Last month, it was announced the Naruto Shippuden anime will tell the stories of Shikamaru and the Hidden Leaf Village (Naruto and Hinata’s Wedding) after the current story on Sasuke. These stories all take place after the final battle between Naruto/Sasuke and Kakashi becomes Hokage.
They are based on official novels in Japan – Sasuke’s Story: Sunrise, Shikamaru’s Story: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness, and Hidden Leaf Village’s Story: The Perfect Day for a Wedding. We were unsure how long each story would last in the anime and that still isn’t 100% clear, but based on the dates announced, it seems each will be just a few episodes long.
The scan below mentions December will cover Sasuke’s story, January 2017 will cover Shikamaru’s story, and February 2017 will cover the Hidden Leaf Village story. If we had to guess, that’s a maximum of 4 or 5 episodes per story. As additional details are announced, we hope to let you know right here on Anime Games Online!