Naruto Shippuden

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Naruto Shippuuden is the continuation of the series Naruto, taking place 3 years after the end of the original series.

Overview

Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden

Naruto Shippuden is the second anime based on the manga series Naruto, created by the writer and artist Masashi Kishimoto. The series is directed by Hayato Date, with music by Yasuharu Takanashi and -yaiba-. It's a shonen action series in the tradition of Dragon Ball. It is produced by Studio Pierrot and has aired in Japan on both the TV Tokyo and Animax networks. It is mainly targeted toward a younger male audience, but does have cross gender appeal. The first episode originally aired on February 15, 2007. Crunchyroll began to simulcast the series starting with episode #91 in July 2009, it also added 8 older episode along with the latest episode every week, to build its back-catalogue.

After Episode #135 of the original Naruto anime that aired in May 2005, the series began a constant run of filler episodes that would last until the series end in February 2007. At which point, the Naruto Shippuden series picked up the manga story from the point of the beginning of a two year time skip and much of the younger cast grew and developed in skill. The series began to air in HD with Naruto Shippuden Episode #54, and switched to widescreen format.

Plot

Naruto returns to the Hidden Leaf Village after two years
Naruto returns to the Hidden Leaf Village after two years

Fifteen years ago the Village Hidden in the Leaves was attacked by a fearsome threat. The Nine-tailed Fox Demon claimed the lives of hundreds and of the village leader, the Fourth Hokage. Years later, the village is at peace and a troublemaking kid named Naruto Uzumaki struggled to graduate from Ninja Academy. His goal may be to become the next Hokage, but his true destiny will be much more complicated. The adventure begins now!

Two and a half years later after Sasuke abandoned the village and the team, Naruto has returned to find that all his fellow ninja have been promoted in rank. Sakura is a medical ninja, Gaara has become the Kazekage, and Kakashi is still the same. He's both grown and fallen behind. Naruto wants to be the best ninja in the land. He's done well so far, but with the looming danger posed by the mysterious Akatsuki organization, Naruto knows he must train harder than ever and leaves his village for intense exercises that will push him to his limits. He must fighter harder, train harder, and not be overcome by the weakening seal that holds the deadly Nine-tailed Fox inside.

Characters

Team 7

Team 7 - Naruto, Sakura, Sai, and Yamato
Team 7 - Naruto, Sakura, Sai, and Yamato

The Team 7 of the Hidden Leaf Village consist of Naruto Uzumaki, Sakura Haruno, and their replacement for Sasuke Uchiha, the enigmatic Sai. It is also known as Team Kakashi, named after their ninja master, Kakashi Hatake. Though Kakashi does not always lead the team. He is sometimes replaced by a fellow Jonin named Yamato, a surviving test subject of Orochimaru. Yamoto was injected with the D.N.A. of the First Hokage.

In the two years time during their training, Naruto was trained by the legendary Sannin of the Hidden Leaf, Jiraiya, the same man who taught Naruto to walk on water, summon frogs, and the power Rasengan. Sakura was trained by the Sannin and Fifth Hokage, Tsunade. Not only was Sakura painstakingly taught all of Tsunade's medical-jutsu, but her skill in hard-to-hand and Chakra control. Thus making her a force to be feared. The newest member, Sai uses a special ninjutsu that allows him to bring life to his elegantly painted creatures. Though, Sai's loyalties are in question due to his connections to a corrupt and power hungry elder of the Hidden Leaf Village, Danzo Shimura.

Team 8

Team 8 - Shino, Hinata, and Kiba
Team 8 - Shino, Hinata, and Kiba

The Team 8 of the Hidden Leaf Village consists of Shino Aburame, Hinata Hyuga, and Kiba Inuzuka with his dog partner Akamaru. It's also known as Team Kurenai, named after their ninja master, Kurenai Yuuhi. The leader of Team 8 is Shino. Has a member of the Abumare Clan, he has a mastery of specialized ninjutsu that uses insects. Hinata Hyuga is a shy young girl and a member of the renowned Hyuga Clan. She can use a special Kekkei Genkai (genetic trait) called the Byakugan. Though timid and not as skilled as many of the ninja in her clan's main family, she loves Naruto and strives to push forward the way he does in hopes he will see her one day. Kiba is a member of the Inuzuka Clan specializes in having dog partners that they live with and train. Their senses can even equal their canine counterparts. Kurenai is one of the more talented Jonin class ninja. She is a master of the psychological ninjutsu called Genjutsu. With these techniques, she can manipulate what her opponent sees, hears, and even feels.

