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See also: Plot of Naruto and List of Naruto: Shippūden Episodes The plot of the second part of the manga and anime series Naruto, titled Naruto: Shippūden (疾風伝; lit. Hurricane Chronicles) in the anime and simply Part II in the manga, was set two and a half years after the present timeline in Part I. The new setting for the series began with volume 28 (chapter 245) of the manga. The anime adaptation of the manga started airing on February 15 2007, premiering with the first two episodes debuting in a one-hour special. Viz is working on a North American DVD series of Naruto Shippūden, which is planned for release on September 29, 2009. The US publication of the manga began in January 2008, in the US issue of Shonen Jump.[1]

The new story revolved mainly around Naruto Uzumaki and Sakura Haruno's new adventures, and their search for Sasuke Uchiha after he defected from Konoha in order to gain Orochimaru's power. The plot laters involves new major characters, such as Sai and Yamato. The plot also showed a more active Akatsuki in their quest to obtain all the tailed beasts.

Kazekage Rescue Mission

Main article: Kazekage Rescue Mission The Kazekage Rescue Mission (風影奪還任務, Kazekage Dakkan Ninmu) is an arc from Part II of the series. This arc sees the rescue of the Fifth Kazekage from Akatsuki. It spans through volumes 28 to 32,[2] or more specifically, covers chapters 245 to 281 of the manga and episodes 1 to 32 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. In the manga, it is preceded by Kakashi Gaiden; in the anime, it is preceded by the Ultimate Weapon Arc. In both medias, it is followed by the Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission.

Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission

Main article: Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission The Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission (天地橋偵察任務, Tenchi-Kyō Teisatsu Ninmu; Literally meaning "Heaven and Earth Bridge Reconnaissance Mission") is an arc from Part II of the series. The anime calls it the "Long-Awaited Reunion" (遥かなる再会, Harukanaru Saikai). This arc sees Team 7's mission to the Tenchi Bridge to find Sasuke Uchiha. It spans through volumes 32 to 35,[3] or more specifically, covers chapters 282 to 310 of the manga and episodes 33 to 53 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. This arc is preceded by the Kazekage Rescue Mission; in the manga, it is followed by the Akatsuki Suppression Mission while it is followed by the Twelve Guardian Ninja Arc in the anime.

Akatsuki Suppression Mission

Main article: Akatsuki Suppression Mission The Akatsuki Suppression Mission (“暁”討伐任務, "Akatsuki" Tōbatsu Ninmu) is an arc from Part II of the series. The anime calls it "Immortal Devastators — Hidan and Kakuzu" (不死の破壊者、飛段・角都, Fushi no Hakaisha Hidan Kakuzu). This arc sees Konoha's fight against Hidan and Kakuzu of Akatsuki. It spans through volumes 35 to 38,[4] or more specifically, covers chapters 311 to 342 of the manga and episodes 72 to 88 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. In the manga, this arc is preceded by the Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission and followed by the Itachi Pursuit Mission. In the anime, it is preceded by the Twelve Guardian Ninja Arc and is followed by the Three-Tails Arc.

Itachi Pursuit Mission

Main article: Itachi Pursuit Mission The Itachi Pursuit Mission (イタチ追跡任務, Itachi Tsuiseki Ninmu) is an arc from Part II of the series. This arc sees the separate attempts of Sasuke Uchiha and Naruto Uzumaki to find Itachi Uchiha. It spans through volumes 38 to 40,[5] or more specifically, covers chapters 343 to 367 of the manga and episodes 113 to 123 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime; two episodes of Kakashi Gaiden are shown in the interim. In the manga, it is preceded by the Akatsuki Suppression Mission; in the anime, it is preceded by the Three-Tails Arc. In both medias, it is followed by the Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant.

Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant

Main article: Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant The Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant (自来也豪傑物語, Jiraiya Gōketsu Monogatari) is an arc from Part II of the series. This arc sees Jiraiya's investigation of Pain's identity. It spans through volumes 40 to 42,[6] or more specifically, covers chapters 368 to 383 in the manga and episodes 124 to 137 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. This arc is preceded by the Itachi Pursuit Mission and followed by the Fated Battle Between Brothers.

Fated Battle Between Brothers

Main article: Fated Battle Between Brothers The Fated Battle Between Brothers (連命の兄弟対决, Unmei no Kyōdai Taiketsu) is an arc from Part II of the series. This arc sees the battle between Sasuke Uchiha and his brother Itachi. It spans through volumes 42 to 44,[7] or more specifically, covers chapters 384 to 412 in the manga and episodes 138 to 143 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. This arc is preceded by the Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant; in the manga it is followed by Pain's Assault and in the anime it is followed by the Tsuchigumo Kinjutsu Arc.

