List of Naruto chapters (Part II, volumes 49–72)
The plot of the Naruto manga series, written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, is divided in two; the second part is known as Part II. The series is about the eponymous character Naruto Uzumaki who wants recognition and respect from the fellow villagers, and to become the Hokage, the leader of Konohagakure. Part II, set two-and-a-half years after the conclusion of Part I, follows the return of the ninja Uzumaki to Konohagakure from two-and-a-half years of training. As he returns, he continues his goal of convincing his best friend Sasuke Uchiha to return with him and his other friends back to Konohagakure.
Naruto was published in individual chapters by Shueisha in Weekly Shōnen Jump and later collected in tankōbon format with extra content. The manga series was first published in issue 43 of 1999, with Part II beginning in issue 19 of 2005. Volume 49 was published on January 4, 2010, and the final volume, 72, was published on February 4, 2015.
An anime adaptation of Part II, produced by Studio Pierrot and TV Tokyo, premiered on February 15, 2007, on TV Tokyo as Naruto: Shippuden (NARUTO -ナルト- 疾風伝 Naruto: Shippūden, literally, Naruto: Hurricane Chronicles). The episodes began airing immediately after the end of the original Naruto anime, which had been showing filler episodes to widen the plot gap between the anime and the manga.
The English version (serialization) of the Naruto manga, licensed by Viz Media, is published in North America in the Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine and was originally serialized in the defunct monthly Shonen Jump print magazine. English-language trade volumes are published digitally and in print on Viz Media's Viz Manga website. To compensate for occasional gaps between the manga's Japanese and English adaptations, Viz Media has periodically published several volumes in a short period of time. Volume 49 was published in English on October 5, 2010, and volume 72 on October 6, 2015. The third box set containing the volumes from the second half of Part II was released in the United States by Viz Media on January 5, 2016.
|No.||Title||Japanese release||English release|
|49||The Gokage Summit Commences|
Gokage kaidan, kaimaku...!! (五影会談、開幕...!!)
|January 4, 2010 |
|October 5, 2010|
|The five Kage gather to decide how to keep the remaining tailed beasts away from Akatsuki. Naruto Uzumaki, Kakashi Hatake and Yamato also attend in secret, hoping to convince the Kage to forgive Sasuke Uchiha for his crimes; Sai, Sakura Haruno, Lee and Kiba follow in an attempt to tell Naruto about their comrades' decision to kill Sasuke themselves. While Naruto is resting, Taka arrives at the Kage meeting to kill Danzo (a conspirator in the Uchiha clan's assassination). Their presence is soon discovered, and the Kage mobilize to deal with them. The Raikage, believing that Akatsuki still has Killer Bee, fights Sasuke. Madara has a brief confrontation with Naruto and tells him the truth about the Uchiha clan.|
|50||Water Prison Death Match|
Suirō no shitō!! (水牢の死闘!!)
|March 4, 2010 |
|February 1, 2011|
|Unable to defeat the Raikage and his allies, Sasuke flees. He tries to focus his efforts on Danzo, but the other Kage intervene and defeat him. Danzo leaves the Kage when he is revealed to be manipulating them with a Sharingan. His life is saved by Madara Uchiha, who asks the Kage to give him Killer Bee and Naruto so he can use the tailed beasts to control the world. The Kage refuse, and he declares war against them. Madara disappears with Sasuke, and the Kage join forces against Akatsuki. As they begin preparing for battle, Kisame Hoshigaki finds Killer Bee and tries to capture him. He almost succeeds, but when the Raikage arrives to punish Bee for pretending to be captured Kisame is apparently killed by the two brothers.|
|51||Sasuke vs. Danzo!|
Sasuke VS Danzō...!! (サスケVSダンゾウ...!!)
