Obito Uchiha may not be killed of in the anime "Naruto Shippuden"
Obito Uchiha may not be killed of in the anime "Naruto Shippuden"Screenshot/YouTube

Manga fans of "Naruto Shippuden" are probably already anticipating the heartbreaking death of Obito in the upcoming Season 20 episode 472 of the anime series. After all, that's what is coming next, according to the manga series.

However, it is understood that fans may not have to live through the tragedy again, as the anime creators seem to be taking a different route. The previously aired episode 471 of "Naruto Shippuden" had ended on a cliffhanger, wherein Obito saved Kakashi from Kaguya's bones, but ended up getting struck by it himself.

He had asked Kakashi to stay alive a while longer, but his death itself was not featured in "The two of Them...Always." "You Better..." will reveal how bad Obito's injuries actually are and hopefully he wouldn't have to be a martyr in the anime world at least. However, all fans know escaping the fatal effects of Kagguya's rods is next to impossible, so despite these reports, Obito's death may be inevitable after all.

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Some fan theories regarding the upcoming episode suggest that the happy ending to Obito would be his reunion with Rin and not him escaping death. According to this theory, Obito will die, but he will return to inform Kakashi that he should be the sixth Hokage, and would leave his Sharingan with the Hatake clan member. This gift will equip him to fight against Kaguya and will dispel any worries about being useless in the war.

Kaguya's chakra is depleting at a fast rate and she has been advised by the Black Zetsu to move to another dimension and replenish the chakra. It would allow her to get an upper hand in the battle. Would she make this choice in "You Better..?"

Find out when Season 20 episode 472 of "Naruto Shippuden" goes on air at 7:30 p.m. (JST) on Thursday, Aug. 18. You can also live-stream "You Better.." via Crunchyroll, JPplayer and NarutoSpot.