Surprisingly sad episode. It was ok.
2 part story arc that was surprisingly was really good and sad in the end! should use akatsuki members in that style more in filler flashback episodes
I like what they were shooting for with backstory on canon characters but this just makes Sasori look bad. He was bragging to his grandma over taking over a nation of a single samurai and normal people with no battle experience? Not to mention he needed Deidara's help of shock and awe? It also takes away from Sakura's accomplishment of beating him.
If this was even remotely canon this makes Sasori look a lot weaker than he was hyped to be. I would even say Deidara his troop is stronger than him which can be argued regardless.
While the episode was much better than i thought it would be im disappointed that this epic ass opening is being wasted on filler
The same thing with other anime fillers. Bleach is guilty of this act very much.
another filler episode
one thing im not a fan of is the new intro, i will not spoil anything but someone who shows up in the new intro is one of the biggest spoilers, so why would they put him in the intro before that episode airs?
this war arc is having the wind taken out of it by this massive ammount of filler episodes
not that all filler is bad, but this war is supposed to be the last arc, it shouldnt be constantly interrupted