Naruto Shippuden Episode 128
Critical response to Nagato's role in the series has been positive. Anime UK News praised his invasion of Konohagakure, mainly due to the chaos he created during the fights, offering the audience a sensation of hopelessness as multiple characters were defeated and killed, yet still providing hope that Naruto would be able to defeat Nagato due to his constant training. The reviewer also felt the appearance of Konohamaru Sarutobi, a younger ninja friend of Naruto, to defeat one of the six Pains was appealing but said the anime's production did not live up to the original manga. Anime News Network said the major destruction Nagato brought to the village had a great impact, most notably when the area became empty because of one of his techniques. His eventual fight against Naruto has been praised for the fact that both fighters used interesting tactics during the battle, with Mania Entertainment sensing a major change in Naruto as he was haunted by the idea of avenging Jiraiya. The Fandom Post wrote that Nagato impacted both the story and Naruto when he nearly killed Hinata Hyuga once Naruto was overwhelmed by him. The new motivation Naruto had for defeating the Akatsuki was praised despite the mixed responses to the way he defeated Nagato in the next episodes. UK Anime Network also praised Nagato's actions during the invasion and the fights for all the damage he caused to the village. The reviewer recommended these scenes to newcomers because of how interesting the story had become and felt this arc was the best part of the series for fans. However, the reviewer strongly criticized the animation Studio Pierrot produced for an episode where the struggle between Nagato and Naruto continued. In contrast to UK Anime Network, another reviewer for The Fandom Post thought the anime adaptation managed to make the fight between Nagato and Naruto entertaining in terms of movements, audio and voice acting. They felt Nagato's words regarding his philosophy of war had a big impact on Naruto, who said he cannot fight back. Anime News Network felt that the entire battle managed to be one of the best in the series because of the tactics used by the two characters, and had a notable emotional impact on viewers.
Naruto Shippuden Episode 128
Fans speculated about a relationship between Minato, the Fourth Hokage, and Naruto for years, but it wasn't until episode 128 of Naruto: Shippuden that the nature of their connection was finally revealed. As Jiraiya prepares to challenge Pain, he reflects on the time that he spent with his first protégé, Minato.
While Tobi's true identity may seem obvious in retrospect, he is one of the most mysterious characters in Naruto: Shippuden for the majority of its 500 episodes. The mask-wearing Akatsuki member is at the center of seemingly every conflict in the series, so when his identity is finally revealed, it has huge implications.
The latest episode of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations laid the groundwork for a very special original anime arc celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto franchise. Announced a few weeks back, this arc got a lot of attention from fans when it was revealed that Boruto would be going back in time and interacting with the younger version of the Naruto characters. This came to pass in the latest episode as Boruto and Sasuke surprisingly found themselves thrown backward in time as they landed in the Hidden Leaf Village fans might recognize from the original Naruto series. 041b061a72