Naruto Shippuden

The BEST episodes of Naruto Shippuden

Every episode of Naruto Shippuden ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Naruto Shippuden!

Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.

Last Updated: 6/4/2022Network: TV Tokyo
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Thank You
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9.11
403 votes

#1 - Thank You

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/9/2012

The Nine Tails, having been released from Madara's control, continues to wreck havoc in the city. The Third Hokage summons the Monkey King Enma and drives the Nine Tails away from the city. Minato then returns to the city and with the help of the toad Gamabunta is able to restrain the Nine Tails long enough for him to teleport it along with his family to the outskirts of the village. Kushina binds the Nine Tails and as Minato prepares to do the Reaper Death Seal to seal away half of the Nine Tails Chakra and seal the rest inside Naruto using the Eight Trigrams Seal. He also seals a bit of Kushina's chakra to help Naruto tame the Nine Tails. All of this is witnessed by the Third Hokage and a few other ninja.

Directors: Hayato Date
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Hidden Leaf Story, The Perfect Day for a Wedding, Part 7: The Message
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9.05
289 votes

#2 - Hidden Leaf Story, The Perfect Day for a Wedding, Part 7: The Message

Season 22 - Episode 42 - Aired 3/23/2017

Naruto had once lived a lonely existence, ostracized by everyone. But Iruka's words and his very presence have supported Naruto to this day. As Naruto's wedding nears, Iruka begins to lose sight of what he was to Naruto, and is unsure of what to say for his message.

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The Fourth Hokage's Death Match
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9.03
406 votes

#3 - The Fourth Hokage's Death Match

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/9/2012

Kushina successfully delivers Naruto but their celebration comes short when Madara suddenly appears and kills Taji and Biwako. Madara attempts to kill Naruto but Minato quickly saves Naruto from explosion, and as Minato fled and put Naruto to safety Madara manages to release Nine Tails from Kushina. Madara takes control of the Nine Tails by using his Sharingan and tries to eliminate Kushina, but quickly saved by Minato and being brought back to Naruto. Madara summons Nine Tails to start the carnage over Konoha and Minato prepares himself to face Madara. As Minato arrives in Konoha and Nine Tails' Tailed Beast Ball was being absorbed, Madara appears on Minato and tries to grab him however Minato teleports and been easily followed by Madara. Minato and Madara start their clash, and Minato cleverly defeats Madara using his Rasengan and applying the contract seal to remove control on Nine Tails.

Directors: Hayato Date
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Congratulations
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9.02
330 votes

#4 - Congratulations

Season 22 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/1/2016

Team 7 joins forces and succeeds in sealing away Kaguya, and the Tailed Beasts that Kaguya absorbed are also freed. Black Zetsu escapes the seal to lie in wait for another time to resurrect his mother, but Naruto is not about to let him go!

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Naruto and Sasuke
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8.94
372 votes

#5 - Naruto and Sasuke

Season 22 - Episode 19 - Aired 9/29/2016

Naruto and Sasuke have both become such high-level shinobi that each knows exactly what the other is thinking just by exchanging attacks. Despite knowing how Naruto feels, Sasuke is determined to cut him down.

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The Unison Sign
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8.94
369 votes

#6 - The Unison Sign

Season 22 - Episode 20 - Aired 10/6/2016

Naruto and Sasuke are enveloped in a huge, intense light after exchanging attacks. When they come to, scenes from their childhood unfold. Is this just a figment of their imagination? Or could this be the afterlife?

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The Allied Shinobi Forces Jutsu
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8.91
228 votes

