List of Naruto: Shippuden episodes (season 5)

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The cover of the first volume for season 5 released by Studio Pierrot.

The episodes of the fifth 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 of the Naruto manga series by Masashi Kishimoto. The fifth season began airing on December 18, 2008 on TV Tokyo in Japan, and finished on June 4, 2009.[1][2] The season is referred to by its Japanese DVDs as the chapter of The Three-Tailed Demon Turtle (三尾出現 Sanbi Shutsugen?). A total of six volumes were published by Aniplex between June 3, 2009 and November 4, 2011.[3] This season follows the Konohagakure ninjas in a mission to find the criminal Orochimaru.

On January 2, 2009 Viz Media and Crunchyroll began providing subtitled Naruto: Shippuden episodes.[4] The English dub of this season premiered on July 30, 2011 on Disney XD, but later was canceled.[5][6] It continued on Neon Alley with episode 98 on December 29, 2012 and ended January 7, 2013[citation needed] Its first twelve episodes were collected in a DVD box by Viz Media on October 11, 2011.[7] Additionally, Manga Entertainment collected its first episodes alongside the last ones from the previous season on November 7, 2011 in a 2-disc DVD set in the United Kingdom.[8]

This season uses five musical themes: two opening themes and three ending themes. "Closer" by Joe Inoue is used as the opening theme for episodes 89-102. It is replaced in episode 103 by "Hotaru no Hikari" (ホタルノヒカリ?, "Glow of Fireflies") from Ikimono-gakari. The first ending theme is "Long Kiss Good Bye" by Halcali used only for the first two episodes. "Bacchikoi!!!" (バッチコイ!!!?, "Bring It On!!!") by Dev Parade was used as the ending for episodes 91-102. It is replaced in episode 103 with "Shinkokyū" (深呼吸?, "Deep Breath") by Super Beaver.

Episode Listing[edit]

No. Title Original airdate English airdate
103 "The Four-Corner Sealing Barrier"
"Kekkai Shihō Fūjin" (結界四方封陣) 
April 9, 2009 December 31, 2012[9]
The teams set off. Naruto introduces Sai and Shino to each other. The sealing team prepares a search and barrier jutsu to seal the Three-Tailed Beast. Kakashi's fighting team is suddenly attacked by Gozu and Guren while the guarding team begins fighting as well. Lee, Tenten and Kiba finish off Rinji's subordinates with ease. Meanwhile, Naruto angers Guren saying it's his fault Yūkimaru went over to 'her side' and that he won't allow her using him as a tool. 
104 "Breaking the Crystal Style"
"Shōton kuzushi" (晶遁崩し) 
April 9, 2009 December 31, 2012[9]
The Fighting team continues its battle. Tobi decides to go seek the Three-Tails on his own as he had angered Deidara earlier. He discovers the sealing team trying to seal the Three-Tails at the lake. Shino's bugs defeat Guren, but Kakashi is stopped from killing her by Gozu, who apparently dies protecting Guren. The guarding team stops Rinji from interfering with the sealing team just as Guren remembers she is the one who killed Yūkimaru's mother. Kabuto uses this fact to manipulate Guren. 
105 "The Battle Over the Barrier"
"Kekkai kōbōsen" (結界攻防戦) 
April 16, 2009 January 5, 2013[9]
Guren heads back to the lake with Yūkimaru and Kabuto to stop the sealing. With Rinji's help, she manages to disrupt the jutsu, and the beast begins attacking the ninja on the lake. As the beast tries to attack Guren, Yūkimaru uses his power to make it stop, and Orochimaru's plan is revealed to have been to manipulate Yūkimaru to love Guren and willingly use his power for her. Tobi, noticing the beast, goes to bring Deidara to it. 
