List of Naruto: Shippuden episodes (season 11)
|Naruto: Shippuden (season 11)|
Season 11 Cover
|No. of episodes||21|
The episodes from the eleventh season of the anime series Naruto: Shippuden are based on Part II of the setting of Naruto manga series by Masashi Kishimoto. The eleventh season began airing on July 28, 2011 on TV Tokyo and ended December 28, 2011. It focuses on the ninjas' preparations to the world war against the criminal organization Akatsuki. It started being released on DVD under the name of Paradise on the Ship (船上のパラダイスライフ Senjō no paradaisu raifu?) starting on March 7, 2012 by Aniplex.
The episodes are directed by Hayato Date and produced by Studio Pierrot and TV Tokyo. On January 2, 2009 Viz Media and Crunchyroll began providing subtitled Naruto: Shippuden. The English dubbed version of this season was streamed from December 28, 2013 to May 17, 2014 on Neon Alley.
This season contains four musical themes: two openings and two endings. The first opening theme, "Lovers" (ラヴァーズ Ravāzu?) by 7!! is used from episodes 222 to 230. The second opening theme, "newsong" by tacica is used from episodes 231 onwards. The first ending theme, "Yokubō o Sakebe!!!!" (欲望を叫べ!!!!?, "Shout Out Your Desires!!!!") by OKAMOTO'S is used from episodes 222 to 230. The second ending theme, "Place to Try" by TOTALFAT is used from episodes 231 to 242.
|No.||Title||Original airdate||English airdate|
|222||"The Five Kage's Decision"
"Gokage no Ketsudan" (五影の決断)
|July 28, 2011||December 28, 2013|
|The Five Kages meet up to discuss about the Fourth Great Ninja War, but what Lady Tsunade doesn't know is that they don't want to use Naruto or Bee in the war, and just hide them away safely. Lady Tsunade and the Raikage meet up to discuss about the situation, but Raikage was already planning to send them into battle just in case. Naruto and Captain Yamato are sent to a "resort" and to meet up with the "octopus" like the prophecy the Great Lord Elder told him.|
|223||"The Young Man and the Sea"
"Seinen to Umi" (青年と海)
|August 4, 2011||January 4, 2014|
|Naruto, Yamato, Might Guy and Aoba prepare to depart on Naruto's "top-secret, S-rank mission". They reach the only port in the Land of Fire, but before they can set sail, while scanning their surroundings in a smaller boat, Aoba and Guy are attacked by a giant marlin, which, as it turns out, is a wild Summoning creature left over from a previous war. Something is preventing it from moving on. Naruto and his group help out a fisherman named Yusuke, who lost his father to the marlin and wants to avenge him by catching it. With the help of Yamato, Yusuke is given a boat and a fishing pole, and after much struggle, he finally catches the marlin with his own strength. After that Naruto and the others finally set sail for the Hidden Cloud.|
|224||"The Ninja of Benisu"
"Benisu no Shōnin" (紅州の商忍)
|August 11, 2011||January 11, 2014|
|While sailing, Guy falls ill from seasickness. While he rests on a nearby island, Naruto meets up with Sakura, Ino and Choji who are on a mission of their own to gather various medicinal herbs and ointments under instruction of Tsunade for the upcoming war. While searching for them, they encounter a trio of ninja calling themselves the Ninja of Benisu, who are also gathering herbs.|
|225||"The Cursed Ghost Ship"
"Norowareta Yūreisen" (呪われた幽霊船)
|August 18, 2011||January 18, 2014|
|Naruto and his crew encounter a strange ship floating on the sea, seeming to match Captain Yamato's description of a "ghost ship". Once on board, Naruto meets a young boy named Hishaku who lost all his shipmates to a gigantic sea creature. The creature makes its presence known and with the help of the boy Naruto is able to defeat it. After this, it is revealed that Hishaku was in fact dead, and just couldn't move on because the creature had killed his crew, including his precious captain. Naruto is stunned to find out that it was a ghost ship he had been on.|
"Senkan no Shima" (戦艦の島)
|August 25, 2011||January 25, 2014|
|On their way to the Land of Lightning, Naruto's ship gets caught in a storm. When the crew gets out of it, they encounter a savage group of pirates, who attempt to sink their boat and capture them. Yamato shields the boat with a Wood technique and they escape underwater in a sub-like contraption, which promptly falls apart. They wash up in an underwater cavern underneath the island the pirates had taken over some time ago. The residents of the island had taken refuge in the caves until they all died. Naruto swears to avenge them all. With a clever plan, Naruto and the ship are rocketed out of the island's dormant volcano top using underground hot springs and he successfully avenges the island folk by defeating the pirates.|
