The barrier is shattered, and Ten Tails appears! With unfathomable power in its attack, it sends shock waves through the air! Kurama takes the lead and tries to go on the offensive, but is helpless against Ten Tails' immense strength. Soon both Kurama and Gyuki exhaust their chakra and fade away.
The Allied Shinobi Forces begin their onslaught against Obito and Madara. But Ten Tails suddenly transforms and hurls powerful Tailed Beast Bombs toward distant towns. One after the other, the Tailed Beast Bombs find their targets. The shinobi wonder why Ten Tails is aiming so far away as one of the bombs heads toward HQ!
Naruto is overcome with grief over Neji's death, but Hinata's words restore his fighting spirit. Shikaku outlines his final strategy before he dies, in which Nine Tails will send its chakra to increase everyone's strength. United in their cause, Naruto and the shinobi set out to take on Ten Tails, determined that Neji and their comrades will not have died in vain!
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.
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.
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.
For years, Naruto was the target of Nine Tails' undying hatred. But their time together has made Nine Tails understand Naruto more than anyone. As Naruto continues to try and free Four Tails from Madara's control, Nine Tails begins to undergo a change.
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.
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.
Madara is prepping his new jutsu Limited Tsukuyomi, choosing Naruto as his test subject. Meanwhile, Naruto is spending his day off alone in his room. Thinking that Naruto is lonely, Lee suggests they all go to the bathhouse.
Naruto and the others finally regain their lost memories regarding Yota. Years ago, the Leaf Village kids came to befriend Yota, but the adults believed the young boy was a spy and took him away for questioning.
Kabuto reanimates an army of unknown shinobi led by Danzo's former bodyguard Torune to retrieve the ones he lost to the Allied Forces. But aside from Torune, the reanimated shinobi are all weak and are quickly sealed away.
During their battle against the White Zetsu, Shino's beetles detect the presence of another enemy. Leaving the fight to Kiba and the others, Shino goes to investigate and finds Torune preparing to unleash his forbidden jutsu.
Kabuto reanimates Fukai to attack Killer Bee and Motoi. Fukai warns Killer Bee to escape before being taken over by Kabuto. To everyone's surprise, Fukai releases Eight Tails' chakra and enters Tailed Beast State.
A reanimated Granny Chiyo attacks Kankuro and Mifune's team. Kankuro fights back by using the human puppet of Sasori. The sight of Sasori causes Granny Chiyo to recall the painful memories that led her grandson to create his human puppets.
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.
Gaara leads the Fourth Company into battle against the previous Kage, including his father, the late Fourth Kazekage. The Fourth Kazekage attacks Gaara in order to determine if his son is truly worthy to be the current Kazekage.
The Fourth Company continue their fight against the reanimated Kage. Gaara and Ohnoki team up to hold off Second Tsuchikage Mu, while the remaining shinobi take on the Second Mizukage, who is willing to be sealed away.
Shikamaru, Choji, Neji, and Kiba find themselves up against some familiar faces from the past. The Sound Ninja Four have been brought back by Kabuto's Reanimation Jutsu, and they are ready to seek vengeance.
Three years ago, Leaf Anbu Yugao Uzuki lost her lover Hayate Gekko in battle. Unable to cope with his death, Yugao has since left the Anbu and joined the Medical Corps. Meanwhile, Kabuto has reanimated Hayate.
Kakashi assigns Sai to take over for the Sealing Corps, who are recovering from sealing the reanimated shinobi. But Sai is not sure if he can handle the responsibility. Soon afterwards, the Third Company is attacked by Jinin Akebino.
While investigating the village near Tonika, Kabuto confronts Naruto. An epic battle erupts as Kabuto uses the forbidden Reanimation Jutsu against Naruto. In the meantime, Dokku and the five survivors lie low at the village.
Naruto and Sakura decide to stay at Shiseru's house overnight to help watch over the survivors. Although the children cry and miss their deceased parents, Dokku and Shiseru try hard to bring everyone together as a new family.
Naruto makes his entrance onto the battlefield and uses his sensory powers to detect and destroy the transformed White Zetsu clones. During the battle, Shikaku updates Naruto with what they currently know on Madara.
With many of the shinobi away serving in the Fourth Great Ninja War, the Leaf Village is left with just the mothers and children to protect it. Konohamaru is eager to guard the village but is quickly discouraged by the adults who tell him to just go about his day as usual.
The Allied Shinobi Forces are on standby, ready to confront Madara's army of reanimated shinobi and 100,000 White Zetsu. But distrust still exists among the Allied Shinobi Forces, who were once sworn enemies until recently.
