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Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 – Orochimaru & Sasuke

Naruto Shippuden Episode 485

Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 – So the last week’s episode of Naruto shippuden i.e Naruto shippuden episode 484, marked the start of the new arc. Which mainly focuses of Sasuke and his journey of redemption with a new exciting twist. The last week’s episode of Naruto shippuden gave us a vibe that Sasuke’s story – The book of sunrise will be one of hell of an interesting arc and episode Naruto shippuden 485 proved that vibe true.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 485

The preview of Episode 485 showed Orochimaru, hence we knew that Orochimaru will act as an assistant to find out the antagonist of the arc. However, for Orochimaru to play big role in helping Sasuke on his mission convince us that Orochimaru is going through a sudden change of heart right from the moment when Sasuke decided to help the hidden leaf, or maybe even before that when Sasuke decided to choose his own path after meeting the previous 4 Hokages.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 - Sasuke
Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 – Sasuke

This sudden change of heart is something we witnessed in Boruto : Naruto the Movie and in spin-off Manga on Mitsuki and Sarada. However it was difficult to figure out the clear explanation and this episode provided it in a detailed manner. We will get to that part later however, for now the best way to explain the overall scenario is by giving the entire summary of the episode 485.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 Episode Summary

When Sasuke encountered the exploding humans that attack Konoha, he investigated and found out a kekkei genkai user was doing this and he is the leader of Raijin Gang. To get some more information on him, Sasuke decides to visit Orochimaru’s hideout along with some extra companions (Shinobis) that mistook Sasuke for the bad guy in the last week’s episode.

Thanks to the change of heart, Orochimaru decides to help Sasuke and they decide to go to a secret island where underground fight between Shinobi’s take place.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 - Orochimaru
Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 – Orochimaru

From what Orochimaru explained the guy they are going to lure out is known as En Oyashiro who lives in secret and is a collector of Kekkei Genkai. Orochimaru uses Sasuke as a bait to lure him out, Since Sasuke is from the Uchiha clan and he has the sharingan. Being a Kekkei Genkai collector En Oyashiro will come out.

Sasuke takes part in underground battle but suddenly the president of the underground battle casino becomes an exploding human and that’s where the episode ends.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 Orochimaru’s change and Sasuke’s Journey

This episode highly focuses on Orochimaru and his change, which is sort of indirectly compared to Sasuke’s change. But why Orochimaru suddenly decided to be good? well many of us claimed that he decided to change because of Sasuke and even if he tried to cause commotion, it would be of no use because the five great shinobi nations are now aligned and the world is at peace. If he did anything he would get annihilated.

That sounds like a plausible reason, however, Sasuke’s change just acted as a trigger for Orochimaru and using that trigger as a catalyst he decided to achieve his dream and since he achieved it he became a good guy!

Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 - Sasuke and Karin
Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 – Sasuke and Karin

If you’re still confused about what i said regarding Orochimaru achieving his dream, then just read further. Orochimaru’s dream was to become immortal and he achieved that immortality for which he caused all such commotion and that’s why he decided to retire from his activities of evil.

When Sasuke decided to revive the 4 Hokages from Edo Tensei, He asked Orochimaru for help. Orochimaru used the six white zetsu that Obito attached to Sasuke’s body. Four of them became a medium to revive the Hokages, Jugo used one to get his strength back and Orochimaru took over last Zetsu’s body. Since he took over the body, he became immortal, because white zetsus are practically immortal and in case he need a new body he can reproduce Zetsu from the cells he absorbed and use them as a vessel

So its more like he started to change because he made his dream true, and since he is interested about Sasuke’s way of living. He thought the path he chose, was wrong. And not to forget he was trapped in Tsukuyomi where he must have realized what truly he wanted.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 - Sasuke and Orochimaru
Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 – Sasuke and Orochimaru

Even though he achieved a immortal body the one thing he cannot have is a proper family and friends, That’s why he created Mitsuki and he still stays with Jugo, Karin and Suigetsu. When we consider all these things about Orochimaru, his will to help Sasuke is no more surprise in fact it becomes quite obvious.

Also this episode the meaning behind Sasuke’s Journey and why he is travelling. First of all we are all aware of the fact that Sasuke’s travelling to atone for his sins, he wants to see everything decide what’s right and what’s wrong on his own without being controlled and manipulated by everyone.

Also he wants to find the meaning of his own life, the words call “peace and love.” And help people and find the ones from Otsutsuki clan (Momoshiki and Kinshiki), However there is one more motive behind why he is travelling. Sasuke awakened Rinnegan and because he has that special eye there are people who will come after it and Konoha will get in danger once again, even though the war is over the world is still no at peace and hence Sasuke is travelling.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 Sasuke’s story is getting interesting per episode

Although we are still not aware of how strong the antagonist of this episode is. But there is one thing i can say, that he is very secretive. His identity is kept in dark and Orochimaru and Sasuke work together to uncover the secret is something which helped to maintain the interesting atmosphere in this episode.Also i liked how they made connection of this arc to Sasuke’s journey, With every step he takes in order to find out the antagonist of this arc, he learns something which is connected to his journey of redemption.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 - Sasuke Uvhiha
Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 – Sasuke Uvhiha

Which i think is one of the greatest plus point of this arc. As it tells us about Sasuke’s character development in detail.Other things that are keeping this arc interesting per episode is how they are organizing comic element in serious scenarios and to be honest they managed to organize everything very well, this certainly stimulates viewers interest in the arc. Which is another plus point of this arc.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 Drawback

As i mentioned in the review of Naruto shippuden episode 484, that how face pace is the only drawback, however that drawback is continued even in this episode. The episode feels quick and there are some points where you may just feel – “What in the world is happening?” and also the episode feels lot shorter because of which you end up thinking that they should make one hour long episode instead of just making it an half an hour long.

Wrapping up

Overall i liked this episode definitely not a five on five episode but it deserves 4.5/5 What do you think of this episode do tell your views.

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