Naruto Shippuden Episode 454-458 – Enter Otsutsuki Kaguya

Naruto Shippuden Episode 454-458 Review – Itachi’s story started at Naruto Shippuden Episode 451 and ended at Episode 458, but the last part of Itachi story, only lasted half part of episode 458 and then its back to canon episodes. Finally Otsutsuki Kaguya made her debut entrance and marked the end for the fillers and start for the final arc of Naruto Shippuden. Although Itachi’s story was like canon filler it was worth watching, but taking the original fillers into consideration it took 30 episodes for fillers to end(or may be even more episodes), But it was worth waiting?

No, it was not worth waiting, Well i will admit that the Itach’s story was entertaining canon filler but the fillers that aired before Itachi’s story were worst but the only good thing they did is that they showed the end of the series even before the series ended..

Naruto Shippuden Episode 450 - Naruto vs Saskue final fight
Naruto Shippuden Episode 450 – Naruto vs Saskue final fight

The Jiraya Ninja Scrolls filler which was the most irritating filler showed the entire series (even the end) in the form of filler! WOW…

So anyways after that we got some canon filler episodes related to Itachi which ran for 8 episodes, this was the most enjoyable filler series after a long time. So here is the review of Itachi”s story from episode 454-458. I have wrote review on previous episodes, if you are interested, you can read it. The links are given below…

Naruto Shippuden Episode 454-458 Review

So the last review on Episode 453 , which showed us how Itachi awakened his sharingan, and the entire episode itself was pretty shocking (well that’s my view though) especially the end. It was Uchiha Obito who slaughtered Itachi’s genin team mates and since he had a very close relationship, their loss resulted into a mental stress or trauma because of which he awakened the sharingan.

The episodes later shows growth of Itachi as a shinobi and the deep influence of his friend Uchiha Shisui. I bet if shisui was alive, he would have been stronger than Itachi and would be more popular, because his sharingan had Unique genjutsu abilities as well as he was strong and smart, basically he was already at the level of Jonin when he was Genin. In Episode 454, Itachi goes on mission with Shisui for finding an anbu black op who was spying on root anbu division on the orders of third hokage, the root division attacked him because he was found out. Shisui then teaches Itachi about how to track shinobi’s whereabouts and some other things.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 454 - Itachi Uchiha
Naruto Shippuden Episode 454 – Itachi Uchiha

They meet up with the injured anbu but was attacked by the other root anbu black ops who were following the injured anbu. Itachi and shisui get in battle with those followers and boy they did one mistake and that was they underestimated Itachi and Shisui because of which Itachi and Shisui ended up winning the battle but that was not the only cause of the loss, from the start of the battle itself they had no chance of winning against Itachi and Shisui and after that the mission as well as the episode ends. Now in the next episode we get to see Itachi joining the anbu black ops as well as the Uchiha’s planning for rebellion was progressing on the sides. Itachi’s father expects Itachi to be on the Uchiha’s side and help him carry out the rebellion in such away that there are less casualties. On the other hand Itachi’s sense of justice puts him in the deep pressure, not sure how to stop the rebellion he acts as a double agent and gets ready to work for the sake of the village and he becomes spy.

Shisui Uchiha's Death
Shisui Uchiha’s Death

Things get even worse when his friend Uchiha shisui is attacked by Danzo and gets his eye stolen, Shisui decides to commit suicide and gives his other eye to Itachi. But because of this the clan members starts to suspect Itachi and rifts grows. Itachi also finds whereabouts of Uchiha Madara (Obito) and ask to help him the assassination of Uchiha clan. Madara accepts the offer and helps Itachi. After assassinating the entire clan Itachi tells Danzo that i haven’t killed my brother and will always watch over him. If something happened to him i will leak all the details of root anbu black ops and their shady things to other shinobi villages, and then finally he meets the third hokage before leaving and joins the Akatsuki.

Obitio and Itachi
Obitio and Itachi

The remaining episodes shows the days of Itachi in Akatsuki and eventually shows how Deidara, Hidan and Kisame joined the group. And finally the last episode i.e episode 458 shows, how Itachi met sasuke when he came back to village after long time and then how he died. This final episode of Itachi story took only half part of the episode and then Naruto Shippuden returns to canon once again. The second half of the episode shows what happened after the Infinite tsukiyomi covered the entire world and trapped all humans in dreams. Sasuke, Naruto, Sakura and Kakashi survives gets ready to battle Madara, but before that they get in the argue that saying “Madara, You’re wrong!” and then Madara replies “I am the savior!”

Black zetsu takes advantage of this situation and attacks Madara from behind and then tells him the truth. That just like Madara used Obito, Zetsu used Madara so he can use Infinite tsukiyomi. And told him how he initiated the plan and changed the content of the stone tablet left by Rikudo sennin. So he can fool entire Uchiha and if anyone followed what Zetsu wrote that person will use Infinite tsukiyomi which is actually the Justsu to gather chakra from people by trapping them in Genjutsu world and with that chakra he can revive Otsutsuki Kaguya the main instigator of everything that happened until now and she is also Rikudo Sennin’s mother. So he does that and uses Madara’s body as medium to revive Otsutsuki Kaguya and that’s where the episode ends.

The Opinion

We knew Itachi had a heavy past, and we had few episode on it. But it didn’t gave us complete details, Why did Itachi had such strong sense of justice from young age, Why did he sided with the village and acted as a double agent between his clan and village. What caused Uchiha to plan the coup and how was Itachi’s life. Well anyways thanks to the Itachi’s story we got to know everything about Uchiha Itachi and to be honest it was deeply sad and heart wrenching.

Naruto Shippuden episode 451
Naruto Shippuden episode 451 – Kid Itachi

Itachi’s life, his sufferings and all the things he went through will obviously hallucinate me my entire life. Although it was a canon filler but to see all those things he went true and that too in complete details felt like i was living the actual moment in Itachi’s place and that’s the beauty as well as cruelty of Itachi’s story. Because of which its impossible to hate this canon filler but it also means that this is not something i will see again. It probably one of those things that i won’t be able to forget and i won’t be able to recover.

The Animation

The animation for some episodes, well not all episodes but some episodes of this canon filler was beautiful, like Otsutsuki Kaguya’s entrance and the fight between Shisui, Itachi and Anbu and the Uchiha clan assassination. Everything was animated beautifully.

Wrapping up

Naruto shippuden is back to canon and finally the final arc i.e Otsutsuki Kaguya vs Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura Kakashi is beginning, but i still fear that the studio will make fillers on Kaguya’s background and if they seriously did then i will pray to god that please keep the fillers only one or two episodes long…

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Post Author: Kaustubh Shinde

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