Kankuro's commando unit enters enemy territory to set up a stronghold for the Allied Shinobi Forces. They are immediately ambushed by the Akatsuki's own commando unit comprised of the reanimated Deidara and Sasori.
Kakashi and his unit devise a strategy to take on the Kekkei Genkai shinobi, but it's foiled by Kabuto, who uses the Reanimation Jutsu to summon the most powerful members of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist.
Naruto and the others encounter a thief who claims that he is Naruto Uzumaki of the Hidden Leaf. The real Naruto easily takes care of the imposter and hands him over to a ninja who was after the thief.
As the Leaf ninja's ship heads toward their final stop for supplies before entering the Land of Lightning, Yamato warns the crew to stay alert for enemies who could mimic both the appearance and chakra of their closest allies.
During his final stop for supplies on an island in the Land of Water, Naruto runs into Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi of the Hidden Stone, who are on an assignment to deliver a letter from the Tsuchikage addressed to the Mizukage.
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.
Tsunade sends out Naruto under the guise of a top-secret mission to keep him hidden away from the Akatsuki. Unfortunately, Naruto, Yamato, Gai, and Aoba are stuck at the pier due to a report of a monster attacking ships.
During their voyage, Naruto, Yamato, Gai, and Aoba stop at an island to recover from severe seasickness. There, they unexpectedly meet up with Sakura, Ino, and Choji, who are on an assignment to gather medical herbs for Tsunade.
Making a stop at a nearby port to stock up on supplies, Naruto buys a rare mushroom from a vegetable merchant. But soon after they set sail for their next destination, Naruto and the other crewmembers find their ship infested with poisonous mushrooms.
As he prepares for the coming war, Shikamaru begins to feel the pressure of shouldering the lives of his friends. To help ease his mind, Shikaku sends his son on a mission to Mokuzu Island where Shikamaru meets up with Naruto.
The Kage respond to Madara's declaration of war by forming the Allied Shinobi Forces, with the Raikage as their leader. Meanwhile, Sakura arrives in the Land of Iron to speak with Naruto, but her confession surprises him. Elsewhere, Kisame appears before Killer Bee and his master as an unwelcome guest.
Killer Bee engages in a deadly battle against Kisame, who has come to capture the Eight Tails. Kisame reveals to Killer Bee that his weapon, Samehada, possesses the ability to rob and convert enemy chakra into the wielder's own strength. Now infused with more strength, Kisame shows his true power as the Tailless Tailed Beast. Elsewhere, while in pursuit of Danzo, Ao falls into Foo's deadly trap.
Naruto learns from Sai that Sakura intends to kill Sasuke with her own hands. The Sand arrives to brief the Leaf Ninja about what happened at the Five Kage Summit. Gaara then tells Naruto his own decision and asks what action Naruto will take as Sasuke's friend. Meanwhile, Madara appears before Danzo.
Kakashi decides to go after Sakura to stop her, while Yamato and Naruto are ordered to return to the Leaf Village. But Naruto, tormented by the recent string of events, collapses from hyperventilation. Meanwhile, Sasuke confronts Danzo and, after seeing the many Sharingan embedded in his enemy's right arm, angrily questions if Danzo is truly the one who ordered Itachi to kill the Uchiha Clan.
Danzo's uncanny jutsu prevents Sasuke from landing a clean hit on his enemy. As Karin attempts to analyze Danzo's jutsu, Madara recognises it as Izanagi, the Uchiha's forbidden Visual Jutsu and ultimate genjutsu technique that enables the user to control the space between fantasy and reality.
Danzo believes he's won the battle against Sasuke. Little does he realize, Sasuke placed him under genjutsu before they last exchanged blows. Not knowing his Izanagi has already expired, Danzo finds himself severely wounded and beginning to lose control over the First Hokage's cells inside of him. Still determined to survive and achieve his goal, Danzo decides to take Karin as a hostage.
Having tracked down Sasuke's whereabouts with Kiba's nose, Sakura attempts to put her allies to sleep and carry out the task of killing Sasuke herself. As Sakura heads toward Sasuke, she begins to recollect her fond memories of Team 7.
Memories from his childhood course through Naruto's mind as he rests to recover from his hyperventilation. Now realising what it means to gain something dear and then lose it, Naruto sneaks out of the inn to follow behind Sakura and Kakashi to find Sasuke.
Sakura tells Sasuke that she wishes to desert the village and join him. A skeptical Sasuke tells Sakura he will believe her if she can finish off Karin. When Sakura hesitates to do so, Sasuke attacks her with Chidori but is stopped by Kakashi, who has arrived in the nick of time.
