Naruto: Shippuden (season 19)

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Naruto: Shippuden (season 19)
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Season 19 Cover
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes20
Original networkTV Tokyo
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The episodes from the nineteenth season of the anime series Naruto: Shippuden are based on Part II for Masashi Kishimoto's manga series. The anime only season focuses on the Chūnin Exams occurring after Part I. The episodes are directed by Hayato Date, and produced by Pierrot and TV Tokyo.[1]

The nineteenth season aired from January to May 2015.[2] The season's collection in DVD started on September 2, 2015 under the title of Naruto's Back ~The Tracks of His Friends (ナルトの背中~仲間の軌跡~, Naruto no Senaka ~ Nakama no Kiseki).

The season contains four musical themes: two openings and endings. The first opening theme, "Silhouette" (シルエット, "Shiruetto") by KANA-BOON, is used from episode 394 to 405. The second opening theme, "Kaze" (, "Wind") by Yamazaru, is used from episode 406 to 413. The first ending theme, "Spinning World" by Diana Garnet, is used from episode 394 to 405. The second ending theme, "Kotoba no Iranai Yakusoku" (言葉のいらない約束, "A Promise That Needs No Words") by sana, is used from episode 406 to 413.

Episode listing[edit]

No. Title Original air date
394"The New Chunin Exams"
Transcription: "Aratanaru Chūnin Shiken" (Japanese: 新たなる中忍試験)
January 8, 2015 (2015-01-08)
While Sakura Haruno recovers Naruto Uzumaki, Tsunade recalls one of her memories about her, the new Kazekage Gaara and siblings starting the new Chunin Exams for some ninja students. After explaining that the Akatsuki will interfere the exam, they start the event for any conspirators who tries to start the coup d'état against them. After arranging the exams to first begin at the Leaf Village and end at the Sand, Tsunade sends out the ANBU to deliver invitations to the all Kages, but they refuse to have their villagers take part in the exams.
395"The Chunin Exams Begin"
Transcription: "Chūnin Shiken, Kaishi!" (Japanese: 中忍試験、開始!)
January 15, 2015 (2015-01-15)
At the Hidden Rain Village, Kakashi Hatake gives an invitation scroll to Hanzo. Though they kept secrets about his death, Konan tells Pain that the Leaf and Sand had started the exams, and sends Team Ajisai to attend. Shibuki asks seven-tailed Jinchuriki Fu at The Village Hidden in the Waterfall to conceal her identity. As Tsunade sees Hanzo's unusual reply and tells Shizune to keep tabs, Team Ajisai, Ameno, Fu, Kazami and Sajin arrive to visit the Leaf Village, and begin the first exam.
396"The Three Questions"
Transcription: "Mittsu no Mondai" (Japanese: 三つの問題)
January 22, 2015 (2015-01-22)
While the team wait in line for the first exam, Konohamaru tells Neji that Naruto will not attend the new exams during training, while Ino, Choji, Sakura, Team 8 and Guy did. As hosts, Shikamaru and Temari tell both separated genins in three rooms that anyone who scores over 100 points on the 30 minute writing test will fail. As the genin at each room deduce the test, Sakura and Neji learn that each team can earn 100 points as max limit in order to pass the exam.
397"One Worthy As A Leader"
Transcription: "Rīdā ni Fusawashī Mono" (Japanese: リーダーに相応しい者)
January 29, 2015 (2015-01-29)
Not fighting at the first exam, Neji uses Byakugan on the wall to contact his friends and successfully pass the exam, before it ends. Homura and Koharu converse with Tsuande about Danzō, before Kankuro informs that they will look after Gaara. As the man sends a bird with the letter to the Sand, Shikamaru and Temari send all teams to race all the way there for the second exam.
398"The Night Before the Second Exam"
Transcription: "Niji Shiken, Zen'ya" (Japanese: 二次試験、前夜)
February 5, 2015 (2015-02-05)
One night, Temari defeats a self-destructing masked figure to save Kankuro. The next day, Gaara asks them to continue the second exam, while Asuma and Yuhi disqualify some Leaf Genin for with Fu attempting to make friends. Kakashi escapes from the Hidden Rain and tells Tsunade that he failed to capture Hanzo. Fu kills a giant scorpion to save Choji, Sakura and Ino. The next morning, the second exam begins with Temari instructing all teams to bring the Earth and Heaven scrolls to the center base.
399"Demon Desert Survival"
Transcription: "Ma no Sabaku no Sabaibaru" (Japanese: 魔の砂漠のサバイバル)
February 12, 2015 (2015-02-12)