Team 9

Team 9 - Neji, Tenten, Rock Lee, and Might Guy
Team 9 - Neji, Tenten, Rock Lee, and Might Guy

The Team 9 of the Hidden Leaf Village consists of Neji Hyuga, Tenten, and Rock Lee. It's also known as Team Guy, named after their ninja master, Might Guy. The members primarily masters in Taijutsu, hand-to-hand combat. The leader of Team 9 is Neji, a member of the branch family of the Hyuga Clan. He is masterful in the practices of the Byakugan Eyes and can use it to target the pressure points of an opponent to eliminate their use of justu. Tenten is a female ninja trained as a weapons master. Through the use of scrolls she can summon a wide variety of weapons. Rock Lee may be completely incapable of using either Ninjutsu or Genjutsu, but he holds a natural gift in his powers of Taijutsu. He was taken under the wing of their master Guy and taught how to unlock the gates of the human body to increase one's power. Might Guy is the self proclaimed rival of Kakashi Hatake and often challenges him to a variety of competition.

Team 10

Team 10 - Shikamaru, Ino, Choji, and Asuma
Team 10 - Shikamaru, Ino, Choji, and Asuma

The Team 10 of the Hidden Leaf Village consists of Shikamaru Nara, Ino Yamanaka, and Choji Akimichi. It's also known as Team Asuma, named after their ninja master, Asuma Sarutobi. Though Ino is the self-appointed leader of Team 10, she holds that title because Shikamaru goes to extreme lengths to avoid what he sees as pointless arguments with women. At first appearing to be a lazy young man, Shikamaru is a tactical genius, and the only ninja to graduate from the Chunin Exams. Ino Yamanaka is a skilled female ninja in her clan's jutsu that is focused on mind control. She was at one time close childhood friends with Sakura Haruno, but the friendship turned to hostile rivalry after when both became enamored with Sasuke Uchiha. After the Chunin Exams, their hostilities cooled and became friends once more. Choji Akamichi is a talented and furiously loyal young ninja. He was originally bullied for his weight as a child but became close friends with Shikamaru. Shikamaru refuses to take on missions without his friend Choji. Asuma Sarutobi is one the more talented Jonin class ninja, and chain smoker, master in using Wind Chakra, and the son of the Third Hokage.

Hokage

Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage
Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage

The Hokage is the leader of the Hidden Leaf Village who leads the ninja clans. The Fourth Hokage is the first known Hokage of the series and the one who sacrificed his life to seal away the Nine-tails into Naruto and save the village, though the events of that night are shrouded in mystery, After the Fourth's death, the position of Hokage was taken back the man who held it previously, Hiruzen Sarutobi. He led the village from then on but fell in battle at the hands of one of his own former students. Hiruzen, the Third Hokage, was replaced by the grand daughter of the First Hokage, Tsunade. A gifted female ninja and a member of the Legendary Sannin. Her talents in medical jutsu and hand-to-hand combat are equal to her beauty. Though in her fifties, she uses a special jutsu that gives her a younger appearance. After the attack of the Akatsuki's figurehead leader, Pain, on the village Tsunade was left unconscious with no idea when she would recover.The Fourth Hokage meet Naruto when the Nine-Tails struggle reveled to be Naruto's father and the man responsible for the nine-tails attack was Tobi the true leader of akatsuki and had faith in him.After Tsunade's coma Kakashi was seriously considered to take the place as the Sixth Hokage, the village elders selected Danzo Shimura. His reign was short lives when he was killed by Sasuka Uchiha for being the orchestrator of the Uchiha massacre. Tsunade would eventually recover to lead the Hidden Leaf again for the World War to come.The Second Hokage is the younger brother of the first Hokage and granduncle of Tsunade.

Jiraiya

Jiraiya
Jiraiya

Jiraiya is a member of the Legendary Sannin ninja of the Hidden Leaf Village. He was at one time a pupil of the Third Hokage and he trained the Fourth Hokage. He also happens to be a lecher and the author of the popular racy romance novels. He trained Naruto in preparation for the Chunin Exams and taught him the art of Summoning frog spirits. When they both went in search for Tsunade to be the Fifth Hokage, Jiraiya would also teach Naruto the steps to use a special jutsu of the Fourth Hokage, the Rasengan. After Sasuke left the village, he would take Naruto with him to train for two years and guard him from the Akatsuki. Upon their return, Naruto has grown, but the threats only begin when it's discovered that the head of the Akatsuki is a former student of Jiraiya. To save the village, Jiraiya put his life on the line to stop one of his old pupils and use the extent of his Sage Art.

