Naruto Shipuuden is the continuation of the original animated TV series Naruto.The story revolves around an older and slightly more matured Uzumaki Naruto and his quest to save his friend Uchiha Sasuke from the grips of the snake-like Shinobi, Orochimaru. After 2 and a half years Naruto finally returns to his village of Konoha, and sets about putting his ambitions to work, though it will not be easy, as He has amassed a few (more dangerous) enemies, in the likes of the shinobi organization; Akatsuki. Source: ANN
Pepper and Coffee I've never seen an anime that loved basking in itself more than this one. It tries to add significance to literally every other scene by making the characters reminisce about how something related to the scene affected their lives in some deep and profound way. When actually, the reality of the scene doesn't call for it. It's like if I went to grab a Dr. Pepper from the fridge and then just sat down and reflected about the first time I ever had a Dr. Pepper and how it's always there for me in the hard times; and did this every time I went to get a Dr. Pepper. It never lets the moments just play out and flow naturally. Instead, it stops the flow of the plot by making everything way deeper than it needs to be. To metaphor it, this anime is a bad cup of coffee. It started out naturally brewed and it was fine, but then they started to add a little cream to it to enhance the flavor, and it was still fine. But then they kept putting more and more creamer to it, and now we're left to what Naruto is today, a way too rich cup of coffee that can't be enjoyed all at once. Instead, you just come back to it every so often for a little sip. In fact, are we sure that Christopher Nolan didn't have a hand in directing this?
This is one of the worst shows; I did watch -talking bout long runners here- most of one piece and bleach (even managed to finish bleach). I took a break of 3 years or more from this one because of it's unbearably stupid fillers; i started watching again hoping that it's finished but ended up skipping through fillers, again. Naruto is going to be an 7-8/10 * series after some site will trim all the 300 full of bullsh1t episodes. This "anime" will make you feel ripped off every time you encounter it's fillers (which is VERY often). The creators even managed to make canon episodes feel like fillers; are they creating a 20 minutes episode out of 1 page of manga?
Do yourself a service and watch , as others have stated, something better: SAO, death note, berserk, avatar, code geass, attack on titan, soul eater, hellsing, tokyo ghoul even akame ga kill or blood+ or even chris colorado . Until some1 trims the horrible fillers that just make shit an otherwise good series, don't bother with this one.
So it appears these long fillers are finally going to end. We have 1 more non canon episodes and the canon material will be returning on May 28th with the episode titled "The Brink of Death
Ignorance is bliss.. Haters wouldn't understand the plot of this anime and the time it will take to build up each characters... Sure it can use some more development that's why they make up for the fillers.. Sometimes they go too far but nothing we can do about it.. Personally, I enjoy fillers and sidetracks to understand why the characters become who they are.. It pains me to see someone rate Naruto (a masterpiece) for a 1-star.. I am actually amazed of how Naruto is connected to 3rd -> Jiraiya (master) -> 4th (father) -> Kakashi
the list would go on but it will always take us back to the Chunin Exam or the lives of those important characters and give us a slight hint of their role to the anime
It's not really a review, I was just trying to defend Naruto Shippuden. Though I hope it helped.
P.S. To the previous review.. GET OUT of the anime if you're criticizing it or you'll make people like me toxic to you since the majority enjoys this anime.