Naruto: Shippuden (season 11)

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Naruto: Shippuden (season 11)
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Season 11 Cover
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 21
Release
Original network TV Tokyo
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List of Naruto: Shippuden episodes

The episodes for the eleventh season of the anime series Naruto: Shippuden are based on Part II for Masashi Kishimoto's manga series. The anime only season aired from July to December 2011 and follows Naruto Uzumaki sailing through the ocean. It was released on DVD under the name of Paradise on the Ship (船上のパラダイスライフ, Senjō no paradaisu raifu) on March 7, 2012 by Aniplex.[1] The episodes are directed by Hayato Date, and produced by Studio Pierrot and TV Tokyo. On January 2, 2009, Viz Media and Crunchyroll began providing the series' subtitles. The season's English version was streamed on Neon Alley from December 28, 2013 to May 17, 2014.

The season contains four musical themes between two openings and endings. The first opening theme, "Lovers" (ラヴァーズ, Ravāzu) by 7!! is used from episodes 222 to 230. The second opening theme, "newsong" by tacica is used from episodes 231 onwards. The first ending theme, "Yokubō o Sakebe!!!!" (欲望を叫べ!!!!, "Shout Out Your Desires!!!!") by OKAMOTO'S is used from episodes 222 to 230. The second ending theme, "Place to Try" by TOTALFAT is used from episodes 231 to 242. The fifth feature film, "Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison" was released on July 27, 2011. The broadcast versions of the episodes 223 to 227 include scenes from the film in the opening themes, while retaining the music "Lovers".

