Naruto: Shippuden (season 2)

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Naruto: Shippuden (season 2)
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No. of episodes 21
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The episodes of the second season of the anime series Naruto: Shippuden are directed by Hayato Date, and produced by Studio Pierrot and TV Tokyo. They are based on Part II for Masashi Kishimoto's manga series.[1] Titled Long-Awaited Reunion (遥かなる再会 Harukanaru Saikai?),[2] the season follows Naruto Uzumaki and friends attempting to reason with Sasuke Uchiha. The second season aired from November 2007 to April 2008 on TV Tokyo.[3][4] It was also released on DVD in Japan over five discs between April 8 and August 8, 2008 by Aniplex.[2]

On January 2, 2009 Viz Media and Crunchyroll began providing subtitled Naruto: Shippuden episodes.[5] Naruto Shippuden premiered in the United States in Disney XD in late 2009,[6] with these episodes airing between April 2, 2010 and October 27, 2010.[7] The season was collected in five DVD volumes by Viz Media from April 6, 2010 to August 10, 2010.[8][9] It was also compiled in two DVD boxes alongside the first season's last episodes on August 3, 2010 and October 19, 2010.[10][11] In the United Kingdom, Manga Entertainment released it in three volumes from October 10, 2010 to May 16, 2011,[12][13] while it was also part of a DVD box released on March 7, 2011.[14]

The season uses three musical themes for one opening theme and two ending themes. The opening theme for this season is "Distance" by Long Shot Party. The ending themes are "Kimi Monogatari" (キミモノガタリ?, "Your Story") by Little by Little, which is used for episodes 31 to 41, and "Mezamero! Yasei" (目覚めろ!野性?, "Awaken! Wild") by Matchy with Question?, which is used from episodes 42 to 53.

Episode listing[edit]

