Three years ago, Sasuke Uchiha turned against his comrade Naruto and went out in search of greater power. But Orochimaru, the villain who took Sasuke in, had an ulterior motive: he planned to transfer himself into Sasuke's body and gain the power of the all-seeing Sharingan Eye. When their powers collide, however, Sasuke comes out on top and now he's a near-invincible ninja bent on revenge against his brother Itachi. Sasuke gathers a team of rogue ninjas for his quest, while Naruto and the rest of the Hidden Leaf Village try to track him down after hearing of what happened with Orochimaru. Both parties seek out the Akatsuki, a devious organization where Itachi Uchiha operates. When Sasuke runs into the Akatsuki's explosives expert Deidara, a deadly battle begins.