It can be recalled that "Naruto Shippuden" flashback episodes have been rolled out from Episode 481, Parent Herald reported."Naruto Shippuden" Episode 481 covered the childhood lives of Sasuke and Sakura.It was then followed recently by "Naruto Shippuden" Episode 482 which featured the past lives of Gaara and Shikamaru.The last flashback episode of "Naruto Shippuden" is said to follow Jiraiya and Kakashi's past.However, it seems that fans were not happy with the long period of waiting for the new episodes that will continue the present lives of Naruto and his team.This is evidenced by the decline in the ratings of "Naruto Shippuden" in the past weeks.
That said, it is speculated that the next episodes of "Naruto Shippuden" will cover the said novels."Naruto Shippuden's" flashback stories, additionally, are said to be important to build up the event of the show's final episodes.The new "Naruto Shippuden" storyline after the Boyhood Arc is suggested to be epilogues that will highlight the lives of Naruto and Sasuke after their final battle."Naruto Shippuden" new episodes are suggested to follow the two "Naruto Hiden" novels, "Shikamaru Hiden" and "Konoha Hiden" and the third installment of "Naruto Shinden" novel, "Sasuke Shinden." The three novels are expected to be adapted to animated series in winter this year, Christian Times reported.
The story will be discussed on "Naruto Shippuden" Episode 483.
The final flashback episode is slated to air on Nov. "Naruto Shippuden" Episode 484 air date, however, has not been officially announced as of this posting.