Naruto Shippuden

The WORST episodes of Naruto Shippuden

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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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Naruto vs. Mecha Naruto
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5.12
177 votes

#1 - Naruto vs. Mecha Naruto

Season 17 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/11/2014

Part 2 of a special two-part extra edition! The townspeople are going about their daily business on the streets of the Leaf Village when someone suddenly appears and starts sending them flying!

The Directive to Take the Nine Tails
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5.13
183 votes

#2 - The Directive to Take the Nine Tails

Season 17 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/11/2014

Part 1 of a special two-part extra edition! The townspeople are going about their daily business on the streets of the Leaf Village when someone suddenly appears and starts sending them flying!

The Forgotten Island
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5.60
263 votes

#3 - The Forgotten Island

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/2/2011

Naruto, Aoba, Guy and Yamato continue their voyage towards the Land of Lightning. The episode starts with a storm. During the storm a large bird takes Guy, and when the storm clears up they find an Island. This Island is said to be a summoning island where the large animals such as giant snake, centepede, spider and more live. Aoba saw a girl and tried to pursue her and it leads him to a house where he found a journal about the island. It is said on the journal that they tried to create an ultimate summoning animal. The girl leads Aoba to the research lab in the crater of the volcano where they found the ultimate summoning animal sleeping. Naruto, Guy and Yamato were brought by the large bird to the lab and some of the animals followed them and when the animals come close to the ultimate summoning animal it eats them and assimilates them. It appears that the ultimate summoning animal can use genjutsu and lightning style element. It appears that the girl that led Aoba to the lab is just an embodiment of her thoughts since the girl and the rest of the research team has already been eaten by the ultimate summoning animal. The thoughts of the girl tried to seal the ultimate summoning animal and Naruto used the rasen shuriken to kill the ultimate summoning animal and make it fall into the crater of the volcano.

Animal District
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5.95
372 votes

#4 - Animal District

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/11/2010

An ostrich tells a story of when Naruto, Rock Lee, and Shino, all led by Kotetsu, entered the Leaf Village's animal district in an effort to find and subdue him. However, he and the other animals proved that they weren't willing to go down without a fight.

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Battleship Island
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6.01
268 votes

#5 - Battleship Island

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/25/2011

On their way to the Land of Lightning, Naruto's ship gets caught in a storm. When the crew gets out of it, they encounter a savage group of pirates, who attempt to sink their boat and capture them. Yamato shields the boat with a Wood technique and they escape underwater in a sub-like contraption, which promptly falls apart. They wash up in an underwater cavern underneath the island the pirates had taken over some time ago. The residents of the island had taken refuge in the caves until they all died. Naruto swears to avenge them all. With a clever plan, Naruto and the ship are rocketed out of the island's dormant volcano top using underground hot springs and he successfully avenges the island folk by defeating the pirates.

The Ninja of Benisu
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6.02
277 votes

#6 - The Ninja of Benisu

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/11/2011

During their voyage, Naruto, Yamato, Guy, and Aoba stop at an island to recover from severe seasickness. There, they unexpectedly meet up with Sakura, Ino, and Chōji who are on an assignment to gather medical herbs for Tsunade. Ninja from the village of Benisu are also collecting medical herbs and have taken almost all of the herbs on the island. After an encounter in a cave on the island were Naruto saves the ninja from Benisu, they decide to give Konoha half of the herbs they collected.

Eat or Die! Mushrooms from Hell
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6.06
237 votes

#7 - Eat or Die! Mushrooms from Hell

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/22/2011

Naruto's ship stops at a port to resupply, as they prepare to head into the Sea Route of Silence, a stretch of ocean with no wind or fish, which takes two weeks to traverse. On the way, a mushroom Naruto bought from a merchant, which supposedly helps sailors avoid starvation, multiplies in the cargo hold and erodes Yamato's Wood Style chakra, disabling him. Naruto and Guy, after enduring a painfully long time without food, try the mushrooms, which poison them and cause them to act violently. Out of options for food, Naruto has Gamatatsu bring back Shima's meal of insects, which the crew eats, enabling them to survive and defeat a trio of thugs who attempt to raid their ship.

Jiraiya Ninja Scrolls: The Tale of Naruto the Hero - The Sealed Power
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6.08
208 votes

#8 - Jiraiya Ninja Scrolls: The Tale of Naruto the Hero - The Sealed Power

Season 20 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/12/2015

The Masked Man is satisfied that the Hidden Leaf Genin chose the importance of life over their mission, but orders his team to continue their surveillance. Meanwhile, Naruto is frustrated at his inabilities, and recalls why his father Minato sealed the Nine Tails inside of him.

