The Introduction arc is from Part I of the series, and spans from chapters 1 to 8 of the manga and episodes 1 to 5 of the Naruto anime. The main characters of the series are introduced during this arc.
Land of Waves arcEdit
The Land of Waves arc is from Part I of the series, and spans from chapters 9 to 33 of the manga and episodes 6 to 19 of the Naruto anime. It is the first major arc of the series.
Chūnin Exam arcEdit
The Chūnin Exams arc is from Part I of the series, and spans from chapters 34 to 114 of the manga and episodes 20 to 67 of the Naruto anime. It introduces many of the secondary characters of the series, as well as the first major villain, Orochimaru. It is also one of the longest arcs in the series.
Invasion of Konoha arcEdit
The Invasion of Konoha arc is from Part I of the series, and spans from chapters 115 to 138 of the manga and episodes 68 to 80 of the Naruto anime. The previous arc directly leads into this one.
Search for Tsunade arcEdit
The Search for Tsunade arc spans from chapters 139 to 171 of the manga and episodes 81 to 100 of the Naruto anime. The beginning of the arc is sometimes referred to as the "Return of Itachi" arc.
Sasuke Retrieval arcEdit
The Sasuke Retrieval arc spans from chapters 172 to 238 of the manga, and episodes 107 to 135 of the Naruto anime. It is the last arc of Part I of the manga. In the anime, the arc is followed by a series of uneventful, short arcs.
In the anime, a number of additional episodes are added to the story to allow the manga a chance to get ahead. Some take place after the Search for Tsunade arc, but most occur after the Sasuke Retrieval arc. In total, these additional episodes last for almost two years. All feature Naruto Uzumaki assisting members of the Konoha 11 with a mission. The "arcs" that last two or more episodes are listed below:
- Episodes 102—-106: Naruto and Team 7 go to the Land of Tea to help Idate Morino win a race.
- Episodes 136—-141: Naruto, Sakura, and Jiraiya, while investigating Orochimaru's whereabouts, encounters the Fūma clan.
- Episodes 142—-147: Naruto helps Iruka catch the escaped convict, Mizuki.
- Episodes 148—-151: Naruto and Team 8 look for the Bikochu Beetle in the hopes that it will lead them to Sasuke Uchiha.
- Episodes 152—-157: Naruto and Team Guy deal with Raiga Kurosuki and his Kurosuki family.
- Episodes 159—-160: Naruto, Kiba, and Hinata help Sazanami clear his name.
- Episodes 162—-167: Naruto, Neji, and Tenten go to the Land of Birds to deal with a mysterious ghost.
- Episodes 169—-173: Anko Mitarashi takes Naruto, Ino, and Shino to the Land of the Sea to find information on Orochimaru.
- Episodes 175—-176: Naruto is again paired up with Kiba and Hinata in order to improve their teamwork.
- Episodes 178—-183: Naruto and Team Guy go to Hoshigakure to help the villagers preserve their way of life.
- Episodes 187—-191: Naruto, Hinata, and Chōji go to the Land of Vegetables to protect some peddlers from the Criminal Brothers.
- Episodes 195—-196: Guy is forced to deal with Yagura's apparent attempts at revenge.
- Episodes 197—-201: The Konoha 11 stop Gennō from destroying Konoha.
- Episodes 203—-207: Kurenai temporarily leaves Team 8 to take care of some old business with Yakumo Kurama.
- Episodes 209—-212: Naruto, Lee, and Sakura help transfer a member of the Shinobazu to prison.
- Episodes 213—-215: Naruto helps Menma regain his memory.
- Episodes 216—-220: The Konoha 11 go to Sunagakure to help rescue Matsuri from the Four Celestial Symbols Men.
