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 orders Tenzo to kill Kakashi and take his Sharingan. Reluctant at first, Tenzo decides to carry out his orders.
No longer wishing to kill Kakashi, Tenzo abandons the mission and returns to the Leaf Village, fully aware that his actions will stir up Danzo's anger.
Itachi Uchiha is inducted into Kakashi's unit as the youngest member of the ANBU Black Ops.
Following the aftermath of the Nine-Tails incident, many on the Leaf Council voice suspicions that the Uchiha Clan were behind this tragedy.
The barrier is shattered, and Ten Tails appears! With unfathomable power in its attack, it sends shock waves through the air.
Shikaku outlines his final strategy, in which Nine Tails will send its chakra to increase everyone's strength. United in their cause, Naruto and the Allied Shinobi set out to take on Ten Tails.
As children in a strife-filled time, Hashirama meets Madara Uchiha and the two talk about their hopes for the future.
As the fighting rages on between the Senju and Uchiha, Hashirama approaches Madara about an alliance. But Madara refuses to listen and releases Susano'o instead!
Standing on the cliff where they first confided their hopes to each other, Hashirama and Madara gaze at their burgeoning village.
After listening to what Hashirama and the rest of the former Hokage have to say, Sasuke decides on the path he will ultimately take.
Ten Tails' relentless attack is wearing down Naruto, and his chakra begins to dissipate. Meanwhile, Kakashi and Obito face each other in a different Kamui dimension.
Ten Tails is on the brink of its final transformation and begins to form a massive Tailed Beast Bomb.
Sakura focuses on her healing skills while Naruto and Sasuke aim for Ten Tails. Meanwhile, the five Kage battling Madara have sustained critical injuries.
Kakashi holds on to the hope that Obito can return to being the young man that he remembers. But Obito has abandoned the present as well as the memories of his friends and will not try to stop the Infinite Tsukuyomi.
Part 1 of a special two-part extra edition! The townspeople are going about their daily business on the streets of the Leaf Village when someone suddenly appears and starts sending them flying!
Hashirama and Madara continue their old grudge match and fiercely battle while the other shinobi are unable to do anything but watch helplessly from the sidelines.
Naruto and Minato combine their powers to perform a Sage Jutsu attack on Obito. Obito decides to speed up his plan to perform the Infinite Tsukuyomi and summons the Divine Tree.
Hashirama, Tobirama, Hiruzen, the Five Kage, Orochimaru and every shinobi on the battlefield join together to cut down the Divine Tree!
Working in sync, Naruto and Sasuke prepare to attack in the same way Madara once did, cloaking Kurama in Susano'o's robes.
Obito's turned every shinobi against him and intends on ending the world. Naruto then asserts that Obito is merely abandoning everything and running away.
Naruto's power of persuasion moves Obito's heart. Due to the influence of the Ten Tails, visions of himself and Rin from the past appear in the inner realm and play havoc with Obito's emotions.
The Tailed Beasts and the Allied Shinobi Forces shift their focus onto their greatest foe, Madara Uchiha.
Hanabi adores her sister Hinata, who struggles to become a worthy successor to the Hyuga Clan.
When Hinata is labeled unfit as a successor, Hanabi's heart becomes bound to her destiny.
Naruto and the Allied Shinobi Forces successfully extract the Tailed Beasts from Obito. Only Madara remains, and Naruto heads out to tackle this foe.
Naruto loses Kurama during his battle against Madara and is near death. As Tsunade and the other Leaf Village shinobi watch in fear, they are reminded that Naruto has always been their symbol of hope, even when he was not with them…
The Hidden Leaf begin preparing for the Chunin Exams. Tsunade orders Kakashi to personally deliver an invitation to the Hidden Rain Village and, at the same time, gather intel.
The Chunin Exams finally begin and the proctor for Round One is none other than Shikamaru!
Shikamaru introduces another question to be answered within three minutes. Will Neji and his team be able to pass this round?
Kankuro tries in vain to stop Gaara from supervising the exams due to the lack of security and the threats against his life.
The Second Exam finally begins! To pass this stage, each team must take possession of both the Heaven and Earth scrolls and make it to the designated site in the center of the Demon Desert within 72 hours.
Like Lee, Shira can only use taijutsu. Gaara recognizes Shira's taijutsu abilities and appoints him as personal taijutsu coach.
Lee challenges Shira to a battle between taijutsu users! Lee is pushed into using his Eight Inner Gates, but he is unable to release the First Gate!
Kiba, Hinata and Shino head out into the desert, and three Hidden Grass Shinobi appear before them!
Kiba and his team are in pursuit of Hidden Grass Ninja who have stolen their scroll.
As fighting breaks out for the scrolls, Tenten feels an intense rivalry with Ajisai, who also specializes in Transportation Ninjutsu.
Witnessing Ajisai's proficiency with the Summoning Jutsu, Tenten recalls her training with Guy.
Ino, Sakura and Choji trudge across the desert without any provisions. Ino and Sakura start arguing when a giant scorpion attacks.
As Ino and her team head toward an oasis, they are attacked by a team of Sand Shinobi comprised of Ameno, Shishio, and Kouji.
Sakura and her team continue their trek across the desert towards the goal. When they stop to rest, they encounter a puppet manipulated by a rival team from the Sand.
Sakura realizes that she has trained with Lady Tsunade and regains her confidence that she can protect Ino and Choji from the Sand Shinobi.
The Sand Jonin Fugi sneaks into the Demon Desert and creates a massive sandstorm in order to assassinate Gaara, the Fifth Kazekage.
Fuu senses that Gaara is in danger and abandons the Chunin Exams to help save him.
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.
Kakashi and Guy arrive in the nick of time to back up Naruto and Killer Bee. The fight intensifies even further when three out of the six Reanimated Jinchuriki enter Tailed Beast State.
As Naruto continues to try and free Four Tails from Madara's control, Nine Tails begins to undergo a surprising change.
Naruto uses up the last of his chakra trying to free the Tailed Beasts from Madara's control.
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.
Sasuke and Itachi team up to stop Kabuto's Reanimation Jutsu.
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!
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.
Danzo deliberately misleads Hanzo, telling him that the Akatsuki are attempting to sabotage the peace talks between the Hidden Rain and Stone.