The BEST Episodes of Naruto Shippuden

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 20, 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.

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

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

Season 22 - Episode 42 - Aired Mar 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.

star 9.11
252 votes
Congratulations

#2 - Congratulations

Season 22 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 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!

star 9.03
292 votes
Thank You

#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.

star 9.01
360 votes
Directors: Hayato Date
Writers: Masashi Kishimoto
The Fourth Hokage's Death Match!

#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.

star 9.00
364 votes
Directors: Hayato Date
Writers: Masashi Kishimoto
Naruto and Sasuke

#5 - Naruto and Sasuke

Season 22 - Episode 19 - Aired Sep 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.

star 8.90
334 votes
The Unison Sign

#6 - The Unison Sign

Season 22 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 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?

star 8.89
333 votes
The Five Kage Assemble

#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".

star 8.89
280 votes
The Allied Shinobi Forces Jutsu

#8 - 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.

star 8.88
199 votes
Two-Man Team

#9 - 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.

star 8.83
306 votes
The Tale of the Gallant Jiraiya

#10 - 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.

star 8.81
472 votes
The Ties That Bind

#11 - 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.

star 8.80
204 votes
Those Who Dance in the Shadows

#12 - 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.

star 8.80
173 votes
The Infinite Dream

#13 - The Infinite Dream

Season 19 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 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!

star 8.80
251 votes
The Sage of the Six Paths

#14 - The Sage of the Six Paths

Season 19 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 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.

star 8.78
254 votes
Power - Episode 6

#15 - Power - Episode 6

Season 13 - Episode 35 - Aired Jan 10, 2013

Naruto is overcome by the Ama no Hoko's power and lies unconscious, when the real Nine Tails offers to lend him strength.

star 8.76
206 votes
The Next Generation

#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.

star 8.76
366 votes
Father and Mother

#17 - 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.

star 8.75
315 votes
Instant Esthetics

#18 - 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!

star 8.73
316 votes
I Will Love You Always

#19 - 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.

star 8.72
354 votes
The Day of Naruto's Birth

#20 - The Day of Naruto's Birth

Season 17 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 2, 2014

star 8.72
171 votes
Pursuing Hope

#21 - Pursuing Hope

Season 17 - Episode 22 - Aired Oct 23, 2014

star 8.71
195 votes
The Sharingan Revived

#22 - The Sharingan Revived

Season 22 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 25, 2016

Chakra—whose energy connects this world to those beyond—allows Obito to leave Rin's side for a moment and appear in Kakashi’s inner psyche. Obito gives him his Magekyo Sharingan and leaves with a parting wish that Kakashi become the Sixth Hokage.

star 8.71
274 votes
The Final Battle

#23 - The Final Battle

Season 22 - Episode 18 - Aired Sep 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.

star 8.70
312 votes
She of the Beginning

#24 - She of the Beginning

Season 22 - Episode 1 - Aired May 12, 2016

Kaguya Otsutsuki suddenly emerges from Madara’s body. She is the mother of Hagoromo, the Sage of the Six Paths who entrusted his powers to Naruto and Sasuke. Kaguya’s power is immense and instantly sends Naruto and Sasuke to an alternate dimension. Naruto and Sasuke are the only ones who can seal away Kaguya, but they can’t find a jutsu that works against her!

star 8.70
328 votes
Danzo's Right Arm

#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?

star 8.68
391 votes