Ep.197 The Sixth Hokage Danzo
Air Date: 2011-02-10
Naruto and Sakura learn that Danzo has been made Hokage and that his first order is to eliminate Sasuke. The two go to Sai and inquire about Danzo, but Sai reveals that a curse mark given to all members of the Foundation prevent him from revealing anything about the new Hokage. Soon afterward, Karui and Darui attack them, demanding information about Sasuke.
Ep.198 Five Kage Summit's Eve
Air Date: 2011-02-10
Karui decides to get information about Sasuke from Naruto by any means necessary. When Naruto refuses to sell Sasuke out, Karui takes out her frustration upon the former. Meanwhile, Danzo prepares for the Kage Summit, and determines to keep Naruto confined to the Leaf Village.
Ep.199 Enter the Five Kage!
Air Date: 2011-02-17
The time has come for each Kage to leave for the Kage Summit in the Land of Iron. On his way to the meeting, Danzo gets attacked by shinobi from the Wood Country who want to take his head. Meanwhile, Naruto, with Kakashi and Yamato by his side, heads off to find the Raikage to convince him to spare Sasuke.
Ep.200 Naruto's Plea
Air Date: 2011-02-24
Naruto stands before the Raikage and begs him to forgive Sasuke. Will the Raikage listen to what he has to say? Later, the Five Kage Summit gets underway. Mifune suggests that the Five Great Nations should form the first alliance of its kind; but also nominates Danzo to be the leader. How will the other Kages react to the latter proposal?
Ep.201 Painful Decision
Air Date: 2011-03-03
As chaos breaks out at the Five Kage Summit regarding Mifune's proposal to make Danzo leader of the alliance, Ao discovers something unsettling about the new Hokage. Meanwhile, Shikamaru goes to Sakura and asks permission to take decisive action against Sasuke. How will Sakura react, and what is Danzo's secret?
Ep.202 Racing Lightning
Air Date: 2011-03-10
Without any warning, Zetsu bursts through the floor in the middle of the Five Kage Summit and announces that Sasuke is somewhere in the vicinity. The Summit is immediately put on hold, and the Kages and samurai begin searching for him. Meanwhile, Naruto receives an unexpected visit from Madara, who says that he needs to talk to him. How will Sasuke respond to being discovered, and what are Madara's intentions?
Ep.203 Sasuke's Ninja Way
Air Date: 2011-03-17
With Team Hawk exposed, Sasuke begins to ruthlessly take down all opposing samurai. Raikage, along with Darui and Shii, track down Sasuke. The two sides engage in battle, and Suigetsu and Juugo join the fray. Which side will win this battle of overwhelming power?
Ep.204 Power of the Five Kage
Air Date: 2011-03-24
Sasuke uses Susano'o to slip past Gaara and the Raikage and heads towards Danzo. Just as the latter is within Sasuke's grasp, however, the Mizukage stands in his way.
Ep.205 Declaration of War
Air Date: 2011-03-31
The four Kage are startled by the sudden appearance of Madara Uchiha. Having sent Sasuke away to safety using the Transportation Technique, Madara unveils to the Kage his “Project Tsuki no Me.”
Ep.206 Sakura's Feelings
Air Date: 2011-04-07
Sakura, not wanting to cause Naruto any more pain, tells him that he can let go of his promise about bringing Sasuke back, and claims that she doesn't feel anything more for Sasuke. To top it off, Sakura confesses her feelings for Naruto, taking everyone by surprise. How will Naruto respond? Meanwhile, Kisame tracks down Killer Bee and the battle for the Eight-Tails begins.
Ep.207 The Tailed Beast vs. The Tailless Tailed Beast
Air Date: 2011-04-14
As Killer Bee's battle with Kisame rages on, the latter reveals a hidden trump card ability connected with Samehada. Meanwhile, Ao chases down Danzo, Fuu, and Torune, but they anticipate this and set a trap for him. Can Killer Bee and Ao make it through their individual clashes in one piece?
Ep.208 As One's Friend
Air Date: 2011-04-21
One of Sai's clones tells Naruto the truth surrounding Sasuke, something that Sakura couldn't bring herself to do. Before Naruto can even comprehend what Sai just said, they are interrupted by Gaara. What additional bad news concerning Sasuke does Gaara bring for Naruto?