Naruto reproaches Sasuke for attempting to kill Sakura. Then Sasuke reveals that he killed Danzo with his own hands. He goes on to declare his intent to purify the Uchiha Clan's name by annihilating the Hidden Leaf, whom he holds responsible for dishonouring the Uchiha Clan. Naruto, ignoring Kakashi's order to leave with Sakura, charges toward Sasuke with his Rasengan.
Years ago at the Final Valley, Sasuke told Naruto about high-level shinobi being able to understand one another just by trading blows. Having become a high-level shinobi, Naruto is now able to understand Sasuke's heart, and he tells Sasuke to direct all of his hatred towards him.
Killer Bee returns to the Hidden Cloud Village to the delight of Omoi and Karui. He has brought Kisame's sword, Samehada, with him. Bee believes the sword has taken a liking to him but is unaware that this is all just part of the Akatsuki's plan. Meanwhile, Sai informs the Leaf Shinobi of Danzo's fate.
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. Meanwhile, Naruto has returned to the Leaf Village and asks Shikamaru to gather up his friends.
On his way home Naruto comes across a rock pasted with a peculiar talisman, which he tears off without thinking. That night, Naruto is surprised to find an amnesiac ghost standing near his bed. Meanwhile, an important meeting is being held at the Leaf Village regarding a new security plan.
Team 7 is after a group of thieves who have stolen the precious Golden Statue from the Feudal Lord's sister. Having spotted the thieves, Sakura attempts to contact Kakashi. But eager to take the credit for retrieving the statue themselves, Naruto and Sasuke move in on their own, only to fail and have Sakura taken away as hostage. To make matters worse, the enemy's jutsu has left Naruto's and Sasuke's hands completely stuck to one another.
Team 7 and Team 10 are assigned to help a village that is troubled by bandits. Kakashi and Asuma head out to find a secure passageway necessary to storm the bandit hideout, while the remaining genin stay behind. But when a hostage is taken right before their eyes, Shikamaru must come up with a plan to handle the situation.
Sasuke's jealousy of Naruto's tremendous growth in strength causes friction between the two. Tsunade decides to give them some time apart by assigning them separate missions. Naruto and Sakura are assigned to escort a girl named Naho, a relative of the Daimyo. But Naho strongly insists on having Sasuke as her guard. Meanwhile, while searching for a wanted shinobi who has entered the Land of Fire territory, Sasuke and Kakashi stumble upon a shocking discovery.
Team Samui of the Hidden Cloud arrive at the Leaf Village and are shocked to find it in ruins. Nonetheless, they carry out their orders to deliver the Raikage's official letter to the Hokage, when Danzo appears and announces that he is the new Hokage. The news of Danzo becoming Hokage and issuing orders to dispose of Sasuke reaches Naruto and Sakura. Outraged, the two decide to confront Danzo, only to be halted by Kakashi.
Karui and Omoi of the Hidden Cloud press Naruto to give information regarding Sasuke. Naruto realises they're motivated by wanting to save their captured master, but decides he cannot sell out his friend. Instead, Naruto offers himself as a punching bag for Karui and Omoi to abuse to their hearts' content. Meanwhile, Danzo summons his most skilled men from the Foundation to accompany him to the Five Kage Summit.
Kage from each nation set out to attend the Five Kage Summit. Also attending is Danzo, who intends to use this opportunity to firmly establish his position as the new Hokage. Meanwhile, Naruto, Yamato, and Kakashi follow Team Samui in the hopes of meeting the Raikage and asking him to spare Sasuke's life.
To prevent the cycle of hatred bound to occur should Sasuke be killed, Naruto goes to the Raikage and begs him to forgive Sasuke, but the Raikage quickly dismisses the request. Meanwhile, the Five Kage assemble in the Land of Iron to hold the Five Kage Summit Conference.
Mifune calls for the formation of the Allied Shinobi Forces to counter the Akatsuki and proposes the Hokage to lead them. Unbeknownst to all, Danzo is secretly manipulating Mifune using his Ocular Jutsu. Meanwhile, Sai reveals Naruto's actions to Sakura, going on to tell her that like Sasuke, Sakura is also causing Naruto to suffer.
Madara, who has taken an interest in Naruto, makes a sudden appearance before Naruto and reveals the truth behind Itachi's actions. Meanwhile, the samurai learn of Sasuke and his team Taka's entry into the Land of Iron, and battle ensues between the two groups. Sasuke searches for his target Danzo as he takes out the samurai one after another, when an enraged Raikage and his men stand in the way.
