|Episode||Naruto: Shippūden #54 (Watch Online)|
|Arc||Twelve Guardian Ninja (Arc)|
|Manga||Chapter #311, Chapter #312|
|Japanese||April 3, 2008|
|English||November 3, 2010|
Nightmare (悪夢, Akumu) is episode 54 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Naruto has been having nightmares about the release of the Nine-Tails' power. Meanwhile at the library, Sai reads a book as Sakura sees him and comments to herself about him having "a human side". She invites Sai to come with her and Naruto to meet Kakashi. Before leaving he talks to Sakura and Naruto about friendship, and he, stupidly nicknames Sakura, "ugly", causing her to pummel the two. Afterward, Kakashi informs Naruto that he has special training that will make him strong quickly. They are cut off by Team 10, who have come to visit. Sai lunches with them and, trying to make friends, he angers Sakura by calling Ino "beautiful" after concluding that women do not like to hear how they really are.
- This episode is the first one to be HD.
|Role||Seiyū||English Voice Actor|
|Naruto Uzumaki||Junko Takeuchi||竹内 順子||Takeuchi Junko||Malie Flannigan|
|Sakura Haruno||Chie Nakamura||中村 千絵||Nakamura Chie||Kate Higgins|
|Sai||Satoshi Hino||日野 聡||Hino Satoshi||Ben Diskin|
|Kakashi Hatake||Kazuhiko Inoue||井上 和彦||Inoue Kazuhiko||Dave Wittenberg|
|Asuma Sarutobi||Jurota Kosugi||小杉十郎太||Kosugi Jūrōta||Doug Erholtz|
|Shikamaru Nara||Shotaro Morikubo||森久保祥太郎||Morikubo Shōtarō||Tom Gibis|
|Ino Yamanaka||Ryoka Yuzuki||柚木 涼香||Yuzuki Ryōka||Colleen O'Shaughnessey|
|Chōji Akimichi||Kentaro Ito||伊藤健太郎||Itō Kentarō||Robbie Rist|
|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|
|Fudō||Atsushi Imaruoka||伊丸 岡篤||Imaruoka Atsushi||Travis Willingham|
|Fuen||Yoji Ueda||上田 燿司||Ueda Yōji||Vic Mignogna|
|Konoha Anbu||Kazuyuki Okitsu||興津 和幸||Okitsu Kazuyuki||Steve Blum|