Hello again shannaro, hope you are all having a good week so far. Sad news of Oda being sick, I wish him a speedy recovery. He needs a much deserved and needed rest. This is Jdogg here and I would like to apologize for missing out on last weeks chapter. Cesc has been doing a great job writing these reviews and all the credit goes to him. But unfortunately last weeks chapter was not as great as this weeks chapter, the only thing we got from last week is that epic entrance by the Fourth. This the jest of Cesc review last week(I tried to shorten it to the least as possible because he was pretty pissed of and did an all out rant on Kishi. I don’t blame him, it was only about a year or two that we Naruto fans thought that the Naruto series could end up being the best out there, but now…)
” Kishi is really running out of ideas it seems, I do not know what Kishi hoped to accomplish with Shikamaru’s plan but just like his father’s before him, it proved to be a complete waste of panels. Their plan was never going to work and everyone knew this, really was annoying to see so many panels dedicated to it. But I suppose that had to be done in order for kishi to end the chapter on a cliffhanger.”
Despite missing one of the big 3, fans of shonen will be pretty pleased with this week’s release. The reason for that is both bleach and Naruto came up big, they did not disappoint. You may have noticed (if jdogg puts up my review for last week) that I was pretty harsh on Kishi last week; after this chapter, I still stand behind those words, but I am a lot more pleased. I agree with Cesc that last weeks chapter was not as well done or as thought out as this weeks and I think that it be the best to just discuss this weeks because we bash Kishi enough that it has become normal for a Naruto fan to talk about Naruto and be harsh on Kishi.
SSJ Yellow Flash!
We pick up right where we left off last week, Minato comes in at the nick of time to save the alliance’s bacon. Everyone is shocked to see the 4th hokage except Naruto, as we all thought, he was able to sense all their chakra when they were all the way back in Konaha. I felt this was a nice touch by Kishi, if Madara could sense Hashirama then it would have been a huge let down if Naruto weren’t able to do the same thing. Anyway, Minato saves the day and waits for the other Kages to arrive. He truly is the fastest man in the world.
At this point, I wasn’t really putting too much thought towards it, but I was expecting Minato to hand over the other half of the kyubi to his son; yet to my surprise, he goes super saiyan. My immediate thought was, “well that was fast!” Then he tells the other 3 Kages to follow his lead, at this I thought “wth kishi, why the f@#k are you having Naruto take the lead again, has he not learned anything??!” Then Sakura says, whoa! He looks just like Naruto, then I see Naruto still sitting at her feet and I go YEAH!
Hashirama and Madara!
Look at their faces! LOOK!!
Let me just say that I am a NaruHina fan, and what Naruto and Minato did here just broke my heart. That poor girl, I don’t think she heard much of the exchange there, I certainly hope she did not hear what that fool Naruto said, but the poor girl did not deserve that. She has been the only character in the entire series that has shown true compassion and care for Naruto since day one. Everyone else has gone through as phase of loving/hating Naruto. Hinata has loved and cared for him I’m guessing since the first day she laid her eyes on him, she has not let those feelings go despite all that has happened. If it were her life or Naruto, she would not waste a second trying to decide, she will put her life on the line for him. NaruSaku fans will argue that Sakuru would do the same now, but that is only one. Go back to before Sasuke left and Sakuru would choose Sasuke’s left nut’s pubic hair over Naruto’s life. Hinata has and will always love Naruto, Kishi knows this, and that is why NaruHina will win. He only did this here to give the NaruSaku fans false hope. I also think that it was done as a moment for humor. I think that the love Naruto has for Hinata and Sakura is different: I think that Naruto loves Hinata as a Lover, but I think that his love for Sakura has evolved as a love of a sister. I am with Cesc it is all about NaruHina.
HA! THAT’S SO FUNNY I FORGOT TO LAUGH!
Right on Kiba. Apparently Sasuke wants to be Hokage now, I must admit I did not see that coming. Sasuke saying that just did not sound right at all in my head, sounded rehearsed (I like to say the text out in my head in the character’s voices, bit me!). So I was already struggling to come to terms with Sasuke wanting to protect the leaf, and now not only that, he also wants to be Hokage. Fat chance of that happening, it does not matter how much good Sasuke does now, the fact of the matter is Naruto is way ahead of him, choosing Sasuke over Naruto would be like if they had chosen Madara over Hashirama way back then. It’s just not going to happen, people have been saying that this is a way for Kishi to make the death match happen, but I don’t think the decision of Hokage would come down to that. The people would want Naruto, Sasuke getting it a battle for it let alone the title itself would be extremely unfair to Naruto. Kishi needs to find another way of making this match happen, fighting for the right to be hokage is not the way. I agree with you Cesc. And on the other hand Naruto is looked at as a Hero, not only by the Leaf Village but by the whole Ninja world since he kept on saving them numerous of times. And this does not include the time he saved the Leaf from Pain. So like you said the idea of Sasuke becoming Hokage is not only absurd but does not make sense what so ever. But I think that after this war is over, Sasuke will see that Naruto is the better, it will be just like when Vegeta finally acknowledge Goku as the better fighter.
It was great to see team seven back together again after so many years. It is amazing how much they have changed, and not changed since the last time they stood together like that. Both Naruto and Sasuke have grown overwhelmingly powerful, Sakura has definitely improved as well. I do agree with what she says, she too was trained by one of the Sanin, a fact that is often forgotten; so I would not be surprised to see her kick some serious ass. I just hope she does not disappoint.
Great chapter overall, a definite improvement from last week’s. The highlight of this review is: “Sakuru would choose Sasuke’s left nut’s pubic hair over Naruto’s life.” – The Great Cesc