Successor of the Forbidden Jutsu
Naruto and his teammates are assigned to escort Hotaru, En no Gyoja's granddaughter, to the Tsuchigumo Clan's village located in the mountains.
The Successor's Wish
Hotaru parts with Naruto and his team. But the Magaki troops are one step ahead and threaten Hotaru.
Rogue Ninja's Past
Yamato and Sai recognize their opponents as trackers from the Hidden Mist Village, but Naruto attacks without hesitation.
Heir to Darkness
Hotaru is brought back to the fort in Mount Katsuragi and Naruto is outraged to learn the Forbidden Jutsu was embedded inside her.
The Forbidden Jutsu Released
Despite their efforts to stop Shiranami, Naruto and Utakata are caught by the Wordbind Jutsu.
Master and Student
Hotaru breaks away from Shiranami's control and allows the Forbidden Jutsu to go out of control.
Naruto is summoned to the Hokage's Quarters, where he receives shocking news. Meanwhile, Sasuke hands over the captured Eight Tails to Tobi.
Following the Master's Shadow
Naruto wanders the streets of the Leaf Village, grief-stricken over the death of Jiraiya. Unable to overcome his feelings of loss, Naruto relives his memories of Jiraiya.