Naruto Shippuden

10 Worst Episodes of Naruto Shippuden

Naruto Shippuuden is the continuation of the original animated TV series Naruto.The story revolves around an older and slightly more matured Uzumaki Naruto and his quest to save his friend Uchiha Sasuke from the grips of the snake-like Shinobi, Orochimaru. After 2 and a half years Naruto finally returns to his village of Konoha, and sets about putting his ambitions to work, though it will not be easy, as He has amassed a few (more dangerous) enemies, in the likes of the shinobi organization; Akatsuki.

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Naruto Shippuden - S17E16

#10 - Naruto vs. Mecha Naruto (Season 17 - Episode 16)

The episode was rated 5.31 from 70 votes.

Naruto Shippuden - S20E15

#9 - Collision (Season 20 - Episode 15)


Naruto reaches the tower Sasuke was heading for, thanks to Neji, Lee and Tenten deterring the agents from the Foundation. But it's too late—Sasuke's already made contact with Orochimaru! Naruto passionately tries to reason with Sasuke, but ultimately their powers collide!

The episode was rated 5.25 from 91 votes.

Naruto Shippuden - S20E14

#8 - Pursuers (Season 20 - Episode 14)

The Anbu who attack Naruto and Shikamaru are agents sent by Danzo, who had promised Orochimaru that he would deliver Sasuke safely to him. Luckily, Neji, Lee and Tenten rush to their aid in the nick of time! Meanwhile, Hiruko reveals the truth behind the incident involving Hizashi

The episode was rated 5.18 from 91 votes.

Naruto Shippuden - S20E4

#7 - Order of Priority (Season 20 - Episode 4)


Team Jiraiya, Shikamaru, and his Leaf teammates are lured into a mysterious village during their battle. A couple children from the village get caught in the crossfire and fall into a cave-in. Yahiko’s team rushes to the rescue, but Shikamaru doesn’t budge. Meanwhile, Naruto and Neji’s teams rendezvous, but a mysterious voice addresses them out of nowhere!

The episode was rated 5.18 from 114 votes.

Naruto Shippuden - S20E8

#6 - The Child of Prophecy (Season 20 - Episode 8)

Jiraiya weakens the seal on the Nine Tails in order to help Naruto learn how to control the Tailed Beast's power. Jiraiya recalls the words spoken to him years ago by the Great Lord Elder. He told Jiraiya that he would have a student, and that his guidance would decide whether the student would save the Ninja World or destroy it.

The episode was rated 5.07 from 101 votes.

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#5 - Returning Home (Season 20 - Episode 10)


Naruto’s strength is recognized by his fellow genin, except Sasuke. But while Naruto enjoys a close relationship with his father, Sasuke’s father, Fugaku, constantly compares Sasuke with his older brother Itachi and barely pays attention to him…

The episode was rated 5.03 from 94 votes.

Naruto Shippuden - S20E7

#4 - The Rules or a Comrade (Season 20 - Episode 7)

Sasuke and Sakura join up with the others, but the Puppet User appears and blocks their path back to the Hidden Leaf Village. Sasuke wants to bring down the puppets and rush back to report to the Fourth Hokage, but Shikamaru and the others insist on staying and rescuing the jonin.

The episode was rated 5.00 from 92 votes.

Naruto Shippuden - S20E5

#3 - The Masked Man (Season 20 - Episode 5)


The Masked Man shows Neji and Naruto images of past incidents that occurred in the Leaf Village. Meanwhile, Shikamaru and friends join up with Team Jiraiya to rescue the children. After fighting side by side with the Leaf, Yahiko and the others seem to have a change of heart.

The episode was rated 4.89 from 114 votes.

Naruto Shippuden - S20E11

#2 - The Mutual Path (Season 20 - Episode 11)

Sasuke takes his frustrations out on Naruto and the two begin to fight, this time with their respective new jutsu. Minato steps in just before it turns into a disaster. From this encounter, Sasuke realizes that he is nowhere equal to Naruto in strength and joins the Leaf Police Force, determined to beat him one day.

The episode was rated 4.77 from 82 votes.

Naruto Shippuden - S20E6

#1 - The Sealed Power (Season 20 - Episode 6)


The Masked Man is satisfied that the Hidden Leaf Genin chose the importance of life over their mission, but orders his team to continue their surveillance. Meanwhile, Naruto is frustrated at his inabilities, and recalls why his father Minato sealed the Nine Tails inside of him.

The episode was rated 4.51 from 106 votes.

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