List of Naruto volumes

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The cover of the first Naruto tankōbon released in Japan by Shueisha in March 2000.

The Naruto manga is written by Masashi Kishimoto and published by Shueisha in Weekly Shōnen Jump. The series began its serialization in the issue 43 from 1999.[1] Shueisha later collects these chapters in tankōbon bound volumes. The first 244 chapters are known as Part I, and constitute the first part of the Naruto storyline. All subsequent chapters belong to Part II, which continues the storyline from Part I after a two and a half year timeskip. Viz Media licenses the Naruto manga for an English adaptation in North America, where it is serialized in the American Shonen Jump and released in volume format.[2]

Several adaptations based on Naruto have been made, including two anime series and seven feature films. The first anime series, also titled Naruto, covers the entirety of Part I over 220 episodes.[3] The second, named Naruto Shippuden (ナルト 疾風伝 Naruto Shippūden?, literally, Naruto: Hurricane Chronicles), is based on Part II. Both series are produced by Studio Pierrot and TV Tokyo, and air on TV Tokyo.[4]

Shueisha has released 72 tankōbon in Japan, with the first 27 containing Part I, and the remaining 45 belonging to Part II. The first tankōbon was released on March 3, 2000, and the latest volume 72 was released on February 4, 2015. Additionally, from November 7, 2008 through April 10, 2009, Shueisha reprinted the entirety of Part I in an eight-volume sōshūhen set titled Naruto Sōshūhen: Uzumaki Daikan (NARUTO―ナルト―総集編 うずまき大巻?, literally, Naruto Complete Collection: Uzumaki Megavolume).[5] Six ani-manga tankōbon based on one of the three Naruto and first three Naruto Shippuden films have also been released by Shueisha.

Viz Media has released 72 volumes of the English adaptation of the manga, with volume 1 released on August 6, 2003, and volume 72 released on October 6, 2015. In order to compensate for the gap between the Japanese and English adaptations of the manga, Viz announced its "Naruto Nation" campaign, where it would release three volumes each month in the last four months of 2007 in order to close said gap.[6] A similar campaign happened in 2009, entitled "Generation Ninja," with eleven volumes from Part II of the series to be released between February and April of that year in order to catch up to the Japanese serialization. Starting with the release of volume 45 in July 2009, Viz began to release Naruto volumes on a quarterly basis.[7]

Volume list[edit]

Part I[edit]

Part I covers the first 244 chapters of the Naruto manga, and is contained in 27 tankōbon volumes. All 27 tankōbon have been released in Japan by Shueisha and in North America by Viz Media. Viz released volumes 16 through 27 over a four-month period as part of the "Naruto Nation" campaign, meant to close the gap between the Japanese and English versions of the manga.[6]

