Naruto Shippuden January 2013 Schedule – The Return of Canon

Posted by Natalie Robinson
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Warning: Manga spoilers ahead

After several weeks worth of fillers, including a special “Power” filler arc, Saiyan Island is excited to announce the Naruto Shippuden anime will be returning to the exciting manga-following canon episodes! The return of canon won’t be an immediate one, however. The first week will be a break and then the second week will be the final episode of the “Power” filler arc. On the 17th of January, that’s when the greatness begins once again!

Check out the Naruto Shippuden January 2013 Schedule below!

  • January 03, 2013
    BREAK, No Episode
  • January 10, 2013
    Naruto Shippuden Episode 295: Power – Episode Final
  • January 17, 2013
    Naruto Shippuden Episode 296: Naruto Enters the Battle!
  • January 24, 2013
    Naruto Shippuden Episode 297: A Father’s Feelings, A Mother’s Love
  • January 31, 2013
    Naruto Shippuden Episode 298: They Finally Meet! Naruto vs Itachi!

Based on the titles for the canon episodes, Saiyan Island predicts the three canon episode will likely cover material from Naruto manga chapters 545 to 549. The contents will most likely be Gaara taking on his father, the former Kazekage. As the titles for episodes 296 and 298 suggest, we will also likely be seeing Naruto, along with Bee, taking on White Zetsu clones and then later meeting Itachi and Nagato!

Keep in mind, the dates above are all actual and only subject to the programmers change, but the titles are translations and may differ once they are officially released by Viz Media. As for our predictions, they are just that, and may not be what’s in the episodes. We’re only making an educated guess based on our experience reading the great manga known as NARUTO!

  • Rafael Georgiou

    FINALLY!We are getting back to canon episodes.Time for the “real” fights to begin!!!

  • phillip drewry

    :D YESS

  • timanel1

    omg.. only 4 chapters in a mounth cover ? and a break again ? this guys are keeping make funny of us… fuk this

  • *Super~Sayian*

    Hmm.. so if for a assumption lets say Storm 3 comes out march 30. that’s about a estimate of 9 episodes. so unless itachi, nagato, 3rd raikage, 4th mizukage tsuchikage,  and kazekage are defeated in those episodes. I Don’t see madara being playable unless he’s a bonus. 

  • SuperdeadlyKing


  • Rafael Georgiou

    Maybe it will go a bit further, 3 canon episodes with usually 2 chapter each leads to 551 because i think it is still an assumption

  • Tae Norman

    *Spoilers* Im ready for Naruto to kick Madara Uchiha’s(Real one) butt!!

  • Rafael Georgiou

    I hope in february we get a special episode

  • k.k.kwt120

    This year will finish with 

    orochimaru’s Back !! 

  • eduardo aparecido de lima

    2012???? back to the past? LOL kkkkkk

  • narutopiece1

    The filler containing 6 episodes has been great for fillers, but i am glad we are going back to canon episodes soon, and i can’t wait to see Itachi/Nagato vs Naruto/Bee :D

  • uchihalord1994

    remember ! storm 2 was released before pain’s arc :) ) so they might miss a few eps but it won’t be a problem .

  • Diego Zavaleta


  • Shogunreaper

    No it wasn’t?

    Earliest Storm release date – October 15, 2010

    End of pain arc in anime – August 26, 2010

  • mag88

    cant wait

  • Gabriel Ruiz

     *spoiler* yeah I had faith on madara in this game but now is like… theres little faith in that since theres a lot of fighting in those ep , they should put him anyway at least as non rinnegan madara

  • *Super~Sayian*

    Yeah, that’s what I’m expecting what they’ll do with madara.

  • Boomer6574

    I turn 20 on the 18th.

  • tsukuyomiCheed

    About time!!

  • Frank Cerullo

    so we can comfirm nagato itachi and th edo kages ( bound the anime will expand in abilties early like everyone else) and then the fights with th edo kages should take us to the begining of march with the reveal of madara just a week or two before storm 3′s release

  • Damian Uchiha

    But for now, Madara Uchiha real kicks Naruto’s ass

  • Damian Uchiha

    Madara will be in storm 3 in that case but i wonder what about Sasuke with Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan…

  • Cloud S

    THE RETURN OF THE HORRIFIC ANIMATION QUALITY! I know you can afford a legendary studio like Gainax to animate, Naruto. 

  • Bruce James Ingram

    Gainax would struggle to keep their quality up if they were doing a new ep every week, just look at their Medaka Box, 12 ep S1 took a break then started another 12 season. 

  • ALMIGHTY Juicemon E. Genesis

    F**K that. . .  NARUTO VS NAGATO  ROUND 2!!!!!