The truth behind Itachi's actions leaves Naruto, Kakashi, and Yamato in shock. Madara then goes on to reveal the eternal hate stemming from as far back as the rivalry between the two sons of the legendary Sage of the Sixth Paths and its relation to the Uchiha clan. Meanwhile in the Land of Iron, Sasuke and the Raikage are fighting a battle to the death when Gaara, the Kazekage, intervenes.
Having blocked the combined attacks of Gaara, Temari, Kankuro, and Darui with his Susanoo, Sasuke goes after Danzo. However, Danzo has fled the scene, and Sasuke finds himself confronted by the Mizukage and Tsuchikage.
The four Kage are startled by the sudden appearance of Madara Uchiha. Having sent Sasuke away to safety using the Transportation Technique, Madara unveils to the Kage his Project Tsuki no Me. By resurrecting the monster Ten Tails and becoming its Jinchuriki Host, Madara plots to bring the entire world under his Genjutsu control. When the four Kage refuse to hand over the two remaining Tailed Beasts, Madara declares war, and the Fourth Great Ninja War begins.
The Leaf ninja work to rebuild the Hidden Leaf Village. While helping with the restoration, Naruto and Sakura are reunited with two old friends, the carpenter Tazuna and his grandson Inari from the Land of Waves. Having heard of the Leaf's crisis, the two rushed to help rebuild the village. The joyous reunion stirs Naruto to recall an incident that took place shortly after their mission in the Land of Waves.
As Naruto and Sakura celebrate their reunion with Inari and Tazuna, they recall an incident that took place three years ago, shortly after their mission in the Land of Waves. Having completed a D-rank mission to bring back a runaway ostrich, Team 7 stops in a town for some rest, where they encounter a man named Tsukado who is out to avenge the death of his relative.
News of the Leaf Village's destruction has reached the Sand Village. Kankuro and Temari worry about their allied nation's well-being, but Gaara, recalling a past mission carried out with the Leaf's Team 7, points out that the Leaf Village has Naruto with them.
Naruto visits Sakura, who is caring for Tsunade. Sakura recalls an incident that took place three years before, in which she collapsed from symptoms that resembled a disease caused by a mysterious virus, one that turns a ninja's chakra into fever. The village records indicated that Naruto, the last person Sakura came into contact with, had visited the village where the plague was said to have originated.
Tenten and Neji head for the Leaf Ninja Tool Research Lab to procure ninja tools necessary for rebuilding the Leaf Village. The two recall their last visit to the research lab, where they met an absentminded ninja tool researcher named Iou and his assistant Shoseki.
Condor, the ostrich previously captured by Team 7, now lives in a forest with baby ostriches. Since his last escape, Condor has trained himself to become a ninja ostrich, capable even of human speech. Condor tells the baby ostriches the history of his battles with Naruto.
Rock Lee is still hospitalised following his injuries in the Chunin Exam. After accidentally finishing off Lee's last special youth drink, Naruto asks Guy to make more, only to learn one of its key ingredients, the Jofuku Flower, is out of stock. Hearing the destination of their next mission is where the plant can be found, Naruto is determined to get the Jofuku Flower for Lee's sake.
In order to bring back Sasuke and to learn to defend himself against the Akatsuki, Naruto sets out on a journey to train under Jiraiya. Jiraiya takes Naruto to a village in the hopes of teaching him how to counter the Sharingan's genjutsu attack. There, the two meet Tanishi, a young boy whose family Jiraiya befriended years ago.
Naruto and Jiraiya attempt to save a village from Kandachi, a former right-hand man to Hanzo of the Hidden Rain. But their plan is thwarted by Tanishi, who reveals their identities in fear of the Rain ninja's wrath. A furious Kandachi summons the Conch King to attack Naruto and Jiraiya.
Granny Cat requests that Sasuke and Team 7 collect the last cat paw print necessary to complete the Paw Encyclopedia. For this D-rank mission the team head out without Kakashi, only to learn their target is a big shot called Nekomata who rules the ninja cats from behind the scenes. In order to infiltrate Nekomata's impenetrable fortress, Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura devise a secret plan.
Naruto is assigned to a team led by jonin Hayama to patrol the north border of the Leaf Village. One of his teammates is Kosuke, an old man who has been a genin for over fifty years, earning him the title Eternal Genin. Setting up camp near the border, the team stays alert for possible enemy attack. However, the number of enemy forces turns out to be more than what they have anticipated.
