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Naruto Shippuden

Naruto Shippuden

Naruto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who seeks recognition from his peers and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village. The story is told in two parts - the first set in Naruto's pre-teen years, and the second in...

Naruto: Shippuden

developed by Studio Pierrot and directed by Hayato Date, is the sequel to the original Naruto anime; it corresponds to Part II of the manga. It debuted on Japanese TV on February 15, 2007, on TV Tokyo, and concluded on March 23, 2017. On January 8, 2009, TV Tokyo began broadcasting new episodes via internet streaming to monthly subscribers. Each streamed episode was available online within an hour of its Japanese release and includes English subtitles.

Viz began streaming English subtitled episodes on January 2, 2009, on its series' website, including episodes that had already been released as well as new episodes from Japan. In the United States, the English dub of Naruto: Shippuden premiered weekly on Disney XD from October 28, 2009, up until episode 98 on November 5, 2011. Episodes 99 through 338 premiered uncut on the anime web channel Neon Alley until its shutdown on May 4, 2016. The anime started airing from the beginning on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on January 5, 2014, where it continues to air on a weekly basis.

The series was released on Region 2 DVD in Japan with four or five episodes per disk; there are four series of DVD releases divided by story arc. There was a special feature included with the seventh Naruto: Shippuden compilation DVD called Hurricane! "Konoha Academy" Chronicles. Kakashi Chronicles: Boys' Life on the Battlefield was released on December 16, 2009; featuring episodes 119–120, the story revolves around Kakashi Hatake's childhood.

The first North American DVD of the series was released on September 29, 2009. Only the first 53 episodes were made available in this format before it ended with the 12th volume on August 10, 2010. Subsequent episodes were released as part of DVD boxed sets, beginning with the first season on January 26, 2010. In the United Kingdom, the series was licensed by Manga Entertainment who released the first DVD collection on June 14, 2010.

Synopsis

Naruto Uzumaki wants to be the best ninja in the land. He's done well so far, but with the looming danger posed by the mysterious Akatsuki organization, Naruto knows he must train harder than ever and leaves his village for intense exercises that will push him to his limits. Two and a half years later, Naruto returns to find that everyone’s been promoted up the ninja ranks—except him. Sakura’s a medic ninja, Gaara’s advanced to Kazekage, and Kakashi…well, he’s the same. But pride isn’t becoming of a ninja, especially when Naruto realizes that Sasuke never returned from his search for Orochimaru. Plus, the mysterious Akatsuki organization is still an ever-present danger. As Naruto finds out more about the Akatsuki’s goals, he realizes that nothing in his universe is as it seems. Naruto is finding that he’s older, but will he prove wiser or stronger?

Character Descriptions

Naruto Uzumaki voiced by Junko Takeuchi After two and a half years of intense training, renowned prankster Naruto returns to the Hidden Leaf Village with more power and stamina than ever. He still dreams of becoming the next Hokage, but his goal is getting side-tracked by his old comrade Sasuke, who he needs to rescue from the clutches of Orochimaru. But first, Naruto will have to face the Akatsuki, a powerful new group that's targeting the Nine-Tail Fox Spirit inside of Naruto. Through his training with Jiraiya, Naruto has acquired the means to control the Nine-Tail Fox Spirit, although it is not nearly as easy as it sounds. For the power of Nine Tail is too devastating, he swears never to rely on it again, and trust his own chakra instead. Aside from his strength, Naruto has the peculiar power to befriend anyone. Easing up characters like Gaara and Sasuke, and connecting people and villages despite their past, Naruto has established a formidable network of friends and comrades that can confront any obstacles.

Sasuke Uchiha voiced by Noriaki Sugiyama The dark and narrow path he crawls, just like the "snake" that he once proclaimed himself to be, has finally led Sasuke to accomplish his revenge, only to discover the tragic truth. Now the snake has risen like a young hawk, high up in the sky. With the omnipotent eyes his clan endowed, he sets upon his next path, despite knowing that it will be bloodier than his previous one. While training under Orochimaru to gain more power to avenge his brother, he quickly enhances his strength, with the help of the Uchiha intellect that runs in his blood. Although Orochimaru was planning to take over his body, Sasuke kills Orochimaru, absorbing much of his abilities. With the power of Shirohebi (white snake), the Mangekyo Sharingan he succeeded from his brother, his intuition and godspeed, he has become one of the most formidable ninjas.

Sakura Haruno voiced by Chie Nakamura Naruto's long time teammate, this Kunoichi has honed her skill as an expert medical ninja, thanks to Tsunade. She gained confidence that made her even stronger mentally. Meanwhile, she polishes her taijutsu to become strong physically. Medical ninjutsu is known to be extremely difficult to acquire, but with her natural talent and guts, she learned it astonishingly fast, and has became one of the leading medical ninja in the village. Sakura's exquisite control of chakra has also given her power to even crush a rock with her hands. Her earnest hope to recover Sasuke one day, has motivated her rapid growth as a Kunoichi.

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja

known in Japan as the Naruto: Narutimate Series (Japanese: NARUTOナルト ナルティメットシリーズ, Hepburn: Naruto: Narutimetto Shirīzu), is a series of fighting video games, based on the popular manga and anime series Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto, for the PlayStation 2. They were developed by CyberConnect2, and published by Bandai and later Bandai Namco Games. It was followed by four more titles for the PlayStation 2, as well as five spinoffs for the PlayStation Portable, and a follow-up title for the PlayStation 3 entitled Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm. While starting out as a series exclusive to the PlayStation family of systems, the series has also been present on Xbox devices since the release of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 for the Xbox 360, and also present to Microsoft for the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 on the Microsoft Windows. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series sold over 20 million copies worldwide as of December 2019.

1 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series

1.1 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja

1.2 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2

1.3 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3

1.4 Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4

1.5 Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5

2 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes series

2.1 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes

2.2 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress

2.3 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3

2.4 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact

3 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm series

3.1 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm

3.2 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

3.3 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations

3.4 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

3.5 Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

3.6 Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

3.7 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy/Legacy

4 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing

Timeline

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

MANGA Plus by SHUEISHA

MASASHI KISHIMOTO / MIKIO IKEMOTO / UKYO KODACHI

Web

JAN 20, 2019

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Shigeaki Fujino

Web

FEB 4, 2016

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm

Bryan Dawson

Web

NOV 4, 2008

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Naruto Shippuden: The Kazekage's Rescue Episode 1 – Homecoming

Jan 2, 2009

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy - Announcement Trailer | PS4

April 26, 2017

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