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Fresh from completing the mission in the Land of Waves, Naruto and the gang are heading out on a new task to locate a man named Mr. Genmai. Sensing something amiss, Kakashi splits away from his team and locates the object of his quest, but as he reaches out his hand, he becomes trapped within a spell and is unable to free himself. Meanwhile, the others become a target of an attack by three unknown ninjas who promptly kidnap Sakura. Now, while Kakashi attempts to find a way out of his situation and aid Mr Genmai, Naruto and Sasuke must put aside their differences and work together to rescue their teammate.
Baishin -- a shinigami that was sealed by Soul Society for killing many of his own kind years ago -- has been set free. He escapes to the human world looking for people with large amounts of reiatsu (spiritual power) to absorb it for himself. Meanwhile, Ichigo encounters Baishin in the city and fights him, but ends up losing a large portion of his reiatsu. It is now up to Ichigo and the other shinigami sent by Soul Society to eliminate the threat of Baishin, before something terrible happens!
If you enjoyed Naruto: The Cross Roads, then you may want to try out Bleach: The Sealed Sword Frenzy. Both of these are short specials that are seperate of their main stories with a decent dose of action and comedy to boot.