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Ep 289 stream
Decent episode but they need to cut out fillers that aren't war related like the next episodes -.-
The next six episodes are an arc to celebrate the anime's anniversary. I'm actually really looking forward to it, the animation is going to be really good and the trailers thus far have showed some good fight scenes involving Kabuto and the reanimated Akatsuki.
Honestly, the only reason I'm even watching the anime right now is for the filler stories of the Seven Swordsmen and this next special arc.
Omoi has been given a lot of attention in these fillers. First he fought Pakura and now he went head to head with Ameruyi. But in this episode we saw some good characterization continuity for him, like his overthinking things. These fillers flesh out side characters like Omoi and Maki.
But the next arc seems a bit too long. Six episodes? Atleast finish the swordsmen arc and then do this. Well hoping this will a better down the memory lane arc than most.
Last edited by Avishek; November 16, 2012 at 12:04 PM.
I think the Seven Swordsmen stuff is over, since this one ended with information on the next stage of the battle. Kisame's old master has already been featured a few times in flashbacks, and Mangetsu would perhaps be too relevant for a potential Suigetsu/Chojuro battle for them to mess with his characterization now. Not to mention the fact that neither of them have their ninja blades.
I rarely watch anime anymore and decided to watch this on a whim, but I was pleasantly surprised. Have most of the past couple of episodes been like this? I might have to go back and watch them.