The Naruto Shippuden October 2016 schedule was announced earlier this month. Based on the episode titles, it initially seemed like the anime was going to finish off the Naruto manga with chapter 700 and then shift focus to life after manga chapter 699, but before 700 as previously announced.
However, in a complete surprise, the Naruto Shippuden anime will take a different turn and run character shorts starting with episode 480 (which is episode 700 overall, if including the 220 episodes of the first Naruto series). Each episode will be comprised or two parts – Part A and Part B – and they will feature different characters. For example, with episode 480, Part A will focus on Naruto and Part B of the episode will focus on Hinata. From what we gather, they will be flashback fillers.
Take a look at the episodes numbers, their air dates, and the featured characters in each of the shorts. There are descriptions associated with the Part A of the first three episodes. As we learn more, we hope to share the news with you right here on Anime Games Online!
- October 20, 2016
Naruto Shippuden Episode 480 – || Part A:NARUTO || Part B:HINATA ||
Naruto is the host of the Kyuubi. He trains all alone in the forest. During his training, a special someone appears.
- October 27, 2016
Naruto Shippuden Episode 481 – || Part A:SASUKE || Part B:SAKURA ||
Sasuke wants Itachi’s attention. The parents of both boys suddenly go away for a few days, leaving the two brothers alone in the house.
- November 03, 2016
Naruto Shippuden Episode 482 – || Part A:GAARA || Part B:SHIKAMARU||
With the One-Tailed beast, Shukaku, inside him and his uncle Yashamaru passively out to get him, young Gaara of the Desert had a difficult childhood.
- November 10, 2016
Naruto Shippuden Episode 483 – || Part A:JIRAIYA || Part B:KAKASHI ||
Thanks Karlo Bahnik, Mel Carrigan