Animenewsnetwork - Naruto Shippūden 379 isn't a bad episode by any means. However, it's not memorable, either. When it comes to long battles, it's not unusual for a series to go through lulls. Shōnen anime frequently rely on fights that last several episodes to effectively convey the toughness of their latest opponent. So long as the end of the episode brings us a little closer to a resolution, viewers will be satisfied.