|227||"The Forgotten Island"
"Bōkyaku no Shima" (忘却の島)
|September 1, 2011||February 1, 2014|
|Naruto, Aoba, Guy and Yamato continue their voyage towards the Land of Lightning. The episode starts with a storm. During the storm a large bird takes Guy, and when the storm clears up they find an Island. This Island is said to be a summoning island where the large animals such as giant snake, centepede, spider and more live. Aoba saw a girl and tried to pursue her and it leads him to a house where he found a journal about the island. It is said on the journal that they tried to create an ultimate summoning animal. The girl leads Aoba to the research lab in the crater of the volcano where they found the ultimate summoning animal sleeping. Naruto, Guy and Yamato were brought by the large bird to the lab and some of the animals followed them and when the animals come close to the ultimate summoning animal it eats them and assimilates them. It appears that the ultimate summoning animal can use genjutsu and lightning style element. It appears that the girl that led Aoba to the lab is just an embodiment of her thoughts since the girl and the rest of the research team has already been eaten by the ultimate summoning animal. The thoughts of the girl tried to seal the ultimate summoning animal and Naruto used the rasen shuriken to kill the ultimate summoning animal and make it fall into the crater of the volcano.|
|228||"Fight! Rock Lee!"
"Tatakae Rokku Rī!" (闘えロック・リー!)
|September 8, 2011||February 8, 2014|
|Might Guy recalls their "visualization" training with Lee in order to avoid learning the Drunken Fist and forgetting an incident which Might Guy apologizes to the restaurant owner with humiliation. Lee, who is determined to train to be stronger than Naruto, follows Might Guy's orders and resemble animal fighting styles which represent on a restaurant menu. However they failed, until they tried on training on a moving boat. Like Guy who has seasickness, Lee also suffers from seasickness but he uses it to balance the boat which resembles exactly as the Drunken Fist fighting style. Guy lately realizes that Lee is also aware of the restaurant incident and Lee was only protecting Guy from a drunk man which causes the restaurant to be totally damaged.|
|229||"Eat or Die! Mushrooms from Hell!"
"Kuu ka Kuwareru ka! Odoru Kinoko Jigoku" (食うか食われるか!踊るキノコ地獄)
|September 22, 2011||February 15, 2014|
|Naruto's ship stops at a port to resupply, as they prepare to head into the Sea Route of Silence, a stretch of ocean with no wind or fish, which takes two weeks to traverse. On the way, a mushroom Naruto bought from a merchant, which supposedly helps sailors avoid starvation, multiplies in the cargo hold and erodes Yamato's Wood Style chakra, disabling him. Naruto and Guy, after enduring a painfully long time without food, try the mushrooms, which poison them and cause them to act violently. Out of options for food, Naruto has Gamatatsu bring back Shima's meal of insects, which the crew eats, enabling them to survive and defeat a trio of thugs who attempt to raid their ship, one of them being the merchant that sold Naruto the mushroom.|
|230||"Revenge of the Shadow Clones"
"Kage no Gyakushū" (影の逆襲)
|September 29, 2011||February 22, 2014|
|The ship is caught in a storm and Naruto uses his shadow clones to protect the ship. After the storm, Naruto wakes up and a quarrel begins between Naruto and his Shadow clones. Soon his shadow clones revolt and take control of the ship and the crew is forced to land on a nearby island. Naruto is taken hostage by the shadow clones and they put forth their demands to him. Naruto is saved by Yamato and the others only to find that it was a dream. It was caused when a Shadow clone was released and the memories of it returned to Naruto. Naruto then realizes the worth of his clones and releases them.|
|231||"The Closed Route"
"Tozasareta Kōro" (閉ざされた航路)
|October 6, 2011||March 1, 2014|
|Shikamaru is worried that he will not be good enough to lead his comrades in war. His father sends him to see Naruto, meeting him at a peaceful yet creepy isle, with a natural harbour. When Naruto and Shikamaru and fellows try to leave, they are forced through an obstacle field of reefs and a big whirlpool. Although Yamato, Might Guy and Naruto can counter with their respective jutsus, they soon run out of chakra. However as Shikamaru tries to take over with his shadow technique, Naruto tells him to let him do the work so that Shikamaru can think of an escape plan. Shikamaru escapes by feigning death when he stores the ship in one of Ten Ten's scrolls, then catches the villagers red handed as they come to collect the loot.|
