'Naruto Shipudden' Episode 480 Spoilers, Preview and Updates: Upcoming Episode Begins Character Shorts with Naruto And Hinata

Oct 19, 2016 10:18 AM EDT

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  • Naruto and love interest Hinata will be the focus of the show's Episode 480.
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Episode 480 of the anime series "Naruto Shippuden" will focus on a special person in Naruto's life. Hinata is said to be the love interest of the main character whom he could marry in upcoming episodes. A preview on the episode airing this Nov. 20 revealed that its first part will be about Naruto while the latter one will be about Hinata. Entitled "Shōnen Jidai-hen" (Boyhood Arc), the episode also takes a look back on the days when Naruto was just a young boy, the time when the Nine-Tails Demon was inside his body.

Will Naruto marry Hinata?

As to the second part of the episode on Hinata, not much information was made available but reports indicate that Naruto's love interest could end up marrying him. Apart from this, it was teased that a new theme song for the show called "Kara on Kokoro" will also be released.

The episode also introduced the first of a series of character shorts which the show came up with to feature and highlight each cast member of the anime series. For the next episodes of the Naruto Shippuden, characters such as Gaara, Shikamaru, Jiraiya and Kakashi will also be featured. These will air on Nov. 3 and Nov. 10.

After Naruto's ninja adventure

Naruto Shippuden explores into the events that happened next after Naruto's adventure as a ninja came to an end. It has shown Naruto's return to Konoha and his trainings with Jiraiya. The character's life and those close to him, however, was again placed in danger after the Akatsuki planned something evil against Naruto. In addition to this conflict, Naruto is also faced with the challenge of locating Sasuke Uchiha, the missing Ninja. The beast which took control of his body has also posed another danger and predicament in Naruto's existence.

Where to watch?

Japanese residents can view the anime series on TV Tokyo while viewers in the US can access the episodes via paid streaming sites such as Hulu. Those outside America can also view Naruto on Crunchyroll.

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