No. Title Original airdate English airdate
33 "The New Target"
"Aratanaru tāgetto" (新たなる目標) 
November 8, 2007 April 28, 2010
As Kakashi recovers, Sakura convinces Tsunade to let her meet with Orochimaru at the Tenchi Bridge for ten days. Four days later, Naruto is desperate for another teammate to recruit, before he, Choji and Shikamaru encounter with Sai
34 "Formation! New Team Kakashi!"
"Kessei! Shin Kakashi han" (結成!新カカシ班) 
November 15, 2007 May 5, 2010
As Sai leaves, Naruto learns that the Akatsuki will extract Nine-Tailed Fox. The village elders propose Tsunade to keep Naruto safe in the village, but she would only do so and refuses to cooperate with the foundation leader Danzo Shimura, who asks Sai to join with Naruto. Tsunade temporarily assigns the retired ANBU member Yamato to replace Kakashi and join with the team, while Sai upsets Naruto. 
35 "An Unnecessary Addition"
"Gadatensoku" (画蛇添足) 
November 22, 2007 May 12, 2010
Before Yamato, Sai, Naruto and Sakura are assigned to capture Orochimaru and gather information about Sasuke Uchiha, Sai finds an envelope from the ANBU Root about Danzo's secret order. Jiraiya informs Tsunade and Yamato that he sealed the fox demon inside Naruto, and reveals a huge scar on his chest. 
36 "The Fake Smile"
"Itsuwari no egao" (偽りの笑顔) 
November 29, 2007 May 19, 2010
Like the First Hokage's Kekkei genkai, Yamato uses the Wood Style Jutsu to create a wooden cage, and suggests Naruto, Sakura and Sai to negotiate. They spend one day at the hot springs. 
37 "Untitled"
"Mudai" (無題) 
November 29, 2007 May 26, 2010
At the river, Sakura sees Sai painting a picture and checking the small book for Sai's brother, before Sakura and Naruto recognize Sai's personality. They leave and head to the forest, where they rest at Yamato's summoned Four Pillar House. That night, Naruto, Sakura, Yamato and Sai plan to lure Orochimaru and Kabuto at Tenchi Bridge. Yamato tells them that he will disguise as Sasori to meet up with them without being identified. Yamato goes with Sakura and Naruto uncomfortably does along with Sai. 
38 "Simulation"
"Shimyurēshon" (模擬戦闘訓練) 
December 6, 2007 June 2, 2010
The group starts the simulation program at the bridge, with Sakura disguised as Sasori, Sai and Naruto fighting with Yamato as a spy. Though Naruto is upset at Sai for being a foundation member of the team, Sakura questions Sai about their bonds between Naruto and Sasuke. Sai replies to her that he has lost his brother. The group leave the forest and return to the bridge. 
39 "The Tenchi Bridge"
"Tenchikyō" (天地橋) 
December 13, 2007 June 16, 2010
At the bridge, Yamato temporarily disguises himself as Sasori from the emulated photo and meets up with Kabuto, who informs him that Sasuke is at the hideout around the desert. After Orochimaru arrives at the bridge, Kabuto destroys Yamato's disguise, before Naruto, Sakura and Sai head to confront them. 
40 "The Nine-Tails Unleashed"
"Kyūbi kaihō!!" (九尾解放!!) 
December 20, 2007 June 23, 2010
Naruto angrily releases the Nine-Tails chakra and demands Orochimaru to get Sasuke back, though Orochimaru refuses. While Sakura, Yamato, Sai and Kabuto watch the incident, Orochimaru challenges Naruto to fight. Yamato memorizes that when he is at the hospital, Kakashi, Jiraiya and Tsunade ask him to stop Naruto from unleashing the demonic power. Naruto's power then ends up with the use from one to three tails and he challenges Orochimaru to fight. 
41 "The Top-Secret Mission Begins"
"Gokuhi ninmu sutāto" (極秘任務スタート) 
December 20, 2007 June 30, 2010
As Naruto's power of the Nine-Tails destroy the bridge, Orochimaru survives and evades the attack. While Yamato saves Sakura, Sai flies off through the air and watches Orochimaru fighting with Naruto. As Orochimaru uses his style body replacement technique, Naruto ends up having four tails and transforms into a demon fox, before Yamato summoned clone arrives there. 
42 "Orochimaru vs. Jinchuriki"
"Orochimaru tai Jinchūriki" (大蛇丸VS人柱力) 
January 10, 2008 July 7, 2010
While Naruto and Orochimaru fight each other, Sakura and Yamato confront Kabuto, who informs them about the plan from Sasori. Naruto makes the crater with the Tailed Beast Ball, and Orochimaru uses his sword from the mouth to send Naruto through the air and back to the cliff near the others. 
43 "Sakura's Tears"
"Sakura no namida" (サクラの涙) 
January 17, 2008 July 14, 2010
Sai informs Orochimaru that Danzo sent a message for him, Orochimaru shoots the sword from his mouth and hits Sai. Fearing that Naruto will lose control of his powers, Sakura begs him to stop it, but he attacks her with the tail. While Yamato restrains Naruto and pulls excess chakra from him, Kabuto is forced to heal Sakura and leaves. 
44 "The Secret of the Battle!"
"Tatakai no tenmatsu" (戦いの顛末) 
January 24, 2008 July 21, 2010
After surviving the attack and his clone dissolves into ink, Sai gives the letter to Orochimaru about Danzo's plan, before leaving with Kabuto to the hideout with Yamato's clone pursuing them. Yamato, Sakura and the recovered Naruto find Sai's picture book, and learn that Sai is betraying them and siding with Orochimaru. 
45 "The Consequences of Betrayal"
"Uragiri no hate" (裏切りの果て) 
January 31, 2008 July 28, 2010
Yamato, Naruto and Sakura believe that Danzo and Orochimaru are planning to destroy the Hidden Leaf Village. They leave the forest, and follow Orochimaru, Kabuto and Sai. Kabuto lures Naruto, Sakura and Yamato into a trap with Sai's clone as a decoy. While the three evade the trap and rest at the forest, Yamato tells Naruto that he injured Sakura. 
46 "The Unfinished Page"
"Mikan no pēji" (未完の頁) 
February 7, 2008 August 4, 2010
While Yamato and Naruto discuss about combat strategy, Sakura finds Sai's book. They check on the rest of all illustrated pages, along with the blank and unfinished one. They check on the outside of the book, depicting Sai and his adoptive brother Shin. Kabuto, Orochimaru and Sai eventually arrive at the secret hideout to meet up with Sasuke. 
47 "Infiltration: The Den of the Snake!"
"Sennyū! Dokuhebi no ajito" (潜入!毒蛇の巣窟) 
February 14, 2008 August 11, 2010
Sai resists against Sasuke's Sharingan, and informs him about Naruto and Sakura. Sasuke then replies to Sai about Itachi. Orochimaru gives the registered ANBU Black Ops envelope to Kabuto, who discovers the list of members on each papers including Yamato. Yamato turns his clone into a seed that Naruto and Sakura ingests it and imbues their chakra, before heading and sneaking into the hideout. Kabuto locks Sai in the chamber room, where Sai opens the new book from the scroll containing names of wanted criminals list and hears the sound of the door's lock. 
48 "Bonds"
"Tsunagari" (つながり) 
February 28, 2008 August 18, 2010
Sai hides the book, and informs Yamato, Naruto and Sakura that he is joining up with Orochimaru. Yamato tells Naruto and Sakura that Danzo is protecting the village by using Sai to assassinate any rouge criminals. Back outside the hideout, Yamato, Naruto and Sakura interrogate with Sai. 
49 "Something Important..."
"Taisetsu na mono" (大切なモノ) 
March 6, 2008 August 25, 2010
After Sai learns about the bond with his brother, he, Naruto, Sakura and Yamato restrain Kabuto and leave Yamato's clone to watch him. The group re-enter the hideout, with Naruto and Sai separating from Sakura and Yamato to search everywhere in each rooms. 
50 "The Picture Book's Story"
"Ehon ga kataru sutōri" (絵本が語る物語) 
March 13, 2008 September 1, 2010
While Naruto checks around all empty rooms, Sai recalls his memory about his brother and leaves to hunt Sasuke alone. Naruto, Sakura and Yamato find to check deceased fugitives crossed out on Sai's bingo book, except Sasuke as one of the targets. 
51 "Reunion"
"Saikai" (再会) 
March 20, 2008 September 8, 2010
The group learns that Danzo ordered Sai to kill Sasuke. However, Sai decides to help Naruto by changing the goal into bringing Sasuke alive. Sasuke provokes Sai before the explosion destroys the hideout. Naruto, Sakura and Yamato arrive outside to reunite with Sai and confront Sasuke. 
52 "The Power of Uchiha"
"Uchiha no chikara" (うちはの力) 
March 20, 2008 September 15, 2010
As Sai saves Naruto, Kabuto frees himself and returns to the devastated hideout. Deep within their conscious, Sasuke uses the Sharingan to stop Naruto from using the Nine-Tails' power. Sasuke jumps to the cliff, after Yamato uses Wood Style Jutsu to protect himself, Naruto, Sakura and Sai. 
53 "Title"
"Taitoru" (題名) 
April 3, 2008 October 27, 2010
As Orochimaru, Kabuto and Sasuke leave, Naruto, Sakura, Sai and Yamato return to the Leaf Village. There, Yamato shows the envelope to Tsunade about Danzo being a spy. At the ANBU Root base, Sai asks Danzo to stay with Naruto's team. 

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