Sand Ninja

Sand Ninja - Gaara, Temari, and Kankuro
Sand Ninja - Gaara, Temari, and Kankuro

The Sand Ninja Team are ninja from the Hidden Sand Village in the Land of Wind, and it consists of Gaara, Temari, and Kankuro. The Sand Team are a trio of siblings. The Sand Team are a trio of siblings. Similar to Naruto, Gaara is the living vessel one of Tailed Demons from the Land of Wind, Shukaku. Being dark and violent, he has command over the sand he keeps in the large urn on his back to have the ultimate defense. Temari is Gaara's older sister and uses wind based jutsu with her giant fan. A brilliant fighter on par with Shikamaru. Kankuro uses special puppet master jutsu that allows him to use deadly customized puppets from great distant. After two years, Garra has become the ruler of the Sand Village, the Kazekage; and the Akatsuki are after him for the Shukaku spirit.After Shukaku was extracted from Gaara he was revived by Chiyo , Sasori's grandmother and mentor whom both were master puppeteers.

Killer Bee

Killer Bee
Killer Bee

Killer Bee is a ninja from the Hidden Cloud Village and one of the Jinchuuriki and he is also the younger brother of the Raikage. He is the vessel for Gyuki the Eight-Tailed Octopus. The man raps all his words and underwent special training to the Bijuu spirit sealed with in him to call on it's power at will. He took Naruto to a special island for training to tame the Nine-tailed Fox and control it's incredible chakra.

The Kage Alliance

The Kage Alliance - Ei Yotsuki, Mei Terumi, Onoki, and Gaara
The Kage Alliance - Ei Yotsuki, Mei Terumi, Onoki, and Gaara

The Kage Alliance was formed of the five great shinobi villages across several nations. The members consist of the Fourth Raikage, Ei Yotsuki; the Fifth Mizukage, Mei Terumi; the Third Tsuchikage, Onoki; the Fifth Kazekage, Gaara; and the Nation of Iron's Samurai leader, Mifune. They had originally gathered to meet on the issue of the growing threat of the Akatsuki and how to handle the issue of the Jinchuuriki vessels. Sasuke attacked the Kages, and Tobi made demands the surviving Junchuriki's be turned over to him. When they refused, Tobi declared the beginning of the Fourth Shinobi World War.. After Tsunade recovered from a coma, she joined the alliance just before the start of the conflict. The five nations would unite under a single symbol to repel the Akatsuki army of the resurrected dead and the White Zetsus.

Samurai of the Land of Iron

Naruto Shippuden 200 - Land of Iron Samura, Mifune
Naruto Shippuden 200 - Land of Iron Samura, Mifune

The Samurai that resides in the land of Iron led by Mifune who specializes in laido and fought former leader of the rain village Hanzo in his youth. ninja does not go to war with the Samurai because they are apparently extremely powerful.The Samurai also use kenjutsu and during the five kage summit Mifune suggests an allied forces to strike back against akatauki and it worked now the samurai is apart of the Allied Shinobi Forces.

Jinchuriki

The Jinchuriki
The Jinchuriki

The Jinchuriki are the human hosts to the Tailed Beasts.In the Shippuden series they serve as a major part of the story due to their tailed beasts.The First Jinchuriki was the sage of Six paths who used this technique to stop the Ten-Tails and later created the nine tailed beasts in order to stop the Ten-Tails from returning as well as sealing it into the moon.Gaara was the host of Shukaku the One Tails after his previous hosts in the sand village,Yugito Nii was the host of Matatabi the two-tails,The fourth Mizukage Yagura the host of Isobu the three-tails,Roshi the host of Son Goku the Four-Tails,Han the host of Kokuo the Five tailed Dolphin Horse,Utakata the host of Saiken the Six-Tails,Fuu of the waterfalls village and the host of Chomei the Seven-Tails,Killer Bee the host of Gyuki the Eight-Tails from his cousin with his father and uncle,and Naruto Uzumaki current host of Kurama the Nine-tails after his mother Kushina Uzumaki and Mito Uzumaki.Akatsuki had captured seven of the Jinchuriki and extracted their tailed beasts from One-Tails to Seven-tails caused their hosts to die with the Exception of gaara from being revived by Chiyo's sacrifice.They said to be lonely and loathed humanity for shunning them.However this did not stop one of the Jinchurikis from their villages to gain respect such as Gaara,Bee, and Naruto.