No. Title Japanese release English release
1 Uzumaki Naruto
Uzumaki Naruto (うずまきナルト)
March 3, 2000[8]
ISBN 978-4-08-872840-7
August 6, 2003[9]
ISBN 978-1-56931-900-0
  1. "Uzumaki Naruto!" (うずまきナルト!!?)
  2. "Konohamaru" (木ノ葉丸!!)
  3. "Enter Sasuke!" (うちはサスケ "Uchiha Sasuke")
  4. "Hatake Kakashi!" (はたけカカシ!!)
  5. "Pride Goeth Before a Fall" (油断大敵!! "Yudan taiteki!!")
  6. "Not Sasuke!" (サスケ君に限って...!! "Sasuke-kun ni kagitte...!!")
  7. "Kakashi's Decision" (カカシの結論 "Kakashi no ketsuron")
For the first twelve years of his life, Naruto Uzumaki had to live a life without parents and endure the apparent unsolicited hate from the villagers of Konohagakure, never knowing what it was like to be loved or have friends as a result. One day, however, he learns from the covert ninja Mizuki that the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox was sealed within him soon after his birth and is the reason he is alone in the world. After this, Naruto's fortunes begin to change. In addition to finding a father-figure in Iruka Umino after defeating Mizuki, Naruto achieves his dream by finally becoming a ninja, his ultimate desire being to become the greatest in Konoha, the Hokage. In doing so, Naruto is added to Team 7 along with Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno under the leadership of Kakashi Hatake. To see whether or not the three are ready to become ninja, Kakashi administers a test to see if they have what it takes. Each fails independently, leading Kakashi to believe they will never become ninja.
2 The Worst Client
Saiaku no irainin (最悪の依頼人)
June 2, 2000[10]
ISBN 978-4-08-872878-0
December 17, 2003[11]
ISBN 978-1-59116-178-3
  1. "You Failed!" (だから不合格だってんだ!! "Dakara fugōkaku datten'da!!"?)
  2. "The Worst Client" (最悪の依頼人 "Saiaku no irainin")
  3. "Target #2" (2匹目 "Nihikime")
  4. "Going Ashore" (上陸...!! "Jōriku...!!")
  5. "Game Over!!!" (終わりだ!! "Owari da!!")
  6. "Ninja!!" (忍者だ!! "Ninja da!!")
  7. "The Secret Plan...!!!" (秘策...!! "Hisaku...!!")
  8. "Return of the Sharingan" (蘇る写輪眼!! "Yomigaeru Sharingan!!")
  9. "Who Are You?!" (お前は誰だ!! "Omae wa dare da!!")
  10. "Preparations for Battle" (戦いの準備!! "Tatakai no junbi!!")
Kakashi advises the three to start focusing on the team's well-being instead of their own, and in doing so they are able to pass the test. As one of the team's first missions, they are assigned to escort a man named Tazuna to the Land of Waves. Along the way, the group is attacked by Zabuza Momochi, an assassin sent to kill Tazuna. Kakashi, with the help of Naruto, Sasuke, and his own Sharingan eye, is able to defeat Zabuza. Before he can finish Zabuza off, however, a masked boy named Haku arrives to take him away. In preparation for another of Zabuza's attacks, Kakashi decides to train Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura.
3 Dreams
Yume no tame ni...!! (夢の為に...!!)
August 4, 2000[12]
ISBN 978-4088728988
April 14, 2004[13]
ISBN 978-1-59116-187-5
  1. "Training Day" (修業開始 "Shūgyō kaishi"?)
  2. "The Emblem of Courage" (勇気の象徴 "Yūki no shōchō")
  3. "The Land That Had a Hero...!!" (英雄のいた国...!! "Eiyū no ita kuni...!!")
  4. "A Meeting in the Forest...!!" (森の中の出会い...!! "Mori no naka no deai...!!")
  5. "The Enemies Return" (強敵出現!! "Kyōteki shutsugen!!")
  6. "Ambush Times Two!" (2つの急襲...!! "Futatsu no kyūshū...!!")
  7. "Speed!! (スピード!!" "Supīdo!!")
  8. "For Your Dreams...!!" (夢の為に...!! "Yume no tame ni...!!")
  9. "Sharingan Devastation!!" (写輪眼崩し...!! "Sharingan kuzushi...!!")
  10. "Awakenings" (覚醒...!! "Mezame...!!")
In an effort to get stronger, Naruto trains harder than Sasuke and Sakura. Though he catches up to both in terms of talent, exerting the extra effort leaves him fatigued. To allow him a chance to regain his energy, the rest of Team 7 goes on to escort Tazuna without him. Soon afterwards, however, they are attacked again by Zabuza and a masked Haku. Using his new training, Sasuke does battle with Haku and proves to be an equal match, forcing Haku to trap him in a prison of ice. Naruto quickly arrives to help and joins Sasuke in the fight, though both are soon overpowered. As Haku makes to finish Naruto off, Sasuke uses himself as a shield to block the attack and appears to be killed. Naruto, in his anger, taps into the dormant powers of the demon fox sealed within him.
4 Hero's Bridge
Eiyū no hashi!! (英雄の橋!!)
October 4, 2000[14]
ISBN 978-4088730264
August 3, 2004[15]
ISBN 978-1-59116-358-9
  1. "Nine Tails...!! (九尾...!!" "Kyūbi...!!"?)
  2. "Someone Precious to You" (大切な人...!! "Taisetsu na hito...!!")
  3. "Your Future is...!!" (お前の未来は...!! "Omae no mirai wa...!!")
  4. "To Each His Own Struggle..." (それぞれの戦い...!! "Sorezore no tatakai...!!")
  5. "The Tools Called Shinobi" (忍という名の道具 "Shinobi to iu na no dōgu")
  6. "The Bridge of the Hero!!" (英雄の橋!! "Eiyū no hashi!!")
  7. "Intruders?" (侵入者!? "Shinnyūsha!?")
  8. "Iruka vs. Kakashi" (イルカVSカカシ!?)
  9. "Sakura's Depression" (サクラの憂鬱!! "Sakura no Yūutsu")
With the demon fox's power Naruto is easily able to defeat Haku. When Haku's mask breaks away, however, Naruto is unable to bring himself to kill the young boy beneath the mask. Elsewhere, Kakashi and Zabuza do battle. As Kakashi is about to kill Zabuza with his Lightning Blade, Haku takes the attack, saving Zabuza at the cost of his own life. Despite this turn of events Kakashi is still able to disable Zabuza, prompting the arrival of Zabuza's employer, Gato. When Gato orders his own personal army of thugs to kill Zabuza along with Tazuna and Team 7, Zabuza uses the last of his strength to kill Gato, avenging Haku's death before dying himself. With their mission complete, Team 7 and a revived Sasuke return to Konoha. Soon after returning home, Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura are entered into the Chunin Exams, a chance for them to rise up the ninja ranks and test their abilities.
5 The Challengers
Chōsensha-tachi!! (挑戦者たち!!)
December 4, 2000[16]
ISBN 978-4088730509
December 7, 2004[17]
ISBN 978-1-59116-359-6
  1. "A Total Mismatch!!!" (最悪の相性...!! "Saiaku no aishō...!!"?)
  2. "On Your Mark" ("START...!!")
  3. "The Challengers!!" (挑戦者たち!! "Chōsensha-tachi!!")
  4. "The First Test" (第一の試験!! "Daiichi no shiken!!")
  5. "The Whisper of Demons" (悪魔の囁き...!? "Akuma no sasayaki...!?")
  6. "To Each His Own" (それぞれの闘い...!! "Sorezore no tatakai...!!")
  7. "The Tenth Question" (第10問目...!! "Daijū monme...!!")
  8. "The Talents We Test For" (試された資質...!! "Tamesareta shishitsu...!!")
  9. "The Second Exam" (第二の試験!!) "Daini no shiken!!")
Prior to the start of the exam, Team 7 has a chance to mingle with their former classmates and fellow rookie ninja: the members of Team 8 and Team 10. Once the first phase of the exam begins, it is revealed that all of those wishing to advance in rank must first complete a written test. The test's questions, however, prove too difficult for almost all present, and it soon becomes apparent that the true objective of the first phase is to cheat without getting caught. Unaware that this is the test's true purpose, Naruto insists on continuing. Through his willingness to face the unknown, he is allowed to continue on to the second phase with the rest of the examinees who were not caught.
6 Predator
Sakura no ketsui!! (サクラの決意!!)
March 2, 2001[18]
ISBN 978-4088730899
April 5, 2005[19]
ISBN 978-1-59116-739-6
  1. "The Password is..." (合言葉は...!! "Aikotoba wa...!!"?)
  2. "Predator!!" (捕食者!! "Hoshokusha!!")
  3. "The Target is...!!" (その目的は...!! "Sono mokuteki wa...!!")
  4. "Coward...!!" (臆病者...!! "Okubyōmono...!!")
  5. "I've Got to...!!" (私が...!! "Watashi ga...!!")
  6. "Beauty is the Beast!!" (美しき野獣...!! "Utsukushiki yajū...!!")
  7. "The Principles of Use!!" (使用の条件!! "Shō no jōken!!")
  8. "Sakura's Decision!!" (サクラの決意!! "Sakura no ketsui!!")
  9. "Sakura and Ino" (サクラといの "Sakura to Ino")
For the second phase of the exams, the remaining teams of three must survive the Forest of Death and arrive at its center in five days' time. Soon after they enter the forest Team 7 is attacked by Orochimaru. Naruto engages him in battle, though is quickly defeated. Sasuke, inspired by Naruto's determination, continues the battle in Naruto's place. Before escaping, Orochimaru brands Sasuke with a cursed seal, knocking him out. Sakura, the only conscious member of the team, is forced to look after her teammates and defend them from the attacks of Orochimaru's followers. As she is about to be defeated Team 10 arrives to help, allowing Sakura to return to attending to Naruto and Sasuke as the others deal with her attackers.
7 The Path You Should Tread
Susumubeki michi...!! (進むべき道...!!)
May 1, 2001[20]
ISBN 978-4088731131
August 2, 2005[21]
ISBN 978-1-59116-875-1
  1. "No Holds Barred!!" (全面戦争!! "Zenmen sensō!!"?)
  2. "The Strength That is Given...!!" (与えられし力...!! "Ataerareshi chikara...!!")
  3. "Ten Hours Earlier..." (10時間前 "Jū jikan mae")
  4. "Witnesses...!!" (目撃者...!! "Mokugekisha...!!")
  5. "The Tragedy of the Sand!!" (砂の惨劇!! "Suna no sangeki!!")
  6. "The Last Chance...!!" (ラストチャンス...!! "Rasuto Chansu...!!")
  7. "The Path You Should Tread...!!" (進むべき道...!! "Susumubeki michi...!!")
  8. "Trapped Like Rats!!" (袋のネズミ...!! "Fukuro no nezumi...!!")
  9. "One More Face" (もう一つの顔 "Mō hitotsu no kao")
Team 10 and Orochimaru's forces do battle, though their progress is slow in either side claiming victory. Just as additional reinforcements begin to arrive to help Team 10, Sasuke finally awakens, the cursed seal given to him by Orochimaru fueling him with power. With his new strength Sasuke is able to make quick work of their opponents, forcing them to flee. Although the battle is won, Team 7 needs three days to recover. As they make way for the forest's center on the final day they are briefly impeded by a group of stragglers, though ultimately claim victory and complete the second phase.
8 Life-and-Death Battles
Inochigake no tatakai!! (命懸けの戦い!!)
August 3, 2001[22]
ISBN 978-4088731476
December 6, 2005[23]
ISBN 978-1-4215-0124-6
  1. "Lord Hokage's Message...!!" (火影の伝令...!! "Hokage no denrei...!!"?)
  2. "Life-and-Death Battles!!" (命懸けの戦い!! "Inochigake no tatakai!!")
  3. "Sakura's Advice" (サクラの勧告 "Sakura no kankoku")
  4. "Unholy Gifts!" (異端なる能力!! "Itan naru nōryoku!!")
  5. "Blood of the Uchiha" (うちはの血!! "Uchiha no chi!!")
  6. "The Deadly Visitor!!" (恐怖の訪問者!! "Kyōfu no hōmonsha!!")
  7. "The One Who Dies!!" (死ぬのは...!? "Shinu no wa...!?")
  8. "The Insurmountable Wall...!!" (高すぎる壁...!! "Takasugiru kabe...!!")
  9. "Rivals...!!" (拮抗...!! "Kikkō...!!")
Seven teams of three pass the second phase, far too many aspiring ninja to advance to the final rounds. To reduce the number of participants ten preliminary matches are held, with the winner of each match advancing to the finals. After the first few matches, where Sasuke is able to claim victory, Sakura is pit against her rival and childhood friend Ino Yamanaka. While neither is fond of fighting the other, both do their best to be worthy opponents. Although Sakura is able to avoid Ino's attacks for much of the match's duration, Ino is eventually able to restrain her. Using one of her family's signature abilities Ino takes control of Sakura's mind, intending to force Sakura to forfeit the match.
9 Neji vs. Hinata
Neji to Hinata (ネジとヒナタ)
October 4, 2001[24]
ISBN 978-4088731742
March 7, 2006[25]
ISBN 978-1-4215-0239-7
  1. "A Declaration of Defeat...?!" (敗北宣言...!? "Haiboku sengen...!?"?)
  2. "The Sixth Round Match, and Then...!!" (第六回戦...そして!! "Dairoku kaisen... soshite!!")
  3. "Naruto's Coming-of-Age...!!" (ナルトの成長...!! "Naruto no seichō...!!")
  4. "Kiba Turns the Tables... and So Does Naruto?!" (キバの逆転!! ナルトの逆転 !!? "Kiba no gyukuten!! Naruto no gyukuten!!?")
  5. "Naruto's Clever Scheme!!" (ナルトの奇策!! "Naruto no kisaku!!")
  6. "Neji and Hinata" (ネジとヒナタ "Neji to Hinata")
  7. "The Hyuga Clan" (日向一族 "Hyūga ichizoku")
  8. "The Outer Limits" (限界を超えて... "Genkai o koete...")
  9. "Gaara Versus..." (我愛羅vs...)
Before she can be forced to surrender, Sakura is able to expel Ino from her mind. With both tired out from the ordeal, the match culminates in a double knock out, after which the two begin to rekindle their friendship. Naruto proves more fortunate in his own match, outsmarting his opponent, Team 8 member Kiba Inuzaka, to the surprise of the onlookers. Naruto's success motivates Kiba's teammate Hinata Hyuga to do her best in the match against her cousin, Neji Hyuga. Neji, a stronger fighter who hates Hinata's family and is fatalistic, shows her no mercy during their fight. The match concludes with Hinata being left in critical condition and Neji showing no remorse for his treatment of one of his relatives. Naruto, enraged by Neji's actions and outlook, swears upon Hinata's spilled blood that he will defeat Neji in the final matches.
10 A Splendid Ninja
Rippa na ninja...!! (立派な忍者...!!)
December 4, 2001[26]
ISBN 978-4088731971
June 6, 2006[27]
ISBN 978-1-4215-0240-3
  1. "Lee's Secret!!" (リーの秘密!! "Rī no himitsu!!"?)
