Naruto has a strange nightmare several days after their failure to bring Sasuke home. Even after he awakens wisps of the dream keep haunting him.
Naruto begins to train with Kakashi. Kakashi finds it exhausting working with Naruto, who can't understand anything explained to him.
Learning that his chakra is of the "wind" type that is outstanding for fighting, Naruto puts more effort into his training.
Team Kakashi is ordered to resolve the frequent vandalizing of graves at the Fire Temple. When it becomes clear that the vandals aren't after the possessions buried with the dead, Yamato suspects that they want the corpses of the ninja buried in the four hidden tombs near Fire Temple.
At the Fire Temple, Chiriku explains to Team Kakashi that the hidden tombs hold the guards of the Land of Fire's feudal lord. At one time Chiriku and Asuma were members of that organization.
Word comes that the last of the hidden graves has been broken into. Naruto and the others go after the coffin, but it turns out to be a trap.
Team Kakashi is split up by the enemy's Earth Summoning Jutsu. They are forced to fight the attacking assassins, but the enemy has the advantage since they know the lay of the land.
Sora confronts Furido, the mysterious figure who has broken into the hidden graves. Impressed by Sora's unusual strength, he admonishes him, "You should reevaluate how you use that power Heaven has blessed you with," and disappears, leaving him with a cryptic message that he is an old friend of his father.
Yamato believes that the assailants were not grave robbers but were after Sora. He decides to appoint Sora to Team Kakashi as a temporary stand-in for the injured Sai.
By chance, Naruto and Sora get Asuma to coach them. Under the guidance of Asuma's iron fist, they immerse themselves in training with Wind Chakra.less
Tsunade catches Danzo in a secret meeting with a ninja from the Hidden Rain Village. But the ninja turns out to be a spy for the Hidden Leaf.
Under cover of a giant power outage, Furido begins his assault on the Hidden Leaf. The village immediately goes on alert, but Furido's men put up a barrier, and everyone in the village is trapped inside.
In order to stop the impending disaster, Asuma rushes toward the electric generator system. There he sees the Guardian Shinobi Twelve who have come to life once more through Revival Jutsu after their graves were robbed.
Sora is speechless when he discovers that Furido not only intends to assassinate the Hokage but plans to totally annihilate Hidden Leaf Village.
Throughout the village, Kitane's fellow Guardian Shinobi with the Lightning Jutsu set up Limelight.
Naruto and Asuma catch up to Sora, only to find him shrouded in ominous chakra and undergoing a change.
Furido's true form belongs to Kazuma, one of the Guardian Shinobi Twelve who had planned the coup d'état. Asuma puts his honor on the line and goes back ten years to battle Furido once more.
Naruto desperately tries to suppress Nine Tails' chakra and get through to Sora's heart and soul. Naruto's comrades are helpless against Sora's powerful chakra and can only stand by and watch.