Naruto Shippuden 264 Secrets of the Reanimation Jutsu (May 24, 2012)
Summary: Eight Tails tells Naruto about the limits of Tailed Beast chakra mode and Bee wants to train Naruto in how to use the Tailed Beast Bomb. At the outskirts of Mountain Graveyard, forced by Madara to reveal its inner working, Kabuto demonstrates the Reanimation Jutsu by killing Torune and using an incapacitated Fu as the vessel for his reanimated ally. Kabuto also explains that he cannot summon the first four Hokages because their souls were now sealed by the Reaper Death Seal. Meanwhile, Ao detects a large number of White Zetsus moving underground. Kitsuchi and Kurotsuchi use the Erupt jutsu to spit the White Zetsus out from the ground.
Naruto Shippuden 265 An Old Nemesis Returns (May 31, 2012)
Zaji, Omoi and Sai attack Zabuza and Haku from midair. Haku counterattacks Sai's group and brings them to the ground. As Zabuza, Haku, Pakura and Gari make their attack, Kakashi's division arrives and saves them. Kabuto becomes irritated by Zabuza and Haku's defiant emotions so he turns them into killing machines. Zabuza, Haku, Pakura and Gari start their attacks against Kakashi's division. To reinforce Zabuza's group, Kabuto summons the former members of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist.
Naruto Shippuden 266 The First and Last Opponent (June 7, 2012)
Kakashi and his division continue their fight against the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist. Suigetsu reveals to Jugo that he wants to reform his own Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist and describes its former members including his brother Mangetsu with their corresponding blades they wield. As the mist gets thicker, Kakashi strategizes with a plan to bind Zabuza. Kakashi makes his attack against Zabuza but Haku blocks the attack. Kakashi recalls Naruto on their first mission as Naruto liked Haku and Zabuza because of their unique bond. Zabuza attacks Kakashi with his Executioner's blade and Kakashi evades even with Haku on his arm and having a sliced wound in his belly. Kakashi retaliates and successfully binds Zabuza.
Naruto Shippuden 267 The Brilliant Military Advisor of the Hidden Leaf (June 21, 2012)
The Second Tsuchikage Mu, under Kabuto's control, summons the previous Kages. As Mu and the Second Mizukage argue about their previous duel, Gaara surveys them and is surprised to see his father, the Fourth Kazekage. Meanwhile at the coastline, Darui's division anticipates the arrival of White Zetsu troops as well as resurrected ninjas such as Kakuzu, Dan Kato, Hyuga Hizashi, and the Gold and Silver Brothers Kinkaku and Ginkaku. At the headquarters, Nara Shikaku discusses his strategy in outgunning the White Zetsu troops and the Undead ninjas. While the Kage are impressed on Shikaku's plan, they also warn about Mu being a Kekkei Tota user that utilizes three chakra natures at the same time. Onoki decides to join Gaara's division to counter Mu.
Naruto Shippuden 268 Battleground! (June 28, 2012)
The Feudal Lords gather at a fortified palace, and Black Zetsu arrives outside. Black Zetsu infiltrates the fortress but the Lords were fake. Black Zetsu escapes and maintains his surveillance on the ground. Meanwhile at the coastline, White Zetsus and the undead ninjas start their assault. Hyuga Hizashi confronts his brother Hiashi and reiterates that his death is for the sake of the entire Hyuga clan. At the desert, orders from headquarters arrive telling Shikamaru to assist Darui's division and Temari becomes worried as they're facing a powerful Kekkei Tota shinobi. Onoki arrives at Gaara's position to assist the Fourth Division. Still at the coastline, Darui now faces Kinkaku and Ginkaku. Naruto Shippuden 269 Forbidden Words (July 5, 2012)
The Raikage talks to Tsunade about the brothers, and tells her how they were two of the most feared criminals in the Hidden Cloud and how they left the Second Hokage on the verge of death. He tells her that Kinkaku and Ginkaku use the weapons used by Sage of the Six Paths and that they are filled with the Nine tailed Fox's Chakra. Meanwhile on the coastline, Samui and the Atsui come to Darui to help him fight the brothers. Kinkaku and Ginkaku use their ninja tools: the Kokinjo (which draws the spirit word out), the Shichiseiken (which curses the spirit word), the Benihisago (which records the spirit word and seals the speaker within), and the Bashosen (which conjures chakra of all 5 natures). They succeed in capturing and sealing Atsui and Samui within the Benihisago. Darui then is almost drawn into the Benihisago, but before he is his spirit word changes. Then he takes the ninja tools from them and uses the tools to trap Ginkaku inside the Benihisago. Kinkaku gets angry and releases his Nine-Tails chakra, draping him in a chakra shroud just like Naruto's. Naruto Shippuden 270 Golden Bonds (July 19, 2012)
Having transformed into a pseudo-Nine-Tails in response to his brother being sealed, Kinhaku starts his rampage with Darui's division unable to content with the stronger foe despite their attempts. At the headquarters, Mabui, A's handpicked secretary, uses her object teleportation jutsu to transfer the sealing pot known as the Kohaku no Johei to Darui. Still at the coastline, the Kohaku no Johei arrives and so is the half of the Fourth Division to assist Darui's division. Darui manages to seal Kinkaku with the help of Ino-Shika-Cho. But Kakuzu arrives to face Ino-Shika-Cho while telling them that they also had their gold and silver pieces, their revived mentor Asuma and Tsunade's reanimated lover Dan Kato, on their side.
