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.
While pursuing Orochimaru, Kakashi wanders into a village inhabited by the Iburi Clan, a group of people with the unique ability to turn into smoke.
Yukimi leaves the village to see the outside world, taking "Tenzo" with her.
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.
Itachi finds concrete evidence regarding the Uchiha Clan's coup against the Leaf.
Hiruzen relieves Kakashi of his ANBU duties and assigns him a new position as a Jonin Leader.
Hiruzen assigns Kakashi to be in charge of Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura, three genin that bear a striking resemblance to the former Team Minato.
Kakashi desperately tries to reach out to Obito, but his words fall on deaf ears.
The barrier is shattered, and Ten Tails appears! With unfathomable power in its attack, it sends shock waves through the air.
The Allied Shinobi Forces begin their onslaught against Obito and Madara. But Ten Tails suddenly transforms and hurls powerful Tailed Beast Bombs toward distant towns.
The Allied Forces receive a report that Omoi has deserted his post, much to the Raikage's shock.
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.
As Naruto continues to try and free Four Tails from Madara's control, Nine Tails begins to undergo a surprising change.
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.
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 goes after Itachi and learns that his brother intends on stopping Kabuto's Reanimation Jutsu alone.
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.
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.
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.
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.