Sensing that trouble is going on outside, Naruto attempts to leave the island. Iruka appears before him and confesses the truth about war, and why Naruto must not leave. Can Iruka persuade Naruto to stay hidden?
With new-found determination, Choji unleashes his full power. Can Shikamaru, Choji, and Ino seal Asuma?
Ino, Shikamaru, and Chouji must work together to stop Asuma while the others deal with a resurrected Kakuzu.
Mifune takes on Hanzo in a battle of samurai vs. ninja! Meanwhile, Shikamaru, Ino, and Choji have an unwelcome reunion with an old friend
In this special movie tie-in, Sakura has seemingly lost her memories and it's up to Ino to help her get them back. Can Ino save Sakura? What is wrong with her?
Darui manages to defeat Ginkaku, but when Kinkaku unleashes the full force of Nine-Tails chakra that he absorbed, the situation begins to look dire. Will the arrival of a secret treasure provide the edge Darui and the others need to stop him?
Kinkaku and Ginkaku appear on the battlefield, two brothers said to have survived inside the Nine-Tailed Fox's stomach. The weapon they carry will absorb any person who speaks their most said word. Can these two resurrected monsters from the Hidden Cloud village be defeated?
As more old enemies appear on the battlefield, the Shinobi Alliance struggles to fend them off. Meanwhile, Zetsu targets the Five Lords.
When the previous kages are revived by Kabuto, the situation begins to get worse. In order to combat this new threat, Shikamaru's father, Shikaku, comes up with a plan that could be just the help the Allied Shinobi Forces need.
As Kakashi's group faces off against the resurrected Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, Kakashi recounts how happy he is that Zabuza and Haku were Naruto's first opponents.
Kakashi encounters a resurrected Zabuza and Haku on the battlefield.
In exchange for allowing Kabuto to keep Anko alive to increase his strength, Tobi forces Kabuto to reveal the secrets behind the Impure Resurrection Jutsu. Just how is the jutsu used and how can it be stopped?
As the two ambush squads engage one another, Sai is forced into a fight with his own brother. However, when Shin discovers that Sai finished the sketchbook Sai was working on when he was alive, the group discovers that the Impure Resurrection technique is not as powerful as they once believed.moreless
As the 4th Ninja World War begins, Shinobi sends their ambush squad out. However, Kankuro and Sai's group soon runs into the opposing sides ambush squad. Can Kankuro defeat a resurrected Sasori and Sai his own brother?
As the war begins, Gaara, as the commander of the Joint Shinobi Army, gives a speech to the ninja of every nation on what the war is about.
In episode 257, "Meeting", the focus falls back to a previous time in the life of a young Naruto Uzumaki. The episode is one long flashback and reveals a developing rivalry between Naruto and Sasuke Uchiha as children, as well as the first mission the two accomplished with Sakura Haruno as members of Squad 7.moreless
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?