Naruto Uzumaki, Kakashi Hatake, Sakura Haruno, and Rock Lee are assigned to protect the prince of the Land of the Moon, Michiru, during his world trip; other escorts had been hired, but quit due to being treated poorly. The Land of the Moon is a very wealthy nation, so Michiru tends to buy whatever he wants, and has a very materialistic worldview. His son, Hikaru, also acts in much the same manner, annoying Naruto.
Shino and Naruto are sent to represent a man, Fuuta, in his dad’s funeral. In order to inherit Kagetsu family’s medical herb fortune, he, or his representative, must not laugh at the funeral ceremony. It is up to Shino and Naruto to make it through the ceremony without a single chuckle or snicker. If they fail, the fortune will be given to the other relatives. Fuuta’s relatives aren’t going to make their mission easy.
A squad consisting of Naruto, Hinata and Chouji is sent to escort a caravan heading out from Nano Country. Much to their dismay, the ninjas end up dragging two huge carts around. However, the mission becomes much more interesting when three mysterious rogue ninja take over the position of Nano Country’s feudal lord. To make sure outside countries don’t interfere with the hostile takeover, they must eliminate one specific member of the group our squad of ninjas is escorting.
Naruto, Shino and Hinata continue their escorting mission. They soon figure out that this is no regular D-rank mission, as one of the merchants turns out to be the only heir to Nano Country’s feudal lord position. The princess, Haruna, is cold-hearted girl who doesn’t trust people. To keep the elders and children out of harms way, Naruto and Hinata leave behind with the princess and her guard to face their pursuer head on.
Naruto, Chouji and Yurinojou are having tough time fighting against Ruiga, who is capable of controlling huge masses of water. The water surrounding him seems to nullify every attack our group uses against him. Meanwhile, the stubborn princess is causing trouble for Hinata.
Jiga’s ability to turn control magnetic fields takes Naruto by surprise. With Naruto completely immobilized, it is Hinata who must face Jiga. Hinata's huge admiration of Naruto gives her fighting spirit, but the magnetic villain isn't an easy foe to defeat.
Naruto and the stubborn princess continue their journey, but are soon ambushed by Renga, the oldest of the three brothers. Naruto finds it hard to break through Renga's hard shell composed of frozen ice. This, combined with his fast sunbeam attacks, force Naruto to use all of his skills to protect princess Haruna.
Naruto is assigned as Ino's assistant in a mission that turns out to be something completely different than Naruto had hoped. Ino is to act as Princess Fuku's double, but not because the princess is in danger, but because the princess has fallen in love instead.
Fuku has gotten quite chubby after she first met her future fiance and a true charmer, Chikara. However, Ino's unwillingness to do everything needed in order to jump in.
Rock Lee has formed a dojo, but is finding challengers hard to come by. Gai, deeply moved by his pupils seemingly endless determination, decides to give Rock Lee the challenge he so desperately seeks. However, an enemy ninja has taken Gai's form and is heading out to Lee's dojo, while Gai must leave the vilalge to carry out an urgent mission.
Hinata, Naruto, and Kiba are teamed together to locate the Daimyo's wife, and have to go to a haunted castle.
Lee is told by Tsunade that he cannot do the Reverse Lotus so Gai to cheer him up takes him to train. While training with Gai he meets Yagura, who he has to have a training match with. Who's the best fighter?
Gai is trapped inside the training posts and it is then revealed that Yagura is not really Yagura. He is the eldest son of Ryuudin Agira whom Gai defeated. When Naruto, Neji, and Tenten show up they are unable to take down all the posts. Will Lee be able to save the day?
When Gennou an expert Trap User ninja explodes all the plans he stole from a Konoha construction project go with him. Shikamaru and all the genin are on the job, but is the person who knows the answers in all the chaos Naruto?
When its revealed tht Naruto inadveratedly knows the information on Genmou the ANBU put him in a trance to get the information. But will they get the right information?
While still investigating Genmou at the Ninja Academy Naruto and the 10 others make a startling discovery!
Explosive tags are all over Konoha and to not raise wide-spread panic, Shikamaru and his team must remove them all without anyone noticing.
Naruto battles Genmou the trap master, while Shikamaru is pondering Genmou's next plan.
The top 5 battles are counted down, and with an addition 2 side battles.
Naruto watches a mysterious girl painting a picture of Konoha. It seems that what she paints becomes reality. The ANBU tell naruto that this is not an important inceident.
Kurenai announces that she will leave team 8. But what are her reasons ?
Yakumo uses her genjutsu to avoid being captured, She also gets help from Kurenai vs the bandits. But there seems to be secret those two are hiding, Sakura, Naruto, Kiba, Shino, Gai and Hinata are on their way to help and find out about the secret.
