Naruto: Shippūden (ナルト 疾風伝?, lit. Naruto: Hurricane Chronicles) is the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime and covers the Naruto manga from volume twenty-eight on. After training for two and a half years with Jiraiya, Naruto returns to Konohagakure, reunites with the friends he left behind, and reforms Team 7, now called Team Kakashi, with Sai replacing Sasuke. All of Naruto's classmates have matured and improved in the ranks, some more than others. Unlike the original series where they only played a minor role, the Akatsuki organization takes on the main antagonistic role in their attempts at world domination.
Naruto: Shippūden made its debut in Japan in February 15 2007 and in the Philippines on January 28, 2008, on ABS-CBN as Naruto: Season 5. ABS-CBN is the first network outside of Japan to broadcast the new season. ABS-CBN has only aired the first 40 episodes of Naruto: Shippūden since the anime is still airing in Japan. Currently, it's now being aired over the cable channel Hero TV.
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