A beautiful kunoichi spy named Hanare is captured for attempting to gather intel on the Hidden Leaf. The Leaf Intel Division interrogates Hanare to learn who sent her, but to little avail. When Inoichi scans Hanare's mind, he is surprised to find an image of a young Kakashi.
During the Chunin Exam, Neji rests in the medical room, having lost to Naruto. Just as Tenten comes in to check up on him, they see the Leaf Village attacked by Orochimaru and his men. Rushing back to the spectator stand, the two find the Elder of the Hyuga clan injured, and learn that Hinata has been kidnapped by two Hidden Cloud ninja. Neji, along with Tenten, Kiba, and Akamaru, sets out on an A-rank mission to retrieve the Byakugan and rescue Hinata.
Naruto loses himself after seeing Hinata taken out right before his eyes. His anger triggers the Nine Tails chakra to go out of control. Katsuyu informs the others of Naruto's transformation, but Yamato, the only one capable of subduing the Nine Tails chakra, is on a mission outside the village. Nine-Tails Naruto destroys the First Hokage's necklace and its sealing jutsu to attack Pain. As the battle escalates, Naruto's tail count is about to reach eight.
Naruto meets Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage, inside his inner world. Before his death, Minato planted a fail-safe where he would appear within Naruto's psyche should his son sprout eight tails. Naruto, surprised to learn that he is the son of Minato, lashes out at his father with mixed feelings of joy and anger. Encouraged by his father's words of confidence in him, Naruto casts away all doubt and returns to the real world where Pain awaits him.
To break the cycle of hate, Naruto heads to where the real Pain is hiding. On the way, he comes across Shikaku and Inoichi, who were leading their own search unit to track down Pain. The unit is shocked when Naruto requests that they let him talk with the real Pain alone. Inoichi objects to the idea, but Shikaku, who recalls the words spoken by his son Shikamaru, decides to put his faith in Naruto and lets him go. Naruto finally comes face to face with Nagato, the man who once studied under his master Jiraiya.
The story goes back to right before the start of the final rounds of the Chunin Exam. As Naruto trains in preparation for his upcoming match, he hears Jiraiya speak of the Fourth Hokage's legacy. Believing it to be the ultimate secret ninja technique left behind by the Fourth Hokage, Naruto and Sakura are determined to get the technique to ensure that Squad 7 passes the Chunin Exam. Joined by Choji and the rest of Squad 10, who overheard the conversation, the group goes on a quest to attain the ultimate secret technique!
Naruto and the others take on the oncoming challenges in order to find the secret technique and break the previous record set by the Fourth Hokage. But Naruto's impulsive action leads the group into various troubles. To make matters worse, they are attacked by Hidden Rain ninja wishing to take the secret technique for themselves. Can Naruto attain the secret ninja technique left behind by the Fourth Hokage?
Naruto comes face to face with Nagato and Konan. Naruto, wanting to confront the problem of their hate-filled ninja world, asks to hear Nagato's side of the story before coming up with an answer. Nagato agrees and begins to talk of his past. As a young child, Nagato lived in the Hidden Rain during a time when the village was a battleground between warring nations. Having lost his parents to the Hidden Leaf, an orphaned Nagato was on the verge of death when he met Konan and Yahiko, who were also war orphans. Together, the three children struggled to live through this tough time.
To fulfill their dream, Nagato, Yahiko, and Konan walk through the war zone in search of Jiraiya, hoping to learn ninjutsu from him. After completing their training, the three form an organisation with Yahiko as its leader. In a time when the world is caught in a war between the Stone, Leaf, and Sand villages, Yahiko's organisation strives to construct a peace that is minimally based on military might. Soon after, Hanzo, leader of the Hidden Rain, approaches Yahiko's organisation to join forces in the name of peace.
Naruto remains silent after learning of Nagato's painful past. Nagato claims true peace cannot exist in this cursed world, dismissing Jiraiya's ideal as nothing more than wishful thinking. Having heard Nagato's side of the story, Naruto gives his own answer to the quest for peace. Naruto's answer triggers Nagato to recall the promise he made long ago to Jiraiya.
Nagato, having decided to believe in Naruto's word, performs his last forbidden jutsu: Gedo Art Rinne Rebirth. Lives lost in the attack on the Leaf Village are restored, in exchange for Nagato's own life. Taking on Yahiko and Nagato's wish, Naruto promises Konan that he will bring true peace to the world.
The Leaf Village is left in ruins in the wake of Pain's assault on the village. While cleaning through the remains of Ninja Academy, Iruka finds an old pillar and recognises it as a memoir from Naruto's early years at the academy. Iruka, then still a rookie instructor, had difficulties dealing with Naruto and his pranks. Despite having lost his parents to Nine Tails, Iruka tried his best to treat Naruto as his student.