#7 - The Allied Shinobi Forces Jutsu

Season 17 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/22/2014

Naruto is confused at first over not being able to sense the Ten-Tails, so Kurama tells him that the Ten-Tails is akin to natural energy, prompting Naruto to stagger when he senses it in Sage Mode. Madara and Obito take command of the Ten-Tails, and discuss whether they should move their plans along or test its power. Kurama develops a strategy against the Ten-Tails, resulting in a gamble with a Kakashi releasing B from Kamui's dimension right in front of the beast to target its eye, but it simply flicks the Tailed Beast Ball right back at B. Running low on chakra, B and Naruto revert from their Tailed Beast Modes. Naruto moves in to create more shadow clones, but ends up discussing ideals with Obito. Obito has the Ten-Tails fire a Tailed Beast Ball at them, which misses due to the timely arrival and intervention of Ino, Hinata, and a few others. Several Aburame and Kirigakure shinobi disrupt sensing and conceal the battlefield. The rest of the Allied Shinobi Forces arrives at the battlefield, revealed as the Ten-Tails swipes its tail to blow away their cover. Naruto boldly claims that the Allied Shinobi Forces Technique is more powerful than the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Remaining unimpressed by their swollen numbers, Obito argues with Naruto some more, during which time Shikaku relays the Alliance a strategy through Inoichi's telepathy. The Alliance sequentially blinds the Ten-Tails, sinks it into the ground, and binds it with a quick-drying mixture of water and quicklime. Madara notes the good coordination from shinobi from different countries. Shikaku instructs the Alliance to cooperate with Naruto in exploiting the limits of Obito's intangibility, and taijutsu-capable shinobi to attack Madara. As their assault begins, Obito and Madara note that they cling to hope that doesn't exist as the Ten-Tails begins changing.

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The Five Kage Assemble
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8.90
316 votes

#8 - The Five Kage Assemble

Season 15 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/1/2013

As Onoki and the remaining Fourth Division members tackle both Madara and Mū, Tsunade and A make preparations of heading to Madara's location in a very risky gambit with Mabui's Heavenly Transfer Jutsu, which would likely kill them as it is meant for transporting objects. However, Tsunade decides to take the gamble using her Reverse Seal: Release. Shikaku telepathically communicates to Genma to have him, Raidō and Iwashi to perform the Flying Raijin Justu to transport Mei to Madara's location as well after Black Zetsu is kept at bay by Naruto long enough for Chojuro to defeat the inhuman being. When the other Kage arrive at the battlefield, Tsunade heals Gaara and Onoki while A and Mei engage Madara as Dodai and the Hokage Guard Platoon chase after the Kabuto-controlled Mū. Once healed, the two saving A and Mei from their enemy's Yasaka Magatama, Gaara holds Madara at bay while Onoki joins the Kage under the cover of Mei's Hiding in Mist Jutsu to use a jutsu that effects A's weight so he can knock Mū and Madara a distance away. Though Naruto wants to help, Tsunade tells the boy that they will deal with Madara while he goes after the "other Madara". As the clone disperses, the Kage leave him one word: "win".

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The Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant
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8.88
513 votes

#9 - The Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired 10/29/2009

Jiraiya realizes that the six Pains are all ninja he's met before. Putting various pieces of information together, Jiraiya figures out Pain's true identity, but Pain doesn't intend to allow Jiraiya to leave with that information alive. Elsewhere, the fated meeting between Itachi and Sasuke arrives, and Sasuke foresees Itachi's death.

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Two-Man Team
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8.85
347 votes

#10 - Two-Man Team

Season 15 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/5/2013

Naruto succeeds in removing and destroying Son's chakra receiver, but is upset on learning that Son still isn't free. Son leaves him a gift before being resealed into the Gedo Statue. Intent on going full-out, Tobi has all the other jinchūriki fully transform into their tailed beasts. Kurama offers to lend Naruto more of its power, and is annoyed that Naruto thanks it for the earlier help against Madara. Naruto and Kurama meld their chakra, and Naruto notifies B and Gyūki that they still have a lot of power left to use. Gyūki wonders if Naruto and Kurama are cooperating. Naruto acknowledges Kurama as a comrade from the Hidden Leaf, opening the gates restricting it. Newly empowered, Naruto deflects five Tailed Beast Balls fired against Guy and Kakashi, changes into a full tailed beast form, and begins attacking the tailed beasts, having created a clone to locate their chakra receivers. The five tailed beasts make a collaborative Tailed Beast Ball, which Naruto matches with one of his own, sending the attacks into the sky. He sends clones through Kurama's chakra arms to remove the chakra receivers. Upon touching them, Naruto finds himself in a mental plane, along with Kurama, the other tailed beasts, and their jinchūriki. They talk, all of them introducing themselves to Naruto, and telling him about their earlier talk with Rōshi and Son. The tailed beasts each gift Naruto with a bit of their chakra, and Kurama recalls their last moments with the Sage of the Six Paths long ago. As Naruto removes the chakra receivers, Kurama asks the others if they agree that Naruto is the one the Sage spoke of, to which they agree. Naruto's tailed beast transformation ends, and Tobi reseals the other tailed beasts into the statue again, noting that nothing about Naruto's predicament has changed. Naruto denies this, explaining he learned many difficult names.