|Character Name||Arc in Which Death Occurred||Place of Death||Killer(s)||Cause of Death|
|Haku||Land of Waves arc||Great Naruto Bridge||Kakashi Hatake||Lightning Cutter|
|Gatō||Land of Waves arc||Great Naruto Bridge||Zabuza Momochi||Kunai|
|Zabuza Momochi||Land of Waves arc||Great Naruto Bridge||Gatō's Henchmen||Various Weapons|
|Fourth Kazekage||Chūnin Exam arc||Unknown||Orochimaru||Kusanagi Sword: Long Sword of the Heavens|
|Shiore||Chūnin Exam arc||Konohagakure||Orochimaru|
|Shigure||Chūnin Exam arc||44th Battle Training Zone||Gaara||Sand Binding Coffin|
|Midare||Chūnin Exam arc||44th Battle Training Zone||Gaara||Sand Binding Coffin|
|Baiu||Chūnin Exam arc||44th Battle Training Zone||Gaara||Sand Binding Coffin|
|Hayate Gekkō||Chūnin Exam arc||Konohagakure||Baki||Blade of Wind|
|Dosu Kinuta||Chūnin Exam arc||Kikyō Castle||Gaara||Sand Arm|
|Zaku Abumi||Invasion of Konoha arc||Konohagakure||Orochimaru||Summoning: Impure World Resurrection|
|Kin Tsuchi||Invasion of Konoha arc||Konohagakure||Orochimaru||Summoning: Impure World Resurrection|
|Hiruzen Sarutobi||Invasion of Konoha arc||Chūnin Exam Stadium||Himself||Dead Demon Consuming Seal|
|Aoi Rokushō||Land of Tea arc||Land of Tea||Naruto Uzumaki||Rasengan'd off Cliff|
|Jirōbō||Sasuke Retrieval arc||Land of Fire||Chōji Akimichi||Butterfly Bullet Bombing|
|Kidōmaru||Sasuke Retrieval arc||Land of Fire||Neji Hyūga||Gentle Fist|
|Sakon and Ukon||Sasuke Retrieval arc||Land of Fire||Kankurō||Black Secret Technique Machine One Shot|
|Tayuya||Sasuke Retrieval arc||Land of Fire||Temari||Summoning: Quick Beheading Dance|
|Kimimaro||Sasuke Retrieval arc||Land of Fire||None||Unknown Illness|
|Raiga Kurosuki||Curry of Life arc||Unknown||Himself||Lightning|
|Monju||Shinobazu arc||Unknown||Rock Lee||Leaf Whirlwind|
|Menma||Menma arc||Land of Sound||Himself||Avalanche from Exploding Tags|
|Kujaku||Ultimate Weapon arc||Someplace between the Takumi Village and Sunagakure||Temari||Summoning: Quick Beheading Dance|
|Ryugan||Ultimate Weapon arc||Someplace between the Takumi Village and Sunagakure||Kankurō||Black Secret Technique Machine One Shot|
|Suiko||Ultimate Weapon arc||Someplace between the Takumi Village and Sunagakure||Gaara||Sand spear|
|Hoki||Ultimate Weapon arc||Someplace between the Takumi Village and Sunagakure||Himself||Sacrificed his own body and life force to revive Seimei|
|Seimei||Ultimate Weapon arc||Someplace between the Takumi Village and Sunagakure||Gaara||Desert Imperial Funeral|
The plot of the second part of the manga and anime series Naruto, titled Naruto: Shippūden (疾風伝; Literally meaning "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 was released on September 29, 2009. The US publication of the manga began in January 2008, in the US issue of Shonen Jump.
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 later includes 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.
Rescue Gaara arcEdit
The Rescue Gaara arc is from Part II of the series that spans from chapters 245 to 281 of the manga and episodes 1 to 32 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. It is the first arc of Part II. In the third databook this arc is called the "Kazekage Rescue Mission" (風影奪還任務, Kazekage Dakkan Ninmu) and in the anime DVDs it is referred to as the "Kazekage Rescue" arc. This arc details the the events of a Akatsuki raid on Sunagakure to find the Jinchūriki of the One-Tailed Shukaku.
Sasuke and Sai arcEdit
The Sasuke and Sai arc is from Part II of the series, and spans from chapters 282 to 310 of the manga and episodes 33 to 53 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. In the third databook, this arc is called the "Heaven and Earth Reconnaissance Mission" (天地偵察任務, Tenchi Teisatsu Ninmu). The anime DVDs for this arc call it the "Long-Awaited Reunion". This arc details Team Kakashi new members Yamato and Sai, and their reunion with the defector Sasuke Uchiha.
Hidan and Kakuzu arcEdit
The Hidan and Kakuzu arc is from Part II of the series, and spans from chapters 311 to 342 of the manga and episodes 72 to 88 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. In the third databook, this arc is called the "'Akatsuki' Suppression Mission" (“暁”討伐任務, "Akatsuki" Tōbatsu Ninmu). The anime DVDs for this arc call it "Immortal Devastators — Hidan and Kakuzu". This arc details the events caused by two of Akatsuki's "immortals", Hidan and Kakuzu.
