With all the actions and the thrill that had happened in the past episodes, Naruto Shippuden Episode 482 and 483 would now tackle the childhood of Naruto and other ninjas. Fans should expect that the episode, entitled 'Boyhood Arc', would include flashbacks and memories. The said episode would also cover the childhood stories of Gaara, Kakashi, Jiraiya and Shikamaru. With this, fans' interest waned in the upcoming episodes.
Naruto Shippuden's Empty Heart
According to some source, the "Naruto Shippuden: Boyhood Arc" started last October 20. The preview began with "Empty Heart" which features Naruto training in the forest before the appearance of his special someone. With this, 'The Naruto Shippuden: Boyhood Arc' will also feature Gaara and Shikamaru on November 3 for its Episode 482. Then, it will reveal Jiraiya and Kakashi's childhood on its Episode 483.
As stated in an article, Gaara will be the first one to be shown in the episode. He has a lonely childhood just like Naruto. In the upcoming episode, viewers would see the lighter side of Gaara, as he mingles with his teammates Kankuro and Temari. The episode will also show days with his uncle Yashamarus.
Episode 482 Showcases Shikamaru's Team Formation
Shikamaru is the next one to be shown in the preview. He has been a lazy boy ever since his childhood. Episode 482 would show how Shikamaru, Choji and Ino would get to meet each other and form a team.
Some believed that with this topics being shown in the succeeding episodes, the interest of the viewers for the hit manga series would eventually decline. But some also believed that this would tickle the minds of everyone and eventually connect it to the succeeding episodes that would be shown in 'Naruto Shippuden'.
In additions, avid viewers of the series don't understand Naruto's behavior in the past episodes. They tagged Episode 481 as distracting because of this.