The question, “When Does Naruto Shippuden Get Good?” is one that has crossed the minds of Naruto fans for years. When does the show get good? When does it start to become genuinely enjoyable and worth watching? The answer may surprise you because some people don’t actually like this show when they first watch it. It takes a while to grow on you, but once it does, there’s no turning back.
If you want to completely comprehend what the intent of this whole article is, please consider reading this from start to finish, so you may not miss any important point that is being made!
When does Shippuden get good?
The simple answer is, when you least expect it!
Let’s dive into the explanation.
Naruto started as a young child with dreams of being the best ninja in his village, but not all is what it seems when Naruto meets new friends on the path to becoming the greatest ninja ever!
When does Naruto Shippuden get good?
For many people, it’s hard to say at first because it is honestly one of those shows that have an acquired taste. However, once you’re hooked into this show and start loving these characters more than the pleasure from anime itself, there’s no turning back until this series ends for good or becomes too repetitive (if that happens). You’ll automatically understand when Naruto Shippuden Gets Good.
Naruto Shippuden is interesting from the very start. Here we will mention some insights about the beginning arcs and then the most important and suspenseful ones. Make sure to give it all a thorough read so you don’t miss out on anything important.
Kazekage Rescue Mission arc (Episodes 1-32)
This is the first arc of Naruto Shippuden, and it is really worth watching. If you’re looking for an arc that is action-packed, full of adventure and captures your heart with character development, then this is the arc for you.
The first half of this arc is full of excitement and action. The other half focuses on character development, which includes greater insight into Gaara’s past and how he became what he was at the beginning of Naruto Part 1. Some might consider this arc boring or not worth watching because it doesn’t really have much “action” compared to the other arcs in Naruto Shippuden, but I believe that this arc is necessary to understand the story better.
This arc also introduces us to new characters, such as The Kazekage (the leader of Sunagakure), Kankuro (Gaara’s older brother), Temari (Gaara’s older sister), and Chiyo (an old woman who is very skilled in puppetry). We are also introduced to Sasori, a member of the Akatsuki who was once an elite ninja from Sunagakure.
There are many reasons why this arc is worth watching. I would highly recommend it if you’re looking for a great introduction to Naruto Shippuden or if you’re just looking for an arc that is full of excitement and heart-warming moments. I promise you won’t regret watching it!
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Sasuke and Sai arc ( Ep 33-53)
This arc of the Shippuden is a must-watch. It’s really interesting as it’s an extremely entertaining arc with many suspenseful moments and mysteries going on at once. Like Kishimoto said, “The best moment of the series will happen in this arc“. There are also new characters introduced and the development of old ones. It is a great arc to watch for all Naruto fans. Although it is not as action-packed as some of the previous arcs, it makes up for it with its exciting plotline.
So if you haven’t started watching this arc yet, what are you waiting for?
Twelve Guardian Ninja Arc (Ep 54-71)
Another extremely heartfelt arc of the Shippuden that comes next in order (but not a bit less in excitement) is amazing because of its great storyline. Like many people said before me, not only does it have a goldmine of character development, but it also delivers an extremely emotional roller coaster full of action!
It’s an arc that you won’t want to miss out on. It really builds up the characters and their relationships, as well as lays down a lot of plot for what is to come. This arc is definitely one of the reasons why Naruto Shippuden is so captivating.
If you’re looking for an amazing Arc to watch, then the Twelve Guardian Ninja Arc is definitely it!
Akatsuki Suppression Arc (Ep 72-88)
This is one of the arcs where Naruto gets his spotlight. Naruto being the main protagonist of the series, hardly gets any spotlight. Mainly because he’s an underdog and still training to transcend to a greater level.
But after training to specialize a jutsu and facing really strong enemies from the Akatsuki, we see Naruto and his team in a great fight with the immortal partners of the organization.
This arc presents us with one of the best fights and visual effects of the series and it also involves a lot of emotional scenes.
It also introduces great villains who are pure evil. Their abilities are wonderfully crafted with Kishimoto’s exceptional writing, you will be shocked when they reveal their secrets. Many characters are involved in this arc and the protagonist of the series finally arrives and shines in the best way possible.
More Interesting Arcs:
There are many more arcs after these and each of those has something unique to offer. Each arc has its own way of making you understand what there is to life, what lies beyond the horizon of your mind, and the beauty of love, friendship, bonds, determination, and hope.
The most interesting arcs of these which you’ll savor for the rest of your anime life are:
- Itachi Pursuit arc (Ep 113-118, 121-126)
- The Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant arc (Ep 127-133)
- Naruto’s Sage Mode Training arc (Ep 154-161)
- Battle between Brothers arc (Ep 134-143)
- Six-Tails Unleashed (Ep 144-151)
- Invasion of Pain arc (Ep 157-169, 172-175)
- Five Kage Summit arc (Ep 197-214)
4th Shinobi World War Arc
The 4th Shinobi World War is the most memorable arc of the whole timeline, with the amazing character development of Naruto himself and all of his comrades, incredible fight scenes, and an overall satisfying experience. It is full of plot twists, revelations and will keep you glued to the screen until the very end.
Kishimoto Sensei has truly outdone himself with this one.
Please do not skip this arc under any circumstances if you are a Naruto fan. You’ll discover that watching this whole arc is the finest choice you’ve ever made!
