Ultimately, with some help from Motoi, Killer B is able to convey his feelings to Fukai who is glad to know that B had found something to fill the void left by being a jinchūriki. As his body deconstructed, Fukai ordered B to end the war. With this, B rushed towards the battlefield noting that his war had just begun
14x24 The Living Soul Inside the Puppet aired: Thursday Jun 27, 2013
Somewhere in the forest near the battlefield, the Fifth Division led by Mifune is confronted by Kimimaro and Chiyo, both reincarnated by Kabuto to face the Allied Shinobi Forces. Kimimaro quickly gets rid of several units of the battalion, which Mifune gives orders to shy away from such an dangerous adversary. Chiyo enters the battle too using a samurai as a puppet, Kankurō arrives in time cutting the chakra threads controlling the samurai avoiding his death. Chiyo seeing the puppet that Kankurō brought with him, begins feeling guilty and thinking of her sins, recalling the past and the influence she had on Sasori's life choices. While looking back at Sasori's childhood memories, after his parents' death, Chiyo kept a link with him through Komushi, Sasori's best and only friend that later died and become a puppet due to a request by his mother. Kankurō states that Sasori entrusted him of Mother and Father puppets, for future generations.
14x25 Run Omoi aired: Thursday Jul 4, 2013
Headquarters receives information that Omoi abandoned his post on the battlefield, and quickly contacts Kakashi, who confirms the information, A starts believing he could have deserted but Karui came in his defence putting that idea aside, Sai adding the extra information that he could be going towards the Seventh Front where the Amphibious Search and Destroy Unit was being bailed by the Thundercloud Unit that never got to its destiny, and he was concerned with this supply unit composed by children. Omoi contacting the Headquarters promises to rescue the children in one hour. Hoping they were celebrating when he gets there, the Headquarters send a Naruto's clone to help him against the two thousand White Zetsu Army. When at the Seventh Front, Omoi only found Kirigakure-nin corpses and countless White Zetsu clones, Naruto's clone appears in time to help him against that many opponents, but an oversight of Omoi makes Naruto's clone disappear and he gets all alone again against multiple enemies. Advancing through the enemy defences, Omoi is faced with a White Zetsu affected by the red soil that expelled a poisonous smokescreen. On the other side was the Thundercloud Unit led by Yukai, hidden in a statue near a lake, resisting the enemy, while Omoi going in their rescue gets rid of various White Zetsu clones with a lightning bolt under the water they decide to come out and fight, side by side with Omoi they destroy all the enemies, A contacts Omoi and informs that he failed his one hour mission and is going to get punished for that.