The Cursed Ghost Ship
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6.09
273 votes

#9 - The Cursed Ghost Ship

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/18/2011

As they continue their voyage towards the Land of Lightning, Naruto, Aoba, Guy and Yamato sail through a thick fog. To pass the time, Yamato tells Aoba and Naruto some ghost stories (much to Naruto's dislike). One of which tells the story of a ship whose crew is comprised entirely of ghosts, which appears in thick fogs such as the one they were sailing through at the time, and can be identified by the flocks of crows that follow it. As Yamato tells the story, a seemingly abandoned ship which meets the exact same characteristics and conditions appears next to their ship. Yamato, Aoba and Naruto board the ship to investigate and Naruto comes across a young boy who says his name is Hishaku. He apparently lived alone on the ship and tended to it but he was once one of the crew of the ship until they were wiped out by a creature Hishaku called the "Skeleton Crab". This creature then attacks the boat, capturing Yamato. Naruto then tells Aoba to warn Guy and the rest of the crew. Naruto, with the help of Hishaku, defeats the Skeleton Crab, and Hishaku then reveals that he is, in fact, a ghost. When the crab attacked the first time, the captain told Hishaku that he was young and to save himself and ever since then, Hishaku's soul couldn't rest, because it felt guilty at letting its crewmates die. When the crab was defeated, Hishaku's soul, and the souls of the rest of the crew members who couldn't rest either, left with the ship, which really was a ghost ship.

The Closed Route
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6.13
257 votes

#10 - The Closed Route

Season 11 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/6/2011

Shikamaru begins to feel the pressure of shouldering the lives of his friends in the upcoming Fourth Shinobi World War. To help ease his mind, Shikaku sends his son along with Tenten on a mission to Mokuzu Island to replenish supplies. On the island, Shikamaru meets up with Naruto's group. Soon after they set sail, the fog around the area gets thicker and they encounter reef systems, a huge rock and a whirlpools again and again. Shikamaru figures that their ship is sailing through the bay in circles and tells Naruto and the others to sail straight for it and get swallowed up. The Mokuzu Criminal on seeing the ship wrecked arrives at the spot with his gang to loot the wreckage. Having stored the ship in Tenten's scroll, they proceed to defeat the criminals.

Sasuke's Paw Encyclopedia
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6.17
396 votes

#11 - Sasuke's Paw Encyclopedia

Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/2/2010

In the past, Naruto and Sakura joined Sasuke on a mission to collect the paw print of Nekomata, a large and powerful two-tailed ninja cat that ruled over all of the ninja cats.

Jiraiya Ninja Scrolls: The Tale of Naruto the Hero - The Masked Man
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6.17
216 votes

#12 - Jiraiya Ninja Scrolls: The Tale of Naruto the Hero - The Masked Man

Season 20 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/5/2015

The Masked Man shows Neji and Naruto images of past incidents that occurred in the Leaf Village. Meanwhile, Shikamaru and friends join up with Team Jiraiya to rescue the children. After fighting side by side with the Leaf, Yahiko and the others seem to have a change of heart.

Fight! Rock Lee!
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6.21
266 votes

#13 - Fight! Rock Lee!

Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/9/2011

Might Guy recalls their "visualization" training with Lee in order to avoid learning the Drunken Fist and forgetting an incident which Might Guy apologizes to the restaurant owner with humiliation. Lee, who is determined to train to be stronger than Naruto, follows Might Guy's orders and resemble animal fighting styles which represent on a restaurant menu. However they failed, until they tried on training on a moving boat. Like Guy who has seasickness, Lee also suffers from seasickness but he uses it to balance the boat which resembles exactly as the Drunken Fist fighting style. Guy lately realizes that Lee is also aware of the restaurant incident and Lee was only protecting Guy from a drunk man which causes the restaurant to be totally damaged.

Naruto: Outbreak
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6.23
348 votes

#14 - Naruto: Outbreak

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/28/2010

Sakura reflects upon a time when she was infected with a strange disease by Naruto. In order to find a cure, an order was issued for Naruto to be quarantined at all costs before he could infect anybody else.

Jiraiya Ninja Scrolls: The Tale of Naruto the Hero - The Mutual Path
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6.25
153 votes

#15 - Jiraiya Ninja Scrolls: The Tale of Naruto the Hero - The Mutual Path

Season 20 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/17/2015

Sasuke takes his frustrations out on Naruto and the two begin to fight, this time with their respective new jutsu. Minato steps in just before it turns into a disaster. From this encounter, Sasuke realizes that he is nowhere equal to Naruto in strength and joins the Leaf Police Force, determined to beat him one day.

Jiraiya Ninja Scrolls: The Tale of Naruto the Hero - The Rules or a Comrade
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6.25
192 votes

#16 - Jiraiya Ninja Scrolls: The Tale of Naruto the Hero - The Rules or a Comrade

Season 20 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/19/2015

Sasuke and Sakura join up with the others, but the Puppet User appears and blocks their path back to the Hidden Leaf Village. Sasuke wants to bring down the puppets and rush back to report to the Fourth Hokage, but Shikamaru and the others insist on staying and rescuing the jonin.

