In Naruto Shippuden, a teenage Naruto Uzumaki returns to Konoha after a two-and-a-half-years training journey with Jiraiya. He is reintroduced to his peers, who have advanced to Chunin rank or beyond, unlike Naruto who is still a Genin. He reforms Team 7, originally made up by him, Sakura and Sasuke. Sai replaces the still missing Sasuke and the three remain under the supervision of Sensei Kakashi.
Meanwhile the Akatsuki attempt to capture the nine powerful tailed beasts, including the one sealed inside of Naruto. On this journey, Naruto and his friends are faced with many challenges and emotional events, but Naruto will never give up on his dream on becoming the Hokage of Konoha.