106 "Red Camellia"
"Akai tsubaki" (赤い椿) 
April 23, 2009 January 5, 2013[9]
Yūkimaru falters and the Three-Tails attacks Guren. Yūkimaru uses his power to restrain the Three-Tails, but he runs out of chakra and is unable to do so. Guren leaves her position and protects Yūkimaru with a Crystal Style shield. Naruto goes out to find Yūkimaru, but ends up fighting the Three-Tails with Guren. Despite their efforts to defeat it, the beast overpowers the two of them, and then proceeds to swallow them. Meanwhile, Kakashi, Shino, and Sai find Yūkimaru unconscious and flee with him, leaving Kabuto frustrated. 
107 "Strange Bedfellows"
"Goetsudōshū" (呉越同舟) 
April 30, 2009 January 5, 2013[9]
Guren tries to attack Naruto within the Three-Tails, but passes out instead. Meanwhile, Sakura and Ino heal Yūkimaru while Kakashi, Shizune, Kiba, Sai, and Hinata search for Naruto. Guren awakens and is shocked that Naruto has helped her recover rather than kill her. Naruto tells her that he could not bring himself to kill a passed out ninja especially after helping him survive against Three-Tails. Naruto and Guren soon encounter a horde of mini Three-Tails that try to attack them, but they evade them and begin to argue about Yūkimaru. While Yūkimaru awakens, Naruto summons numerous Shadow Clones to look for a way out of the beast's stomach. Elsewhere, Kabuto gives Curse Marks to Rinji's men, ordering them to capture Yūkimaru. 
108 "Guidepost of the Camellia"
"Tsubaki no michishirube" (椿の道標) 
May 7, 2009 January 5, 2013[9]
Naruto and Guren help each other from the hungry mini Three-Tails as Rinji's men attack Lee's group. Yūkimaru and Kakashi devise a plan to track the Three-Tails with the boy's power and get Naruto and Guren out. After Naruto and Guren escape from an illusion making fog, Naruto begins to realize Guren's good intentions. Yūkimaru then plays the song his mother taught him right above where the Three-Tails is submerged and Kakashi makes a crack in the beast's barrier; Naruto and Guren hear the tune and blast their way out. 
109 "Counterattack of the Curse Mark"
"Juin no gyakushū" (呪印の逆襲) 
May 14, 2009 January 7, 2013[9]
The Sealing Team prepare to contain the Three-Tails again, and tell Sai to take Yūkimaru somewhere safe, but he is attacked by Kabuto's men. Rinji finds them, but they decide not to work for Orochimaru anymore. They suddenly begin to suffer side effects from their powers, and Rinji gives them an antidote after making them promise to not betray him. The Sealing Team is attacked by Rinji's men, but are defended by Kakashi, Yamato and Shino. Rinji makes Yūkimaru eat more pills to control the Three-Tails. 
110 "Memory of Guilt"
"Tsumi no kioku" (罪の記憶) 
May 21, 2009 January 7, 2013[9]
The Sealing Team continues to seal the Three-Tails with Katsuyu's help while Kakashi, Yamato and Shino defeat Rinji's men and prepare to find Yūkimaru. Meanwhile, Naruto and Guren find Rinji with Yūkimaru, and Rinji reveals to him that Guren was the one who killed his mother. Yūkimaru forgives Guren, however Rinji tries to attack her but is stopped by Naruto. Rinji is then revealed to be Kabuto in disguise, who threatens to kill Naruto if he gets in his way. 
111 "Shattered Promise"
"Kudakareta yakusoku" (砕かれた約束) 
May 28, 2009 January 7, 2013[9]
Kabuto explains that he killed Rinji, and that Orochimaru wants the Three-Tails for an upcoming war. He summons Rinji's corpse to attack Guren. Guren manages to fight back by crystalizing herself along with Rinji. The huge crystal, with Guren and Rinji inside, drops into the lake, causing Yūkimaru to believe that Guren is dead. His grief causes the Three-Tails to fly into a rage. Naruto uses his Collaboration Jutsu to assail the Three-Tails, forcing it underwater. Naruto goes to Yūkimaru, and tells him they will go home together. 
