Through Naruto's pluck and a healthy dose of luck, Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura passed the written portion of their Journeyman Ninja Exam... but that was only the beginning. They're now in the thick of the exam's second portion, held in the aptly named Forest of Death, and instructor Mitarashi Anko has promised to cut the number of advancing teams by half!
Each team is turned against the others, using stealth and cunning to purloin the scrolls that they need to pass the test, while trying to survive the many perils that lurk in the forest. And if that's not enough, there's a mysterious imposter among the students who has it in for Sasuke!
Story and art by Masashi Kishimoto.