Inari's Courage Put to the Test
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6.29
363 votes

#17 - Inari's Courage Put to the Test

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/7/2010

As the ninja of the Hidden Leaf Village work on repairing their village in the aftermath of Pain's invasion, Naruto and Sakura come across a familiar face among the carpenters: Inari and Tazuna have arrived to help out. Inari recalls what happened after Gato's death and how Naruto and Sasuke came to his rescue.

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Jiraiya Ninja Scrolls: The Tale of Naruto the Hero - The Child of Prophecy
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6.29
200 votes

#18 - Jiraiya Ninja Scrolls: The Tale of Naruto the Hero - The Child of Prophecy

Season 20 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/26/2015

Jiraiya weakens the seal on the Nine Tails in order to help Naruto learn how to control the Tailed Beast's power. Jiraiya recalls the words spoken to him years ago by the Great Lord Elder. He told Jiraiya that he would have a student, and that his guidance would decide whether the student would save the Ninja World or destroy it.

The Young Man and the Sea
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6.32
278 votes

#19 - The Young Man and the Sea

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/4/2011

Tsunade sends out Naruto under the guise of a top-secret mission to keep him hidden away from the Akatsuki. Naruto leaves Konoha with Aoba, Yamato, Guy along with three other unknown shinobi. They are however, held up at the pier due to a report of a monster attacking ships causing nobody to want to set sail. When Guy and Aoba go out to see if they can solve the problem, they encounter a giant marlin and a fisherman named Yūsuke who lost his father to the marlin and wanted to avenge him. On the next day, Yūsuke is given a boat and a fishing pole, and after much struggle, he finally catches the marlin with his own strength. After that Naruto and the others finally set sail for the Land of Lightning.

Gutsy Master and Student: The Training
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6.33
397 votes

#20 - Gutsy Master and Student: The Training

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/25/2010

During the two-and-a-half-year time period in which Naruto was training under Jiraiya, the latter decided that it was time for Naruto to learn how to repel genjutsu. During this training session, the two traveled to a village which Jiraiya had previously been associated with, but they discovered that something dark was amidst.

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Naruto's School of Revenge
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6.33
322 votes

#21 - Naruto's School of Revenge

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/14/2010

In a flashback of Naruto and Sakura's, Team 7 is on a mission to take an ostrich called Mr. Ostrich to his home. They arrive at a village where they see a swordsman named Tsukado who has a vendetta to carry on a man named Katazu who killed his distant relative Shikazo. Tsukado fails to defeat him so Naruto decides to teach him unusual revenge lessons. Katazu has then took his brother's identity and attracted Shikazo's pursuers while Kageki and his family went into hiding. Tsukado decides not to kill him and ends their years of fighting though Kanabun wants them to keep fighting. The swordsmen, Team 7 and Mr. Ostrich chase the Kanabun Gang out of town.

Deploy! Team TenTen
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6.35
344 votes

#22 - Deploy! Team TenTen

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/4/2010

While she and Neji prepare to visit an old man who makes ninja weapons, Tenten remembers the first time she visited him alongside Naruto and Neji. Utilizing a strange new weapon she had never seen before, Tenten fought against two ninja who had stolen two of the man's powerful weapons.

The Worst Three-Legged Race
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6.43
344 votes

#23 - The Worst Three-Legged Race

Season 9 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/13/2011

Naruto thinks back to the time when Team 7 was on a mission to capture a group of thieves who stole a golden statue. When making a move on the thieves, Naruto and Sasuke had managed to take back the statue but were separated from Sakura, who was captured. On top of that, the thieves' leader had used a special thread-like technique to bind one of Naruto's hands to one of Sasuke's. Literally stuck to each other, would Naruto and Sasuke be able to work together to save Sakura and keep the golden statue safe at the same time?

Road to Sakura
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6.43
265 votes

#24 - Road to Sakura

Season 13 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/26/2012

As Ino strolls through the outlying forest of the village, she looks up and sees Sakura falling through the sky. Ino brings Sakura back to Konoha and has Tsunade check on her, who determines she has developed amnesia. As they go through the village, and encounter the other members of the Konoha 11, Sakura notes that they look vaguely familiar but not as how she remembered them. Later when Sakura realises that she had lost a necklace of a cherry blossom she had around her neck, she and Ino begin searching frantically for it. Her parents, Kizashi and Mebuki end up finding a dazed Sakura and her father returns the necklace to her. Remembering parts of her past, Sakura runs to embrace her parents, crying. Though this puzzles her parents greatly, they depart telling her to come home later. Sakura ends up telling Ino that it was likely that she was not the Sakura she knew before disappearing again in a bright light, leaving Ino severely confused.

Jiraiya Ninja Scrolls: The Tale of Naruto the Hero - Returning Home
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6.43
195 votes

#25 - Jiraiya Ninja Scrolls: The Tale of Naruto the Hero - Returning Home

Season 20 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/10/2015

Naruto’s strength is recognized by his fellow genin, except Sasuke. But while Naruto enjoys a close relationship with his father, Sasuke’s father, Fugaku, constantly compares Sasuke with his older brother Itachi and barely pays attention to him…