|April 30, 2010 |
|June 7, 2011|
|When Danzo returns to Konohagakure, he is confronted by a recuperated Sasuke who tries to kill him. After holding his own, Danzo is outmatched. To survive he takes Karin hostage, but Sasuke mortally wounds them both. Danzo initiates a suicide jutsu to take Sasuke and Madara with him, but they escape it. As Madara leaves, Sasuke tries to finish off Karin. He is stopped by Sakura, who failed to bring back Naruto and abandoned the rest of her group. Before they can kill each other, Kakashi arrives to kill Sasuke.|
|52||Cell Seven Reunion|
Sorezore no Dainanahan!! (それぞれの第七班!!)
|August 4, 2010 |
|September 6, 2011|
|After learning about Sakura and Sasuke's actions from Sai and Gaara, Naruto saves Sakura from being killed by Sasuke and calms the situation. Recognizing that words alone cannot change Sasuke, Naruto says that they will meet on the battlefield as Madara told him. Although Naruto says they will both die, Sasuke promises to be stronger than Naruto by then. They part, with Sasuke joining Madara and Naruto returning to Konoha with Sakura and Kakashi (taking Karin prisoner). The factions prepare for the future and Tsunade, awakening from her coma, reluctantly agrees with the other Kage to send Naruto and Bee into hiding on Bee's island to keep them safe from Akatsuki. When they meet there, Naruto asks Bee to tame the Nine-Tails (since Bee has tamed his Eight-Tails), but Bee can do nothing until he overcomes the evil in his heart from a life of loneliness.|
|53||The Birth of Naruto|
Naruto no shusshō (ナルトの出生)
|November 4, 2010 |
|December 6, 2011|
|Naruto vanquishes the evil in his heart because the loneliness which created it is past. Killer Bee shows him how to tame the demon fox: by removing the seal keeping the fox within him and overpowering it. The fox's strength and cunning are too much for him, and he is almost defeated; the spirit of Kushina Uzumaki stops the fox, reveals herself as Naruto's mother and gives him the resolve to contain the fox. Kushina tells Naruto how she and Minato fell in love and how the demon fox was originally sealed in her; Madara Uchiha used the fox to attack Konoha, and Kushina and Minato (believing that Naruto would defeat Madara) gave their lives to seal the fox's power in him. Kushina feels guilty about what Naruto has been through, but he does not blame her and allows her to pass on with no regrets.|
|54||Viaduct to Peace|
Heiwa e no kakehashi (平和への懸け橋)
|December 29, 2010 |
|January 3, 2012|
|Because he has conquered the demon fox, Naruto can detect Kisame (who faked his death and hid in his sword to spy on Bee). He tries to escape with what he has learned. For a third time he battles Might Guy, and is defeated. To keep Konoha from obtaining intelligence about Akatsuki from him, Kisame commits suicide and sends the information he has gathered to Madara. Madara goes to Amegakure to retrieve Nagato's body, killing Konan when she tries to stop him. When he receives Kisame's information, Madara sends Kabuto Yakushi (who is allied with Akatsuki) to capture Bee and Naruto. They are too well-defended, so Kabuto kidnaps Yamato.|
|55||The Great War Begins|
Taisen, Kaisen! (大戦、開戦!)
|April 21, 2011 |
|March 6, 2012|
|Akatsuki and the Ninja Alliance Army complete their preparations and mobilize for war. After learning how to use Orochimaru's techniques, Kabuto revives several once-famous ninja to supplement Akatsuki's army. A small ninja strike force defeats some of the ninja (including Sasori and Deidara), but is less successful with a second revived group which includes Zabuza Momochi and Haku. Kakashi and his portion of the ninja army defeat Zabuza and Haku before turning their attention to the rest of the group.|
|56||Team Asuma, Reunited|
Saikai, Asuma han! (再会、アスマ班!)
|June 3, 2011 |
|May 8, 2012|
|Darui, a soldier in the Ninja Alliance Army, engages the most notorious criminal duo in Kumogakure: the Gold and Silver Brothers Ginkaku and Kinkaku, who have been resurrected and deployed by Akatsuki. A revived Asuma Sarutobi rejoins (and confronts) his former students Shikamaru Nara, Ino Yamanaka and Choji Akimichi. Mifune, the samurai general, fights his long-time ninja rival Hanzo of the Salamander. Since Ginkaku and Kinkaku possess the Nine-Tails' chakra, their attacks affect Naruto (who is unaware that the army is hiding him).|
Naruto senjō e...!! (ナルト戦場へ...!!)
