Naruto Shippuden Episode 481 – Itachi’s cooking and Inner Sakura

Naruto Shippuden Episode 481 – Last week in Naruto Shippuden Episode 480 we clearly got a glimpse at how Hinata and Naruto met. However this episode was somewhat different and was fun to watch. To be honest i expected this was going to show Sakura’s feelings for Sasuke, however we got more than that.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 481 Review

Just like the episode last week this episode was too divided into two parts, featuring character shorts on two individual characters. However as i mentioned earlier it was more fun to watch.

Naruto Shippuden episode 481 – Sasuke’s part

The episode start with Itachi going out and Sasuke being stubborn was constantly asking him to teach shuriken techniques. However Itachi says that he is busy, seeing Sasuke sulking on his reply he promises to teach him Shuriken technique. During dinner he happily tells his mother and father that Itachi is going to teach him to which they reply, “Its unusual.”

Naruto Shippuden Episode 481 - Itachi cooking
Naruto Shippuden Episode 481 – Itachi cooking

The next day Itachi and Sasuke’s parents go out to visit their grandmother. And Sasuke continues to train with Itachi. During that we got to know how good Itachi can cook, Well if i am not wrong he can become the elite 10 first Seat in Shokugeki No Soma 😛 Itachi also teaches Sasuke the meaning behind the crest of Uchiha clan and at the same time Sasuke finds out Itachi’s uncertain feelings towards his clan.

Naruto Shippuden episode 481 – Sakura’s part

Although i felt Sasuke’s part was not at all that interesting, the only thing that i found interesting in that part is Itachi’s extravagant cooking. However watching Sakura’s part in today’s episode was thoroughly enjoyable since we got to see a different side of Sakura which was not shown in the episodes. And eventually we saw how Inner Sakura was born!. Everyone is aware of this fact that when Sakura was kid everyone used to make fun of her hair! Her father also used to teaser her for fun (he is like Mr. Satan from Dragon ball Z) however only her mother used to praise her.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 481 - Sakura and Ino
Naruto Shippuden Episode 481 – Sakura and Ino

Sakura in order to look good made her secret hide out in the forest of Konoha where she used to try all kinds of things. During that tine Ino gave her ribbon and she became more cheerful. Ino started to maintain distance from Sakura for some reason and during that time. She proposed Sasuke, and Sasuke was like – “Who are you?”  The reply from Sasuke had great impact on her and eventually it led to frustration, She went into the forest and angrily started punching tree and thus this was the incident which gave birth to Inner Sakura. It was from that time she began practicing her skills as Shinobi all because she wanted Sasuke to notice her.


Compared to the last episode i.e Naruto Shippuden Episode 480 which contained individual character shorts based on Hinata and Naruto. This episode was more like a meh.. kind of episode. Although i did mentioned earlier that character shorts are made just to explain the parings for new Naruto Anime which will come after these character shorts will end. But i also said that these character shorts are nothing but a mere means to extend the series.

However watching last week’s episode changed my opinion and i thought that these character shorts might be interesting thing to watch but today’s episode just felt like a pushover and they just wrote plot for today’s episode because the air date was scheduled. No story just random scenes piled up together, i was feeling that i was watching 3 minutes special episode.

Wrapping up

Next week’s character short i.e Naruto Shippuden episode 482 on 3rd November 2016 which is about Shikamaru and Gaara which i guess will be interesting to watch. And after that we will get final character short i.e Naruto Shippuden Episode 483 on 10th November which is going to be about Kakashi and Jiraya.

The schedule after that is not announced but we are expecting that we will get new Naruto Shippuden Anime based on 2 years after the war!

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