Shira tells Sen and Yome that he fought with Gaara at the center base. As Asuma and Yuhi watch all genins heading into the Demon Desert. Tsunade assigns Guy to protect Gaara upon after knowing that the assassins will hunt him. Around the desert, Team Guy sets their strategy to counter their opponents, but senses an illusion and braks free from the genjutsu. They confront and fight with the mysterious leader, Datsuji and Goji, but Team Shira arrives and leave after Team Goji with Team Guy trapped and escape from a quicksand. The united group fight with Team Shira for negotiating last night, before Team Guy arrive to drive off Goji and save Team Shira.
400"As a Taijutsu User"
Transcription: "Taijutsu Tsukai to shite..." (Japanese: 体術使いとして...)
February 19, 2015 (2015-02-19)
While Team Guy and Shira converse each other and like Lee who trains to learn taijutsu hard, Shira abandoned the academy and does the same thing before Sen and Yome befriend him and Gaara trained Shira. Lee shortly leaves and confronts Team Goji before Neji and Tenten arrive to fight them, but Shira intervenes and gives the Earth scroll to Goji in exchange for the Heaven. As Team Goji trusts them and leaves, Lee challenges Shira to fight.
401"The Ultimate"
Transcription: "Kiwameshi mono" (Japanese: 極めし者)
February 26, 2015 (2015-02-26)
While Lee fights with Shira, Neji learns that they sustain more damage. As Shira sets limit chakra points on Lee to prevent him from using the Inner Gates, Lee breaks the points and uses one of the gates and Shira activates the Seven Heavenly Breaths. Both boys fight until Lee uses the Fifth Gate to defeat Shira who thanks him. That evening as the guards inform that Fu, Kegon and Yoro are jonin, Gaara uses his Third Eye to spy on the team.
402"Escape vs. Pursuit"
Transcription: "Tōsō VS Tsuigeki" (Japanese: 逃走VS追跡)
March 5, 2015 (2015-03-05)
Team 8 is ambushed by the Hidden Grass's Team Kazami, who need the Earth Scroll. Kazami takes on Hinata while his team mates Burami and Muyami deal with Kiba and Shino. Once identifying Kiba as the holder of the Earth Scroll, Team Kazami lead a joint effort to successfully obtain the Earth Scroll with Burami using his unique Smell Sphere jutsu to immobilize them. But Team 8 manages to fight Burami's jutsu through sheer willpower as Muyami summons a giant mole named Moguranmaru that he and his team mates escape on. Shino managed to plant one of his kikaichū on Moguranmaru so he and his team can pursue Team Kazami. After surviving the quicksand trap. Team 8 continues to pursue Kazami with Kiba's sense of smell to track them down.
403"Unwavering Gutsiness"
Transcription: "Akiramenai Dokonjō" (Japanese: 諦めないド根性)
March 12, 2015 (2015-03-12)
As Kazami, Burami and Muyami senses and erases the scent, Team 8 confronts to fight but failed to retrieve the scrolls from them at the middle of the desert. Team Kazami and the giant mole fails to trap Team 8 in the quicksand, after Akamaru pees on the sand to stop it. Team 8 defeats Team Kazami to retrieve both scrolls.
404"Tenten's Troubles"
Transcription: "Tenten no Nayami" (Japanese: テンテンの悩み)
March 19, 2015 (2015-03-19)
Team Ajisai flees from Komugi's, while capturing the Jinchuriki to get Intel on others. That night while having dinner with Lee and Neji, Tenten walks off to recall her training memories. The next morning after arriving at the ruined temple and fighting each other, Lee accidentally brakes the giant tiles and the exploding bomb cause Tenten and Ajisai to fall into the underground. As Tenten recalls about her, Guy and Kakashi, she recovers and offers water to Ajisai.
405"The Imprisoned Pair"
Transcription: "Tojikomerareta Futari" (Japanese: 閉じ込められた二人)
March 26, 2015 (2015-03-26)
As the rest ceasefire and enter the ruins, Tenten negotiates with Ajisai while returning to the surface. They escape from the giant ant who leads them to the nest. While both teams fight against the ants Ajisai and her panda fail to break the wall, but Tenten summons a big amount of water to destroy it and drown the ants. Team Guy, Ajisai, Fuyo and Suiren apologize and part ways.
406"The Place Where I Belong"
Transcription: "Jibun no Ibasho" (Japanese: 自分の居場所)
April 2, 2015 (2015-04-02)
As Sakura punches to kill the giant scorpion, she, Ino and Choji recalls their memory about their lives after the events of Part I. Skipping her father's training, Ino asks Tsunade to learn medical abilities like Sakura. She successfully does after reviving the octopus within three months. Back in the present day, Team Ameno use Hexagram Seal to sense that Sakura's group are moving forward.
407"The Yamanaka Clan: Secret Ninjutsu"
Transcription: "Yamanaka Ichizoku – Hiden Ninjutsu" (Japanese: 山中一族・秘伝忍術)
April 9, 2015 (2015-04-09)
As both teams confront to fight each other, Ameno cloaks Kōji and Shishio, but Sakura and Choji counters them. Ino using mind sensing art to allow Sakura and Choji to defeat Team Ameno. At the oasis, Team Ameno heals Sakura, Ino and Choji while they keep two scrolls. Both teams part ways with promises to meet in the next round.
