Naruto Shippuden filler saga ends with kakashi’s unmasked appearance

Naruto shippuden filler saga – As we are all aware of the fact that Naruto shippuden was on its filler saga has now ended its filler saga with a little surprise at the end. The last episode of the filler was about Hatake Kakashi and his first ever unmasked appearance in the entire Naruto Series.

The episode was based on Kakashi’s book which was released after Boruto : Naruto the movie which showed Kakashi’s true face and boy he has a face that fan girls would die for. But before we get to the point lets talk about the fillers on Indra and Ashura and the feud between them that continued many generations.

Naruto shippuden filler saga – end of fillers or not?

For those who are eagerly waiting for the end of Naruto Shippuden, the anime production company of Naruto Shippuden is torturing us with tons of filler episode that we are not interested in watching at all. Although i will admit it that fillers about Kaguya and Indra and Ashura and Sage of Six paths and his brother were interesting to watch although in the end they did not surpassed the expectations the story was rushed and the episode felt like they are just explaining the background story of Otsutsuki family because they want to extend the story.

If they would have stopped making the unnecessary filler episodes when the Manga was still going on, and would have continued with the story and then would have introduced the filler of Otsutsuki family then the story of Naruto Shippuden Anime might would have been interesting. They would have extended the battle between Kaguya and Sage of six paths and his brother, and they would have done the same thing with the battle between Indra and Ashura. This way the episode would have been more exciting to watch but sadly it didn’t happened.

Kaguya fillers

Indra and Ashura fillers

Indra and Ashura are termed as creators of all the Jutsus we have known so far and because of the recent fillers that term now became reality. The Indra and Ashura fillers were interesting to watch but as expected they were OK. There were few things that were astounding but still that did not affected the overall story.

Naruto Shippuden Filler Saga - Indra and Ashura
Naruto Shippuden Filler Saga – Indra and Ashura

Indra and Ashura were brothers close to each other just like their father Hagoromo and their uncle Hamura, things started to change when “Black Zetsu” the will of Kaguya intervened in between those two. Indra was a talented person and a genius who created most of the Jutsus we know today and seeing him others practiced too. On the other hand Ashura was not talented and was a person who couldn’t do anything by himself. He trained himself so that he can help his brother and father and he holds a sense of respect for his brother in his mind.

Indra being a genius he did everything on his own and did not relied on anyone else. On the other hand Ashura used power of everyone to become stronger. But everyone including Ashura used to think that – “Since Indra is talented and genius, he is the right person to take on the leadership of Ninshu.” However the Ninshu that sage of six paths created had its roots in relying on others instead of doing everything alone. That bond and togetherness created in between the people allows you to achieve happiness, piece and stability that’s what Ninshu was and Indra was quite opposite of that.

Naruto Shippuden Filler Saga - Brothers
Naruto Shippuden Filler Saga – Brothers

Sage of six paths knew that Indra lived his life without relying on anyone so he is not suitable to take on the leadership of Ninshu. Instead his brother Ashura who did quite opposite of what Indra did was a suitable person to lead Ninshu. But to reconfirm everything and make a firm decision he gives them a task and that task was destroying the two remaining parts of the divine tree and tell people to not rely on the power of the tree. Both Indra and Ashura went to their destination and warned people about the bad effects of divine tree. Ashura and other people joined their forces together and destroyed the tree and also healed the people in the village. Ashura taught them the way of Ninshu.

On the other hand Indra instead of telling people to help him, he allowed them to rely on his power and so he alone destroyed the part of divine tree and returned back earlier, Ashura came back a little late. Both of them explained what happened and seeing how Ashura made people follow him gave sage of six paths a clear answer that Ashura is the right person to lead the Ninshu.

Indra asked for the reason why he made Ashura the successor, Sage of six paths replied – “You allowed people to rely on your power, now when you finished your job and came back here the people who helped you became helpless instead of becoming independent the fought with each other and destroyed themselves. Ashura instead joined forces with the people and help them survive. Because of which they became independent and believed in something known as bond. They realized that alone they cannot do anything but staying together they can do anything and stay strong and independent.”

He asked Indra to help Ashura in leading Ninshu, but Indra was not in a mood to listen, so he went away. Ashura too was not in agreement with his father’s decision and asked for an explanation and so sage of six paths gave him one. “Because of Indra’s sharingan, people are scared of him and thinks of him as someone strong so people only rely on his power and not him and he being a genius does not rely on anyone. So if i were to make Indra the leader, Without the lack of mutual understanding between leader and his people Ninshu would not survive. If he would have made people follow him and he too would have relied on others then i would have made him the leader.”

