I couldn't fit the whole title in, so I chose to put the story arc first. This review explores the last story arc of Naruto Shippuden which comprise of episodes 494-500. This will be a short review. I cannot list Naruto Shippuden as completed on my account over at MyAnimeList. I can finish all 500 episodes but it's a weird thing how I just watch episodes only the ones I find interesting. I skip some episodes, canon or filler.
The last arc of the anime is much better than the manga since the manga rushed from Naruto vs Sasuke's final fight to the epilogue. However, relationships that end in marriage aside from Naruto & Hinata and Sasuke & Naruto don't show much. Albeit, it took the film, Naruto the Last, to solidify Naruto and Hinata since the couple hadn't much time together in the main series. Back to the other relationships, one such example, Ino and Sai had only hint in the very last episode. There wasn't much build up.
Aside from Naruto and Hinata, Kakashi and Iruka had very prominent roles. Kakashi was tasked on making sure everyone could attend Naruto's wedding while at the same time, have enough personnel on guard duty and to handle missions. Meanwhile, Iruka works on a speech for Konohamaru's video project that has everyone saying a few words to the newly wed. The most powerful moment was Naruto asking Iruka to be his father figure for his wedding. Despite these incredible moments, we don't get to see much of Hinata's father or daughter or even the Hyuga Clan's involvement.
The rest of the arc had one or two episodes dedicated to other characters who try to find a gift for Naruto & Hinata. It's mostly about the folks from Naruto's generation. This caters to fans who either like Shikamaru, Choji, Ino, Shino, Kiba, and more. Each get a degree of character development. I would say Shino had the most development as he transitions into Boruto as a teacher after learning to move forward with the changes in his life such as his team mates and teacher are starting new stage in their lives.
Truly, this is a good arc for a very long, running shonen series to end on. It has been fun seeing the adventures of Naruto and everyone come to fruition over the years.
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
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HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
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Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
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