After dealing with Zabuza, Naruto runs back to pick up a ramen coupon he forgot, and Sasuke follows him. The Eternal Genin proves to be a brave ninja and remembering the lessons he learned with the 2nd and 3rd hokages, sees the similarities between Naruto and his father. The swordsmen, Team 7 and Mr. Katazu has then took his brother's identity and attracted Shikazo's pursuers while Kageki and his family went into hiding. He runs into bullies on the way, and they all are captured by Gato's subordinates. The ninja chase after Naruto and encounter Iruka. Team 7 spy on the two as they go around town, under the impression that the two are dating.
Naruto and Sakura are defeated by the bandits and are taken hostage. Iou's apprentice, Shoseki confesses that he sold them the tools. That night, Naruto is surprised to find a ghost standing near his bed. He doesn't know how he got there. Angered by Sakura's talk about calling Naruto a brat and that he has no family to tell him right or wrong, Sasuke tells Sakura she is annoying. Shippuden Ep72 - The Quietly Approaching Threat.
Afterward, Naruto is tricked into going into the forest to retrieve a souvenir from a recent battle by the kids he scared. Ostrich chase the Kanabun Gang out of town. Tsukado fails to defeat him so Naruto decides to teach him unusual revenge lessons. It then goes back to the present and Kakashi claims that it is up to him to stop Sasuke. In the end, Kakashi lets Hanare free. Might Guy has Naruto join Team Guy on a mission with Rock Lee in the hospital.
One of the thieves uses a web-like jutsu which results in Naruto and Sasuke to be stuck together during their escape while Sakura gets captured. After locating the ostrich, Shino tries to capture it but his insects are eaten by carnivorous plants. Naruto and Neji decide to fight them and Gameru and Kusane summon two prototype tools of Iou's, Dako and Tsuru-Kame. While Orochimaru attacked Konoha, two rogue ninja take advantage of the commotion and kidnap Hinata. Shippuden Ep78 - The Judgment. The Konoha ninjas are finally able to overwhelm the animals. Lastly, Naruto discovers that Sasuke is the only survivor of the Uchiha clan.
Naruto gets angry and claims he will never return to the Academy again, running away from a very confused Iruka. Back in the present Leaf Village, Yamato is informed by Shikaku that Naruto had defeated Pain. It was an illness long ago in another village that would turn chakra into a terrible flu and Naruto recently went to that village for a mission. Neji, Tenten, Kiba, and Akamaru rush out to save her. Shippuden Ep79 - Unfulfilled Scream. Shippuden Ep71 - My Friend-002.
When Sakura sees Tsunade at her office, she collapses to which Tsunade claims Sakura has an illness known as a chakra virus. Shippūden Ep59 - A New Enemy. Naruto helps Kisuke to tell the truth about the spy within the village. He remembers a time in the past where Team 7 was assigned to help him out with a problem, and how nobody, especially Naruto, was eager to trust him. A cut to the present reveals Naruto contemplating on his promise to have Sasuke return to the village. Shippuden Ep75 - The Old Monk Prayer. Team Tenten arrives at the lab and ask the tool maker, Iou for more tools.
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. Realizing Sakura's sadness, Naruto goes to battle Sasuke, but gets defeated. Meanwhile, Inari finds the coupon and runs off to find Naruto. However, Tofu gets captured and turns out to be really working for Baji, the bandits' leader. In return, they falsely promise to accept him into their group, hoping Naruto will be killed by the enemy still lurking out there.
Shippuden Ep57 - Deprived of Eternal Sleep. After The Lock Village keeps a Leaf Village ninja hostage, they exchange Hanare for the ninja. . It is then revealed that Hanare has a special ability, causing a large chase to occur. With Naruto and Neji struggling with the two ninja, Iou has Tenten use his latest invention, Jidanda. He once saved a girl named Naho not knowing that she's a relative of the Feudal Lord.
During this training session, the two traveled to a village which Jiraiya had previously been associated with, but they discovered that something dark was amiss. Instead, Neji tells them about an incident during the Chunin exams three years prior. Slowly, her past is revealed and so is her relationship with Kakashi. When they uncover his past, Kisuke talks about a spy in the village that could be helping outside forces to attack the Hidden Leaf Village. Another teacher advises Iruka to not mistreat his students so that they will not cause trouble.
Shippuden Ep80 - Last Words. But Shikamaru finds that he is unable to communicate his plan to the rest of the team as his voice gets muted by Baji. They eventually manage to defeat the thieves and retrieve the treasure by working together even without having the ability to perform seals with their hands. Shippuden Ep77 - Climbing Silver. They all run outside to see two ninja named Gameru and Kusune who demand more tools from Iou who refuses. Shippuden Ep73 - Akatsuki's Invasion.