Naruto Shippuden 271 Road to Sakura (July 26, 2012)
As Ino strolls through the outlying forest of the village, she looks up and sees Sakura falling through the sky. Ino brings Sakura back to Konoha and has Tsunade check on her, who determines she has developed amnesia. As they go through the village, and encounter the other members of the Konoha 11, Sakura notes that they look vaguely familiar but not as how she remembered them. Later when Sakura realises that she had lost a necklace of a cherry blossom she had around her neck, she and Ino begin searching frantically for it. Her parents, Kizashi and Mebuki end up finding a dazed Sakura and her father returns the necklace to her. Remembering parts of her past, Sakura runs to embrace her parents, crying. Though this puzzles her parents greatly, they depart telling her to come home later. Sakura ends up telling Ino that it was likely that she was not the Sakura she knew before disappearing again in a bright light, leaving Ino severely confused.
Naruto Shippuden 272 Mifune vs. Hanzo (August 2, 2012)
As the Surprise Attack Division attempt to retreat to the rendezvous point, they are chased by Akatsuki's reinforcements. Summoning his salamander Ibuse, Hanzō orders it to attack. Unleashing a paralysing mist of poison, the division is rendered paralyzed and left at Hanzō's mercy. However Mifune and his division soon arrive and he deflects the would-be devastating blow. Conversing about the past and the paths they had chosen to walk, as the two trade blows, Mifune is able to break Hanzō's sickle and respirator. Finally remembering his encounter with Mifune in life, Hanzō moves towards his broken kusarigama and using the blade commits seppuku, telling Mifune that he entrusts him with his conviction. This act cuts the poisonous sac that had been in Hanzō's body since he was a child, and causes the poison to leak out and evaporate. Shocking Kabuto Yakushi, Hanzō's body ceases to respond to his orders and the legendary shinobi is soon bound and sealed.
Naruto Shippuden 273 True Kindness (August 9, 2012)
Izumo and Kotetsu arrive and manage to bind Kakuzu. As they ask Ino-Shika-Cho to help seal the constrained Kakuzu, Shikaku interferes and tells them to handle Kakuzu with Darui whilst Ino-Shika-Cho confront their sensei Asuma Sarotobi. They recall their previous spar with Asuma when they're genin and Asuma lecturing Choji about his kindness. Shikamaru also recollects his past in protecting his comrades and Ino thinking about Asuma's last words which she should must guide Shikamaru and Choji. Other ninjas try to subdue Asuma but they were failed and the Ino-Shika-Cho arrives to face their sensei. They trade attacks but when Choji is about to punch Asuma, he suddenly stops and telling that he cannot hurt Asuma. After a flashback of Choji, Asuma begs the trio especially to Choji to stop him.
Naruto Shippuden 274 The Complete Ino-Shika-Cho Formation! (August 9, 2012)
Summary: The reunion of Ino-Shika-Cho to their sensei Asuma continues as Choji somewhat loses his will to fight. Ino manages to enter Choji's mind and tells that the meaning of their earrings that Asuma gave to them years ago. After Shikamaru recalling Asuma's last words, he scolded Choji and telling that they're not the ones to be protected but to stand up and protect others. Choji continues to recollect his past, about his kindness and the oath of being the next head of the Akamichi clan, and the butterfly who started as a simple yet kind caterpillar. Filled by his resolve, Choji becomes slim and a blue wing-like aura appears on his back. the trio start their attack to Asuma and they were successful. As Asuma is about to be sealed, he tells the trio that their formation is successful and complete.
Naruto Shippuden 275 A Message from the Heart (August 16, 2012)
Summary: Naruto leaves his training hall but being blocked by shinobi guards. Aburame Shibi insists Naruto to go back but Iruka arrives and attempts to fool Naruto. However, Naruto didn't believe on Iruka and using his Sage Mode he manages to leave the cave. Naruto was restrained via a shadow jutsu and Iruka continues to convince Naruto. Iruka gives Naruto's headband which he is about to restrain Naruto, but Naruto overpowers the group and leaves. On his headband, Naruto reads the letter from Iruka telling that he should come back alive. Iruka asks Bee a favor to protect him. Bee follows Naruto and they destroy the invisible blockade created by the Barrier Corps.