As always, the filler is to prevent the show from catching up to the anime. There will be no feasible way to inject filler into the story after the final battles against Tobi/Kabuto/Madara kick off, so they're getting as much of it out of the way now as possible, while the Shinobi Alliance is still spread out and fighting Kabuto's army.
If they didn't do this now, then you'd wind up with even worse alterations to the story, such as having Madara and Tobi retreat so a filler arc could be introduced, or having an extensive use of flashbacks to pad out the episodes, or outright having another flashback arc, like the The Locus of Konoha arc.
Konoha History Arc had 21 episodes, Adv at the sea had 21 episodes, according to wikia, the 4th war begun in 256 episode and it was merged with fillers to 302 episode (20 filler ep), do you think that fillers from 303+ will end after 20/21 episodes or it will last since august?
fuuuuuuuuukkkkkkkiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnn fillers man
WE'RE BACK BABY!
320 "Run, Omoi" - July 4, 2013
321 "Reinforcements Arrive" - July 18, 2013
322 "Madara Uchiha" - July 25, 2013
323 "Gathering of the Five Kage...!!" - August 1, 2013
Last edited by matsemann08; June 28, 2013 at 06:10 AM.
I'm so excited. I've been waiting to see Madara crush the five Kage for what feels like whatever. I just hope I'm not setting myself up for disappointment because of the last two fights I was really excited about (Hanzo vs Mifune, everyone vs revived Nagato) only the latter was really up to my standards.
Also, how much are we willing to bet they'll expand Onoki's flashback of Madara into a full-blown episode?
So 324 will show how Naruto reacts to Utakata being dead. This will bring some conflict with the manga .-.
Damn I was waiting for the episode today now I'm sad...
finally the anime is about to become canon again
Last edited by REN KOUEN; July 11, 2013 at 03:17 PM.
Ill just stay current on the openings. what do we get 2 a year? Thats the only thing studio pierrot does right
oh and of course the occasional gem of an episode with that amazing animation for fights like naruto v sasuke at VOTE or pain vs six tailed naruto. I think that animator did this current OP actually. Maybe that why I like the OPs so much.
Last edited by Kozar927; July 13, 2013 at 01:59 PM.
in my opinion these next few episodes will be some of the most epic in the anime
madara is a monster and i cant wait to see the anime bring that to life
also we get to see the master of all haxx pull off one of his biggest haxx if the series
not gonna spoil it for the anime only people but its gonna be epic
you should know who im referring to just imagine someone who breaks all rules of logic