Naruto Shippuden Episode 489 laid the groundwork for what is likely to be touched upon in next episode. In the last episode, fans find out more about this possible threat emerging just over the horizon and how the inscrutable Gengo is the person who needs to be dealt with as soon as possible.

The normally leisured Shikamaru just can't ignore this threat so he steps up to take it on, although the secret undertaking is estranging him from some of his closest friends and dearest persons. While the last episode did provide viewers with enough background so that they will be able to understand what they can expect next, there are still some elements missing.

According to Anime News Network noted recently, episode 489 was pretty light on action, but viewers might see something different in Naruto Shippuden episode 490. Now, when they know who their enemy is and the mission is known, the fans of the anime may finally see Shikamaru and his friends coming face-to-face with their enemy. However, its seem that the meeting won't be a pleasant one.

Gengo's charismatic way of speaking makes people drowned to him. So, that also means that getting to him will likely prove to be a big challenge to them. Since episode 490 of the anime airs today (Jan. 19, 2017), viewers can find out even more about Gengo and how Shikamaru's story will continue to unfold.

According to a recent report from Spiralling Sphere, Naruto Shippuden episode 490 will feature Shikamaru-centric story arc that is expected to run for 3 more episodes, with the last one is expected to air on Feb. 9.

There are some rumors that the new episode will interestingly enough, feature some unusual shinboi abilities including one with the ability to shoot chakra enhanced beam at their opponents. Its sounds a little odd but Naruto Shippuden episode 490 that maybe also feature a new girl who people definitely not want to mess with.

More news about the Naruto Shippuden Episode 490 and upcoming episodes will be available in the near future. In the meantime, watch the official teaser below.