Ep.209 Danzo's Right Arm
Air Date: 2011-04-28
Madara brings Sasuke out of his dimension to battle Danzo. When Sasuke demands answers concerning Itachi, things turn ugly, and Danzo reveals a few tricks he has up his sleeves (literally). What is Danzo's true strength, and can Sasuke summon enough power to suppress it?
Ep.210 The Forbidden Visual Jutsu
Air Date: 2011-05-05
Danzo brings forth a forbidden genjutsu known as Izanagi, which has the astounding power to turn dreams into reality and vice versa. Izanagi's great power comes with a time limit, but Sasuke's strength is rapidly dwindling as well. Can Sasuke resist long enough, or will Danzo completely overpower him?
Ep.211 Danzo Shimura
Air Date: 2011-05-12
As the fight between Sasuke and Danzo comes to a close, the latter will do whatever it takes to finish off the former. Meanwhile, Sakura and her team close in on Sasuke.
Ep.212 Sakura's Resolve
Air Date: 2011-05-19
Sakura ditches her team and goes alone to Sasuke's location. Meanwhile, Madara advises Sasuke to finish off Karin, but at the last second Sakura intervenes. After so long, what interaction will take place between Sasuke and Sakura?
Ep.213 Lost Bonds
Air Date: 2011-05-26
As he is resting, Naruto starts dreaming his past experiences with Sasuke that made the two friends closer. When he tries to follow Kakashi, who is in pursuit of Sakura, he is stopped by Yamato, saying that he has orders from Kakashi to return Naruto to Konoha. Naruto devises a plan to sneak out and leaving a shadow clone to fool Yamato. He goes into Sage Mode to locate Kakashi. He then starts remembering the experiences that brought Sasuke pain in his life. Naruto decides what he can do for Sasuke if they come face to face.
Ep.214 The Burden
Air Date: 2011-06-02
Kakashi rescues Sakura from certain death at Sasuke's hands and takes over the fight. After healing Karin, Sakura again decides to take on Sasuke, but her resolve fails her. Just as she comes close to death a second time, Naruto intervenes and saves her. After so long, the original Team 7 is reunited.
Ep.215 Two Fates
Air Date: 2011-06-09
Naruto reproaches Sasuke for attempting to kill Sakura. Then Sasuke reveals that he killed Danzo with his own hands. He goes on to declare his intent to purify the Uchiha clan’s name by annihilating the Hidden Leaf.
Ep.216 High-Level Shinobi
Air Date: 2011-06-16
As Naruto and Sasuke clash, their Rasengan and Chidori explode, sending them both flying. When Zetsu and Madara appear to aid Sasuke, they decide to retreat to the Akastuki headquarters. Before they leave, however, Naruto has one last thing to say to Sasuke; something that will have an impact on both of their lives.
Ep.217 The Infiltrator
Air Date: 2011-06-23
Naruto returns to the Leaf Village, and his teammates demand to know why he didn't finish Sasuke off when the latter was in such a weak state. Naruto tells them that when the time is right, he will deal with Sasuke personally. Meanwhile, a supposedly deceased member of Akastuki has infiltrated the Hidden Cloud Village.
Ep.218 The Five Great Nations Mobilize
Air Date: 2011-06-30
The formation of the Allied Shinobi Forces is ratified by the Feudal Lords of the Five Great Nations. Each Kage returns to their village to prepare for the coming war.
Ep.219 Kakashi Hatake, the Hokage
Air Date: 2011-07-07
Naruto gathers his friends and tells them that he will defeat Sasuke alone. Meanwhile, the Elders of the Leaf officially nominate Kakashi to become the next Hokage.
Ep.220 Prophecy of the Great Lord Elder
Air Date: 2011-07-21
In Mount Myoboku, Gerotora, Fukasaku, and the Great Lord Elder are debating whether to give Naruto the key to the Tetragram Seal left behind by Jiraiya, an act that could unleash the Nine Tails.
Air Date: 2011-07-28
At Mount Myoboku, Naruto prepares to store Gerotora within himself, but hesitates as it also holds the potential risk of unleashing the Nine Tails on the world.