Season 15 Episode List

15x1 Reinforcements Arrive aired: Thursday Jul 18, 2013
White Zetsu's ability to mimic people's appearances has wrought confusion and distrust within the Allied Shinobi Forces. Naruto arrives to assist, and using his sensory powers, he identifies all the disguised White Zetsu clones, changing the tide of the battle.
15x1 Reinforcements Arrive aired: Thursday Jul 18, 2013
White Zetsu's ability to mimic people's appearances has wrought confusion and distrust within the Allied Shinobi Forces. Naruto arrives to assist, and using his sensory powers, he identifies all the disguised White Zetsu clones, changing the tide of the battle.
15x2 Madara Uchiha aired: Thursday Jul 25, 2013
What is worse than resurrecting Uchiha Madara! The Shinobi Alliance is forced to face the Uchiha's legend who is unstoppable, and only one question Naruto's mind If this guy is the real Uchiha Madara, who the hell is the Masked man !?
15x2 Madara Uchiha aired: Thursday Jul 25, 2013
The reanimated shinobi appearing before Gaara and Ohnoki is revealed to be none other than Madara Uchiha himself…which raises the question of who the masked man claiming to be Madara really is.
15x3 The Five Kage Assemble aired: Thursday Aug 1, 2013
As Onoki and the remaining Fourth Division members tackle both Madara and Mū, Tsunade and A make preparations of heading to Madara's location in a very risky gambit with Mabui's Heavenly Transfer Jutsu, which would likely kill them as it is meant for transporting objects. However, Tsunade decides to take the gamble using her Reverse Seal: Release. Shikaku telepathically communicates to Genma to have him, Raidō and Iwashi to perform the Flying Raijin Justu to transport Mei to Madara's location as well after Black Zetsu is kept at bay by Naruto long enough for Chojuro to defeat the inhuman being. When the other Kage arrive at the battlefield, Tsunade heals Gaara and Onoki while A and Mei engage Madara as Dodai and the Hokage Guard Platoon chase after the Kabuto-controlled Mū. Once healed, the two saving A and Mei from their enemy's Yasaka Magatama, Gaara holds Madara at bay while Onoki joins the Kage under the cover of Mei's Hiding in Mist Jutsu to use a jutsu that effects A's weight so he can knock Mū and Madara a distance away. Though Naruto wants to help, Tsunade tells the boy that they will deal with Madara while he goes after the "other Madara". As the clone disperses, the Kage leave him one word: "win".
15x3 The Five Kage Assemble aired: Thursday Aug 1, 2013
The power of the reanimated Madara Uchiha far exceeds what the Allied Forces expected. Despite the difference in power, the Third Tsuchikage, Ohnoki, along with Naruto and Gaara, refuses to give up.
15x4 The Unbreakable Mask and the Shattered Bubble aired: Thursday Aug 8, 2013
As a Naruto clone disappears, the real Naruto comes face to face with the other Madara in the mask and attempts to headbutt the mask. As the masked man readies his reincarnated jinchūriki, Naruto recognises one of the jutsu. In a fantasy world, Naruto meets with a reincarnated Utakata, who explains more about what happened after he left the Tsuchigumo village. After the conversation, the former jinchūriki use various jutsus to attack Naruto and Killer B. However, when Naruto mentions that two Madara's exist, the masked man proclaims that he no longer cares about his name and only cares for the completion of the Eye of the Moon Plan. Tobi states that the world is worthless and there is nothing but misery and says Naruto and B would understand, due to their childhood. However, Naruto admits his life with a tailed beast inside him wasn't bad. Naruto says all the things that the "no one" has said are nothing more than lies. The two jinchūriki become dedicated in unmasking him but Tobi says they will have to fight for it first. The deceased jinchūriki grow a tail of their former tailed beasts and Tobi declares he will capture Naruto and B and fulfil his plan.
15x4 The Unbreakable Mask and the Shattered Bubble aired: Thursday Aug 8, 2013
Naruto and Killer Bee face off against the masked man originally thought to be Madara Uchiha, in addition to the reanimated Jinchuriki. Naruto is shocked when he recognizes one of the Jinchuriki.
15x5 Jinchuriki vs. Jinchuriki aired: Thursday Aug 15, 2013
After he and Naruto learn that the captive Tailed Beasts have been resealed into their Jinchuriki, Killer Bee makes the first move by attacking Fu but he and Naruto learn the reanimated Jinchuriki are able to use the coordination of the Rinnegan's Six Paths of Pain in conjunction with the Sharingan's increased reaction time. As Naruto attempts to destroy the Chakra receivers, Bee transforms into Gyuki to level the forest while knocking down the other Jinchuriki. However, the reanimated Jinchuriki strike back with Han transforming into the Five-Tails while the others attack Naruto. Though Tobi attempts to use Kamui on Naruto to increase the odds in his favor, his plot is foiled by Kakashi and Guy arriving in the nick of time. Though Tobi tells them that they still have no chance against his eyes and Tailed Beasts, Kakashi states his Sharingan while Guy adds his notability as Konoha's Sublime Green Beast of Prey.
15x5 Jinchuriki vs. Jinchuriki!! aired: Thursday Aug 15, 2013
Naruto and Killer Bee take on the six Reanimated Jinchuriki, who've been equipped with the Rinnegan. Using his past experience from fighting the Six Paths of Pain, Naruto devises a plan to stop the Jinchuriki.
15x6 Four-Tails: King of the Sage Monkeys aired: Thursday Aug 22, 2013
After killing White Zetsu using his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan's Susano'o, Sasuke sets off to destroy Konoha. Back at the battlefield, as Kakashi and Guy learn that Tobi is using a large amount of chakra to assert full control over the Tailed Beasts, they hear the voice of the Five Tails as Tobi subjugates the creature. Voicing his distain for humans' treatment of them, the Nine Tails recaps his own subjugation under Madara and then by the Uzumaki Clan from Hashirama's wife Mito to Naruto's mother Kushina. After being swallowed by Roshi after he fully transformed into the Four Tails, Naruto meets the Tailed Beast himself, who insists that he be called by his actual name: Son Goku. After brief discussion about the humans' treatment of the Tailed Beasts, upon which Naruto learned the Nine-Tailed Fox's true name is Kurama, Son sees Naruto to be an exception. Wanting to know if Naruto's desire to aid him and the other Tailed Beasts would not waver, Son asks the youth to free him from his chains
15x6 Four Tails, the King of Sage Monkeys aired: Thursday Aug 22, 2013
Kakashi and Guy arrive in the nick of time to back up Naruto and Killer Bee. The fight intensifies even further when three out of the six Reanimated Jinchuriki enter Tailed Beast State, forcing Naruto and the others to throw in everything they've got.
15x7 Nine Tails aired: Thursday Aug 29, 2013
Before revealing the method by which to stop him, Son verbally states his distrust of Naruto especially after Jinchuriki have mistreated him in the past. As the Nine Tailed Fox listens to their dialogue, he relates to Son's distrust after he himself was simply used and sealed by many ninja in the past. Loosing himself into thought, the Nine-Tails recalls how he sought to weaken Minato's Eight-Trigram seal and hence free himself by influencing Naruto with his own chakra on many occasions. Eventually after experiencing many trials and battles, Naruto frees himself from his own hatred with Killer Bee's help and successfully takes control of the Nine-Tails' chakra, leaving the latter to ponder just what type of person Naruto actually is.
15x7 Nine Tails aired: Thursday Aug 29, 2013
Naruto finds himself inside Four Tails' inner world, where he promises to free Four Tails from Madara's control. Listening in on their conversation, Nine Tails recalls all the time he has spent sealed inside Naruto.
15x8 Kurama aired: Thursday Aug 29, 2013
With the battle receding at their end, Sakura and Shizune depart to assist Naruto and Bee. Elsewhere, realizing that Naruto is inside the Four-Tails, Tobi tries absorbing them both, although Naruto exits the Four-Tails' body by having him regurgitate due to his Multi-Shadow Clone Technique. Inside his subconscious, Son reveals to Naruto that the chakra rod is stuck at the base of his neck while in Tailed-Beast form and Naruto locates and starts pulling it out, with resistance from Tobi. Silently observing all that transpires, Kurama recalls Naruto's past achievements by his willingness to never give up and accepts that if Naruto truly wishes to help the Tailed-Beasts from the bottom of his heart, then as he always has, his actions would speak far louder than his words. Finally, Naruto uses a clone in Sage Mode he left inside the Four-Tails' body to find the exact spot the rod is located in relation to its position outside and uses his Frog hand-to-hand training to successfully push the rod out of the Four-Tails.
15x8 Kurama aired: Thursday Aug 29, 2013
Naruto finds himself inside Four Tails' inner world, where he promises to free Four Tails from Madara's control. Listening in on their conversation, Nine Tails recalls all the time he has spent sealed inside Naruto.
15x9 Two-Man Team aired: Thursday Sep 5, 2013
Naruto succeeds in removing and destroying Son's chakra receiver, but is upset on learning that Son still isn't free. Son leaves him a gift before being resealed into the Gedo Statue. Intent on going full-out, Tobi has all the other jinchūriki fully transform into their tailed beasts. Kurama offers to lend Naruto more of its power, and is annoyed that Naruto thanks it for the earlier help against Madara. Naruto and Kurama meld their chakra, and Naruto notifies B and Gyūki that they still have a lot of power left to use. Gyūki wonders if Naruto and Kurama are cooperating. Naruto acknowledges Kurama as a comrade from the Hidden Leaf, opening the gates restricting it. Newly empowered, Naruto deflects five Tailed Beast Balls fired against Guy and Kakashi, changes into a full tailed beast form, and begins attacking the tailed beasts, having created a clone to locate their chakra receivers. The five tailed beasts make a collaborative Tailed Beast Ball, which Naruto matches with one of his own, sending the attacks into the sky. He sends clones through Kurama's chakra arms to remove the chakra receivers. Upon touching them, Naruto finds himself in a mental plane, along with Kurama, the other tailed beasts, and their jinchūriki. They talk, all of them introducing themselves to Naruto, and telling him about their earlier talk with Rōshi and Son. The tailed beasts each gift Naruto with a bit of their chakra, and Kurama recalls their last moments with the Sage of the Six Paths long ago. As Naruto removes the chakra receivers, Kurama asks the others if they agree that Naruto is the one the Sage spoke of, to which they agree. Naruto's tailed beast transformation ends, and Tobi reseals the other tailed beasts into the statue again, noting that nothing about Naruto's predicament has changed. Naruto denies this, explaining he learned many difficult names.
15x9 Two-Man Team aired: Thursday Sep 5, 2013
Naruto uses up the last of his chakra trying to free the Tailed Beasts from Madara's control. When all seems lost, the Nine Tails finally acknowledges Naruto as its jinchuriki and offers its help.
15x10 Promise of Victory aired: Thursday Sep 12, 2013
Tobi is confused by Naruto's claim of learning difficult names, which Naruto teases him for. Guy and Kakashi discuss now Naruto's progress is making them feel old, though not that old. Tobi begins to sweat, but believes it to be the rain that's starting to fall. Tobi gets a strange feeling from Naruto, and concludes that the war will make everything irrelevant. At the Allied Shinobi's HQ, Naruto's use of Kurama's chakra was felt, though they also feel something else. Ao relays to events to Shikaku, who wants to use it to raise the army's morale all at once, despite the strain it would cause to communications by Inoichi. Naruto's friends all rush towards his direction, intent on supporting him. Elsewhere, Sasuke also walks towards the battlefield as a thunderstorm begins
15x10 The Promise of Victory aired: Thursday Sep 12, 2013
The tide of battle is slowly shifting in the Allied Forces' favor, but many are uncertain that they really stand a chance against Madara Uchiha. To help boost their spirits, Shikaku orders Inoichi to send out a message to every member of the forces.
15x11 Eyes That See Darkness aired: Thursday Sep 19, 2013
Having escaped from the Mountains' Graveyard, Sasuke wanders through a small town to discover that it is deserted, leading him to be confused. Meanwhile in the Hidden Leaf, Konohamaru and his team-mates patrol through the village in order to watch out for the enemy when they heard an angry voice of a prisoner from the Leaf's Intelligence Division. It is revealed to be Karin, who is feigning her mental instability to lessen the guards' attention and begins to plot her escape. At the same time, Jūgo and Suigetsu continue their search for Sasuke, arriving at one of Orochimaru's hideouts. The two walk in as Jūgo asks Suigetsu of his intention of joining Team Taka while suddenly Jūgo goes on a rampage and attacks Suigetsu. Suigetsu simply reforms and drowns Jūgo in order to subdue him. After this, he discovers a secret room revealed by Jūgo's rampage and finds a scroll containing important information. Sasuke is confronted by a group of White Zetsu Army clones. He actives his Susano'o and incinerates them. With the clones defeated, he interrogates one of them with a Sharingan genjutsu, through which the clone reveals information about the war. Elsewhere, Itachi is on the move.
15x11 Eyes That See in the Dark aired: Thursday Sep 19, 2013
Suigetsu and Jugo's search for Sasuke leads them to one of Orochimaru's old hideouts where they come across his research data, which could tip the outcome of the Fourth Great War. Meanwhile, Sasuke finally sets out to settle his score with Naruto.
15x12 The Will of Stone aired: Thursday Sep 26, 2013
The intense battle between Madara and the five Kage continues as Ōnoki attacks Madara with a gigantic rock golem. However, Madara counters with his Wood Style: Deep Forest Bloom, shattering the golem into pieces. Tsunade remembers the jutsu being her grandfather's and as the jutsu released its pollen, she instructs the Kage not to inhale. Gaara suspends the Kage and Ōnoki levitates A. Kabuto muses on how people thought no other shinobi is as powerful as Hashirama Senju, just like how people consider the powers of the Sage of the Six Paths a myth. Elsewhere, the Hokage Guard Platoon along with Dodai and Sagan continue to pursue Mū. While the Kage are distracted, Madara unleashes his Susanoo, causing them to fall through the trees. Madara proceeds to set the forest ablaze and not long after, the five Kage became unconscious. Ōnoki, continuously losing his consciousness, remembers of his talk with the First Tsuchikage about the strong will of the Iwa shinobi. Refusing to give up, Ōnoki destroys the forest created by Madara with his Particle Style and as a result, the Kage regained their consciousness. As Madara's body is reforming from Ōnoki's attack, to the Kage's horror, the face formed from the DNA of Hashirama Senju appeared on Madara's chest. Meanwhile, Itachi continues his search for Kabuto, as Sasuke Uchiha detects the latter. Sasuke follows him but his brother refused to talk to him. With no choice, Sasuke attempts to catch Itachi with his Susanoo, only for Itachi to counter with his own. The two begin to have a conversation. Meanwhile at the battlefield, Madara decides to take out Tsunade first after realising she was a Senju and also deemed her a weak woman, pathetic compared to the likes of her grandfather. Tsunade stated that she inherited something more than power from her grandfather the Will of Fire, something that Madara should not take so lightly.
15x12 A Will of Stone aired: Thursday Sep 26, 2013
The Five Kage are outmatched by the real Madara Uchiha's devastating attacks. Just when Third Tsuchikage Ohnoki is about to give up, he remembers the words of the previous Tsuchikage.
15x13 The Risks of the Reanimation Jutsu aired: Thursday Oct 3, 2013
Madara questioned Tsunade if the Will of Fire is enough to take him down. Tsunade states the three rules of a medical-nin as she releases her seal. She then reveals a fourth rule — that only a medical-nin who has mastered the Strength of a Hundred Technique are allowed to break the three rules. The other Kage are stunned to hear this while Madara remains unimpressed with Tsunade's abilities. He activates his Susanoo ribcage as Tsunade attacked him, slightly cracking the Susanoo. Madara tries immolating Tsunade but is stopped by Mei, who also attacks. A and Ōnoki deals a heavy blow on Madara while Tsunade lands a kick on the latter. Madara commented on Tsunade's abilities. Madara noted that all that remains of Hashirama is his cells inside of him and all that's left of Izuna was his eyes that belong to him now. He further stated that the only thing that could be passed on is hatred. Meanwhile, at the other battlefield, Chōza reveals to Dan that Madara Uchiha has been reincarnated and that the five Kage are dealing with him. Dan was shocked to learn that Tsunade was now the Hokage. Dan expressed concern that they should instead, find the caster of the technique, noting that Hashirama is the only shinobi capable of defeating Madara. At the same time, Tsunade landed a devastating attack on Madara as his body begins to reform. Gaara attempted to bind and seal him although it was revealed to be a clone. The real Madara stabs Tsunade with his Susanoo Sword from below. Meanwhile in the forest, Itachi summons his crows to stop Sasuke from pursuing him. He later arrived at the cave where Kabuto was, seeing through his barrier and easily breaks through it with his Susanoo. Sasuke quickly caught up as he mistook Kabuto for Orochimaru. Kabuto attempted to manipulate Sasuke, only for him to note that he is his enemy. Tsunade revealed that she is able to heal without hand seals, leading Madara to note that the technique is similar to Hashirama's medical abilities. Ōnoki attacks Madara with Dust Release. However, Madara absorbed it through the Preta Path. Tsunade questions Madara's confidence, stating that the Kage forced him to use a wood clone. Madara admits five on one is a good match-up, thus creating twenty five wood cloones, with five each to battle each of the Kage. Sasuke attempts to kill Kabuto but is stopped by Itachi who noted that they need to not kill him in order to stop the technique. As Sasuke agrees to cooperate but for Itachi to answer his questions later, the two Uchiha brothers and Kabuto prepared themselves for a dynamic battle that is to come.
15x13 The Risks of the Reanimation Jutsu aired: Thursday Oct 3, 2013
Tsunade leaves her post as Medic Ninja to join the other Kage in fighting Madara. Meanwhile, Sasuke goes after Itachi and learns that his brother intends on stopping Kabuto's Reanimation Jutsu.
15x14 Sibling Tag-Team aired: Thursday Oct 10, 2013
Itachi and Sasuke stand as a united front, confronting Kabuto. The two activate their Susanoo respectively and attack Kabuto. Kabuto reveals that he had developed a similar ability to the Hōzuki clan's Hydrification Technique as well as replicated Karin's healing abilities and Jūgo's ability to absorb natural energy. To Itachi's shock, Kabuto noted that he had discovered the Ryūchi Cave and trained under the White Snake Sage, where his master had failed. Sasuke says that Kabuto is nothing different from Orochimaru, a "disgusting" snake. An amused Kabuto stopped him and stated that he had evolved into a dragon as the latter entered Sage Mode. Back at the battlefield, Madara's clones begin to activate their Susanoo, to the five Kage's horror. While the other Kage say that it's five-on-one, Ōnoki suggests that they fight together, making it twenty five against five. Elsewhere, Kabuto casts a technique that disallowed the two brothers from seeing or hearing. Kabuto attempts to attack Sasuke, but he is protected by Itachi. Itachi asks Sasuke if he remembered the plan they used while on a mission hunting a wild boar. Sasuke remembers and puts the plan into action, launching an arrow at Kabuto. Kabuto attempts to free himself from the arrow and with Itachi rushing in, he grabbed the sword and stabbed him. It is however revealed to be a crow clone. The real Itachi uses his Sharingan and then cuts off one of Kabuto's horns. Itachi says that Sasuke right now would have been able to take down that boar. The young man noted to his elder brother that instead of a wild boar, they have to take down the snake standing before them.
15x14 Sibling Tag Team aired: Thursday Oct 10, 2013
Sasuke and Itachi team up to stop Kabuto's Reanimation Jutsu. But Kabuto's new ability to use Nature Energy has made him a difficult target for the brothers to land their Susano'o attack.
15x15 To Each Their Own Leaf aired: Thursday Oct 24, 2013
Kabuto is amused at the fact that Sasuke is now getting along well with his late brother, despite his intent to kill him in the past. Attempting to manipulate him over to his side by saying both their goals are to destroy the Hidden Leaf, Sasuke remains unconvinced as the young man denied his and Kabuto's goals are mutual. Recalling his life as a spy working for Konoha, Kabuto notes that he and Itachi are the same — both worked for the village and yet received dishonour in return. Itachi, however, declares that he is still Konoha's Itachi Uchiha, regardless of its dark side and inconsistencies. Casting the conversation aside, Itachi tells Sasuke about a technique that decides destiny — Izanami, which he will use to stop Kabuto and the Reanimation jutsu. Wasting no time, Kabuto attacks the brothers once more with his Sage Art: Inorganic Reincarnation, causing the cave formations to attack them. Kabuto attempts to rewrite Itachi's mind with the talisman but is thwarted by Sasuke. Kabuto begins to boast about his current abilities and that he is closer than anyone in the world to the Sage of the Six Paths. Criticising the Uchiha name in the process, he was stopped by Sasuke before he could say anything more as Itachi noted Kabuto reminded him of his old self. Kabuto recalls his childhood as an orphan, being raised by Nonō in the Leaf Orphanage, while stating that from the very beginning, he wasn't aware of his identity and that he had nothing all his life.
