Hey everyone! I’m here with Naruto Shippuden Episode 489 Review! Sasuke’s story was concluded in the previous episode, and this one sees the beginning of a 19 year old Shikamaru’s story. Unlike Sasuke’s story, this arc has been a complete adaptation of the story in the novels, or so I’m told.
The story is set two years after the War, and Shikamaru is already Kakashi’s right hand man. He struggles to divide his time between friends, and work.
Neglecting friends, Shikamaru carries on his busy life, which is ironic considering how lazy he was to begin with.
Shikamaru manages most of Kakashi’s work, and even the relationship amongst the Five Kage. Everything appears to be at peace. However, there is a lack of demand for Shinobi from Hidden Villages, which is quite bothering to say the least.
Konoha plan to investigate this issue separately, and according to a report by Sai, who left to investigate matters along with some men, some missing shinobi from the war are now in the land of silence, under the control of a person named Gengo, who is taking control of most missions by himself.
Finally, Shikamaru, along with two highly skilled ANBU members, Ro and Soku, set of for The Land of Silence, where Gengo is reported to be at.
Shikamaru is finally getting some spotlight, after the whole arc with Hidan and Kakuzu. I feel like he was mostly cut out of Naruto Shippuden like many other characters. This arc looks to be very promising, both for Shikamaru, and for Naruto, who looks to still be on way to become the 7th Hokage.
According to Shikamaru, he won’t stop working until he makes Naruto the Hokage. I’ve always liked the Naruto and Shikamaru team, and I’m sure we’ll see more of that in the future.
For now, matters look tense, as Team Shikamaru leave for the Land of Silence to get down to the bottom of this mystery. Something tells me this arc is way more interesting than the last one, provided the anime doesn’t their own changes, like they did with Sasuke and Itachi’s storylines.
I’ll see you guys next week, when episode 490 is out. Till then, goodbye.
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