  • ALMIGHTY Juicemon E. Genesis

    They could possibly just make him a cloan of Sasuke (Susano’o) with just a different eye render and a FINAL Susano’o as his awakening instead of the Complete Susano’o.  In the end, it will just be a clone, but at least the fans will get what they want.  Ya know?

  • dark_flame360

    Sasuke showed up very soon after the battle with Itachi and Nagato, which is at the end of January. Both Sasuke and Madara showed up at around the same time, so Sasuke could be in the game

  • ALMIGHTY Juicemon E. Genesis



    yeah everybody is hoping Madara be in this game and if will be people forget what happens when a very OP character exist in the game just look at Susano’o Sasuke everybody played with him and 40% of those spam with him , i’m already happy for the best nigga on Naruto Darui to be playable in NS3 but… let’s see what happens 

    Want to fight on Generations this is my ID: SAYAN–ZERO 

  • Cloud S

    Oh, yeah. I forgot the amount of work and perfection Gainax puts into their things. Eh, but I mean they CAN do better than Pierrot.

  • MuffinVonCupcake1


  • Alex Marrero

    Nagato is in Storm 3. No doubt no.

    Also, Gaara’s father should be in as well. I’d be surprised if he isn’t.

  • Damian Uchiha

    Hmm why not;)

  • ace

    The trailer that showed Rinnegan Tobito showed the edo kage amongst the Akatsuki, Asuma, Chiyo and the rest. It already was pretty likely.

  • ace

    4th Kaze, 3rd Rai, 2nd Tsuchi, 2nd Mizu. Don’t know about Madara though. If they’re serious about this being the last game then there’ll prosibly be regular dlc. If they’re “strictly” following the anime as usual of course.

  • *Super~Sayian*

    No, that’s just another lie CC2 made up. theres way to much stuff in the manga for them to make a dlc. there will be a sequel to this. I promise

  • Sindar

    Is there a schedule for the Naruto SD series?

  • joey485

    Why would you care for that childish show?

  • Sindar

    I don’t know what you mean by “childish” =) I am interested in what will become of the show now, *manga spoiler alert* after Neji’s death.

  • Alex Marrero

    Thus me saying “no doubt.” I already had little doubt he was in, based on the anime schedule and the likelihood of canon episodes returning. But nothing is set in stone (unless they’ve given you countless screenshots and gameplay videos showing the same movesets, for those of you who just refuse to believe the older characters will not be changed). 


    Then again Orochimaru is dead and Kabuto is no longer in his human form and they are still in Naruto SD, so I’m not sure it matters

  • ace

    Ah, so that’s what you meant by “no doubt.” Its true its not set in stone until officially confirmed, but the game and anime trailer both having them along with the episodes being expected to at least go that far by the release, it shouldn’t not be expected for them to be in it. A war arc game without the story reaching up to any of the REAL heavy hitters doesn’t make much sense either. The same characters in 3 games does suck bullocks and really takes away from the WOW affect of any and all new features.

  • ace

    I don’t think its CC2 so much as Namco Bandai that’s making them lie. But I do think there’ll be a 4… But depending on where they stop, there might not be enough content for that.

  • Sindar

    I know, they have a lot of dead villains in the show. But dead Neji would be something else. I just want to know how they will deal with the situation =)

  • SuperdeadlyKing

     lol yeah but im more excited about him vs itachi

  • Allen Stuart

    Simple. They won’t deal with it.

    SD has nothing to do with the main series.

  • Fahd Al Zarooni


  • MuffinVonCupcake1

    So, random question… one article here says the final episode of Chikara is on the 10th of January, while this one says it’s on the 3rd… What day is it on?! I must see this battle!

  • Deva_Pain_Path

    The game may probably end near tobi/new 6 paths vs naruto/bee/gai/kakashi

  • ichigokun

    what do you mean?

  • MuffinVonCupcake1

    They have two different dates for the final Chikara episode, I don’t know which is truth!

  • MuffinVonCupcake1

    Naruto Shippuden: The Return of Canon! Didn’t know they were making another movie… XD

  • narutobleachop

    0_0 i only see January 10, 2013

  • MuffinVonCupcake1

    It said January 3rd on another article… I SWEAR I’M NOT CRAZY!!

  • Mia Nguyen

    the gaara episode’s released on my birthday! xD 

  • GokuForever24

    Yea im hearing Madara Uchiha will be in the game

  • Jason Kardassilaris

    Why doesn’t they post more often… :(

    I watched through Naruto Shippuden 1-294 in 3 weeks, I miss watching them already… :(

  • taylor hoe

     they ARE in. along with the other past kages. in “the war begins” trailer for storm 3 you could see them in kabutos line up. so stoked!!

