The BEST Episodes of Naruto Shippuden
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 12, 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 - 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.
#3 - Thank You
Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 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.
#4 - The Fourth Hokage's Death Match!
Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 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.
#5 - The Sage of the Six Paths
Season 19 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 30, 2015
Naruto wakes up and encounters the legendary shinobi, the Sage of Six Paths.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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".
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - To Rise Up
Season 19 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 13, 2015
Naruto has been revived and has acquired the Six Paths power. He rushes in to help, and his battle against Madara begins.
#11 - Two-Man Team
Season 15 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 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.
#12 - The Tale of the Gallant Jiraiya
Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 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.
#13 - Father and Mother
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Aug 2, 2007
The Iron Sand stops both puppets from moving. Chiyo's right arm (which she had turned into a puppet) gets clogged and broken as well. Chiyo thinks back to the past and remembers how Sasori created and controled his first puppets, Father and Mother. Sakura urges Chiyo to use her again as her puppet. With Chiyo's help, Sakura avoids the columns formed by the Iron Sand to attack her.
#14 - Those Who Dance in the Shadows
Season 17 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 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.
#15 - The Ties That Bind
Season 17 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 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.
#16 - The Next Generation
Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Oct 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.
#17 - Instant Esthetics
Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Sep 27, 2007
Kakashi must act quickly to calm Naruto down before he releases too much of Kyubi's power. Meanwhile, Deidara is cornered by Gai's team, and when he realizes that he can't defeat them, he decides that the only way he'll die is he takes everyone else with him!
#18 - Power - Episode 6
Season 13 - Episode 35 - Aired Jan 10, 2013
Final episode of the short filler arc
#19 - 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.
#20 - The Final Battle
Season 22 - Episode 18 - Aired Sep 29, 2016
Sasuke explains to Naruto that, based on Itachi's way to protect the village from the shadows, a Hokage is an individual who takes on the world's hatred for the greater of the good. Sasuke decides to kill Naruto to erase the past but Naruto refuses to let him. They begin their battle with taijutsu before Naruto enters Tailed Beast Mode and Sasuke uses Susanoo to go on the offensive. As they trade blows and mentally connect, Naruto points out the Kage are finally united but Sasuke retorts that is because they had common enemies and will go back bickering now that that's over, and he will be able to control the world as he deems appropriate. Gaining the upperhand, Sasuke mocks Naruto for being defensive and lacking killing intent, but Naruto says he doesn't want to kill him. As Hagoromo starts to disappear, Kakashi asks what should he do and Hagoromo asks him to continue having faith in his students. Declaring himself the strongest in the world, Sasuke uses chakra from the imprisoned tailed beasts and draws it into his Susanoo similar to the Gedo Statue.
#21 - Pursuing Hope
Season 17 - Episode 22 - Aired Oct 23, 2014
#22 - She of the Beginning
Season 22 - Episode 1 - Aired May 12, 2016
Naruto and Sasuke are the only ones who can seal away Kaguya, but they can’t find a jutsu that works against her!
#23 - I Will Love You Always
Season 15 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 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.
#24 - The Day of Naruto's Birth
Season 17 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 2, 2014
#25 - Danzo's Right Arm
Season 10 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 28, 2011
Madara brings Sasuke out of his dimension to battle Danzo. When Sasuke demands answers concerning Itachi, things turn ugly, and Danzo reveals a few tricks he has up his sleeves (literally). What is Danzo's true strength, and can Sasuke summon enough power to suppress it?