Naruto: Shippuden (season 7)
|Naruto: Shippuden (Season 7)|
Season 7 Cover
|No. of episodes||8|
The episodes for the seventh season of the anime series Naruto: Shippuden are based on Part II for Masashi Kishimoto's manga series. The episodes are directed by Hayato Date, and produced by Studio Pierrot and TV Tokyo. The seventh season aired from January 21 to March 11, 2010 on TV Tokyo in Japan. The season follows Naruto Uzumaki attempting to destroy the Forbidden Jutsu. It is referred to by its DVDs as the chapter of The Six-Tailed Demon Slug (六尾発動 Rokubi Hatsudō?).
The two DVD volumes were released by Aniplex on August 4 and September 1, 2010. On January 2, 2009, Viz Media and Crunchyroll began providing the series' subtitled episodes. The English dubbed version of the season was streamed from February 4, 2013 to February 16, 2013 on Neon Alley.
|No.||Title||Original airdate||English airdate|
|January 21, 2010||February 4, 2013|
|At Tsuchigumo Village, Jinchūriki host Utakata, Hotaru and Tonbee are ambushed by Akaboshi, Benten, Chūshin and Nangō, the enemy members for the Magaki Group. Naruto, Sakura, Sai and Yamato are assigned to help Utakata, Hotaru and Tonbee, after Tsunade learned about En no Gyōja developing the Forbidden Jutsu Fury to destroy any villages. Naruto meets Utakata and learns that he is protecting Hotaru.|
|145||"Successor of the Forbidden Jutsu"
"Kinjutsu no keishōsha" (禁術の継承者)
|January 28, 2010||February 9, 2013|
|The group led by Shiranami plan to take the Forbidden Jutsu from Hotaru and ambush Utakata, After the three mistakenly brought Hotaru to the people of Tsuchigumo Village, Naruto returns there to ensure her safety|
|146||"The Successor's Wish"
"Keishōsha no omoi" (継承者の想い)
|February 4, 2010||February 9, 2013|
|Learning that the group are using the villagers to turn against her, Hotaru returns to Utakata and escape from the Magaki Group. The next day, the group of mist tracking ninjas arrive and reprimand Utakata for killing Harusame, while abducting Hotaru. However, Naruto, Yamato and Sai arrive to stop them.|
|147||"Rogue Ninja's Past"
"Nukenin no kako" (抜け忍の過去)
|February 11, 2010||February 9, 2013|
|After stopping the fight, the ninjas agree to cooperate and negotiate with each other while returning to the village. Utakata tells Tsurugi that he resists the seal to make the beast kill Harusame. Naruto and Utakata examine the real Forbidden Jutsu engraved on Hotaru's back.|
|148||"Heir to Darkness"
"Yami no kōkeisha" (闇の後継者)
|February 18, 2010||February 9, 2013|
|Shiranami sneaks up around Mount Katsuragi, where Tonbei explains to the heroes about En no Gyōja's death and unveils the scroll about removing the Forbidden Jutsu. Hotaru tells the heroes that Shiranami's father and En no Gyōja's student Hāto died protecting the Jutsu in the Great War. As Naruto agrees and promises Hotaru to find Shiranami, one of Pain's dogs kill Tsurugi and the mist ninjas.|
|February 25, 2010||February 16, 2013|
|The Magaki Group restrains Naruto at the cabin, but Utakata saves Naruto. After Shiranami captures Hotaru and head to Tsuchigumo Village, Naruto and friends arrive to stop them from unsealing the Forbidden Jutsu.|
|150||"The Forbidden Jutsu Released"
"Kinjutsu hatsudō" (禁術発動)
|March 4, 2010||February 16, 2013|
|Naruto and Utakata confront Shiranami, who explains that he is using Tsuchigumo Style: Forbidden Life Technique Release: Creation of Heaven and Earth to release the Fury Jutsu from Hotaru with natural energy. While Sakura, Sai and Yamato fight against the Magaki Group and reason with the villagers, Shiranami nearly activates the Jutsu on Hotaru.|
|151||"Master and Student"
|March 11, 2010||February 16, 2013|
|As Utakata helps Hotaru resist against the Fury Jutsu, Naruto and friends defeat the Magaki Group. With the Fury Jutsu destroyed, Naruto and friends, leaving Tsuchigumo Village, say goodbye to Hotaru. Pain and the Animal Path members then capture Utakata.|
- "List of Naruto: Shippuden episode titles" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-09-28.
- "List of Naruto: Shippuden episode titles". Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- "Naruto: Shippuden episodes from 2010" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Archived from the original on January 5, 2010. Retrieved April 29, 2010.