Naruto Shippuden Episode 451 Review – Itachi’s Story Part 01

Naruto Shippuden Episode 451  – Finally we are free from the brutal fillers of “Jiraya Ninja Scroll” that has been terrorizing our eyes and minds since the month of January or even before that. While we thought that Animation studio intends to show “Infinite tsukuyomi” dream of every important character that was trapped in the jutsu but that didn’t happened. In fact the entire episodes we were watching until now were “Jiraya Ninja Scroll” Episodes. Anyways lets move on to our main Topic “Naruto Shippuden Episode 451.” It was decided that March will be the month where Itachi’s Anime will air in between Naruto Shippuden episodes, i.e in the form of fillers. And since this is Itachi we are talking about the episodes will be interesting unlike the other fillers. So from now onward i will be reviewing every single episode of Naruto shippuden.

For more news on the future episodes you can take a look at this article : Naruto shippuden episodes and fillers overview This article i wrote contain a detail information on fillers and episode of Naruto shippuden Anime series and also contains the information about the future episode line up.

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Naruto Shippuden Episode 451 Review

The episode started off from the point where the original canon episodes ended and the Infinite tsukuyomi fillers started i.e the episode starts with little recap, so we can get back to the original story-line. Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi standing under the Susanoo’s because of which they are protected from the rays of Infinite tsukuyomi genjutsu. While we see Fourth Hokage back to the hidden leaf village sitting on his Hokage face and seeing the entire world enveloped in the giant roots of the divine tree.

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Naruto Shippuden Episode 451 – Infinite Tsukiyomi Effect

We see second Hokage trying to save the shinobi. But all that efforts going waste. While zetsu analyzes the situation and figure out that Sasuke’s Susanoo can block the Infinite Tsukuyomi Genjutsu. Although it still doesn’t change the fact that we have to deal with “Emo Sasuke” for a while. Sakura asks Sasuke “What is happening outside?” he answers “There is no point in telling you, as you can’t do anything.” While Kakashi try to defend Sakura by saying “That’s not the point for now, Naruto and i wanna know too, What’s happening outside. So that we can create a plan,” but that effort seem to be a waste since Sasuke replies “Kakashi, You’re just like Sakura now. You can’t do anything.” We see Naruto getting furious because of Sasuke’s attitude and says “Team 7 should work together to defeat Madara” While understanding all the things Kakashi decides to give the team’s lead to Sasuke and as always we see Naruto getting angry over that judgement. While Kakashi shuts up Naruto by saying that Sasuke has the eye power to analyze everything thanks to his new rinnegan so he has the right to lead the team. Either way Sasuke tells everything about the situation outside to the remaining members Saukra, Kakashi and Naruto. In the mean time we see Hinata, Kiba, Choji, Sai, Lee, Shikamaru, Gaara, Shino, Ino, Mizukage Temari and Kankuro trapped inside the genjutsu and a little moments of their tsukuyomi dream.

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Naruto Shippuden Episode 451 – Sasuke Uchiha

After that we see, Sasuke explains to the rest about the right time to attack, According to what Sasuke said – Infinite tsukuyomi casts a bright light over the entire world and until that light is gone we can’t move a inch. While waiting, Sasuke, recalls the memories of his brother “Itachi” and the knowledge he got from his memories. While saying “Madara you have no right to talk about Uchiha, the person who has right to talk about Uchiha is my Brother and not you!” While i liked the part that Sasuke talked proudly of his brother now but at that time i was like “Sasuke, it’s alright if you say that about Madara, but the same thing applies to you too You also don’t have the right to talk about Uchiha bro!” Anyways after that we see Itachi’s story starting to take off!

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Naruto Shippuden episode 451 – Kid Itachi

The scene moves to the “Third great Ninja war” we see Kid Itachi running towards the battlefield without wearing battle gear, although why he was going to the battlefield the reason is still not clear.

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Naruto Shippuden Episode 451 – Itachi and his dad

After the war Itachi goes to the battlefield to check the conditions while a shinobi from the other nation asks for water. Itachi helps him by giving the water to drink but as soon as that shinobi sees the tools on itachi’s pockets he makes an attempt to kill Itachi but in return Itachi kills him. Puzzled by the situation Itachi asks his father “Why this shinobi tried to kill me? I didn’t do anything” his father answers “Because it’s war, it’s not a fight between the peoples it’s a fight the between Nations.” Ever since then Itachi becomes more conscious about life, about the reason or the answer behind the question “What is life?” He tries to test himself in near death situations by throwing off himself over the cliff so he can find answer to all his questions but it doesn’t work out, at that time we also find out the answer to the question of “Why Itachi’s genjutsu or eye techniques consists of crows?” He also researches the ruins of the villages and takes the teachings of the elders into considerations to find the answer. But the weight of life starts to take toll on him as we seem downhearted throughout the entire episode.

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We also see “Sasuke’s birth in the episode” after that Itachi becomes a little determined about doing something that will bring change.”

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Naruto Shippuden Episode 451 – Uchiha Fugaku

In episode we also see that Uchiha clan members urge Itachi’s father to put his name forward for the seat of “Fourth Hokage” but Itachi’s father stops them by saying “Enough talk” also some members were not OK with Kakashi possessing the “Sharingan” but Uchiha Fugaku says that “We should honor Uchiha Obito’s wishes as he fought bravely in the war.” Some also says that “We should bring Kakashi’s Sharingan back to Uchiha clan” but Fugaku says that “It’s time for peace, don’t sow the seeds of discord. We will maintain the peace and will preserve it. That’s duty of Uchiha.” One thing becomes clear in this episode that, seeds of rebellion in the Uchiha clan starts to grow after the Nine tails incident. As before that incident – Uchiha clan was in good relations with the village. Moreover Uchiha Fugaku was the person determined to preserve the peace.

Naruto Shippuden 451 Episodes ends with a cliffhanger just when Obito is prepares to attack village.

High quality Animation

Despite being the original episode based on the events of light novel. The episode is being projected as filler. However the quality of the Animation is high compared to the other episodes the Naruto Shippuden Anime. The executions of all the fight scenes during third great ninja war which were shown in today’s episode, further the scene where Itachi thows off himself over the cliff and then uses Kunai to slow down, all were too smooth.

Wrapping up

It’s really great to be free from those stupid fillers, While Itachi’s arc started today all the excitement piled up inside my body suddenly calmed down. Not because the arc is boring, It happened because arc is serious and important as well, which will give us some serious revelation on Itachi’s story.

Today’s episode gave the reason behind Itachi’s sense of justice. The reason Itachi’s father said him “Remember this view” on battlefield is to show the kind of world he is going to live in. Although his father intention was to make him (Itachi) tough but something more happened and that was Itachi becoming conscious of the world he is going to grow in, it made him conscious about the weight of life and the things he is going to do in future. This episode showed us the starting point of the very life of Uchiha Itachi’s.

Overall Episode rating

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Post Author: Kaustubh Shinde

Anime enthusiast interested in reviewing Anime, Manga, Light Novel, Live Action Drama and Movies, TV shows, Movies and Games

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