Tailed Beasts

The Tailed-Beasts
The Tailed-Beasts

The Tailed-Beasts are forms of Charka created from the original Tailed Beast the Ten-Tails

They were raised by the sage of the Six-Paths and he gave them each a name with respect from Shukaku the crazed One-tailed raccoon,Matatabi the Polite Two-tailed Cat,Isobu the Shy Three-Tailed Turtle,Son Goku the Prideful Four-Tailed Monkey, Kokuo the reserved Five-tailed Dolphin Horse,Saiken the Boastful Six-Tailed Slug,Chomei the Cheerful Seven-Tailed Beetle,Gyuki The Berserk Eight-Tailed Ox,and Kurama the Cynical Nine-Tailed Fox.The beasts are told that one day that a certain person and one day they will go back to their original form while understanding true power.Their powers measured in the number of tails an ideal that Kurama follows thorugh their feral side.However many ninja from other villages Shukaku in Sand village,Matatabi and Gyuki in the Cloud village,Kokuo and Son Goku in the Stone Village,Isobu and Saiken in the Mist Village,Chomei in the Water Falls village,and Kurama in the leaf village.With the Exception of Gyuki the tailed beasts despise the humans for using them as tools.But later Akatsuki use them for the revival of the Ten-Tails and an illsuion to the world by Tobi.But Naruto attempting to save and befriend them to their amazement they soon thought that naruto was the person that the Sage spoke of.

Kurama

Kurama - the Nine-Tailed Fox
Kurama - the Nine-Tailed Fox

Kurama the Nine-Tailed Fox is the most powerful of the Tailed-Beasts and it was used by the leader of the Uchiha Clan,Madara Uchiha and was sealed inside the First Hokage's wife Mito uzuimaki of the Uzumaki Clan who are distinct relatives to the Senju Clan.The Next host of Kurama is Kushina uzumaki the wife of the Fourth Hokage and mother of Naruto before it was realised by Tobi on Konoha and because of this his current host Naruto has suffered from negated and Kurama hated humans for using him as a weapon.however during the course of the series Kurama and naruto has form an equal partnership during the fight against Tobi.

Antagonists

Akatsuki

The Akatsuki
The Akatsuki

The Akatsuki are rogue ninjas all considered S-rank criminals and ninjas from the various villages from across the nations have been instructed to kill them on sight. In the original anime their motives and goal was unclear, but in the Naruto Shippuden series they became the primary villains Each member wears a black cloak covered in red clouds and their forehead protectors are marked with a slash through their village symbol, a common practice of proudly rogue ninja. The Akatsuki are paired into teams when they are sent on their missions. The goal is to gather all the Jinchuuriki (human vessels) that house the Bijuus (Tailed Spirits) for an unknown goal.It turns out they are gathering the Bijuus to fuse them into their original form the Ten-Tails.

The original founder of the Akatsuki is a ninja of mysterious powers named Pain, but the true force behind their deeds is a legendary ninja who has been pulling the strings of events for generations in the Land of Fire and released the Nine-tailed Fox to the world, Tobi.members include Konan childhood friend of Pain and Yahiko who was one of the founders of Akatsuki alongside Tobi before his death,Itachi Uchiha Sasuke's older brother and double agent of the leaf village ,Kisame Hoshigaki of the Seven Swordsmen of the mist,Deidara a former student of Onoki the tsuikage of the stone village,Sasori of the red sand and former ninja of the sand village,Zetsu a spy with two halves and Tobi's right-hand servant,Hidan an immortal foul mouth member of an evil religion named after their god Jashin, and Kakuzu a greedy bounty hunter from the Waterfalls village.

