That episode ended the Tatewaki arc. It was a really good filler, and if all the fillers were as good, I probably would have regretted skipping them in the past.
This episode started with team 10 trying to carry away prince Shu and Naruto going on impostering him (impostering now a word).
All in all, I would say Naruto did a really good job pretending to be Shu. Considering that he has no idea about manners and such. Also, he did a good job escaping the castle, even though Tatewaki caught him.
The biggest out of place moment in this episode happened after Tatewaki caught Naruto. Instead of taking actions to get Shu back he told Naruto that it is all ok, since it will lead to peace. “Samurai loyalty is to peace”. That is just so wrong. Samurai loyalty is to his lord and that is it. If you have no lord, you are a ronin, and your loyalty is to money. No need to invent pointless lies.
The other bad moments were the one when Shu ran off from Ino and Choji (what kind of ninja can’t even catch a boy?… -.- ) and when Shikamaru let Shu go around the town, which was stupid and pointless. And close to the end of the episode Yamato “killed” a puppet y stubbing it with a kunai in the head. Puppets are not alive, darn it, how can you make such mistakes?.. You can’t kill it and it is pointless to stub it, you can only destroy it to the point where the puppet master won’t be able to use it properly.
But let’s go back to the good part of the episode. There were Deidara and Sasori in here, and they almost didn’t act out of character. Doesn’t that sound good to you? It sure does for me ^_^
Now, about the animation. As usually, filler means gore. See for yourself:
Also, the animation was very nice, even better than unsuall.
At the end of the episode Tatewaki learns that Naruto and Co saved the prince and the princess and he melts away, as he has no regrets.
That is it for this two episodes long arc. Next episode is not technically a filler, it is based on the manga. But it has nothing to do with the original story. It should be fun, though. Here is the preview:
Hope you liked this episode and let’s be patient and wait for the end of the fillers. Yeah >.< See you next time (^_^)/
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