Naruto Shippuden 279 is a filler which isn’t featured in the manga. Still the story is pretty interesting, Hinata, Kiba and Shino are still good friends show how powerful their friendship can be as one of them is replaced by a White Zetsu. They show themselves when Shino plans something interesting.
Naruto Shippuden 279 continues on from last week’s episode as Shino, Kiba and Hinata go into a cave where they notice that many of the White Zetsu’s use this to transport themselves around. They are attacked by the White Zetsu’s but are no match for the number they have.
One of the Zetsu’s lights up a fire which goes directly to a crate full of paper bombs used for mining. Before this, the Sealing Corps try to seal everything, Shino, Hinata and Kiba try to go but fire from a torch hits the ground and directs itself right to paper bombs.
After the attack we see that Shino and Kiba appear with Akamaru there too. They decide that they need to find Hinata, they keep on searching. Kiba doesn’t sense the enemies anymore, Shino notices that one of the people from the Sealing Corps was killed. Hinata appears.
They find out that the person was killed then his chakra was absorbed. Therefore the explosion didn’t kill him. Shino says that the enemy survived and can take advantage of any of them, it could be any one of them.
Shino starts to ask question to both Kiba and Hinata. He asks Hinata why she can’t use her Byakugan, she replies that because the Sealing Team’s barrier jutsu was incomplete when it was activated it disturbed her Byakugan. Shino then asks Kiba why his nose isn’t working. Kiba asks how Shino can prove if he isn’t the fake. He says that the enemy didn’t touch him.
He also says that some of his insects could have been affected but he doubts that too. They all tell each other that they aren’t the enemy. Kiba goes one way, Shino goes the other, Hinata is also left alone as Shino seems to think that Hinata doesn’t trust him.
One of the members of the Sealing Corps is seen alive when he’s killed. They all hear the scream and run towards it to see. They notice that he’s also been killed, Kiba notices that he’s got a cloth in his hand, he smells it and attacks Shino quickly. He shows him that he had a cloth in his hand which shows that Shino could have killed him.
They all get ready to attack on another. Shino tries to convince Kiba why he isn’t the fake, after some talking, they are all spread out, all suspecting each other. Shino decides to come up with an idea. They try to play a game of Rock, Papers, Scissors. Shino suggests that the person who loses will have to answer a question.
They play the game, It seems like a harmless game but they have to play it to make sure that they are the real ones. They keep on playing. Shino loses and he refuses to answer the question. At this point, Kiba gets angry and attacks Shino. Hinata also attacks Shino.
The surroundings of Shino is set on fire when Kiba and Akamaru attack Shino with his Getsuga. We see that Shino’s body burns into ashes. At this point, we see Hinata get more angry, she attacks Akamaru, he’s down. She then transforms into White Zetsu.
Zetsu tells himself that he’s going to die here because Kiba’s an easy target without the dog. Shino quickly appears and planned it all out, he was waiting for the fake to come out. He tells them that during the Rock, Paper, Scissors game he was giving out signals in which only one of the real team members would know. Kiba had known the signals.
Zetsu tries to attack but Shino had already placed his insects on him, he’s quickly killed. They now try to find Hinata. She’s found to wake up while Shino and Kiba looking at her. They get out of the cave, they talk about how they will defeat every single Zetsu in order to win the war. Naruto Shippuden 279 ends here.
That was a pretty good filler. Sorry If it seems that I rushed the review. Hopefully we’ll see some more awesome fight during next week’s Naruto Shippuden 280 episode, titled “Aesthetics of an Artist” where we get to see Sasuke with a lot of the other Akatsuki such as Deidara.