"Naruto Shippuden" episode 484 marks the beginning of a new arc. The anime will focus on Sasuke's story and the episode will be based on the epilogue novel "Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise." However, the anime won't air on its usual Thursday schedule on Nov. 17 and 24. Hence, fans can expect the new episode to air on Dec. 1.
Meanwhile, those who are looking for news on the anime adaptation of Boruto might be disappointed since it wouldn't air anytime soon. Given the current schedule, the anime will focus on two other "Naruto" novels before a new arc begins.
"Naruto Shippuden" Sasuke's Story Arc
"Naruto" fans have been looking forward to news on what's next after the Boyhood arc. Everyone was hoping that the series will focus on Boruto after the filler episodes. It turns out that prior rumors were true -the next episodes are based on three epilogue novels and the first one on the list is "Sasuke's Story" by Shin Towasa.
Spoilers for episode 484 and 485 reveal that it will be about Sasuke's story. Episode titles are "Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise - The Detonating Man" which will air on Dec. 1 and "Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise - Colosseum" which will air on Dec 8. There are speculations that Sasuke's story will last for four episodes.
The new arc will focus on Sasuke's journey for atonement which happens right after his fight with Naruto. This would also help fans know how Sasuke will look for a way to protect all the things that he holds dear.
"Naruto Shippuden" Boruto Arc
Right now, fans are wondering if the Boruto's arc will come next. Unfortunately, the anime will focus on two other novels, namely Takashi Yano's novel about Shikamaru's Story and the novel "Naruto -Konoha Hiden: Shugen Biyori" by Shō Hinata. Hence, it will be a long wait before Boruto's arc.
At the moment, there's no update on the scheduled date for Boruto's anime adaptation. With these three novels in line for an anime adaptation, it would be prudent to expect that Boruto will get an anime adaptation in mid-2017. More details about the novel adaptations in "Naruto Shippuden" will be available on Monday, Nov. 14 on Weekly Shonen Jump's 50th issue.