After the end of the Third Great Ninja War, the Leaf Village is divided over who should become the next Hokage.
Kakashi becomes part of the ANBU Black Ops, an elite team of shinobi who are under the direct command of the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze.
At the Foundation, Kakashi meets a boy who uses Wood Style, a jutsu that only the First Hokage Hashirama was capable of using.
Danzo, fearing that Orochimaru's capture would lead to the exposure of his own involvement in the experiments, sends out one of his men to help the Rogue Ninja.
White Zetsu's ability to mimic people's appearances has wrought confusion and distrust within the Allied Shinobi Forces.
The reanimated shinobi appearing before Gaara and Ohnoki is revealed to be none other than Madara Uchiha himself.
Naruto and Killer Bee face off against the masked man originally thought to be Madara Uchiha.
Naruto and Killer Bee take on the six Reanimated Jinchuriki, who've been equipped with the Rinnegan.
Naruto uses up the last of his chakra trying to free the Tailed Beasts from Madara's control.
The tide of battle is slowly shifting in the Allied Forces' favor, but many are uncertain that they really stand a chance against Madara Uchiha.
Suigetsu and Jugo's search for Sasuke leads them to one of Orochimaru's old hideouts where they come across his research data, which could tip the outcome of the Fourth Great War.
Just when the Third Tsuchikage is about to give up, he remembers the words of the previous Tsuchikage. Realizing their true meaning, he regains the will to fight.
Kabuto attempts to bring Sasuke over to his side by pointing out that they both are fighting for the same goal: to bring down the Leaf Village.
Kabuto's past is finally revealed.
Itachi declares that Kabuto's actions will not lead to what he truly desires and prepares the Uchiha's Ultimate Visual Jutsu that determines an adversary's fate!
Itachi activates the Visual Jutsu Izanami to trap Kabuto's mind.
The Five Kage watch helplessly as Madara activates his Perfect Susano'o to destroy them.
Thanks to Itachi, the Reanimation Jutsu is released, and all the Reanimated Shinobi are returned to their resting places. But to everyone's surprise, the real Madara still remains!
In order to learn the truth behind the Leaf's actions, Sasuke decides to resurrect the one man who can help him find the answer—Orochimaru.
Having absorbed the chakras of all nine Tailed Beasts, the Gedo Statue begins its transformation into Ten Tails.
Kakashi is disturbed to discover a strange connection between the masked man's Transportation Technique and his own Kamui Jutsu.
Naruto and the others are further shocked when they learn that Obito has been working with Madara Uchiha for years to orchestrate Project Tsuki no Me.
Obito works to rehabilitate his injured body in the hopes of being reunited with Kakashi and Rin.
Obito decides to carry out Madara's dream so that he can create an ideal world where Rin still exists.
Yahiko, Nagato, and Konan form the Akatsuki to realize their dream of bringing peace to the Hidden Rain.
Danzo deliberately misleads Hanzo, telling him that the Akatsuki are attempting to sabotage the peace talks between the Hidden Rain and Stone.