Team Hawk

Team Hawk
Team Hawk

Team Hawk was the team formed by Sasuke Uchiha after he abandoned and killed Orochimaru. The team is formed up of Suigetsu, Karin, Juugo, and led by Sasuke. Each member has unique abilities to assist him in his goal to kill his brother Itachi. Jugo is the being whom Orochimaru extracted the curse filled blood from. He is the source of curse cursed and thus can access level two curse seal with ease. He is also ravenously blood-thirsty, with Sasuke as his only control. Karin who is a rare seeker type ninja, can sense the Chakra of other nearby ninjas and has the ability to replenish chakra through drinking of her blood..Suigetsu, who is made of water, wields the deadly zanbato sword of the demon Zabuza.

After the death of Itachi, Tobi, who reveals himself to pose as Madara Uchiha convinces Sasuke to join the Akatsuki. Though originally hesitant and confused, he accepts once Madara reveals the truth about Itachi's defection from the Leaf Village and the conspiracy that inspired the slaughter of the Uchiha Clan. The rage that was once targets solely onto his brother is now aimed at the people of the Leaf Village.

Orochimaru and The Sound Ninja

Orochimaru
Orochimaru

Orochimaru is one of the legendary Sanin of the Hidden Leaf Village, and once a member of Akatsuki. He left in order to gain more power and immortality for himself. He originally wanted the body of Sasuke Uchiha as his latest vessel, but was betrayed and killed by his newest pupil. Later his remains were merged with the body of his disciple and Right-hand Kabuto. He would join the Akatsuki for some unknown reason and use Orochimaru's forbidden jutsu to create an army to rival the power of the greatest ninjas in history.Orochimaru had been revived by Sasuke to assist him to see The One who knows everything.Kimimaro one of Orochimaru's powerful henchmen is revived by kabuto for the war.

Madara Uchiha

Madara Uchiha
Madara Uchiha

Madara Uchiha the former leader of the Uchiha Clan and the one who fought the First Hokage Hashirama Senju at the place that would be know as the final valley.Madara was the one who can control the Kurama the Nine-Tailed Fox for his use.During his fight the the first hokage he somehow awakened the rinnegan and obtained Hamshirama's powers before his actual death.Madara was thought to be tobi Until Kabuto revived him though there is some connection as Madara knows Tobi and his plans,possibly collaborating with each other.

Story Arcs

Kazekage Rescue Arc (1-32)

The Akatsuki's Sasori and Deidara's début
The Akatsuki's Sasori and Deidara's début

Even after two and a half years, things aren't going to be easy for the newly returned Naruto. A new mission comes of Team 7 when word reaches the Hidden Leaf Village that the newly appointed Kazekage, Gaara has been captured by the Akatsuki.

Sasuke and Sai Arc (33-53)

Fresh off the mission to save Gaara, a lead is discovered that could lead Naruto and Sakura to Sasuke's whereabouts, but a new member of questionable loyalties may have an agenda of his own.

Twelve Guardian Ninja Arc (Semi-Canon 54-71)

6 out of 12 Guardsmen of Fire
6 out of 12 Guardsmen of Fire

A monk called Sora from Fire Temple has possessed an unusual powers as the same chakra as Naruto possessed. Team Kakashi then recruited Sora to join them. Soon after, four ninjas with unique powers has comes to steal four dead bodies of Monks. Team Kakashi has assigned to stop the thieves.

Hidan and Kakuzu Arc (72-89)

Hidan and Kakuzu
Hidan and Kakuzu

The two immortals of the Akatsuki cross paths with the Hidden Leaf's Team 10 and the life of someone dear is taken in tragic bloodshed. Shikamaru is given his greatest trial, and Naruto has an old jutsu to perfect.

Three-Tails Arc (Filler 90-112)

This Arc has mainly focus on the Three-Tailed Demon Turtle (三尾出現, Sanbi Shutsugen). Team Kurenai was assigned to investigate whats happening on Orochimaru's Hideout. As soon after then, Guren, one of Orochimaru's pupil recruited some Ninjas. Team Kakashi and Team Kurenai was assigned to stop them and sealed the Three-Tailed Beast.With Deidara

Itachi Pursuit Arc (113-118, 121-141)

The final battle
The final battle

Sasuke has killed Orochimaru and gathered three member to band together as one team called "Hebi" (蛇, Hebi). In order to fulfill his revenge, Sasuke informed the Team to locate Itachi Uchiha together. This Arc also featured the history of Kakashi and Jiraiya.Meanwhile Jiaraya dies from a battle with his former student Pain leader of Akatsuki until it was reaveled that it is actually Tobi who is the real leader of Akatsuki.