  2. "The Ultimate Defense... Crumbles?!" (絶対防御•崩壊!? "Zettai hōgyo, hōkai!?")
  3. "The Genius of Hard Work...!!" (努力の天才...!! "Doryoku no tensai...!!")
  4. "Now, of All Times...!!" (今こそ...!! "Ima koso...!!")
  5. "A Splendid Ninja...!!" (立派な忍者...!! "Rippa na ninja...!!")
  6. "The Preliminaries... Completed!!" (予選終了...!! "Yosen shūryō...!!")
  7. "What About Sasuke...?!" (サスケは...!? "Sasuke wa...!?")
  8. "Naruto's Wish...!!" (ナルトのお願い...!! "Naruto no onegai...!!")
  9. "What About My Training?!" (修業どーすんだ!? "Shūgyō dōsun'da!?")
As one of the last matches, Rock Lee is pit against Gaara. With his superior speed and strength Lee attempts to claim a quick victory, but is unable to fully bypass Gaara's superior defenses. After being left tired out from relentless assault, Lee is left unable to move and is left at Gaara's mercy. After his body is broken by Gaara's attacks and Gaara makes to finish him off, Gaara is declared the victor to prevent further damage to Lee. The preliminaries draw to a close and the finalists are assigned opponents for the finals in a month's time, leaving them plenty of time to recuperate and train. Naruto, eager to get ready for his match against Neji Hyuga, approaches Kakashi to help him train. Kakashi, having already decided to train Sasuke, encourages Naruto to find an alternative, which he does in the form of Jiraiya.
11 Impassioned Efforts
Deshi'iri shigan!? (弟子入り志願 !?)
March 4, 2002[28]
ISBN 4-08-873236-7
September 5, 2006[29]
ISBN 978-1-4215-0241-0
  1. "Make Me Your Disciple?!" (弟子入り志願!? "Deshi'iri shigan!?"?)
  2. "Konoha. vs. Sound vs. Sand" (木ノ葉と音と砂と...!! "Konoha to Oto to Suna to...!!")
  3. "Impassioned Efforts... Each and Every One!!" (熱情...それぞれ!! "Netsujō... sorezore!!")
  4. "The Key...!!" (鍵...!! "Kagi...!!")
  5. "A Chance Encounter...!!" (邂逅...!! "Kaikō...!!")
  6. "The Unexpected Visitor!!" (突然の来訪者!! "Totsuzen no raihōsha!!")
  7. "My Reason for Living...!!" (在り続ける理由!! "Ari tsuzukeru wake!!")
  8. "The Proud Failure!!" (誇り高き失敗者!! "Hokori takaki shippaisha!!")
  9. "The Finals Commence...!!" (本線、開始っ...!! "Honsen, kaishi...!!")
Soon after Jiraiya starts to train Naruto, he realizes that Naruto is the container of the demon fox. Rather than give him the usual training regiment of preserving his strength, Jiraiya trains him to take advantage of the fox's power. Meanwhile, rumors of an impending invasion of Konoha by the villages of Otogakure and Sunagakure begin to spread, causing the Konoha ninja to begin preparing for the worst. For Naruto, his training consists of being taught how to summon toads to his side during battle. Although he struggles to get the hang of it at first, he is eventually able to take full advantage of the demon fox and summon a toad. Naruto recovers from his training and, on the day of the finals, heads to the location of the final matches.
12 The Great Flight
Ōi naru hishō!! (大いなる飛翔!!)
May 1, 2002[30]
ISBN 4-08-873259-6
December 5, 2006[31]
ISBN 978-1-4215-0242-7
  1. "Prepared to Lose...!!" (玉砕覚悟!! "Gyokusai kakugo!!"?)
  2. "The Other...!!" (もう一つの...!! "Mō hitotsu no...!!")
  3. "The Caged Bird...!!" (籠の中の鳥...!! "Kago no naka no tori...!!")
  4. "The Failure!!" (落ちこぼれ!! "Ochigobore!!")
  5. "The Power to Change...!!" (変える力...!! "Kaeru chikara...!!")
  6. "The Great Flight!!" (大いなる飛翔!! "Ōi naru hishō!!")
  7. "Sasuke Forfeits...?!" (サスケ失格...!? "Sasuke shikkaku...!?")
  8. "The Boy with No Fighting Spirit!!" (やる気ゼロの男!! "Yaruki zero no otoko!!")
  9. "A Plot Within a Plot...?!" (勝利への伏線...!? "Shōri e no fukasen...!?")
In the first match of the finals, Naruto gets to fight Neji Hyuga. With Neji being more naturally skilled than he is, Naruto is forced to call upon the dormant powers of the demon fox to get an even footing. The two ultimately clash, and after the smoke clears Neji appears to be the victor. Before he can be declared the winner, however, Naruto manages a successful sneak attack, which knocks Neji out and lets Naruto claim victory. For the next match, Shikamaru Nara fights Temari. Shikamaru uses his shadow to try to trap her, and although Temari tries to stay out of his shadow's range he is able to catch her. Though poised to win his match, Shikamaru forfeits instead due to the amount of energy wasted in trying to catch Temari.
13 The Chûnin Exam, Concluded...!!
Chūnin shiken, shūryō...!! (中忍試験、終了...!!)
August 2, 2002[32]
ISBN 978-4088732985
March 6, 2007[33]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1087-3
  1. "Tree Leaves, Dancing...!!" (木の葉、舞い...!! "Konoha, mai...!!"?)
  2. "At Long Last...!!" (いよいよ...!! "Iyo iyo...!!")
  3. "Sasuke vs. Gaara!!" (サスケVS我愛羅!!)
  4. "Sasuke's Taijutsu...!!" (サスケの体術...!! "Sasuke no taijutsu...!!")
  5. "The Reason He Was Late...!!" (遅刻の理由...!! "Chikoku no ryū...!!")
  6. "Violent Assault...!!" (強襲...!! "Kyōshū...!!")
  7. "The Chûnin Exam, Concluded...!!" (中忍試験、終了...!! "Chūnin shiken, shūryō...!!")
  8. "Operation Destroy Konoha...!!" (木ノ葉崩し...!! "Konoha kuzushi...!!")
  9. "The Imparted Mission...!!" (下された任務...!! "Kudasareta ninmu...!!")
Sasuke begins his match with Gaara by trying, like Rock Lee, to bypass his defenses. When he too proves unsuccessful, he readies an attack taught to him by Kakashi: Chidori. Just as he use it to break through Gaara's defenses, the invasion of Konoha starts, ending the finals. Orochimaru, the mastermind behind the invasion, takes the Third Hokage, Konoha's leader, hostage and the two begin to fight. As invading forces pour into Konoha, Sasuke pursues a fleeing Gaara. Not wanting Sasuke to get too far away, but not able to follow him personally, Kakashi sends Sakura, Naruto, and Shikamaru to stop him.
14 Hokage vs. Hokage!!
November 1, 2002[34]
ISBN 4-08-873341-X
May 1, 2007[35]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1088-0
  1. "Detainment...!!" (足止め...!! "Ashidome...!!"?)
  2. "The Life I Wanted...!!" (オレの人生...!! "Ore no jinsei...!!")
  3. "Hokage vs. Hokage!!" (火影VS火影!!)
  4. "The Terrible Experiment...!!" (恐るべき実験...!! "Osorubeki jikken...!!")
  5. "The Bestowed Will!!" (受け継がれてゆく意志!! "Uketsugarete yuku ishi!!")
  6. "The Final Seal" (最後の封印 "Saigo no fūin")
  7. "The Eternal Battle...!!" (永遠なる闘い...!! "Eien naru tatakai...!!")
  8. "The Time of Awakening...!!" (目覚めの時...!! "Mezame no toki...!!")
  9. "Off Guard...!!" (油断...!! "Yudan...!!")
Orochimaru, a former student of the Third Hokage that is eager to kill his old master, resurrects the First and Second Hokage, the Third's former teachers, to fight him. Needing to get rid of the two if he is to defeat Orochimaru, the Third seals away their souls. The Third attempts to seal Orochimaru's soul as well, but is stabbed in the back before he can complete the sealing. Elsewhere, Naruto, Sakura, and Shikamaru discover that they are being followed by some of Konoha's invaders, and Shikamaru opts to stay behind to stall them. Using the strength left over from his fight with Temari he buys them the necessary time.
15 Naruto's Ninja Handbook!
Naruto ninpōchō!! (ナルト忍法帖!!)
December 20, 2002[36]
ISBN 4-08-873368-1
July 3, 2007[37]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1089-7
  1. "To Feel Alive...!!" (生の実感...!!) "Sei no jikkan...!!"?)
  2. "Exceeding One's Limits...!!" (限界を超えて...!! "Genkai o koete...!!")
  3. "To Hurt...!!!" (痛み...!! "Itami...!!")
  4. "Love...!!" (愛情...!! "Aijō...!!")
  5. "The Name Gaara...!!" (我愛羅という名...!! "Gaara to iu na...!!")
  6. "The Two... Darkness and Light" (二人...闇と光 "Futari... Yami to hikari")
  7. "Those Who Are Strong...!!" (強き者...!! "Tsuyokimono...!!")
  8. "Naruto's Ninja Handbook!" (ナルト忍法帖!! "Naruto ninpōchō!!")
  9. "The Gale-Like Battle...!!" (嵐の如き戦い!! "Arashi no gotoki tatakai!!")
Sasuke catches up with Gaara, just in time to witness the beginnings of Gaara's transformation. As he begins to assume a monstrous form, Gaara is given enough speed and strength to overcome Sasuke's Chidori. As Gaara is about to finish him off, Naruto arrives to fight save him and fight in his place. After Naruto taps into the power of the demon fox sealed within him, Gaara completes his transformation becoming a life-size replica of Shukaku, the beast sealed within him. To compete with this giant form, Naruto summons the biggest toad he can muster. The toad clashes with Shukaku and Naruto, hoping to end the battle quickly, tries to bring Gaara to his senses.
16 Eulogy
Konoha kuzushi, shūketsu!! (木ノ葉崩し、終結!!)
March 4, 2003[38]
ISBN 4-08-873394-0
September 4, 2007[39]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1090-3
  1. "The Last Blow...!!" (最後の一撃...!! "Saigo no ichigeki...!!"?)
  2. "The Shinobi of Konoha...!!" (木ノ葉の忍...!! "Konoha no shinobi...!!")
  3. "Operation Destroy Konoha, Terminated!!" (木ノ葉崩し、終結!! "Konoha kuzushi, shūketsu!!")
  4. "Eulogy...!!" (その者の名は...!! "Sono mono no na wa...!!")
  5. "Contact...!!" (接近...!! "Sekkin...!!")
  6. "Uchiha Itachi!!" (うちはイタチ!!)
  7. "Kakashi vs. Itachi" (カカシvsイタチ)
  8. "The Fourth Hokage's Legacy!!" (四代目の遺産!! "Yondaime no isan!!")
  9. "The Pursuers" (追跡者 "Tsuisekisha")
Naruto headbutts Gaara, causing the Shukaku form to recede. The two have one final exchange of blows and Naruto is able to claim victory while also redeeming Gaara. Meanwhile, the Third Hokage realizes that he lacks the strength needed to fully seal Orochimaru's soul. Doing what little he can he seals Orochimaru's arms instead, ending the invasion at the cost of his life. Orochimaru and the invaders flee, and Konoha begins to rebuild. Jiraiya, with Naruto's assistance, sets out to find a new Hokage, hoping that his old teammate, Tsunade, will take the job. As they leave, Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki infiltrate Konoha and are engaged in battle by Konoha's elite ninja. The two prove too much for Konoha's forces, and even Kakashi is left beaten after fighting the two. Before they leave Kakashi is able to learn that they are members of Akatsuki who seek to capture Naruto for the demon fox sealed within him. Sasuke learns of this and, having a prior desire to kill his brother, Itachi, races out to find Naruto before they do.
17 Itachi's Power
Itachi no chikara!! (イタチの能力!!)
May 1, 2003[40]
ISBN 4-08-873420-3
September 4, 2007[41]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1652-3
  1. "Memories of Despair" (絶望の記憶 "Zetsubō no kioku"?)
  2. "Along with Hatred...!!" (憎悪とともに...!! "Zōo to tomo ni...!!")
  3. "It's My Fight!!" (オレの戦い!! "Ore no tatakai!!")
  4. "Itachi's Power!!" (イタチの能力!! "Itachi no chikara!!)
  5. "The Legendary...!!" (伝説の...!! "Densetsu no...!!")
  6. "Training Begins...?!" (修行開始...!? "Shūgyō kaishi...!?")
  7. "The Hook...!!" (きっかけ...!! "Kikkake...!!")
  8. "The Second State" (第二段階 "Daini dankai")
  9. "The Searchers!!" (捜索者たち!! "Sōsakusha-tachi")
Once finding Naruto, Itachi and Kisame try to take him with them. Before they can do so, however, Sasuke arrives, ready to kill Itachi for murdering their family years earlier. Despite Sasuke's efforts, Itachi is more than capable of dealing with him, and it is not until the arrival of Jiraiya that they are driven off. Sasuke is sent back to Konoha to recover, and Naruto and Jiraiya continue their search. As they travel from town to town trying to locate Tsunade, Jiraiya begins teaching Naruto how to use the Rasengan. As Naruto slowly progresses through the learning stages, Orochimaru, in need of a way to heal his arms if he is to attack Konoha again, also sets out to find Tsunade, her medical expertise being the only thing that can help him.
18 Tsunade's Choice
Tsunade no ketsui (綱手の決意!!)
August 4, 2003[42]
ISBN 4-08-873493-9
September 4, 2007[43]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1653-0
  1. "Convergence...!!" (到達...!! "Tōtatsu...!!"?)
  2. "The Third State" (第三段階 "Daisan dankai")
  3. "The Offer" (取り引き "Torihiki")
  4. "Tsunade's Answer...?!" (答えは...!? "Kotae wa...!?")
  5. "No Forgiveness...!!" (許さねぇ...!! "Yurusane...!!")
  6. "The Wager...!!" (賭け...!! "Kake...!!")
  7. "The Necklace of Death...!!" (死の首飾り...!! "Shi no kubikazari...!!")
  8. "Tsunade's Choice!!" (綱手の決意!! "Tsunade no ketsui")
  9. "A Vulnerable Heart...!!" (抗えぬ心...!! "Aragaenu kokoro...!!")
Orochimaru tracks down Tsunade and makes her an offer: heal his arms and in exchange he will revive her dead brother and lover. He gives her a week to consider it and leaves. Soon afterwards Jiraiya and Naruto find her and offer her the title of Hokage. She turns down the offer, instead choosing to insult the former Hokage. Naruto, enraged, attacks her with an incomplete Rasengan. Intrigued by his progress, Tsunade makes a bet with him: that he cannot perfect the Rasengan in a week. Naruto, determined to prove her wrong, accepts and dedicates his time to completing the attack. Once the week is up and he appears to have been unsuccessful, Tsunade, disappointed in his progress, goes to meet Orochimaru.
19 Successor
Uketsugumono (受け継ぐ者)
November 11, 2003[44]
ISBN 4-08-873523-4
October 2, 2007[45]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1654-7
  1. "Undecayed...!!" (朽ちぬもの...!! "Kuchinumono...!!"?)