|232||"The Girls' Get-Together"
"Konoha no Joshikai" (木ノ葉の女子会)
|October 13, 2011||March 8, 2014|
|As they make preparations for the upcoming war, the Hyuga clan discuss their roles in the battlefield. Neji is assigned by Hinata's father, Hiashi, to lead the entire clan's participation in the war. Tenten tells Hinata that Tsunade is looking for her. Tenten holds a girls only get-together and reminisces their Chuunin exam, Sasuke, and Naruto becoming a village hero. On the other side of the Barbe-Q, Kiba and the rest guys also hold a boys get-together and reminisce their previous mission of retrieving Sasuke. Tsunade, infuriated because of the Feudal Lord, goes to the Barbe-Q and joins the girls.|
"Sanjō, Nise? Naruto" (参上、偽?ナルト)
|October 20, 2011||March 15, 2014|
|Naruto finds an imposter that has been building his reputation by attempting to steal from other people while his friend is also attempting to gain a reputation by "beating" the imposter up so he builds his reputation even further and become a ninja. Later, mercenaries capture the fake Naruto. The real Naruto then comes and saves the day.|
|234||"Naruto's Favorite Pupil"
"Naruto no Manadeshi" (ナルトの愛弟子)
|October 27, 2011||March 22, 2014|
|Konohamaru, Udon and Moegi are training to prepare for the upcoming war. After heading to the hospital, Sakura makes them carry and stock boxes. Konohamaru, wanting something more important to do leaves with his team ranting. Shikamaru asks Konohamaru who the "King" was and writes the kanji for King on a stone shaped like a shōgi piece and gives it to him. Konohamaru then goes to see Tsunade who outright says no. Frustrated after seeing Temari who was there to deliver a message from Suna as well as check on the progress of the village after Pain's invasion. Konohamaru later challenges Temari while she is on her way home. The two have an intense spar with Konohamaru being unable to land an attack on Temari. Eventually after Temari taunts him that the Sarutobi clan was left with no good heir and that Naruto had a poor pupil. The two almost end up severely harming each other but the fight is stopped by Shikamaru who had been informed of Konohamaru's intentions by Udon and Moegi. After hearing Moegi's story, Konohamaru realizes that the 'King' he wanted to protect were the civilians of the village who are unable to defend themselves. Shikamaru smiles at him and Temari compliments him for mastering such a high-level technique and then Team Ebisu for being such promising young shinobi and then leaves. Shikamaru reports to Tsunade about Konohamaru's words of protecting the village and one day becoming Hokage. Tsunade smiles as she remembers when both her kid brother and Naruto said they wish to one day become Hokage.|
|235||"The Kunoichi of Nadeshiko Village"
"Nadeshiko no Kunoichi" (撫子のくノ一)
|November 3, 2011||March 29, 2014|
|A man named Kokuyō wants Shizuka as his wife in order to gain control of her village, a proposition which she repeatedly rejects. Tokiwa, Shizuka's attendant, sees Naruto and tells him he should marry Shizuka if he defeats her, as Jiraiya promised to Shizuka's mother. Naruto declines the offer, but Tokiwa tracks him down and explains Shizuka's past and asks him to reconsider, which he does. He fools Aoba, Guy, and Yamato to buy some time. He defeats Shizuka right before Kokuyō attacks her, only to be defeated by Naruto's Rasengan. Naruto convinces Shizuka that she can change her destiny by talking to her about his unrequited love for Sakura Haruno.|
|236||"Friends You Can Count On"
"Nakama no Senaka" (仲間の背中)
|November 10, 2011||April 5, 2014|
|While talking with his students, Shino talks about how he and his team got together and became more close as friends and teammates. The story switches to Shino's flashback during the first part of Naruto. They are on a mission assigned by Kurenai involving a jonin from the village hidden in the waterfall who went rogue and became a bandit. Shino gets defeated because of weak taijutsu and descends into depression. He even reveals he was going to abandon the team that helped him because he didn't think he was useful to them. But after his friends get in trouble with the rogue, Shino comes back and defeats him.|
|237||"Ah, My Hero Lady Tsunade!"
