A new ninja causes trouble among the ranks of Team Kakashi when they return from the battle against Sasori. The secrets this stranger hides could be disastrous for Naruto. Meanwhile, Naruto's nemesis Orochimaru has troubles of his own--his stronghold may be infiltrated by a spy!
- Number 281: The Search For Sasuke!!
- Number 282: Team Kakashi Returns
- Number 283: Team Members Wanted!!
- Number 284: The New Cell...!!
- Number 285: The Foundation
- Number 286: Naruto, Sasuke, & Sakura
- Number 287: Untitled
- Number 288: Feelings...?
- Number 289: The Akastsuki Spy!!