|The Akatsuki Makes Its Move|
|(暁、始動, Akatsuki, Shidō)|
|Episode||Naruto: Shippūden #2 (Watch Online)|
|Next||The Results of Training|
|Arc||Kazekage Rescue Mission|
|Manga||Chapter #245, Chapter #246, Chapter #247|
|Japanese||February 15, 2007|
|English||October 28, 2009|
The Akatsuki Makes its Move (暁、始動, Akatsuki, Shidō) is episode 2 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Upon arrival, Jiraiya begins telling Kakashi that Akatsuki began to make their move which includes capturing the tailed beasts. As they agreed on, Jiraiya would return Naruto's training to Kakashi after the long period of time Jiraiya and Naruto spent together. Tsunade decides to test if Naruto and Sakura are worthy enough to recreate Team 7 and hunt Akatsuki. They would be doing the same test they did the first time they had become ninja, to take the bell from Kakashi. Akatsuki already planned their first step towards the ultimate dream. In Sunagakure, two Akatsuki members Sasori and Deidara arrives. Their secret agent Yūra already cleared the guards to give them access.
- This episode and episode 1 were originally aired together as an hour-long premier special.
- The first appearance of Kakashi after the time skip is different to that of the manga.
|Role||Seiyū||English Voice Actor|
|Naruto Uzumaki||Junko Takeuchi||竹内 順子||Takeuchi Junko||Maile Flanagan|
|Sakura Haruno||Chie Nakamura||中村 千絵||Nakamura Chie||Kate Higgins|
|Kakashi Hatake||Kazuhiko Inoue||井上 和彦||Inoue Kazuhiko||Dave Wittenberg|
|Fifth Hokage: Tsunade||Masako Katsuki||勝生真沙子||Katsuki Masako||Debi Mae West|
|Shizune||Keiko Nemoto||根本 圭子||Nemoto Keiko||Megan Hollingshead|
|Jiraiya||Hochu Otsuka||大塚 芳忠||Ōtsuka Hōchū||David Lodgeof|
|Shikamaru Nara||Shotaro Morikubo||森久保祥太郎||Morikubo Shōtarō||Tom Gibis|
|Temari||Romi Park||朴 璐美||Paku Romi||Tara Platt|
|Deidara||Katsuhiko Kawamoto||川本 克彦||Kawamoto Katsuhiko||Roger Craig Smith|
|Sasori||Yutaka Aoyama||青山 穣||Aoyama Yutaka||J.B. Blanc|
|Gaara||Akira Ishida||石田 彰||Ishida Akira||Liam O'Brien|
|Baki||Joji Nakata||中田 譲治||Nakata Jōji||Sam Riegel|
|Yūra||Hideo Watanabe||渡辺 英雄||Watanabe Hideo||Keith Silverstein|
|Suna-nin Senior||Masafumi Kimura||木村 雅史||Kimura Masafumi||Kirk Thornton|
|Patrolling Ninja||Keiichi Takahashi||高橋 圭一||Takahashi Keiichi||Dan Woren|