Naruto Shippuden Filler Saga - Indra vs Ashura
Naruto Shippuden Filler Saga – Indra vs Ashura

Throughout the entire childhood of Indra, Black Zetsu met with him several times and tried to make Indra rebel against his father and the entire Ninshu sect but Indra believed his father and Ninshu. Now the decision of making Ashura the leader of Ninshu also broke that belief and that made Indra kill his two trusted followers and because of which he awakened “Mangekyo Sharingan” and “Susanoo” which was same as Sasuke. He came to fight with his father and brother and the entire Ninshu sect to steal the leadership of Ninshu and so the fight between brother’s began which continued for generations as the soul of two brothers reincarnated.

Naruto Shippuden Filler Saga - Ashura's Rasengan
Naruto Shippuden Filler Saga – Ashura’s Rasengan

It was the universal knowledge that Fourth Hokage, Namikaze Minato invented Rasengan. But instead this filler showed that it was Ashura who Invented Rasengan and all the Justus of Hashirama Senju. Indra and Ashura created their two separate sects one following Ninjutsu and the other following Ninshu these sects later came to know as Uchiha and Senju clans. The battle between these two clans that continued for several generations allowed people to harness the power of chakra and so the creed of Shinobi (Ninja) was formed which was sub-divided into several separate clans and later Hashirama Senju and Madara Uchiha formed Konoha village and others followed their example but when Madara realized that he is not trusted he left the village and came to destroy it so Hashirama Senju defeated him to protect the village. And the rest of the story we know ahead in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden.

Naruto Shippuden Filler Saga - kakashi removes his mask in Episode 469
Naruto Shippuden Filler Saga – kakashi removes his mask in Episode 469

However at that time i thought that we are done with fillers, there was one more episode remaining which was related to when Naruto Sasuke and Sakura were genin. I decided not to watched that but on Facebook i saw that they revealed kakashi’s true face. And the episode depicted Hatake Kakashi’s first ever unmasked appearance in the entire series of Naruto. I won’t go into much details of how the episode was, i was just satisfied with seeing Kakashi’s face unmasked. With this the long on-going filler saga ended.

Why Naruto Fillers are still going on?

This is probably one of the biggest question of every Naruto fan and that’s when the filler hell of Naruto shippuden is going to end? Almost a year ago i explained about why Naruto Anime and Naruto Shippuden Anime are filled with fillers even when the Anime has ended but now even that explanation seems to be useless when i an this article from Saiyan Island

The article states that Naruto Shippuden is the best selling TV Anime franchise from April 2015 to March 2016. Yes you heard right. Naruto Shippuden which had only 8 canon episodes and 40 episode of fillers during March 2015 to April 2016 despite of that the TV Anime was the best selling franchise which hogged #1 spot. Because of which we get two valid reasons of why fillers are still on going?

First reason is the Japanese audience, there main concern is the Japanese audience, if the people from Japan likes the fillers and don’t want Anime to end. They will continue to extend the series, they won’t give a damn about people outside Japan. So no matter how much we yell, get angry, complaint on twitter and facebook and sign various petition to end the series, if people of Japan love the fillers they are going to extend the series no matter what we do.

The second reason is money, as said during March 2015 to April 2016, Naruto Shippuden was the best selling TV Anime franchise. So as long as the people in Japan likes the series, they will buy BluRay discs, DVD and other goodies related to the Anime series and thus the series earns more money and i guess this filler will continue as long as there is no mystery or story left or as long as people won’t get tired.

Wrapping up

Well yes, Thursday’s episode confirmed the end of log on going filler saga, but still the question remains in our mind. Is this really the end of Naruto Shippuden filler saga? or there are going to be more fillers? There are rumors that the series will continue with the canon episodes of Naruto Shippuden until Naruto vs Sasuke fight is over. So that means there are more fillers after that? or story will just end?

For now we are not sure about anything but i will admit that i still not believe that fillers are going to end. Well we will see what happens in the near future but one thing is sure, People are getting tired of fillers and now they want to end it. Anyways do tell me what do you think about the series and don not subscribe to forget our mailing list!

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Post Author: Kaustubh Shinde

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