112 "A Place to Return To"
"Kaerubeki basho" (帰るべき場所) 
June 4, 2009 January 7, 2013[9]
Gozu rescues Guren at the bottom of the lake and Yukimaru, who has lost his ability to control the Three-Tails, leaves with Guren and Gozu. Tsunade orders the teams to return to the village to regroup because of their wounds and sends ANBU to keep watch of the lake. Tobi and Deidara, meanwhile, return to the lake. After Deidara kills the ANBU members, the two Akatsuki members lure out the Three Tails, capturing it easily. 
113 "The Serpent's Pupil[note 1]"
"Daija no dōkō" (大蛇の瞳孔) 
June 11, 2009 January 12, 2013
The time for the Reanimation jutsu is coming and Orochimaru's body is reaching its limit. Kabuto and Orochimaru discuss Sasuke's growth during the Chunin Exams, Orochimaru also tells Kabuto that he wants Sasuke's body. After practicing his ninja techniques, Sasuke makes a sudden attack on Orochimaru, having nothing else to learn from him. Orochimaru reveals his true form, a giant white snake, and makes his attempt to take Sasuke's body. Sasuke uses his Cursed Seal to counter it. Meanwhile, Tsunade discovers the Three-Tails is taken by Akatsuki. 
114 "Eye of the Hawk"
"Taka no hitomi" (鷹の瞳) 
June 18, 2009 January 12, 2013
Orochimaru reminisces about the memories of his past, how he became interested in reanimation and the Sharingan. Orochimaru begins the ritual to take over Sasuke's body. Later on, Kabuto arrives to see Sasuke standing over Orochimaru's snake corpse, and from the Sharingan, he finds out what happened: Orochimaru had failed in possessing Sasuke's body, as Sasuke manages to reverse Orochimaru's Jutsu and absorbs Orochimaru into his body. Sasuke then leaves his hideout to find his own path. 
115 "Zabuza's Blade"
"Zabuza no daitō" (再不斬の大刀) 
June 25, 2009 January 12, 2013
Sasuke frees Suigetsu Hozuki from his hydro capsule, and requests his services. Suigetsu responds that he would gladly give them, on condition that he helps him find Zabuza's sword. They fail to find the blade at his grave, but learn that it is in the possession of a man named Tenzen Daikoku. Sasuke uses Tenzen's guarded fortress to test Suigetsu's combat abilities, and Suigetsu gets the blade without much effort. As promised, Suigetsu joins up with Sasuke, and goes with him to the Southern hideout. 
116 "Guardian of the Iron Wall"
"Teppeki no bannin" (鉄壁の番人) 
July 2, 2009 January 12, 2013
The second member of Sasuke's team is revealed to be a woman named Karin. After Sasuke and Suigetsu arrive at the Southern Hideout, Sasuke requests that Karin comes with them. Despite her hesitations and quarrels with Suigetsu, Karin ultimately accepts after remembering her very first encounter with Sasuke. Sasuke orders Suigetsu to release the prisoners, and after that, they set off to recruit the final member of the team - Jugo
117 "Jugo of the North Hideout"
"Kita ajito no Jūgo" (北アジトの重吾) 
July 9, 2009 January 14, 2013
While approaching the hideout, Karin explains that Jugo has abnormal homicidal impulses, and is the original carrier of the enzyme used to create Orochimaru’s Curse Mark. Upon arriving there, Sasuke and his team are attacked by a massive number of rampaging prisoners, who they manage to suppress. Later on, Sasuke is attacked by Jugo, but he expresses that he only wishes to talk with him. In the meantime, Naruto and Sakura find out that Sasuke has killed Orochimaru. 
118 "Formation!"
"Kessei!" (結成!) 
July 23, 2009 January 14, 2013
While fighting with Sasuke, Jugo remembers how he met his friend - Kimimaro, and what he experienced with him. After being told that Kimimaro has died for his sake, Jugo agrees to go with them, believing that Kimimaro lives on within Sasuke. After informing his newly formed team that his goal is to kill Itachi Uchiha of the Akatsuki, Sasuke names their group "Hebi" ["Snake"]. In the meantime, Naruto decides to go after Itachi in hopes of finding Sasuke. 
