Warning: Major Manga Spoilers Ahead
June 2011 was an exciting month as Team 7 – Naruto, Sakura, Sasuke, and Kakashi – finally reunited after 300 or so episodes of Naruto / Naruto Shippuden! Naruto and Sasuke exchanged their feelings through a clash of Rasengan and Chidori and the two rivals made it their goal to one day meet again and exchange blows in a battle to the end! Until that time, what direction does Naruto’s amazing story take us? Well, when talking about the Naruto Shippuden anime, it takes fans to some filler and then back to canon episodes again!
Episode 219: Hokage Hatake Kakashi – July 07, 2011
With Danzo killed and Tsunade unconscious, in the last episode of Naruto Shippuden, Sai mentioned that the new Hokage will be none other than Kakashi! We predict, er well, we actually know this episode will feature fillers where the Leaf Jonin, particularly Guy, will challenge Kakashi’s abilities before actually becoming Hokage. The concept of Kakashi becoming Hokage is canon, it’s just many of the events in this episode will be filler. We would not be surprised if Tsunade wakes up from her coma, which is canon, at the end of this episode and Kakashi is saved from this responsibility-filled task of being Hokage.
Episode 220: The Great Toad’s Prediction – July 21, 2011
This episode will likely be mostly canon. We predict this episode will feature the Konoha 11, including Naruto, discussing the events that transpired with Sasuke. It’s likely Kakashi will talk to Tsunade for a bit. Also, we’re pretty sure the toads over at Mount Myoboku will discuss what to do with the key to the Nine-Tailed Fox’s seal. Ma and Pa will travel to Konoha and bring Naruto over to their world so the Great Toad can give him a prediction.
Episode 221-222: Fourth Shinobi World War, The Five Kage’s Decision! – July 28, 2011
This episode is actually 2 episodes airing together as a Naruto Shippuden special! We predict things at Mount Myoboku will rap up here, with Naruto finally getting the key to the Nine-Tailed Fox’s seal. In addition, we predict Kabuto will meet with Madara to convince him to join forces. Lastly, we predict the five Kage’s will reconvene to make a talk about how to handle the war.
So in summary, the next four episodes of Naruto Shippuden based seem as if they will cover Naruto Manga chapters 488-491. The dates above are all actual, but the titles are translations and may change once they are officially released on Hulu or Crunchyroll. It’s a good chance though that the titles will be similar. 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!