Naruto Shippuden Episode 239: That filler guy from 49 episodes ago…

…You know, I’ve finally reached the end of my patience with these fillers. Oh look! It’s Studio Pierrot’s self-portrait!

Status: Hiatus until Winter 2012


Shikamaru, Ino and Chouji meet Kosuke, the Eternal Genin once again, and are reminded about when they saved Kosuke in the past. Kosuke then tells them about how the previous generation of Ino-Shika-Cho saved his life during the Chuunin Exams.


I can stand many things. I sat through a confusing season of Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi. Last year’s Yosuga no Sora didn’t even faze me (and I’m planning to cover its visual novel counterpart next year). Blood-C was fun, if only for how shit it turned out to be. But!

I am not a fan of flashbacks. Sure, they help when important details need to be recalled, but literally constructing an episode BASED on flashbacks, Studio Pierrot? Really? And this isn’t the first time you’ve done this either. *points at last week’s Naruto ep*

Not only that, but last week had Sai reminiscing on all the significant moments with Sasuke, Team 7 and the concept of bonds. All we had this week was a series of flashbacks about an already used filler character. NOOOOOO, Studio Pierrot. Just NO. Okay, last time Kosuke was alright, he had a history with multiple Hokages and the idea of him being an Eternal Genin was pretty novelty. Now though his character has already been burnt out with ideas, and that was fucking obvious to me when all he did was STAND THERE.

No, scratch that. Take the episode, cut out all the flashbacks. All that’s left is Shikamaru, Ino, Chouji and Kosuke standing there, talking about stuff in the past. THAT’S IT. It was even worse than Sai last week, who at least did SOME WALKING. I AM DISAPPOINT. Even BLEACH FILLER did better than you, right now this show isn’t even bothering to think up a story like with the ships (though that was crap too) and it’s just sticking in flashbacks with random people talking.


Ah, so this was the feeling I got back when there were over a year of fillers in the original series.

It’s a pretty good thing I only got round to doing this post now, because if I had done it on Thursday after watching it, the impression would probably just be a bunch of garbled flaming and ranting. Along with a team picture of Studio Pierrot, except its full of troll faces.

I do like Naruto, the manga is nothing short of amazing and as an anime, it isn’t too shabby either. Naruto fillers on the other hand, I’ve had absolutely enough of. I’m already extremely busy as it is and I really hate making rage posts every week about a series that should be at its most exciting with the looming war. Therefore, with almost no consideration at all I’ve decided to put my coverage of Naruto Shippuden on hiatus for the rest of Fall 2011, until Episode 243 where the proper, canon arc starts with “Landing! Paradise Island?”

…If you’re still watching these, your time would be better well spent speculating over the end of Mawaru Penguindrum. Or go watch some Ika Musume, it’ll do you some good.

Status: Hiatus until Winter 2012


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2 Responses

  1. TheTruth says:

    Hey I was wondering how you show all those clips from the episode… I want to become one of the writers for here and I was curious

    • Vantage says:

      If you’re successful with your application, Eva will guide you through learning the ropes about how to make posts, adding picture galleries and all that :) Pictures aren’t really needed for the sample post you send us ^^

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