Well, well what a twist of fate. Never have I thought that Kishi would have the balls to kill of possibly what could of been his best character. Neji in my opinion could of been one of the most epic character in the series, but like the Kishi we know and love, he focuses his attention solely on the precious Uchiha clan, namely Sasuke, Obito, and Madara and forgets characters that had and have so much potential. But that is another issue to discuss in a different topic and time. On a more pressing issue, the conflict between Madara and Obito is heating up and what to make of Neji’s death. Is it a masterpiece or a complete flop?
The Gloves are Off
Oh man, Obito just grew a pair this week, and in my opinion he grew a big pair. To not only back talk Madara but to tell him that he is at his ‘mercy’, now Obito is become more like the villain he was shaped to be. Sort of guy to not be trusted and he will not trust anyone, even the guy who saved and gave him everything he has in his life. But for some reason I cannot help shake this feeling that Madara is hiding something from Obito, as if he knew this would happen and everything is going according to plan, as if he planned for Obito to be this stubborn and confident in his powers. Though two things were confirmed this week: The Juubi is still growing and the more it grows the more difficult it becomes to control. In fact, there is a possibility that by the next transformation, it will be uncontrollable, making Madara and Obito in the same situation as our heroes, fighting for their lives. Nonetheless, there is no love between Madara and Obito, in fact I see one betraying the other in the future and it could be either one of them.
One of the best character in the series was a Anti-hero, best known as Zabuza, The Demon of the Hidden Mist. He was such a character that he is easily one of the most favorite with the fans. I had the same feeling with Neji when he was first introduced. I thought that Nenji would evolve into this anti-hero character, that is sort of a loner and does things his way. Not caring about anything, but in reality he wants to protect everyone. And there was a time in the beginning of the war, where Neji attacked Sakura but it turned out to be just a Zetsu clone as Neji. But I saw the potential of Neji becoming a villain. Think about it, he would of been one of the most exciting villains never before seen since Orchomaru and Itachi. In fact, he could of been like Itachi. What if Neji was working with Obito, but in secret he was a double agent for the hidden Leaf. His character could of been amplified to epicness ten-fold. But the fact of the matter is, Kishi just killed off Neji, in my opinion, it was a rushed and wasteful death.
Death is Death
I have a few things against Neji’s death, but at the same time I still think that it made the impact on us and on Naruto, which is the main goal of Kishi. To make his audience more interested into his work. My issue with Neji being killed is that it is literally out of no where and I do not mean to be a smart azz, but Neji could of blocked those Big Wood Needles with one of his techniques (I know that his palm technique couldn’t make it in time, but he has other techniques, hes a Jonin for goodness sake). But either way it is what it is and in my opinion, without the smart azz thoughts, Neji’s death has made its mark on me and on the audience because right now people are going crazy on the internet about his death. Also, the touch with the bird getting pierced by one of the needles adds more into the situation. Now this is a WAR, chaos, destruction, and death, I just did not think that Kishi would be bold enough to kill one of his coolest characters. I just hope that Kishi will not do the same thing and have everyone revived like when Pain attacked the Leaf Village.
Either way, Neji is by far on my top ten list of all time favorite and his death just brought him higher on that list, I would go as far as to say that he is higher than Sasuke in Coolness. For one reason and one reason only, Neji is sort of the cool guy that you love, he is like that guy in High School that everyone thinks he is cool and he wont take advantage of it, and that just makes him that cooler. While Sasuke is a selfish dirtbag that will take advantage of the smallest sense of attention. I know a lot of people will go against me on this but as a character Neji is ten times better than Sasuke and he is only a miner character. Now why am I given Neji so much props and attention, well the man just sacrificed himself for a friend, for someone to be willing to protect his friend out of love, and as corny as it sounds, is a cool guy, now tell me if Sasuke has the cojones to do that. It is ironic that Neji has had less screen time than other miner characters, yet he is up there in epicness. So my hat goes for Neji this week, and for Kishi for a huge surprise.
- For once can Kishi make Naruto look cool and not be a dumbazz. I mean what was he thinking asking what happened to Shikaku and the others. That they are taking a vacation to the hot springs.
- Kitsuchi is turning out to be a badazz character, hopefully he gets his time of epicness before Kishi decides to ‘off with his head’ because right now it is shaping up that no one is safe. Which is what we all wanted from the start of this war, but maybe the damage was already done, so it is not as impacting.
- So this is what we all wanted, so how is next to hit the bucket next?
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