Nine Tails, Captured!
Shikamaru and the other Leaf Ninja vow to find the real Pain. As they prepare to gather further information, Inoichi Yamanaka comes to an important realization…
Hinata steps in to face Pain. Ignoring Naruto's pleas, Hinata takes her battle stance and confesses to Naruto...
A transformed Naruto destroys the First Hokage's necklace in order to attack Pain. As the battle escalates, Naruto's tail count nears eight!
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 2
Naruto and the others take on challenges in order to find the secret technique and break the previous record set by the Fourth Hokage.
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.