After a long voyage at sea, Naruto's ship finally arrives at the island of its destination. Before everyone can rejoice, a giant squid attacks the ship. Fortunately, the crew is saved by Killer Bee, the Eight Tails' jinchuriki host.
Motoi warns Naruto that he is not yet ready to enter training to control the Tailed Beast. Undaunted, Naruto asks Motoi to tell him more about Killer Bee.
With Killer Bee as his new master, Naruto begins his training to control the power of a Tailed Beast. In order to do so, one must fight the Tailed Beast head on and absorb its chakra, converting it into one's own power.
Inside his mind, Naruto continues his battle against Nine Tails to take control of its immense power.
Sixteen years ago, Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze and his wife Kushina are expecting their first child, much to the delight of the young couple.
Minato is forced to use his Flying Raijin jutsu and leave his wife Kushina behind to save their newborn son, Naruto, from a masked assailant.
Minato uses his Transportation Technique to move Nine Tails away from the Hidden Leaf Village.
Guy arrives at the Waterfall of Truth to help Naruto with his training. Instead he encounters Kisame, who has infiltrated the island to locate Naruto and Killer Bee.
Kisame's escape is prevented thanks to Guy's efforts. Aoba enters Kisame's mind to gather intel on the Akatsuki.
Madara appears in the Hidden Rain Village seeking the corpse of Nagato and his Rinnegan.
Madara uses the forbidden jutsu Izanagi to escape Konan's Paper Bomb trap.
The Leaf and Cloud ninja prepare to relocate Naruto and Bee, as the Akatsuki may already have knowledge of their location. Aoba assigns Naruto an S-rank mission to distract him from learning about their true mission: keeping the two Jinchuriki hidden from the enemy.
Kabuto and a reanimated Deidara attempt to grab hold of the jinchuriki, but are stopped by the Tsuchikage, who has come to protect Naruto.
The Tsuchikage and his team manage to safeguard the Jinchuriki, but at the cost of losing Yamato to the enemy.
A look back into the early years when Naruto and Sasuke first met and got to know each other.
During the Chunin Exam, Sasuke witnesses Naruto's growth as a shinobi
Sasuke's defeat to Gaara, and later Itachi, forces him to realize that he is not strong enough to get revenge against his older brother.
Naruto is determined to save Sasuke, who has deserted the Hidden Leaf.