Naruto Shippuuden Episode 82 Review


Focusing heavily on Shikamaru.

Naruto returns this episode with Asuma’s funeral in process.  Shikamaru does not attend it, choosing instead to sulk at home. He then walks around, hoping that it helps take his mind of Asuma’s death, but is futile as he interacts with people only to recieve consolations.


Shikamaru is then seen playing a game of shogi with his father. After careful prodding by his father, Shikamaru lets out his anger and grief of Asuma’s death. He then comes up with a strategy to defeat Asuma’s killers, Hidan and Kakuzu.


Chouji recieves a visit from Shikamaru, asking him to go out and seek revenge for Asuma. Chouji, as he without a doubt trusts Shikamaru, accepts. He then visits Ino to ask her about the plan , who accepts at once. Team 10 then visits Asuma’s grave before setting out for their mission.


As they are setting out at night, they are stopped by Tsunade. She says that they are not thinking rationally and are being reckless, but Shikamaru disagrees, saying that he has set up a plan for the three of them. He goes on to say that if he doesn’t set out to seek revenge, he will have the most “troublesome” way of living in regret. Kakashi then volunteers as the leader when it becomes clear Team 10 has no intention of backing down.


Summarizing the review, this episode was once again slow in plot progression. They have been heavy on character development in this episode, specifically Shikamaru’s character. Shikamaru is greatly wounded by Asuma’s death, but he doesn’t want to show it. The scene with Shikamaru and his father playing shogi, is one of the best scenes that have occured in Naruto. Also, Naruto is not picturised even once this episode.

Animation quality was a standard considering that it Naruto. The opening and ending themes remain the same.

And on that note,

See you next, deculture!

See you next, deculture!

6 Responses to “Naruto Shippuuden Episode 82 Review”

  1. 2 A patron
    November 24, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Good work,

    I know that writing good reviews takes time but please if possible try to be abreast with the new episodes of naruto and bleach as they come,

  2. 3 narutocursor
    March 5, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I feel that there is so much that were missed in the review. I feel that there are other exciting things that happened here.

  3. 4 Aizen
    February 15, 2011 at 8:31 am

    pathetic review. you didnt discuss the animation and the presentation style as much as you should have. i have never seen an episode of naruto animated like this. it felt like it was a adifferent anime altogether and was an excellent episode.

  4. 5 Kakashi
    March 8, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Did you even see that episode? Really the animation was movie-like style. The art direction was superb. Every shot, lighting, the vibe and mood. The city shots, the characters movement. everything was better than standard.

  5. 6 Killua
    April 12, 2012 at 3:04 am

    This episode is the best i have ever seen, no movie or cartoon can even touch it.

    The Shogi scene where Shikamaru’s farther slowly builds up the convesation, stepping on Shikamaru’s feelings on purpose, and you can see how he get’s more and more annoyed, for each brick he put’s on the table, he put’s more and more force into it, until the cup’ overflows, and his patience stops.

    I remember the first time i watched this scene, i almost forgot i were watching Naruto, and when Shikamaru then slams over the table, i almost got a small shock of pure surprise. All of this were drawn and the sound / voice casting, no scene in any movie / cartoon / anime can reach this level of superb’ well everything.

    When the farther then tell Shikamaru to let out all the anger and sadness building up inside of him’ his eyes tears up and after Shikamaru’s dad leaves the room and the door get’s closed, you get to hear the most heart wrenching cry from a character who always has a boring monotone voice and personality.

    I normally don’t get emotional when watching fictional pieces, like movies or anime’s.

    But this time my eyes just overflowed with tears, it were almost like the farther’s advice’ “let it all out” reached myself on a personal level.

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