15x15 To Each Their Own Leaf aired: Thursday Oct 24, 2013
Kabuto attempts to bring Sasuke over to his side by pointing out that they both are fighting for the same goal: to bring down the Leaf Village. But Sasuke quickly rejects him.
15x16 Kabuto Yakushi aired: Thursday Oct 31, 2013
Kabuto's past is finally revealed. As child, a woman named Nonou raised Kabuto at an orphanage in the Leaf Village. One day, Danzo and Orochimaru visit the orphanage to provide financial aid under the condition that Nonou work as their spy
15x16 Kabuto Yakushi aired: Thursday Oct 31, 2013
Kabuto's past is finally revealed. As child, a woman named Nonou raised Kabuto at an orphanage in the Leaf Village. One day, Danzo and Orochimaru visit the orphanage to provide financial aid under the condition that Nonou work as their spy.
15x17 The Izanami Activated aired: Thursday Nov 7, 2013
Casting aside Itachi's lectures to him, Kabuto reveals to the siblings that he had injected himself with the DNA of various shinobi, namely the Sound Five, also including Orochimaru. He then begins to attack them with their signature techniques. Although easily countering Kabuto's attacks at first, Itachi and Sasuke find themselves trapped in Tayuya's genjutsu. Bringing forth Orochimaru afterwards, Kabuto has him transformed into the white snake form to assault the two brothers. However, through their combined effort, Itachi and Sasuke are able to escape the genjutsu. Kabuto surprises Itachi and bisects him all the while shedding tears and told Itachi that a genius like him would not understand him, declaring that no one shall stand in his way. As his body reforms, Itachi called out to Sasuke as he threw his sword at Kabuto, only to be caught by his navel-snake. Sasuke launches a fireball at Kabuto, however, the latter easily counters with a water technique. Kabuto then attacks Itachi with the sword and claimed that his genjutsu cannot affect him. The sequence of events repeats itself as Kabuto notices the déjá vu. It is later revealed to be happening all in Kabuto's head as he is trapped within the endless loop of Izanami.
15x17 The Izanami Activated aired: Thursday Nov 7, 2013
Kabuto's quest to discover his true identity has led him over the years to collect, analyze, and use the abilities of all shinobi within him, including Kimimaro, the Sound Four and Orochimaru.
15x18 Izanagi and Izanami aired: Thursday Nov 14, 2013
With Izanami activated, and Kabuto trapped within its infinite loop, Sasuke uses this time to question his brother about the technique. Itachi tells Sasuke about the history behind Izanami's creation as well as the Uchiha clan's use of the technique. Itachi ultimately reveals to Sasuke that Izanami was created with the sole purpose of stopping the users of the technique's counterpart: Izanagi so that they would accept their fate — which is also the way to escape the infinite loop. Angered by the fact that Itachi would cast a technique that has an escape route, Sasuke questions his motives to which Itachi says that he wished to give Kabuto an opportunity to accept his fate. Sasuke, however, claims that Itachi is perfect and rather different from Kabuto but the elder Uchiha refuses this claim. Elsewhere, somewhere in a forest seemingly some distance away, a grown-up Urushi tells his comrade that he hoped by the time he gets home, Kabuto will be there. Back at the cave, Itachi prepares to put an end to the Impure World Reincarnation technique.
15x18 Izanagi and Izanami aired: Thursday Nov 14, 2013
Itachi activates the Visual Jutsu Izanami to trap Kabuto's mind. Itachi then explains to Sasuke how Izanami was originally developed to keep the Uchiha from abusing the power of Izanagi.
15x19 I Will Love You Always aired: Thursday Nov 21, 2013
Back at the front lines, the five Kage struggle to hold their own against Madara's Susanoo-clad wood clones. Despite these great odds, Ōnoki rallies them to fight, noting that they need to fulfil a task at which cannot be failed. Madara realises that Ōnoki is the problem and that he must break his will. With that, the Kage go on the offensive against Madara's clones once more. The situation soon takes a turn for the worst as Madara in turn responded with his full power by activating his final Susanoo and proceeds to using its sword to attack them. Elsewhere at the cave, Itachi commands Kabuto to put an end to the Impure World Reincarnation, during which time Sasuke states his resolve to destroy the village that made his brother suffer for so long while bidding farewell to Itachi altogether. As the lights surrounding the reincarnated shinobi begin to illuminate the battlefield as they faded into pillars of light, Itachi approaches Sasuke and uses his Sharingan to show Sasuke everything about the Uchiha clan massacre. With the truth revealed to Sasuke at last, Itachi then imparts his final words to his brother, stating that no matter what happens or what he does from here on out, he will love him always.
15x19 I Will Love You Always aired: Thursday Nov 21, 2013
The Five Kage watch helplessly as Madara activates his Perfect Susano'o to destroy them. Meanwhile, Itachi succeeds in undoing Kabuto's Reanimation Jutsu. Before fading away, Itachi reveals to Sasuke the truth behind the Uchiha massacre.
15x20 Reanimation Jutsu: Release aired: Thursday Nov 28, 2013
All across the battlefields, the reincarnated shinobi are being released from the Impure World Reincarnation respectively — which leads Tobi to note Kabuto's failure. Naruto and Killer B take the ascending souls of the previous jinchūriki as a sign of Itachi's success. Meanwhile, the Kage wonder what was happening, to which Ōnoki notes that that without a doubt, someone has stopped the Impure World Reincarnation technique and whomever that did so, is a hero to the shinobi world. Elsewhere, Dan uses his Spirit Transformation Technique to take control of his then-ascending soul in order to fly to Tsunade's location. Speaking to Tsunade within her subconscious, Dan gives her the remainder of his chakra before fading away, thus restoring her Strength of a Hundred Seal. As Tsunade returns to the real world, she and the other Kage wonder why Madara's soul still remains intact — to which the latter reveals that he is capable of rescinding the summoning contract from the summoner. With that, Madara advises the Kage to tell the caster not to use kinjutsu so carelessly. Back at Kabuto's cave, Sasuke is found by his team-mates Suigetsu and Jūgo. Naruto continues to mock Tobi and still persists in tearing off his mask, despite Kakashi telling him not to. Angered by Naruto's mockery, Tobi then brings forth the Benihisago and Kohaku no Jōhei, preparing to move forward with his plan.
15x20 Reanimation Jutsu: Release! aired: Thursday Nov 28, 2013
Thanks to Itachi, the Reanimation Jutsu is released, and all the Reanimated Shinobi are returned to their resting places. But to everyone's surprise, the real Madara still remains!
15x21 Orochimaru's Return aired: Thursday Dec 5, 2013
Suigetsu proceeds to show Sasuke the scroll that he found at Orochimaru's hideout earlier. After examining its contents, Sasuke's next motive is to meet with Orochimaru and explained to a confused Suigetsu that he is not one to die so easily as he has Jugo's assistance in reviving Orochimaru via the Curse Unsealing ability. Expressing shock that Sasuke would be the one to resurrect him, stating his intent to still take his body if he was in better condition, Orochimaru asserts that he shows no interest in the war. But when Sasuke then shows Orochimaru the scroll he was given earlier and states he wants to get answers from those who know everything, Orochimaru siphons back his stolen chakra from the immobilized Kabuto while agreeing to guide his former apprentice to the answers he seeks. Elsewhere, Naruto and the others watch on as Tobi moves forward with the revival of the Ten-Tails by revealing its actual body: The Gedo Statue. With Kakashi wondering why Tobi would bluff as the Eight and Nine-Tails' chakra are still intact, Gyūki notes that Tobi may have got his chakra from the clone he created to cover Killer Bee's escape from Taka. Kurama also adds that his chakra is present in the treasured tools, which contain the sealed Gold and Silver Brothers, that the Gedo Statue swallowed earlier. Though the allied ninja all agree that its resurrection must be stopped, Tobi declares that even if an incompletely revived Ten Tails would still ensure the achievement of the Infinite Tsukuyomi. As the group rally to fight, Naruto enters his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode and proceeds to attack the statue.
15x22 The Secret of the Transportation Technique aired: Thursday Dec 12, 2013
Bent on stopping Naruto and his allies from interfering with the Gedo Statue as it begins to regenerate back into the Ten-Tails, Tobi engages Naruto and Guy while latter is able to create an opening for the youth to land a blow. As Tobi is distracted, Kakashi attempts to use Kamui on the Gedo Statue before it was suddenly nullified to his confusion. By then, Naruto fails to land his attack as Tobi separates him from the others to get the upper hand. Rushing to Naruto's aid, Kakashi launches his lightning-imbued kunai at Tobi before forced to warp the kunai away when the villain changes its trajectory towards Naruto. However, Tobi finds a slight fissure appearing on his mask that the others notice as he erects a barrier around the Gedo Statue to hinder Gyūki. Analyzing the masked man's abilities, Kakashi asks the group to aid him in testing his theory to confirm that Tobi has been using one technique the entire time in this fight: the exact same Kamui as himself. When asked where he got his Sharingan from, Tobi upsets Kakashi by claiming to obtained it while from battle at the Kannabi Bridge. As Tobi states there is no more hope for the world, Naruto rejects his views and Kurama — who briefly takes over his Jinchuriki's body — declares that Minato sealed him within Naruto to give the youth the power to take him down. With that as he gives the youth back his body, the Nine-Tails tells Naruto to charge Tobi head on.
15x23 Who Are You? aired: Thursday Dec 19, 2013
Naruto enters Tailed Beast Mode and attacks Tobi, causing both Kakashi and Guy to look on, stunned but Tobi later emerges from the blast, unharmed. Meanwhile, a hesitant Kakashi is in disbelief of the masked man's identity but Guy snaps him out of it. As the battle rages on, Kakashi is finally motivated to fight and prepares to join the fray. Tobi unleashes a shower of gigantic chakra receivers, paralyzing B and Gyūki. Naruto creates a shadow clone and it charges forward with Rasengan while the original prepares a Tailed Beast Ball with B and Gyūki acting as a shield. As Naruto launches his technique, Tobi simply phases through and with that, fully enters the other dimension. There, he witnesses the clone earlier and realizes that Kakashi did not just teleport the Rasengan but the clone itself. With little time to react, Tobi curses Kakashi before he is hit by Naruto's Rasengan; his mask shattered into pieces. Watching on, Kakashi and Guy are shocked to see that the masked man is their former comrade, Obito Uchiha who as a child had dreams of becoming the Hokage but who would never beat Kakashi or Guy. During his time at the Academy, Obito was later placed into a team consisting of himself, Kakashi and a young girl named Rin Nohara with the team being led by Naruto's father, Minato Namikaze. Obito had romantic feelings for Rin who actually loved Kakashi which in turn fueled Obito's desire to defeat Kakashi. However, Obito was left badly injured following a mission in which a boulder crushed the right side of his body. Believing himself to be on the verge of death, Obito gave Kakashi the Sharigan from Obito's own left eye which served as a replacement for Kakashi's left eye which had been left permanently scarred and damaged during a fight against a lone rogue ninja. When more ninja assaulted the cave, Kakashi and Rin were able to escape with Obito being engulfed by the landslide. In the present, rendered speechless, Kakashi is shocked that Obito survived. Naruto questions who the individual is, to which Guy responds that he is their former comrade who was supposedly killed in action during the previous war. In response to Kakashi's question, Obito explains that the reason why he hadn't revealed himself up until this point was because he let Rin die. Naruto motivates a devastated Kakashi as Obito's plan to conquer the world needs to be stopped. Obito attacks the group with his Fire Style: Bomb Blast Dance but Naruto intercepts with Kurama's tails. Just then, Madara appears alongside Obito, much to the others' surprise.
15x24 Obito and Madara aired: Thursday Jan 9, 2014
When Obito is joined by Madara, Naruto and allies shocked to see the legendary ninja who they assumed to still be battling the five Kage. This leads Naruto to immediately question Madara of their condition. Madara nonchalantly reveals that he dispatched them. From there, ignoring Naruto and expressing disappointment towards Obito for deviating from their plan, Madara learns that his intended resurrection through the Samsara of Life was ruined by Nagato using it on the Hidden Leaf ninja. Upon learning of Nagato was nothing more but a sacrificial pawn, Naruto attacks Madara with a Super Mini-Tailed Beast Ball which the Uchiha dispatches as he moves to capture the jinchuriki while Obito deals with Kakashi and Guy. When Kakashi used this opportunity to question his old friend about what had happened to him, Obito gets a flashback of being heavily bandaged and stitched together by an elderly figure he learns to be Madara who explains of his physical condition after saving him. As Madara tells the younger Uchiha of his goals to unify the world, an uninterested Obito attempts to escape, eager to meet his team-mates once again.
15x25 I'm in Hell aired: Thursday Jan 16, 2014
Obito is tended to by two Zetsu clones, who help in his rehabilitation, while also telling him about Madara's goal and annoying Obito with potty humor. Obito recovers and gets used to his new artificial body parts, undergoing possible months of training to get used to them. One day, Zetsu arrives with news of Obito's team-mates being in danger, surrounded by Mist ninjas. When Obito fails to break through the rock blocking the exist, the Spiral Zetsu offers himself as an armour for Obito. Obito draws power from the Gedo Statue to break the rock. Madara tells Obito he will properly thank him in the future, and that Obito will come back to him. On his way to the battle site, Obito has a vision of Rin through his empty eye-socket but ignores it. He arrives just in time to realize that Kakashi has run his Chidori through Rin's chest although Rin manages to say Kakashi's name before hitting the ground, dead. As Kakashi studies Rin's body, both he and Obito unknowingly awaken both their Mangekyō Sharingan. Kakashi passes out from exhaustion while Obito, enraged and grief-stricken over witnessing Rin's death proceeds to massacre the Mist ninjas while managing to avoid their attacks. Obito first kills some ninja before slaughtering the rest using Wood Style: Cutting Springs. Having slaughtered the Mist ninja force, standing in a pool of blood and watching Rin's dead body, Obito concludes he is in hell as he mourns the death of the girl he loved.
15x26 World of Dreams aired: Thursday Jan 23, 2014
Still in disbelief over what has happened, Obito walks over towards Rin's body, having slaughtered the Hidden Mist ninja while ignoring the unconscious Kakashi. Obito then cradles Rin's body in his arms and remembers Madara and White Zetsu's words while vowing to change the world into one where she is still alive. After returning to Madara, as the elder Uchiha expected, Obito accepts becoming his apprentice. From there, Madara uses his genjutsu to tell Obito the legend of the Sage of the Six Paths and the Ten-Tails. After teaching Obito the means to summon the Gedo Statue along with imparting all his skill and knowledge, Madara uses a Yin-Yang Style ability on White Zetsu to infuse the clone with his will, completing Zetsu with the birth of Black Zetsu. After disconnecting himself from the Gedo Statue, Madara dies telling Obito that he will be Madara until the day he is to be resurrected by the one he transplanted his eyes into: Nagato. Soon after, now going by the name Madara Uchiha with Zetsu accompanying him, Obito arrives to the Hidden Rain Village where he meets Nagato and his friends. Though Obito tempts Nagato with his knowledge and offer to aid him in achieving peace, Yahiko gets his friend and Konan away. Despite being warned by Yahiko to stay away, Obito tells Nagato that he would reappear at the same time and place everyday until he accepts the truth of words. Soon after saving orphans and gaining new member of their growing group, Yahiko decides to name their group the Akatsuki.
15x27 Creeping Shadow aired: Thursday Jan 23, 2014
Being informed by Kakashi that the orphans he trained are now attempting to bring about change in the Hidden Rain Village through dialogue, Jiraiya expresses hist satisfaction with his students' progress. At the Hidden Rain Village, Kyūsuke brings letters of requests for the Akatsuki's aid to Yahiko, who intends to surpass Hanzo one day. Having learned of the Akatsuki's existence from one of his men, Hanzo expresses his approval for an organisation that shares his ideals. Meanwhile, Yahiko, Konan and Nagato head to a small village that was earlier attacked and meet a group of people who want to attack the Hidden Stone Village. Though the Akatsuki insists solving the issue through peace talks, it ended with the three leading members being attacked by Hidden Stone ninja with an enraged Nagato unconsciously summoning the Gedo Statue in response to seeing Yahiko and Konan injured. Luckily, the two manage to stop Nagato in time and leave with Danzo and his ANBU finding the corpses of the Hidden Stone ninja. As Yahiko and his friends depart with the remainder of their group following, Danzo proceeds to disguise some of the Hidden Stone ninja as Hidden Rain ninja to convince Hanzo that the Akatsuki are a threat to his authority.
15x28 The New Akatsuki aired: Thursday Jan 30, 2014
Yahiko and Nagato attend a meeting with the Rain's leader, Hanzō. Other members of Akatsuki discover that Leaf's ANBU shinobi are also meeting with Hanzō, and suspect a possible betrayal. They attempt to catch up with Yahiko and Nagato, only to die at the hands of Zetsu and Obito who wanted Nagato to witness tragic reality just like Obito had when he'd witnessed Rin die at Kakashi's hand. Leaf's Root Division and their leader Danzō are revealed to have plotted with Hanzō to end the Akatsuki's rebellion, capturing Konan and giving Nagato an ultimatum: kill Yahiko or they will kill Konan. Choosing for him, Yahiko runs himself into Nagato's kunai, killing himself, leaving Nagato and Konan devastated. Enraged, Nagato uses his Rinnegan to slaughter the Leaf and Rain shinobi by summoning the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, although Hanzō manages to escape. After this turn of events, Nagato finally turns to Obito, who witnessed the entire meeting. The final scene shows Nagato looking at Yahiko, whose body is now the Deva Path of his Six Paths of Pain, and saying that Yahiko will always be the true leader of the Akatsuki.
15x29 Kakashi Shadow of the ANBU Black Ops: A Mask That Hides The aired: Thursday Feb 6, 2014
The Ino–Shika–Chō trio are sent on a mission to deliver a treaty to Iwagakure. However, the exchange almost turns into an altercation until the Fourth Kazekage arrives to intervene. The treaty is brought before the Third Tsuchikage and his council who discuss the future. Meanwhile, Kakashi is still plagued by nightmares of Rin's death, leading the young man to become even more sullen and withdrawn. Meeting with the Konoha Council and Danzō Shimura, Hiruzen discusses the village's future and his decision to step down as Hokage and allow the next Hokage to usher in a new era for the village. At the meeting with the Fire Daimyō, Hiruzen rejects Danzō's nomination of Orochimaru to the position in favour of Minato Namikaze who had distinguished himself in the last war. As Danzō and Orochimaru plot their next move, Minato ultimately accepts the post and is installed as the Hokage, much to his wife Kushina's joy. As Hokage, he sends Kakashi on a mission to transport a scroll, however, the young jōnin's trauma affects the mission and he is almost killed by his pursuer. Might Guy, however, intervenes and later reports this occurrence to Minato who relates that he was glad he had sent Guy along covertly as well. Meeting Kakashi while he was in the hospital, Minato informs Kakashi that he would like him to enlist in the ANBU under his personal control as his right-hand-man. Heading to the equipment stores for his gear, Kakashi dons his ANBU attire along with his mask, thus beginning his tenure as an ANBU operative.
15x29 The Shinobi Who Lives in the Darkness ~ The Mask that Hides aired: Thursday Feb 6, 2014

