Naruto Shippuden: Season 4

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Aug 21
2008

Silently Approaching Threat

Asuma apologizes at the grave of the Third Hokage for not understanding his advice concerning what the “king” of the Fire Country is. At the hospital, Naruto and Sa…

2 Aug 28
2008

Akatsuki's Invasion

Naruto proceeds to the next step of his training, the cutting of a waterfall. Hidan and Kakuzu reach the Fire Temple and fight Chiriku, so as to obtain the bounty on his head.…

3 Sep 04
2008

Under the Starry Sky

The second stage of Naruto’s training continues, while Tsunade sends out twenty teams composed of four ninja each to deal with the Akatsuki members in the Fire Country. S…

4 Sep 11
2008

The Old Monk's Prayer

Asuma mourns Chiriku’s death, and realizes that Hidan and Kakuzu are trying to claim the bounty on his head. Meanwhile, Hidan and Kakuzu take Chiriku in for their payment…

5 Sep 25
2008

The Next Step

Kakashi reveals that while he knows how to perform Rasengan, he cannot combine his own lightning-based chakra. He adds that even the Fourth Hokage, who created the move, could…

6 Sep 25
2008

Climbing Silver

Asuma’s team reaches the bounty station and ambushes Hidan. Izumo and Kotetsu attack Hidan, but are unable to kill him despite stabbing his vital organs. Asuma tells his teamma…

7 Oct 02
2008

Given Judgment

Asuma’s fire jutsu strikes Hidan, but much to the team’s surprise, Asuma is also burned. Hidan reveals his ability: By ingesting an opponent’s blood and standing in a rit…

8 Oct 02
2008

Unfulfilled Scream

Hidan’s immortality enables him to stay alive even with his head cut off, although he cannot move his body. Kakuzu sews Hidan’s head back on with threads that sprout from…

9 Oct 16
2008

Last Words

A call from the Akatsuki leader forces Hidan and Kakuzu to fall back, but in the wake of the aftermath, not everyone makes it back to Konoha alive.

10 Oct 23
2008

The Sad News

While Akatsuki discusses the true goals of their organization, Naruto continues his training. Meanwhile, Tsunade receives the tragic news.

11 Oct 30
2008

Team 10

All of Konoha mourns the tragic loss of Asuma Sarutobi. Knowing that Hidan and Kakuzu are bound to return, Shikamaru, Choji, and Ino prepare to head off to take revenge upon th…

12 Nov 06
2008

Target: Lock On

With careful planning, the group manages to find and trap Hidan and Kakuzu. However, things seem to be going a bit too smoothly.

13 Nov 13
2008

Kakuzu's Abilities

When Kakashi strikes Kakuzu through the heart, the battle seems to be over. However, when Kakuzu not only survives the attack, but also manages to escape from Shikamaru’s…

14 Nov 20
2008

The Terrifying Secret

As Kakashi and the others continue to struggle against the Akatsuki duo, Kakuzu reveals that he has not one, but five hearts! In order to kill him, one must take out all five o…

15 Dec 04
2008

Shikamaru's Genius

Shikamaru continues his fight with Hidan. Hidan manages to injure Shikamaru and curses him the same way he did Asuma, but when Shikamaru survives Hidan’s attack, Hidan re…

16 Dec 04
2008

When You Curse Someone, You Dig Your Own Grave

Hidan falls into Shikamaru’s trap, but now that he has Hidan cornered, can he find a way to defeat Hidan’s immortality? Elsewhere, things are looking grim for Kakas…

17 Dec 11
2008

Wind Element: Rasen Shuriken!

Naruto challenges Kakuzu with his new technique, the Rasen Shuriken, but can he defeat Kakuzu when his technique isn’t even complete yet?

About Naruto Shippuden

Naruto: Shippuden is an anime series adapted from Part II of the Naruto manga series by Masashi Kishimoto. The series is directed by Hayato Date and produced by Studio Pierrot and TV Tokyo. Naruto: Shippuden is a continuation of the Naruto manga, and continues the same storyline after the passing of two and a half years in the Naruto universe. It began broadcasting on TV Tokyo on February 15, 2007.

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