Naruto: Shippuden (season 1)

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Naruto: Shippuden (season 1)
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Season 1 Cover
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 32
Original network TV Tokyo
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The first season of the Naruto: Shippuden anime series is directed by Hayato Date, and produced by Pierrot and TV Tokyo. They are based on Part II for Masashi Kishimoto's manga series.[1] The season is set two and a half years later, with Naruto Uzumaki and his team rescuing Gaara from the criminal organization Akatsuki. The first season aired from February to October 2007 on TV Tokyo.[2] It was also released on DVD in Japan over eight discs between August 1, 2007 and March 5, 2008 under the name Kazekage Rescue (風影奪還, Kazekage Dakkan).[3] There is also a special feature included with the seventh Naruto: Shippuden compilation DVD based on the second ending of the series called Hurricane! "Konoha Academy" Chronicles (疾風!"木ノ葉学園"伝, Shippū! "Konoha Gakuen" Den).[3]

On January 2, 2009 Viz Media and Crunchyroll began providing subtitled Naruto: Shippuden episodes.[4] The first season premiered from October 28, 2009 to April 21, 2010 on Disney XD.[5] A series of eight DVDs of the season was released in North America between September 29, 2009 and April 6, 2010. The last volume also contained episodes from the second season.[6][7] Viz also collected the season in three DVD boxes between January 26 and August 3, 2010, also sharing the third volume with the second season.[8][9] In the United Kingdom, Manga Entertainment released it in three DVD volumes from June 14 to October 4, 2010,[10][11] while a DVD box containing the first 52 episodes was released on March 7, 2011.[12]

The series' first season used five musical themes: two openings and three endings. The first opening theme, "Hero's Come Back!!" by nobodyknows+, is used from episodes 1 to 30, while the second opening theme "Distance" by Long Shot Party, was used for episodes 31 and 32. The first ending theme, "Nagareboshi (Shooting Star)" (流れ星 〜Shooting Star〜) by Home Made Kazoku is used from episodes 1 to 18, the second ending theme, "Michi, To You All" (道 〜to you all) by Alüto is used from episodes 19 to 30. The third ending theme, "Kimi Monogatari" (キミモノガタリ, "Your Story") by Little by Little, is used for episodes 31 and 32. The first film, Naruto Shippuden the Movie, based on the Naruto: Shippuden series, was released on August 4, 2007.[13] The broadcast versions of episodes from 24 to 27 included scenes from the film in both the opening and ending themes, while it retained the original music.

Episode listing

No. Title Original air date English air date
1 "Homecoming"
Transcription: "Kikyō" (Japanese: 帰郷)
February 15, 2007 (2007-02-15) October 28, 2009[14]
The episode begins with the preview of episode 51 with Naruto Uzumaki, Sakura Haruno and Sai reuniting with Sasuke Uchiha who seeks Naruto's power and suppress the Nine-Tailed Fox within his subconscious. The first episode begins with Naruto returning home after two and a half years of training with Jiraiya, and seeing Sakura and Konohamaru, many people from the village congratulate him. Konohamaru and his fellows are on a mission and somehow successfully complete it. Jiraiya accompanies Naruto home and meets Tsunade who assigns Naruto and Sakura on their first mission, but first they must defeat someone to prove their growth and progress in the last two and a half years.
2 "The Akatsuki Makes Its Move"
Transcription: "Akatsuki, Shidō" (Japanese: 暁, 始動)
February 15, 2007 (2007-02-15) October 28, 2009[14]
Learning that all of his friends were promoted to Chunin, Neji Hyuga as Jonin and Gaara as the Fifth Kazekage, Naruto gives a copy of Jiraiya's new book Make-Out Tactics to Kakashi Hatake, who challenges Naruto and Sakura for the bell retrieval test. Jiraiya converses with Kakashi about the Akatsuki searching for the Tailed Beasts and Gaara who is in the Hidden Sand Village, before Yura senses Sasori and Deidara arriving there to capture the One-Tailed's Jinchuriki Gaara. Meanwhile, in the Hidden Leaf Village, Sakura and Naruto fight Kakashi with their new skills and strength.