  2. "Medical Specialists!!" (医療忍者!! "Supesharisuto!!")
  3. "Naruto Attacks!!" (ナルト、突撃っ!! "Naruto, totsugeki!!")
  4. "Shinobi Skills...!!" (忍の才能...!! "Shinobi no sainō...!!")
  5. "As Promised...!!" (約束通り...!! "Yakusoku dōri...!!")
  6. "Once More" (もう一度だけ "Mō ichido dake")
  7. "Risking Everything...!!" (命を懸ける...!! "Inochi o kakeru...!!")
  8. "Deadlock!!!" (三竦みの攻防!! "Sansukumi no kōbō!!")
  9. "Successor" (受け継ぐ者 "Uketsugumono")
Tsunade meets with Orochimaru, though rather than heal him she tries to kill him. Unwilling to see her loved ones if it would mean the destruction of Konoha, Tsunade is drawn into battle with Orochimaru's assistant, Kabuto Yakushi. Kabuto is eventually able to immobilize her, forcing the newly arrived Jiraiya and Naruto to defend her; Jiraiya battling Orochimaru and Naruto fighting Kabuto. Although Kabuto appears in control of the battle, Naruto is able to deliver a perfected Rasengan to his stomach in an attempt to protect Tsunade. Inspired by Naruto's winning of their bet, Tsunade overcomes her restraints and joins Jiraiya in attacking Orochimaru. Unable to do combat with both of them, Orochimaru escapes with Kabuto. Once Naruto recovers, Tsunade decides to accept the title of Hokage, and returns with him and Jiraiya to Konoha.
20 Naruto vs. Sasuke
December 19, 2003[46]
ISBN 4-08-873552-8
October 2, 2007[47]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1655-4
  1. "The Return" (帰郷 "Kikyō"?)
  2. "Anguish" (苦悩する者たち "Kunōsurumono-tachi")
  3. "Feelings...!" (想い、それぞれ...! "Omoi, sorezore...!")
  4. "Naruto vs. Sasuke!!" (ナルトvsサスケ!!)
  5. "Rivals" (ライバルというもの "Raibaru to iu mono")
  6. "The Sound Ninja Four" (音の四人衆 "Oto no yoninshū")
  7. "Invitation...!!" (音の誘い...!! "Oto no izanai...!!")
  8. "Never Forget...!!" (忘れるな...!! "Wasureruna...!!")
  9. "A Promise!!" (約束だ!! "Yakusoku da!!")
Upon returning, Tsunade tends to a number of injuries that have yet to be fully healed. Rock Lee, his injuries from his fight with Gaara too severe to be healed by regular medics, proves her most difficult case. After inspecting the damage to his body Tsunade advises that he give up his life as a ninja, though Lee insists taking the operation. Meanwhile, Sasuke, angry with himself for being so easily defeated by Itachi, begins to search earnestly for any means to get stronger. In doing so he forces Naruto to fight him, though his spirits are only dampened further when Naruto's Rasengan proves stronger than his Chidori. To draw Sasuke further down the path of vengeance, Orochimaru sends his Sound Four to confront Sasuke and show him the strength that can be gained by joining them.
21 Pursuit
Yurusenai!! (許せない!!)
March 4, 2004[48]
ISBN 4-08-873573-0
October 2, 2007[49]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1855-8
  1. "The Battle Begins...!!" (闘いの始まり...!! "Tatakai no hajimari...!!"?)
  2. "Assemble!!" (集結!! "Shūketsu!!")
  3. "The Promise" (一生の約束 "Isshō no yakusoku")
  4. "Sound vs. Leaf!!" (音vs木ノ葉!! "Oto vs Konoha!!")
  5. "Pursuit...!!" (音を追え...!! "Oto o oe...!!")
  6. "Failure...?!" (作戦...失敗!? "Sakusen... shippai!?")
  7. "The Plea...!!" (命乞い...!! "Inochigoi...!!")
  8. "The Shinobi of Konohagakure...!!" (木ノ葉隠れの忍...!! "Konohakagure no shinobi")
  9. "Faith...!!" (信じる力...!! "Shinjiru chikara...!!")
  10. "Unforgivable!!" (許せない!! "Yurusenai!!")
Sasuke decides to go to Orochimaru in order to get stronger, and accompanies the Sound Four back to his lair after coldly rejecting Sakura, who tried to bring him back. Upon learning of Sasuke's defection, Naruto accompanies Shikamaru in assembling a team to retrieve him, and the two gather Neji, Kiba, and Choji Akimichi to their cause. The team pursues the Sound Four until they are trapped by Sound Four member Jirobo, who distracts them while the rest of the Sound Four goes on ahead. Choji is able to free the team from Jirobo, and begins to do battle with him while the others continue their pursuit. Choji and Jirobo have a battle of strengths, with Choji eventually beating Jirobo to death.
22 Comrades
Tensei...!! (転生...!!)
April 30, 2004[50]
ISBN 4-08-873595-1
November 6, 2007[51]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1858-9
  1. "Comrades...!!" (仲間...!! "Nakama...!!"?)
  2. "The Plan...!!" (段取り...!! "Dandori...!!")
  3. "Game Over" (ゲームオーバー "Gēmu Ōbā")
  4. "Taking Stock" (さぐりあい "Saguriai")
  5. "Capture...!!" (攻略法...!! "Kōryaku hō...!!")
  6. "The Strongest Enemy!!" (一番強い敵!! "Ichiban tsuyoi teki!!")
  7. "Prepared to Die!!" (決死の覚悟!! "Kesshi no kakugo!!")
  8. "Transference...!!" (転生...!! "Tensei...!!")
  9. "The Wish...!!" (願望...!! "Ganbō...!!")
Once the retrieval team catches up with the Sound Four, Kidomaru uses his web to trap them. Neji frees the team from the bindings and sends the others after the remaining Sound Four members. Kidomaru attacks Neji from afar, slowly studying his actions to devise a way to defeat him. Using the silk he produces to create a bow and arrow, Kidomaru begins firing shots at a blindspot in Neji's defenses, eventually succeeding in hitting his target. Neji, however, is able to survive the attack, and uses the arrow that pierced him to kill Kidomaru. Elsewhere, Orochimaru earnestly awaits Sasuke's arrival, planning to take Sasuke's body for himself to regain the use of his arms. Although he puts it off for as long as he can, Orochimaru is forced to take a different body, planning to instead take Sasuke's body at a later date.
23 Predicament
Kukyō...!! (苦境...!!)
August 4, 2004[52]
ISBN 4-08-873639-7
November 6, 2007[53]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1859-6
  1. "According to Plan...!!" (計算通り...!! "Keisan dōri...!!"?)
  2. "Miscalculation...!!" (計算違い...!! "Keisan chigai...!!")
  3. "Three Wishes!!" (三つの願い!! "Mittsu no negai!!")
  4. "Sakon's Secret" (左近の秘密 "Sakon no himitsu")
  5. "Ukon's Prowess" (右近の能力 "Ukon no nōryoku")
  6. "Kiba's Decision!!" (キバの決意!! "Kiba no ketsui!!")
  7. "Predicament...!!" (苦境...!! "Kukyō...!!")
  8. "Deadlocked" (飛車角落ち "Hisha kakuochi")
  9. "Fake-Out!!" (一手目はフェイク!! "Itteme wa feiku!!")
After the remaining portion of the retrieval team catches up with the Sound Four again, Naruto, Shikamaru, and Kiba split up to fight the remaining Sound Four members individually. Kiba battles with Sakon and Ukon while Shikamaru fights Tayuya. The Sound Four members overwhelm the Konoha ninja, and they are left on the verge of defeat. Meanwhile, Kimimaro, a former member of the Sound Four sent to continue the task of bringing Sasuke to Orochimaru, is forced to fight Naruto. Despite Naruto's best efforts, Kimimaro is able to buy enough time for Sasuke to continue on his own.
24 Unorthodox
Pinchi pinchi pinchi!! (ピンチ·ピンチ·ピンチ!!)
October 4, 2004[54]
ISBN 4-08-873660-5
November 6, 2007[55]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1860-2
  1. "Help Arrives!!" (助っ人、参上!! "Suketto, sanjō!!"?)
  2. "Lee's Secret!!" (リーの秘密!! "Rī no himitsu")
  3. "Unorthodox...!!" (変則的...!! "Hensokuteki...!!")
  4. "Danger Danger Danger!!" (ピンチ•ピンチ•ピンチ!! "Pinchi pinchi pinchi!!")
  5. "Debt...!!" (大きな借り...!! "Ōki na kari...!!")
  6. "Retreat...!!" (いったん退いて...!! "Ittan hiite...!!")
  7. "Gaara of the Sand" (砂漠の我愛羅 "Sabaku no Gaara")
  8. "Halberd and Shield...!!" (矛と盾...!! "Hoku to tate...!!")
  9. "For the Most Precious" (大切な者の為に "Taisetsu na mono no tame ni")
Determined to go after Sasuke, Naruto contemplates how to defeat Kimimaro. Rock Lee, having recovered from his surgery, soon arrives to fight Kimimaro in his place, allowing Naruto to continue on. Despite briefly gaining the upperhand, Lee, like Kiba and Shikamaru, is forced onto the defensive, and it is not until the arrival of Gaara, Temari, and Kankuro that they are all saved. Temari crushes Tayuya under a pile of debris and Kankuro kills Sakon and Ukon with a barrage of weapons. Gaara proves to have a more difficult fight, as Kimimaro is continually able to recover from his attacks. As Kimimaro is about to kill Gaara and Lee via a sneak attack, he dies of the illness that forced him to leave the Sound Four. Their battles won, the Konoha ninja return home with their saviors, just as Naruto catches up with Sasuke and the Valley of the End, a landmark where the First Hokage similarly fought Sasuke's ancestor Madara.
25 Brothers
Itachi to Sasuke (兄と弟)
December 3, 2004[56]
ISBN 978-4088736792
December 4, 2007[57]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1861-9
  1. "Konohagakure Comrades!!" (木ノ葉の仲間!! "Konoha no nakama!!"?)
  2. "Future and Past" (未来と過去 "Mirai to kako")
  3. "Brothers" (兄と弟 "Itachi to Sasuke")
  4. "Out of Reach" (遠すぎる兄 "Tōsugiru ani")
  5. "Itachi Accused" (イタチの疑惑 "Itachi no giwaku")
  6. "Father and Son" (サスケと父 "Sasuke to chichi")
  7. "That Day...!!" (その日...!! "Sono hi...!!")
  8. "In Darkness...!!" (闇の中...!! "Yami no naka...!!")
  9. "For a Friend...!!" (親しき友に...!! "Shitashiki tomo ni...!!")
Naruto tries to reason with Sasuke, though Sasuke is uninterested in returning to Konoha. As the two start to fight Sasuke remembers why he became so determined to gain power and kill Itachi. Sasuke spent his childhood trying to win his family's recognition, though their interest was always focused on Itachi and his prodigious skills. Just when Itachi began to distance himself from the clan and Sasuke started to enjoy his family's attention, he returned home one day to find that Itachi had killed their entire family. Deciding to spare Sasuke, Itachi gave him words of advice: in order to become strong enough to kill him and avenge the clan, Sasuke need only strive for power. To help Sasuke down this path, Itachi told Sasuke how to gain the Uchiha clan's most powerful ability, the Mangekyo Sharingan: simply kill your closest friend. Having since come to find Naruto to be his closest friend, Sasuke prepares do just that, finding the loss of Naruto to be an adequate payment for the strength needed to kill Itachi.
26 Awakening
Wakare no hi...!! (別れの日...!!)
February 4, 2005[58]
ISBN 4-08-873770-9
December 4, 2007[59]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1862-6
  1. "Chidori vs. Rasengan!!" ("千鳥VS螺旋丸!!"?)
  2. "Kakashi's Premonition" (カカシの予感 "Kakashi no yokan")
  3. "The Bond...!!" (繋がり...!! "Tsunagari...!!")
  4. "Awakening!!" (目醒めの時!! "Mezame no toki!!")
  5. "Special!!" (特別な力!! "Tokubetsu na chikara!!")
  6. "The Final Valley" (終末の谷 "Shūmatsu no tani")
  7. "The Worst Ending...!!" (最悪の結末...!! "Saiaku no ketsumatsu...!!")
  8. "Parting Ways...!!" (別れの日...!! "Wakare no hi...!!")
  9. "Mission Failed...!!" (任務失敗...!! "Ninmu shippai...!!")
Naruto and Sasuke prove equally matched. In attempts to gain victory, each calls upon their unique strengths: Naruto and the demon fox's power, Sasuke and his cursed seal's reserves. Naruto and Sasuke fuel their sources of strength into their Rasengan and Chidori, respectively, and attack one another. Once the energy created by the clash dissipates, Sasuke stands over a defeated Naruto, though his injuries leave him little better off. Although he contemplates killing Naruto he eventually decides against it, realizing that that is what Itachi would want. Deciding to get power in his own way, Sasuke goes to Orochimaru, ready for whatever is necessary to get stronger. Kakashi arrives to retrieve Naruto and take him back to Konoha, where he, like the rest of the retrieval team, are healed.
27 Departure
Tabidachi no hi!! (旅立ちの日!!)
April 4, 2005[60]
ISBN 4-08-873791-1
December 4, 2007[61]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1863-3
  1. "A Broken Promise" (守れなかった約束 "Mamorenakatta yakusoku"?)
  2. "Fool...!!" (馬鹿...!! "Baka...!!")
  3. "Departure!!" (旅立ちの日!! "Tabidachi no hi!!")
  4. "Chronicle 1: The Mission Begins...!!" (外伝其ノ一:任務開始...!! "Gaiden sono ichi: Misshon Sutāto...!!")
  5. "Chronicle 2: Teamwork!!" (外伝其ノ二:チームワーク!! "Gaiden sono ni: Chīmuwāku!!")
  6. "Chronicle 3: A True Hero" (外伝其ノ三:本当の英雄!! "Gaiden sono san: Hontō no eiyū!!")
  7. "Chronicle 4: The Crybaby Ninja" (外伝其ノ四:泣き虫忍者 "Gaiden sono yon: Nakimushi ninja")
  8. "Chronicle 5: A Gift" (外伝其ノ五:プレゼント "Gaiden sono go: Purezento")
  9. "Chronicle 6: Sharingan Hero" (外伝最終話:写輪眼の英雄 "Gaiden saishūwa: Sharingan no eiyū")
As Naruto recovers from his injuries, he and Sakura vow to bring Sasuke back together. To prepare for their next encounter with Sasuke, Sakura becomes Tsunade's apprentice, while Naruto leaves with Jiraiya to train under him for two-and-a-half years. In the intermission between Naruto's departure and eventual return, the story of Kakashi Gaiden, detailing Kakashi's origins, is told. During the Third Great Ninja War, Kakashi, along with his teammate Obito Uchiha, went to rescue their teammate Rin Nohara from the enemy. They were attacked by enemy ninja, who proceeded to permanently scar Kakashi's eye and crush Obito under a boulder. As his dying act, Obito gives his Sharingan to Kakashi, who woefully leaves with Rin and is rescued by their sensei, the future Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze.

