Naruto?s uses his new jutsu to bring Kakuzu down. Tsunade welcomes the teams back home and orders Team Asuma and Team Yamato to take a break.
Just when peace has finally settled over the village word comes that Orochimaru?s hideout has been found. Tsunade orders Kakashi, Hinata, Shino, and Kiba on a search mission to find the hideout.
Naruto and Jiraiya arrive at the hot springs resort. As an alternative to the Wind Style: Rasen Shuriken, Jiraiya suggests to Naruto the collaboration ninjutsu with a ninja toad.
Inside Orochimaru?s hideout Guren witnesses Sasuke defeating a thousand opponents. Meanwhile, Kabuto and Yukimaru conduct their experiment to summon the Three-Tailed Beast.
Believing Naruto?s new jutsu is almost completed, Jiraiya heads off to investigate new information on the Akatsuki?s movements. His arm now healed, Naruto returns to the village to continue his training.
Staying behind at the hideout, Rinji and Gozu become aware of a shinobi following their tracks. At the same time, Kakashi and his team notice that the enemy is using a bat for surveillance.
At the Leaf Village Naruto is busy training with Gamakichi and Gamatatsu. But when he learns that Kakashi and the others are out on a mission to locate Orochimaru?s hideout, Naruto rushes to ask Tsunade if he can join the mission.
Team Yamato heads out to provide backup for Team Kakashi. Right before his departure Naruto gets a hint to perfect his new jutsu by entering Gamatatsu?s belly.
From the results of the analysis of the crystallized Parasitic insects, the enemies currently fighting Kakashi?s team are identified as users of the Crystal Style, a rare type of jutsu.
Shattering the force field with his newly mastered collaboration jutsu with the toads, Naruto and the reinforcement unit arrive at the battle site. But Naruto?s new jutsu is repulsed by Guren?s ability to crystallize fluids.
The Leaf ninja use The Bat to pursue Guren. Akamaru and Kiba detect a high level of chakra present at their destination. Convinced something abnormal is about to happen, Kakashi sends Naruto to the lake right before entering battle with the enemy.
Inside the heavy mist, the Leaf ninja manage to rendezvous with Naruto. The team tightens their guard when they learn that the mist surrounding the lake causes illusions.
Naruto enters the mist to seek out Yuukimaru. Guren stays alert to protect Yuukimaru, whose current situation prevents him from moving. When both sides meet, their emotion over Yuukimaru sparks.
Reinforcements arrive from Leaf Village. The new mission from Tsunade: seal the Three-Tailed Beast so it won’t fall into anyone else’s hands and take Yukimaru whose powers are tied to the Tailed Beast into custody.
The Leaf Ninja wish to seal the Three-Tailed Beast, and Guren’s team wishes to stop them at any cost. Shizune’s sealing team begins their search as they activate the Four-Corner Sealing Barrier to trap the Three-Tailed Beast.
To protect the The Four-Corner Sealing Barrier necessary to seal the Three-Tailed Beast, Kakashi and Naruto wage their deadly battle against Guren. Sai fights a one-on-one battle with Gozu…
Kabuto plans on breaking the Leaf’s The Four-Corner Sealing Barrier from the inside by using Yuukimaru’s power and have the Three-Tailed Beast go on a rampage.
To protect Guren from the raging Three Tails, Yuukimaru exerts powers beyond his limits. Moved by his action, Guren now comes to regret her past sin of killing Yuukimaru’s mother.
To protect Yuukimaru, Naruto and Guren fight alongside each other against the Three-Tailed beast and are swallowed. Inside the beast is an unnatural world filled with limestone.
The Leaf ninja learn that Naruto is inside the Three-Tailed beast. With no other alternative but to trust Yuukimaru?s mystical senses, Kakashi and the others follow the boy?s guidance and attempt a rescue mission.
Despite the Leaf ninja rescue attempt, Naruto and Guren do not return. Frustration builds among the group, but as Three Tails wakes from its sleep, the Sealing Team makes a second attempt at the Four Corner Sealing Barrier.
Kabuto plots to have Three Tails crush the Leaf ninja by sacrificing Yuukimaru’s power and life. Controlled by Yuukimaru, Three Tails’ awesome power is about to break free from the seal, when an unexpected ally saves Shizune’s sealing team.
Kabuto finally appears before Naruto. Learning that Orochimaru used Guren’s and Yuukimaru’s feelings for his own purposes, an enraged Naruto enters battle against Kabuto.
The Leaf ninja fall back and tend to their wounds. The battle has left everyone with serious injuries. Shizune examines Yuukimaru, who is in a coma, but his body is no longer able to control Three Tails.