Rumor has it that episode 477 of Naruto Shippuden will be an hour-long event. The question on everyone's minds is how Naruto will convince Sasuke to return home to Sakura.

It is only a week before the grand battle between Naruto and Sasuke takes place in the one-hour Naruto Shippuden special, which is set to take place on September 29. With the days counting down, avid fans of the long-running series are feverishly waiting for any updates about the anime's final episodes.

Naruto Shippuden One-Hour Special

Reports have emerged that the one-hour special on September 29 would basically be a back-to-back episode featuring the final battle between Naruto and Sasuke. Though the two ninjas have fought side-by-side over the years, avid fans of the series know that the final battle between the two would arguably be one of the biggest high-stakes fights in the entire franchise.

The Final Battle - Aftermath and Spoilers

The last fight between Naruto and Sasuke is a no-holds-barred battle, with both ninjas fighting without holding back. At the end of the conflict, both Naruto and Sasuke end up permanently maimed, having ushered in a new era of peace in the shinobi world.

One thing that the final battle's finale would portray is how Sasuke's story finally comes full circle. Over the years, Sasuke has transitioned from being a hero to a villain, and vice versa. Even until the final chapters, he has refused to acknowledge the dedication of Sakura, his teammate and admirer.

Thus, at the end of the final battle, Sasuke would finally manage to see the error of his ways. This would allow his character to grow and develop into someone who is not just driven by vengeance, but by the love and friendship of those around him.

Follow-up Episodes

While next week's episode seem to be designed specifically to end the anime, leaked episode lists of Naruto Shippuden showed that the anime would be ending sometime during October this year. In a lot of ways, this does make sense. After all, ending the anime after a few more episodes after the final battle would give the series enough time to explore all the final events in the Naruto Shippuden manga.