|Please note that this is the Narutopedia's article on the episode of the anime. If you are looking for the article on the chapter of the manga then you should head to Homecoming.|
|Episode||Naruto: Shippūden #1 (Watch Online)|
|Next||The Akatsuki Makes Its Move|
|Arc||Kazekage Rescue Arc|
|Japanese||February 15, 2007|
|English||October 28, 2009|
Homecoming (帰郷, Kikyō) is episode 1 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Team Ebisu is scampering out of a forest in Konoha, chasing a cat. Konohamaru runs into Teuchi, the owner of Ramen Ichiraku. Naruto arrives back in Konoha with Jiraiya, and finds out that it hasn't changed much since he left for training with Jiraiya, except that Tsunade's face has now been added to the Hokage monument. Sakura and the others soon spot him, and while Sakura notes Naruto's physical change, Naruto blatantly tells her that she hasn't changed one bit. Konohamaru meets up with them, performing the Sexy Technique in front of all of them, but Naruto reveals his better version, causing Sakura to realise that Naruto hasn't changed a bit. Naruto later catches up with Tsunade, who wishes to see how much he's learned by putting him up against a certain opponent.
- It was first aired along with episode 2 as an hour-long premier special.
- The episode begins with Naruto's first post-timeskip reunion with Sasuke, something that does not actually occur until Naruto: Shippūden episode 51.
- Konohamaru and his team's capture of Tora is identical to a mission Team 7 went on in the first Naruto anime.
|Naruto Uzumaki||うずまきナルト||Uzumaki Naruto||Junko Takeuchi||竹内 順子||Takeuchi Junko|
|Sakura Haruno||春野サクラ||Haruno Sakura||Chie Nakamura||中村 千絵||Nakamura Chie|
|Kakashi Hatake||はたけカカシ||Hatake Kakashi||Kazuhiko Inoue||井上 和彦||Inoue Kazuhiko|
|Jiraiya||自来也||Jiraiya||Hōchū Ōtsuka||大塚 芳忠||Ōtsuka Hōchū|
|Fifth Hokage: Tsunade||五代目火影・綱手||Godaime Hokage: Tsunade||Masako Katsuki||勝生真沙子||Katsuki Masako|
|Shizune||シズネ||Shizune||Keiko Nemoto||根本 圭子||Nemoto Keiko|
|Iruka Umino||うみのイルカ||Umino Iruka||Toshihiko Seki||関 俊彦||Seki Toshihiko|
|Ebisu||エビス||Ebisu||Nobuo Tobita||飛田 展男||Tobita Nobuo|
|Sasuke Uchiha||うちはサスケ||Uchiha Sasuke||Noriaki Sugiyama||杉山 紀彰||Sugiyama Noriaki|
|Itachi Uchiha||うちはイタチ||Uchiha Itachi||Hideo Ishikawa||石川 英郎||Ishikawa Hideo|
|Nine-Tailed Fox||九尾の狐||Kyūbi no Kitsune||Tesshō Ganda||玄田 哲章||Ganda Tesshō|
|Izumo Kamizuki||神月イズモ||Kamizuki Izumo||Tomohiro Tsuboi||坪井 智浩||Tsuboi Tomohiro|
|Kotetsu Hagane||はがねコテツ||Hagane Kotetsu||Tomoyuki Kōno||河野 智之||Kōno Tomoyuki|
|Teuchi||テウチ||Teuchi||Eisuke Asakura||朝倉 栄介||Asakura Eisuke|
|Konohamaru||木ノ葉丸||Konohamaru||Inoue Ōtani||大谷 育江||Ōtani Inoue|
|Moegi||モエギ||Moegi||Noriko Shitaya||下屋 則子||Shitaya Noriko|
|Udon||ウドン||Udon||Tomo Shigematsu||重松 朋||Shigetmatsu Tomo|
|Madam Shijimi||マダム・しじみ||Madamu Shijimi||Nozomi Takatsuki||高月 希海||Takatsuki Nozomi|