408"The Cursed Puppet"
Transcription: "Noroi no Ningyō" (Japanese: 呪いの人形)
April 16, 2015 (2015-04-16)
As the group take an alternate route, Sakura had once used the Strength of a Hundred Seal and they confront to fight with Saya, Mamushi and Sana. At first, Saya uses Puppet Imitation Jutsu to possess Choji into attacking his friends. Ino uses Mind Transferring Jutsu to force Saya out of Choji's mind. As Karin uses Adamantine Attacking Chains to capture Suigetsu who is sent back to Orochimaru's hideout, Sakura recovers her chakra.
409"Their Backs"
Transcription: "Futari no Senaka" (Japanese: 二人の背中)
April 23, 2015 (2015-04-23)
While Sakura and Ino recovers, Choji resists against Saya and damages her puppet body. The real Saya inside the doll, Mamushi and Sana swear revenge against Sakura, Ino and Choji. Later, Jiraiya watches Gerotora weakening the seal and Naruto resisting the Nine-Tails' chakra. Sana traps Sakura, Ino and Choji with the Sand Storm Jutsu and Mamushi attacks Ino and Choji, before Sakura replenishes her chakra and sends Team Saya off in one punching blow. Sakura removes the poison from Ino and Choji.
410"The Hidden Plot Set Into Motion"
Transcription: "Ugokidashita Inbō" (Japanese: 動き出した陰謀)
April 30, 2015 (2015-04-30)
Gaara's Third Eye observes the event about Team Fu discussing each other and Team Matsuri planning to get the scroll. As Fugi and Hōichi plan to seal Shukaku in a tea kettle from Gaara, Fugi summons the sandstorm to engulf everyone that the siblings and other genin take shelter. As the headquarters notice the storm and the guards find Gaara's sand clone at the office, Matsuri, Yukata and Mikoshi fall into the quicksand. Overhearing and rushing to rescue them, Fu recalls her past friendship with Shibuki and uses Blue Joro Spider to save them before Gaara tells her about Naruto. Fu keeps the earth scroll and leaves before Hōichi confronts Gaara.
411"The Targeted Tailed Beast"
Transcription: "Nerawareta Bijū" (Japanese: 狙われた尾獣)
May 7, 2015 (2015-05-07)
Asuma, Yuhi and Guy observe the sandstorm and ignore the sand ninjas under jurisdiction. While the sandstorm subsides, the siblings and all genin escape to safety. Hōichi nearly manipulates the shadows of Team Matsuri with the biwa and captures Gaara with the sealing chains to pull Shukaku out from him and Chomei from Fu for arriving. Matsuri informs Team Guy that Hōichi is extracting the tailed beasts from Fu and Gaara.
412"Neji's Judgment"
Transcription: "Neji no Handan" (Japanese: ネジの判断)
May 14, 2015 (2015-05-14)
As Team Matsuri gives two heaven scrolls to Team Guy and work together, Yuhi, Asuma and Guy notice that Gaara and Fu are trapped in Hoichi's chains. As Fu creates the protective cocoon on her and Gaara with chakra threads to suppress absorption, Lee, Matsuri, Yoro and Kegon failed to damage Hōichi's Dharma Barrier: Celestial Pillars. Neji cuts to open the cocoon with Tenten's chakra sword and uses Gentle Fist: Chakra Point Needle to make the chains go haywire and transforming into a black line marks that ties Hōichi. Not before Neji saves Hōichi, Fu thanks and asks them to be friends.
413"Hopes Entrusted to the Future"
Transcription: "Mirai ni Takusu Omoi" (Japanese: 未来に託す思い)
May 21, 2015 (2015-05-21)
Gaara orders his people to cancel the third part of the Chunin Exams and confronts Fugi who uses seppuku to pay his mistake. After fighting with Matsuri who keeps the heaven scroll with her team, Shira and Yome left Sen at the Sand Village to join the special forces, Ajisai dies on her final mission and being stored for use as one of the vessels for the Path of Pain, Hidan and Kakuzu captures Fu, and Tsunade promotes the rest of the Leaf Genin to Chunin and Neji as Jonin.

Home releases[edit]


Volume Date Discs Episodes Reference
Volume 1 September 2, 2015 1 394–397 [3]
Volume 2 October 7, 2015 1 398–401 [4]
Volume 3 November 4, 2015 1 402–405 [5]
Volume 4 December 2, 2015 1 406–409 [6]
Volume 5 January 6, 2016 1 410–413 [7]


Viz Media (North America, Region 1 DVD)
Box set Date Discs Episodes Reference
31 June 27, 2017 2 389–402 [8]
32 October 10, 2017 2 403–416 [9]
Manga Entertainment (United Kingdom, Region 2)
Volume Date Discs Episodes Reference
31 February 26, 2018 2 388–401 [10]
32 May 21, 2018 2 402–415 [11]
Madman Entertainment (Australia/New Zealand, Region 4)
Collection Date Discs Episodes Reference
31 September 6, 2017 2 388–401 [12]
32 December 6, 2017 2 402–415 [13]


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  10. ^ "Naruto Shippuden Box 31 (Episodes 388-401)". Retrieved April 11, 2019.
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