Episode listing

No. Title Original air date English air date
222 "The Five Kage's Decision"
"Gokage no Ketsudan" (五影の決断)
July 28, 2011 (2011-07-28) December 28, 2013
Following her council with Hidden Leaf officials and an inquiry of Naruto Uzumaki being at Mt. Myoboku, Tsunade leaves for the Land of Lightning to meet with the other Kage to discuss the Fourth Great Ninja War and provide the Akatsuki's possible location Anko provided. While she agreed that they should form a fifth independent intelligence-gathering organization, she is upset to find the other Kage want to hide Naruto and Killer Bee on an island Ay selected instead of them participating in the war. Tsunade relents after Gaara provides a just cause for the decision, meeting with Ay after to request Bee's help to train Naruto in using the Nine Tails's power. But the Raikage reveals her request is not needed as the island he selected happened to be where he and Bee trained in their younger years. Tsunade later makes the arrangements while lying to Naruto that he is "top-secret, S-rank mission" with Yamato to the "resort" island mentioned in the Great Elder's prophecy where the youth is to meet the octopus.
223 "The Young Man and the Sea"
"Seinen to Umi" (青年と海)
August 4, 2011 (2011-08-04) January 4, 2014
Naruto, accompanied by Yamato, Might Guy, Aoba, and three other ninja, embarks on what he was told to be "top-secret, S-rank mission". When the group reach the only port in the Land of Fire, that find the bay being terrorized for over fifteen years by a giant marlin summon left over from the Third Great Ninja War that did not return to its point of origin. Naruto and his group help out a fisherman named Yusuke in catching the marlin to avenge his father, with Yamato providing a boat and fishing rod. Following an epic fishing struggle, Yusuke finally catches the marlin with Naruto removing the embedded shuriken on the fish's forehead so it can return to its home. After that, Naruto and the others finally set sail for the Hidden Cloud.
224 "The Ninja of Benisu"
"Benisu no Shōnin" (紅州の商忍)
August 11, 2011 (2011-08-11) January 11, 2014
Naruto's group is forced to land on Nikasai Island when mostly everyone is subjected to seasickness with Guy falling ill, Naruto meeting up with Sakura Haruno, Ino Yamachika, and Choji Amachi as Tsunade sent them to the island to gather various medicinal herbs and ointments needed for the Fourth Great Ninja War. While Naruto joins the group in their search, they find the items that Tsunade requested are being monopolized by a trio of ninja from Benisu island who offer to sell what they got thus far at expansive prices. It comes to ahead with Naruto saving the Beinsu ninja, with their leader deciding to give the Konoha ninja what they acquired to both pay his debt to them. Naruto and Sakura part ways soon after.
225 "The Cursed Ghost Ship"
"Norowareta Yūreisen" (呪われた幽霊船)
August 18, 2011 (2011-08-18) January 18, 2014
While Yamato tells Naruto ghost stories to pass the time, they and the crew encounter a strange and abandoned ship floating on the sea matching Yamato's description of a ghost ship from one of his stories. Following Yamato and Aoba, Naruto finds a young cabin boy named Hishaku who clarified mundane reasons for the ship's strange appearance and revealed that his shipmates were all slaughtered by a gigantic sea monster called the Skeleton Crab. Skeleton Crab makes its presence known to grab Yamato whom Naruto saves before killing it with Hisaku's help in exploiting a soft-spot to land a Rasengan on, Naruto learning later that Hishaku was long dead and couldn't move until his crew had been avenged. Hishaku is then reunited with the ghosts of his crew and their captain before their vanished to Naruto's horror.
226 "Battleship Island"
"Senkan no Shima" (戦艦の島)
August 25, 2011 (2011-08-25) January 25, 2014
Naruto and the crew emerge from a storm while on their way to the Land of Lightning, finding themselves under fire by a makeshift battleship cannons built on a pirate-owned island controlled by Captain Gataro who appears to have the sunk group's boat with his crew harvesting the remains. Losing his headband during a brief scuffle with Gataro, Naruto is rescued by Yamato who used his Wood Style to encase their ship in a submarine-like encasing to escape underwater and reach an underwater cavern underneath the island before the casing broke apart. While Yamato recuperates after he and Naruto found a hot spring, the others find a mass graveyard which Aoba deduced from a parchment to be the original island residents who spend the rest of their lives in the caves after the pirates took their home and slaughtered their friends. Naruto takes a ribbon from a grave to use as a temporary headband while promising to avenge the islanders. With a clever plan of using the underground hot spring, sending his clones to disable the cannons, Naruto and his group rocket their ship from island's dormant volcano back into the sea while wiping out the pirate fleet. Leaving Gataro and his men tied up while regaining his headband, Naruto plays his final respects to the islanders.
227 "The Forgotten Island"
"Bōkyaku no Shima" (忘却の島)
September 1, 2011 (2011-09-01) February 1, 2014
Naruto, Aoba, Guy, and Yamato continue their voyage towards the Land of Lightning when Guy is abducted by a giant bird during a storm. The group soon finds themselves on island which is home to numerous giant animal summons. Aoba sees a girl and tries to pursue her, and it leads him to a house where he finds a journal about the island. It is said in the journal that they tried to create an ultimate summoning animal. The girl leads Aoba to the research lab in the crater of the volcano, where they find the ultimate summoning animal sleeping. Naruto, Guy, and Yamato are brought by the large bird to the lab. Some of the animals follow them, and when the animals come close to the ultimate summoning animal, it eats them and assimilates them. It appears that the ultimate summoning animal can use genjutsu and lightning style element. It appears that the girl that led Aoba to the lab is just an embodiment of her thoughts, since the girl and the rest of the research team have were by the ultimate summoning animal. The thoughts of the girl tries to seal the ultimate summoning animal, and Naruto uses the rasen-shuriken to kill the beast and make it fall into the crater of the volcano.