Pain's Assault (Arc)

Main article: Pain's Assault (Arc) Pain's Assault (ペイン強襲, Pein Kyōshū) is an arc from Part II of the series. The anime calls it the "Two Saviors" (二人の救世主, Futari no Kyūseishu). This arc sees Pain's attack on Konohagakure to find Naruto Uzumaki. It spans through volumes 45 to 48,[8] or more specifically, covers chapters 413 to 453 of the manga and episodes 152 to 175 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. In the manga, this arc is preceded by the Fated Battle Between Brothers and followed by the Five Kage Summit. In the anime, it is preceded by the Tsuchigumo Kinjutsu Arc and is followed by the Konoha History Arc.

Five Kage Summit (Arc)

Main article: Five Kage Summit (Arc) The Five Kage Summit (五影会談, Gokage Kaidan) is an arc from Part II of the series. The anime calls it "The Gathering of the Five Kage" (五影集結, Gokage Shūketsu). This arc sees the convening of a Kage Summit to discuss how to deal with Akatsuki. It spans through volumes 49 to 51,[9] or more specifically, covers chapters 454 to 483 of the manga and episodes 197 to 221 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. In the manga, this arc is preceded by Pain's Assault and followed by the Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown. In the anime, it is preceded by the Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha and is followed by the Paradise Life on a Boat.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown The Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown (第四次忍界大戦 (序), Daiyoji Ninkai Taisen (Jo)) is an arc from Part II of the series. The anime calls it the "Nine-Tailed Fox Taming and Karmic Encounters" (九尾掌握と因果なる邂逅, Kyūbi Shōaku to Inga Naru Kaikō). This arc sees the preparations for the Fourth Shinobi World War by all the warring parties. It spans through volumes 52 to 55,[10] or more specifically, covers chapters 484 to 516 of the manga and episodes 216 to 222 in the Naruto: Shippūden anime, followed by the Paradise Life on a Boat, and later picks up from episodes 243 to 255. It is preceded by the Five Kage Summit and followed by the Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation The Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation (第四次忍界大戦 (破), Daiyoji Ninkai Taisen (Ha)) is an arc from Part II of the series. This arc sees the start of the Fourth Shinobi World War, specifically the battle against the Impure World Reincarnation. It spans through volumes 55 to 59,[11] or more specifically, covers chapters 517 to 559 of the manga and episodes 256 to 299 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime; the six episodes of the Chikara Arc are shown in the interim. This arc is preceded by the Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown and followed by the Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax The Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax (第四次忍界大戦 (急), Daiyoji Ninkai Taisen (Kyū)) is an arc from Part II of the series. This arc sees the Allied Shinobi Forces' fight against Kabuto Yakushi, Tobi, and Madara Uchiha as part of the ongoing Fourth Shinobi World War. It spans through volumes 59 to 67,[12] or more specifically, covers chapters 560 to 639 of the manga and episodes 300 to 375 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. This arc is preceded by the Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation and followed by the Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki.

Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki

Main article: Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki (十尾の人柱力誕生, Jūbi no Jinchūriki Tanjō) is an arc from Part II of the series. This arc sees Obito Uchiha and Madara Uchiha becoming the jinchūriki of the Ten-Tails. It spans through volumes 67 to 70,[13] or more specifically, covers chapters 640 to 677 of the manga and from episodes 378 to 388 in the Naruto: Shippūden anime and later picks up on episode 391 onwards. This arc is preceded by the Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax and followed by Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes.

Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes

Main article: Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes (大筒木カグヤ襲来, Ōtsutsuki Kaguya Shūrai) is an arc from Part II of the series. This arc sees the attempt of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki to take over the world. It spans from volumes 70 to 71,[14] and covers chapters 678 to 699 of the manga. This arc is preceded by the Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki and followed by the events of The Last: Naruto the Movie.

Anime-only arcs

Twelve Guardian Ninja (Arc)

Main article: Twelve Guardian Ninja (Arc) Twelve Guardian Ninja (守護忍十二士, Shugonin Jūnishi) is an arc of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. It covers episodes 54 to 71. The arc expands upon the Twelve Guardian Ninja and Naruto's wind training through the introduction of a boy named Sora. This arc is preceded by the Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission and followed by the Akatsuki Suppression Mission.

Three-Tails' Appearance

Main article: Three-Tails' Appearance The Three-Tails' Appearance (三尾出現, Sanbi Shutsugen) is an arc of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. It covers episodes 89 to 112. It deals with the efforts of Akatsuki, Konoha, and Team Guren to capture the Three-Tails. This arc is preceded by the Akatsuki Suppression Mission and followed by the Itachi Pursuit Mission.

Six-Tails Unleashed

Main article: Six-Tails Unleashed The Six-Tails Unleashed (六尾発動, Rokubi Hatsudō) is an arc of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. It covers episodes 144 to 151. It deals with the bond between masters and students named Utakata, the jinchūriki of Six-Tails, and his student Hotaru. This arc is preceded by the Fated Battle Between Brothers and followed by Pain's Assault.

Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha

Main article: Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha The Past Arc ~The Locus of Konoha~ (過去篇~木ノ葉の軌跡~, Kako Hen: Konoha no Kiseki) is an arc of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. It covers episodes 176 to 196. This arc is shown as multiple flashbacks from different characters, such as Iruka remembering the time he first met Naruto and Kakashi remembering when he was appointed as leader of Team 7 from his perspective. The first flashback takes place prior Part I while the rest all take place before the time-skip. This arc is preceded by the Pain's Assault and is followed by the Five Kage Summit.

Paradise Life on a Boat

Main article: Paradise Life on a Boat Paradise Life on a Boat (船上のパラダイスライフ, Senjō no Paradaisu Raifu) is an arc of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. It covers episodes 222 to 242. This arc shows Naruto and his team on their journey to the Land of Lightning by sea, to confine him from Akatsuki during the Fourth Shinobi World War, as well as character development for the Konoha 11. This arc is preceded by the Five Kage Summit and is followed by the Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown.

Deaths

References

  1. VIZ Media's Naruto Nation campaign. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  2. Retsu no Sho, page 71
  3. Retsu no Sho, page 72
  4. Retsu no Sho, page 72
  5. Retsu no Sho, page 72
  6. Retsu no Sho, page 73
  7. Retsu no Sho, page 73
  8. Retsu no Sho, page 73
  9. Retsu no Sho, page 74
  10. Retsu no Sho, page 74
  11. Retsu no Sho, page 74
  12. Retsu no Sho, page 75
  13. Retsu no Sho, page 75
  14. Retsu no Sho, page 75
Character Name Arc in Which Death Occurred Place of Death Killer(s) Cause of Death
Tsubusa Rescue Gaara arc Sunagakure Yura Unknown
Suname Rescue Gaara arc Sunagakure Deidara C1
Mukade Rescue Gaara arc Unknown Might Guy Morning Peacock
Yura Rescue Gaara arc Unknown Naruto Uzumaki Great Ball Rasengan
Sasori Rescue Gaara arc Land of Rivers Chiyo Puppets Made in the Likeness of Sasori's parents
Chiyo Rescue Gaara arc Land of Rivers Herself One's Own Life Reincarnation
Fuen (Anime Only) Fire Temple arc Konohagakure Sakura Haruno Cherry Blossom Impact
Fudō (Anime Only) Fire Temple arc Konohagakure Yamato Wood Release: Binding Nest
Fuka (Anime Only) Fire Temple arc Konohagakure Naruto Uzumaki Rasengan
Kazuma (Anime Only) Fire Temple arc Konohagakure Asuma Sarutobi Flying Swallow
Yugito Nii Hidan and Kakuzu arc Akatsuki Hideout Akatsuki Sealing Technique: Illusionary Dragon Nine Consuming Seals
Chiriku Hidan and Kakuzu arc Fire Temple Hidan and/or Kakuzu
Asuma Sarutobi Hidan and Kakuzu arc Land of Fire Bounty Station Hidan Curse Technique: Death Controlling Possessed Blood
Kakuzu Hidan and Kakuzu arc Land of Fire Kakashi Hatake (x2), Naruto Uzumaki (x2), Hidan (x1) Lightning Cutter (x2), Wind Release: Rasenshuriken (x2), Curse Technique: Death Controlling Possessed Blood (x1)
Rinji (Anime Only) Three-Tails Arrival arc Unnamed Three-Tails Lake Kabuto Yakushi Chakra Scalpel
Kigiri (Anime Only) Three-Tails Arrival arc Unnamed Three-Tails Lake Kakashi Hatake Lightning Cutter
Kihō (Anime Only) Three-Tails Arrival arc Unnamed Three-Tails Lake Yamato Wood Release
Nurari (Anime Only) Three-Tails Arrival arc Unnamed Three-Tails Lake Three-Tailed Giant Turtle Body Slam
Takishi Hunt for Itachi arc Northern Hideout Suigetsu Hōzuki Decapitating Carving Knife
Rōshi Hunt for Itachi arc Akatsuki Hideout Akatsuki Sealing Technique: Illusionary Dragon Nine Consuming Seals
Deidara Hunt for Itachi arc Unknown Himself C0
Manda Hunt for Itachi arc Unknown Deidara C0
Jiraiya Hunt for Itachi arc Amegakure Nagato Chakra Disruption Blades
Itachi Uchiha Hunt for Itachi arc Abandoned Uchiha Stronghold None Unknown Illness
Kōsuke Invasion of Pain arc Konohagakure Danzō Katana
Nagato Invasion of Pain arc Konohagakure Himself Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique
Kisame Hoshigaki Five Kage Summit arc Unknown Killer Bee and Ē Double Lariat
Karin Five Kage Summit arc Unknown Sasuke Uchiha Chidori Sharp Spear
Danzo Five Kage Summit arc Unknown Sasuke Uchiha Chidori Sharp Spear

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