  • taylor hoe

     umm your right about that except for chiyo, it didnt show
    it showed the jinchurki, akatsuki, past kages, asuma, hanzo, kinkaku and ginkaku.

  • taylor hoe

     its not the last naruto game, its the last STORM game. they have hinted about another game before.

  • Nigel Davis

    It was on the 3rd here but it was a mistake on the editors side and has now been fixed.

    It is on the 10th of January. Sucks, too, I got up early for nothing.

  • MattUK92

    Guessing you skipped Filler?

  • Dewayne Glass

     i think so this is the last storm game and the story will go all the way to the end of the war.

  • Stefan Putt

    Godamn… I wish Naruto Shippuden episodes were more than once a week… I crave this show…

  • jason bradley

    we’re already close to itachi and nagato vs naruto and bee,hopefully that means edo itachi and nagato will be in storm 3.

  • lucas toledo guilarducci

    é verdade? ‘-’

  • Leatherface Larry

    Why are the canon episodes animation so bad lately? Especially when there are so many fights coming up? I remember the earlier fight between Naruto and Pain looked EXTRA top quality. Did they change studios or is there something Im missing? Im hoping they took all this time off canon material to make the animation better.

  • naruto uzumaki

    i’m pretty sure this ulltimate adventure mode in storm 3 will end when naruto teams up with kurama to defeat the five transformed bijuus with his new mode (kurama not complete transformation)  and the last scene will take place when naruto meet the 5 bijuus(2 + 3 + 5 + 6 + 7 tails) nd learns  all their names then a blure page says to be continued and the game ends :’(( without covering sasuke’s nd itachi’s fight against kabuto……. that what i think guys :D DD please share me u’r opinions 

  • Angel_of_Life_15

     Well if I’m not mistaken, Itachi and Sasuke’s battle with Kabuto, happened before Naruto fought with the other Jinchuriki.

  • Kiba

    No it happened after the jinchuuriki battle and i hope that’s in the game to. sasuke needed ithachi’s help even with his new sharingan.

  • Viktoras Butkus

    If youre talking about the the newest episodes than i think cuz they are fillers and so not really cared for all that much, i do however hope that they will do the actual important fights top notch quality eve the pain fight had some disgusting animations and i dont mean the overdone facial expressions i loved those :D but just some hand to hand combat that was just rushed

  • Tyler Webster

    No.. They said that the game would be were the anime is on the release date of the game ..Not a 100% how true but i am hoping that is true since the manga is at the climax of the war and the anime is noow jst starting to get good again

  • uchihalord1994

    So that’s it ? no more news ? we just wait for the game now ? ._. wtf … 

  • Ash Ketchum

     Im thinking like u bro

  • Ash Ketchum

     i would go SJJ 9000! thats my power levels gonna go over 9 million
    hope it doesn end like that >( or else…. i would nver buy another game

  • King Koopa

    gobble gobble

  • Dustin Hempstead

    I think we will c MADARA VERY SOON :D

  • Alexander Romero

    EMS sasuke is confirmed PLAYABLE in storm 3

  • Nigel Bennett

    What channel

  • MurryEggplant

    EMS Sasuke, mean’s we will at least be getting to the fight against Kabuto. Seeing as that’s the only fight EMS Sasuke has been in during war arc so far.

  • naruto uzumaki

    u r too wrong ..the first scene 4 EMS sasuke was when he fought zetsu’s before meeting itachi so we could not get it..but i hope we get it :D

  • MurryEggplant

    I did not count EMS Sasuke vs Zetsu because it was not a battle, it was massacare.

  • MurryEggplant

    Good then we might get Kabuto DSM

  • naruto uzumaki

    hhaahaaa yea yea he was just trying his new power :P i dont know where story mode gonna end but i am sure that it’ll cover tobi with 6 bijuus vs kurama mode naruto because all of them are comfirmed as playable

  • sjintoga

    i literaly just got to ep.298 and i find myself having to wait.And if they dont get to the next naruto sasuke incounter in 5 weeks im going to sue namco bandi for getting me interested in naruto again and just stop when it starts getting good.But ill only do the whole sueing thing after they finish naruto shippuden ultimate ninja storm 3 [mouth full].[sueing=opsional


    I LOVE NARUTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    i loved this progam from when i was really little great progam be sure to watch it,by the way i want to see what happens when it ends i wish sasuke turns good agian please please please:)

  • Sudman S.

    I heard something about them not continuing the english subbed/dubbed episodes? I guess that was a rumor?

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  • josh

    what channel is it n now for direct tv