3 "The Results of Training"
Transcription: "Shugyō no Seika" (Japanese: 修業の成果)
February 22, 2007 (2007-02-22) October 28, 2009[14]
Naruto attacks Kakashi using shadow clones, using a new strategy which is very different from his previous head on attacks and surprises Kakashi. Sakura also shows her true beastly strength that she gained through the training from Lady Tsunade. Kakshi finds it hard to dodge every attack and relies on his Sharingan. As they fight, Kakashi reminisced about Team 7 from two years back and how they were so weak then, understanding that the same old tricks won't work on Sakura and Naruto again. Meanwhile that night, in the Hidden Sand, Deidara (a member of the Akatsuki) stealthily infiltrates the village from the air and is confronted by Gaara who attempts to chase him off.
4 "The Jinchuriki of the Sand"
Transcription: "Suna no Jinchūriki" (Japanese: 砂の人柱力)
March 1, 2007 (2007-03-01) October 28, 2009[14]
Gaara's sand tries to chase Deidara who seems to flee on his clay bird around the Hidden Sand. Deidara tries a few attacks and blows which Gaara easily evades. Finally, Gaara uses his sand as a complete shield and envelopes himself in it. Deidara wonders how he should capture the Jinchuriki. In the Hidden Leaf, Kakashi uses water, fire and earth techniques and quickly takes on the offensive, Naruto and Sakura try to defend but understand that they need a new strategy. Naruto, knowing about Kakashi's love for the book " Make-Out Tactics" threatens him to tell him a big spoiler. As Kakashi covers his ears, Naruto and Sakura retrieves the bells from his hand. Meanwhile, Gaara takes on the defensive.
5 "The Kazekage Stands Tall"
Transcription: "Kazekage to shite...!" (Japanese: 風影として...!)
March 15, 2007 (2007-03-15) November 4, 2009[15]
Naruto and Sakura rest. Deidara plants a bomb inside Gaara's shield but Gaara prevents it using sand body armor. Later, Gaara brings out the Shukaku and attacks Deidara with Shukaku's huge hands, in which he catches Deidara's arm and breaks it using the Sand Coffin Technique. Deidara plants small bombs in the sand which later blow up in Gaara's face, weakening him. Later Deidara summons a huge puppet, which is an explosive named C3 with great destructive properties, and drops it on the Hidden Sand. Kankuro, the General and the entire village watch this and run. Naruto and Jiraiya eat Ramen as Naruto fails to go on a date with Sakura.
6 "Mission Cleared"
Transcription: "Norumakuriā" (Japanese: ノルマクリアー)
March 29, 2007 (2007-03-29) November 11, 2009[15]
Gaara blocks the C3 explosion using a big sand umbrella covering the Hidden Sand. Kankuro recalls the day that Gaara became Kazekage and how he promised he would control his beast and use it faithfully to protect the Hidden Sand and take responsibility. The villagers thank Gaara and acknowledges that he is a true Kazekage. Gaara pulls his sand back outside the village and deposits it there, before Deidara uses exploding clay spiders to knock Gaara unconscious and captures him. Diedara plants explosive spiders in Gaara's armor and defeats him. He carries Gaara's body using the tail of his clay bird and flees out of the Hidden Sand. Meanwhile, Iruka and Naruto discuss Naruto's growth and his ambitions over a bowl of Ramen. Naruto promises Iruka that, like Gaara, he would also achieve his dream of becoming the Hokage.
7 "Run, Kankuro"
Transcription: "Hashire Kankurō" (Japanese: 疾走れカンクロウ)
March 29, 2007 (2007-03-29) November 18, 2009[15]
As Deidara returns with Gaara, Sasori plants traps in the aisle of the entry to the Hidden Sand for the village's ninjas that were chasing after them. Several ninjas die in their hurry to catch Deidara but Kankuro manages to save two of them from the traps and hastily traces the footsteps of Sasori. After Kankuro catches up to them, Sasori orders Deidara to leave with Gaara and while he stops to kill Kankuro. Alone in the desert, Kankuro uses the Puppet Technique on the Crow, Black Ant and Salamander to challenge Sasori the next day. The Hidden Sand delivers a message on the hawk Takamaru for the Hidden Leaf. Naruto takes up in his room and has a few memories. Shikamaru accompanies Temari as she prepares to leave the Hidden Leaf and head back to the Hidden Sand.