Kakashi Gaiden Arc (119-120)

Every hero's tale has a beginning. The story of a young Kakashi Hatake and the tragic story of how he obtained the Sharingan Eye.

Invasion of Pain Arc (142-143, 152-175)

The Six Paths of Pain revived
The Six Paths of Pain revived

The Akatsuki's figurehead leader Pain is on the move to the Hidden Leaf to claim Naruto for his plot and exact a terrible revenge upon it's people, but Naruto is nowhere to be found. In the summon realm to learn the Sage Mode. If he doesn't learn quickly, the village and many of his friends may not be here to greet him.

Tsuchigumo Kinjutsu Arc (Filler 144-151)

Start from Hotaru and her guardian, Tonbee are shown attacked at their mountaintop fort. Utakata were ordered to protect Hotaru and both escaped with En no Gyōja's secret kinjutsu. Team Kakashi then assigned by 5th Hokage to protect Hotaru on her way to Tsuchigumo clan. But then, when people stare at Hotaru with cold looking, Naruto doesn't feel well and return quickly and Hotaru were already gone. Team 7 have to protect Hotaru and the clan and they're struggle along Utakata together.

Konoha History Arc (Filler 176-196)

Each ninjas of Hidden Leaf has their histories. Naruto and the Hidden Leaf ninjas showed their histories again when they were still young and telling their stories about various missions they're assigned back when they were younger.

Five Kage Summit Arc (197- 221)

Tsunade remains unconscious after overexerting her chakra via Katsuyu to protect the villagers during the invasion of Pain. While Shizune and Sakura tend to her, Danzo is made Hokage in the meantime. Due to Sasuke's involvement in the Akatsuki, he is officially a rogue ninja. The Raikage and his countymen are also hunting Sasuke for injuring the former's younger brother, who happens to be a jinchuriki for the eight-tailed beast.

Naruto tries his best to save Sasuke by bringing him back to Konoha, which also fulfills his promise to Sakura. The five Kages, meanwhile, are bound to have a summit meeting in the land of the samurai, to discuss the fate of Sasuke and ways to deal with the Akatsuki. Naruto sets out with Kakashi and Yamato to meet with the Raikage. The Raikage refuses Naruto's plea and reasserts that he wishes to see Sasuke dead for the sake of his little brother.

Sasuke, also sets out towards the Five Kage Summit, with help from a fellow Akatsuki member--Zetsu--in search for Danzo. During the summit meeting, the five kages argue and point fingers at each other for military actions and relations with the Akatsuki. Raikage loses his temper during the meeting. Danzo fails to be names the sole kage in charge of all the military forces of the neutral nations. Zetsu appears in front of all the five kages and exposes Sasuke's presence at the land of the samurai. Raikage loses his temper again and strangulates Zetsu. Raikage clashes with Sasuke and his team.

Madara approaches Naruto for a talk and is intervened by Yamato and Kakashi. Madara is about to reveal the hidden history of Konoha that involves the Itachi clan and the Hokages. Yamato restrains Madara while the latter speaks, preventing him from capturing Naruto and the Kyuubi inside him.

Adventures at Sea Arc (Filler 222-242)

It's a filler arc that covers stories beyond the sea.

Confining the Jinchuuriki Arc (243-255)

Naruto meets Killer Bee and takes him under his wing to control Kurama the Nine Tails and naruto meets his mom.

Shinobi World War Arc (256-289, 296-)

Tobi declares war against Shinobi to capture Nine Tails and Eight Tails and complete Tsukuyomi.It was later revealed that Tobi' s true identity as Obito Uchiha, a ambitious kid and friend of Kakashi.He has been frustrated by his teammate Rin' s death and followed Madara Uchiha' s path to achieve true peace.He is Jinchuuriki of Ten tails, which was later extracted by Naruto Uzumaki successfully.

The Chikara Arc (Filler 290-295)

It's a filler arc consisting of six episodes made for to commemorate 500 episodes total of both parts of the Naruto anime.

Theme Songs

Over the course of the years that Naruto Shippuden has been running on TV. There have been many varieties in songs for both the opening and closing of the episodes.

