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'Naruto Shippuden' Episode 496: Shikamaru Finds Love in His Search for the Perfect Wedding Gift

'Naruto Shippuden' Episode 496: Shikamaru Finds Love in His Search for the Perfect Wedding Gift

"Naruto Shippuden" continues with a brand-new episode off of its story arc pulled from the "Hidden Leaf Village's Story: The Perfect Day for a Wedding."

The preparation for Naruto and Hinata's wedding continues. This episode titled "Steam and Food Pills" will see Shikamaru and Choji rack their brains out trying to figure out what to get for the couple.

The promo for "Naruto Shippuden" episode 496 teases that whatever Choji has planned, it will have something to do with the thing he loves most — food.

Spoiler Alert! The following contains plot details for "Naruto Shippuden" episode 496. Read at your own discretion.

A screenshot of Shikamaru from the "Naruto Shippuden" | YouTube/Studio Pierrot

Those who read "Hidden Leaf Village's Story: The Perfect Day for a Wedding" would know that Choji will treat the soon-to-be husband and wife with a meal.

It will not be a meal for two though, but for three as Choji intends to join them. He will sit at a separate table from Naruto and Hinata so that they can enjoy the moment.

As for Shikamaru, the promo for "Naruto Shippuden" episode 496 shows that he has no idea yet on what to get the couple for the big day, which causes him to panic.

Spoilers will reveal that Shikamaru will, in the end, decide to get Naruto and Hinata a well-deserved romantic trip. To make sure it is the right call, he seeks the advice of a woman.

In his quest to do so in "Naruto Shippuden" episode 496, he comes across Temari, whom Shikamaru was hesitant to ask but does anyway after Choji forces him.

This leads to a misunderstanding as Temari was put under the impression that the honeymoon was for her and Shikamaru. The two end up going to Konoha Hot Springs, where they sort of have a date.

As per "Naruto Shippuden" episode 496 spoilers, when Shikamaru invites her to the inn so that Temari could see if a woman like Hinata would like it, she declines with her face turning red.

Shikamaru is worried that she is getting sick so she touches her face, which causes Temari to run away. When the former followed her outside, they realize that Temari got the wrong idea about what he said.

Either way, it appears that their spontaneous trip in "Naruto Shippuden" episode 496 will bring the two closer together.

"Naruto Shippuden" episode 496, "Steam and Food Pills," airs Thursday, Feb. 23, on TV Tokyo.

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