228 "Fight! Rock Lee!"
"Tatakae Rokku Rī!" (闘えロック・リー!)
September 8, 2011 (2011-09-08) February 8, 2014
Might Guy recalls "visualization" training with Lee, in order to avoid having Lee learn of the Drunken Fist and remembering an incident in which Might Guy apologizes to the restaurant owner with humiliation. Lee, who is determined to train to be stronger than Naruto, follows Might Guy's orders using a list of circled items on a menu he had taken from the restaurant. With various mishaps along the way, they finally try training on a moving boat. Like Guy, Lee also suffers from seasickness, but he uses it to balance on the boat, a feat which resembles the Drunken Fist fighting style. During an emotional soul-baring moment from Lee, Guy realizes that Lee is also aware of the restaurant incident in which Lee was only protecting Guy from a drunken man, causing the restaurant to be totally damaged.
229 "Eat or Die! Mushrooms from Hell!"
"Kuu ka Kuwareru ka! Odoru Kinoko Jigoku" (食うか食われるか!踊るキノコ地獄)
September 22, 2011 (2011-09-22) February 15, 2014
Naruto's ship stops at a port to resupply in preparation of heading into the Sea Route of Silence, a stretch of ocean with no wind or fish which takes two weeks to traverse. On the way, a mushroom Naruto bought from a merchant, which supposedly helps sailors avoid starvation, multiplies in the cargo hold and erodes Yamato's Wood Style chakra, disabling him. Naruto and Guy, after enduring a painfully long time without food, try the mushrooms, which poison them and cause them to act violently. Out of options for food, Naruto has Gamatatsu bring back Shima's meal of insects which the crew eats, enabling them to survive and defeat a trio of thugs who attempt to raid their ship, one of them being the merchant that sold Naruto the mushroom.
230 "Revenge of the Shadow Clones"
"Kage no Gyakushū" (影の逆襲)
September 29, 2011 (2011-09-29) February 22, 2014
The ship is caught in a storm, and Naruto uses his shadow clones to protect the ship. After the storm, Naruto wakes up to find himself quarreling with his Shadow clones. Soon, his shadow clones revolt and take control of the ship, and the crew is forced to land on a nearby island. Naruto is taken hostage by the shadow clones and they put forth their demands to him. Naruto is saved by Yamato and the others only to find that it was a dream, caused when a Shadow clone was released and its memories returned to Naruto. Naruto then realizes the worth of his clones and releases them.
231 "The Closed Route"
"Tozasareta Kōro" (閉ざされた航路)
October 6, 2011 (2011-10-06) March 1, 2014
Shikamaru is worried that he will not be good enough to lead his comrades in war. His father sends him to see Naruto, meeting him at a peaceful yet creepy isle with a natural harbour. When Naruto and Shikamaru and fellows try to leave, they are forced through an obstacle field of reefs and a big whirlpool. Although Yamato, Might Guy, and Naruto can counter with their respective jutsu, they soon run out of chakra. However, as Shikamaru tries to take over with his shadow technique, Naruto tells him to let him do the work so that Shikamaru can think of an escape plan. Using one of Tenten's scrolls to hide and store the ship, the group then catches the villagers red-handed as they come to collect the loot from the "shipwreck".
232 "The Girls' Get-Together"
"Konoha no Joshikai" (木ノ葉の女子会)
October 13, 2011 (2011-10-13) March 8, 2014
As they make preparations for the upcoming war, the Hyuga clan discuss their roles in the battlefield. Neji is assigned by Hinata's father, Hiashi, to lead the entire clan's participation in the war. Tenten tells Hinata that Tsunade is looking for her. Tenten holds a girls only get-together and reminisces about their Chuunin exam, Sasuke Uchiha, and Naruto becoming a village hero. On the other side of the Barbe-Q, Kiba and the rest of the guys also hold a boys get-together and reminisce about their previous mission of retrieving Sasuke. Tsunade, infuriated because of the Feudal Lord, goes out drinking before ending up at the Barbe-Q and joining the girls.
233 "Naruto's Imposter"
"Sanjō, Nise? Naruto" (参上、偽?ナルト)
October 20, 2011 (2011-10-20) March 15, 2014
Naruto finds an imposter that has been building his reputation by attempting to steal from other people while his friend is also attempting to gain a reputation by "beating" the imposter up so he builds his reputation even further and become a ninja. Later, mercenaries capture the fake Naruto. The real Naruto then comes and saves the day.
234 "Naruto's Favorite Pupil"
"Naruto no Manadeshi" (ナルトの愛弟子)
October 27, 2011 (2011-10-27) March 22, 2014
Konohamaru, Udon and Moegi are training to prepare for the upcoming war. After heading to the hospital to find out if there's anything they can do to help prepare, Sakura drafts them into carrying and stocking boxes. Konohamaru, wanting something more important to do, demands a more "worthy" task from Sakura. Sakura berates them for taking the war and its preparations so lightly. Angry at being looked down on for being only a Genin, Konohamaru is overheard by Shikamaru, who asks Konohamaru who the "King" he's meant to be protecting is. When Konohamaru is unable to answer, Shikamaru writes the kanji for King on a stone shaped like a shōgi piece and gives it to him. Konohamaru then goes to see Tsunade, who outright says no. Frustrated, Konohamaru later challenges Temari while she is on her way home after delivering a scroll to Tsunade. The two have an intense spar, with Konohamaru unable to land a hit while Temari taunts him over the Sarutobi clan not having a good heir and that Naruto had chosen a poor student. Luckily, Shikamaru learned of the match from Udon and Moegi and stopped it before it got too serious. After hearing Moegi's story, Konohamaru realizes that the "King" he wants to protect are the civilians of the village who are unable to defend themselves. Shikamaru smiles at him and Temari compliments him for mastering such a high-level technique and Team Ebisu for being such promising young shinobi and then leaves. Shikamaru reports to Tsunade about Konohamaru's words of protecting the village and one day becoming Hokage. Tsunade smiles as she remembers when both her kid brother and Naruto said they wish to one day become Hokage.