119 "Kakashi Chronicles ~ Boys' Life on the Battlefield ~ Part 1"
"Kakashi Gaiden ~ Senjō no bōizuraifu ~ Zenpen" (カカシ外伝~戦場のボーイズライフ~前編) 
July 30, 2009 January 14, 2013
During the Third Great Ninja War seventeen years ago, a 13 year old Kakashi Hatake is just promoted to Jonin with his mentor, the future Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze, and Rin Nohara giving him gifts. Only Kakashi's other teammate and rival, Obito Uchiha, forgot to bring a present. Soon after, Minato tells his students of their mission to destroy Kannabi Bridge so they can cripple the ninja from the Hidden Stone Village. Along the way, Team Minato is ambushed by Hidden Stone ninja named Mahiru with Kakashi seeing it as an opportunity to try his newly developed jutsu: the Chidori. However, with Kakashi's attack unable to land a hit on his target and Obito is too frightened to fight, Minato personally eliminates Mahiru. Minato then tells Kakashi not to use the Chidori due to its vertigo effect while criticizing Obito for not being able to act on his words. That night, unable to sleep, Obito learns from Minato that Kakashi's mindset is the result of his father Sakumo Hatake bring ostracized for putting his teammates ahead of the mission. The next day, left in charge as Minato heads off, Kakashi leads Rin and Obito into enemy territory before they are attacked by the Hidden Stone ninja Kakko and Taiseki who abduct Rin. Having accepted Kakashi as leader prior, Obito punches him for putting the mission before Rin as he runs off to save her. 
120 "Kakashi Chronicles ~ Boys' Life on the Battlefield ~ Part 2"
"Kakashi Gaiden ~ Senjō no bōizuraifu ~ Kōhen" (カカシ外伝~戦場のボーイズライフ~後編) 
July 30, 2009 January 14, 2013
After leaving an impression on Kakashi, Obito finds the cave where Rin is being held in before attacked by Taiseki. When Kakashi arrives in time to save him from being killed, losing his left eye in the process, Obito musters courage and takes out Taiseki with his awakened Sharingan. Kakashi and Obito then proceed to rescue Rin, but Kakko causes the cave to collapse in on them. With rocks falling all around the Konoha ninja, Obito threw Kakashi out of the way of a falling rock, which landed on him instead, and crushed the entire right side of his body. Knowing his death is certain, remembering that he still owe his team mate a gift, Obito has Rin transplant his left eye into Kakashi's eye socket. Seeing Kakashi cry over how things turned out, Obito assures him that is a great ninja and asks him to protect Rin. Once Obito's Sharingan is transplanted into him, Kakashi emerges from the rubble and uses a perfected Chidori to kill Kakko. However, more Hidden Stone ninja arrive and cause the cave to collapse further with Obito apparently crushed as Kakashi and Rin are forced to leave him behind. After being saved by Minato, the surviving members of Team Minato lament over losing Obito before they complete their mission in destroying the Kannabi Bridge. 
121 "Assemble"
"Ugokidasumono-tachi" (動き出すものたち) 
August 6, 2009 January 19, 2013 [9]
After capturing the Four-Tails's Jinchūriki Roshi, Itachi and Kisame are informed by the Akatsuki leader of Orochimaru's death. They are then warned about Sasuke's movements and that he may be coming after Itachi. Later, after the Three-Tails and the Four-Tails are sealed, Deidara and Tobi set out targeting either Naruto or Sasuke. Meanwhile, Hebi gathers supplies at an abandoned Uchiha warehouse and Kakashi assembles Team Kurenai, led by himself, to set out with Team Kakashi, led by Yamato, to capture Itachi. 
122 "The Hunt"
"Tansaku" (探索) 
August 13, 2009 January 19, 2013
As Naruto and the others set off with Kakashi's ninja hounds, Hebi scatters to look for information on Itachi. Sakura walks past Karin as Hinata, Yamato and Naruto run into Kabuto, who gives them a book with information on the Akatsuki. He then reveals that in a search to find himself, he has transplanted Orochimaru's remains into himself. He then leaves to track down Sasuke. Elsewhere, Sasuke is confronted by Tobi and Deidara and prepares for a battle with them. 
