Naruto Shippuden April 2016 Schedule, Canon Returns in May

Posted on April 8, 2016

In the month of April, Naruto Shippuden continues to tell the story of Itachi Uchiha. In March we saw the life of this prodigy from his days as a young child to an an encounter with the ANBU Black Ops. In April, we will see Itachi’s life from the Uchiha Massacre to his time with Akatsuki. These episodes will be based on two official books released in Japan – The True Legend of Itachi: Glory and The True Legend of Itachi: Dark Night. The books were not written by Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto, but as far as we know, and we could be wrong here, they are considered to be a part of the official story.

Take a look at the Naruto Shippuden April 2016 schedule below along with the first episode title for May. You will notice Naruto Shippuden episode 459 has a familiar title, one you may recall from the manga! That is correct, Naruto Shippuden returns to canon in May to continue the story of author Masashi Kishimoto’s great Naruto manga! “The Incipient” is the title of Naruto manga chapter 679 where Kaguya Otsutsuki makes her debut in a battle to decide the fate of the ninja universe! May 05 will also be the debut of the new Naruto Shippuden opening, Blood Circulator by Asian Kung-Fu Generation.

  • April 07, 2016
    Naruto Shippuden Episode 455 – Itachi’s Story – Light and Darkness: Moonlit Night
  • April 14, 2016
    Naruto Shippuden Episode 456 – Itachi’s Story – Akatsuki’s Darkness
  • April 21, 2016
    Naruto Shippuden Episode 457 – Itachi’s Story – The Partner
  • April 28, 2016
    Naruto Shippuden Episode 458 – Itachi’s Story – The Truth
  • May 05, 2016
    Naruto Shippuden Episode 459 – The Incipient

Note: The dates above are all actual, but the titles are translations and may change once they are officially released by Viz Media.

Thanks artondrius, Karlo Bahnik!