Part II[edit]

The second part of the Naruto storyline, known as Part II, encapsulates all the chapters following chapter 244; specifically chapters 245-700, and is set two and a half years after the end of the Part I storyline. The English adaptation of Part II began serialization in the American Shonen Jump on December 4, 2007,[6] and the first volume was released on March 4, 2008.[62] To catch up with the Japanese serialization, Viz Media released eleven volumes from Part II between February and April 2009, after which it began releasing Naruto on a quarterly basis.[7]

Volumes 28–48[edit]

No. Title Japanese release English release
28 Homecoming
Naruto no kikyō!! (ナルトの帰郷!!)
June 3, 2005[63]
ISBN 978-4-08-873828-4
March 4, 2008[62]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1864-0
  1. "Homecoming!!" (ナルトの帰郷!! "Naruto no kikyō!!"?)
  2. "My, How They've Grown!!" (二人の成長!! "Futari no seichō!!")
  3. "Intruders in the Sand" (砂への侵入者たち "Suna e no shinnyūsha-tachi")
  4. "The Sand Strike Back...!!" (迎えうつ砂...!! "Mukaeutsu suna...!!")
  5. "The Kazekage Stands Tall...!!" (風影として...!! "Kazekage to shite...!!")
  6. "New Squad, First Mission!!" (新チーム、初任務!! "Shin chīmu, hatsu ninmu!!")
  7. "To the Sand...!!" (砂へ...!! "Suna e...!!")
  8. "Feelings Run Wild...!!" (想い、駆ける...!! "Omoi, kakeru...!!")
  9. "Reinforcements...!!" (頼れる加勢...!! "Tayoreru kasei...!!")
After two-and-a-half years of training abroad, Naruto Uzumaki returns to his hometown of Konohagakure. Coinciding with his return, the criminal organization Akatsuki becomes more active in its quest to capture all of the tailed beasts. For this task, Akatsuki members Sasori and Deidara capture Gaara of Sunagakure. They succeed in their task and flee the village with Gaara. Upon hearing of this, Naruto is reunited with Sakura Haruno and their mentor Kakashi Hatake, their group renamed Team Kakashi, on a mission to save Gaara.
29 Kakashi vs. Itachi!!
August 4, 2005[64]
ISBN 978-4-08-873849-9
May 6, 2008[65]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1865-7
  1. "Siblings...!!" (兄弟...!! "Kyōdai...!!"?)
  2. "Approach...!!" (接近...!! "Sekkin...!!")
  3. "Enemies!!" (立ちはだかる者たち!! "Tachi wa dakaru mono-tachi!!")
  4. "Kakashi Comes Through" (カカシの経験値 "Kakashi no keiken atai")
  5. "Guy vs. Kisame!!" (ガイVS鬼鮫!! "Gai VS Kisame")
  6. "The Power of Itachi...!!" (イタチの力...!! "Itachi no chikara...!!")
  7. "Kakashi vs. Itachi!!" (カカシVSイタチ!!)
  8. "Jinchûriki Host...!!" (人柱力...!! "Jinchūriki...!!")
  9. "Naruto Charges On...!!" (駆ける思い...!! "Kakeru omoi...!!")
During a brief pitstop in Sunagakure, Team Kakashi is joined by Chiyo, Sasori's grandmother. The group follows the Akatsuki members' trail from Sunagakure while Konoha sends Team Guy for assistance. Deciding to stall the two groups long enough for them to extract Shukaku the One-Tail from Gaara's body, doppelgängers of Akatsuki members Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki are sent to distract them, and succeed in buying the needed time. The Hidden Leaf Ninja eventually converge outside the Akatsuki hideout just as the extraction of Shukaku reaches completion.
30 Puppet Masters
Chiyo-bā to Sakura (チヨバアとサクラ)
November 4, 2005[66]
ISBN 978-4-08-873881-9
July 1, 2008[67]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1942-5
  1. "Rage...!!" (大声で怒れ...!! "Ōgoe de ikare...!!"?)
  2. "Sasori's Masterpiece...!!" (サソリの芸術...!! "Sasori no geijutsu...!!")
  3. "Granny Chiyo & Sakura" (チヨバアとサクラ "Chiyo-bā to Sakura")
  4. "Sasori Revealed...!!" (サソリ、現る...!! "Sasori, arawaru...!!")
  5. "Fierce Determination...!!" (激しき決意...!! "Hageshiki ketsui...!!")
  6. "Puppet Masters!!" (傀儡師VS傀儡師!! "Kugutsushi VS kugutsushi")
  7. "What Can I Do...?!" (出来ること...!! "Dekiru koto...!!")
  8. "Miscalculation...!!" (誤算...!! "Gosan...!!")
  9. "Unknown Power...!!" (未知の能力...!! "Michi no chikara...!!")
In order for Team Kakashi to gain entry to the Akatsuki's lair, Team Guy is forced to split up in order to take down a barrier over the entrance. Though they accomplish this task, the members of Team Guy are forced to deal with a number of booby traps left for them. As for Team Kakashi, they find Sasori and Deidara along with Gaara's lifeless body. Deidara flies off with Gaara's body, leading Naruto and Kakashi away as Sakura and Chiyo deal with Sasori and his various puppets. Sakura's immense strength and Chiyo's own skills with puppetry, however, are more than capable of dealing with Sasori's puppets.
31 Final Battle
Takusareta omoi!! (託された想い!!)
December 26, 2005[68]
ISBN 978-4-08-874002-7
September 2, 2008[69]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1943-2
  1. "Granny Chiyo vs. Sasori...!!" (チヨバアVSサソリ...!! "Chiyo-bā VS Sasori...!!"?)
  2. "Final Battle...!!" (ラストバトル!! "Rasuto batoru!!")
  3. "Impossible Dream" (叶わぬ夢 "Kanawanu yume")
  4. "Reward...!!" (褒美...!! "Hōbi...!!")
  5. "New Sharingan!!" (新しい写輪眼!! "Atarashii Sharingan!!")
  6. "The Ultimate Art...!!" (究極の芸術!! "Kyūkyōku no geijūtsu!!")
  7. "The Death of Gaara" (我愛羅の死 "Gaara no shi")
  8. "Power & Miracles...!!" (不思議な力...!! "Fushigi na chikara...!!")
  9. "Trust!!" (託された想い!! "Takusareta omoi!!")
Backed into a corner, Sasori resorts to his Performance of a Hundred Puppets to overwhelm Sakura and Chiyo. But when Sakura blocks an attack meant for her, Chiyo manages to pierce Sasori through the heart before healing Sakura's injuries. As a reward to Sakura for surviving, Sasori tells her in his dying breath of the spy he has within Orochimaru's ranks that he was supposed to meet. Elsewhere, Naruto and Kakashi succeed in retrieving Gaara's body from Deidara, who escapes them by faking his death. After they regroup with Chiyo, Sakura, and Team Guy, Sakura tries to revive Gaara, though Shukaku's extraction has resulted in his death. As Naruto mourns for Gaara, Chiyo begins transferring her life energy to Gaara's body, restoring him to life at the cost of her own. The group honors Chiyo's memory and then returns home. But later, Sasori's ring is found by Zetsu's subordinate Tobi who wants to join the Akatsuki.
32 The Search for Sasuke
Sasuke e no michi!! (サスケへの道!!)
April 4, 2006[70]
ISBN 978-4-08-874039-3
November 4, 2008[71]
ISBN 978-1-4215-1944-9
  1. "The Search for Sasuke!!" (サスケへの道!! "Sasuke e no michi!!"?)
  2. "Team Kakashi Returns" (カカシ班帰還 "Kakashi han kikan")
  3. "Team Members Wanted!!" (メンバー探し!! "Menbā sagashi!!")
  4. "The New Cell...!!" (新しい仲間...!! "Atarashii nakama...!!")
  5. "The Foundation" (“根”の者!! "'Ne' no mono!!")
  6. "Naruto, Sasuke & Sakura" (ナルトとサスケとサクラ "Naruto to Sasuke to Sakura")
  7. "Untitled" (無題 "Mudai")
  8. "Feelings...?" (分からない感情 "Wakaranai kanjō")
  9. "The Akatsuki Spy!!" (“暁”のスパイ!! "'Akatsuki' no supai!!")
Though Kakashi is left bedridden upon his return to Konoha from his battle with Deidara, he makes plans for Naruto and Sakura to meet with Sasori's spy in the hopes that they will be able to retrieve the final member of the original Team 7: Sasuke Uchiha. Danzo Shimura of Konoha's council, fearing the Akatsuki might try to capture Naruto for the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox sealed within him, assigns Sai to join Team Kakashi with Tsunade responding to it by assigning Yamato as the group's temporary leader. But Yamato has trouble with Naruto's refusal to get along with the emotionally dead Sai. Eventually arriving to their destination, Yamato goes to meet the spy alone with the rest of Team Kakashi remain in the shadows as backup. But as Yamato begins to question the spy, Kabuto Yakushi, about Orochimaru's base of operations, Orochimaru himself shows up to end their discussion.
33 The Secret Mission
Gokuhi ninmu...!! (極秘任務...!!)
June 2, 2006[72]
ISBN 978-4-08-874108-6
December 16, 2008[73]
ISBN 978-1-4215-2001-8
  1. "Consequences!!" (裏切りの結末!! "Uragiri no ketsumatsu!!"?)
  2. "Rage Trigger!!" (怒りの引き金!! "Ikari no hikigane!!")
  3. "The Third Tail...!!" (三本目...!! "Sanhonme...!!")
  4. "Rampage...!! (暴走...!!" "Bōsō...!!")
  5. "The Fourth Tail...!!" (四本目...!! "Yonhonme...!!")
  6. "Toward Nine Tails...!!" (九尾へ...!! "Kyūbi e...!!")
  7. "The Sad Conclusion" (悲しき決着 "Kanashiki ketchaku")
  8. "Sai's Mission!!" (サイの任務!! "Sai no ninmu!!")
  9. "The Secret Mission...!!" (極秘任務...!! "Gokuhi ninmu...!!")
  10. "The Source of Strength...!!" (強さの源...!! "Tsuyosa no minamoto...!!")
Kabuto, having always been loyal to Orochimaru, destroys Sasori's Hiruko body with Yamato exposed, forcing him to call in Naruto, Sakura, and Sai. Eventually, Naruto is drawn into battle with Orochimaru, eventually consumed by the Nine Tails as the boy is transformed into four-tailed manifestation of the Tailed Beast. Consumed mentally, Naruto attacks Orochimaru before Yamato uses his unique abilities to suppress the Nine Tails and returns Naruto to his normal state. By then, Naruto learns of the injury he inflicted on Sakura while under the Nine Tails's influence. Meanwhile, Sai joins Orochimaru on behalf of Danzo's organization, The Foundation, and is escorted to Orochimaru's lair with Team Kakashi following him.
34 The Reunion
Saikai no toki...!! (再会の時...!!)
August 4, 2006[74]
ISBN 978-4-08-874138-3
February 3, 2009[75]
ISBN 978-1-4215-2002-5
  1. "Sai's Picture Book!!" (サイの絵本...!! "Sai no ehon...!!"?)
  2. "Sai & Sasuke!!" (サイとサスケ!! "Sai to Sasuke!!")
  3. "Infiltration...!!" (潜入...!! "Sennyū...!!")
  4. "Sai's Betrayal!!" (サイの裏切り!! "Sai no uragiri!!")
  5. "Behind the Betrayal!!" (裏切りの裏側!! "Uragiri no uragawa!!")
  6. "Our Bond" (キミとのつながり "Kimi to no tsunagari")
  7. "The Reunion...!!" (再会の時...!! "Saikai no toki...!!")
  8. "On a Whim...!!" (気まぐれ...!! "Kimagure...!!")
  9. "Sasuke's Strength!!" (サスケの力!! "Sasuke no chikara!!")
  10. "A Conversation with Nine Tails!!" (九尾との対話!! "Kyūbi to no taiwa!!")
Yamato, Naruto, and Sakura find Sai and restrain him for his treachery, though his mission is revealed to be to kill Sasuke rather than take him back alive. As they prepare to search for Sasuke, Sai questions Naruto's reasons for wanting to have Sasuke back, to which Naruto responds that the two formed a bond that he refuses to have broken. Intrigued by this concept of bonds, Sai rejoins them, even helping in capturing Kabuto. The group splits up, and Sai is the first to find Sasuke. Although Sai attempts to capture him on Naruto's behalf, Sasuke proves too strong as he overwhelms the assembled Team Kakashi. Despite this turn of events, Naruto refuses the Nine Tails's power before Sasuke enters the youth's mind and suppresses the Tailed Beast. As Sasuke prepares to kill them all, Orochimaru and Kabuto convince him to let them live so they can take out the Akatsuki for them before the three leave with the mission a failure.
35 The New Two
Aratanaru futarigumi!! (新たなる二人組!!)
November 2, 2006[76]
ISBN 978-4-08-874273-1
February 3, 2009[77]
ISBN 978-1-4215-2003-2
  1. "The Title" (タイトル "Taitoru"?)
  2. "Nicknames" (あだ名 "Adana")
  3. "The Impending Menace!!" (忍び寄る脅威!! "Shinobiyoru kyōi!!")
  4. "The New Two!!" (新たなる二人組!! "Aratanaru futarigumi!!")
  5. "The Akatsuki Strikes...!!" (“暁”侵攻...!! "'Akatsuki' shinkō...!!")
  6. "Special Drills!!" (特別な修業!! "Tokubetsu na shugyō!!")
  7. "Let the Training Begin!!" (修行、始め!! "Shugyō, hajime!!")
  8. "Nightmares!!" (悪夢の始まり!! "Akumu no hajimari!!")
  9. "Smooth Training" (順調なる修業 "Junchō naru shugyō")
  10. "Driving Force" (つき動かすもの "Tsukiugokasumono")
Kakashi, hoping to help Naruto be a better match for Sasuke during their next meeting, begins to train him in creating a new attack. Once finding that Naruto has wind nature chakra, Kakashi helps him hone the ability to control wind. To expedite this process Kakashi has Naruto use his Shadow Clones to train with his hundreds of copies, allowing their collective knowledge to complete a year's worth of training in a few days. Meanwhile, after defeating the Two-Tails Jinchuriki Yugito Nii, Akatsuki's Immortal Duo Hidan and Kakuzu make their towards Konoha to further their organization's goal. Tsunade, determined to either capture or eliminate the pair, mobilizes the Niju Shotai, a group of twenty squads of four ninja assigned to accomplish this very task, to find the two.
36 Cell Number 10
Daijippan (第十班)
December 27, 2006[78]
ISBN 978-4-08-874288-5
February 3, 2009[79]
ISBN 978-1-4215-2172-5
  1. "Bounties...!!" (賞金首...!! "Shōkin kubi...!!"?)
  2. "Honey-Tongued...!!" (口上手...!! "Kuchijōzu...!!")
  3. "Unkillable" (あいつは殺せない "Aitsu wa korosenai")
  4. "Judgment!!" (神の裁き!! "Kami no sabaki!!")
  5. "Shikamaru's Analysis!!" (シカマルの分析!! "Shikamaru no bunseki!!")
  6. "There Won't Be a Later...!" (後は無い...!! "Ato wa nai...!!")
  7. "The Pain You Desire...!!" (望んだ痛み...!! "Nozonda itami...!!")
  8. "Amidst Despair..." (絶望の中に... "Zetsubō no naka ni...")
  9. "Cell Number 10" (第十班 "Daijippan")
  10. "The Ultimate Goal...!!" (その目的...!! "Sono mokuteki...!!")
After Naruto gains proper control over the wind element, Kakashi tells him that creating his own unique attack will require mixing wind with his Rasengan. As Naruto struggles to accomplish this task, a Niju Shotai team consisting of Shikamaru Nara and Asuma Sarutobi finds Hidan and Kakuzu. Although they are quickly able to deliver a fatal blow to Hidan, it becomes apparent that Hidan cannot be killed by normal means, as his immortality allows him to perform a ritual that inflicts pain both on himself and the person he "curses". Hidan ultimately succeeds in fatally wounding Asuma with a stake through the heart, despite Shikamaru's attempts to prevent this. As reinforcements arrive, the Akatsuki duo is driven off, and the Niju Shotai members return home to bury Asuma.
37 Shikamaru's Battle
Shikamaru no tatakai!! (シカマルの戦い!!)
April 4, 2007[80]
ISBN 978-4-08-874338-7
February 3, 2009[81]
ISBN 978-1-4215-2173-2
  1. "The Heartbreaking Notice...!!" (悲しき報せ...!! "Kanashiki shirase...!!"?)
  2. "Cell Number 10 Sets Out...!!" (第十班が行く...!! "Daijippan ga iku...!!")
  3. "Shikamaru's Battle!!" (シカマルの戦い!! "Shikamaru no tatakai!!")
  4. "Affinities...!!" (相性...!! "Aishō...!!")
  5. "The Black Metamorphoses...!!" (黒き変貌...!! "Kuroki henbō...!!")
  6. "The Fearsome Secret!!" (恐るべき秘密!! "Osorubeki himitsu!!")
  7. "Turnabout Dilemma...!!" (一転、窮地...!! "Itten, kyūchi...!!")
  8. "Shikamaru's Genius!!" (シカマルの才!! "Shikamaru no sai!!")
  9. "Payback..." (人を呪わば... "Hito o norowaba...")
  10. "The New Jutsu...!!" (新術...!! "Shin jutsu....!!")
Shikamaru sets out with the remaining members of Team Asuma to find Hidan and avenge their teacher. To help them in their quest, Kakashi joins them as leader, leaving Yamato in charge of overseeing Naruto's training. Once they find the Akatsuki pair, Shikamaru restrains them with his shadow while Kakashi pierces Kakuzu's chest. But Kakuzu, having multiple extra hearts, survives the attack and frees Hidan, allowing the two to team up against the Konoha ninja. Needing to separate the two, Shikamaru captures Hidan again and leads him away, where he avenges Asuma by blowing Hidan up and burying his still speaking remains in his clan's forest where Hidan will never be found. Kakashi and the others have a considerably more difficult time with Kakuzu and his extra hearts before Naruto arrives with Yamato, Sakura, and Sai.
38 Practice Makes Perfect
Shugyō no seika...!! (修業の成果...!!)
June 4, 2007[82]
ISBN 978-4-08-874364-6
March 3, 2009[83]
ISBN 978-1-4215-2174-9
  1. "The Perilous Bridge" (危ない橋 "Abunai hashi"?)
  2. "Practice Makes Perfect...!!" (修業の成果...!! "Shugyō no seika...!!")
  3. "The Black King...!!" (玉...!! "Gyoku...!!")
  4. "Merciless..." (非情に... "Hijō ni...")
  5. "The Snake..." (蛇と... "Hebi to...")
  6. "The Ritual...!!" (儀式...!! "Gishiki...!!")
  7. "The Secret of the New Jutsu!!" (新術の秘密!! "Shin jutsu no himitsu!!")
  8. "A Detour!!" (寄り道!! "Yorimichi!!")
  9. "And One Makes Three!!" (次なる一人!! "Tsugi naru hitori!!")
  10. "The Northern Hideout" (北のアジトにて "Kita no ajito nite")