There are many more interesting arcs later on too:
- Kakashi’s Anbu Arc (349-361)
- Birth of 10 Tails (378-388, 391-393, 414-421, 424-427)
- Hanabi (389-390)
- In Naruto’s Footsteps/2nd Chunin Exams (394-413)
- Naruto’s return to leaf after training(422-423)
- Kaguya Otsutsuki Strikes (428-431, 451, 455, 458-468, 470-479)
- Jiraiya Shinobi Handbook (432-450)
- Itachi Shinden Book (451-458)
- Childhood (480-483)
- Sasuke Shinden (484-488)
- Shikamaru Hiden (489-493)
- Konoha Hiden (494-500)
In the opinion of many, Naruto Shippuden touches its peak when we’re introduced to a new character, Tobi. As with most shows of its kind, there’s a villain behind everything and it makes us wonder who is truly evil or misunderstood within each story arc until all our questions have been answered by the end of the series.
In almost the beginning, Asuma’s story is truly moving.
Itachi’s Pursuit arc is pretty good and then there’s equally important Sage mode’s arc followed by Pain’s invasion. The 4th Shinobi War is amazing nonetheless.
Itachi’s story unveiling is surprisingly good with an emotional outburst and an unexpected twist that you will never see coming.
Each and every arc will make you indulge in it more than the previous one and you won’t even have to search up “When Does Naruto Shippuden Get Good” anymore. It’s all about giving it a try without judging from the very beginning.
Great Character Introductions –
Naruto also has one of the best characters in the entire fictional world. A few of them are:-
- Kakashi Hatake
- Itachi Uchiha
- Sasuke Uchiha
- Madara Uchiha
- Obito Uchiha
- Minato Namikaze
- Might Guy
- Rock Lee
- Naruto himself
The above-written characters are one of the best-written characters that we have seen in entire fiction.
All the characters listed above give some life lessons that can help you in real life. If you pay enough attention and are willing to implement then you will benefit from Naruto and Shippuden.
Some life lessons are:-
- Never give up on your dreams.
- Self-sacrifice for the greater good.
- Having the guts to not just dream but achieve them.
- Living alone and solitude is a virtue.
- Hard work beats talent.
- Believe in your goals and yourself.
- No matter how small you are in the world you can achieve greatness etc.
Shippuden also introduces great villains with amazing backstories. Pain, Madara, Obito, Orochimaru etc. Are one of the best-written villains who completely get your attention.
This is only the tip of the Iceberg. There’s so much more that you can experience on this phenomenal journey.
Why Does It Take So Long To Get Good?
The first few episodes are slow and boring because the story has to be set up before the events that take place in Naruto Part One can be explained. This is why you have to watch Shippuden from episode one if possible, otherwise, it takes away all of the excitement and mystery!
You can try watching random episodes while skipping through them wherever else you stream your anime shows online. Nothing will make sense unless you’ve seen all 220+ episodes from Part one leading up to these, as things get progressively harder until everything falls apart at once no matter what order you pull blocks out in.
Why do some people find Naruto Shippuden Uninteresting?
The Naruto Anime was created to introduce people to what happens in the world of Naruto after he becomes a ninja.
The majority of people get already attached to Naruto from part one and their love for it grows many folds when they start Shippuden because it is way more interesting and suspenseful than Naruto (Part one).
The animators did their job by creating beautiful fight scenes between characters we all grew up with and loved from Part One, but they never really took things further than that in terms of character development or plot structure for viewers not already familiar with Anime/Manga culture could follow along easily enough without concern about whether or not certain details were being left out due to time constraints, etc.
Another reason some people don’t like Shippuden is that they come with preconceived ideas about what to expect, and they are disappointed by what the show has to offer. They think that Shippuden is not good because it’s boring or it lacks Naruto’s signature humor (of which he doesn’t even have much of in Part One.)
If you watch this show with an open mind, without thinking about all the details you want to be crammed into each episode like your favourite meal at a buffet restaurant – I guarantee, you will enjoy yourself!
In most cases, people who don’t like Naruto Shippuden are jealous that it’s higher in popularity than their favourite show. That’s natural and understandable since you’ve got your emotions attached to a show you’ve spent a while with, but still, it is not a good reason to hate on a show that outranks the other one. Every show should be judged on its own merit instead of being compared to other anime from the same era or genre.
The show might be long and boring to sit through in one sitting, so must there be something wrong with it. Not at all – that’s just how some people think about Anime in general. They believe it is not capable of creating stories that develop slowly or happen over a longer period time than 24 minutes an episode for example (The average standard running time).
Like most things out there on TV/Netflix these days, anime has been highly influenced by western shows so its standards are changing as well when it comes to this form of entertainment.
It doesn’t matter whether or not you are a fan of anime/manga culture because everyone must know that there are some things left out of the show by necessity due to time constraints etc… But for those of you that are interested in this topic, please continue reading below.
Still don’t feel like watching Naruto Shippuden?
Naruto was never meant for everyone; people have different tastes. Moreover, there are things in life we can’t please everybody on no matter how hard we try. If somebody likes something, great! If not, that’s fine too. These differences in choices and preferences make us who we are!
There are so many great anime/manga out there to choose from besides Naruto Shippuden because it is unique in its own way and should be respected as such! There are things about this show you will come to love over time even if the first few episodes were a struggle.
You can always skip ahead or do something else until you are ready for more of the same content later down the road when you’re truly interested again (if ever).
That being said, give Naruto another shot at winning your heart over with its amazing characters & storylines before making up your mind forever.
Note: This blog post is not affiliated in any way with Naruto. It’s just an opinion from a Team that has watched, analyzed, and compared Naruto & Naruto Shippuden with other all-time famous anime.