8 "Team Kakashi, Deployed"
Transcription: "Shutsugeki, Kakashi-han" (Japanese: 出撃, カカシ班)
April 12, 2007 (2007-04-12) December 2, 2009[15]
Kankuro fails to attack Sasori who uses his stinging tail to destroy Kankuro's puppets and injures Kankuro with the three day poison, before Sasori declares that he created Kankuro's puppets and leaves. Meanwhile, the Hidden Leaf receives the emergency letter from the Hidden Sand. An expert deciphers the letter and reports to Tsunade that Gaara, the Kazekage of the Hidden Sand has been attacked and kidnapped by the Akatsuki. Tsunade, immediately understanding the emergency, assigns Naruto, Sakura and Kakashi to rescue Gaara. Naruto is angered and wanting an S-rank mission is prepared to do anything to rescue Gaara.
9 "The Jinchuriki's Tears"
Transcription: "Jinchūriki no Namida" (Japanese: 人柱力の涙)
April 12, 2007 (2007-04-12) December 9, 2009[15]
The Hidden Sand repairs the damages around the mountain area and removes the explosives set on the walls. Temari gets the bad news and worries about her brother and joins Team Kakashi. Naruto, Sakura, Kakashi and Temari move through the forest and recalls their past about Gaara and how he countered the tailed beast sealed within him, about the Chunin Exams and Sasuke. Naruto regrets that Itachi met Sasuke which led to a division in their previous Team 7. The Hidden Sand's medical ninjas fail to find a cure to Kankuro's poisoning. Baki witnesses Kankuro's suffering in the hospital, and informs Chiyo and her brother, Ebizo, the two elder Councillors of the village about the Akatsuki. The Hidden Sand's villagers discuss their loss and what they should do and plan the next step.
10 "Sealing Technique: Phantom Dragons Nine Consuming Seals"
Transcription: "Fūin Jutsu: Genryū Kyū Fūjin" (Japanese: 封印術·幻龍九封尽)
April 19, 2007 (2007-04-19) December 16, 2009[15]
Deidara and Sasori follow the tracks to their destination. Chiyo and Ebizo try to use all their knowledge and techniques but cannot understand how to heal Kankuro. Team Kakashi take a short rest for the night. Deidara and Sasori arrive at the hideout cave, where their leader gathers with them and the rest of the Akatsuki. Using astral projection, they took three full days to extract and seal Shukaku from Gaara within the Gedo Statue. All the members of the Akatsuki concentrate on the Phantom Dragons Nine Consuming Seals Technique. Seeing that the need is dire and urgent Tsunade assigns Team Guy as backup support for Team Kakashi. The group arrive at the Hidden Sand after withstanding a strong sandstorm, where they meet with Chiyo who attacks Kakashi, mistaking him for his father, Sakumo Hatake.
11 "The Medical Ninja's Student"
Transcription: "Iryō Ninja no Deshi" (Japanese: 医療忍者の弟子)
April 26, 2007 (2007-04-26) December 23, 2009[15]
Kakashi reasons with Chiyo and Sakura removes the poison from Kankuro to create an antidote taught by Tsunade. Kankuro gives Sasori's torn mask cloth to Pakkun, the Ninja Dog Kakashi summoned, who senses it. Kankuro asks Naruto to save Gaara.
12 "The Retired Granny's Determination"
Transcription: "Inkyo Babā no Ketsui" (Japanese: 隠居ババアの決意)
May 3, 2007 (2007-05-03) December 31, 2009[15]
The process of the extraction of Shukaku from Gaara has begun at the Gedo Statue. The next day Naruto wakes up and notices Pakkun. Kakashi, Naruto, Sakura and Chiyo leave the Hidden Sand to get Gaara back from the Akatsuki. Pakkun joins with them and informs Team Guy about the cave in the Land of Rivers, while Chiyo tells them about the tailed beasts, two of which are sealed inside Gaara and Naruto and there are seven others in the world. She also gives a brief account of their history. Temari is given another mission with a squad, to protect the boundary of the villages, should the weakness of the Hidden Sand be revealed. Team Guy also progresses through the forest to reach the Akastuki's hideout. Zetsu notices the arrival of both teams and informs his leader to send Itachi and Kisame to attack them and to give them some more time to complete the extraction and sealing of Shukaku from Gaara's body. Kisame confronts Team Guy and traps Lee, Neji and Tenten with the Water Prison Technique while Itachi takes on Team Kakashi, bringing back some memories.
