NARUTO Vol. 44
*Normally takes 7-10 days to dispatch
Story and Art by Masashi Kishimoto
Release April 7, 2009
Trim Size 5 × 7 1/2
Imprint SHONEN JUMP
Length 200 pages
Naruto must decipher the cryptic last words of his beloved mentor. What did Jiraiya find out about the leader of the Akatsuki that was so important he had to hide it in code? And can Naruto stand a fighting chance against those who managed to take down one of the Three Great Shinobi?