15x30 Kakashi Shadow of the ANBU Black Ops: Minato's Death aired: Thursday Feb 13, 2014
The Konoha-nin posted on the outskirts of the village as guards are attacked by ninja disguised as members of Iwagakure. Their assault is quickly ended when an ANBU detail arrives on the scene and chases them away. Kakashi pursues them and kills them all using his Chidori. News of his actions reach a perturbed Minato who speaks with Kakashi, informing him that Kushina was pregnant and asking that Kakashi act as her guard due to the complications that arose from her also being a jinchūriki. Dutifully taking the mission, Kakashi informs Rin of the new developments unbeknownst to him that the masked man was eavesdropping. The event that followed culminated in the Nine-Tails wreaking havoc on the village before it was sealed within the newborn Naruto. Shortly before dying, Kushina tells Hiruzen the child's name and pleads with him to protect him — an oath which the Third swears to. With the Hokage seat once again vacant, Hiruzen resumes the post until they can groom someone else for the post. Kakashi is inveigled by Danzō to join Root, and upon reporting to the war-hawk encounters another ANBU with the ability to use Wood Release.
15x31 Kakashi Shadow of the ANBU Black Ops: Hashirama's Cells aired: Thursday Feb 20, 2014
Kakashi is still plagued by nightmares and as a result become even more sullen than before. Seeking answers about Kinoe's abilities, he breaks into the Hokage Residence where he is caught by Hiruzen. The Third explains a bit about the history of Hashirama Senju along with the village's initial experiments to keep the Wood Release kekkei genkai alive, and the subsequent disappearances. Elsewhere, Danzō plots to have Hiruzen assassinated on his way to the Fire Daimyō, however, his plans are foiled when Kakashi warns the Hokage of the plan. During their brief confrontation, Kakashi releases Kinoe informing him that one day his abilities would prove useful to the village. Reporting to Hiruzen, Kakashi ultimately accepts a post as an ANBU under the Third's direct command before informing him of Kinoe's existence. Genma, Raidō, Asuma, Kurenai, and Guy discuss the changes that had once again been made and despite being saddened that Minato had passed, still wished the best for Hiruzen and then future of the village.
15x32 Kakashi Shadow of the ANBU Black Ops: The Rogue Ninja Orochi aired: Thursday Feb 27, 2014
Hiruzen leads a mission along with his ANBU to capture Orochimaru at one of his many caches. Avoiding a battle, Orochimaru escapes from the man who once was his teacher putting himself on the run. On the way to the country's border, Orochimaru suffers an attack by Kakashi, who easily gets defeated. A snake then approaches Orochimaru, unaware of an explosive tag concealed in it, detonating and greatly injuring Orochimaru. Sent by Danzō, Kinoe is on his way to a venue to help Orochimaru cross the Land of Fire's border but once at the place where he should wait for Orochimaru, Kinoe finds a very peculiar clan who lives there to serve Orochimaru. One of the members, a young girl is convinced Kinoe is her long-lost brother Tenzō.
15x33 Kakashi Shadow of the ANBU Black Ops: Orochimaru's Test Subj aired: Thursday Mar 6, 2014
Kakashi stumbles across the hideout for the Iburi clan who immediately attack him, citing him an an enemy of Orochimaru. As Gotta enters Kakashi's body intent on killing him, Kinoe puts a stop to it, and binds Kakashi with his Wood Release claiming that he could get intel out of him if he were kept alive. Abandoning the interrogation, Kinoe informs Kakashi that he too was there to get to of Orochimaru when he arrived there. Yukimi soon returns and carries Kinoe and Kakashi through a secret passage which lead outside. Leaving Kakashi halfway, Yukimi tells Kinoe of how she dreamt of going outside to where the lovely sounds were coming from. She then enters Kinoe's body after turning into smoke and the two make their way to the town nearby and partake in the entertainment here. Meanwhile Kakashi is confronted by Sn enraged Gotta who demanded to know where Yukimi was before attacking Kakashi. Their intense battle does not last long as an updraft causes Gotta's unstable smoke body to be torn apart. He passes away soon but not before passing on information to Kakashi that caused the young ANBU to immediately seek out the renegade duo. Unveiling his true intentions Kinoe refuses to sacrifice Yukimi and opts to run away with Yukimi rather than return to the hollow tree. Elsewhere, the gravely injured Orochimaru finally makes it to the Iburi hideout.
15x34 Kakashi Shadow of the ANBU Black Ops: Their Own Paths aired: Thursday Mar 6, 2014
The escaping duo is soon caught by Kakashi but an adamant Kinoe refuses to surrender Yukimi. Remembering the things that Orochimaru had her clan, however, Yukimi opts to return to them in oder to save them putting an end to the skirmish between the two ANBU. Chasing after her, the young Iburi returns to find several of her kinsmen dead and the Sannin feeding on another. Fleeing from him, Orochimaru gives chase to the young girl, however, Kakashi and Kinoe arrive at the hideout shortly after. Unable to find Yukimi, they are guided by the smoke trails of the departed clan members and they are able to stave off Orochimaru's assault and cause him to flee. Apparently too late though, Yukimi begins to turn into smoke and in an attempt to save her, Kinoe tries to use Wood Release to encase the smoke. Then, the smoke trails of the clan members gather around Yukimi, changing the artificial encasement into an actual tree from within Yukimi emerges again. Ultimately Kinoe and Yukimi decided to walk their own paths, with Kakashi informing Kinoe that he neither saw Orochimaru, nor discovered the clan.
15x35 Kakashi Shadow of the ANBU Black Ops: The Targeted Sharingan aired: Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Danzō orders Kinoe and another member of Root to retrieve Kakashi's Sharingan so that he can replace his own right eye which is slowly losing its light. At the same time, Yūgao informs Kakashi who is at the Konoha Cemetery that the Third Hokage has summoned him. Once there, Kakashi is informed that one of Orochimaru's hideouts had been found and he will be sent to investigate it. Once there Kakashi encounters Kinoe and though the two initially agree to team up for the mission, things soon take a turn when Kinoe begins his true mission and attacks Kakashi. Their battle is out fiercely, and though Kakashi pleads with Kinoe telling him that comrades mustn't kill each other, Kinoe ultimately brings up the fact that Kakashi had allegedly killed his own friend. Being enraged, Kakashi pins Kinoe to the ground, his Chidori primes to deal a fatal blow, but Kakashi's words finally reach Kinoe who remembers his past and how Danzō had recruited him into Root and resigns to his fate telling Kakashi to kill him if he wants to. All the while, a menacing creature looms over the two young men in one of the giant cylinders.
15x36 Kakashi Shadow of the ANBU Black Ops: A Shinobi of the Leaf aired: Thursday Mar 20, 2014
A tied up Kinoe is led out of the hideout by Kakashi. Then suddenly one of the glass silos breaks off and Orochimaru's giant snake comes out of it. Then this leads to a battle between Kakashi and the snake in which Kinoe gets swallowed. Kakashi manages to save Kinoe by killing the snake. Kinoe is shocked by Kakashi's act of saving him although he was targeted by Kinoe. However, the snakes carcass emits a poisonous fog weakening Kakashi. Kinoe manages to take Kakashi to a safe spot and saves him by administering an antidote. Kinoe has the perfect chance to steal the sharingan but can't do it out of friendship. He exits the place with a decoy wooden eyeball which is later detected by Danzo. Danzo is furious with Kinoe's change of heart and orders a curse marked to placed on him. Elsewhere Kakashi reports the incident to Third Hokage and Hiruzen sends out a summon for Danzo. Yugao is sent to despatch it, but is followed by Kakashi. At the Foundation, they are stopped by its members claiming that Danzo is not there. Then Kakashi sends Yugao back to Hiruzen when Kakashi goes and saves Kinoe. On exiting the Foundation, Kakashi and Kinoe are cumbered by Danzo and its members. Hiruzen comes just in time to save them and somehow convinces Danzo to let Kinoe join the Anbu that is under his control.
15x37 Kakashi Shadow of the ANBU Black Ops: An Uchiha ANBU aired: Thursday Apr 3, 2014

