Naruto Shippuden Episode 389 [UPDATED]
"The Adored Elder Sister"edit憧れの姉さま (Akogare no Nē-sama)Episode dataPrevious"My First Friend"EpisodeNaruto: Shippūden #389 (Watch Online)Next"Hanabi's Decision"MusicOpening"Silhouette"Ending"It's Absolutely No Good"Air datesJapanese December 04, 2014English June 27, 2017DebutCharactersNatsu Hyūga
"The Adored Elder Sister" (憧れの姉さま, Akogare no Nē-sama) is episode 389 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Naruto Shippuden Episode 389
The two episodes do include scenes we've seen before, but with an important distinction: the point of view is Hanabi's, the five-years-younger sister who wrested the title of the Hyūga clan's successor away from Hinata. She hasn't gotten much screen time in the past, and she hasn't been in any episodes at all for quite some time. (This special even addresses her absence from the Fourth Shinobi World War, although her young age made it unlikely she'd participate in the war to begin with.)
If you're not a fan of fillers, Naruto Shippūden episodes 389 and 390 may disappoint simply because it's another week without any progression in the Fourth Shinobi World War. However, this special is a prime example of the anime's obligation to entertain even if the producers have to pad out the manga's story. Fillers are the perfect opportunity to explore new points of view and to add to segments that were important to the overall plot of the series. This special does so admirably, so much so that the few scenes straight out of previous episodes hardly seem superfluous at all. 041b061a72