Warning: Major manga spoilers ahead
Naruto fans, 2012 has been a terrific year for us. Seven months have passed and by the end of July, 27 of the 28 episodes of Naruto Shippuden will have been of canon greatness.
In Anime Games Online’s opinion, August seems as if it will be the most fruitful of months as animation house Studio Pierrot will bestow upon us 6 episodes of Naruto Shippuden! You read that right – not 3, not 4, not 5, but 6 episodes of the story-following action we all know you love! YOSH!
So, what’s going down in August? The titles for episodes 272 to 274 make it quite obvious – Mifune, general of the of the Land of Iron will fight the deceased and former leader of the Hidden Rain. Also Ino-Shika-Cho will take on the undead version of their beloved sensei, Asuma Sarutobi.
What about for Naruto Shippuden episodes 275-277? Based on the titles and our following of the fabulous Naruto manga, Anime Games Online predicts our hero Naruto will find out about the war and rush out to the battlefield to protect the ninja world. He will have some inner conflicts with the Nine-Tailed Fox, but come out of it with burning confidence, set on taking care of Sasuke and the war! Elsewhere, we predict Tobi will summon the vessel of the 10-Tails, the Gedo Mazo, and take on Darui, Shikamaru, and others members of the Shinobi Alliance to steal the ninja tools in which Kinkaku and Ginkaku are trapped in.
So, without further ado, below is the Naruto Shippuden August 2012 Schedule!
- August 02, 2012
Naruto Shippuden Episode 272: Mifune vs. Hanzo
- August 09, 2012
Naruto Shippuden Episode 273: True Kindness
- August 09, 2012
Naruto Shippuden Episode 274: The Complete Ino-Shika-Cho Formation!
- August 16, 2012
Naruto Shippuden Episode 275: A Message from the Heart
- August 23, 2012
Naruto Shippuden Episode 276: Attack of the Gedo Statue
- August 30, 2012
Naruto Shippuden Episode 277: The Sign of Settlement
So in summary, Anime Games Online believes there will be six canon Naruto Shippuden episodes in August, covering content from Naruto manga chapters 530 to the very early parts of 539.
Keep in mind, the dates above are all actual and only subject to the programmers change, but 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 fabulous manga known as NARUTO!