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'Naruto Shippuden' Episode 480 Air Date; Update: Series Not Ending; Is Boruto Coming?

By Monica Macalinao , Oct 13, 2016 04:30 AM EDT

Beloved animated series "Naruto Shippuden" is finally coming to an end with its upcoming episode 480. But it seems like the series is still not ending after the supposed last episode.

Fans were surprised to find out that "Naruto Shippuden" will start airing filler episodes which will be comprised of two parts per episode. Each part will feature a different character short and most likely contain flashbacks and a deeper background.

Take a look at the different episode number and air dates as well as the characters for each of the shorts.

"Naruto Shippuden" Episode 480

Part A: Naruto and Part B: Hinata. This episode will follow the story of Naruto after becoming the Kyuubi. It is rumored that a special someone will appear and it will most likely be Hinata. The two are set to wed and might open up a new story arc for the series.

"Naruto Shippuden" Episode 481

Part A: Sasuke and Part B: Sakura. The episode will focus on Sasuke's past when he was still a little boy. It will show what happened when he and his brother were left alone by their parents in their house for a few days. Romance is also rumored to blossom between Sasuke and Sakura.

"Naruto Shippuden" Episode 482

Part A: Gaara and Part B: Shikamaru. Young Gaara's difficult childhood will be shown. The episode will contain the hardships that come with having the one-tailed beast Shukaku inside him while his uncle Yashamaru is eager to hurt him.

Aside from the good news that there will be more episodes up ahead for the epic animated series. Rumor has it that Naruto's saga will continue with the arrival of his ninja son, Boruto.

The movie "Boruto" which was released in theaters was a huge hit to the fans of "Naruto." With an impending wedding on episode 480, Boruto will be introduced to the story and will pave the way for a continuation of the saga.

It makes sense for Studio Pierrot to do this since the fan base and characters are already laid out. If this is true, a lot of fans will surely be delighted.

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