The Two Students
Shikaku and Inoichi are tracking down Pain and run into Naruto. Naruto requests that they let him talk with the real Pain alone.
Big Adventure! The Quest for the Fourth Hokage's Legacy, Part 1
Joined by Squad 10, Naruto and Sakura go on a quest to attain the ultimate secret technique!
Naruto comes face-to-face with Nagato and Konan, and asks to hear Nagato's side of the story.
Origin of Pain
Nagato, Yahiko, and Konan wander the battlefields in search of Jiraiya, hoping to learn ninjutsu from him.
The Tale of Naruto Uzumaki
Having heard Nagato's side of the story, Naruto gives his own answer. Naruto's words trigger Nagato to recall the promise he made long ago to Jiraiya.
Rookie Teacher Iruka
The Leaf Village is left in ruins in the wake of Pain's assault on the village. While cleaning through the remains of Ninja Academy, Iruka finds a memento from Naruto's early years at the academy.
Iruka finds it difficult to interact with Naruto. After being treated coldly by his teacher, Naruto snaps and declares he will no longer attend the academy.
Kakashi Hatake, The Jonin in Charge
An emergency council is held before the Feudal Lord of the Land of Fire. Danzo urges the council to select a new Hokage to replace Tsunade.