13 "A Meeting With Destiny"
Transcription: "Innen Aimamieru" (Japanese: 因縁あいまみえる)
May 10, 2007 (2007-05-10) December 31, 2009[15]
The Akatsuki continues the extraction process. Team Guy fights with Kisame as he builds up a huge flow of water and attacks constantly using his legendary sword, Samehada. He constantly pursues and asks Might Guy whether he recognizes him and have they met somewhere before. Sensing the opponent is a better one, Guy switches to maximum power as Kisame traps his students in Water Prison Technique. Team Kakashi confronts Itachi. Despite Kakashi's warning, Itachi uses his Mangekyo Sharingan on Naruto into confronting illusions. Naruto doesn't understand what it is and wastes his chakra by attacking crow clones of Itachi. He reveals his new move, Big Ball Rasengan, which has a bigger attack and damage cover. Itachi states that Naruto has improved but still won't be able to defeat him.
14 "Naruto's Growth"
Transcription: "Naruto no Seichō" (Japanese: ナルトの成長)
May 17, 2007 (2007-05-17) December 31, 2009[15]
Naruto remembers his Genjutsu breaking training sessions with Jiraiya and uses them to escape Itachi's Illusionary Technique. Guy fails to steal Samehada and hurts his own hands instead. Kisame is angered and tosses Guy deep down into the sea and send five huge chakra sharks which relentlessly attack Guy who is hurt. Guy, out of patience, opens the sixth Inner Gate and uses the Morning Peacock Technique to end the fight with Kisame, while Lee, Neji and Tenten breaks free from the Water Prison Technique.
15 "The Secret Weapon is Called...."
Transcription: "Kakushidama Nazukete" (Japanese: 隠し玉 名付けて...!)
May 24, 2007 (2007-05-24) December 31, 2009[15]
Itachi uses shuriken inside the crows to immobilize Naruto, but Chiyo and Sakura free Naruto from Itachi's Illusionary Technique. Naruto and Kakashi together defeats Itachi who turns out to be Yura (a jonin-level ninja from the Hidden Sand) Chiyo wonders what kind of dark and powerful jutsu is this which allows all the abilities and powers to be transferred to an entirely different person. Furious, Guy opens his sixth Inner Gate and gaining much power ruthlessly attacks and kills Kisame who is later identified as Mukade (yet another jonin-level ninja from the Hidden Sand), stating the same case as Team Kakashi. They learn that Itachi and Kisame used the two ninjas to create clones to distract them.
16 "The Secret of Jinchuriki"
Transcription: "Jinchūriki no Himitsu" (Japanese: 人柱力の秘密)
May 31, 2007 (2007-05-31) January 6, 2010[15]
Kisame and Itachi report to the Akatsuki that now that the Hidden Leaf's ninjas have been warded off and that they have enough time to focus and complete the extraction and sealing of Shukaku. Chiyo explains that the Jinchuriki (such as Gaara and Naruto) always carry the Tailed Beasts within them and when the beast is extracted from the host, the host dies. Naruto, furiously vows that he will save Gaara and hurries. Meanwhile, in the Hidden Sand, the advisory council argues about Yura and his loyalty and also about the change in Kazekage position, due to which Kankuro becomes furious and attacks one of the elders. The elders state that if Gaara does not return soon then decisions must be taken. Team Kakashi rests for some moments much to Naruto's unwillingness.
17 "The Death of Gaara!"
Transcription: "Gaara Shisu!" (Japanese: 我愛羅死す!)
June 7, 2007 (2007-06-07) January 13, 2010[15]
After reminiscing Sasori and his parents, Chiyo tells the group that she was responsible for sealing the One-Tailed Shukaku inside of Gaara before arriving to the cave entrance. Team Kakashi and Team Guy arrive at the Akatsuki's hideout and greet each other discussing the direness of the situation. The Akatsuki finishes the sealing of Shukaku into the Gedo Statue which apparently kills Gaara. Kankuro watches as the photo of Gaara shatters.
18 "Charge Tactic! Button Hook Entry!!"
