Episodes 297-308 of the 'Naruto' anime spin-off series. A trio of young ninjas, Naruto (voice of Junko Takeuchi), Sasuke (Noriaki Sugiyama) and Sakura (Chie Nakamura), are schooled together in the village hidden in the leaves. Each desires to become a ninja for different reasons and will face his or her own personal battles along the way. The episodes are: 'A Father's Hope, a Mother's Love', 'Contact! Naruto Vs. Itachi', 'The Acknowledged One', 'The Mizukage, the Giant Clam and the Mirage', 'Paradox', 'Terror: The Steam Imp', 'Ghosts from the Past', 'The Underworld Transfer Jutsu', 'The Vengeful', 'The Heart's Eye', 'Fade Into the Moonlight' and 'Night of the Crescent Moon'.