Naruto Shippuden September – October 2016 Schedule – Good & Bad News

Warning: Spoilers of Naruto Shippuden anime are ahead

Naruto Shippuden anime’s schedule for September has been released and a lot of the fans might not be happy about it. First of all, the bad news. Naruto Shippuden will be going on a long two week break starting next week. The first reason for this seems to be that the animators need a bit more time as evident by the fact that the preview for the next episode is in black and white (see below images). The second reason is due to Japanese holiday on the week of the 22nd of September.

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On to the good news. We will be getting double episodes after we comeback from the two week break on 29th of September.

Without further ado here is the September to October schedule of Naruto Shippuden.

Episode Title Release date
NO EPISODE September 15
NO EPISODE September 22
 476 The Final Battle September 29
477 Unknown September 29
478 The Seal of Reconciliation October 6

Note: The dates above are all actual, but the titles may change when the episodes are officially released by Viz Media.


Episode 476 & 477 – 1 hour special
screen play: Yuka Miyata
Storyboard/Episode director/Animation director: Hiroyuki Yamashita

Hiroyuki Yamashita has directed probably some of the best episodes/fights if not the best in Naruto (see below video for some of his work). He was also the director of Boruto: Naruto the Movie. So, get ready for one hour of truly some of the best animation you’ll ever see.

Episode 478 – The Seal of Reconciliation (和解の印 “Wakai no in”)
screen play/Storyboard/Episode director: Toshiyuki Tsuru
Animation director: Toshiyuki Tsuru/Hiroto Tanaka

  • xTheSpaceShinobi

    What i heard is they just didnt want to show the animation till the episode releases
    Dont know if its true tough

    • Ali S

      It’s all conjecture. The one note of optimism is that it’s not the first time in Naruto that a rushed preview was shown for a well-animated episode. I’m really crossing my fingers for movie-quality animation. This fight and ending of such a long series definitely deserves that much. I really would like to see at least a few scenes from the animator who did the original Valley of the End fight (he also worked on the Edo Tensei Hokages fight in Chuunin exam, as well as a few other scenes, also the Nine Tails vs Pain fight).

      • UnknownPerson

        I’m pretty sure it will be in movie quality. If you compare these two images together, doesn’t the art/animation look familiar? especially with the outer layer of the Six Paths Sage Mode.

        • Ali S

          You’re probably on the right track. That scene in the first picture I’m pretty sure is done by Norio Matsumoto who also worked on many fights such as Naruto v Sasuke Part 1 and some parts of Naruto Ninetails v Pain. I am so hyped!

  • Clayton Fontes de Lima

    É pra rir ou pra chorar?

  • Darius, The Dunk Master

    Wait are the next episodes black and white or what??

    • Spiralling Sphere

      No, the next episode will definitely be in colour. When Studio Peirrot submitted the episode 475 to TV Tokyo, they probably didn’t finish animating Episode 476 hence why the preview in black & white.

      • Darius, The Dunk Master

        Okay thanks for the reply

  • O problema não é em demorar para sair os episódios dessa batalha final e sim para não fazerem a luta de qualquer jeito. A animação dessa luta tem que ser impecável.

  • Gerson Cabral

    Espero que até lá consigam colorir tudo.

  • Joker

    Which is Goku Black real identity? xD

  • Mea-tan

    so we will get 1 hour special included episode 476 and 477 or 1 hour special for each episode ?

    • Spiralling Sphere

      Technically the double episodes are about 46+ mins long (23mins each episode). TV Tokyo is calling it 1 hour special because they’re including commercial breaks.

    • Oussama El Alaoui Benchad

      Hahaha you made my day x’)

      I think it would be 1 hour for both episodes. xD

      Cuz 1 hour for each episode that’s gonna be a lot i guess hahaha
      like 2 hours! naruto shippuden will be already end i think.
      Only few episodes left for the end of Naruto :/ 3 or maybe 4

      • Mea-tan

        Mea really want more 🙁 T^T.

  • Does 1 hour special mean that both episodes are longer than usual (30 min instead of the regular 23 min) or will they both be 1 hour? Or one regular episode and one 1 hour episode?

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  • Dario

    Bad news? Good