15x38 Kakashi Shadow of the ANBU Black Ops: Coup d'État aired: Thursday Apr 10, 2014
Despite Hiruzen's misgivings, Danzo persuades the Leaf Council to side with his decision to have the Uchiha put under 24-7 surveillance on the grounds that their sharingan makes them the likely cause for the Nine-Tails' attack on Konoha years ago. While Kakashi is not fond of this decision, he learns from Itachi that his clan is already aware that they are under suspicion. Members of the Leaf Military Police Force become more and more belligerent in their duties despite Fugaku's efforts and the complaints from the citizens soon reach the ears of the higher-ups who seem determined to increase pressure on the clan against the Third Hokage's better judgement. Elsewhere, a team of Hidden Mist ninja under Ao are forced to retreat when they realize they are facing Shisui Uchiha. Reporting of his team's success to the council, Shisui requests a private meeting with Hiruzen to gain his permission to act on his own to resolve the suspicion on the Uchiha. Meeting up with Itachi, revealing that their kinsmen had tasked him to keep an eye on Itachi since losing their trust, Shisui tells him of his intent to stop the planned coup d'état by using his Kotoamatsukami on Fugaku in order to dissuade the clan from their actions. However, Danzo is skeptic of the plan and attacks Shisui with the intent to use the Uchiha's eyes in his own way to protect the village. While effortlessly subduing Danzo at first, Shisui is caught off-guard by the older ninja's Izanagi. Escaping with only his left eye, seeing that it is too late to enact his plan, Shisui meets up with Itachi and gives him his eye. After having Itachi promise to protect both their village and their clan's good name, Shisui commits suicide with Itachi's Mangekyo Sharingan manifesting as a result. As things between the village and the Uchiha worsen, Itachi contemplates what course of action to take to honor his friend's last wishes.
15x39 Kakashi Shadow of the ANBU Black Ops: The Night of the Trage aired: Thursday Apr 17, 2014
With the increasing number of assignments, Danzō appoints Itachi to the rank of captain. Koharu voices her concern at Itachi's promotion, as does Homura. Kakashi warns Itachi not to get involved in any of the political problems of the higher-ups: the latter thanks Kakashi for all his assistance over the last two years. In the Third Training Ground, Tenzō also voices concern for the promotion, but is stopped as Yūgao appears and informs them that she is the replacement in the team. Elsewhere, Itachi informs Danzō that dissatisfaction is beginning to run high within the other members of the Uchiha clan. Back in the Hokage Residence, Hiruzen informs Kakashi that an intruder is entering the village undetected and bypassing the barrier code: in an attempt to find out who it is, Hiruzen tasks Kakashi with exploring all barrier placements to find out more. Within the Uchiha district, a masked man appears to examine the rock, before exiting through a warp portal. In the Academy, Guy watches on at the young students, when Kakashi appears and asks him to come with him. The pair walk through the Uchiha district, where Kakashi notices a change in the atmosphere of the clan members, as if they did not want outsiders there. Elsewhere, Itachi reports to Danzō that the Uchiha intend on revolting. Later, Itachi asks the masked man for assistance and annihilates the clan. The Anbu, being too late for preventing the tragedy, instead are tasked with clearing up the field. At the same time, Itachi gives a warning to Danzō not to harm his younger brother or confidential information would be leaked to every enemy nation. Before leaving, he asks for a secret meeting with Hiruzen, which talks about his forward intention and his brother's future. Hiruzen decides not to change the barrier code and permits Itachi to enter the village at any point if he is worried for Sasuke's wellbeing. Later, Kakashi is told of his change to become a teacher and that his time in the Anbu is now over.
15x40 Kakashi Shadow of the ANBU Black Ops: Jonin Leader aired: Thursday Apr 24, 2014

