Warning: Major manga spoilers ahead
During the month of April, Naruto Shippuden aired 4 episodes worth of flashbacks, celebrating 10 years of Naruto anime and recapping the Naruto/Sasuke story from part 1 of the series. May is fast approaching and its time to get back on track as Naruto Shippuden will continue where it left off in March – with story progressing canon episodes!
Check out the Naruto Shippuden May 2012 schedule below, including episode air dates, episode titles, and Anime Games Online’s predictions as to what the month holds!
- May 03, 2012
Naruto Shippuden Episode 261 – For My Friend
As shown in the preview at the end of episode 260, the battle between Tobi and Kabuto against the five great ninja villages will begin! Tobi/Kabuto will send their army to engage in the 4th Great Ninja War while Gaara will deliver a speech to the shinobi before the battle begins – protect his friend Naruto, put aside all differences and unite as one Shinobi nation to defeat Akatsuki! Elsewhere, Naruto will continue his training with Bee.
- May 10, 2012
Naruto Shippuden Episode 262 – War Begins!
As the title nicely puts the war will officially begin in this chapter. We predict this episode will mainly cover Sai, Omoi and Kankuro’s team battling Sasori and Deidara. We will likely see our first casualty in the war as well.
- May 17, 2012
Naruto Shippuden Episode 263 – Sai and Shin
Another very revealing title – Sai will meet his brother Shin for the first time in years. We predict they will battle and one another and reminisce about their bonds. Additionally, we predict the battle with Sasori and Deidara will continue, with Sasori finally giving in and being defeated.
- May 24, 2012
Naruto Shippuden Episode 264 – The Secret of Edo Tensei
Just as the title signifies, in this episode we predict Kabuto will show Tobi how his Edo Tensei works. Elsewhere, we predict Naruto’s training with Bee will continue – with Bee explaining how Naruto can unleash the bijuu’s most powerful attack, the Tailed Beast Bomb!
- May 31, 2012
Naruto Shippuden Episode 265 – Reunion with an Old Enemy
This is the episode we predict the return of the first major villains in the Naruto series – Haku and Zabuza! This includes a battle reunion of the two with Kakashi! We have a feeling that we will also see other allies including Guy and Sakura and enemies including the other deceased Mist Swordsmen.
So in summary, we believe the five Naruto Shippuden episodes in March will cover Naruto Manga chapters 516-522. The dates above are all actual, but the titles are translations and may change 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!