|August 4, 2011 |
|July 10, 2012|
|Learning about the war, Naruto and Killer Bee confront Iruka and escape from their hideout to support their comrades. Madara interrupts the war to steal the Gold and Silver Brothers' chakra; as night falls, both sides take a break to prepare for another encounter (each having lost half their forces). Naruto and Killer Bee are intercepted by the Raikage and Tsunade, who insist that hosts of Tailed Beasts should not participate. Tsunade decides to rely on Naruto's strength, and Bee and Naruto convince the Raikage to let them go when they use their abilities to defeat Akatsuki.|
|58||Naruto vs. Itachi|
|November 4, 2011 |
|September 11, 2012|
|Naruto and Killer Bee deal with the army of Zetsus, beings created by Madara with the First Hokage's DNA and posing as allies. Gaara and the Tsuchikage Ōnoki's forces reach the four Kage who were revived by Kabuto. After Gaara defeats his father (the Fourth Kazekage) Naruto and Bee are confronted by Nagato and Itachi, who are under Kabuto's control. Itachi frees himself and helps the two hosts defeat Nagato. Itachi leaves to fight Kabuto alone, letting Naruto handle Sasuke. Naruto and Bee join the Ninja Alliance Army, with Naruto creating clones to fight the Second Tsuchikage, Mū and the Third Raikage.|
|59||The Five Kage|
Gokage shūketsu...!! (五影集結...!!)
|February 3, 2012 |
|November 6, 2012|
|After Gaara defeats the Second Mizukage, the Ninja Alliance gains the advantage in the war; Naruto's clones identify the Zetsus. Kabuto uses the Second Tsuchikage to revive his strongest warrior: Madara Uchiha. This reveals that the Akatsuki leader, Tobi, has been using Madara's name to wield power. With Madara overwhelming Gaara and Ōnoki's forces, the other three Kage come to their aid. Naruto and Bee encounter Tobi, who tries to kidnap them. Using Nagato's Rinnegan, Tobi ambushes Naruto and Bee with the bodies of former hosts, who fight using the tailed beasts again sealed within them.|
|May 2, 2012 |
|February 5, 2013|
|Kakashi Hatake and Might Guy join the fight but, despite their assistance, Naruto and Killer Bee cannot stop the tailed beasts controlled by Tobi. When Naruto is swallowed by Son Gokū the Four-Tails, he removes the piercing in his body which Tobi used to control it. The nine-tailed fox Kurama joins forces with Naruto for the first time, allowing him to stop the other five tailed-beasts. While reinforcements from the alliance assist Naruto, the five Kages continue their losing battle against Madara and Sasuke learns about the war.|
|61||Uchiha Brothers United Front|
Kyōdai, kyōtō!! (兄弟、共闘!!)