Having advanced his training enough to form a usable attack, Naruto uses his Rasengan Shuriken to inflict Kakuzu with massive damage before Kakashi lands the deathblow. Elsewhere, deciding he has learned all he can from Orochimaru, Sasuke attempts to kill his former mentor as he decides to initiate the body-stealing process. Through the use of his Sharingan, Sasuke is able to turn the process around and absorbs Orochimaru into his own body. Now able to act on his whim, Sasuke decides to finally enact his plan to kill Itachi. To that end, he recruits Suigetsu Hozuki and Karin and Jugo to aid him in his hunt.
39 On the Move
Ugokidasumono-tachi (動き出す者たち)
August 3, 2007[84]
ISBN 978-4-08-874397-4
March 3, 2009[85]
ISBN 978-1-4215-2175-6
  1. "News of the Clash...!!" (衝撃の報せ...!! "Shōgeki no shirase"?)
  2. "The Man-to-Man Talk!!" (男との対話!! "Otoko to no taiwa")
  3. "His Plan...!!" (目的は...!! "Mokuteki wa...!!")
  4. "The Akatsuki Assembles...!!" (“暁”集合...!! "'Akatsuki' shūgō...!!")
  5. "On the Move" (動き出す者たち "Ugokidasumono-tachi")
  6. "Where to...?!" (どっちへ...!? "Docchi e...!?")
  7. "Collision...!!" (衝突...!! "Shōtotsu...!!")
  8. "Deidara vs. Sasuke!!" (デイダラVSサスケ!!)
  9. "Chasing C2!!" (追いつめるC2!! "Oitsumeru C2!!")
  10. "Those Eyes...!!" (その眼...!! "Sono me...!!")
With Jugo joining his group Hebi, Sasuke and his comrades and split up to search for clues about Itachi's whereabouts. Once word of Orochimaru's defeat by Sasuke reaches Konoha, Naruto decides that this would be a good opportunity to try to retrieve Sasuke again. Realizing that Sasuke is looking for Itachi, Naruto sets out with Sakura, Sai, Kakashi, Yamato, and the members of Team 8 to find either of the Uchiha brothers. Akatsuki also learns of Orochimaru's defeat, and mobilizes Deidara and his new teammate Tobi to deal with Sasuke. The two soon find Sasuke, and Deidara meets him in battle, though Sasuke's abilities soon prove to be more than a match for Deidara's bombs.
40 The Ultimate Art
Kyūkyoku geijutsu!! (究極芸術!!)
November 2, 2007[86]
ISBN 978-4-08-874432-2
March 3, 2009[87]
ISBN 978-1-4215-2841-0
  1. "The C4 Karura" (C4カルラ "C4 Karura"?)
  2. "Achilles' Heel...!!" (弱点...!! "Jakuten...!!")
  3. "The Ultimate Art!!" (究極芸術!! "Kyūkyoku geijutsu!!")
  4. "Sasuke's Death...!!" (サスケの死...!! "Sasuke no shi...!!")
  5. "The Target...!!" (狙いは...!! "Nerai wa...!!")
  6. "Pursue Itachi!" (イタチを追え "Itachi o oe")
  7. "Brothers" (兄弟 "Kyōdai")
  8. "Itachi and Sasuke" (イタチとサスケ "Itachi to Sasuke")
  9. "Intel" (情報収集 "Jōhōshūshū")
  10. "Regarding Pain" (ペインについて "Pein ni tsuite")
Sasuke survives Deidara's strongest attacks, forcing the Akatsuki member to turn himself in a suicide bomber to take out his opponent. But Sasuke escapes the blast by sacrificing the snake summon Manda, though is forced to regroup with the other members of Hebi to rest. After he recuperates, they head to a nearby Akatsuki lair where Sasuke is able to meet with Itachi. Once Sasuke exhibits his increased skills, Itachi consents to meeting with him at an Uchiha site for their last battle. Meanwhile, having survived Deidara's blast and claiming himself to be the true leader of the Akatsuki while calling himself Madara Uchiha, Tobi assigns the Akatsuki's figurehead leader, Pain, the task of capturing Naruto. Before Pain can set out on this mission, however, Jiraiya infiltrates Amegakure, and Pain is forced to deal with him before he can go after Naruto.
41 Jiraiya's Decision
Jiraiya no sentaku!! (自来也の選択!!)
February 4, 2008[88]
ISBN 978-4-08-874472-8
March 3, 2009[89]
ISBN 978-1-4215-2842-7
  1. "Unease" (胸騒ぎ "Munasawagi"?)
  2. "Old Acquaintances!!" (旧知...!! "Kyūchi...!!")
  3. "The Weeping Land!!" (泣いている国!! "Naiteiru kuni!!")
  4. "Back in the Day...!!" (師弟時代...!! "Shitei jidai...!!")
  5. "Advancement!!" (神への成長!! "Kami e no seichō!!")
  6. "Two Great Sages...!!" (二大仙人...!! "Ni Daisennin...!!")
  7. "Child of Prophecy!!" (予言の子!! "Yogen no ko!!")
  8. "Honored Sage Mode!!" (仙人モード!! "Sennin mōdo!!")
  9. "One to One...!!" (一対一...!! "Ittai'ichi!!")
  10. "Jiraiya's Decision!!" (自来也の選択!! "Jiraiya no sentaku!!")
After gathering some intelligence on Pain, Jiraiya goes to confront him. Before he can do so, however, he is found by Pain's partner, Konan, his former student. During a brief battle, Jiraiya begins to suspect that Pain is also a former student, Nagato, a belief that is confirmed upon the Akatsuki leader's arrival. Konan falls back while Pain battles with Jiraiya, and the two exchange blows with their summons. Once Jiraiya's toads begin to gain the upperhand, Pain summons two additional Pains to fight alongside him. Though caught off guard by this turn of events and left outnumbered, Jiraiya is able to finish off the three bodies. Believing the battle to be won, Jiraiya continues on his way, only to be badly injured by the appearance of three more Pains in addition to the three he just killed.
42 The Secret of the Mangekyo
Mangekyō no himitsu...!! (万華鏡の秘密...!!)
May 2, 2008[90]
ISBN 978-4-08-874512-1
April 7, 2009[91]
ISBN 978-1-4215-2843-4
  1. "Faces...!!" (その面影...!! "Sono omokage...!!"?)
  2. "True Identities...!!" (その正体...!! "Sono shōtai...!!")
  3. "The True Choice!!" (本当の選択!! "Hontō no sentaku!!")
  4. "The Final Chapter, and...!!" (最終章、そして...!! "Saishūshō, soshite...!!")
  5. "Two Paths..." (二つの道... "Futatsu no michi...")
  6. "The Secret of the Mangekyo...!!" (万華鏡の秘密...!! "Mangekyō no himitsu...!!")
  7. "New Light...!!" (新たな光...!! "Aratana hikari...!!")
  8. "Reality...!!" (現実...!! "Genjitsu...!!")
  9. "Variance of Strength...!!" (力の差...!! "Chikara no sa...!!")
  10. "Sasuke's Flow!!" (サスケの流れ! "Sasuke no nagare!")
Though able to capture one of Pain's six bodies, Jiraiya is unable to defeat the other five. Knowing this will be the only chance to learn the truth behind Pain, he sends the captured body to Tsunade and goes to investigate the Akatsuki leader's secret. Jiraiya succeeds and sends his discovery to Naruto and the rest of Konoha, yet dies from his injuries. Elsewhere, Sasuke meets with Itachi, leaving Hebi behind to deal with his partner, Kisame. As Naruto and company near their location, Tobi steps in to stall them so that the two brothers can fight uninhibited. The battle between Sasuke and Itachi commences, and Sasuke is able to use his years of hatred to push Itachi to his limits.
43 The Man with the Truth
Shinjitsu o shiru mono (真実を知る者)
August 4, 2008[92]
ISBN 978-4-08-874552-7
April 7, 2009[93]
ISBN 978-1-4215-2929-5
  1. "The Final Jutsu...!!" (最後の術...!! "Saigo no jutsu...!!"?)
  2. "Thunderclap...!!" (雷鳴と共に...!! "Raimei to tomo ni...!!")
  3. "Susano'o...!!" (須佐能乎...!! "Susano'o...!!")
  4. "My Eyes...!!" (オレの眼...!! "Ore no me...!!")
  5. "Sasuke's Victory" (サスケの勝利 "Sasuke no shōri")
  6. "The Mystery of Tobi" (トビの謎 "Tobi no nazo")
  7. "Self-Intro" (自己紹介 "Jikoshōkai")
  8. "The Man with the Truth" (真実を知る者 "Shinjitsu o shiru mono")
  9. "The Origin of Konoha" (木ノ葉のはじまり "Konoha no hajimari")
  10. "How It All Begins!!" (すべての始まり!! "Subete no hajimari!!")
  11. "Living a Nightmare" (地獄の中で "Jigoku no naka de")
  12. "Illusions" (幻術 "Maboroshi")
  13. "Final Words" (最後の言葉 "Saigo no kotoba")
To bring the battle to a swift end, Sasuke conjures up a bolt of lightning to strike Itachi down. Itachi survives the attack, but after removing Orochimaru from Sasuke's body and saying goodbye to his little brother, he dies. Tobi collects Sasuke to tend to his injuries, and Naruto, having lost Sasuke's trail, is forced to return home. Once Sasuke regains consciousness Tobi tells him of the Uchiha's history: that after he, Madara Uchiha, helped to found Konoha alongside the future First Hokage Hashirama Senju, a mistrust between Konoha's leadership and the Uchiha was created over the generations with the Nine-Tails worsening it. When years later the Uchiha began planning to overthrow this leadership, Itachi was ordered by Konoha to eliminate his own clan to prevent the Uchiha clan's rebellion. While Itachi did as instructed, he chose to spare Sasuke and lived as a criminal while lying to Sasuke so that he could someday kill him to avenge their family. At some point, Itachi contracted an incurable disease that shortened his lifespan considerably, yet he forced himself to stay alive so he could die by Sasuke's hands. Realizing that Itachi was as much of a victim as he was, Sasuke heads out to destroy Konoha.
44 Senjutsu Heir
Senjutsu Denshō...!! (仙術伝承...!!)
November 4, 2008[94]
ISBN 978-4-08-874589-3
April 7, 2009[95]
ISBN 978-1-4215-3134-2
  1. "Tears" ( "Namida"?)
  2. "Taka & Akatsuki" (“鷹”と“暁” "'Taka' to 'Akatsuki'")
  3. "Inheritance" (遺されたもの "Nokosaretamono")
  4. "The Key to the Future" (未来への鍵 "Mirai e no kagi")
  5. "Addressee: Naruto" (ナルトに宛てて "Naruto ni atete")
  6. "Fukasaku's Proposition" (フカサクの提案 "Fukasaku no teian")
  7. "Senjutsu Heir...!!" (仙術伝承! "Senjutsu Denshō!")
  8. "The Battle at Storm Cloud Ravine!!" (雲雷峡の闘い!! "Unraikyō no tatakai!!")
  9. "Eight Tails vs. Sasuke!!" (八尾VSサスケ!! "Hachibi VS Sasuke!!")
  10. "Quivers of Anticipation" (かつてない戦慄 "Katsutenai senritsu")
Upon his return to Konoha, Naruto learns of Jiraiya's death. Knowing that Akatsuki will be coming for him and wanting to avenge his master, Naruto decides to learn how to use senjutsu to prepare himself for the inevitable encounter with Pain. He goes to the home of the toads to train, just as Jiraiya had years earlier, and leaves deciphering Pain's identity to his friends in Konoha. Elsewhere, Sasuke agrees to have Hebi, now renamed "Taka", work with Akatsuki in return for their help in destroying Konoha. Taka is sent to capture the eight-tailed beast, and upon finding its host, Killer Bee they engage him in battle. Even though Killer Bee proves more than a match for the four of them, he nevertheless decides to release the beast within him.
45 Battlefield, Konoha
Senjō, Konoha!! (戦場、木ノ葉!!)
February 4, 2009[96]
ISBN 978-4-08-874627-2
July 7, 2009[97]
ISBN 978-1-4215-3135-9
  1. "Crumbling" (崩落 "Hōraku"?)
  2. "Raging Bull" (暴れ牛 "Abare ushi")
  3. "New Powers!!" (新しき力!! "Atarashiki chikara!!")
  4. "Tales of a Gutsy Shinobi" (ド根性忍伝 "Dokonjō ninden")
  5. "Raikage on the Move!!" (雷影、動く!! "Raikage, ugoku!!")
  6. "Sage Naruto!!" (仙人ナルト!! "Sennin Naruto!!")
  7. "Raid!!" (襲来!! "Shūrai!!")
  8. "Battlefield, Konoha!!" (戦場、木ノ葉!! "Senjō, Konoha!!")
  9. "Recall Naruto!!" (ナルトを呼び戻せ!! "Naruto o yobimodose!!")
  10. "Kakashi vs. Pain!!" (カカシVSペイン!! "Kakashi VS Pein!!")
With the full power of the eight-tailed beast, Killer Bee is able to decimate Taka. Fearing the deaths of his teammates, Sasuke unleashes his newly acquired Mangekyo Sharingan to suppress the beast's influence and capture Killer Bee. When the Raikage, the leader of Kumogakure and Killer Bee's brother, learns of this, he decides to convene the five Kage to discuss how to deal with the growing threat that is Akatsuki. As word of the meeting is sent out, Akatsuki attempts to extract the eight-tailed beast from Killer Bee's body, only to discover that the body is a fake and that Killer Bee still roams free. Elsewhere, Naruto masters senjutsu and begins to apply its teachings to some of his old techniques. While he does so, Pain's six bodies arrive in Konoha and attack the village in search of him. Taken by surprise, Konoha mobilizes its forces, Kakashi even engaging two of Pain's bodies at once.
46 Naruto Returns
Naruto kikan!! (ナルト帰還!!)
May 1, 2009[98]
ISBN 978-4-08-874663-0
October 6, 2009[99]
ISBN 978-1-4215-3304-9
  1. "Tendo's Ability!!" (天道の能力!! "Tendō no nōryoku!!"?)
  2. "Determination!!" (決断!! "Ketsudan!!")
  3. "Hatake Kakashi" (はたけカカシ)
  4. "Naruto & Konoha!!" (ナルトと木ノ葉!! "Naruto to Konoha!!")
  5. "Reunion" (再会 "Saikai")
  6. "Discourse" (対談!! "Taidan!!")
  7. "Know Pain" (傷みを "Itami o")
  8. "Naruto Returns!!" (ナルト帰還!! "Naruto kikan!!")
  9. "Naruto's Magnificent Explosion!!" (ナルト大噴火!! "Naruto daifunka!!")
  10. "Return of the Rasen-Shuriken!!" (螺旋手裏剣再び!! "Rasenshuriken futatabi!!")
Although he is able to defeat one of Pain's bodies, Kakashi is unable to land a blow on another and is left on the brink of death. After one final valiant effort to ensure that the intel gathered on Pain is not wasted, he dies and reunites with his father in the afterlife. Across the village, Konoha's other ninja have similar difficulties with the remaining bodies, all the while struggling to find out as much as they can about Pain and protect Naruto's location. Pain eventually discovers Naruto's whereabouts and destroys Konoha to teach the villagers the pain of fighting. Naruto returns from his training immediately following Pain's attack, and takes it upon himself to avenge the damage done to the village and its inhabitants. Using his new senjutsu abilities, Naruto handily reduces the Pain's body number to two.
47 The Seal Destroyed
Fūin hakai!! (封印破壊!!)
August 4, 2009[100]
ISBN 978-4-08-874711-8
February 2, 2010[101]
ISBN 978-1-4215-3305-6
  1. "Sage Jutsu, a Mistake...?!" (仙術失敗...!? "Senjutsu shippai...!?"?)
  2. "Naruto vs. Tendo!!" (ナルトVS天道!! "Naruto VS Tendō!!")
  3. "Banshoten'in! Universal Pull!!" (万象天引 "Banshō Ten'in")
  4. "Peace" (平和 "Heiwa")
  5. "Confessions" (告白 "Kokuhaku")
  6. "The Seal Destroyed!!" (封印破壊!! "Fūin hakai!!")
  7. "Catastrophic Planetary Construction" (地爆天星 "Chibaku Tensei")
  8. "The Conversation with Lord Fourth!!" (四代目との会話!! "Yondaime to no kaiwa!!")
  9. "Rasen-Shuriken vs. Almighty Push!!" (螺旋手裏剣VS神羅天征!! "Rasenshuriken VS Shinra Tensei!!")
  10. "The Final Gamble!!" (最後の賭け!! "Saigo no kake!!")
Naruto is able to finish off one of Pain's two remaining bodies, but is defeated and pinned down by the last one. Pain explains his motivations and asks what Naruto would do to bring about peace, but Naruto is unable to answer. Hinata intervenes to die defending Naruto, declaring her love for him, and is nearly killed. In his anger over all that has happened, Naruto almost releases the demon fox from his body, but is stopped by the spirit of the Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze, who reveals that he is Naruto's father. Minato brings Naruto back to his senses and, during a brief conversation, voices his suspicions that Pain and Akatsuki are only being manipulated by Tobi. Before disappearing he suppresses the fox's influence and trusts Naruto to find a way to bring about peace. Revitalized, Naruto faces off with Pain's last body, eventually defeating it.
48 The Cheering Village
Kanko no sato!! (歓呼の里!!)
November 4, 2009[102]
ISBN 978-4-08-874748-4
June 1, 2010[103]
ISBN 978-1-4215-3474-9
  1. "The Interview!!" (対面!! "Taimen!!"?)
  2. "The Response" ( "Kotae")
  3. "Top of the World" (世界の天辺 "Sekai no teppen")
  4. "I Just Want to Protect Them" (ただ二人を守もりたい "Tada futari o mamoritai")
  5. "I Believe" (信じる "Shinjiru")
  6. "Heirloom...!!" (形見...!! "Katami...!!")
  7. "The Blossom of Hope" (希望の花 "Kibō no hana")
  8. "The Cheering Village!!" (歓呼の里!! "Kanko no sato!!")
  9. "Sasuke's Disposal!!" (サスケの処分!! "Sasuke no shobun!!")
  10. "Pressured by Danzo!!" (ダンゾウに迫る!! "Danzō ni semaru!!")
  11. "Gokage Summit's Eve" (五影会談前夜...!! "Gokage kaidan zen'ya...!!")
Using the knowledge gathered from Jiraiya and other Konoha ninja, Naruto locates Nagato, the emaciated man who controls all of Pain's bodies. Before deciding what to do with him, Naruto asks how Nagato, a fellow pupil of Jiraiya, could have gone so astray. Nagato explains how the various tragedies he experienced in his life led him to desire peace through war. Naruto rejects his conclusion for differing from Jiraiya's ideals and resolves to find peace some other way, a dream both Nagato and Jiraiya once shared. To that end, he spares Nagato, as his death would only produce another war. Amazed, Nagato decides to put faith in Naruto's method and sacrifices his life to revive everyone that died in Konoha's defense. In the aftermath, Naruto is finally hailed as a hero, the village starts to rebuild, and Tsunade, having expended all of her energy to protect the villagers from Pain, falls into a coma. Danzo Shimura, Sai's superior, replaces her as Hokage and as his first act orders Sasuke be executed as a traitor to the village.

