Naruto's ninja way is to never go back on his word. Naruto is seriously injured by Kabuto and hovers on the verge of death. Tsunade places her last shred of hope in Naruto who shares Nawaki and Dan's dreams. Tsunade has a fear of blood, but through her desire to protect Naruto, she is able to overcome it.
Naruto and the others are assailed by Ruiga, the first evil ninja, who can draw water from the earth to use as weapons. They are nearly overcome by his attack when Naruto suddenly discovers a way to reverse the odds of their battle!
Naruto has been rescued by the mysterious woman and soon learns who she really is. Can the two of them continue the mission the was started so very long ago and what will Subaru think when he discovers the truth?
A Sand shinobi, Matsuri, has been abducted by a mysterious ninja. In order to bring them bring back, Gaara must accept the mystery ninja's challenge. Can Naruto prevent this challenge ending in catastrophe?
The rogue ninjas continue running as Gaara, Temari and Kankuro give chase. At the same time, Shino, Hinata and Neji are using their abilities to try and find the Shitenshounnin. Who will end up fighting first and, who will ultimately win?
Although his comrades are defeated, Jin puts his final plan in motion by using Gaara to revive Seimei. To do this, he traps Gaara in a metal sphere that starts draining his chakra. Gaara partially transforms into the One-Tailed Shukaku--which is what Jin wanted all along. Jin then performs a ritual and sacrifices his own body to Seimei's corpse, which allows Seimei to be reincarnated. Seimei then takes up the weapons of the Shitenshonin, therefore becoming the "ultimate weapon" of Takumi Village. Naruto does battle with him until Gaara bursts out of the metal sphere, ...