Death in the village! When the dust settles from Orochimaru's attack, the shinobi find that not everyone has survived. While the ninja mourn, an unlikely candidate is chosen for greatness, a long-lost ninja returns with a dangerous entourage, and Naruto finds his life in more turmoil than ever before.
- Chapter 136. The Last Blow...!!
- Chapter 137. The Shinobi of Konoha...!!
- Chapter 138. Operation Destroy Konoha, Terminated!!
- Chapter 139. Eulogy...!!
- Chapter 140. Contact...!!
- Chapter 141. Uchiha Itachi!!
- Chapter 142. Kakashi vs. Itachi
- Chapter 143. The Fourth Hokage's Legacy!!
- Chapter 144. The Pursuers