Animenewsnetwork - This week, Naruto Shippūden asks us to forget the cliffhanger from last Thursday and enjoy a two-episode special. Episodes 376 and 377 are "filler" episodes in the loosest sense. Although you could squint and pinpoint them somewhere way back around episodes 55 and 56 (Naruto training with Yamato and Kakashi at the waterfall), they're still not entirely canon. It's best to view the episodes as a special promoting the Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution video game released this week in Japan (North American release is next week) without getting bogged down with the details. Think of these episodes as taking place in an alternate timeline or view them as a 45-minute commercial, take your pick.