15x41 Team Seven aired: Thursday May 8, 2014
Hiruzen informs Kakashi that he would be assigning him to another genin team and though Kakashi is hesitant at first, his interest is peaked when the Third mentions that Minato's son was to be assigned to his team. The two make unofficial visits to both Naruto, and the other two team members' homes. While visiting Sakura's, they encounter her parents Kizashi and Mebuki who invite them inside. Hiruzen would later explain his rationale behind formulating the teams, Kakashi ultimately accepts his new assigned team. Back at the Academy, Team 8 and Team 10 are assigned to Asuma Sarutobi, and Kurenai Yūhi respectively, leaving Team 7 alone at the Academy. Kakashi, who is at the Memorial Stone speaks briefly with Yamato who notes that his senpai was changing if even very little at a time. Upon his arrival, Kakashi notices the simple prank set up above the door but allows it to hit him as he assess his new team, reaching the conclusion that they had no team-work whatsoever. However, after testing them, Kakashi happily noted that they passed the test and that they were now officially Team 7.
15x42 Kakashi's Resolve aired: Thursday May 15, 2014
Hiruzen informs Kakashi that he would be assigning him to another genin team and though Kakashi is hesitant at first, his interest is peaked when the Third mentions that Minato's son was to be assigned to his team. The two make unofficial visits to both Naruto, and the other two team members' homes. While visiting Sakura's, they encounter her parents Kizashi and Mebuki who invite them inside. Hiruzen would later explain his rationale behind formulating the teams, Kakashi ultimately accepts his new assigned team. Back at the Academy, Team 8 and Team 10 are assigned to Asuma Sarutobi, and Kurenai Yūhi respectively, leaving Team 7 alone at the Academy. Kakashi, who is at the Memorial Stone speaks briefly with Yamato who notes that his senpai was changing if even very little at a time. Upon his arrival, Kakashi notices the simple prank set up above the door but allows it to hit him as he assess his new team, reaching the conclusion that they had no team-work whatsoever. However, after testing them, Kakashi happily noted that they passed the test and that they were now officially Team 7.
15x43 The Allied Shinobi Forces Jutsu aired: Thursday May 22, 2014
Naruto is confused at first over not being able to sense the Ten-Tails, so Kurama tells him that the Ten-Tails is akin to natural energy, prompting Naruto to stagger when he senses it in Sage Mode. Madara and Obito take command of the Ten-Tails, and discuss whether they should move their plans along or test its power. Kurama develops a strategy against the Ten-Tails, resulting in a gamble with a Kakashi releasing B from Kamui's dimension right in front of the beast to target its eye, but it simply flicks the Tailed Beast Ball right back at B. Running low on chakra, B and Naruto revert from their Tailed Beast Modes. Naruto moves in to create more shadow clones, but ends up discussing ideals with Obito. Obito has the Ten-Tails fire a Tailed Beast Ball at them, which misses due to the timely arrival and intervention of Ino, Hinata, and a few others. Several Aburame and Kirigakure shinobi disrupt sensing and conceal the battlefield. The rest of the Allied Shinobi Forces arrives at the battlefield, revealed as the Ten-Tails swipes its tail to blow away their cover. Naruto boldly claims that the Allied Shinobi Forces Technique is more powerful than the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Remaining unimpressed by their swollen numbers, Obito argues with Naruto some more, during which time Shikaku relays the Alliance a strategy through Inoichi's telepathy. The Alliance sequentially blinds the Ten-Tails, sinks it into the ground, and binds it with a quick-drying mixture of water and quicklime. Madara notes the good coordination from shinobi from different countries. Shikaku instructs the Alliance to cooperate with Naruto in exploiting the limits of Obito's intangibility, and taijutsu-capable shinobi to attack Madara. As their assault begins, Obito and Madara note that they cling to hope that doesn't exist as the Ten-Tails begins changing.
15x44 The Connected Ones aired: Thursday Jun 5, 2014

15x45 Those Who Dance in the Shadows aired: Thursday Jun 12, 2014

15x46 The All-Knowing aired: Thursday Jun 19, 2014

15x47 Hashirama and Madara aired: Thursday Jul 3, 2014

15x48 The Warring States Period aired: Thursday Jul 10, 2014

Season 16 Episode List

16x1 The Mask That Hides the Heart aired: Thursday Feb 6, 2014

16x2 Minato's Death aired: Thursday Feb 13, 2014

16x3 Hashirama's Cells aired: Thursday Feb 20, 2014

16x4 The Rogue Ninja Orochimaru aired: Thursday Feb 27, 2014

16x5 Orochimaru's Test Subject aired: Thursday Mar 6, 2014

16x6 Their Own Paths aired: Thursday Mar 6, 2014

16x7 The Targeted Sharingan aired: Thursday Mar 13, 2014

16x8 Shinobi of the Leaf aired: Thursday Mar 20, 2014

16x9 An Uchiha ANBU aired: Thursday Apr 3, 2014

16x10 Coup d'État aired: Thursday Apr 10, 2014

16x11 The Night of the Tragedy aired: Thursday Apr 17, 2014

16x12 Jonin Leader aired: Thursday Apr 24, 2014
Hiruzen leads a mission along with his ANBU to capture Orochimaru at one of his many caches. Avoiding a battle, Orochimaru escapes from the man who once was his teacher putting himself on the run. On the way to the country's border, Orochimaru suffers an attack by Kakashi, who easily gets defeated. A snake then approaches Orochimaru, unaware of an explosive tag concealed in it, detonating and greatly injuring Orochimaru. Sent by Danzō, Kinoe is on his way to a venue to help Orochimaru cross the Land of Fire's border but once at the place where he should wait for Orochimaru, Kinoe finds a very peculiar clan who lives there to serve Orochimaru. One of the members, a young girl is convinced Kinoe is her long-lost brother Tenzō.
16x13 Team Seven aired: Thursday May 8, 2014
Hiruzen informs Kakashi that he would be assigning him to another genin team and though Kakashi is hesitant at first, his interest is peaked when the Third mentions that Minato's son was to be assigned to his team. The two make unofficial visits to both Naruto, and the other two team members' homes. While visiting Sakura's, they encounter her parents Kizashi and Mebuki who invite them inside. Hiruzen would later explain his rationale behind formulating the teams, Kakashi ultimately accepts his new assigned team. Back at the Academy, Team 8 and Team 10 are assigned to Asuma Sarutobi, and Kurenai Yūhi respectively, leaving Team 7 alone at the Academy. Kakashi, who is at the Memorial Stone speaks briefly with Yamato who notes that his senpai was changing if even very little at a time. Upon his arrival, Kakashi notices the simple prank set up above the door but allows it to hit him as he assess his new team, reaching the conclusion that they had no team-work whatsoever. However, after testing them, Kakashi happily noted that they passed the test and that they were now officially Team 7.
16x14 Kakashi's Resolve aired: Thursday May 15, 2014
The escaping duo is soon caught by Kakashi but an adamant Kinoe refuses to surrender Yukimi. Remembering the things that Orochimaru had her clan, however, Yukimi opts to return to them in oder to save them putting an end to the skirmish between the two ANBU. Chasing after her, the young Iburi returns to find several of her kinsmen dead and the Sannin feeding on another. Fleeing from him, Orochimaru gives chase to the young girl, however, Kakashi and Kinoe arrive at the hideout shortly after. Unable to find Yukimi, they are guided by the smoke trails of the departed clan members and they are able to stave off Orochimaru's assault and cause him to flee. Apparently too late though, Yukimi begins to turn into smoke and in an attempt to save her, Kinoe tries to use Wood Release to encase the smoke. Then, the smoke trails of the clan members gather around Yukimi, changing the artificial encasement into an actual tree from within Yukimi emerges again. Ultimately Kinoe and Yukimi decided to walk their own paths, with Kakashi informing Kinoe that he neither saw Orochimaru, nor discovered the clan.
16x15 The Allied Shinobi Forces Jutsu aired: Thursday May 22, 2014
Naruto is confused at first over not being able to sense the Ten-Tails, so Kurama tells him that the Ten-Tails is akin to natural energy, prompting Naruto to stagger when he senses it in Sage Mode. Madara and Obito take command of the Ten-Tails, and discuss whether they should move their plans along or test its power. Kurama develops a strategy against the Ten-Tails, resulting in a gamble with a Kakashi releasing B from Kamui's dimension right in front of the beast to target its eye, but it simply flicks the Tailed Beast Ball right back at B. Running low on chakra, B and Naruto revert from their Tailed Beast Modes. Naruto moves in to create more shadow clones, but ends up discussing ideals with Obito. Obito has the Ten-Tails fire a Tailed Beast Ball at them, which misses due to the timely arrival and intervention of Ino, Hinata, and a few others. Several Aburame and Kirigakure shinobi disrupt sensing and conceal the battlefield. The rest of the Allied Shinobi Forces arrives at the battlefield, revealed as the Ten-Tails swipes its tail to blow away their cover. Naruto boldly claims that the Allied Shinobi Forces Technique is more powerful than the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Remaining unimpressed by their swollen numbers, Obito argues with Naruto some more, during which time Shikaku relays the Alliance a strategy through Inoichi's telepathy. The Alliance sequentially blinds the Ten-Tails, sinks it into the ground, and binds it with a quick-drying mixture of water and quicklime. Madara notes the good coordination from shinobi from different countries. Shikaku instructs the Alliance to cooperate with Naruto in exploiting the limits of Obito's intangibility, and taijutsu-capable shinobi to attack Madara. As their assault begins, Obito and Madara note that they cling to hope that doesn't exist as the Ten-Tails begins changing.
16x16 The Ties That Bind aired: Thursday Jun 5, 2014
In the midst of the Allied Shinobi Forces' attack, the Ten-Tails undergoes a sudden transformation which allows it to easily repel the attack as well as escape from the concrete pit. Madara and Obito then begin launching Tailed-Beast Balls in all directions, eventually targeting the Allied HQ. Realizing the inevitable, Shikaku has Inoichi relay one final plan to the Alliance in order to stop Madara and Obito, before the HQ is annihilated. Afterwards, Madara outlines his plan to become the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki to Obito, before the latter has the Ten-Tails launch a barrage of wooden spikes at the Alliance, killing countless more shinobi, and also resulting in Neji receiving a fatal wound after defending Naruto. As Neji dies in Naruto's arms, Obito uses the opportunity to demoralize Naruto. However, Hinata with support from Kurama steps in and boosts Naruto's morale. Afterwards, Obito recklessly launches a close-ranged Tailed-Beast Ball, which is repelled by the recovered Bee. Finally, drawing strength from the bonds he has made, Naruto prepares for a counterattack whilst infusing Hinata with Kurama's chakra.
16x17 Those Who Dance in the Shadows aired: Thursday Jun 12, 2014
Naruto follows the strategy which Shikaku relayed to him before his death to share Kurama's chakra with his comrades and hence make the Allied Shinobi Forces much stronger than before. Using their newly gained powers the allied forces corner the Ten-Tails and manage to sever Obito and Madara's bond with it. Meanwhile Sasuke, Orochimaru, Jugo and Suigetsu sneak into the Konoha and enter the Uchiha's Nakano Shrine, where Orochimaru breaks the Reaper Death Seal and performs the Reanimation Jutsu to reanimate all of the previous Hokages.
16x18 The All-Knowing aired: Thursday Jun 19, 2014

