One year after the Fourth Shinobi World War, “Copy Ninja” Hatake Kakashi is hesitant to step into the role of Konoha's Sixth Hokage. After losing his Sharingan eye and the techniques he'd honed along with it, he feels powerless. He's also unsure he can handle the huge change in his laidback routine becoming Konoha's leader would entail. Tasked with ensuring that the inaugural flight of the Land of the Waves' secret airship goes off without a hitch, Kakashi becomes an unwitting passenger when he notices his longtime friend and rival, Might Guy, has snuck along for the ride. Unfortunately, the sightseeing tour has barely begun before a group of hijackers take over the ship and demand the release of their leader from Hozuki Prison in exchange for the passengers' lives. Kakashi fights to protect as many passengers as he can, even if it means offering up his own life in exchange for the hostages. By standing by his belief that it's important to understand where your opponents are coming from, he eventually learns about the societal problems that drove the hijackers to take such drastic actions, resulting in his leadership skills being put to the ultimate test.