Naruto spends his days competing with Sasuke, the academy's star student, only to screw up and be the laughingstock of the class. Due to the childhood trauma of losing his parents to the Nine-Tailed Fox, Iruka finds it difficult to interact with Naruto as his student. After being treated coldly by his teacher, Naruto finally snaps and declares he will no longer go to the academy. Having lost confidence, Iruka asks the Third Hokage to relieve him from being Naruto's homeroom teacher.
Naruto learns from his classmates that a battle broke out in the Leaf forest late last night. Wanting to be accepted as their friend, Naruto takes up his classmates' dare to venture into the forest and retrieve an item from the dead enemy ninja, unaware that the forest is still dangerous.
An emergency council is held before the Feudal Lord of the Land of Fire. The topic is to discuss plans to rebuild the Leaf Village, which has been decimated following the battle with Pain, and Danzo strongly urges the council to select a new Hokage to replace Tsunade. Meanwhile, Naruto and Kakashi are visiting Tsunade, who still lies in a coma. Naruto's concern for Tsunade prompts Kakashi to recount events prior to the formation of Team 7.
Guy sorely regrets his blunder as his three pupils are imprisoned by the Water Prison. Determined to stop Kisame, Guy challenges him using the nunchaku, his favorite weapon. It's super taijutsu versus super-human strength. Without oxygen, Tenten is weakening fast, and in order to put a quick end to the battle, Guy prepares to use a forbidden secret jutsu. Meanwhile, Naruto falls under Itachi's genjutsu, and all the anti-genjutsu training he underwent with Jiraiya races through Naruto's mind.
Granny Chiyo and Sakura rescue Naruto from Itachi's genjutsu. Without a moment's delay, Kakashi begins a counterattack. A high-level ninja battle ensues, and Kakashi exhibits his genius ninja prowess by seeing through every subtle tactic. Meanwhile, Guy is having a hard time against Kisame but manages to take him down with a powerful jutsu known as the Asakujaku. The strength of the Hidden Leaf ninja should have successfully crushed their archrivals, but...
Their vanquished foes, Kisame and Itachi, turn out to be doppelgangers whose appearance and powers were copied with the Impersonation Jutsu. Chiyo and Kakashi realise that the attack was just a diversion, and that the Akatsuki have already begun the process of extracting the Tailed Beast from Gaara. Granny Chiyo explains to Naruto and Sakura the connection between the Tailed Beast and the Jinchuriki, the host body. The shocking disclosure hits home, and Sakura realises that Naruto faces the same fate and sheds silent tears.
Teams Kakashi and Guy take a short rest. Granny Chiyo watches Naruto dozing off and is reminded of Sasori as a child. The pursuit resumes, and when Chiyo wonders why Naruto puts such effort into rescuing Gaara, Kakashi explains that Naruto is also a Jinchuriki. Although it was to protect her village, Chiyo regrets that she was the one who sealed Shukaku, the Sand Spirit, inside Gaara and resolves to change. Just then, the Akatsuki complete the Sealing Jutsu: Nine Phantom Dragons, and Gaara is engulfed by a white light.
Teams Kakashi and Guy reach the Akatsuki hideout. They hurry to infiltrate but are thwarted by a five-seal barrier. The only way to break the barrier is to remove all five seals at once. Negi uses his Byakugan to locate the seals, and with superb teamwork, the Hidden Leaf ninja destroy the barrier. But the Akatsuki is already aware of their presence. Naruto confronts a shocking sight inside the cave...And an unfathomable trap is waiting for Team Guy!
Breaking the five-seal barrier set off a trap, which now has Team Guy battling amazingly accurate copies of themselves. Back at the Akatsuki hideout, Deidara and Sasori struggle to take the Nine-Tail Jinchuriki. As Deidara carries off Gaara, an angry Naruto goes after him. Forced to follow, Kakashi warns Granny Chiyo and Sakura to not do anything rash.
At last, the showdown between the old woman and her grandson begins. Sakura is confused by Sasori's strange appearance, and Granny Chiyo explains that this is Hiruko, the body that Sasori uses for self-defense. In order to defeat the real Sasori inside the body, this Hiruko must first be destroyed. But Hiruko's poison is extremely lethal, and even a scratch means certain death. Only his own grandmother can read through Sasori's complex traps. On the other hand, Sakura is the one who must deliver the finishing blow. As their predicament becomes clear, what strategy will these two take?