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Those Who Dance in the Shadows
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8.82
200 votes

#11 - Those Who Dance in the Shadows

Season 17 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/12/2014

Naruto follows the strategy which Shikaku relayed to him before his death to share Kurama's chakra with his comrades and hence make the Allied Shinobi Forces much stronger than before. Using their newly gained powers the allied forces corner the Ten-Tails and manage to sever Obito and Madara's bond with it. Meanwhile Sasuke, Orochimaru, Jugo and Suigetsu sneak into the Konoha and enter the Uchiha's Nakano Shrine, where Orochimaru breaks the Reaper Death Seal and performs the Reanimation Jutsu to reanimate all of the previous Hokages.

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The Ties That Bind
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8.80
233 votes

#12 - The Ties That Bind

Season 17 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/5/2014

In the midst of the Allied Shinobi Forces' attack, the Ten-Tails undergoes a sudden transformation which allows it to easily repel the attack as well as escape from the concrete pit. Madara and Obito then begin launching Tailed-Beast Balls in all directions, eventually targeting the Allied HQ. Realizing the inevitable, Shikaku has Inoichi relay one final plan to the Alliance in order to stop Madara and Obito, before the HQ is annihilated. Afterwards, Madara outlines his plan to become the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki to Obito, before the latter has the Ten-Tails launch a barrage of wooden spikes at the Alliance, killing countless more shinobi, and also resulting in Neji receiving a fatal wound after defending Naruto. As Neji dies in Naruto's arms, Obito uses the opportunity to demoralize Naruto. However, Hinata with support from Kurama steps in and boosts Naruto's morale. Afterwards, Obito recklessly launches a close-ranged Tailed-Beast Ball, which is repelled by the recovered Bee. Finally, drawing strength from the bonds he has made, Naruto prepares for a counterattack whilst infusing Hinata with Kurama's chakra.

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The Day Naruto Was Born
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8.77
197 votes

#13 - The Day Naruto Was Born

Season 17 - Episode 19 - Aired 10/2/2014

Minato is filled with regret during his confrontation with Obito. He thinks if only he had recognized Obito as the Masked Man during the assault on the Hidden Leaf Village, he could have stopped the attack, and maybe Kushina would not have died.

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The Infinite Dream
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8.76
277 votes

#14 - The Infinite Dream

Season 19 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/20/2015

Madara now possesses the Rinnegan in both eyes, and he is the strongest, most despicable enemy the newly reunited Team 7 has ever faced. Kakashi calls upon Team 7 to recall their first lesson with the bells, and to use teamwork!

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The New Three-Way Deadlock
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8.75
200 votes

#15 - The New Three-Way Deadlock

Season 17 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/28/2014

Bearing a close resemblance to the Legendary Sannin, Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke make a stunning arrival on the battlefield with each of their summonings.

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I Will Love You Always
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8.75
396 votes

#16 - I Will Love You Always

Season 15 - Episode 19 - Aired 11/21/2013

Back at the front lines, the five Kage struggle to hold their own against Madara's Susanoo-clad wood clones. Despite these great odds, Ōnoki rallies them to fight, noting that they need to fulfil a task at which cannot be failed. Madara realises that Ōnoki is the problem and that he must break his will. With that, the Kage go on the offensive against Madara's clones once more. The situation soon takes a turn for the worst as Madara in turn responded with his full power by activating his final Susanoo and proceeds to using its sword to attack them. Elsewhere at the cave, Itachi commands Kabuto to put an end to the Impure World Reincarnation, during which time Sasuke states his resolve to destroy the village that made his brother suffer for so long while bidding farewell to Itachi altogether. As the lights surrounding the reincarnated shinobi begin to illuminate the battlefield as they faded into pillars of light, Itachi approaches Sasuke and uses his Sharingan to show Sasuke everything about the Uchiha clan massacre. With the truth revealed to Sasuke at last, Itachi then imparts his final words to his brother, stating that no matter what happens or what he does from here on out, he will love him always.