235 "The Kunoichi of Nadeshiko Village"
"Nadeshiko no Kunoichi" (撫子のくノ一)
November 3, 2011 (2011-11-03) March 29, 2014
A man named Kokuyō wants Shizuka as his wife to gain control of her village, a proposition which she repeatedly rejects. Tokiwa, Shizuka's attendant, sees Naruto and tells him he should marry Shizuka if he defeats her, as Jiraiya had previously promised to Shizuka's mother. Naruto declines the offer, but Tokiwa tracks him down and explains Shizuka's past and gets him to reconsider. He fools Aoba, Guy, and Yamato to buy some time. He defeats Shizuka right before Kokuyō attacks her, only to be defeated by Naruto's Rasengan. Naruto convinces Shizuka that she can change her destiny by talking to her about his unrequited love for Sakura Haruno.
236 "Friends You Can Count On"
"Nakama no Senaka" (仲間の背中)
November 10, 2011 (2011-11-10) April 5, 2014
While talking with a group of students, Shino talks about how he and his team got together and became closer as friends and teammates. The story switches to a flashback during the first part of Naruto, involving Team 8. They are on a mission assigned by Kurenai to defeat a ninja from the Village Hidden in the Waterfall who went rogue and became a bandit, only finding out later that he was a Jounin. Shino is defeated because of weak taijutsu and descends into depression. Kurenai sends the team to a hot spring to draw Shino from the depression; to do this, Hinata and Kiba train Shino in taijutsu. After they receive a message that the rogue is nearby, Kiba and Hinata are shocked when Shino reveals that he was going to abandon the team because he didn't think he was useful to them. But after his friends get in trouble with the rogue, Shino comes back and defeats him.
237 "Ah, My Hero Lady Tsunade!"
"Aa, Akogare no Tsunade-sama" (ああ、憧れの綱手様)
November 24, 2011 (2011-11-24) April 12, 2014
While helping Lee train, Tenten remembers when she was younger and how she really wanted to become like the legendary Tsunade. She finds out through hard training that she won't be capable of the strength Tsunade has. She also finds out that she won't be suitable to be a medical ninja for her poor chakra control. But at last, she discovers that she has the ability to summon ninja tools, thus creating her own fighting style.
238 "Sai's Day Off"
"Sai no Kyūsoku" (サイの休息)
December 1, 2011 (2011-12-01) April 19, 2014
Given the day off, Sai spends it strolling the village and drawing. He encounters three children that he at first finds difficult to interact with, but later realizes that two of them remind him of Naruto and Sakura. He has several flashbacks of their time together and the bonds they share. In the end, he uses the doors of a destroyed house and paints a mural of Team 7 along with Sasuke holding hands.
239 "The Legendary Ino-Shika-Cho"
"Densetsu no Inoshikachō" (伝説の猪鹿蝶)
December 8, 2011 (2011-12-08) April 26, 2014
As Team Asuma considers the impending war, they encounter Kosuke Maruboshi, who reminds them of the time that they rescued him while they were still genin. With this, Kosuke tells them of the time their fathers saved him during the Invasion of Konoha with their Formation Ino–Shika–Chō. Seeing that they're left somewhat rattled by this story, Kosuke reminds them that great shinobi aren't made in a day. As the team contemplates everything, they decide to perfect their own formation, insisting that they'll be fine because they're not alone.
240 "Kiba's Determination"
"Kiba no Ketsui" (キバの決意)
December 15, 2011 (2011-12-15) May 3, 2014
Kiba becomes upset that Naruto, the dead-last in their Academy days, has become such a hero. After being chided by his mother Tsume and partner Shino, he decides to train in order to become stronger. Kakashi Hatake happens upon Kiba and Akamaru training, where Kiba asks him to help him train, as he's the only jounin sensei available. Kakashi, however, simply summons his ninken to aid Kiba and Akamaru in their training. Initially giving up after being defeated by the hounds, Akamaru carries Kiba to a tree in the village, where he sees that Naruto had broken Kiba's record in speed since the time they were children racing for candy. With his determination renewed, he demands a rematch with the hounds and is successfully able to retrieve the scroll. With this, Kiba races to the tree and sets a new record, declaring that he'll never give up.
241 "Kakashi, My Eternal Rival!"
"Kakashi, Waga Eien no Raibaru yo" (カカシ、我が永遠のライバルよ)
December 22, 2011 (2011-12-22) May 10, 2014
In the Leaf village, while meeting with Tsunade about the impending war, Kakashi receives an emergency messenger tortoise from Guy with an SOS message, so he heads out to find out what has happened. On board the ship, Guy recalls the time he and Kakashi first became rivals and their numerous battles since then. Back on the ship bound for Lightning, the three jōnin have a meeting, during which Yamato tells them about a rumour of a shinobi capable of not only copying someone's appearance, but also their chakra. Kakashi soon arrives at the ship and calls for Guy. Unaware that he had sent an SOS message, Guy comes to the conclusion that the one before him could be one of those imposters that Yamato spoke of. With this notion, Guy proceeds to attack Kakashi and later Aoba and Yamato when they side with Kakashi. After giving Guy irrefutable proof that he is who he said he is by telling him something from their youth, Kakashi returns to Konoha upon learning that the SOS tortoise was sent by accident.
242 "Naruto's Vow"
"Naruto no Chikai" (ナルトの誓い)
December 28, 2011 (2011-12-28) May 17, 2014
During his final stop for supplies on an island in the Land of Water, Naruto runs into Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi of the Hidden Stone, who are on an assignment to deliver a letter from Onoki to Mei Terumi. After Akatsuchi is wounded in a run-in with a group of ninja who deserted the Hidden Mist in protest of the Allied Shinobi Forces, Naruto convinces the group's leader to let go of his grudge against the Hidden Stone for a past incident. He promises to carry the world into a time of peace. The episode ends with a boat appearing that has been sent from the Land of Lightning to pick up the group from Konoha.