123 "Clash!"
"Gekitotsu!" (激突!) 
August 20, 2009 January 19, 2013
Sasuke asks where Itachi is and slices through Tobi, as Deidara retreats to a distance. Tobi gets back up unharmed as Deidara retaliates with his chakra-level 1 (C1) explosives. Sasuke escapes with a simple replacement jutsu forcing Deidara to use one of his C2 creations, the C2 Dragon. Working with Tobi, they forced Sasuke to use the Curse Mark. In the end, Sasuke defeats their combos, and Deidara is left with no choice but to use his trump card that was meant for Itachi, the C4 Karura. 
124 "Art"
"Geijutsu" (芸術) 
August 27, 2009 January 19, 2013
As Deidara's C4 Karura detonates, Sasuke perishes. Believing to have won, Deidara drops his guard, only to be pierced by Sasuke's Chidori. After being asked how he had survived, Sasuke reveals that he was never harmed and that Deidara was under his genjutsu. Deidara tries to kill Sasuke, but is misled by his Sharingan again. Both combatants collapse and Sasuke deactivates his Sharingan. Angered at being mocked, Deidara unveils his final attack, turning himself into a living bomb and detonating himself in an attempt to kill Sasuke. 
125 "Disappearance"
"Shōshitsu" (消失) 
September 3, 2009 January 21, 2013
Upon noticing the blast, Suigetsu summons Manda and finds out that Sasuke had used him to escape. Unable to survive, Manda dies from his wounds and Zetsu informs the remaining Akatsuki of the death of Deidara and Tobi. Naruto and the others get to the crater, and using Kiba's tracking skills they begin to track down Sasuke's scent. Meanwhile, the Akatsuki leader, Pain and his partner, Konan, are then ordered to capture the Nine-Tailed Jinchūriki by a mysterious man, Tobi, who reveals his identity to be Madara Uchiha
126 "Twilight"
"Tasogare" (黄昏) 
September 10, 2009 January 21, 2013
Jiraya arrives in Konohagakure and tells Tsunade that he has information regarding Pain's location. In the meantime, Karin senses that they're being followed and asks Jugo to help her throw off their pursuers. As Hebi departs, Naruto encounters Itachi. After talking, Itachi departs, having more pressing matters to attend to. Meanwhile, Jiraiya and Tsunade discuss Naruto's parents, Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki, and the Foundation before Jiraiya departs for the Hidden Rain Village. 
127 "Tales of a Gutsy Ninja ~Jiraiya Ninja Scroll~ Part 1"
"Dokonjō ninden ~Jiraiya ninpōchō~ Zenpen" (ド根性忍伝~自来也忍法帖~前編) 
September 24, 2009 January 21, 2013
Back in the times of the Third Hokage's youth, the young, soon-to-be Sannin are assigned to Hiruzen Sarutobi's platoon. Being fascinated by Sarutobi’s summoning jutsu, Jiraiya tries it himself, only to teleport himself to Mount Myoboku. There, Jiraiya trains under Fukusaku and meets the Great Lord Elder who has a vision of his future. Afterwards, Jiraiya goes on a journey with the goal to fulfill his destiny, meeting many strange characters on the way. 
128 "Tales of a Gutsy Ninja ~Jiraiya Ninja Scroll~ Part 2"
"Dokonjō ninden ~Jiraiya ninpōchō~ Kōhen" (ド根性忍伝~自来也忍法帖~後編) 
September 24, 2009 January 21, 2013
Due to the Second Great Ninja War, Jiraiya, Tsunade and Orochimaru are sent to the Hidden Rain Village, where they are named the "Legendary Sannin" by Hanzo of the Great Salamander. While in the village, Jiraiya meets with Yahiko, Nagato and Konan who request help from him. Jiraiya accepts and proceeds to train them before returning home. He is later informed that all three children were killed. Some time later, Jiraiya trains Minato, who together with Kushina, names their unborn son "Naruto" after the main character in Jiraiya's first book. 


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