Granny Chiyo and Sakura manage to expose Sasori, who amazingly looks no older than he did twenty years earlier. Chiyo is even more shocked at the second puppet that Sasori produces. It is the human puppet of the Third Kazekage, the strongest ninja in Sand history. Sasori, it turns out, was the mastermind behind the Kazekage's disappearance ten years earlier. Chiyo is outraged that her own grandson would attack a Kazekage. Meanwhile in the Sand Village, a team of ninja led by Kankuro and Temari are heading to a certain location.
Sakura is caught by Sasori's tactic and surrounded by a poison cloud. But she uses a Paper Bomb to blow herself free from the poisonous fumes. Her fervent resolve to risk injury to capture Sasori and force him to give up information about Orochimaru resonates in Granny Chiyo's heart. In order to protect Sakura from Sasori's attack, she summons two fateful puppets expressly for this battle. Meanwhile, Naruto and Kakashi are in hot pursuit of Deidara!
The greatest advantage of the puppets created from humans is that one can take over the jutsu that the human used while alive. Hence, the puppet of the Third Kazekage has the special ability to convert chakra into magnetic power. Chiyo and Sakura take cover, and Sasori wastes no time unleashing a ruthless attack. Chiyo fights back to protect Sakura, but in an instant the Father and Mother puppets are sealed by the Iron Sand. As Sasori rushes in for the final blow, Sakura makes a decision.
Sakura counters the Iron Sand attack of the Third Kazekage puppet with superhuman strength. She learned from Tsunade that the most important skill of a Medic Ninja is the ability to evade an attack. She quickly begins to read Sasori's attack patterns. Sasori decides that he is wasting time, and prepared to exhaust his chakra, he uses his Iron Sand: Unleashed! jutsu, which spreads over a vast area to capture the target. The Iron Sand attack permeates space, and inevitably, Sakura sustains a hand injury and is infected with the poison!
Sakura destroys the Third Kazekage puppet thanks to a secret antidote she had taken. Sakuro explains to a surprised Granny Chiyo that this antidote converts the poison into harmless protein and is effective for about three minutes. Chiyo and Sakura resolve to bring Sasori down within that time limit. Sasori has no choice but to acknowledge Sakura's true power and unleash his trump card. At the same time, Naruto and Kakashi plan a strategy to capture Deidara.
Sakura and Granny Chiyo are engaged in a fierce battle with Sasori, who is able turn himself into a human puppet. They somehow bring Sasori down within the time limit, but he ends up reviving. Chiyo summons puppets with a technique she had banned herself from using, Secret White Move: Chikamatsu's Ten Puppets. To counter that, Sasori resorts to his Secret Red move Performance of a Hundred Puppets. Sakura's antidote has worn off, but she joins Granny Chiyo, and the two attack for a final decisive battle!
In the Village Hidden in the Leaves, Konohamaru's team has been promoted to genin and now goes on D-rank missions under Ebisu. Konohamaru's constant complaining reminds Iruka and the others of Naruto back in the day. Just then, a figure passes through the gates. It's an older Naruto, who has returned from a long training journey with Jiraiya. Naruto Uzumaki is back!
Jiraiya has completed his new novel, Make-out Tactics, much to Kakashi's delight. But Jiraiya has also brought top-secret news that the Akatsuki is on the move. Naruto and Sakura team up and challenge Kakashi to a survival challenge to show off their progress. In the Village Hidden in the Sand, Gaara is now the Kazekage, and it turns out some members of the Akatsuki have infiltrated the village.
Naruto's and Sakura's combined skills force Kakashi to use his Sharingan right off the bat. Naruto masterfully unleashes his jutsu one after another. And Sakura, though trained primarily as a medic ninja, employs deadly techniques taught her by Tsunade herself. Just outside the Sand Village, Deidara of the Akatsuki begins a super-secret operation to sneak into the village, with Gaara as his target.
Gaara is quick to detect Deidara's presence, and an aerial battle ensues with Deidara on his giant bird and Gaara atop sand. Sand jonin Yuri is actually an Akatsuki sleeper agent, and the Village Hidden in the Sand suffers great damage. Back at the Leaf Village, Naruto and Sakura continue their survival challenge and get a firsthand look at the amazing power of Kakashi the Copy Ninja. The battle is at a stalemate. Finally, the duo implement their ace in the hole.
Naruto and Sakura defeat Kakashi in the survival challenge. Tsunade assigns them to a three-man squad led by Kakashi, who tells them they are now his equals. In the Sand Village, Gaara and Deidara continue their fierce battle. As he watches the battle, Baki becomes concerned that Shukaku will materialise, but Kankuro scoffs at the idea. Kankuro is fully aware of the strong resolve that burns deep inside his younger brother.
