Naruto Shippuden, episode 302

About this episode I can say that it was even more interesting to watch than the chapter it was made from was interesting to read. Though, maybe I just forgot how much fun it was reading the chapter.

Out of the last six episodes I would give this one the highest marks. Now, what makes the episode so special? Surely the battle between Nagato, Itachi and two jinchuriki was more exciting? Yes, it was, but that was thanks to Kishimoto and not animators. The chapters about Nagato-Itachi-Naruto-Bee fight were ones of the best chapters in of the time and the animators did not improve it, really. But here they managed to make the events to be more interesting than it was in the manga and I can’t even say how they’ve done it.

Also I have to say that it was too long since we have seen really good fight from Gaara. The one against the Forth Kazekage was too easy and too fast, the one against Mu was not his only and it was Naruto who defeated the enemy.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 302 Gaara flying on the sand

If anything, Gaara’s jutsu are impressive

Another thing that made this episode enjoyable was The Second Mizukage. Yes he was same in the manga, but not quite. They made him some likable in the anime, somehow. All in all, I think he was one of the best kage in history. Not strongest or the most impressive, but a good and smart person, just what a kage should be. I would put him above all the current kage, except Gaara.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 302 The Second Mizukage

And he was likable throughout the whole episode and not only at the end

This episode used up material from chapter 557 and a little from chapter 558. That was not enough for the episode, so they add some filler scenes, as they always do. This time the scenes were more or less good, and what is more, unusual and related to the main story.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 302 filler scene

They used the extra time to remind us about what is going on on the different battlefields. What a good idea. And they stressed the point that Naruto needed time to get to all those places.

Now, about the animation. Remember I was complaining about Gaara doing his sand eye technique wrong? (If not, read it here). Probably I was not the only one who did complain. At any rate, they fixed that.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 302 Gaara done it right this time

Now that is how you do it. The funny part is that now his eyes have different amount of black paint around them : D

As usual they did not draw blood to make the show more kids friendly. I don’t know if that helped kids in any way, but we have one more “what?..” scene now.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 302 Bloody scene was taken out

“What is with you, my friend? Are you tired? You should take it easy, it is unhealthy to run around when it is so hot and sunny”

Naruto chapter 557. Bloody scene

See the difference?

Also, I would like to mention that sand, probably, should not be green. Just saying. And I am getting tired of this landscape, which is the fault of the animators. Remember Bleach and how many fights in the desert there was in it? People who had been making Bleach anime managed to put some colors into that, even though Kubo is known for ignoring the background.

Going back to the episode, here is another shot that I want to show to you.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 302 Gaara and Oonoki

Why would they draw Gaara as if he is frightened? Also, look at the faces of people behind.

Also, since this post is so full of pictures with Gaara, let’s add so more ^_^

Naruto Shippuden Episode 302 Gaara's smile

Gaara smiles

naruto chapter 558 Gaara's smile

Gaara smiles, manga version

And on that happy note we can wrap this up. Here is the preview for the next episode:

As you can see, the next episode will be a filler. But they did a good job inventing the excuse for it. It was mentioned in the manga that will take time for Mu to summon “him”. So next week I’ll write my reaction on the filler episode for the first time. It would be interesting to try.

So, this all I have to say, see you next time (^_^)/

My other posts on Naruto: ALL MY NARUTO POSTS. My latest posts on Naruto: Naruto Shippuden, episode 301Naruto, chapter 622. Itama.

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