|July 27, 2012 |
|May 7, 2013|
|Sasuke finds the revived Itachi, and follows him to Kabuto's hideout. As Itachi tries to trap Kabuto with illusions, forcing him to return his army to the afterlife, Sasuke agrees to help him if he reveals his feelings about the Uchiha massacre. During the fight Kabuto blocks his own vision, making the siblings' illusionary techniques useless against him. Sasuke and Itachi remain on the defensive until Itachi uses a forbidden technique which traps Kabuto's mind in a loop where the fight against the Uchiha never ends. With Kabuto unable to move, Itachi uses his Genjutsu to summon the undead ninja.|
|October 4, 2012 |
|August 6, 2013|
|Itachi summons all Kabuto's undead warriors except Madara, who remains on the battlefield by severing his ties with Kabuto's technique. Itachi returns to the afterlife after saying farewell to Sasuke, who begins to question his own motives. When Suigetsu and Jugo's scroll convince him to find answers, Sasuke revives Orochimaru. As Orochimaru takes back his chakra from Kabuto and guides Sasuke to those with the answers, Naruto, Kakashi, Guy and Bee continue fighting Tobi. With no choice, Tobi adds the discarded chakra traces of Kurama and Gyuki to the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path to begin the Ten-Tails' resurrection.|
|63||World of Dreams|
Yume no sekai (夢の世界)
|December 28, 2012 |
|November 5, 2013|
|Naruto destroys Tobi's mask, revealing his identity as Obito Uchiha (one of Kakashi's teammates, believed to have died in the previous war). After defeating the five Kages, Madara comes to Obito's assistance. It is learned that several years earlier, an elderly Madara found Obito's severely-wounded body and saved his life. Obito sought rehabilitation to rejoin his team, and learned that Kakashi and Rin were in danger. When he found them, Obito saw Kakashi kill Rin while they were surrounded by enemies. Obito saved Kakashi and began sharing Madara's goal of a illusionary world so the "cycles of the world" could be broken. As Madara died, Obito adopted his name and manipulated Nagato to create Akatsuki and capture the nine-tailed beasts required to reach his goal.|
|April 4, 2013 |
|January 7, 2014|
|The fight between Naruto's group and Obito and Madara is cut short by the resurrection of the incomplete ten-tailed beast. Obito and Madara train it to attack Naruto's group, overpowering them. Before their defeat, the Shinobi Alliance comes to Naruto's defense. Despite their efforts, the beast becomes more powerful. Several allies (including Neji) die protecting Naruto, who is in shock. Hinata Hyuga encourages him to continue fighting to protect their wills. Naruto shares Kurama's chakra with his comrades to create another combination which severs Obito and Madara's link to the Ten-Tails.|
|65||Hashirama and Madara|
Hashirama to Madara (柱間とマダラ)
|July 4, 2013 |
|April 1, 2014|
|In Konoha, Orochimaru summons the shikigami to revive the four Hokages. Before he decides what to do with the Hokages, Sasuke asks them what they know of Konoha and the Uchiha's origins. The First Hokage, Hashirama Senju, tells Sasuke that during his childhood the Senju and Uchiha clans were at war and he met Madara in secret. Sharing the objective of a world without war, Hashirama and Madara became friends. However, they were found by their clans and became leaders (and enemies) in the war. After years of fighting, Madara accepted Hashirama's proposal to end the war and Konoha was created; however, the two clans' hatred resulted in Madara abandoning Konoha. Madara kept attacking the village until he was apparently killed by Hashirama. Realizing that Hashirama and Itachi shared the same dreams, Sasuke accompanies Orochimaru, Taka and the Hokages to the battlefield.|
|66||The New Three|
Aratanaru sansukumi (新たなる三竦み)
|September 4, 2013 |
|July 1, 2014|
|As the battle between the Ninja Alliance and the Uchiha rages, Obito takes Kakashi to another dimension to keep him from attacking the Ten-Tails. During hand-to-hand combat in the Kamui dimension, the alliance tries to stop the tailed beast from leaving the area. They are joined by Sasuke, Jugo and the reanimated Hokages, who create a barrier around the area while Sasuke rejoins his former teammates from Konoha to stop the Ten-Tails. Kakashi mortally wounds Obito when he returns to the battlefield. Madara tries to revive Obito with his life; Obito resists, sealing the Ten-Tails within himself as its new host.|
|December 4, 2013 |
|October 7, 2014|
