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This week marks a turning point in the Naruto Shippuden saga, as Pain and his confederates mount a surprise attack on the Leaf Village! It's pretty poignant watching the beginning scenes of this episode, before the daily life of the village is shattered. (And we discover yet another good use for the Byakugan -- cheating at cards!) Things get pretty heavy in a hurry though, and it's pretty clear that from this point on, everything is about to change... and if that doesn't get you excited enough to watch this episode, then maybe you need some extra Sage Mode training along with Naruto! (That happens in this episode as well, by the way.)
Episode 157: Assault on the Leaf Village!
Shikamaru and the others wait for the information Jiraiya brought back to be analyzed. The Hidden Leaf ninja continue their data analysis, when disaster strikes the village
In the latest episode of Naruto Shippuden out today, Sasuke and his minions are up to no good, and Naruto continues his hard training. As a person who's a bit scared of heights, the training exercise involving a precarious mountain peak and maintaining your balance seems pretty intimidating... and we wouldn't even have a Toad Sage around to save you from a fall with a lash of his extra-long tongue! But perhaps the most important question raised by this episode is: which is better for you, potatos with mayo or larva riceballs? Hopefully we'll never be in a position to find out...
Episode 156: Surpassing the Master
Naruto continues his Sage training at Mount Myoboku, but with very slow progress. Fukasaku runs out of patience and suggests they move on to the next training…
Time to roll out the latest Naruto Shippuden box set (#2 this month), and this time around we've included some extras (see below) -- and don't forget the box set 2 special edition, which also includes a Deidara mininja figure! Who knew that evil could look so cute? As always, you get uncut dubbed and subtitled versions of every episode.
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Box Set Summary:
KUNOICHI VS. THE PUPPET MASTER! Team Kakashi is joined by Team Guy in their pursuit of Gaara's kidnappers, Deidara and Sasori, but their way to the Akatsuki hideout is fraught with familiar enemies and deadly traps. Once inside, Sakura and Granny Chiyo must take on Chiyo's own grandson, the puppet master Sasori, whose complex tricks and genius puppetry demand every last ounce of Chiyo's and Sakura's strength and skill to counter. Meanwhile, Naruto and Kakashi take off after Deidara, who is once again on the run with Gaara in tow...
DISC #4: Finally! Kakashi Sensei vs Itachi Uchiha!
Episode 14: Naruto’s Growth
Episode 15: The Secret Weapon is Called….
Episode 16: The Secret of Jinchuriki
Episode 17: The Death of Gaara!
DISC # 5: Gaara Resuce Effort Goes into Overdrive!
Episode 18: Charge Tactic! Button Hook Entry!!
Episode 19: Traps Activate! Team Guy’s Enemy
Episode 20: Hiruko vs. Two Kunoichi!
Episode 21: Sasori's Real Face
DISC # 6: Sakura vs. Sasori of the Red Sand!
Episode 22: Chiyo's Secret Skills
Episode 23: Father and Mother
Episode 24: The Third Kazekage
Episode 25: Three Minutes Between Life and Death
Episode 26: Puppet Fight: 10 vs. 100!
- Voice Actor Featurette: Sand vs. Leaf
- Shippuden Quiz Show
- Interactive Character Relations Chart: Team Guy
- Production Art
We've got a double-blast of Naruto Shippuden for you this week as Naruto begins his fearsome training to learn the Sage Jutsu! You can bet that toads and weird happenings will ensue! Plus, you get a nice little katakana lesson as Naruto and his comrades decode Jiraiya's final message! Who says that you don't learn anything watching anime?
Catch the latest episodes and more in the Naruto Shippuden section.
Episode 154: Decryption
Naruto and his friends successfully decipher the code Jiraiya left behind with the help of some information Naruto has. The crew immediately calls Fukasaku over, but the message is not enough to solve the mystery of Pain.
Episode 155: The First Challenge
At Mount Myoboku, Naruto begins his Sage Jutsu training under Fukasaku. The first challenge is “Don’t move.” Fukasaku explains that an extensive amount of time is necessary in order to take in nature energy.
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