Naruto Shippuden December 2016 Schedule, January 2017 Preview

Warning: Naruto Shippuden anime spoilers ahead

It’s the final month of 2016, December! In it, the Naruto Shippuden anime will focus on the last living member of the Uchiha clan, Sasuke. Taking place after Naruto manga chapter 699 and before 700, the story on Sasuke is based on an official Japanese book in Japan titled “Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise”. The book was released in November of 2015 in Japan and will be released in English on March 7, 2017. The book is 224 pages and the arc in Naruto Shippuden lasts 5 episodes. Take a look at the December 2016 schedule below along with preview for the December 15th episode.

  • December 01, 2016
    Naruto Shippuden Episode 484 – Sasuke’s Story: Sunrise, Part 1: The Exploding Human
  • December 08, 2016
    Naruto Shippuden Episode 485 – Sasuke’s Story: Sunrise, Part 2: Coliseum
  • December 15, 2016
    Naruto Shippuden Episode 486 – Sasuke’s Story: Sunrise, Part 3: Fushin
  • December 22, 2016
    Naruto Shippuden Episode 487 – Sasuke’s Story: Sunrise, Part 4: Kerryugan
  • December 29, 2016
  • January 05, 2017
    Naruto Shippuden Episode 488 – Sasuke’s Story: Sunrise, Part 5: The Last Man

Starting on January 12, the Naruto Shippuden anime will shift focus to a story on Shikamaru after chapter 699 of the manga. It’s based on the official Japanese book titled “Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness”. The book is available in English as well. Through downloadable content, video game Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 features a story in Adventure Mode very loosely based on the book (below). The image above is a promotional tie-in to with a theme park in Japan called J-World Tokyo Park.

  • Sasuke Uchiha

    No episode in 29 December O.O 🙁

  • Di

    the sh*t in storm 4 got nothing to do with the shikamaru novel

  • Shazam

    It has shikamaru, that’s something to do with it.

  • Di


  • Shazam

    So I guess the 29th is off for new years.

  • Finally back. Got to lvl 30 something. Going to wait until I can actually do that lvl up trick before doing it lol.

    So Shikamaru’s Hidden is next huh? Alright.

  • Also at least based on today’s episode of Super Marron can now feed herself unlike before where she had to be fed.

  • Red Hood

    That baseball episode in Super was better than most of the series.

  • Skull kid

    A DLC was made based off the novel. But you knew that since you read it right? 🙂

  • Di

    you dont say

  • Shazam

    I don’t get it, this is naruto shippuden schedule, but you’re talking about Dragon Ball Super. What?

  • Achned Walters

    SAIYAN Island.

  • Gammy

    She look as old as Pan lol

  • Gammy

    I saw that just for curiousity. I wonder if Vegeta know that Yamcha was Bulma ex-boyfriend

  • Hey guys, if you don’t mind check out my Youtube channel MysteriousManTobi, for in depth guides, and more on Naruto Storm 4 and soon to be Road to Boruto.

  • God Arale

    No no this is One Piece’s Schedule

  • was ist real ?

    hello niggers

  • Baron Cena

    February 12 is on Sunday not Thursday is there some messed on the poster?

  • Nameless

    Donkey balls

  • Nameless


  • Nameless

    Anyone have FFXV on xbo?

  • Gent

    Because it’s New Year

  • HD34

    Who knows ?

  • HD34

    5 episodes for the sasuke’s novel, same for the shikamaru’s novel and same for the konoha’s novel ? Accurate

  • yeah and she is 9

  • Goku’s Brother From Dif Mother

    Long time no see everyone, now why the hell does sasuke deserve a story again?

  • Trainwreck


  • Edward

    Because it’s actually been very good and interesting. They’re just adapting the novels. More out of obligation if anything.

  • Only When Vince McMahon Dies™

    If only Kishi gave these “Shinden” characters good development during the actual manga it’d be a way better series in my opinion

  • Gammy

    And Gohan at that age was already the strongest Z fighter (excluding Piccolo after Nail absorbed)

  • God Arale

    That Adamtoise boss is….. “Amazing”

  • God Arale

    PirateIsland sounds better

  • Rose Est Belle

    Good idea, they should take off Naruto and bring back Bleach! ^0^!

  • No he was 10(remember to factor in the RoSaT training).

  • Rick Lee

    shikumaru is def those characters i really couldn’t care less about, he got enough screentime in shippuden already. i know a lot of people like seeing this novel crap but i just want them to get to ch. 700 already

  • spyro20

    so when can i watch “naruto the last movie” and “boruto” ?

  • Red Hood

    They’ve been out for a while now?? You can definitely find them online…

  • spyro20

    no i meant as a part of a timeline when certain events occurred like do the events in these episodes come first before the movies or does it not?

  • Oncle Sam

    If they respected the timeline of the novels and the movies set by the author, then technically Sasuke Shinden takes place AFTER ” The Last “. But what’s weird is that the Shikamaru arc is placed BEFORE ” The Last “. ( Sasuke Shiden is actually the last thing in the timeline before the Boruto Movie “.

  • Red Hood

    Oh. Well everything is before the Boruto movie. And the Sasuke story is supposed to be after The Last. Not sure about the Shikamaru one though, but it might be before The Last.

  • Kiontae Turney

    I’ll be glad wen they bring that bac out NBS

  • Jamo500

    All theses are before the last except the wedding novel after the shikamaru arc

  • Jamo500

    They started by animating sasuke novel which is the last one before boruto movie but next month want to start shikamaru arc which is before naruto the last!!

  • BIGsoch

    I do

  • Nameless

    How far are you in the game?

  • manoahvdvelde

    Who cares which platform? It’s not multiplayer…

  • WTF?(Sasuke)

    im so glad i didnt finish the gaara story in storm 4 cause i bet they will make eps on that too,also it was very boring

  • Madaras Rape Face

    If Sasuke is AFTER The Last, which I assume it is since Hinata and Naruto shared a “look” in the first episode, then shouldn’t he LOOK like The Last? Bandana and everything?

    Or did he wise up that that looked ridiculous?

  • HD34

    Bleach will never back. The anime is DEAD

  • Uchiha_S

    Go to YouTube and type: Multi Anime opening – Born to Be
    Thank me later xD

  • BIGsoch

    far enough where i am getting depressed about the story