List of Naruto: Shippuden episodes (season 10)
The episodes from the tenth season of the anime series Naruto: Shippuden are based on Part II of the setting of Naruto manga series by Masashi Kishimoto. The episodes are directed by Hayato Date and produced by Studio Pierrot and TV Tokyo. Released in DVD under the name of The Gathering of the Five Kage (五影集結 Gokage shūketsu?), it follows the assemblance of the Kage, the five ninja leading their respective villages, as a result of the actions from the criminal organization Akatsuki as well as the rogue ninja Sasuke Uchiha who has been siding with them.
Airing in TV Tokyo, the season premiered in Japan on February 10, 2011 and finished on July 28, 2011. On January 2, 2009 Viz Media and Crunchyroll began providing subtitled Naruto: Shippuden. The English dub of this season began airing on July 13, 2013 and finished on December 21, 2013 on Neon Alley.  Its first Japanese DVD volume was released by Aniplex on September 7, 2011.
This season contains five musical themes: two openings and three endings. The first opening theme, "Diver" by NICO Touches the Walls is used from episodes 197 to 205. The second opening theme, "Lovers" (ラヴァーズ Ravāzu?) by 7!! is used from episodes 206 onwards. The first ending theme, "Mayonaka no Orchestra" (真夜中のオーケストラ?, "Midnight Orchestra") by Aqua Timez is used from episodes 197 to 205. The second ending theme, "FREEDOM" by HOME MADE Kazoku is used from episodes 206 to 218. The third ending theme, "Yokubō o Sakebe!!!!" (欲望を叫べ!!!!?, "Shout Out Your Desires!!!!") by OKAMOTO'S is used from episodes 219 onwards.
|No.||Title||Original airdate||English airdate|
|197||"The Sixth Hokage Danzo"
"Rokudaime Hokage Danzō" (六代目火影ダンゾウ)
|February 10, 2011||July 13, 2013|
|Danzo is appointed as acting Hokage and orders for Sasuke to be eliminated. As Naruto, Sakura and Sai discuss what to do, Omoi and Karui confront them, demanding information on Sasuke, who they learn is now an Akatsuki member. Madara then tells Taka that Killer Bee had deceived them and was never actually captured. He also tells them of Konoha's recent destruction, Naruto's increased abilities and the Five Kage Summit, which Danzo will attend.|
|198||"Five Kage Summit's Eve"
"Gokage Kaidan Zen'ya" (五影会談前夜)
|February 10, 2011||July 20, 2013|
|Sasuke decides that he wants to assassinate Danzo, while Karui interrogates Naruto on Sasuke. Naruto refuses to give out information and tells her that she can take her anger out on him instead, which she does until Sai finally intervenes and stops her. Later, Naruto tells Kakashi and Yamato he intends to ask the Raikage to change his mind about killing Sasuke, an idea which they are reluctant to. But as Naruto tells them the Fourth Hokage professed his belief in him, Kakashi agrees to escort Naruto to the Five Kage Summit.|
|199||"Enter the Five Kage!"
"Gokage Tōjō!" (五影登場!)
|February 17, 2011||July 27, 2013|
|The five Kage depart from their villages, each one accompanied by two bodyguards, and Danzo is attacked by a group of assassins. He uncovers his Sharingan and wipes out all his attackers effortlessly while Kakashi, Yamato and Naruto depart, tailing Samui's team. Zetsu's white half guides Taka to the Five Kage Summit in the Land of Iron, a neutral snowy nation defended by samurai. Naruto, Kakashi and Yamato confront the Raikage and Naruto begins to ask him to pardon Sasuke.|
"Naruto no Tangan" (ナルトの嘆願)
|February 24, 2011||August 3, 2013|
|Naruto tries to convince the Raikage, Ay, to stop the order of execution on Sasuke Uchiha, but he refuses and continues on his way to the Kage Summit. After White Zetsu points out Danzo to Sasuke, the five Kage gather and commence their meeting. They to discuss the growing issue of the Akatsuki until their mediator, Mifune, suggests that the five Villages make the world's first Shinobi Alliance, of which Danzo should be the leader.|
"Kujū no Ketsudan" (苦渋の決断)
|March 3, 2011||August 10, 2013|
|In Konoha, Sai confronts Sakura, explaining to her that the reason Naruto has been so persistent on bringing back Sasuke is because he has always been in love with her and wants to honor his promise to her. Realizing she's inflicted pain upon Naruto, Sakura departs, intending to speak with him. At the Summit, the Mizukage's guard, Ao, discovers Danzo's Sharingan and accuses him of using his powers to manipulate Mifune's decision. At that moment, White Zetsu appears, announcing Sasuke's arrival at the Summit. Meanwhile, Madara confronts Naruto.|
