Following the success of its predecessor, Naruto shippuden was also turned into anime series that were aired for local and international audiences. Naruto shippuden is basically the continuation of Naruto and his ninja friends’ journey to defeat Orochimaru and save Sasuke. Naruto shippuden episodes are still directed by Hayato Date and produced by Pierrot Studio and TV Tokyo. The storyline continued and started to be broadcasted in TV Tokyo on 15 February 2007. Besides airing anime series, Pierrot Studiohas developed eight serial films and some original video animation (OVA), including for Naruto.
Naruto shippuden episodes, the English version
Just like the previous part, Viz Media also initiated to provide English subtitle for each of Naruto shippuden episodes in 2008, this time, in collaboration with Crunchyroll. Later, at the Anime Expo 2009, the episodes of Naruto shippuden series were available in DVD format, which was released firstly on 29 September 2009 in North America. Naruto shippuden was produced with 220 episodes, with the English dub version was broadcasted on Disney XD starting from 28 October 2009. However, the English dub version broadcasting on Disney XD later was cancelled, but then aired back on Neon Alley in October 2012.
For the DVD version, each box set contains thirteen episodes, released quarterly. The DVDs are divided into six set, which contain Naruto Shippuden episodes from 1-355. The DVD production also included special feature based on the second ending of the series, and limited edition of the DVDs are available that contains special footage from every episode.
List of Naruto shippuden episodes
As the second part of Naruto’s adventure, Naruto shippuden is divided into 15 seasons, aired from 2007 to 2013-2014. The first episode of the first season entitled “Homecoming” was aired on 25 February 2007 that told about the return of Naruto to Konoha, and ended with episode entitled “Return of the Kazekage” on 25 October 2007.
The episode entitled “The New Target” marked the beginning of the second season, which was broadcasted on 8 November 2007, and ended on 3 April 2008 with episode entitled “Title”. Season 3 and 4 of Naruto shippuden began on 3 April 2008, and ended on 11 December 2008 with episode entitled “Wind Style: Rasen Shuriken!”.
The long lists of Naruto shippuden episodes continue in the Season 5 (18 December 2008-5 June 2009, Season 6 (11 June 2009-14 January 2010), Season 7 (21 January 2010-11 March 2010), Season 8 (25 March 2010-26 August 2010), Season 9 (2 September 2010-27 January 2011), Season 10 (10 February 2011-28 July 2011), Season 11 (28 July 2011-28 December 2011), Season 12 (5 January 2012-16 August 2012), Season 13 (23 August 2012-10 January 2013), Season 14 (17 January 2013-4 July 2013), and the last Season 15 that aired from 18 July 2013 and will be ended on the next 13 March 2014.