As they go to their mission to the Land of Waves, they are attacked and Naruto gets injured.To everyone's dismay, Naruto pierces his own hand to remove the venom and vows to never need to be saved again.
The season focuses on Naruto's training to control the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox and the first day of the world war against the criminal organization Akatsuki.
The twelfth season began airing on January 5, 2012 on TV Tokyo and ended on August 16, 2012.
The English dubbed version of this season began on May 24, 2014, through Neon Alley.
The season's collection in DVD started on October 3, 2012 under the title of Nine-tailed Fox Taming and Karmic Encounters 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 is 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 the other Naruto begin to fight and are evenly matched.
, Deai) is episode 257 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.