Alright so I was never a manga guy before, always enjoyed the lazy and more graphic and colorful tv series to the manga. Furthermore I only really watched anime that had been dubbed However this seris is the first time i dipped into the manga, and also watched the japanese dubb, just because i was so into it i just had to know what happens next! Let me know if this is you too...life changing shit this naruto anime....i'm moved every episode.
Anyway this filler was great I enjoyed circling back to the early episodes in a classy way with detail from before them that I'd never seen before. As far as fillers go this is a huge step forward from the random ones (an arc to follow plus main story line backup) I hope they keep going with this for a little while. The manga is pretty intense right now and I don't think I can handle that much intense awesome at one time anyway :P
These are great fillers. Honestly, Im glad we are getting more of Kakashi's story and the reasons for why he was such a weirdo, lol. Would be nice if at the end of the next episode it showed when Naruto and Sakura actually got the bells from him and he was just totally all, "WTF?!?!" and that could be his thoughts on that momment as well! Lol
Keep it classy!