Volumes 49–72[edit]

No. Title Japanese release English release
49 The Gokage Summit Commences
Gokage kaidan, kaimaku...!! (五影会談、開幕...!!)
January 4, 2010[104]
ISBN 978-4-08-874784-2
October 5, 2010[105]
ISBN 978-1-4215-3475-6
  1. "Enter the Gokage...!!" (五影登場...!! "Gokage tōjō...!!"?)
  2. "Links...!!" (繋がり...!! "Tsunagari...!!")
  3. "Naruto Heads Out...!!" (ナルト出発...!! "Naruto shuppatsu...!!")
  4. "The Gokage Summit Commences!!" (五影会談、開幕...!! "Gokage kaidan, kaimaku...!!")
  5. "The Great Gokage Debate...!!" (五影の大論戦...!! "Gokage no dairosen...!!")
  6. "Sakura's Resolve!!" (サクラの決意!! "Sakura no ketsui!!")
  7. "Trapping Sasuke...!!" (サスケ包囲網...! "Sasuke hōimō...!")
  8. "Kumogakure vs. Taka!!" (雲隠れVS“鷹”!!)
  9. "Sasuke's Shinobi Way...!!" (サスケの忍道...!! "Sasuke no nindō...!!")
  10. "Sasuke vs. Raikage!!" (サスケVS雷影!!)
The five Kage gather to decide how best to keep the remaining tailed beasts away from Akatsuki. Naruto, Kakashi and Yamato also attend in secret, hoping to convince the Kage to forgive Sasuke for his crimes, with Sai, Sakura, Lee and Kiba following in an attempt to tell Naruto of their comrades' decision to kill Sasuke themselves. While Naruto is resting, however, Taka arrives at the Kage meeting to kill Danzo, a conspirator in the Uchiha clan's assassination. Their presence is soon discovered and the Kage mobilize to deal with them. The Raikage, believing that Killer Bee is still in Akatsuki's possession, takes a special interest in the matter and fights Sasuke one-on-one, while Madara has a brief confrontation with Naruto whereupon he reveals the truth of the Uchiha clan to him.
50 Water Prison Death Match
Suirō no shitō!! (水牢の死闘!!)
March 4, 2010[106]
ISBN 978-4-08-870011-3
February 1, 2011[107]
ISBN 978-1-4215-3497-8
  1. "The Power of Darkness...!!" (闇の力...!! "Yami no chikara...!!"?)
  2. "The Summit Hall Attacked!" (会談場襲撃! "Kaidanjō shūgeki!")
  3. "The Great Battle in the Sealed Room!!" (密室の大攻防戦!! "Misshitsu no daikōbōsen!!")
  4. "Declaration of War" (宣戦 "Sensen")
  5. "Eight Tails and Nine Tails" (八尾と九尾 "Hachibi to Kyūbi")
  6. "The Confession!!" (サクラの告白!! "Sakura no kokuhaku!!")
  7. "Killer Bee vs. Kisame!!" (キラービーVS鬼鮫!! "Kirābī VS Kisame!!")
  8. "Eight Tails Version 2!!" (八尾、バージョン2!! "Hachibi, Bājon Tsū!!")
  9. "Water Prison Death Match!!" (水牢の死闘!! "Suirō no shitō!!")
  10. "Bro" (ブラザー "Burazā")
Unable to defeat the Raikage and his allies, Sasuke flees. He tries to focus his efforts on Danzo, but the other Kage intervene and defeat him, only for Danzo to also abandon the Kage after he is revealed to be manipulating them with a Sharingan. Before he can be killed, he is saved by Madara Uchiha, who asks the Kage to give him Killer Bee and Naruto so that he can use the tailed beasts to bring the world under his control. The Kage refuse, so he declares war against them. Madara disappears with Sasuke, and the Kage decide to join forces against Akatsuki. As they begin preparing for the battles to come, Kisame Hoshigaki elsewhere locates Killer Bee and attempts to capture him. He almost succeeds, but when the Raikage arrives to punish Bee for earlier pretending to be captured, Kisame is seemingly killed by the two brothers.
51 Sasuke vs. Danzo!
Sasuke VS Danzō...!! (サスケVSダンゾウ...!!)
April 30, 2010[108]
ISBN 978-4-08-870033-5
June 7, 2011[109]
ISBN 978-1-4215-3498-5
  1. "A Hokage's Decision...!!" (火影としての覚悟...!! "Hokage to shite no kakugo...!!"?)
  2. "Madara's True Worth!!" (マダラの真骨頂!! "Madara no shinkocchō!!")
  3. "Sasuke vs. Danzo...!!" (サスケVSダンゾウ...!! "Sasuke VS Danzō...!!")
  4. "Do Not Speak of Itachi" (イタチを語るな "Itachi o kataruna")
  5. "Sasuke's Susano'o!!" (サスケの"須佐能乎"...!! "Sasuke no Susano'o...!!")
  6. "The Izanagi" (イザナギ "Izanagi")
  7. "Sacrifice" (犠牲 "Gisei")
  8. "The Death of Danzo!!" (ダンゾウ死す!! "Danzō shisu!!")
  9. "Just One More Time..." (もう一度... "Mō ichido...")
  10. "Master and Student Reunited!!" (再びの師弟!! "Futatabi no shitei!!")
As Danzo is returning to Konoha he is confronted by a recuperated Sasuke. Sasuke, fueled by hatred, does all that he can to kill Danzo. Danzo is briefly able to avoid any serious injury, but he is ultimately outmatched. In a last-ditch effort to survive, he takes Karin hostage, though Sasuke shows no hesitation in mortally wounding them both. Knowing he cannot cheat death any longer, Danzo initiates a suicide jutsu meant to take Sasuke and Madara with him, but they manage to escape it. As Madara leaves, Sasuke tries to finish Karin, but is stopped by Sakura, who failed to bring back Naruto and abandoned the rest of her group. Before they can kill each other, Kakashi arrives to kill Sasuke himself.
52 Cell Seven Reunion
Sorezore no Dainanahan!! (それぞれの第七班!!)
August 4, 2010[110]
ISBN 978-4-08-870084-7
September 6, 2011[111]
ISBN 978-1-4215-3957-7
  1. "Cell Seven Reunion!!" (それぞれの第七班!! "Sorezore no Dainanahan!!"?)
  2. "Near Yet Far" (近く...遠く... "Chikaku... Tōku...")
  3. "Fists" ( "Kobushi")
  4. "The Battle Begins...!!" (戦いの始まり...!! "Tatakai no hajimari...!!")
  5. "Every Shinobi Village" (それぞれの里へ "Sorezore no sato e")
  6. "Facing A Great Ninja War...!!" (忍界大戦へ向けて...!! "Ninkai taisen e mukete...!!")
  7. "The Truth About Nine-Tails!!" (九尾の真実!! "Kyūbi no shinjitsu!!")
  8. "The Jinchūriki, Detained!!" (人柱力監禁!! "Jinchūriki kankin!!")
  9. "Salutations" (あいさつ "Aisatsu")
  10. "Dark Naruto!!" (闇ナルト!! "Yami Naruto!!")
  11. "Killer Bee and Motoi" (キラービーとモトイ "Kirābī to Motoi")
Having learned of Sakura's and Sasuke's actions from Sai and Gaara, Naruto saves Sakura from getting killed by Sasuke and calms down the situation. Recognizing that words alone cannot change Sasuke, Naruto points out that they will inevitably meet on the battlefield as told to him by Madara. Though Naruto says they will both die when that happens, Sasuke promises to be stronger than Naruto by then. They go their separate ways, Sasuke joining Madara and Naruto returning to Konoha with Sakura and Kakashi, taking Karin prisoner. The warring factions prepare for the future and Tsunade, having awaken from her coma, reluctantly agrees with the other Kage to send an oblivious Naruto and Bee into hiding on Bee's private island to keep them safe from Akatsuki. When they meet there, Naruto asks for Bee to tame the Nine-Tails (as Bee has tamed his Eight-Tails), but Bee can do nothing for him until he overcomes the evil a life of loneliness has created in his heart.
53 The Birth of Naruto
Naruto no shusshō (ナルトの出生)
November 4, 2010[112]
ISBN 978-4-08-870126-4
December 6, 2011[113]
ISBN 978-1-4215-4049-8
  1. "Dark Naruto, Defeated!!" (闇ナルト撃破!! "Yami Naruto gekiha!!"?)
  2. "Reunion with Nine Tails!!" (再会九尾!! "Saikai Kyūbi!!")
  3. "Nine Tails vs. Naruto!!" (九尾VSナルト!! "Kyūbi VS Naruto!!")
  4. "My Ma's Red Hair" (母さんの赤い髪 "Kā-san no akai kami")
  5. "A New Seal!!" (新たなる封印!! "Aratanaru fūin!!")
  6. "The Birth of Naruto" (ナルトの出生 "Naruto no shusshō")
  7. "Nine-Tails Attacks!!" (九尾襲来!! "Kyūbi shūrai!!")
  8. "The Fourth Lord's Death Match!!" (四代目の死闘!! "Yondaime no shitō!!")
  9. "Minato's Reaper Death Seal!!" (ミナトの屍鬼封尽!! "Minato no Shiki Fūjin!!")
  10. "Thank You" (ありがとう "Arigatō")
Naruto is able to vanquish the evil in his heart with the fact that the loneliness that created it is now a thing of the past. Killer Bee then shows Naruto how to tame the demon fox: he must remove the seal that keeps the fox stored within him and overpower it. The fox's strength and corruptive qualities are too much for him and he is almost beaten, but the spirit of Kushina Uzumaki intervenes, stopping the fox's spread and, by revealing herself to be Naruto's mother, gives Naruto the resolve to contain the fox on his own. After revealing how she and Minato fell in love, Kushina then tells Naruto how the demon fox was originally sealed inside herself, how Madara Uchiha used the fox to attack Konoha, and how Kushina and Minato, believing Naruto would someday be the one to defeat Madara, gave their lives to seal the fox's power into him. Although Kushina feels guilty about what Naruto has been through, he does not blame her, allowing her to pass on with no regrets.
54 Viaduct to Peace
Heiwa e no kakehashi (平和への懸け橋)
December 29, 2010[114]
ISBN 978-4-08-870143-1
January 3, 2012[115]
ISBN 978-1-4215-4102-0
  1. "Nine-Tails Chakra, Opened!!" (九尾チャクラ、開放!! "Kyūbi chakura, kaihō!!"?)
  2. "Guy vs. Kisame!!" (ガイVS鬼鮫!! "Gai VS Kisame!!")
  3. "A False Existence...!!" (偽りの存在...!! "Itsuwari no sonzai...!!")
  4. "Shinobi Death Style" (忍の死に様 "Shinobi no shinizama")
  5. "Viaduct to Peace" (平和への懸け橋 "Heiwa e no kakehashi")
  6. "Forbidden Jutsu Shock!!" (まさかの禁術!! "Masaka no kinjutsu!!")
  7. "We Shall Return" (帰ってこよう "Kaettekoyō")
  8. "The Truth About Zetsu!!" (ゼツの真実!! "Zetsu no shinjitsu!!")
  9. "Kabuto vs. Tsuchikage!!" (カブトVS土影!! "Kabuto VS Tsuchikage!!")
  10. "Kabuto's Plan!!" (カブトの目論見!! "Kabuto no mokuromi!!")
Because he has conquered the demon fox, Naruto is able to detect Kisame, who faked his death and hid in his sword so that he could spy on Bee. He tries to escape with what he has learned. For the third time he is drawn into battle with Might Guy, and this time he is defeated. To prevent Konoha from extracting intelligence on Akatsuki from him, Kisame commits suicide and sends the information he has gathered to Madara. Madara, meanwhile, goes to Amegakure to retrieve Nagato's body, killing Konan in the process when she tries to stop him. Once he receives Kisame's intel, Madara sends Kabuto Yakushi, who has allied with Akatsuki, to capture Bee and Naruto. The two are too well-defended, so Kabuto settles for kidnapping Yamato.
55 The Great War Begins
Taisen, Kaisen! (大戦、開戦!)
April 21, 2011[116]
ISBN 978-4-08-870185-1
March 6, 2012[117]
ISBN 978-1-4215-4152-5
  1. "The Great War Begins!" (大戦、開戦! "Taisen, Kaisen!"?)
  2. "Gaara's Speech" (我愛羅の演説 "Gaara no enzetsu")
  3. "Omoi's War!!" (オモイの「戦争」!! "Omoi no 'sensō'!!")
  4. "Battle of the Commando Units!!" (奇襲部隊の攻防!! "Kishū butai no kōbō!!")
  5. "The Biju Bomb" (尾獣玉 "Bijūdama")
  6. "Secrets of the Edotensei" (穢土転生の秘密 "Edo Tensei no himitsu")
  7. "The Main Regiment in Battle!!" (大連隊、戦闘開始!! "Dairentai, sentō kaishi!!")
  8. "We Died." (死んだんだ "Shin danda")
  9. "The Legendary Seven Swordsmen of the Mist!!" (伝説の忍刀七人衆!! "Densetsu no Shinobigatana Shichininshū!!")
  10. "That Which Ought to be Protected" (守るべきもの "Mamorubekimono")
Akatsuki and the Ninja Alliance Army complete their preparations and mobilize for war. Having learned how to use Orochimaru's signature techniques, Kabuto revives several once-famous ninja to supplement Akatsuki's army. A small ninja strike force encounters some of these ninja - including Sasori and Deidara - and is able to defeat them, but they do not have the same success when coming across a second revived group - including Zabuza Momochi and Haku. Kakashi and his portion of the ninja army provide support and are able to defeat Zabuza and Haku before turning their attention to the rest of the group.
56 Team Asuma, Reunited
Saikai, Asuma han! (再会、アスマ班!)
June 3, 2011[118]
ISBN 978-4-08-870218-6
May 8, 2012[119]
ISBN 978-1-4215-4207-2
  1. "The Kage Resurrected!!" (影、復活!! "Kage, fukkatsu!!"?)
  2. "D Unit's Battle Challenge!!" (激戦! ダルイ部隊!! "Gekisen! Darui butai!!")
  3. "Forbidden Words" (NGワード "Enu Jī wādo")
  4. "Transcendent Drab" (「だるい」を超えて "'Darui' o koete")
  5. "Golden Bonds" (金色の絆 "Konjiki no kizuna")
  6. "Choji's Decision" (チョウジの決意 "Chōji no ketsui")
  7. "Team Asuma Reunited!" (再会、アスマ班! "Saikai, Asuma han!")
  8. "Mifune vs. Hanzo, Decided!!" (ミフネVS半蔵、決着!! "Mifune VS Hanzō, ketchaku!!")
  9. "A Time of Oaths" (誓いの時 "Chikai no toki")
  10. "Farewell, Ino-Shika-Cho!!" (さらば猪鹿蝶!! "Saraba Inoshikachō!!")
Darui, a soldier in the Ninja Alliance Army, engages the most notorious criminal duo in Kumogakure, the Gold and Silver Brothers Ginkaku and Kinkaku, who have been resurrected and deployed by Akatsuki. A revived Asuma Sarutobi also reunites with and confronts his former students Shikamaru Nara, Ino Yamanaka and Choji Akimichi. Mifune, the samurai general, fights his long-time ninja rival Hanzo of the Salamander. As Ginkaku and Kinkaku possess the Nine-Tails' chakra, their attacks resonate on Naruto, who is unaware that the Ninja Alliance Army is hiding him.
57 Battle
Naruto senjō e...!! (ナルト戦場へ...!!)
August 4, 2011[120]
ISBN 978-4-08-870271-1
July 10, 2012[121]
ISBN 978-1-4215-4306-2
  1. "Iruka's Impact (イルカの説得 "Iruka no settoku"?)
  2. "Battle...!!" (ナルト戦場へ...!! "Naruto senjō e...!!")
  3. "Toward Nightfall...!!" (夜へ...!! "Yoru e...!!")
  4. "Cross-Examination" (詰問 "Kitsumon")
  5. "Blood Night...!!" (血の夜...!! "Chi no yoru...!!")
  6. "Madara's Scheme!!" (マダラの作戦!! "Madara no sakusen!!")
  7. "Raikage vs. Naruto!?" (雷影VSナルト!?)
  8. "The Secret Origin of the Ultimate Tag Team!!" (最強タッグ秘話!! "Saikyō taggu hiwa!!")
  9. "Truer Words" (捨てられねェ言葉 "Suterarenē kotoba")
  10. "Two Suns!!" (二つの太陽!! "Futatsu no taiyō!!")
Upon learning of the ongoing war, Naruto and Killer Bee confront Iruka and escape from their hideout to support their comrades. Madara interrupts the war to steal Ginkaku and Kinkaku's brothers chakra, and as the night falls, several members from both factions take a break to prepare for another encounter, both sides having lost half of their entire army. On their way, Naruto and Killer Bee are intercepted by the Raikage and Tsunade who insist that Hosts of Tailed Beasts should not participate. While Tsunade then decides to rely on Naruto's strength, Bee and Naruto manage to convince the Raikage to let them go when they prove how they developed their abilities thanks to their dearest people in order to defeat Akatsuki.
58 Naruto vs. Itachi
November 4, 2011[122]
ISBN 978-4-08-870302-2
September 11, 2012[123]
ISBN 978-1-4215-4328-4
  1. "The Immortal Corps" (不死身軍団!! "Fujimi gundan!!"?)
  2. "Kage Showdown!!" (新旧影対決!! "Shinkyū Kage taiketsu!!")
  3. "Valued Trasures!!" (価値あるもの!! "Kachi aru mono!!")
  4. "Naruto vs. Itachi!!" (ナルトVSイタチ!!)
  5. "Itachi's Question!!" (イタチの問い!! "Itachi no toi!!")
  6. "Koto'Amatsukami" (別天神)
  7. "Stop Nagato!!" (長門を止めろ!! "Nagato o tomero!!")
  8. "To Be a Hokage...!!" (火影の条件...!! "Hokage no jōken...!!")
  9. "The Battlefield!!" (主戦場到着!! "Shusenjō tōchaku!!")
  10. "The Rasen-Shuriken Limit...!!" (螺旋手裏剣の限界...!! "Rasenshuriken no genkai...!!")
  11. "Paradox" (矛盾 "Mujun")
Naruto and Killer Bee deal with the army of Zetsus, beings created by Madara with the First Hokage's DNA, that have been posing as allies. Meanwhile, Gaara's and the Tsuchikage Ōnoki's forces reach the four Kage revived by Kabuto. After Gaara defeats his father, the Fourth Kazekage, Naruto and Bee are confronted by Nagato and Itachi who are under Kabuto's control. Itachi is able to free himself from the control and helps the two Hosts defeat Nagato. Itachi then leaves to fight Kabuto alone, deciding to let Naruto handle Sasuke after. Naruto and Bee join the Ninja Alliance Army with the former creating clones to fight both the Second Tsuchikage, Mū, and the Third Raikage.
59 The Five Kage
Gokage shūketsu...!! (五影集結...!!)
February 3, 2012[124]
ISBN 978-4-08-870368-8
November 6, 2012[125]
ISBN 978-1-4215-4942-2
  1. "Gaara vs. Mizukage!! (ガアラVS水影!!?)
  2. "Steam Imp!!" (蒸危暴威!! "Jōki Bōi!!")
  3. "Kabuto's Trump Card...!!" (カブトの切り札...!! "Kabuto no kirifuda...!!")
  4. "Reinforcements...!!" (増援到着...!! "Zōen tōchaku...!!")
  5. "Uchiha Madara" (うちはマダラ)
  6. "Power of a Name" (その名の力 "Sono na no chikara")
  7. "Reclamation" (己を拾う場所 "Onore o hirou basho")
  8. "The Five Kage...!!" (五影集結...!! "Gokage shūketsu...!!")
  9. "Nobody" (誰でもない男 "Dare demo nai otoko")
  10. "Jinchūriki vs. Jinchūriki!! (人柱力VS人柱力!!)
After Gaara defeats the Second Mizukage, the Ninja Alliance manages to take the advantage in the war with Naruto's clones identifying all of the Zetsus. Kabuto then uses the Second Tsuchikage to revive his strongest warrior, the real Madara Uchiha. This event thereby reveals that the current Akatsuki leader, Tobi, has been using Madara's name to impose power. With Madara overwhelming Gaara's and Ōnoki's forces, the other three Kage come to their aid. Meanwhile, Naruto and Bee encounter Tobi who seeks to kidnap them. Using Nagato's Rinnegan, Tobi ambushes Naruto and Bee with the manipulated corpses of the former Hosts. The corpses fight them using tailed-beasts once again sealed within them.
60 Kurama!!
May 2, 2012[126]
ISBN 978-4-08-870417-3
February 5, 2013[127]
ISBN 978-1-4215-4943-9
  1. "Eyes and Beasts" (眼と獣 "Me to kemono"?)
  2. "Jinchūriki of Konoha" (木ノ葉の里の人柱力 "Konoha no sato no Jinchūriki")
  3. "Four-Tails, the King of Sage Monkeys" (四尾・仙猿の王 "Yonbi: Sen'en no Ō")
  4. "Proof of Will!" (意志の証明!! "Ishi no shōmei!!")
  5. "Kurama!!" (九喇嘛!!)
  6. "Biju Mode!!" (尾獣モード!! "Bijū Mōdo!!")
  7. "Nine Names" (九つの名前 "Kokonotsu no namae")
  8. "The Path to Light" (輝きへと続く道 "Kagayaki e to tsuzuku michi")
  9. "Eyes That See In The Dark" (闇を見る眼 "Yami o miru me")
  10. "A Will of Stone" (石の意志 "Ishi no ishi")
Kakashi Hatake and Might Guy join the fight, but despite their assistance, Naruto and Killer Bee are still unable to stop the tailed-beasts manipulated by Tobi. When Naruto is swallowed by Son Gokū the Four-Tails, Naruto is able to remove the piercing placed within his body that Tobi used to control it. Shocked by this action, the nine-tailed fox, Kurama, decides to join forces with Naruto for the first time, allowing him to stop all the other five tailed-beasts. While multiple reinforcements from the alliance go to assist Naruto, the five Kages continue their losing battle against Madara, and Sasuke learns of the ongoing war.
