Those who followed "Naruto Shippuden" from the beginning might feel bittersweet about the news that it is about to end. According to the latest report, the finale will be out in three weeks, making it a 1-hour special.
TV Tokyo stated that the last episode will air on September 29, covering the last 7 chapters of the "Naruto Shippuden" manga. The manga ended in chapter 700.
So far, the television series is at episode 475 with the title "The Final Valley" which covered manga chapters 692 and 693. The next appearance on small screen will be the anime's final as well.
As for the title and the synopsis, the last episode might be entitled "The Last Battle." As obvious as it may sound, this hints to a fight between Naruto and Sasuke once again.
The trailer also gives a strong clue. However, Studio Pierrot used another approach in getting the attention of the viewers.
The animation studio intendedly released the trailer in black and white, featuring only a few movements from the characters. This sparked interest among "Naruto Shippuden's" fans.
While this might look unusual, some of the viewers believe that the studio will really continue the story as a moving manga and might no longer release a colored TV version. On the other hand, others were impressed by Studio Pierrot's ability to catch the attention of the fanbase by unveiling a unique clip while preparing for the ultimate battle.
"Nothing has been said about it really, but I think there's no way they'd actually make the final fight B&W. They probably just made the preview in B&W to pay homage to the manga and not reveal the animation they're using to build more hype for the final fight," said one Redditor.
The public still needs to wait for three weeks before "Naruto Shippuden" hits the televisions so catch the upcoming updates here. Meanwhile, watch the preview below.