The BEST Episodes of Naruto Shippuden
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2020
Network: TV Tokyo
Naruto: Shippuden is an anime series adapted from Part II of the Naruto manga series by Masashi Kishimoto. The series is directed by Hayato Date and produced by Studio Pierrot and TV Tokyo. Naruto: Shippuden is a continuation of the Naruto manga, and continues the same storyline after the passing of two and a half years in the Naruto universe. It began broadcasting on TV Tokyo on February 15, 2007.
#1 - Hidden Leaf Story, The Perfect Day for a Wedding, Part 7: The Message
Season 22 - Episode 42 - Aired Mar 23, 2017
The wedding is a week away. Iruka thinks about Naruto from his childhood and how he still hasn't given his message for the wedding. After class, he talks with Hinata, who says everything is ready. While cooking dinner, Iruka is visited by Naruto, who asks Iruka to attend as his father. Iruka happily agrees and realizes that Naruto also doesn't see their relationship as teacher and student but as family. Iruka gives his message, warning Hinata of Naruto's immature tendencies and Naruto better make her happy. On the day of the wedding, everyone attending gives packets of money as the five Kage arrive. Shikamaru and Temari, as well as Ino and Sai, attend as a couples. Sakura receives a congratulations letter from Sasuke's hawk and the two think about each other while he continues traveling. Naruto looks at Minato's head stone as Hinata thinks about Neji. Hiashi and Hanabi come in to tell them it's time. Hinata and Naruto then begin walking to the ceremony to get married.
#2 - The Unison Sign
Season 22 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 6, 2016
Thinking they are dead, Naruto and Sasuke have flashbacks of their childhood and how they both felt pain as orphans. Sasuke thinks of what it means as Hokage and remembers his brother, and the Uchiha massacre. Both wake up to find they have both lost an arm. Sasuke asks Naruto why he continues pursuing him and is dissatisfied with Naruto's reply they are friends. Naruto explains he feels pain when Sasuke is going through a tough time. Sasuke admits he feels the same way and has always been jealous of Naruto. Sasuke sees Naruto's memories of Itachi explaining the meaning of Hokage and realizes his newfound desire to return to his friends. The next morning, both are still unable to move and Sasuke is amused at Naruto for still wanting to fight, and he admits defeat. He asks Naruto to use his Rinnegan to undo the Infinite Tsukuyomi after his death but Naruto refuses because he wants Sasuke to work with everyone else. Sasuke is moved to tears by Naruto's words. The ruined hands of the statues and blood flowing out from their amputated arms then depict the unison seal, alluding Naruto and Sasuke's reconciliation.
#3 - Congratulations
Season 22 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 1, 2016
Naruto and Sasuke perform the sealing Six Paths - Chibaku Tensei on Kaguya to seal her away. She reverts back to the Gedo Statue and the tailed beasts, including Madara, are freed. Son Goku compliments that Kurama's jinchuriki really gets it done and Kurama agrees. Kaguya is imprisoned in a levitating satellite as Sasuke tells Sakura and Kakashi that Naruto still had something to do but they needed to get far away. Black Zetsu says he will still find a way to revive Kaguya and mocks the shinobi world again. Naruto berates it for its words and throws it to the satellite, sealing it with Kaguya. With the sealing complete, Team 7 wonders how they can escape the time-space. Hagoromo and all the previous Kage bring Team 7 and the tailed beasts back, and Hagoromo congratulates them for saving the world. Hashirama and the dying Madara reconcile and Naruto shares a final goodbye with his father Minato, who wishes him a happy 17th birthday and promises to tell Kushina everything Naruto has told him. All the Reanimated Kage return to the Pure Land.
#4 - She of the Beginning
Season 22 - Episode 1 - Aired May 12, 2016
#5 - Naruto and Sasuke
Season 22 - Episode 19 - Aired Sep 29, 2016
Naruto uses shadow clones to distract Sasuke while one clone amasses nature energy to fight back against Sasuke's Perfect Susanoo. Once ready, the clones merge into a single avatar and create two huge Rasenshuriken. Sasuke is delighted that Naruto is finally getting serious but Naruto shouts he wants to win against Sasuke fairly. Naruto's attack and Sasuke's Indra's Arrow collide, creating a titanic explosion and hurricane-like vortex that devastates the Final Valley and its surrounding forest, including decapitating the statues. Drained of chakra, they resort to taijutsu. Sakura wakes up from Sasuke's genjustu and learns of their battle. The battle between the two boys continues on until they are both so exhausted and injured that they can barely stand. Despite being exhausted, Sasuke uses his Rinnegan's power to absorb the chakra Kurama amassed for Naruto and prepares to kill him, but Naruto counter-punches him due to Sasuke running out of enough energy to keep his Sharingan active. Sasuke prepares a Blaze Release Chidori to end the battle and Kurama hands over the last of his chakra by fist-bumping with Naruto, and remembers when Naruto vowed to eliminate Sasuke's and the tailed beast's hatred. Naruto creates a Rasengan while imagining all his friends helping him. Their attacks collide and the resulting explosion destroys the remaining statues and engulfs Naruto and Sasuke.
