The official Twitter account of the Naruto Shippūden anime confirmed on Wednesday that the anime will end with tonight's episode. Beginning with the original Naruto anime, the anime has been airing since October 2002.

The anime The Snack World will begin airing in the show's 7:25 p.m. time slot on TV Tokyo starting on April 13.

The final episode is also the finale for the "Konoha Hiden" (Hidden Leaf Story) arc of the anime. The episode will be the 500th episode of the Naruto Shippūden series (or the 720th episode overall in the Naruto anime franchise).