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The Sage of the Six Paths
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8.74
281 votes

#17 - The Sage of the Six Paths

Season 19 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/30/2015

Naruto wakes up and encounters the legendary shinobi, the Sage of Six Paths. He reveals to Naruto that he is the reincarnation of his son, Ashura, and that Sasuke is the reincarnation of Indra, Ashura's older brother.

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The Final Battle
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8.73
345 votes

#18 - The Final Battle

Season 22 - Episode 18 - Aired 9/29/2016

Naruto and Sasuke have both become such high-level shinobi that each knows exactly what the other is thinking just by exchanging attacks. Despite knowing how Naruto feels, Sasuke is determined to cut him down.

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Pursuing Hope
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8.73
217 votes

#19 - Pursuing Hope

Season 17 - Episode 22 - Aired 10/23/2014

Naruto's past, thoughts, and feelings flow into the consciousness of every shinobi, unifying their hearts.

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The Legacy
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8.72
417 votes

#20 - The Legacy

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired 10/18/2007

Gaara's body has finally been recovered, and Chiyo determines that there is only one way to save him. It's up to her and the entire village to prove to Gaara that he is loved, and Naruto shows Gaara that he does have a friend.

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An Opening
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8.70
194 votes

#21 - An Opening

Season 17 - Episode 18 - Aired 9/25/2014

Obito has gained complete control over his power as the Ten Tails Jinchuriki. His powerful, cold-blooded attacks force Naruto and his friends into a corner.

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Planetary Devastation!
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8.69
536 votes

#22 - Planetary Devastation!

Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired 7/1/2010

Naruto's rage pushes him to unleash six of the Kyubi's tails against Pain. In order to combat this menace, Pain is forced to rely upon his most powerful technique to stop Naruto. Will Pain succeed in defeating Naruto, or will the most unexpected of allies appear to calm Naruto down?

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The All-Knowing
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8.69
221 votes

#23 - The All-Knowing

Season 17 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/19/2014

Sasuke returns to the Hidden Leaf Village seeking answers, and standing before him are First Hokage Hashirama, Second Hokage Tobirama, Third Hokage Hiruzen, and Fourth Hokage Minato, all reanimated.

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Kakashi vs. Obito
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8.68
230 votes

#24 - Kakashi vs. Obito

Season 17 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/4/2014

Kakashi holds on to the hope that Obito can return to being the young man that he remembers. But Obito has abandoned the present as well as the memories of his friends and is determined to end the world!

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I'm in Hell
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8.68
265 votes

#25 - I'm in Hell

Season 15 - Episode 25 - Aired 1/16/2014

Obito is tended to by two Zetsu clones, who help in his rehabilitation, while also telling him about Madara's goal and annoying Obito with potty humor. Obito recovers and gets used to his new artificial body parts, undergoing possible months of training to get used to them. One day, Zetsu arrives with news of Obito's team-mates being in danger, surrounded by Mist ninjas. When Obito fails to break through the rock blocking the exist, the Spiral Zetsu offers himself as an armour for Obito. Obito draws power from the Gedo Statue to break the rock. Madara tells Obito he will properly thank him in the future, and that Obito will come back to him. On his way to the battle site, Obito has a vision of Rin through his empty eye-socket but ignores it. He arrives just in time to realize that Kakashi has run his Chidori through Rin's chest although Rin manages to say Kakashi's name before hitting the ground, dead. As Kakashi studies Rin's body, both he and Obito unknowingly awaken both their Mangekyō Sharingan. Kakashi passes out from exhaustion while Obito, enraged and grief-stricken over witnessing Rin's death proceeds to massacre the Mist ninjas while managing to avoid their attacks. Obito first kills some ninja before slaughtering the rest using Wood Style: Cutting Springs. Having slaughtered the Mist ninja force, standing in a pool of blood and watching Rin's dead body, Obito concludes he is in hell as he mourns the death of the girl he loved.

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