#6 - The Sage of the Six Paths
Season 19 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 30, 2015
#7 - Pursuing Hope
Season 17 - Episode 22 - Aired Oct 23, 2014
#8 - The Sharingan Revived
Season 22 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 25, 2016
Obito meets Rin in the Afterlife, where Rin tells him that she was always watching over him and is now happy for him, where all the memories of Rin came flowing to Obito. Obito asks Rin to wait a little longer to help Kakashi, he doesn't want Kakashi to interfere in their time alone. Obito uses Kamui to appear in Kakashi's conscious and tells him he came back to help him and that he wants him to become the Sixth Hokage and Naruto to become the Seventh Hokage. Kakashi opens his eyes and becomes Kakashi of the Sharingan again, but this time with the Sharingan in both eyes. Naruto and Sasuke continue to attack Kaguya with Naruto using nine Rasenshurikens, each having the nature of all nine tailed beasts, and attacks Kaguya with their fury. The tailed beast chakra inside Kaguya becomes unstable and starts reacting to the tailed beasts inside Naruto. Kaguya then starts attacking everywhere aimlessly, becomes a rabbit like creature, and one of her arms touches Naruto's clone. Naruto says that it will suck all the chakra if it touches anyone. When one of the attacks start approaching Sakura, Naruto asks Sasuke to save her using his left eye's ability, but they see her rescued by another Susano. Both of them wonder who it was, which turns out to be Kakashi who uses Kamui Shuriken and severed many of Kaguya's arms. Naruto starts attacking Kaguya on both sides using shadow clone. With the clone coming from Kaguya's right side, and the Original from her left side, she launches an Ash Bone from the right, striking clone Naruto, which was then replaced by Sasuke, using his left eye's ability. Just when Kaguya fears and decides to shift dimensions, Sakura punches her in the back of her head. Kakashi becomes happy to see their teamwork and remembers about the time when he first met them. After a severe punch from Sakura, Naruto and Sasuke place their sealing jutsu on Kaguya at last.
#9 - The Valley of the End
Season 22 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 8, 2016
Hagoromo wants to end the Infinite Tsukuyomi and by combining Naruto's tailed beast chakra and Sasuke's Rinnegan, they can end the genjutsu. But Sasuke plans to eliminate all traces of the tailed beasts including Naruto as he is the Jinchuriki host of all the nine tailed beasts.Sasuke declares to Naruto that he will be the Hokage at the Final Vally.
#10 - The Allied Shinobi Forces Jutsu
Season 17 - Episode 2 - Aired May 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.
#11 - Connecting Thoughts
Season 22 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 4, 2016
Kaguya separates Naruto and Sasuke at Black Zetsu's suggestion. Naruto's clone, Obito, Sakura and Kakashi watch Naruto fighting Kaguya. Obito is certain that he can synchronise his Kamui with Kaguya's Space–Time Ninjutsu to retrieve Sasuke. Kaguya notices them, but keeps focused on the real Naruto. Kaguya attacks the real Naruto, who uses Kokuō's chakra to enhance his taijutsu, and the two clash. Kaguya is pressured by Naruto's clones, and opens another rift. Obito syncs with it, and Naruto follows Kaguya through it. Black Zetsu notices Naruto followed them to Kaguya's main dimension. Black Zetsu urges Kaguya to kill Naruto, despite her wish to absorb his chakra. Kaguya strikes Naruto with her bones. Believing to have killed the original, Kaguya returns to her ice dimension. Obito and Sakura appear from Kamui's dimension, intent on finding Sasuke. Kaguya and Black Zetsu are surprised that Naruto's clones are still in the ice dimension. Sakura channels her stored chakra into Obito, who begins looking for Sasuke through Kaguya's dimensions. Black Zetsu determines the original Naruto has Truth-Seeking Balls. Obito and Sakura find Sasuke, who manages to cross the opening created by Obito's Kamui with his Amenotejikara.
