Naruto Shippuden: Naruto vs Sasuke Will be in Color, New Opening, Ending Announced

Posted on September 24, 2016

The final battle, NARUTO vs SASUKE, is making its debut next Thursday, September 29, 2016. It will be a two-episode special, with the first titled “The Final Battle – Part 1” and the second titled “The Final Battle – Part 2”. These will be Naruto Shippuden episodes 476 and 477, respectively. At the end of the previous episode, 475, we were shown a black-and-white preview to the final fight. This was met with surprise and many unhappy fan opinions. Luckily, despite the black-and-white preview, all will be normal as the Director of the Naruto Shippuden anime, Hayato Date, has assured the two episodes will be in color. Take a look at a new Naruto Shippuden scan from the forty-third issue of Shuiseha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine showing colored screenshots from the episodes along with the black-and-white preview.

The episode after the final battle will air on October 6 and will be titled “The Seal of Reconciliation”. It will be episode 478 in the Naruto Shippuden anime. It’s unclear at this point in time what will be shown in the episode directly after that. The anime will eventually shift focus to life after manga chapter 699 and cover what’s in the official Naruto book series, but again, we aren’t sure what episode 479 holds for us.

One tidbit of news that has been announced is a there will be a new opening and ending for Naruto Shippuden. Naruto Shippuden Opening 20 will be titled “Empty Heart” and it will be performed by Japanese singer/songwriter Anly. Naruto Shippuden Ending 39 will be titled “Departure Song” and performed by the Japanese idol group Ayumikurikamaki. It has not yet been revealed when this new opening and ending will debut, but we hope to let you know right here on Anime Games Online as soon as it’s announced. Take a look at the scan showing pictures of Anly and Ayumikurikamaki below.