After spending over two years traveling with a legendary ninja, Naruto Uzumaki has returned to his home village of Konoha. When he originally left, it was under the pall of betrayal. His fellow ninja, Sasuke Uchiha, abandoned their home and joined forces with Orochimaru, a rogue ninja who remains a threat to Konoha. Naruto desperately tried to bring Sasuke back but ultimately failed.
But thanks to his multi-year training, Naruto has become stronger, with several new abilities and powers. He doesn't have long to enjoy the homecoming; his new ninja team receives a mission that will lead him away from Konoha and to another ninja village that was their enemy not too long ago. The mission brings him face to face with the terrorist ninja organization Akatsuki, which—as Naruto soon finds out—has plans for him. What does Akatsuki want? What has happened to Sasuke? And will Naruto realize his dream of becoming Hokage? Find out in the next chapter of the Naruto saga, Naruto: Shippuuden!