The latest season of the beloved anime series, "Naruto Shippuden" will finally head to a new arc this week on its 480th episode and will explore the relationships between some of the all-time favourite characters from the series.
"Naruto Shippuden" will debut its new arc titled "Boyhood" this Oct. 20. The arc will feature the untold story of Uzumaki Naruto's childhood, back in the days when the Kyuubi, commonly known as the Nine Tails, was still sealed inside him.
The last five episodes of season 20, which is revealed as the "Naruto Shippuden" new arc "Boyhood", will tackle the relationship between the main characters. The upcoming 480th episode is titled "Naruto - Hinata" and is expected to reveal the budding bond between the two.
The next episode, episode 481 will be all about Uchiha Sasuke and Haruno Sakura, taking place back before the tragic demise of the Uchiha clan. The remaining episodes have revealed that they will be exploring the various stories of Gaara, Nara Shikamaru, Hatake Kakashi, Jirayia, Sai, and Yamanaka Ino.
The series recently have aired a one-hour long special episode featuring the climatic scenes from episodes 476 and 477, which was the final battle between the renowned best friends, Naruto and Sasuke. With the impending end of the beloved anime series with "Naruto Shippuden" new arc "Boyhood", it has been reported that "Naruto Hiden/Shinden", translated as "Hidden Story/True Story" will be adapted into a TV anime series. The new adaptations will premiere this winter as three epilogue stories, titled "Naruto: Shikamaru's Story", "Naruto - Konoha Hiden: Shugen Biyori", and "Naruto: Sasuke's Story - Sunrise".
The anime series "Naruto" debuted with its first season in Oct. 2002 and including anime series sequel, Naruto Shippuden, which is probably on its last season. The anime series boasts of a total of 704 episodes. The ongoing season, and probably the last one currently airs on TV Tokyo every Thursday.