Transcription: "Totsunyū! Botan Fukku Entorī" (Japanese: 突入!ボタンフックエントリー)
June 21, 2007 (2007-06-21) January 20, 2010[15]
Neji uses his Byakugan and observes what's happening inside the caves and sees the Gedo statue and the nine Akatsuki members assembled. Also he observes Gaara's body and tells both the teams what's happening inside. Guy tries to break the big rock covering the cave but is obstructed by a strong Five-Seal Barrier. Kakashi tells them that there are tags attached at five different locations around the area that should be torn off simultaneously to break the barrier. Neji observes the surroundings and pinpoints the locations of the tags.The Akatsuki sends Deidara and Sasori to hold Gaara and attack the group. Team Kakashi and Team Guy sense that the five forbidden tags control the barrier on the cave. Using a wireless radio frequency, both the teams removes the tags simultaneously to disable the barrier, and Sakura destroys the rock before confronting Deidara and Sasori.
19 "Traps Activate! Team Guy's Enemy"
Transcription: "Torappu Sadō! Gai-han no Teki" (Japanese: 罠作動!ガイ班の敵)
July 5, 2007 (2007-07-05) January 27, 2010[15]
As the barrier tags are removed, the clones of Tenten, Guy, Neji and Lee arises from the ground and attacks them. Team Guy confronts to fight their clones not getting ahead at all. Deidara and Sasori have a strong argument about what is "Art". Deidara angers Naruto by playing with his emotions and challenges him to take back Gaara from him. Naruto angrily demands Deidara to give Gaara back while giving chase with Kakashi. Naruto attacks Deidara who easily dodges it and flings Naruto into a rock. Kakashi, knowing how dangerous his opponent is, relies on his Sharingan. Sakura learns that Sasori is Chiyo's grandson, Chiyo informs Sakura that she may look old but she has a few tricks up her sleeve.
20 "Hiruko vs. Two Kunoichi!"
Transcription: "Hiruko vs. Futari no Kunoichi" (Japanese: ヒルコVS二人の女忍者)
July 19, 2007 (2007-07-19) February 3, 2010[15]
Chiyo tells Sakura that Sasori is the best human puppeteer who betrayed and left the Hidden Sand. Sensing the real Sasori inside his scorpion puppet Hiruko, Chiyo and Sakura have to dodge his stinging attacks in order to demolish Hiruko and force Sasori to emerge. Chiyo and Sakura expertly dodge Sasori's poison needles. As Chiyo paralyzes Hiruko's scorpion tail, Sakura unleashes her brute strength and breaks the puppet releasing the real Sasori. Deidara sees Naruto's Nine-Tails chakra activating.
21 "Sasori's Real Face"
Transcription: "Sasori no Sugao" (Japanese: サソリの素顔)
July 26, 2007 (2007-07-26) February 10, 2010[15]
Sasori tells Chiyo and Sakura that he left the Hidden Sand over twenty years ago and now has upgraded himself beyond their wildest imagination. After a short battle, Sasori promises Chiyo that he will not spare her now that she's angered him. Meanwhile, while arriving to the Land of Rivers, Ebizo tells the Hidden Sand's villagers about the Third Kazekage. Sasori summons the Third Kazekage, whom he killed and turned him into a human puppet many years ago, and injures Sakura with a hundred hands that he dispatches from the puppet. Chiyo saves herself and Sakura (using the chakra threads to pull her away) from the pins and needles that Sasori continually shoots at them. Later, the angered Sasori tries to finish off Sakura by releasing a very toxic gas which surrounds her. Outside, Naruto continues to chase Deidara.
22 "Chiyo's Secret Skills"
Transcription: "Chiyo no Oku no Te" (Japanese: チヨの奥の手)
August 2, 2007 (2007-08-02) February 17, 2010[15]
Sasori uses strong chakra threads to trap Sakura in the toxic gas but she uses an explosive tag to escape. Chiyo summons the puppet versions of Sasori's late parents that he himself modeled after the real ones when he was a child. Chiyo holds down the Kazekage using "The Mother" with a sword and "The Father" with a shuriken staff but Sasori releases the Kazekage's secret technique: Iron Sand. Later, Team Guy exhaust themselves fighting their own clones, while Naruto and Kakashi avoid Deidara's clay bombs. Deidara tries to cut off Kakashi to fight alone with Naruto but is unsuccessful and loses his explosive clay.
23 "Father and Mother"
Transcription: ""Chichi" to "Haha"" (Japanese: 「父」と「母」)
August 2, 2007 (2007-08-02) February 24, 2010[15]
Using Sasori's parents to protect Sakura from the Third Kazekage's Iron Sand (Chiyo makes a chakra shield and says that she also has made a few upgrades on the puppets) as Chiyo reprimands Sasori for creating the puppet versions of his parents to fake love and uses chakra threads on Sakura into dodging and bringing the sand near Sasori. She tells Sakura that the Third Kazekage's body is real unlike her puppets and that Sasori has the upper hand.
