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.
As the fight between Sasuke and Danzo comes to a close, the latter will do whatever it takes to finish off the former. Meanwhile, Sakura and her team close in on Sasuke.
Kakashi rescues Sakura from certain death at Sasuke's hands and takes over the fight. After healing Karin, Sakura again decides to take on Sasuke, but her resolve fails her. Just as she comes close to death a second time, Naruto intervenes and saves her. After so long, the original Team 7 is reunited.
Naruto confronts Sasuke and berates him for attacking a member of his team. Sasuke scoffs in return, stating he is no longer a part of Team 7, and then states his ultimate goal is to destroy the Leaf Village which, by doing so, would purify the Uchiha of all the wrongdoings that had befallen them. Kakashi realizes that the repeated hatred coursing through the Uchiha's history has made Sasuke what he is now. He resolves to take care of Sasuke on his own, but is restrained by Naruto, who runs at Sasuke with his Rasengan. The two clash in a manner similar to what occurred at the Final Valley. Naruto reveals to Sasuke that, while he used to be alone, he and Iruka pulled him from the brink. He was hesitant to approach Sasuke because he was jealous of his superior abilities, but he bonded with him all the same.
As Naruto and Sasuke clash, their Rasengan and Chidori explode, sending them both flying. When Zetsu and Madara appear to aid Sasuke, they decide to retreat to the Akastuki headquarters. Before they leave, however, Naruto has one last thing to say to Sasuke; something that will have an impact on both of their lives.
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.
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.