Dear Shannarolites, I have some good news – Bob is dead, so I’m taking over this week! Yay! You all know what this means – shameless advertising time! Mellorine – for One Piece 591 and Bleached Ichigo – for Bleach 411.
It’s too bad we already know what’s going to happen from here onward. Minato is going to fight the Kyuubi and seal it inside Naruto and at the end Kushina and Minato are going to die together, leaving Naruto alone. I’m not sure how Naruto’s gonna take what Madara did. Not only did he steal and corrupt Naruto’s best friend, he’s also the reason why Naruto lost his parents and was treated at scum for the first 15 years of his life. The upcoming clash between the protagonist and antagonist just got another reason why it’ll be a very exiting one.
This is how it started 500 chapters ago. The manga that is. And now Masashi Kishimoto’s creation is slowly heading to an end, unfortunately. But before I get too far ahead of myself, let’s see what actually happened in this chapter. Madara, like always, had planned perfectly for this situation. First, he had to separate Minato from Kushina and he managed that by using Naruto as bait. Madara knew that Minato would do anything for his child and so by aiming straight for Naruto’s life, he forced Minato take Naruto to a secure location, far from the Kyuubi extraction site.
Madara didn’t even need to use his Mangekyou to hypnotize the Kyuubi. What’s truly interesting here is that when Madara activated his sharingan, the Kyuubi’s eyes also turned into sharingans, but were instantly sealed by Madara’s jutsu. We know from Itachi that the Uchiha have a long history with the Kyuubi. And we know from Madara that the Kyuubi was created by the Sage of the Six Paths, who founded the Uchiha and Senju clans. Probbaly the Kyuubi was given to the Uchiha as a pet, or as a prisoner for safe-keeping. So what could make your pet fox have the same defective eyes you have?
Anyway, the Kyuubi was successfully extracted from Kushina’s body, which ultimately lead to her death. She could only spend a few more minutes with her son, after being rescued by Minato. With his wife dying, Minato had to make a very difficult choice – stay and protect his family, or risk his life in a fight he couldn’t possibly win, his death meaning that his son would be left an orphan from his very birth. At this moment we can truly understand why Minato was praised as the greatest Hokage in the village – in an impossible situation he acted selflessly and completed the duty he was chosen for.
Minato and Kushina have already made their appearances, the only other person that has left a part of himself inside Naruto is Itachi. We saw him holding baby Sasuke at the end of this chapter, from what we know, the events,which will be shown in the next couple of chapters are the reason why Itachi hated war and was forced to kill his clan. Hopefully Itachi will also show up in Naruto’s mind to clear up and finalize the story of the past.
Oh, also, Bob’s zombie will be back next week to write the summary, so don’t get depressed.