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Kabuto launches his attack to capture Naruto and Killer Bee using the assistance of an old foe.
While Bee teaches Naruto how to control his new power, Kabuto targets the island to prove his loyalty to Madara.
Remembering how Naruto changed Nagato, Konan gives her all to support his ideals by attacking Madara with a barrage of paper explosives for 10 minutes straight! But will even this be enough?
When Madara seeks out Nagato's body to steal his Rinnegan eyes, Konan stands in his way. Can Konan stop Madara and protect Nagato's eyes?
Might Guy successfully defeats Kisame and the Akatsuki is quickly apprehended. Kisame recalls his past and decides that he's willing to do anything to protect Akatsuki's secrets.
Minato uses his Transportation Technique to move Nine Tails away from the Hidden Leaf Village.
Minato is forced to use his Flying Raijin jutsu and leave his wife Kushina behind to save their newborn son, Naruto, from a masked assailant.
With Kushina's help, Naruto finally succeeds in stealing a portion of the Nine-Tails' chakra and seals the fox away once again. However, before she can leave Naruto, Kushina has one last thing to tell Naruto: the story of his birth and truth behind the Nine-Tails' attack on the Leaf Village.
Naruto's fight against the Nine-Tails takes a turn for the worse as the fox's hatred begins to overwhelm him. As Naruto slowly loses himself to the fox's rage, a surprising ally comes to his rescue. Who is this woman and what is her connection with Minato?
Naruto has found the key to defeating his darker half, but now he must face his toughest challenge yet: defeating the Nine-Tails himself! Can Naruto successfully steal the fox's power or he will he succomb to the beast's rage?
With Naruto's group on the final stretch to the Land of Lightning, Yamato, Guy, and Aoba meet up to clarify their route and go over the true purpose of their mission. When the topic of calling for support comes up, Yamato and Aoba caution Guy that enemies could potentially disguise themselves as allies, down to their actual chakra. Meanwhile, Kakashi receives an SOS from Guy and rushes over to the group's ship in response. Guy, however, has no memory of sending an SOS, and gets paranoid over Yamato and Aoba's earlier warning, soon becoming convinced that Kakashi is an imposter. Can Kakashi convince Guy otherwise before things get out of hand?moreless
Remembering the time at the Academy when Naruto was the underdog, Kiba becomes frustrated that Naruto has since surpassed him in strength and become the village hero. Kiba thus resolves to train to catch up to Naruto, and asks Kakashi for help doing so. Kakashi responds by summoning his ninja dogs to go up against Kiba. With the help of Akamaru, will Kiba be able to outmaneuver the trained hounds?moreless
As Shikamaru, Ino, and Choji discuss events in the shadow of the upcoming war, they encounter Kosuke, the "world's strongest genin" whom they saved from a group of rouge ninja back when they were genin themselves. Shikamaru asks what Kosuke meant back then when he said it was the second time he was saved by the Ino-Shika-Cho trio, not recalling them saving him any other time. Kosuke then tells his story of the first time he was saved by the trio, albeit not exactly the same people.moreless
As Sai takes a break from his shinobi duties, he reflects on his times with Team 7, and ponders his bonds with Naruto and Sakura, along with the bonds the two share with Sasuke.
As Tenten has a sparring session with Lee, she thinks back to the time she was a little girl and determined to become just like Tsunade. Upon being made a genin, Tenten trained to the best of her abilities to become like Tsunade in all possible aspects.
Shino recalls to his three young students the time when he was defeated in physical combat by a rouge ninja, and vigorously trained thereafter with Kiba and Hinata to improve his taijutsu skills.
As the Hidden Leaf Village prepares for war, Konohamaru determines to figure out a way to get directly involved in the war itself in order to make himself distinguished among the shinobi. He, Udon, and Moegi visit Sakura, Shikamaru, and even Tsunade to ask about getting involved in the war, but to no success. When Temari arrives in the village to deliver a message to Tsunade, Konohamaru decides to challenge the former to a battle to prove himself capable for fighting in the war.moreless
As Naruto and the others cross an island on the way to the Land of Lightning, they encounter a local thief named Banna who's been using Naruto's identity. After finding out that Naruto is the real deal, Banna challenges him to a battle to determine who the real one is which Naruto wins easily. A man named Iggy intervenes and says that he can deal with Banna, allowing Naruto and the others to continue on their way. Iggy is partners with Banna, however, and the former determines that they will continue to rob other islanders. Meanwhile, nearby mercenary ninja hear about "Naruto" robbing people on the island and decide to capture him to win some money.moreless
Back at the Hidden Leaf Village, Hinata continues to train for the upcoming war, determined to get stronger. Tenten decides to organize a girls-only get-together at the local barbeque restaurant, prompting Choji to do the same thing for the boys. At the restaurant, the young Leaf ninja reminisce over the past, and talk about their purpose in the Fourth Great Ninja War.moreless
Seeing that Shikamaru is worried about his ability as a leader during the upcoming war, Shikaku signs him up for a delivery mission to help relieve the stress. Shikamaru is sent with Tenten to crescent-shaped Mokuzu Island where they meet up with Naruto's group before setting sail out of the island's bay. Things go wrong very quickly, however, as the group finds themselves in a repeated loop through dense fog, running up against jagged rocks and giant whirlpools, with Naruto, Guy, and Yamato quickly depleting their chakra keeping the ship from complete disaster. Can Shikamaru figure out what exactly is going on and come up with a plan before the group is dragged to bottom of the sea?moreless