Itachi Pursuit arcEdit
The Hunt for Itachi arc is from Part II of the series, and spans from chapters 343 to 402 of the manga. In the Naruto: Shippūden anime, it began with episode 113 to 118, and 121 to 141 with the two episode adaptation of Kakashi Gaiden shown in the interim. In the third databook, this arc is called the "Itachi Pursuit" (イタチ追跡, Itachi Tsuiseki) while the anime DVDs call it the "Master's Prophecy and Vengeance" chapter. Portions of this arc are sometimes considered separate arcs. Collectively, this arc details Konoha's Eight Man Squad's and Sasuke's Hebi's task of finding Itachi Uchiha, as well as Jiraiya's confrontation with Akatsuki's leader Pain.
Senjutsu Training arcEdit
The Senjutsu Training arc is from Part II spanning from chapters 403 to 418 of the manga, Sasuke and his team Hunt for the Eight-Tails started with episode 142 to 143 and the Senjutsu Training starts with episode 152 to 156. Portions of this arc are sometimes divided into separate smaller arcs, all of them leading up to Pain's invasion of Konoha and its aftermath.
Invasion of Pain arcEdit
The Invasion of Pain arc is from Part II starting from episode 157 to on-going, spanning from chapters 419 to 449. The arc detailed the attack on Konohagakure by Akatsuki leader, Pain, and his partner, Konan.
Five Kage Summit arcEdit
The Five Kage Summit arc spans from chapters 450 to 487. Pain's destruction of Konoha and Killer Bee's supposed capture by Taka enticed the five countries to unite against the threat of Akatsuki.
Fourth Shinobi World War arcEdit
The Fourth Shinobi World War arc spans from chapters 488 to the current manga. All the Five Great Shinobi Countries have formed a ninja alliance with the Land of Iron and prepare for the Fourth Great Shinobi World War, and also the final battle against Akatsuki. The arc also details Naruto's training to control the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox's power.
Twelve Guardian Ninja arcEdit
The Twelve Guardian Ninja arc is from Part II of the series, and spans from episodes 54 to 71 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. The anime DVDs for this arc call it "Twelve Guardian Ninja." The arc expands upon the Twelve Guardian Ninja and Naruto's wind training through the introduction of a boy named Sora.
Three-Tailed Beast arcEdit
The Three-Tailed Beast arc is from Part II of the series, and spans from episodes 89 to 112 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. The anime DVDs for this arc call it "The Three-Tailed Demon Turtle." It deals with the efforts of Akatsuki, Konoha, and Team Guren to capture the Three-Tailed Beast.
Six-Tailed Beast arcEdit
The Six-Tailed Beast arc is from Part II of the series, and spans from episodes 144 to 151 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. The anime DVDs for this arc call it "The Six-Tailed Unleashed". It deals with the bond between Masters and Students from a jinchūriki boy named Utakata and his student Hotaru.
|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|
|Yūra||Rescue Gaara arc||Unknown||Naruto Uzumaki||Great Ball Rasengan|
|Sasori||Rescue Gaara arc||Land of Rivers||Chiyo||Mother and Father|
|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|
|Fūka (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||Unknown|
|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-Tailed Beast arc||Unnamed Three-Tails Lake||Kabuto Yakushi||Chakra Scalpel|
|Kigiri (Anime Only)||Three-Tailed Beast arc||Unnamed Three-Tails Lake||Kakashi Hatake||Lightning Cutter|
|Kihō (Anime Only)||Three-Tailed Beast arc||Unnamed Three-Tails Lake||Yamato||Wood Release|
|Nurari (Anime Only)||Three-Tailed Beast 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|
|Tsurugi||Six-Tailed Beast arc||Unnamed Forest Near Tsuchigumo Villiage||Nagato||Giant Multi-Headed Dog|
|Utakata||Senjutsu Training arc||Akatsuki Hideout||Akatsuki||Sealing Technique: Illusionary Dragon Nine Consuming Seals|
|Kōsuke||Invasion of Pain arc||Konohagakure||Danzō Shimura||Katana|
|Nagato||Invasion of Pain arc||Konohagakure||Himself||Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|
|Danzō Shimura||Five Kage Summit arc||Blue Samurai Bridge||Sasuke Uchiha||Chidori Sharp Spear|