January 03, 2013 Naruto Episode 295: Power – Episode Final
January 10, 2013 BREAK, No Episode
January 17, 2013 Naruto Episode 296: Naruto Joins the War!
January 24, 2013 Naruto Episode 297: A Father’s Feelings, A Mother’s Love
January 31, 2013 Naruto Episode 298: They Finally Meet! Naruto vs Itachi!
Based on the titles for the canon episodes, the three canon episode will likely cover material from Naruto manga chapters 545 to 549. The contents will most likely be Gaara taking on his father, the former Kazekage. As the titles for episodes 296 and 298 suggest, we will also likely be seeing Naruto, along with Bee, taking on White Zetsu clones and then later meeting Itachi and Nagato!
Keep in mind, the titles are translations and may differ once they are officially released by Viz Media. As for our predictions, they are just that, and may not be what’s in the episodes. We’re only making an educated guess based on our experience reading the great manga known as NARUTO!