"Aa, Akogare no Tsunade-sama" (ああ、憧れの綱手様)
|November 24, 2011||April 12, 2014|
|Tenten remembers when she was little and how she really wanted to become like the legendary Tsunade. She finds out through hard training that she won't be capable of the strength Tsunade has. She also finds out that she won't be suitable to be a medical ninja for her poor chakra control. But at last, she discovers that she has the ability to summon ninja tools, thus creating her own style of fighting.|
"Sai no Kyūsoku" (サイの休息)
|December 1, 2011||April 19, 2014|
|Given the day off, Sai spends it strolling the village and drawing. He initially encounters three children that he at first finds it difficult to interact with but later realises that two of them remind him of his team-mates Naruto and Sakura. He has several flashbacks of their time together and the bonds they share. In the end he uses the doors of a destroyed house and paints a mural of Team 7 along with Sasuke holding hands.|
|239||"The Legendary Ino-Shika-Cho"
"Densetsu no Inoshikachō" (伝説の猪鹿蝶)
|December 8, 2011||April 26, 2014|
|As Team Asuma considers the impending war, they encounter Kosuke Maruboshi who reminds them of the time that they rescued him while they were still genin. With this, Kosuke retells the tale of the time their fathers saved him during the Invasion of Konoha with their Formation Ino–Shika–Chō. Somewhat rattled by this story, Kosuke reminds them that great shinobi weren't made in a day. As the team contemplates everything, they decide to perfect their own formation, insisting that they'd be fine because they were not alone.|
"Kiba no Ketsui" (キバの決意)
|December 15, 2011||May 3, 2014|
|Kiba becomes upset that Naruto, the dead-last in their Academy days, had become such a hero. After being chided by his mother Tsume and partner Shino, he decided to train in order to become stronger. Seeking out Kakashi, the only available jōnin sensei currently, he asks him to help him train. Kakashi however summons his ninken to aid Kiba and Akamaru in their training. After initially giving up after being defeated by the hounds, Akamaru carries Kiba to a tree in the village where he sees that Naruto had broken his record in speed since the time they were children racing for candy. With his determination renewed, he demands a rematch with the hounds and is successfully able to retrieve the scroll. With this Kiba races to the tree and sets a new record, declaring that he'd never give up.|
|241||"Kakashi, My Eternal Rival!"
"Kakashi, Waga Eien no Raibaru yo" (カカシ、我が永遠のライバルよ)
|December 22, 2011||May 10, 2014|
|In the Leaf village, Kakashi while meeting with Tsunade about the impending war, receives an emergency messenger tortoise from Guy with an SOS message, so he heads out to find out what has happened. On board the ship, Guy recalls the time when he and Kakashi first became rivals and their numerous battles since then. Later on in the night, the jōnin meet where Yamato tells them about a rumour of a shinobi capable of not only copying someone's appearance, but also their chakra. Kakashi soon arrives at the ship, and calls for Guy. Unaware that he sent an SOS message, Guy comes to the conclusion that the one before him could be one of those imposters that Yamato spoke of. With this notion Guy proceeds to attack Kakashi and later Aoba and Yamato when they side with Kakashi. After giving Guy irrefutable proof that he was who he said he was by telling him something from their youth, Kakashi returns to Konoha upon learning that the SOS tortoise was sent by accident.|
"Naruto no Chikai" (ナルトの誓い)
|December 28, 2011||May 17, 2014|
|During his final stop for supplies on an island in the Land of Water, Naruto runs into Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi of the Hidden Stone, who are on an assignment to deliver a letter from the Tsuchikage addressed to the Mizukage.|
- "Episodes 439-450" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
- "Episodes 451-462" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
- "Trailer" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
- "船上のパラダイスライフ DVD" (in Japanese). CD Japan. Retrieved November 26, 2011.