Just couple of days ago, it was announced on the Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine that new Naruto Shippuden Opening & Ending theme song will be coming soon. The singer-songwriter アンリィ (Anly) will perform the new opening theme song “Empty Heart” (カラノココロ, Karanokokoro), while the new ending theme song “Departure Song” (旅立ちの唄, Tabidachi no Uta) will be performed by the idol group Ayumikurikamaki (あゆみくりかまき).
TV Tokyo has confirmed yesterday that opening 20 & ending 39 of Naruto Shippuden will air on 20th October, 2016.
Assuming that there will be no double episodes after 29th September, the new opening & ending will begin on Episode 480 of Naruto Shippuden. We expect Episode 480 to mark not just the beginning of the new opening & ending theme songs but also the beginning of a new arc that focuses on the stories from the Naruto Hiden/Shinden novels.