24 "The Third Kazekage"
Transcription: "Sandaime Kazekage" (Japanese: 三代目風影)
August 9, 2007 (2007-08-09) February 24, 2010[15]
Sakura thinks that she must be of at least some use and offers her body as a puppet to be controlled by Chiyo. Enraged, Sasori sends his Iron Pyramid to crush Sakura but she remembers her strong training with Tsunade and with brute strength fends off Sasori's Iron Sand pyramid and prism that destroys the top of the cave. Sasori accepts that this is definitely more than what he thought of the girl. Outside, Team Guy fights their clones and complains that they aren't getting anywhere. Neji looks in the cave and reports. Sasori creates a large make shifting poisonous iron spikes and paralyzes Sakura, who suddenly gets up and punches the Kazekage puppet and smashes it into pieces. Deidara realizes that he is running low on explosives and needs to separate Kakashi and Naruto.
25 "Three Minutes Between Life and Death"
Transcription: "Sei to Shi no Sanpunkan" (Japanese: 生と死の三分間)
August 16, 2007 (2007-08-16) March 3, 2010[15]
As Sakura tells Sasori that she created and brought the plant antidote which can convert Sasori's poison into a harmless protein, and that they have three minutes until this antidote's effects wears out. Sasori reveals his own body as a puppet and observes that Sakura also has a good skill as a medical-nin. Sakura goes in for the attack realizing that she has only three minutes of immunity against his poison. Deidara plants small jumping spider explosives between Naruto and Kakashi. Kakashi creates a fake shadow clone and speedily runs away escaping these explosives and reunites with Naruto telling him to calm down and that he has already made a plan. Kakashi reveals that Deidara can only be confronted by a long range attacks. Sasori tells Sakura and Chiyo that he had transformed himself into a human puppet. Deidara and Kakashi prepare to battle.
26 "Puppet Fight: 10 vs. 100!"
Transcription: "Jukki vs Hyakki" (Japanese: 十機vs百機)
August 23, 2007 (2007-08-23) March 10, 2010[15]
Sasori keeps on attacking Sakura using fire moves, later Sakura pulls his wire and smashes him to pieces. Sasori reforms his body and unleashes a hundred elite puppets. Chiyo counterattacks using ten best puppets from her collection, the Chikamatsu. The great battle of puppets begins and they soon nullify each other. Sakura takes a dog-puppet and smashes it into Sasori, paralyzing his body, but he transfers his heart into another puppet's body and drives a poisonous blade through Sakura's side which was meant for Chiyo.
27 "Impossible Dream"
Transcription: "Kanawanu Yume" (Japanese: 叶わぬ夢)
August 30, 2007 (2007-08-30) March 17, 2010[15]
Chiyo injects the antidote into the injured Sakura and Sasori's parental puppets stabs him through his heart, apparently killing him. Chiyo informs Sasori that she has her own soul transfer technique (One's Own Life Reincarnation Technique) that can be used to revive a dead person in exchange for the technique user's own life. Before he dies, Sasori praises Sakura and tells her, as a reward, that he has a spy (Kabuto Yakushi) within Orochimaru's ranks, whom he was supposed to meet at the Tenchi Bridge of the Hidden Grass Village ten days later. Kakashi activates his Mangekyo Sharingan and along with Naruto sets the plan against Deidara. Sasori dies while saying that he wouldn't have hesitated killing his own grandmother as he has already killed hundreds and thousands of people.
28 "Beasts: Alive Again!"
Transcription: "Yomigaeru Kemono-tachi" (Japanese: 蘇る獣たち)
September 13, 2007 (2007-09-13) March 24, 2010[15]
Might Guy, Neji, Lee and Tenten continue to fight their clones. Neji uses his Byakugan and informs Team Guy that Sasori has been killed and Sakura and Chiyo are alive. Team Guy faces difficulty in defeating their opponents. Guy tells them that they have grown weaker in the battle because they are made of flesh and get exhausted after using chakra but the clones can fight as long as possible. Lee tells everybody that the key to defeat the clones is to be more powerful than they were when they released the scroll. Memorizing the training with Guy, the team innovates new moves which are unknown to their clones and successfully takes their clones out. Elsewhere, Naruto tells Kakashi that if their plans go wrong he will not give up and find another way to defeat Deidara. Sakura, realizing that Chiyo has been poisoned tells her to go back to the Hidden Sand for treatment but Chiyo refuses, instead replying that she has yet to complete the most important task.
