6It's been two years since Naruto left to train with Jiraiya. Now he reunites with his old friends to find out he's still not the most accomplished of his former teammates. But when one of them is kidnapped, it's up to Naruto to prove he's got the stuff to save them!
- Number 245: Homecoming!!
- Number 246: My, How They've Grown!!
- Number 247: Intruders In the Sand
- Number 248: The Sand Strike Back...!!
- Number 249: The Kazekage Stands Tall...!!
- Number 250: New Squad, First Mission!!
- Number 251: To the Sand...!!
- Number 252: Feelings Run Wild...!!
- Number 253: Reinforcements...!!