Naruto Shippuden 498 is going to air next week and it will bring us a step closer to the much-anticipated Naruto-Hinata wedding day. Similar to the previous episodes, it will feature the couple’s close friends struggling to find the perfect gift for them. This time, it will be Kiba and Shino who will try to determine their special present for their friends.
It can be recalled that back in episode 494, the sixth Hokage, Kakashi Hatake, announced that ninjas of the Hidden Leaf will have a special mission. All shinobis should look for the perfect gift for Naruto and Hinata and present it to the Hokage. Kakashi, alongside Shikamaru, will then rank those gifts from the most special ones down to those which are not.
Those who will bring the gifts ranked as “worthy” will be able to attend the wedding. Those who will fail will do missions on that day. Although the couple’s friends do not know the condition, still, they are trying their best to find the perfect present for Naruto and Hinata.
In Naruto Shippuden episode 498, it is Kiba and Shino’s turn to decide on their gifts. Similar to the previous installments, the two are also expected to experience troubles in finding that “worthy” gift. As of this writing, it is not yet clear as to what the two would come up with. Hopefully, it would not be something similar to Lee’s gift–a dumbbell. The next episode of the anime series will air on Thursday, March 9.
Naruto Shippuden 497 Recap
Meanwhile, let us have a quick recap of the previous episode. In the last installment, fans saw the Kazekage, Gaara, and Killer Bee deciding what to bring Naruto on his wedding day. At first, Gaara was really confused on what gift he should give Naruto considering that he is the Kazekage. He thought it should be “extravagant” for it will represent his entire land.
Then Killer Bee appeared. He boasted how special and huge the Raikage’s gifts are. Kankuro, Gaara’s right hand, expressed his intentions of not losing to the Raikage, so he matched these gifts with their own “extravagant” presents. But obviously, Gaara did not agree to them, which includes a dance number from the Kazekage.
At the end of the day, Kakashi told everyone to keep their gifts as simple as possible. Gaara then realized one thing he missed considering the entire time. Instead of deciding what gift would perfectly represent his land, he will find a gift that will honor his friendship with Naruto.
There you have it! The latest news and updates about Naruto Shippuden. What do you think will be Kiba and Shino’s gift in Naruto Shippuden 498? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.