#12 - A Fabricated Past
Season 22 - Episode 4 - Aired May 26, 2016
After Hagoromo completed his training under the Toad Sage, unable to contact Hamura via messenger toad, he decides to confront his mother. But before Hagoromo leaves, Gamamaru gives him a special seal tag instilled with great sage power refined over the centuries in case he must replenish. Hagoromo confronts Kaguya about her actions, the latter beyond reason as she deems her son an ungrateful brat before having a brain-washed Hamura attack his brother. While forced to fight his brother to the death, Hagoromo's Sharingan evolves into the Rinnegan and uses the seal tag to restore Hamura's free will. With both sons against her, a livid Kaguya merges herself into the God Tree and transforms into the Ten-Tails to siphon their chakra. The battle lasted for months before the brothers were able to defeat Kaguya, their mother sealed inside Hagoromo's body. Researching the Infinite Tsukiyomi, Hagoromo was able to free most of the people bound in the God Tree and later extracts his mother's chakra and divides it into the tailed beasts before sealing the now-powerless Gedo Statue within the moon. Hamura, understanding their mother's reason, departs to the moon with his family to watch over her while his brother, revered as the Sage of Six Paths, works to spread Ninshu across the world. However, revealed to have been created by Kaguya seconds before she was sealed, Black Zetsu explains that his purpose was to shape events to enable Kaguya's return.
#13 - The Successor
Season 22 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 21, 2016
Hagoromo chooses Asura as his successor, to the surprise of all. Indra asks why Hagoromo did not chose him. Hagoromo received word the village Indra was sent to is almost destroyed, and asks how Indra performed his task. He responds he did the same as Asura, giving the village water and destroying what was left of the God Tree, and that he did it alone. Hagoromo reveals that after Indra left, the villagers began fighting over the water rights, almost destroying the village. Hagoromo commends Indra for his Sharingan, and asks him to support Asura in upholding Ninshū. Indra leaves, followed by two of people loyal to him. That night, by themselves, Indra's followers think they should appeal to Hagoromo. Indra thanks them, and kills them. A feast is held to celebrate Asura's appointment. Taizō and Kanna discuss Indra and Asura. Asura questions Hagoromo's decision, and Hagoromo explains how Indra's Sharingan has impaired his ability to understand others, unlike Asura. Hagoromo asks Asura to join forces with Indra, and imparts Asura with power. Indra attacks the celebration, denouncing love as the way to shape Ninshū, seeing cooperation as a sign of weakness. Hagoromo and Asura note his Mangekyō Sharingan. Indra attacks, but Asura is able to withstand his attack, surprising him. Indra uses Susanoo. Hagoromo and the other Ninshū followers join Asura. Asura blocks one of his attacks with Truth-Seeking Balls. After sharing of their chakra, Asura begins using Wood Release, and defeats Indra. Indra escapes, vowing to never acknowledge Asura. Hagoromo recounts how Indra began a sect that emphasises power, and how Black Zetsu tampered with the Stone Tablet he left behind to warn about the Sharingan. As he dies, Hagoromo tells Asura of Indra's visit the night before, when he vowed to reincarnate until love-led Ninshū ceases to be. Hagoromo finishes his story to the four Hokage.
#14 - The Two of Them...Always
Season 22 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 11, 2016
Hagoromo explains Team 7's current situation to the four Hokage, and how it was possible for his spirit to manifest from Madara's severed half. He mentions a jutsu he can no longer perform, having given much of his chakra to Naruto and Sasuke. Obito suffers from the intense chakra he used to find Sasuke, and thinks back to Rin, his old dreams of being Hokage, and his rivalry with Kakashi. Obito focuses on getting the three of them back to the others. Kaguya and Black Zetsu focus their efforts in attack the Naruto with Truth-Seeking Balls on his back, several shadow clones protecting it. Kakashi worries about being of little use in the fight. Obito returns with Sasuke and Sakura. Kaguya ensnares Naruto with her hair and strikes him down, only for it to be a clone as well, the real Naruto having passed it the Truth-Seeking Balls. Kaguya shifts to a high-gravity dimension, bringing everyone, including Kaguya herself, to the ground. Kaguya attacks them with her bones, but the high gravity interferes with her aim. She strikes again, compensating for it, but Obito and Kakashi throw themselves in front of it, thinking of Rin. Obito sends the bone that would have hit Kakashi away with Kamui, while he himself is struck. Obito tells Kakashi to stay a little longer.
#15 - The Eight Inner Gates Formation
Season 19 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 23, 2015
#16 - My True Dream
Season 17 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 24, 2014
#17 - The New Three-Way Deadlock
Season 17 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 28, 2014
#18 - The Five Kage Assemble
Season 15 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 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".