"Hashiru Ikazuchi" (疾走る雷)
|March 10, 2011||August 17, 2013|
|Yamato and Kakashi restrain Madara, but he insists he merely intends to speak with Naruto. At the Summit, samurai begin to search for and attack Sasuke. Ay and his guards, Cee and Darui, leave the conference room and begin to fight, while Gaara questions the other Kage about their own morality. Meanwhile, Sasuke takes out Cee with genjutsu, while Ay manages to survive an exceptionally powerful strike from Jugo in his Second Level Curse Mark form and retaliates, defeating Jugo. As Darui battles Suigetsu, Sasuke and Ay commence their duel.|
|203||"Sasuke's Ninja Way"
"Sasuke no Nindō" (サスケの忍道)
|March 17, 2011||August 24, 2013|
|Madara tells Naruto about the two sons of the Sage of the Six Paths, who are the forefathers of the Uchiha and Senju clans, revealing that the Uchiha's history of vengeance is now coursing through Sasuke's veins. He says that the only one who could stop him is Naruto, who has inherited the Senju's Will of Fire, before vanishing. Ay continues to pummel Sasuke until he unleashes his Susano'o, which Gaara saves him from. Gaara asks Sasuke to stop what he is doing to no avail, being forced to launch a combined assault on him with Kankuro, Temari and Darui, bringing Susano'o to a higher level.|
|204||"Power of the Five Kage"
"Gokage no Chikara" (五影の実力)
|March 24, 2011||August 31, 2013|
|As Killer Bee decides to meet his Enka teacher Kin, Sasuke uses his Susano'o to destroy the pillars in the room, making the ceiling collapse. Sasuke and Karin enter the summit room, where Danzo uses Sasuke's arrival as a chance to escape and Ao pursues him. Mei decides to join the fight and proves too much for the injured Sasuke. Before she can finish him off, Sasuke is saved by Zetsu via his Spore Jutsu, allowing him to escape only to be confronted by Onoki. Onoki then finishes Sasuke off, only to discover that he was saved by Madara, who decides to let them in on his Moon's Eye Plan.|
|205||"Declaration of War"
|March 31, 2011||September 7, 2013|
|Madara explains that the Sage of the Six Paths was once the Jinchuriki of the Ten-Tails. When the Sage died, he tore the Ten-Tails power into 9 separate parts which became the Tailed Beasts and sealed its body inside of the moon. Madara claims he wishes to revive the Ten-Tails, become its Jinchuriki, and then cast an Infinite Tsukuyomi on the entire world, making him the ruler. The Kage refuse to hand over Killer Bee and Naruto, so Madara declares the Fourth Great Ninja War on them, before leaving. The Kage then prepare to form a Shinobi Alliance as Sakura, Kiba, Lee and Sai meet up with Naruto in the Land of Iron.|
"Sakura no Omoi" (サクラの想い)
|April 7, 2011||September 14, 2013|
|While Killer Bee practices Enka with Kin-sensei, he is approached by Kisame. Meanwhile, Sakura tells Naruto she loves him, but stating that she has given up on Sasuke for good made him not believe her and she leaves to go looking for Sasuke with Kiba, Lee and Sai. As Ay, the Raikage, is elected to be leader of the Joint Shinobi Alliance, Bee continues to fight Kisame with the assistance of Kin. However, Samehada begins draining Bee's chakra substantially and grows much larger. In an apparent lull in the fight, Kisame introduces himself to Kin and Bee.|
|207||"The Tailed Beast vs. The Tailless Tailed Beast"
"Bijū VS O no nai Bijū" (尾獣VS尾のない尾獣)
|April 14, 2011||September 21, 2013|
|Danzo's bodyguard, Fu, uses a Mind Transfer trap on Ao, trapping him inside of a puppet while Fu commandeers his body, hoping to steal his Byakugan for Danzo. However Mizukage and Chojuro arrive and help Ao reclaim his body. Meanwhile, Kisame fuses with Samehada and traps Bee inside of a Water Dome. Kisame manages to beat Bee, but Samehada decides to betray him, favoring Bee's chakra over Kisame's. The Raikage then shows up and him and Bee decapitate Kisame together.|
|208||"As One's Friend"
"Tomo to shite" (親友として)
|April 21, 2011||September 28, 2013|
|As Jugo and Suigetsu are caught by the samurai, a clone of Sai confronts Naruto and tells him about Sakura's intentions to kill Sasuke herself in order to free Naruto of his burden. Meanwhile, Danzo, Fu and Torune confront Madara, where both of Danzo's subordinates are sucked in by Madara. While Gaara tells Naruto that he must do whatever he must to save his friend, Madara releases Sasuke and Karin in front of Danzo, who reveals his right arm to be covered in Sharingan.|