In order to protect his village from Deidara's explosive clay, Gaara uses his chakra to create a giant sand shield. Luckily, the village is saved, but at great cost. Gaara is left vulnerable to attack, and has nothing left to counter a barrage of Deidara's traps. His Sand comrades' attempts to help prove futile, and in the end, Gaara falls into Deidara's hands.
Gaara, his strength completely exhausted, is whisked away by Deidara. Kankuro ignores Baki's efforts to stop him and immediately sets out in pursuit with a platoon to rescue Gaara. But the Akatsuki has set up ingenious traps, and one by one, the Sand ninja fall. Kankuro's determination pulls him through, and he alone catches up to the Akatsuki. Back at the Hidden Leaf Village, Naruto's new squad welcomes the day of their first mission.
On her way to the Sand Village, Temari encounters Kakashi and his team. Kakashi admonishes Naruto when he tries to rush ahead, and Naruto explodes with anger toward the Akatsuki. As one who also houses a tailed beast inside his body, Naruto understands Gaara's suffering and considers him a comrade. Meanwhile, Kankuro is rescued, but he is on the verge of death, having been infected with a mysterious poison. If no antidote is found, he has only a few days to live.
An urgent message from the Sand Village detailing the Akatsuki's kidnapping of the Kazekage reaches the Hidden Leaf Village. Tsunade wastes no time in ordering Team Kakashi to the Sand Village. Meanwhile, Kankuro begins his battle against the Akatsuki. But one after another, his puppet tactics are easily countered. His opponent turns out to be the one who developed Kankuro's puppet technique, the ingenious puppet master of the Sand, Sasori of the Red Sand.
The Sand ninja fight against time to treat Kankuro. Even the Sand's poison expert, Granny Chiyo, is baffled. The only hope lies with the reinforcements sent by Tsunade. But Naruto, Sakura and Kakashi are delayed by a sandstorm. Back in the Hidden Leaf Village, Tsunade worries about Kakashi's squad, and assuming the worst, she sends Guy and his squad, who have just returned from a mission. Meanwhile, the Akatsuki reach their hideout with Gaara and commence with the Sealing Jutsu: Nine Phantom Dragons.
Sakura treats a critically ill Kankuro. After extensive training she's now a full-fledged Medic Ninja, and Sakura amazes everyone with her sure, steady hands. At first suspicious of their former enemies, the Leaf, Granny Chiyo is touched that Tsunade sent her own apprentice and impressed by Sakura's determined efforts to help Kankuro. She realises a new era has dawned. His life out of danger, Kankuro provides information about the Akatsuki. Kakashi immediately sends a ninja hound in pursuit.
Pakkun finds the hideout of the Akatsuki. Team Kakashi and Temari prepare to set out to get Gaara back, but Temari is ordered to stay behind and help guard the village. Granny Chiyo volunteers to take Temari's place. Along the way to the Akatsuki hideout, Chiyo shocks Naruto and Sakura with the story of the Biju or Tailed Beasts. Meanwhile, Pakkun meets up with Team Guy. Since they are closest, they follow Pakkun toward the Akatsuki hideout. However, their movements have already been noticed by the enemy.
Team Kakashi encounter Itachi Uchiha, who had dealt them a bitter defeat in the past. Kakashi warns everyone not to look into Itachi's Sharingan Eyes. Kakashi prepares to battle Itachi alone and tells Naruto to cover him from the back. At the same time, Guy and his team begin battling their bitter rival Kisame. Determined to pay back Guy for a past defeat, Kisame releases a powerful chakra to overwhelm the Leaf ninja. Soon, his jutsu has Neji, Lee and Tenten locked in a water prison.
Naruto Uzumaki is back! After two and a half years of training on the road with Jiraiya of the Sannin, Naruto is back in the Village Hidden in the Leaves and he's ready to show off his new skills. He and Sakura team up to take on their old master Kakashi, who's pretty impressed with their progress. They'll have plenty of opportunity to put it into action when news arrives from the Sand Village that Gaara, Naruto's former rival and now Kazekage of the Sand, has been kidnapped! And the culprits are the very same group who are after Naruto - the Akatsuki! 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO / 2007 SHIPPUDEN All Rights Reserved.
Like the show, Google play is the problem Would buy it from Google play but it jumps from season 1 to season 14
Best anime My favourite season so far because of the nine tails and the other tailed beast
Naruto is the greatest anime I've ever seen in the world and if you have a different opinion just say it I won't care