Naruto: Shippuden Episode #280 Anime Review

With the scale of the war at hand, I certainly don’t mind side stories that work well as they can add to the larger narrative in a very positive way. Provided it does tie back into things some. What’s been hurting Naruto: Shippuden though is the way that, once again, it takes the lead character and keeps him largely out of the picture for far too long. I kind of like the guy. And I do like other members of the cast. I like them working together. And I know they need to operate separately from time to time. But as this arc goes on, with its big implications and it being war and all, it hasn’t managed to work the tension level right with most of the characters. Even the mildly decent episode the last time around with the White Zetsu didn’t capitalize on things well. Read More...


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