|209||"Danzo's Right Arm"
"Danzō no Migiude" (ダンゾウの右腕)
|April 28, 2011||October 5, 2013|
|Kakashi decides to stop Sakura from fighting Sasuke herself, telling Yamato and Naruto to go home. But Naruto has a panic attack from the prospect of his friends murdering Sasuke and passes out. Meanwhile, Sasuke confronts Danzo, becoming angered by the Sharingan he's implanted into his arm. Sasuke attacks, and seemingly kills Danzo many times, but he keeps reviving himself. Whenever he does this, though, Karin notices one of his Sharingan begin to close.|
|210||"The Forbidden Visual Jutsu"
"Kinjirareta Dōjutsu" (禁じられた瞳術)
|May 5, 2011||October 12, 2013|
|Sasuke places Danzo under genjutsu but Danzo activates a curse mark he had cast upon Sasuke earlier which renders Sasuke immobile. When Danzo prepares to finish him off, Sasuke's memories of Itachi make him overpower the curse and break it. Madara realizes Danzo's jutsu which makes him invincible is a forbidden jutsu known as Izanagi. Karin realizes every Sharingan eye on Danzo's right arm lives for about 60 seconds while Izanagi is activated. Danzo and Sasuke begin to fight fiercely to see which one tires out first.|
"Shimura Danzō" (志村ダンゾウ)
|May 12, 2011||October 19, 2013|
|Sasuke gains the upper hand over Danzo, having tricked him into using up Izanagi. Danzo takes Karin hostage but Sasuke shoots his Chidori blade through them both, fatally wounding Danzo in the process. Danzo tries to retreat but Madara blocks him. Desperately, Danzo activates his fail-safe technique, intending to seal Sasuke and Madara away into his corpse. As he dies, Danzo recalls trying to catch up to Hiruzen, but never being able to, dying without attaining his dream of becoming Hokage just like he did.|
"Sakura no Kakugo" (サクラの覚悟)
|May 19, 2011||October 19, 2013 |
|Sakura, Lee and Kiba are blocked by Sai, but Sakura manages to knock them all out and move along with her plan of trying to kill Sasuke. As she reminisces about Sasuke, Madara seals Danzo's corpse inside himself and disappears. Sasuke prepares to finish off Karin, who recalls the first time she met Sasuke during the Chunin Exam's Forest of Death, but Sakura arrives, stopping Sasuke and claiming that she has abandoned the Leaf Village and wants to join him.|
"Ushinawareta Kizuna" (失われた絆)
|May 26, 2011||October 26, 2013|
|Naruto wakes up after dreaming about Sasuke. He continues to reminisce about Sasuke, remembering how determined he had been to stop Sasuke. After losing Jiraiya, Naruto feels he has somewhat understood Sasuke's explanation about the pain from losing bonds. When he hears from Yamato that Kakashi has gone to stop Sasuke, he tricks Yamato by using a Shadow Clone and escapes. As he runs towards where Sasuke is, he thinks about what Jiraiya had told him about hatred, and what he should do as Sasuke's friend.|
"Seōbeki Omoni" (背負うべき重荷)
|June 2, 2011||November 2, 2013|
|As Kakashi heads towards Sakura, Sasuke tells her that his new ambition is to slaughter the Hidden Leaf. He asks her to prove her loyalty and love by killing Karin. However, Sasuke tries to kill her only to be stopped by Kakashi. The two fight, with Sasuke considerably weakened by his previous fight with Danzo. When she is done healing Karin, Sakura tries to attack Sasuke from behind, but hesitates. Sakura is only saved from certain death when Naruto intercepts Sasuke's attack.|
"Shukumei no Futari" (宿命のふたり)
|June 9, 2011||November 9, 2013|
|Naruto confronts Sasuke and berates him for attacking a member of his team. Sasuke scoffs in return, stating he is no longer a part of Team 7, and then states his ultimate goal is to destroy the Leaf Village which, by doing so, would purify the Uchiha of all the wrongdoings that had befallen them. Kakashi realizes that the repeated hatred coursing through the Uchiha's history has made Sasuke what he is now. He resolves to take care of Sasuke on his own, but is restrained by Naruto, who runs at Sasuke with his Rasengan. The two clash in a manner similar to what occurred at the Final Valley. Naruto reveals to Sasuke that, while he used to be alone, he and Iruka pulled him from the brink. He was hesitant to approach Sasuke because he was jealous of his superior abilities, but he bonded with him all the same.|
"Ichiryū no Shinobi" (一流の忍)
|June 16, 2011||November 16, 2013|
