Death in the village! When the dust settles from Orochimaru's attack, the shinobi find that not everyone has survived. While the ninja mourn, an unlikely candidate is chosen for greatness, a long-lost ninja returns with a dangerous entourage, and Naruto finds his life in more turmoil than ever before.
- Number 136: The Last Blow...!!
- Number 137: The Shinobi of Konoha...!!
- Number 138: Operation Destroy Konoha, Terminated!!
- Number 139: Eulogy...!!
- Number 140: Contact...!!
- Number 141: Uchiha Itachi!!
- Number 142: Kakashi vs. Itachi
- Number 143: The Fourth Hokage's Legacy!!
- Number 144: The Pursuers