List of Naruto: Shippuden episodes (season 12)Edit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: [[|navigation]], [[|search]]The episodes from the twelfth season of the anime series Naruto: Shippuden are based on Part II of the setting of Naruto manga series by Masashi Kishimoto. The episodes are directed by Hayato Date and produced by Studio Pierrot and TV Tokyo.[[|[1]]] The season focuses on Naruto's training to control the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox and the ninja world's preparations to the world war against the criminal organization Akatsuki.

The twelfth season began airing on January 5, 2012 on TV Tokyo and is still ongoing.[[|[2]]] The episodes are directed by Hayato Date and produced by Studio Pierrot and TV Tokyo. On January 2, 2009 Viz Media and Crunchyroll began providing subtitled Naruto: Shippuden.[[|[3]]] The series premiered in North America during 2009 in Disney XD, but these episodes have yet to air.[[|[4]]]

This season contains two musical themes: one opening and one ending. The first opening theme, "newsong" by tacica is used from episodes 243 onwards. The first ending theme, "By My Side" (バイマイサイド Bai Mai Saido?) by Hemenway is used from episodes 243 onwards.

[[[List of Naruto: Shippuden episodes (season 12)|edit]]] Episode listingEdit

No. Title Original airdate English airdate
243 "Land Ahoy! Is this the Paradise Island?"

"Jōriku! Rakuen no Shima?" (上陸! 楽園の島?)

January 5, 2012 TBA
Upon arrival, Naruto meets Killer Bee and is amazed at his mastery of his tailed beast. Naruto requests training from him, but Bee refuses since he's on "vacation". After hearing that Naruto and Bee had bumped fists, Motoi takes Naruto to the Waterfall of Truth, where Bee had started his training to control the Eight-Tails. In front of the waterfall, Naruto is greeted by another version of himself, who berates Naruto on how quickly the people from Konoha changed their opinions of him. Both he and Dark Naruto begin to fight and are evenly matched.
244 "Killer Bee and Motoi"

"Kirābī to Motoi" (キラービーとモトイ)

January 12, 2012 TBA
Motoi confesses to Naruto and Yamato that he attempted to kill Bee during their childhood because of his father's death due to the sealing of the Eight Tails 30 years ago. As the young Bee became the Jinchuriki of Eight-Tails, Motoi realized that Bee had the same maltreatment of people just like Naruto and he understood what kind of life Bee is experiencing that time. After Motoi's confession, Naruto leaves the Waterfalls of Truth and heads to edge of the island where he thinks how to overcome his hatred and defeat his dark self. As the squid attacks again and Motoi is caught from its tentacles, Bee appears as the Eight Tails defeating the squid and saving Motoi. Motoi asks Bee why he saved him despite his attempt to kill him. Bee answers in a rap that he and Motoi remain good friends.
245 "The Next Challenge! Naruto vs. The Nine Tails"

"Saranaru Shiren! Naruto VS Kyūbi!!" (さらなる試練! ナルトVS九尾!!)

January 19, 2012 TBA
Naruto overcomes his dark self by thanking him for being who he really was. He passes the first test and Bee now becomes his instructor, and they headed to a temple where Jinchurikis try to conquer and fully control their Tailed Beasts. Bee, Yamato and Naruto enter a chamber where Naruto must fight the Nine Tails and Bee gives few instructions and warnings in confronting the Nine Tails. As Naruto enters in his psyche, he unlocks the seal and the Nine Tails attacks Naruto. Even with the Eight Tails' help, the Nine Tails overpowers them and only Naruto can defeat him.
246 "The Orange Spark"

"Orenji-iro no Kagayaki" (オレンジ色の輝き)

January 26, 2012 TBA
During the battle between Naruto and the Nine Tails, the Nine Tails' hatred overcomes Naruto. Voices from everywhere demoralizes Naruto until a female voice puts his hatred transformation into a halt. Naruto's mother, Kushina Uzumaki, appears. Kushina tells her story about how she and Minato Namikaze met in the Academy, her hatred towards her red hair, being dubbed as Tomato and Red-hot Habañero, and the Hidden Cloud ninjas kidnap her because of her special power. Minato rescues Kushina because of her red hair being used as trail marking and after rescuing, Minato praises her red hair. That moment Kushina fell in love to Minato and entrusts Naruto that he will fulfill their dreams.
247 "Target: Nine Tails"

"Nerawareta Kyūbi" (狙われた九尾)

February 2, 2012 TBA
Naruto defeats Nine Tails and manages to extract its chakra. Kushina reveals to Naruto that she became the Nine Tails' Jinchuriki. She also revealed her origin from the Hidden Eddy Village, which is highly recognized for its powerful sealing techniques and close ally of the Hidden Leaf Village. As Kushina gave birth to Naruto, Madara Uchiha silently attacked ANBU ninjas and infiltrated the venue.
248 "The Fourth Hokage's Death Match!"

"Yondaime no Shitō!!" (四代目の死闘!!)

February 9, 2012 TBA
249 "TBA" February 9, 2012 TBA
250 "The Freak vs. The Monster! A Battle in Paradise!"

"Chinjū VS Kaijin! Rakuen no Tatakai!" (珍獣VS怪人! 楽園の戦い!)

February 16, 2012 TBA
251 "The Man Known as Kisame"

"Kisame to Iu Otoko" (鬼鮫という男)

February 23, 2012 TBA
252 "The Angel of Death"

"Shi e Izanau Tenshi" (死へいざなう天使)

March 1, 2012 TBA
253 "The Bridge to Peace"

"Heiwa e no Kakehashi" (平和への懸け橋)

March 8, 2012 TBA