|A few flashbacks occur showing the friendships and competitions that Naruto and Sasuke had over the years. Then after their brief clash, Naruto tells Sasuke that he is prepared to die in their final battle. This causes Sasuke to tell Naruto that he will never change and that he would eventually destroy the Hidden Leaf village. Madara then takes Sasuke and both leave the area. Naruto suddenly falls ill for a short moment from Sakura’s poisoned kunai but she heals him. Meanwhile, after Naruto is given the antidote, Sasuke demands that he have Itachi's eyes transplanted into him by Madara.|
|June 23, 2011||November 23, 2013|
|Yamato arrives and berates Naruto for getting away from him. Kakashi, Sakura and Naruto head back to their village, awakening Sai, Kiba and Lee on the way, who were still out from Sakura's sneak attack. The Raikage and his escort return to their village, where they hold a council with their feudal lord explaining what occurred at the Five Kage Summit and what must now be done to confront the Akatsuki in the upcoming war. Meanwhile, it is revealed that Kisame and Madara had planned to infiltrate the Cloud Village to gather intel on them. White Zetsu has the ability to clone himself by absorbing someone's chakra and used that to his advantage during Kisame's fight with Killer Bee. The real Kisame is now hidden inside of Samehada, showing the infiltration was a success.|
|218||"The Five Great Nations Mobilize"
"Ugokidasu Taikoku" (動き出す大国)
|June 30, 2011||November 30, 2013|
|The Feudal Lords agree to formally ratify the Allied Shinobi Force. Gaara holds a meeting and discusses what happened at the Five Kage summit, and everyone was shocked upon hearing Kakashi's message about Danzo's death. Naruto and the others arrive back in the village, with Naruto telling Shikamaru to gather all their friends, as he has something he wants to say. Konohamaru presses Naruto to do an interview with him, but Naruto heads forward into the village, gazing at the rebuilding process with a smile on his face.|
|219||"Kakashi Hatake, the Hokage"
"Hokage Hatake Kakashi" (火影はたけカカシ)
|July 7, 2011||December 7, 2013|
|In Konoha, Naruto among his friends insists that he's the only one who can handle Sasuke without giving them any information about what happened, leaving them irritated. Guy challenges Kakashi again for another match knowing it will be their last because Kakashi is going to be the next Hokage. While the elders, Shikaku and Kakashi are attending the conference to appointing the Hokage, Tsunade regains consciousness and is reinstated as the Hokage.|
|220||"Prophecy of the Great Lord Elder"
"Ōgama Sennin no Yogen" (大ガマ仙人の予言)
|July 21, 2011||December 14, 2013|
|Gerotora recalls their agreement with Jiraya that he will be stored inside of Naruto and asks the Great Elder for advice. However, instead of advising Gerotora, the Great Elder requests him to summon Naruto. Back in Konoha, Tsunade forms a meeting which discuss the upcoming war against Akatsuki. Naruto, who is looking to go to the ramen house, is suddenly chased by Konohamaru. At the ramen house, Naruto is about to start eating his ramen when he is Reverse-Summoned to Mt. Myoboku by Fukasaku. The Great Elder tells Naruto that he will meet an octopus and an enemy that uses the power of its eyes, pertaining to Sasuke which Naruto already knows about. Gerotora asks Naruto to sign the scroll that will allow Naruto to control the Kyuubi's chakra, but Naruto becomes hesitant.|
|July 28, 2011||December 21, 2013|
|After much consideration Naruto accepts and signs the scroll, allowing Naruto to control the Kyuubi's chakra. Kabuto meets up with Madara at his hideout, but Madara refuses to listen and goes in to kill him. At that moment, Kabuto uses the Impure World Resurrection Technique to revive five caskets containing Itachi, Sasori, Deidara, Kakuzu, and Nagato, much to Madara's surprise. He offers Madara to join forces by reviving whomever he wishes and fighting on his behalf, in return for receiving Sasuke's body. When Madara threatens to refuse, a sixth casket whose contents are unseen is summoned, which visibly disturbs Madara and forces him to accept, although on the condition that Kabuto will receive Sasuke's body after the war, which Kabuto agrees upon. Anko and a group of ninja who are tracking Kabuto appear to be led to Kabuto and Madara's location on purpose.|
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