29 "Kakashi Enlightened!"
Transcription: "Kakashi Kaigan!" (Japanese: カカシ開眼!)
September 27, 2007 (2007-09-27) March 31, 2010[15]
Kakashi destroys Deidara's arm with Mangekyo Sharingan: Kamui. After Naruto beheads the clay bird with his Rasengan, he sees the dead and lifeless body of Gaara. This causes Naruto to angrily attack Deidara and accidentally uses his Nine-Tails chakra, causing him to transform into the beast with two tails.
30 "Aesthetics of an Instant"
Transcription: "Shunkan no Bigaku" (Japanese: 瞬間の美学)
September 27, 2007 (2007-09-27) April 7, 2010[15]
Kakashi suppresses the Nine-Tails chakra inside Naruto with the tag that Jiraiya gave him. Team Guy attacks Deidara who apparently self-detonates by ingesting his own clay. Kakashi counters with Kamui and teleports himself and the others to safety. Naruto and friends seemingly mourns for Gaara. However, Chiyo uses her One's Own Life Reincarnation Technique on Gaara.
31 "The Legacy"
Transcription: "Tsugareyukumono" (Japanese: 継がれゆくもの)
October 18, 2007 (2007-10-18) April 14, 2010[15]
Just before Chiyo dies, she tells Naruto that the Hidden Leaf's and the Hidden Sand's villagers learns from the past and the wisdom of future. A revived Gaara awakens and sees all of the surrounding ninjas rejoicing his revival. Kankuro tells Naruto that Chiyo died saving Gaara and the Hidden Sand villagers mourn for Chiyo.
32 "Return of the Kazekage"
Transcription: "Kazekage no Kikan" (Japanese: 風影の帰還)
October 25, 2007 (2007-10-25) April 21, 2010[15]
The real Deidara survives to recover his arm and meets with Zetsu and the masked Tobi who keeps Sasori's ring and joins the Akatsuki. Meanwhile, as the Hidden Sand's villagers pay their final respects to Chiyo, Team Kakashi and Team Guy return home to the Hidden Leaf, where an elderly ninja asks Sai to join up with Team Kakashi.

Home releases


Volume Date Discs Episodes Ref.
1 August 1, 2007 1 1–4 [16]
2 September 5, 2007 1 5–8 [16]
3 October 3, 2007 1 9–12 [16]
4 November 7, 2007 1 13–16 [16]
5 December 5, 2007 1 17–20 [16]
6 January 1, 2008 1 21–24 [16]
7 February 6, 2008 1 25–28 [16]
8 March 5, 2008 1 29–32 [16]


Viz Media (North America, Region 1 DVD singles)
Volume Date Discs Episodes Ref.
1 September 29, 2009 1 1–4 [17]
2 October 27, 2009 1 5–8 [18]
3 November 24, 2009 1 9–13 [19]
4 December 8, 2009 1 14–17 [20]
5 January 12, 2010 1 18–21 [21]
6 February 9, 2010 1 22–26 [22]
7 March 9, 2010 1 27–30 [23]
8 April 6, 2010 1 31–34 [24]
Viz Media (North America, Region 1 DVD box sets)
Volume Date Discs Episodes Ref.
1 January 26, 2010 3 1–13 [8]
2 April 20, 2010 3 14–26 [25]
3 August 3, 2010 3 27–39 [9]
Manga Entertainment (United Kingdom, Region 2 single volumes)
Volume Date Discs Episodes Ref.
1 June 14, 2010 2 1–13 [26]
2 August 9, 2010 2 14–26 [27]
3 October 10, 2010 2 27–39 [28]
Manga Entertainment (United Kingdom, Region 2 box sets)
Volume Date Discs Episodes Ref.
1 March 7, 2011 8 1–52 [29]
Madman Entertainment (Australia/New Zealand, Region 4)
Collection Date Discs Episodes Ref.
1 March 17, 2010 2 1–13 [30]
2 June 16, 2010 2 14–26 [31]
3 September 1, 2010 2 27–39 [32]


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