16x19 Hashirama and Madara aired: Thursday Jul 3, 2014

16x20 The Warring States Period aired: Thursday Jul 10, 2014

16x21 My True Dream aired: Thursday Jul 24, 2014

16x25 Team Seven, Assemble!! aired: Thursday Aug 21, 2014

Season 17 Episode List

17x1 Kakashi's Resolve aired: Thursday May 15, 2014

17x2 The Allied Shinobi Forces Jutsu aired: Thursday May 22, 2014
Naruto is confused at first over not being able to sense the Ten-Tails, so Kurama tells him that the Ten-Tails is akin to natural energy, prompting Naruto to stagger when he senses it in Sage Mode. Madara and Obito take command of the Ten-Tails, and discuss whether they should move their plans along or test its power. Kurama develops a strategy against the Ten-Tails, resulting in a gamble with a Kakashi releasing B from Kamui's dimension right in front of the beast to target its eye, but it simply flicks the Tailed Beast Ball right back at B. Running low on chakra, B and Naruto revert from their Tailed Beast Modes. Naruto moves in to create more shadow clones, but ends up discussing ideals with Obito. Obito has the Ten-Tails fire a Tailed Beast Ball at them, which misses due to the timely arrival and intervention of Ino, Hinata, and a few others. Several Aburame and Kirigakure shinobi disrupt sensing and conceal the battlefield. The rest of the Allied Shinobi Forces arrives at the battlefield, revealed as the Ten-Tails swipes its tail to blow away their cover. Naruto boldly claims that the Allied Shinobi Forces Technique is more powerful than the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Remaining unimpressed by their swollen numbers, Obito argues with Naruto some more, during which time Shikaku relays the Alliance a strategy through Inoichi's telepathy. The Alliance sequentially blinds the Ten-Tails, sinks it into the ground, and binds it with a quick-drying mixture of water and quicklime. Madara notes the good coordination from shinobi from different countries. Shikaku instructs the Alliance to cooperate with Naruto in exploiting the limits of Obito's intangibility, and taijutsu-capable shinobi to attack Madara. As their assault begins, Obito and Madara note that they cling to hope that doesn't exist as the Ten-Tails begins changing.
17x3 The Ties That Bind aired: Thursday Jun 5, 2014
In the midst of the Allied Shinobi Forces' attack, the Ten-Tails undergoes a sudden transformation which allows it to easily repel the attack as well as escape from the concrete pit. Madara and Obito then begin launching Tailed-Beast Balls in all directions, eventually targeting the Allied HQ. Realizing the inevitable, Shikaku has Inoichi relay one final plan to the Alliance in order to stop Madara and Obito, before the HQ is annihilated. Afterwards, Madara outlines his plan to become the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki to Obito, before the latter has the Ten-Tails launch a barrage of wooden spikes at the Alliance, killing countless more shinobi, and also resulting in Neji receiving a fatal wound after defending Naruto. As Neji dies in Naruto's arms, Obito uses the opportunity to demoralize Naruto. However, Hinata with support from Kurama steps in and boosts Naruto's morale. Afterwards, Obito recklessly launches a close-ranged Tailed-Beast Ball, which is repelled by the recovered Bee. Finally, drawing strength from the bonds he has made, Naruto prepares for a counterattack whilst infusing Hinata with Kurama's chakra.
17x4 Those Who Dance in the Shadows aired: Thursday Jun 12, 2014
Naruto follows the strategy which Shikaku relayed to him before his death to share Kurama's chakra with his comrades and hence make the Allied Shinobi Forces much stronger than before. Using their newly gained powers the allied forces corner the Ten-Tails and manage to sever Obito and Madara's bond with it. Meanwhile Sasuke, Orochimaru, Jugo and Suigetsu sneak into the Konoha and enter the Uchiha's Nakano Shrine, where Orochimaru breaks the Reaper Death Seal and performs the Reanimation Jutsu to reanimate all of the previous Hokages.
17x5 The All-Knowing aired: Thursday Jun 19, 2014

17x6 Hashirama and Madara aired: Thursday Jul 3, 2014

17x7 The Warring States Period aired: Thursday Jul 10, 2014

17x8 My True Dream aired: Thursday Jul 24, 2014

17x9 Sasuke's Answer aired: Thursday Jul 31, 2014

17x10 Hole aired: Thursday Aug 7, 2014

17x11 Something to Fill the Hole aired: Thursday Aug 14, 2014

17x12 Team Seven, Assemble!! aired: Thursday Aug 21, 2014

17x13 The New Three-Way Deadlock aired: Thursday Aug 28, 2014

17x14 Kakashi vs. Obito aired: Thursday Sep 4, 2014

17x15 The Directive to Take the Nine-Tails! aired: Thursday Sep 11, 2014

17x16 Naruto vs. Mecha Naruto aired: Thursday Sep 11, 2014

17x17 The Jinchuriki of the Ten Tails aired: Thursday Sep 18, 2014

17x18 An Opening aired: Thursday Sep 25, 2014

17x19 The Day of Naruto's Birth aired: Thursday Oct 2, 2014

17x20 Divine Tree aired: Thursday Oct 9, 2014

17x21 A Shinobi's Dream aired: Thursday Oct 16, 2014

17x22 Pursuing Hope aired: Thursday Oct 23, 2014

17x23 A Heart Filled Up With Friends aired: Thursday Oct 30, 2014

17x24 Obito Uchiha aired: Thursday Nov 6, 2014

17x25 I'm Always Watching aired: Thursday Nov 13, 2014

17x26 The Kept Promise aired: Thursday Nov 20, 2014

17x27 My First Friend aired: Thursday Nov 27, 2014

17x28 The Adored Elder Sister aired: Thursday Dec 4, 2014

17x29 Hanabi's Decision aired: Thursday Dec 4, 2014

17x30 Madara Uchiha Rises aired: Thursday Dec 11, 2014

17x31 One's True Heart aired: Thursday Dec 18, 2014

17x32 A True Ending aired: Thursday Dec 25, 2014

Season 18 Episode List

18x1 A New Chunin Exam aired: Thursday Jan 8, 2015

18x2 Chunin Exams, Begin! aired: Thursday Jan 15, 2015

18x3 Three Problems aired: Thursday Jan 22, 2015

18x4 The One Fit To Be Leader aired: Thursday Jan 29, 2015

18x5 The Night Before the Second Exam aired: Thursday Feb 5, 2015

18x6 Survival in the Desert of Evil aired: Thursday Feb 12, 2015

18x7 As a Taijutsu User aired: Thursday Feb 19, 2015

18x8 The Resolved One aired: Thursday Feb 26, 2015

18x9 Escape vs. Pursuit aired: Thursday Mar 5, 2015

18x10 The Guts to Never Give Up aired: Thursday Mar 12, 2015

18x11 TenTen's Troubles aired: Thursday Mar 19, 2015

18x12 The Trapped Two aired: Thursday Mar 26, 2015

18x13 My Own Place aired: Thursday Apr 2, 2015

18x14 The Yamanaka Clan's Secret Ninjutsu aired: Thursday Apr 9, 2015

18x15 The Cursed Puppet aired: Thursday Apr 16, 2015

18x16 The Backs of Two People aired: Thursday Apr 23, 2015

18x17 The Conspiracy Movement Begins aired: Thursday Apr 30, 2015

18x18 The Targeted Tailed Beast aired: Thursday May 7, 2015

18x19 Neji's Judgment aired: Thursday May 14, 2015

Season 19 Episode List

19x1 Feelings Entrusted to the Future aired: Thursday May 21, 2015

19x2 The Brink of Death aired: Thursday May 28, 2015

19x3 The Two Mangekyō aired: Thursday Jun 4, 2015

19x4 The Formation of Team Minato aired: Thursday Jun 11, 2015

19x5 You're My Backup aired: Thursday Jun 25, 2015

19x6 The Green Wild Beast vs. Six Paths Madara aired: Thursday Jul 2, 2015

19x7 Papa's Springtime of Youth aired: Thursday Jul 9, 2015

19x8 The Eight Inner Gates Formation aired: Thursday Jul 23, 2015

19x9 The Sage of the Six Paths aired: Thursday Jul 30, 2015

19x10 The Ones Who Will Inherit aired: Thursday Aug 6, 2015

19x11 Naruto's Rival aired: Thursday Aug 6, 2015

19x12 Stand Up aired: Thursday Aug 13, 2015

19x13 The Infinite Dream aired: Thursday Aug 20, 2015

19x14 The Infinite Tsukuyomi aired: Thursday Aug 27, 2015

Season 20 Episode List

20x1 The World of Dreams aired: Thursday Sep 3, 2015

20x2 Where Tenten Belongs aired: Thursday Sep 3, 2015

20x3 Killer Bee's Rap Chronicles: Scroll of Heaven aired: Thursday Sep 10, 2015

20x4 Killer Bee Rap Chronicles: Scroll of Earth aired: Thursday Sep 17, 2015

20x5 That Smile Again aired: Thursday Sep 24, 2015

20x6 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ The Failure Shinobi aired: Thursday Oct 1, 2015

20x7 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ Deploy: The Search Mission aired: Thursday Oct 8, 2015

20x8 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ Team Jiraiya aired: Thursday Oct 15, 2015