Naruto gets to know about Kurenai's and Yakumo's secret and learns that the Third Hokage and Kurenai wanted to seal Yakumo's dangerous power.
When the group take Yakumo and Kurenai back to Konoha, they see the whole village destroyed. After some investigation, Shino finds out that they are still in Yakumo's genjutsu. Will they be able to escape it?
As Yakumo's genjutsu is becoming stronger and stronger and unable to use any of his jutsu inside it, the question remains if Naruto will be forced to unleash his "hidden" power to escape the genjutsu.
Kiba and Naruto get a mission to protect the "Beauty of Nature". But the client is troublesome. Will our two ninjas turn on the client of succeed with the mission?
Rock Lee and Naruto are "bonding" by fighting each other to a draw near a river (Lee vs. 100 of Naruto's Shadow-Clones) when Sakura comes to tell them they have a mission. Naruto, Sakura and Lee are assigned to guard Gantetsu, a captured rogue ninja. He was part of a gang called known as "Shinobazu". The Leaf ninjas will help to transport him to the capital village of the Forest Country, where he will be tried for his crimes. They quickly discover that this will not be an easy mission.
Naruto learns that the captain of the guard, Todoroki, has a personal grudge against Gantetsu. Meanwhile, the rest of the Shinobazu gang prepares to attack. They dig a huge trench, diverting part of the river into the forest. One of them uses a chakra-infused wire to cut the ship in half. The top half, with Sakura and Rock Lee, continues to drift downriver. Meanwhile, the bottom half, with Naruto, Gantetsu and Todoroki, is drawn into the new channel. The gang, led by Shura Sanjuro, lands on the bottom half and demands that Gantetsu be turned over to him. Naruto declines, of course.
With the ship split in half, Naruto, Todoroki, and Gantetsu are seperated from Sakura, Lee, and the escort group. Now Naruto must face the other three shinobazu that Gantetsu was with. Things aren't looking good for the Naruto and Todoroki when the leader of the shinobazu attempts to kill them. After barely escaping they end up in the forest that the base of the shinobazu is located. Can Naruto lead them out or will they have to trust Gantetsu to lead the way?
This episode starts with a flashback to The Forest of Bewilderment where Todoroki attacks Gantetsu. When Naruto tries to stop him, he reveals to Naruto that Gantetsu killed his brother and his family five years ago. However, Todoroki does not know that Akio, his little brother, is still alive. Todoroki tells Naruto through a flashback how his home burned, how his parents were killed by the Shinobazu, and how he saw Gantetsu holding Akio hostage as the house burned. The house collapsed around all three of them, and that was the last time Todoroki saw Akio. After the fire,Todoroki trained for years so that he might find Akio and kill the Shinobazu, because his brother's bones were never found, unlike his parents', in the wreckage of his burned house.
Naruto arrives to save Gantetsu and the kids but has trouble when Akio is kidnapped and Todoroki realizes his brother is alive. Will Naruto and Todoroki be able to save Akio?
After Naruto rescues an injured kid who does not belong to Konoha, Tsunade gives naruto the mission to take care of the kid, until he gets his memory back, but what made him lose his memory?
Naruto and Menma manage to get Tsunade to let them go find Menma's memories. However, they are forced to go with Neji and Tenten guarding them. On the way, they come across a burned-down village. There, they greet the villagers and ask them what happened. Unfortunately, the villagers aren't too happy to see them.
Neji prevents Menma from getting killed by Ran, after Ran recognizes the mark on Menma's arm.
Menma's life is saved by a surgery done by Ran, only the villagers are not too happy about this, because they fear for a second attack by the foreign shinobi group.
A mysterious ninja has captured Matsuri,a shinobi of the sand. Gaara is leading a team to bring him back. Things get out of hand, can Naruto prevent the worst ?
The Konoha ninja are paying back the favor that they owe to the Hidden Sand. They are helping Gaara, Temari and Kankuro retrieving Matsuri.
Temari gets help from Ino and Shikamru, while Kankuro is joined by Kiba and Coji. Naruto and Lee recognize that Gaara can hold his own, The fights seem to go well, but Neji notices that the enemy is forming a water barrier, which would weaken Gaara immensly. And the question still remains: What is that ultimate weapon that they want to release ?
Gaara is in trouble fighting the Shitenshounin leader, as his chakra is very low. Naruto comes to help but is he able to prevent that Gaara turns into Shukaku?
Finally Jiraiya returns! After some long goodbyes from his friends Naruto and Jiraiya leave Konoha to begin the training.