Opening Themes

Opening #Song TitleCredit/PerformerEpisode Run
Opening 1"Hero's Come Back!!"Performed by: nobodyknows1-30
Opening 2"distance"Performed by: LONG SHOT PARTY31-53
Opening 3"BLUE BIRD"Performed by: Ikimono-Gakari54-77
Opening 4"CLOSER"Performed by: Inoue Joe78-102
Opening 5"Hotaru no Hikari"Performed by: Ikimono-Gakari103-128
Opening 6"Sign"Performed by: FLOW129-153
Opening 7"Toumei Datta Sekai (透明だった世界) "Performed by: Motohira Hata154-179
Opening 8"Diver"Performed by: NICO Touches the Walls180-205
Opening 9"Lovers"Performed by: 7206-230
Opening 10"Newsong"Performed by: Tacica231-256
Opening 11"Totsugeki Rokku"Performed by: The Cro-magnons257-

Ending Themes

Ending #Song TitleCredit/PerformerEpisode Run
Ending 1"Nagare Boshi ~Shooting Star~"Performed by: HOME MADE Kazoku1-18
Ending 2"Michi ~ to you all"Performed by: aluto19-30
Ending 3"KIMI MONOGATARI"Performed by: little by little31-41
Ending 4"Mezamero! Yasei"Performed by: MATCHY with QUESTION?42-52
Ending 5"Sunao na Niji"Perfomred by: surface54-63
Ending 6"Broken Youth"Performed by: NICO TOUCHES THE WALLS64-77
Ending 7"Long Kiss Good Bye"Performed by: HALCALI78-90
Ending 8"BACCHIKOI!!!"Performed by: DEV PARADE91-102
Ending 9"Shinkokyuu"Performed by: SUPER BEAVER103-115
Ending 10"My Answer"Performed by: Seamo116-128
Ending 11"It was you"Performed by: Kishidan129-141
Ending 12"For You"Performed by: AZU142-152
Ending 13"Jitensha" (自転車 Bicycle)Performed by: Oreskaband153-166
Ending 14"Utakata Hanabi"Performed by: Supercell167-179
Ending 15"U Can Do It"Performed by: Domino180-192
Ending 16"Orchestra of Midnight"Performed by: Aqua Timez193-205
Ending 17"FREEDOM"Performed by: HOME MADE Kazoku206-218
Ending 18"Yokubou o Sakebe"Performed by: OKAMOTO´S219-230
Ending 19"Place to Try"Performed by: TOTALFAT231-242
Ending 20"By my side"Performed by: Hemenway243-256
Ending 21"Cascade"Performed by: UNLIMITS257-

Changes After Time Skip

There are a number of things that changed during the two and a half year point in which Naruto leaves and returns to the village. Here are a few of the notable changes:

  • Naruto has grown taller than Sakura.
  • Neji, Temari and Kankuro are the only Ninja's to have become Jonin.
  • Every other notable Genin has at least become a Chuunin, except for Naruto.
  • Gaara has become the Kazekage.
  • Kakashi has attained the Mangekyou Sharingan.
Episodes
Season/Ep# Name Airdate
11 - 225
The Cursed Ghost Ship
08/18/2011
11 - 224
The Ninja of Benisu
08/11/2011
11 - 223
The Young Man and the Sea
08/04/2011
11 - 222
The Five Kage's Decision
07/28/2011
10 - 221
Storage
07/28/2011
10 - 220
The Great Toad's Prediction
07/21/2011
10 - 219
The Hokage Kakashi Hatake
07/07/2011
10 - 218
Nations on the Move
06/30/2011
10 - 217
Infiltrator
06/23/2011
10 - 216
High-Level Shinobi
06/16/2011
10 - 215
The Fated Two
06/09/2011
10 - 214
The Burden I Should Bear
06/02/2011
10 - 213
Lost Bonds
05/26/2011
10 - 212
Sakura's Resolve
05/19/2011
10 - 211
Danzo Shimura
05/12/2011
10 - 210
The Forbidden Ocular Jutsu
05/05/2010
10 - 209
Danzo's Right Arm
04/28/2011
10 - 208
As One's Friend
04/21/2010
10 - 207
The Tailed Beast vs. The Tailless Tailed Beast
04/14/2011
10 - 206
Sakura's Feelings
04/07/2011

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Name Naruto Shippuden
Name: ナルト 疾風伝
Romaji: Naruto Shippuuden
Publisher Pierrot
Start Year 2007
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Aliases Naruto: Hurricane Chronicles
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