20x9 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ The Priorities aired: Thursday Oct 22, 2015

20x10 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ The Masked Man aired: Thursday Nov 5, 2015

20x11 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ It's Sealed By Power aired: Thursday Nov 12, 2015

20x12 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ Either Rules or Friends aired: Thursday Nov 19, 2015

20x13 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ The Child of Prophecy aired: Thursday Nov 26, 2015

20x14 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ The Caged Bird aired: Thursday Dec 3, 2015

20x15 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ Return aired: Thursday Dec 10, 2015

20x16 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ To Each Their Own Way aired: Thursday Dec 17, 2015

20x17 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ Variance of Strength aired: Thursday Dec 24, 2015

20x18 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ The Rogue Village aired: Thursday Jan 14, 2016

20x19 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ The Pursuer aired: Thursday Jan 21, 2016

20x20 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ The Collision aired: Thursday Jan 28, 2016

20x21 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ Another Moon aired: Thursday Feb 4, 2016

20x22 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ Comrade aired: Thursday Feb 11, 2016

20x23 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ The Shinobi Unite aired: Thursday Feb 18, 2016

20x24 Jiraiya's Shinobi Handbook ~Tale of Naruto the Gallant~ Rival aired: Thursday Feb 25, 2016

Season 21 Episode List

21x1 Life is Born, Life Dies aired: Thursday Mar 3, 2016

21x2 The Genius aired: Thursday Mar 10, 2016

21x3 Pain of Life aired: Thursday Mar 17, 2016

21x4 Shisui's Request aired: Thursday Mar 24, 2016

21x5 Moonlit Night aired: Thursday Apr 7, 2016

21x6 The Darkness of Akatsuki aired: Thursday Apr 14, 2016

21x7 Partner aired: Thursday Apr 21, 2016

21x8 The Truth aired: Thursday Apr 28, 2016

Season 22 Episode List

22x1 She of the Beginning aired: Thursday May 12, 2016

22x2 Kaguya Otsutsuki aired: Thursday May 12, 2016

22x3 Hagoromo and Hamura aired: Thursday May 19, 2016

22x4 A Fabricated Past aired: Thursday May 26, 2016

22x5 The #1 Most Unpredictable Ninja aired: Thursday Jun 2, 2016

22x6 Ninja Creed aired: Thursday Jun 9, 2016

22x7 Ashura and Indra aired: Thursday Jun 16, 2016

22x8 The Journey of Ordeal aired: Thursday Jun 30, 2016

22x9 Ashura's Determination aired: Thursday Jul 7, 2016

22x10 The Successor aired: Thursday Jul 21, 2016

22x11 A Special Mission aired: Thursday Jul 28, 2016

22x12 The Connected Feelings aired: Thursday Aug 4, 2016

22x13 The Two of Them...Always aired: Thursday Aug 11, 2016

22x14 You Better... aired: Thursday Aug 18, 2016

22x15 Sharingan, Once More aired: Thursday Aug 25, 2016

22x16 Congratulations aired: Thursday Sep 1, 2016

22x17 The Valley of the End aired: Thursday Sep 8, 2016

22x18 The Final Battle aired: Thursday Sep 29, 2016

22x19 Naruto and Sasuke aired: Thursday Sep 29, 2016

22x20 The Unison Sign aired: Thursday Oct 6, 2016

22x21 Naruto Uzumaki!! aired: Thursday Oct 13, 2016

22x22 Naruto and Hinata aired: Thursday Oct 20, 2016

22x23 Sasuke and Sakura aired: Thursday Oct 27, 2016

22x24 Gaara and Shikamaru aired: Thursday Nov 3, 2016

22x25 Jiraiya and Kakashi aired: Thursday Nov 10, 2016

22x26 Sasuke's Story, Sunrise, Part 1: The Exploding Human aired: Thursday Dec 1, 2016

22x27 Sasuke's Story, Sunrise, Part 2: Colosseum aired: Thursday Dec 8, 2016
Sasuke informs Kakashi of the exploding humans and he wants to investigate independently. After the funerals of the victims, Sasuke heads to Orochimaru's hideout to get information on Fushin. Chino and Nowaki want to go with him and he relents after remembering Itachi. Chino asks him about Konoha and if he will revive the Uchiha clan but Sasuke keeps quiet. After meeting with Yamato to verify his intents are for the sake of Konoha, Sasuke speaks to Orochimaru, who says he will need to find Oyashiro first because he is a kekkei genkai collector. Karin, Suigetsu, and Jugo come in and Karin quarrels with Chino and then Suigetsu. When Sasuke leaves with Orochimaru, Karin speculates that Sasuke refuses to stay in Konoha because his Sharingan and Rinnegan earn him enemies. Traveling via boat, Sasuke wonders how Orochimaru can travel so freely despite his crimes. Orochimaru retorts that Sasuke and Kabuto are no different themselves but are unlikely to ever be evil again. Arriving at the Coliseum, Orochimaru explains it is where wealthy citizens use their shinobi in battles to win contests. Chino says that Sasuke should help the shinobi. To Sasuke's dismay, Orochimaru signed Sasuke up as a contestant against Futsu because Oyashiro wants to capture Sasuke. Just as the battle begins, another exploding human appears.
22x28 Sasuke's Story, Sunrise, Part 3: Fūshin aired: Thursday Dec 15, 2016
Several Exploding humans appear but Sasuke and Yamato save several of them from exploding. Sasuke is nearly attacked by someone and saves Chino from being killed and Yamato departs when the child ends. Oyashiro asks to talk with Sasuke and explains that Fushin was a shinobi he won at the Coliseum but he left with the other shinobi Oyashiro collected. When asked if Fushin had red eyes, Oyashiro says someone from Fushin's group did and Sasuke suspects Fushin has a partner and attacked the village to get to Sasuke. Oyashiro explains the owner of the kekkai genkai is from the Chinoike clan, which was persecuted by the Uchiha clan at command of the Land of Lightning. Sasuke heads to Hell Valley with Chino and Nowaki, and saves more people from exploding. Sasuke is attacked but sees it is not Fushin but a Lightning Group member named Karyu. He tries to attack Sasuke but is knocked down and tries once more to fight Sasuke, who easily defeats him. Karyu, afraid, agrees to surrender and Sasuke scans his memories to confirm his suspicions. Sasuke discovers that Karyu was hired to pose as the person responsible for the Exploding Humans, who is Nowaki. Sasuke asks him to reveal his true appearance, which Nowaki does and reveals himself to be Fushin.
22x29 Sasuke's Story, Sunrise, Part 4: The Ketsuryūgan aired: Thursday Dec 22, 2016
Sasuke and Fushin fight, with Fushin's Typhoon Release overpowering Sasuke's Susanoo. Sasuke wins by jumping in the hole of the funnel and hitting Fushin. However, Sasuke's attempt to get information fails and Fushin escapes. Traveling to Hell Valley, Sasuke finds Chino waiting for him and she reveals herself as the sole survivor of her clan. In a backstory, Chino was kidnapped by Oyashiro when she was too young to remember her parents and discovered her Ketsurygan through training. At the Coliseum, she fought and won against Fushin, whom she befriended due to their loneliness of being ostracized. After finding out about her clan, Chino escaped with Fushin and a few others, becoming the Lightning Group to help the Bamboo village. However they came into conflict with the Hidden Mist village, which caused the Bamboo villagers to betray them. Two of their comrades died and Karyu left, and Chino and Fushin arrived at Hell Valley to find her clan was destroyed. Two Hidden Mist shinobi attacked them but were turned into Exploding Humans by Chino, who vowed revenge.
22x30 Sasuke's Story, Sunrise, Part 5: The Last One aired: Thursday Jan 5, 2017
Chino and Sasuke battle but Sasuke proves to be superior against Chino's blood dragons. She cuts his arm and reveals she will turn him into an Exploding Human, but Sasuke uses his Sharingan to prevent this and Chino is left defeated. She cries out how jealous she is of him for having people who loved him despite his past and asks why he protects Konoha despite its role in the Uchiha clan's downfall, and Sasuke replies he has a friend who shares his pain. Fushin arrives to protect Chino but she tells him to stop and surrenders. As they are sent to jail, Sakura and Hinata heal the last Exploding Human victim. The Mizukage offers Chino, Fushin, and Karyu to work for her to atone for Kirigakure's betrayal. Sasuke returns to the Coliseum to free all the shinobi and the Raikage arrives with his entourage to arrest the shinobi owners for illegal gambling. The Raikage tells Sasuke he is glad he didn't kill Sasuke when Naruto pleaded for Sasuke to be spared. Orochimaru and Oyashiro have a conversation, with Oyashiro revealing to have the Ketsuryugan, being Chino's father, and he killed his clan. Sakura talks about Sasuke making significant atonements. Sasuke receives a letter from Naruto, who says Sasuke protecting the village is like the Konoha Police Force. Remembering when he told Itachi it was his childhood dream of joining, Sasuke decides to return to Konoha.
22x31 Shikamaru's Story, A Cloud Drifting in the Silent Dark, Part 1: The State of Affairs aired: Thursday Jan 12, 2017

22x32 Shikamaru's Story, A Cloud Drifting in the Silent Dark, Part 2: Dark Clouds aired: Thursday Jan 19, 2017

22x33 Shikamaru's Story, A Cloud Drifting in the Silent Dark, Part 3: Recklessness aired: Thursday Jan 26, 2017

22x34 Shikamaru's Story, A Cloud Drifting in the Silent Dark, Part 4: Cloud of Suspicion aired: Thursday Feb 2, 2017

22x35 Shikamaru's Story, A Cloud Drifting in the Silent Dark, Part 5: Dawn aired: Thursday Feb 9, 2017

22x36 Hidden Leaf Story, The Perfect Day for a Wedding, Part 1: Naruto's Wedding aired: Thursday Feb 16, 2017

22x37 Hidden Leaf Story, The Perfect Day for a Wedding, Part 2: A Full-Powered Wedding Gift aired: Thursday Feb 16, 2017

22x38 Hidden Leaf Story, The Perfect Day for a Wedding, Part 3: Hot Springs and Food Pills aired: Thursday Feb 23, 2017

22x39 Hidden Leaf Story, The Perfect Day for a Wedding, Part 4: The Kazekage's Wedding Gift aired: Thursday Mar 2, 2017

22x40 Hidden Leaf Story, The Perfect Day for a Wedding, Part 5: The Last Mission aired: Thursday Mar 9, 2017

22x41 Hidden Leaf Story, The Perfect Day for a Wedding, Part 6: The Outcome of the Secret Mission! aired: Thursday Mar 16, 2017

22x42 Hidden Leaf Story, The Perfect Day for a Wedding, Part 7: The Message aired: Thursday Mar 23, 2017

Season 23 Episode List

23x1 aired: Thursday Oct 20, 2016



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