61 Uchiha Brothers United Front
Kyōdai, kyōtō!! (兄弟、共闘!!)
July 27, 2012[128]
ISBN 978-4-08-870477-7
May 7, 2013[129]
ISBN 978-1-4215-5248-4
  1. "Signposts" (再会の道標 "Saikai no michishirube"?)
  2. "Hate Blade" (憎しみの刃 "Nikushimi no yaiba")
  3. "The Weak Point of Despair" (絶望の弱点!! "Zetsubō no jakuten!!")
  4. "Uchiha Brothers United Front" (兄弟、共闘!! "Kyōdai, kyōtō!!")
  5. "Brother Time" (兄弟の時間 "Kyōdai no jikan")
  6. "To Each Their Own Konoha" (それぞれの木ノ葉 "Sorezore no Konoha")
  7. "Nothing" (何も無い "Nani mo nai")
  8. "Who Are You?" (これは誰だ "Kore wa dare da")
  9. "Yakushi Kabuto" (薬師カブト)
  10. "I am Me" (ボクがボクであるために "Boku ga boku de aru tame ni")
  11. "The Izanami Activated" (イザナミ発動 "Izanami hatsudō")
  12. "Nine O'clock" (9時になったら "Kuji ni nattara")
Sasuke finds the revived Itachi and follows him to Kabuto's hideout. As Itachi wishes to trap Kabuto with his illusions to force him to send his army back to the afterlife, Sasuke agrees to help him on the condition that he tells his feelings regarding the Uchiha massacre. During the fight, Kabuto blocks his own vision, rendering the siblings' illusionary techniques by their Sharingan useless against him. Both Sasuke and Itachi remain on the defensive until the latter activates a forbidden technique that traps Kabuto's mind in a loop where the fight against the Uchiha never ends. With Kabuto unable to move, Itachi uses his Genjutsu to have him unsummon all the dead ninja.
62 The Crack
Hibi (皹)
October 4, 2012[130]
ISBN 978-4-08-870515-6
August 6, 2013[131]
ISBN 978-1-4215-5619-2
  1. "Burden of a Kage" (影を背負う "Kage o seou"?)
  2. "Edotensei Jutsu, Release!" (穢土転生の術・解 "Edo Tensei no Jutsu: Kai")
  3. "I Will Love You Always" (お前をずっと愛している "Omae o zutto aishiteiru")
  4. "Risk" (リスク "Risuku")
  5. "A Third Force" (第三勢力 "Daisan seiryoku")
  6. "Orochimaru's Return" (復活の大蛇丸 "Fukkatsu no Orochimaru")
  7. "The Progenitor" (祖たるもの "Sotarumono")
  8. "The Crack" ( "Hibi")
  9. "One Single Jutsu" (一つの術 "Hitotsu no jutsu")
  10. "The Secret of Teleportation Ninjutsu (時空間忍術の秘密 "Jikūkan ninjutsu no himitsu")
Itachi unsummons all of Kabuto's undead warriors except Madara, who manages to remain on the battlefield by severing his tie with Kabuto's technique. Itachi returns to the afterlife after saying farewell to Sasuke, who starts to question his own motives. When the scroll Suigetsu and Jugo brought convince him to find answers, Sasuke revives Orochimaru. As Orochimaru takes back his chakra from Kabuto and decides to guide Sasuke to the ones with the answers the youth is looking for, Naruto, Kakashi, Guy and Bee continue fighting Tobi. Left with no choice, Tobi adds the discarded chakra traces of Kurama and Gyuki into the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path to begin the Ten-Tails' resurrection.
63 World of Dreams
Yume no sekai (夢の世界)
December 28, 2012[132]
ISBN 978-4-08-870550-7
November 5, 2013[133]
ISBN 978-1-4215-5885-1
  1. "Demolition!!" (粉砕!!!! "Funsai!!!!"?)
  2. "Uchiha Obito" (うちはオビト)
  3. "Why Not Sooner?" (なぜ今まで "Naze ima made")
  4. "Obito and Madara" (オビトとマダラ "Obito to Madara")
  5. "Alive" (生きている "Ikiteiru")
  6. "Rehab" (リハビリ "Rihabiri")
  7. "Reunion, and then..." (再会、そして "Saikai, soshite")
  8. "Hell" (地獄 "Jigoku")
  9. "World of Dreams" (夢の世界 "Yume no sekai")
  10. "It Doesn't Matter to Me" (どうでもいいんだよ "Dōdemo iinda yo")
Naruto succeeds in destroying Tobi's mask, revealing his identity as Obito Uchiha, one of Kakashi's teammates who was believed to have died in the previous war. Having defeated the five Kages, Madara comes to Obito's assistance. It is then revealed that several years ago an elder Madara found Obito's severely wounded body and saved his life. Obito sought rehabilitation to join his team once again and a day he learned that Kakashi and Rin were in danger. Upon finding them, Obito witnesses Kakashi killing Rin as the two were surrounded by enemies. Obito saved Kakashi and started sharing Madara's goals of a illusionary world so that the "cycles of the world" could be broken. As Madara died, Obito adopted his name and manipulated Nagato to create Akatsuki and capture the nine tailed beasts required to fulfill his goal.
64 Ten Tails
Jūbi (十尾)
April 4, 2013[134]
ISBN 978-4-08-870628-3
January 7, 2014[135]
ISBN 978-1-4215-6139-4
  1. "Kakashi's Resolve" (カカシの決意!! "Kakashi no ketsui!!"?)
  2. "The End" (終わり "Owari")
  3. "Ten Tails" (十尾 "Jūbi")
  4. "The Arrival" (到着 "Tōchaku")
  5. "The Allied Shinobi Forces Jutsu!!" (忍連合軍の術!! "Shinobi Rengōgun no Jutsu!!")
  6. "The Brains" ( "Atama")
  7. "Because of You" (お前に "Omae ni")
  8. "The Ties That Bind" (繋がれるもの "Tsunagareru mono")
  9. "Those Who Dance in the Shadows" (忍び舞う者たち "Shinobimau mono-tachi")
  10. "Those Who Dance in the Shadows, Part 2" (忍び舞う者たち 其ノ弐 "Shinobimau mono-tachi - Sono ni")
The fight between Naruto's group and Obito and Madara is cut short by the resurrection of the incomplete ten-tailed beast. Obito and Madara tame the creature to attack Naruto's group, severely overpowering them. Before their defeat, the Shinobi Alliance comes to Naruto's defense. Together they perform multiple combination techniques, but their efforts are in vain as the beast evolves into a more powerful form. As a result, several allies, including Neji, end up losing their lives while protecting Naruto, who is left in shock. Hinata then encourages him to continue fighting to protect their wills. Naruto then starts sharing Kurama's chakra with his comrades to create another combination that manages to sever Obito and Madara's link to the Ten-Tails.
65 Hashirama and Madara
Hashirama to Madara (柱間とマダラ)
July 4, 2013[136]
ISBN 978-4-08-870661-0
April 1, 2014[137]
ISBN 978-1-4215-6455-5
  1. "The All-Knowing" (全てを知る者たち "Subete o shiru mono-tachi"?)
  2. "A Clan Possessed by Evil" (悪に憑かれた一族 "Aku ni tsukareta ichizoku")
  3. "Senju Hashirama" (千手柱間)
  4. "Hashirama and Madara" (柱間とマダラ "Hashirama to Madara")
  5. "It Reached" (届いた "Todoita")
  6. "View" (一望 "Ichibō")
  7. "Even" (相子 "Aiko")
  8. "My True Dream" (本当の夢 "Hontō no yume")
  9. "Hashirama and Madara, Part 2" (柱間とマダラ 其ノ弐 "Hashirama to Madara - Sono ni")
  10. "Sasuke's Answer" (サスケの答え "Sasuke no kotae")
In Konoha, Orochimaru summons the shikigami to revive the four Hokages. Before deciding what to do with the Hokages, Sasuke requests them their knowledge about Konoha and the Uchiha's origins. The First Hokage, Hashirama Senju, tells Sasuke how although during his childhood the Senju and Uchiha clans were at war, he met Madara in secret. Sharing the objective of a world without war, Hashirama and Madara became friends. However, both were found by their relatives and became enemies in the war as the head of their clans. After years of fighting, Madara accepted Hashirama's proposal to end the war and Konoha was created. Still, the hatred between the two clans resulted in Madara abandoning Konoha. Madara kept attacking the village until he was presumably killed by Hashirama. Having realized that both Hashirama and Itachi shared the same dreams, Sasuke decides to protect Konoha and after rescuing Karin goes with Orochimaru, Taka and the Hokages to the battlefield.
66 The New Three
Aratanaru sansukumi (新たなる三竦み)
September 4, 2013[138]
ISBN 978-4-08-870801-0
July 1, 2014[139]
ISBN 978-1-4215-6948-2
  1. "Here and Now, and Hereafter" (ここに、そしてこれから "Koko ni, Soshite kore kara"?)
  2. "Hole" (風穴 "Kazaana")
  3. "Something to Fill the Hole" (埋めるもの "Umeru mono")
  4. "Cell Number 7" (第七班 "Dainanahan")
  5. "A United Front" (共闘 "Kyōtō")
  6. "Onward" (前へ "Mae e")
  7. "The New Three" (新たなる三竦み "Aratanaru sansukumi")
  8. "A New Wind" (新しい風 "Atarashii kaze")
  9. "The Current Obito" (今のオビトを "Ima no Obito o")
  10. "The Ten Tails' Jinchuriki" (十尾の人柱力 "Jūbi no Jinchūriki")
As the battle between the Ninja Alliance and the Uchiha is in full swing, Obito takes Kakashi to another dimension to stop him to attacking the Ten-Tails. During the battle one-on-one in the Kamui's dimension, the alliance tries to stop the berserker tailed beast from leaving the area. They are then joined by Sasuke, Jugo and the reanimated Hokages. The Hokages create a barrier around the area while Sasuke reunites with his former teammates from Konoha to stop the Ten Tails. Meanwhile, Kakashi manages to beat Obito and mortally woundes him when he returns to the battlefield. Madara tries to force Obito revive by sacrificing his life in order to revive him but Obito resists and instead seals the Ten-Tails inside him to become its new host.
67 An Opening
Toppakō (突破口)
December 4, 2013[140]
ISBN 978-4-08-870849-2
October 7, 2014[141]
ISBN 978-1-4215-7384-7
  1. "The Ten Tails' Jinchuriki, Obito" (十尾の人柱力・オビト "Jūbi no Jinchūriki: Obito"?)
  2. "Assault" ( "Osou")
  3. "Finally" (やっとだよ "Yatto da yo")
  4. "You Two Are the Main Act!!" (君らがメインだ!! "Kimira ga Mein da!!")
  5. "An Opening" (突破口 "Toppakō")
  6. "Fist Bump" (合わせる拳...!! "Awaseru kobushi...!!")
  7. "I Know" (分かってる "Wakatteru")
  8. "Two Powers" (二つの力...!! "Futatsu no chikara...!!")
  9. "Divine Tree" (神樹 Shinju)
  10. "Regret" (後悔 "Kōkai")
After becoming the Ten Tails' host, Obito attacks the Second, Third and Fourth Hokages, while Madara faces the First. As the Hokages are overpowered, Naruto and Sasuke go to aid them but are unable to inflict damage on the Ten Tails' host. In order to restore his son's strength, Minato shares with him Kurama's other half he previously sealed inside him and fight Obito together. However, Obito then releases the true form of the Ten Tails, the Divine Tree, which starts attacking all the members of ninja alliance to take their chakras and prepare to create the illusionary world. Unwilling to give up, Naruto and Sasuke confront Obito once again after the latter reveals all of his suffering to everyone present by transferring it to Ino.
68 Path
Wadachi (轍)
March 4, 2014[142]
ISBN 978-4-08-880023-3
December 2, 2014[143]
ISBN 978-1-4215-7682-4
  1. "A Shinobi's Dream!!" (忍の夢...!! "Shinobi no yume...!!"?)
  2. "A Shinobi's Will" (忍の意志 "Shinobi no ishi")
  3. "Those Who Shall Sleep" (眠るのは "Nemuru no wa")
  4. "That Which Fills the Hole" (埋めたもの "Umeta mono")
  5. "Naruto's Path" (ナルトの轍 "Naruto no wadachi")
  6. "I'm Always Watching" (ちゃんと見てる "Chanto miteru")
  7. "I'm Uchiha Obito" (うちはオビトだ "Uchiha Obito da")
  8. "Path" ( "Wadachi")
  9. "The Switch" (交代 "Kōtai")
  10. "Uchiha Madara Returns" (うちはマダラ、参る "Uchiha Madara, Mairu")
Naruto and Sasuke continue fighting against Obito while the Alliance joins forces with the Hokages and Orochimaru to destroy the Divine Tree. Eventually, Naruto and Sasuke overwhelm Obito allowing Naruto to free the tailed beasts sealed inside him. Kakashi tries killing the defeated Obito but he is stopped by Minato. Naruto and Sasuke then go to help Hashirama in facing Madara. As penance for his actions, Obito sacrifices his life to revive the people he killed but Black Zetsu forces him to revive Madara instead.
69 The Start of a Crimson Spring
Akaki haru no hajimari (紅き春の始まり)
May 2, 2014[144]
ISBN 978-4-08-880054-7
March 3, 2015[145]
ISBN 978-1-4215-7856-9
  1. "Biju vs. Madara...!!" (尾獣VSマダラ...!! Bijū bāsasu Madara...!!"?)
  2. "Limbo Hengoku" (輪墓・辺獄...!! "Rinbo: Hengoku...!!")
  3. "One's True Heart" (裏の心 "Ura no kokoro")
  4. "A Failed World" (失敗した世界 "Shippaishita sekai")
  5. "A True Ending" (本当の終わり "Hontō no owari")
  6. "No Matter What" (絶対に "Zettai ni")
  7. "I'm His Father" (父親だから "Chichioya dakara")
  8. "The Current Me" (今のオレは "Ima no ore wa")
  9. "The Two Mangekyo" (2つの万華鏡 "Futatsu no Mangekyō")
  10. "The End to Blue Days" (碧き日の終わり "Aoki hi no owari")
  11. "The Start of a Crimson Spring" (紅き春の始まり "Akaki haru no hajimari")
Now using the Rinnegan and his new life, Madara absorbs Hashirama's chakra and uses the sealing statue to reclaim all the tailed beasts. This includes Naruto's Nine Tailed Fox causing the host to remain nearly dead as a result of losing the beast. Sasuke and the Second Hokage try fighting Madara but are defeated too. The spiral-designed White Zetsu named Tobi, befriended by Obito during his time with Madara, then appears and starts attacking the Ninja Alliance. Gaara grabs Naruto and brings him to Sakura, who performs CPR. Gaara then brings him to the Fourth Hokage to pass him his part of the Nine Tailed Fox's Chakra, but has it stolen by Black Zetsu. Madara then confronts Minato's group in order to recover his Rinnegan from Obito. However, now reformed, Obito allies with Kakashi to distract Madara as Obito passes Naruto chakra from the tailed beasts. In the meantime, Guy decides to sacrifice his life to fight Madara.
70 Naruto and the Sage of Six Paths
Naruto to Rikudō Sennin...!! (ナルトと六道仙人...!!)
August 4, 2014[146]
ISBN 978-4-08-880151-3
June 2, 2015[147]
ISBN 978-1-4215-7975-7
  1. "The Eight Inner Gates Formation!!" (八門遁甲の陣...!! "Hachimon Tonkō no Jin...!!"?)
  2. "He of the Beginning...!!" (始まりのもの...!! "Hajimari no mono...!!")
  3. "Naruto and the Sage of Six Paths" (ナルトと六道仙人...!! "Naruto to Rikudō Sennin...!!")
  4. "Night Guy!!" (夜ガイ...!! "Yagai...!!")
  5. "WE Will...!!" (オレらで...!! "Orera de...!!")
  6. "Sasuke's Rinnegan" (サスケの輪廻眼...!! "Sasuke no Rinnegan...!!")
  7. "Your Current Dream" (今の夢 "Ima no yume")
  8. "The Infinite Dream" (無限の夢 "Mugen no yume")
  9. "The Infinite Tsukuyomi" (無限月読 "Mugen Tsukuyomi")
  10. "My Will Is..." (オレノ意志ハ "Ore no ishi wa")
  11. "She of the Beginning" (はじまりのもの "Hajimari no mono")
As Guy battles Madara, Naruto and Sasuke have a dream where they talk with the Sage of the Six Paths who identifies the two as reincarnations of his two children. As Madara is also a reincarnation, the Sage gives Naruto and Sasuke his chakra in order to put a stop to Madara. Upon awakening Naruto saves Guy from certain death and starts battling Madara alongside Sasuke. The two overwhelm Madara forcing him to retreat to another dimension to steal Obito's Rinnegan. He then uses his two Rinnegans to activate Infinite Tsukuyomi and put mankind under an illusion. Madara confronts Team 7 who have avoided the illusion but is backstabbed by Black Zetsu. Madara starts mutating and becomes Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, the Sage of the Six Path's mother who wishes to transform mankind into White Zetsu's.
71 I Love You Guys
Daisuki da (大好きだ)
November 4, 2014[148]
ISBN 978-4-08-880208-4
August 4, 2015[149]
ISBN 978-1-4215-8176-7
  1. "Once More" (もう一度 "Mō ichido"?)
  2. "Kaguya's Tears" (カグヤの涙 "Kaguya no namida")
  3. "Bet Ya Never Seen This" (見たことねーだろ "Mita koto nē daro")
  4. "I Dreamt the Same Dream" (お前と同じ夢をみた "Omae to onaji yume o mita")
  5. "We Ought to Kill Him" (殺しておくべきだ "Koroshiteokubeki da")
  6. "All That I've Got!" (ありったけの...!! "Arittake no...!!")
  7. "Bequeath and Inherit" (残せし者と継ぎし者 "Nokoseshi mono to tsugishi mono")
  8. "You Better" (お前は必ず "Omae wa kanarazu")
  9. "He of the Sharingan!!" (写輪眼の...!! "Sharingan no...!!")
  10. "I Love You Guys" (大好きだ "Daisuki da")
  11. "Ninja History" (忍者の...!! "Ninja no...!!")
Kaguya faces Naruto and Sasuke, who plan to use their new powers to seal her, in her native dimension. As a result, Kaguya transports Sasuke to another dimension to stop them. As Kaguya faces Naruto alone, Sakura and Obito go in search of Sasuke by using the former's chakra and the latter's eye technique. Although the two are successful in bringing Sasuke back to the battlefield, Obito ends up sacrificing himself to protect Team 7 from an attack. Willing his dream of becoming Hokage to Naruto, Obito passes away and reunites with Rin in the afterlife. However, he then transfers his energy to Kakashi so that he would briefly use his Mangekyo Sharingan. With Kakashi and Sakura's aid, Naruto and Sasuke manage to seal Kaguya.
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  1. "Congratulations" (おめでとう "Omedetō"?)
  2. "Revolution" (革命 "Kakumei")
  3. "Here Once Again" (ここでまた "Koko de mata")
  4. "Naruto and Sasuke, Part 1" (ナルトとサスケ① "Naruto to Sasuke (1)")
  5. "Naruto and Sasuke, Part 2" (ナルトとサスケ② "Naruto to Sasuke (2)")
  6. "Naruto and Sasuke, Part 3" (ナルトとサスケ③ "Naruto to Sasuke (3)")
  7. "Naruto and Sasuke, Part 4" (ナルトとサスケ④ "Naruto to Sasuke (4)")
  8. "Naruto and Sasuke, Part 5" (ナルトとサスケ⑤ "Naruto to Sasuke (5)")
  9. "Unison Sign" (和解の印 "Wakai no in")
  10. "Uzumaki Naruto!!" (うずまきナルト!!)
As Team 7 returns to their world, the Hokage and Obito bid them goodbye and depart for the afterlife, while Madara succumbs to his wounds. Before he and Naruto can undo the illusion, Sasuke reveals his intention to murder the Kage and Naruto, before canceling the Infinite Tsukiyomi with the captured Tailed Beasts before killing them as well. Sasuke explains his intention to start a worldwide revolution to reform the ninja system, which Naruto refuses to allow. After Sakura is knocked out by the latter so she would not interfere, Naruto and Sasuke agree to settle things at the Valley of the End, where their conflict first began. The epic battle that ensues ultimately ends with both ninja losing their dominant arms and Sasuke finally being redeemed by Naruto. After being saved from bleeding out by Sakura, Naruto and Sasuke cancel the Infinite Tsukiyomi. In the aftermath, Kakashi becomes the Sixth Hokage and pardons Sasuke, who decides to travel the world. Several years later, having gained a new arm and married Hinata, Naruto - now the Seventh Hokage - attends the Five Kage Summit held in Konoha, after dealing with the antics of his son Boruto Uzumaki.

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