season 4 episode 167, what the hell is that?! compared to all the other ones that was the worst graphical episode from naruto ive ever seen! they seriously could do better than that!
It's a big turning point in the story of Naruto Shippuden, and to make up for last week's hiatus, we have been given a special two-part episode to digest this week! First up is Naruto Shippuden episode 152, "Somber News," where Naruto and the rest of the Leaf Village receive Jiraiya's final, cryptic message. Then, we see Naruto Shippuden episode 153, "Following the Master's Shadow," where the smartest ninjas of the Leaf Village try to decipher Jiraiya's message about how to defeat Pain, while Naruto wrestles with the loss of the only father figure he's ever known. It's an emotional start to an arc that's going to be absolutely intense once it gets rolling, so make sure you enjoy this deluxe presentation before the action gets too fast to keep up with!
It's back to the main storyline in Naruto Shippuden episode 152! With Naruto and the rest of Team Yamato back from their mission to help Hotaru, the Hidden Leaf Village receives grave news from an old friend. The sage comes bearing news of Jiraiya's death (way back in episode 133, The Gallant Tale of Jiraiya ), and everyone in the village is in shock at the loss of the great hero. Naruto is hit especially hard by the death of his mentor, but his grief could cost the village dearly. Jiraiya's cryptic message about Pain has to be deciphered if the village ever expects to defeat the enigmatic Pain! Watch Naruto Shippuden season 4, episode 152: "Somber News" on March 25th as the story gets back in gear!
In the next episode of Naruto Shippuden : Utakata has saved Naruto from Shiranami's trap, but Shiranami still has the upper hand - Hotaru and the entire Tsuchigumo clan are all under his control, and Naruto and Utakata have to race against time before he releases Hotaru's forbidden jutsu. But what really gets Naruto angry is how Shiranami treats Hotaru: to him, she's just a tool, and not a person. It's up to the skills of Naruto and Utakata to save Hotaru! Watch how it all unfolds this Thursday, when Naruto Shippuden Episode 150, "The Forbidden Jutsu Released," airs in Japan and is streamed on Crunchyroll!
Next week on Naruto Shippuden: The Hidden Mist Village Black Ops have retreated and are going to leave Utakata alone, but the damage is done. The Tsuchigumo clan is convinced that the forbidden technique is no longer safe inside of Hotaru, and wants to destroy it. But what will happen to Hotaru, with the forbidden technique implanted in her back? Utakata's past is being relived in front of his eyes, and he may not stand for it! Find out what happens on February 18, when Naruto Shippuden Season 4, Episode 148: "Heir to Darkness" continues the story of Utakata!
Next week, on Naruto Shippuden : Team Yamato has returned Hotaru to her village, but Naruto's suspicions about Hotaru's relationship with her clan are confirmed when she runs away at the first opportunity! What is the story behind her estrangement, and why has Hotaru so willingly thrown herself into danger rather than stay home? Naruto throws himself into the fray to find the root of the problem, and finds himself beset by ninjas who are still after Hotaru's secret! Find out what happens on February 4, 2010, when Naruto Shippuden Season 4, Episode 145 "The Successor's Feelings" airs!
In the next episode of Naruto Shippuden , the action has fully shifted back to Naruto and his team as they return to their regular lives after failing in their hunt for Itachi! Naruto and the rest of Team Yamato have caught up with Lady Hotaru of the Tsuchigumo clan. The problem is that in spite of their mission to protect her from a band of ruthless ninjas out to steal the Tsuchigumo's forbidden jutsu, she doesn't seem to want them around. Will they be able to complete their mission, or will the uncooperative Hotaru be in even more danger than before with Utakata gone? Find out on January 28, when episode 145 "Successor of the Forbidden Jutsu" airs!
Sasuke has failed in his mission to catch Killer Bee by seeming to kill the powerful Jinchuriki with the black flames of Amaterasu. Meanwhile, Naruto's team has failed utterly in its attempts to track down Sasuke, and so they head back to the village. They're not yet home when they get a mission from Tsunade, to fulfill an old promise from the Third Hokage. Team 7 is sent to represent Hidden Leaf Village with Yamato as its leader, and it's high time for the ninjas of the Hidden Leaf Village to stop moping and leap back into action! Watch all the fireworks on January 21 next week, for Naruto Shippuden Season 4: Episode 144 "The Wanderer"!
On the next episode of Naruto Shippuden, Sasuke steps in to fight against the powerful ninja known as Killer Bee, who's already taken out the rest of his team! Sasuke needs to prove his worth to the powerful Akatsuki organization by capturing the Eight-Tails spirit from Killer Bee, but the rap-spouting ninja has taken out Sasuke's teammates without breaking a sweat! It's up to Sasuke's Sharingan abilities to defeat Killer Bee, but Jinchuriki has more than enough tricks up his sleeve to match Sasuke's techniques. Who will survive, and... is that an octopus tentacle? Watch the battle next week in Naruto Shippuden season 4, episode 143: "The Eight-Tails vs. Sasuke"!
While Naruto Shippuden is taking a break for the New Year, they'll be back soon with an exciting new episode that marks a major turning point in the Naruto story! Sasuke now realizes the true tragedy of his brother Itachi's life, and he has turned his grief into rage against Hidden Leaf Village. He has changed his team's name to Taka (Hawk), and he wants to join Akatsuki to further his plan to destroy his home village. But first, he has to prove his loyalty to the villainous organization, which involves taking on a dangerous new mission. Meanwhile, Naruto and his team continue their fruitless search for their wayward friend, but how much good will they be able to do with Sasuke's mind set and his path clear? Find out on January 7, when Naruto Shippuden Season 4, Episode 142 "Battle of Unraikyo" airs!