Naruto and his fellow ninja engage in deadly conflict with the enemy. If any of them makes the wrong decision, it could be one of Naruto's closest friends who pays the ultimate price.
Backed into a corner, Sasori begins utilizing 100 puppets simultaneously in an attempt to overwhelm Sakura and Chiyo. As they deal with this puppet army, Sasori attempts to sneak up on Chiyo and kill her, though Sakura blocks the attack as a human shield. With Sasori caught unawares, Chiyo stabs him through the heart, and turns her attention to healing Sakura's injuries. As a reward to Sakura for surviving, Sasori tells her of a spy he has within
- Number 272: Granny Chiyo vs. Sasori...!!
- Number 273: Final Battle...!!
- Number 274: Impossible Dream
- Number 275: Reward...!!
- Number 276: New Sharingan!!
- Number 277: The Ultimate Art...!!
- Number 278: The Death of Gaara
- Number 279: Power & Miracles...!!
- Number 280: Trust!!