On February 6, 2014 fans will be treated to a brand new Kakashi anime special on Naruto Shippuden titled Kakashi: Shadow of the ANBU Black Ops. The news comes from the second issue of 2014’s Shonen Jump magazine which shows Kakashi Hatake, Hiruzen Sarutobi, Minato Namikaze, Yamato, and Itachi Uchiha.
The Naruto Shippuden ANBU Kakashi Special will dive deeper into the past of Kakashi, a man who has copied over a thousand ninja techniques. Not much else is revealed, but this special will be shown at Studio Pierrot’s Jump Festa booth in Japan later this month as well.
It’s likely most, if not all of the contents from the special will be filler. In 2009, the canon Kakashi Chronicles was aired in anime format, delivering information on Kakashi’s life when he first became a Jonin and was part of a team with Minato, Obito, and Rin. In the timeline of the Naruto story, Kakashi became ANBU sometime after the events of the Kakashi Chronicles.