This episode adapts a chapter that to this day remains controversial among the Naruto fandom. I for one think that Kishimoto had good reasons for doing what he did here, but I also do think those who disagree with it have a point. At the same time, in a weekly manga, it is all too easy to write yourself into a corner and if Kishi hadn't done what he did I do think he would not only have backed into a corner, but plow right into the walls. I know this because I have written stories and fanfictions myself and have backed into corners many times without the weekly deadline pressures. It's a lot harder than it looks, trust me. What do you think? Official Naruto: Shippuden Talkback Thread Opening 7: "Tōmei Datta Sekai" by Motohiro Hata Ending 14: "Transient Fireworks" by Supercell You can find some of the OPs and EDs on the Toonami Digital Arsenal in high quality (seriously, they need to update this). Last time on Naruto Shippuden: No spoilers: No talk of future arcs, events, etc. ESPECIALLY NOW THAT BOTH THE MANGA AND ANIME ARE OVER! All spoiler talk must be taken to the anime forum or through pm! Please have respect for all new viewers or else TOBI will be coming for YOU. Believe it!