Home releases

Japanese

Volume Date Discs Episodes Reference
1 March 7, 2012 1 222–225 [2]
2 April 4, 2012 1 226–229 [2]
3 May 2, 2012 1 230–233 [2]
4 June 6, 2012 1 234–237 [2]
5 July 4, 2012 1 238–242 [2]

English

Viz Media (North America, Region 1)
Box set Date Discs Episodes Reference
18 April 8, 2014 2 219–231 [3]
19 July 8, 2014 2 232–244 [4]
Madman Entertainment (United Kingdom, Region 2)
Volume Date Discs Episodes Reference
18 July 21, 2014 2 219–231 [5]
19 October 13, 2014 2 232–244 [6]
Madman Entertainment (Australia/New Zealand, Region 4)
Collection Date Discs Episodes Reference
18 June 18, 2014 2 219–231 [7]
19 August 20, 2014 2 232–244 [8]

References

General
  • "Episodes 439-450" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  • "Episodes 451-462" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  • "Trailer" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
Specific
  1. ^ "船上のパラダイスライフ DVD" (in Japanese). CD Japan. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e "船上のパラダイスライフ - TV DVD - NARUTO-ナルト- 疾風伝 - アニプレックス" (in Japanese). Aniplex. Archived from the original on July 13, 2016.
  3. ^ "Naruto Shippuden Uncut, Vol 18 (DVD Box Set)". Viz Media. Archived from the original on February 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "Naruto Shippuden Uncut, Vol 19 (DVD Box Set)". Viz Media. Archived from the original on July 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "Naruto - Shippuden: Collection - Volume 18 - DVD". Xtra-vision. Archived from the original on March 1, 2017.
  6. ^ "Naruto - Shippuden: Collection - Volume 19 - DVD". Xtra-vision. Archived from the original on March 1, 2017.
  7. ^ "Naruto Shippuden Collection 18 (Eps 219-231) - DVD". Madman Entertainment. Archived from the original on August 10, 2016.
  8. ^ "Naruto Shippuden Collection 19 (Eps 232-244) - DVD". Madman Entertainment. Archived from the original on October 21, 2016.
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