|After becoming the Ten Tails' host, Obito attacks the Second, Third and Fourth Hokages and Madara faces the First. As the Hokages are overpowered, Naruto and Sasuke aid them but are powerless against the Ten-Tails' host. To restore his son's strength, Minato shares Kurama's other half (sealed within him) so they can fight Obito together. Obito releases the true form of the Ten-Tails, the Divine Tree, which attacks the Ninja Alliance to seize their chakras and create the illusionary world. Unwilling to surrender, Naruto and Sasuke again confront Obito after he transfers his suffering to Ino.|
|March 4, 2014 |
|December 2, 2014|
|Naruto and Sasuke continue fighting against Obito, while the Alliance joins forces with the Hokages and Orochimaru to destroy the Divine Tree. Naruto and Sasuke overwhelm Obito, allowing Naruto to free the tailed beasts inside him. Kakashi tries to kill the defeated Obito, but is stopped by Minato. Naruto and Sasuke help Hashirama face Madara. To atone for his actions, Obito sacrifices his life to revive the people he killed; however, Black Zetsu forces him to revive Madara instead.|
|69||The Start of a Crimson Spring|
Akaki haru no hajimari (紅き春の始まり)
|May 2, 2014 |
|March 3, 2015|
|With the Rinnegan and his new life, Madara absorbs Hashirama's chakra and uses the sealing statue to reclaim all the tailed beasts (including Naruto's Nine-Tailed Fox, nearly killing his host). Sasuke and the Second Hokage are defeated by Madara. Tobi, the spiral White Zetsu befriended by Obito during his time with Madara, appears and attacks the Ninja Alliance. Gaara grabs Naruto and brings him to Sakura, who performs CPR. Gaara then brings him to the Fourth Hokage to give him his part of the Nine-Tailed Fox's chakra, but it is stolen by Black Zetsu. Madara confronts Minato's group to recover his Rinnegan from Obito. The reformed Obito allies with Kakashi, distracting Madara as Obito passes Naruto the tailed beasts' chakra. Guy decides to sacrifice his life fighting Madara.|
|70||Naruto and the Sage of Six Paths|
Naruto to Rikudō Sennin...!! (ナルトと六道仙人...!!)
|August 4, 2014 |
|June 2, 2015|
|Guy battles Madara; Naruto and Sasuke have a dream in which they talk with the Sage of the Six Paths, who identifies them as reincarnations of his two children. Since Madara is also a reincarnation, the Sage gives Naruto and Sasuke his chakra to stop him. When he awakens, Naruto saves Guy and begins battling Madara with Sasuke. They overwhelm Madara, forcing him to retreat to another dimension to steal Obito's Rinnegan. He uses the two Rinnegans to activate Infinite Tsukuyomi and place humanity under an illusion. Madara confronts Team 7 (who have avoided the illusion), but is stabbed in the back by Black Zetsu. Madara mutates into Kaguya Otsutsuki, the Sage's mother, who wants to transform humanity into White Zetsus.|
|71||I Love You Guys|
Daisuki da (大好きだ)
|November 4, 2014 |
|August 4, 2015|
|Kaguya faces Naruto and Sasuke (who plan to use their new powers to seal her in her native dimension), and transports Sasuke to another dimension to stop them. While Kaguya faces Naruto alone, Sakura and Obito search for Sasuke by using the Sakura's chakra and Obito's eye technique. Although they bring Sasuke back to the battlefield, Obito sacrifices himself to protect Team 7 from an attack. Willing his dream of becoming Hokage to Naruto, Obito passes away and rejoins Rin in the afterlife. He transfers his energy to Kakashi so that he can use his Mangekyo Sharingan. With Kakashi and Sakura's help, Naruto and Sasuke seal Kaguya.|
|February 4, 2015 |
|October 6, 2015|
|As Team 7 returns to their world, the Hokage and Obito bid them farewell and depart for the afterlife as Madara dies of his injuries. Before he and Naruto can undo the illusion, Sasuke reveals his intention to murder the Kage and Naruto (canceling the Infinite Tsukiyomi with the captured Tailed Beasts and killing them as well). Sasuke explains his intention to begin a worldwide revolution to reform the ninja system, which Naruto forbids. Sasuke knocks Sakura out to keep her from interfering, and he and Naruto agree to settle things at the Valley of the End (where their conflict began). The battle ends with both ninja losing their dominant arms and Sasuke's redemption by Naruto. After Sakura saves them from bleeding to death, Naruto and Sasuke cancel the Infinite Tsukiyomi. Kakashi becomes the Sixth Hokage and pardons Sasuke, who decides to travel the world. Several years later, with a new arm and married to Hinata, Naruto (now the Seventh Hokage) attends the Five Kage Summit in Konoha after dealing with the antics of his son, Boruto Uzumaki.|
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