With the pace the Naruto series has been going, it lost some of that excitement and unpredictability that the Naruto series was so well known for. We were left with a main character that can only perform one Jutsu who has a crush on Sasuke who has a mental problem and enjoys people telling him what to do, and an antagonist that quite literally came out of the ass of Kishimoto, i.e Obito/Tobi. The main thing is that we keep on getting an ass pull after ass pull from Kishimoto, that if I were to list them we can stay here for years. But behold, Kishi actually takes his head out of his ass and gives us something that’s worthy to be called a Naruto chapter. “The Ones that Know Everything” are finally revealed and it is done none other than the original slithery badazz SOB Snake Boy, Orochimaru. Whether you love him or hate him, Orochimaru has finally put the bad in badazz back in the line of villains.
I do not like talking about Sasuke because I cannot make my mind on whether I should like or hate him. He is by far the most confusing character in the Naruto series. One minute he is killing people left and right, then the next minute he is “Sentimental?” I call this a BS move from Kishi to try to slowly make us feel resentful and sympathetic towards Sasuke. Slowly but surely I have the feeling that Kishi is setting Sasuke up to come back to being a “Good Boy.” Sasuke equals a lot of things that are not good for me to talk about, but Sasuke has the potential to become such an iconic figure if he has not already become one and I do not think that him turning into the good side will do that. In my opinion Kishi needs to decided whether he should make Sasuke a complete villain or an antihero. I think that in the near future Sasuke will realize where his heart truly lies and does something so dramatic that we might shed a tear and drop our hats for him.
The Unsealing of the Shinigami Seal
Another ass pull from yours truly, Mashimoto Kishimoto, but at least he made sense of it. We all know that this series has been lacking consistency ever since the time skip. But I am not here to talk about all the flaws of Naruto, Kishi does that himself. While this unsealing of the Shinigami Seal is a cheap way to bring back historical figures, Kishi does it in a big bang, bring back not one or two but all of the Hokages. An interesting fact is that this is the second time that the 1st and 2nd Hokages are brought back to life. There is one similar manga/anime that a character came back to life a second time, and this caused the series to lose its originality. Dragonball Z anyone? Well I certain hope that it is not the case with Naruto, because as much as I hate the idea of Kishi constantly relying on dead people to make his series better, bring back these four beast is epic.
The possibilities are endless of how this might play out. Orochimaru might decide that it is time to steal Sasuke boy’s body and take over the world with four badazz Hokage. Sasuke might decide that he wants to absorb the Hokages powers, which I do not want that to happen, and if it does, I will quit reading this manga. Heck Suigestu might decide that he should be the one to control the Hokages. But what I really want to happen other than to hear what is truly going on from the horse’s mouth, is that either one of the Hokages somehow breaks from the will of Orochimaru. Madara and Itachi did it, so why cannot the 1st who is stronger than Madara do it, or the 2nd who is the create of the Edo Tensei technique, the third who was known for knowing all of Jutsu in the Hidden Leaf past or present, or even the 4th a master in seals himself. Either way this conversation is going to be historic and I cannot wait to see how it will play out.
The Slithery Snake
This chapter has Orochimaru written all over it. Like I have been saying for a long time, the only true villain of the series is Orochimaru, he is the fundamental necessity for a villain. His goals and ambitions are unattainable, his sadistic slithery smile gives him that distinctive look and feel, to creep the hell out of us. What Orochimaru just did in this chapter is what Tobi has been trying and failing to do, make us fear him from his fiendish way, but with all that being said some of us actually cheer for him. I know I do. I know that he is evil and barbaric but he is the most solid villain in this series. Tobi is just a confused person who is slowly being suede into becoming good by Naruto. Sasuke is far more confused than Tobi who is easily manipulated by people and can be taking advantage of. Madara is too badazz to being the main villain. So that leaves out Orochimaru who has that spark to bring the bad into this series. Even know we still do not know the true goal of Orochimaru. Ever other villain so far with a few exceptions, have revealed their goals: Tobi from the beginning revealed what his goal is as did Madara, Pain/Nagoto from the beginning wanted to create a better world even though done in a negative way. My point is that all these villains, we know what they want, but Orochimaru we do not know what he truly wants and that makes him even more suspenseful, he is very unpredictable of what he’ll do next. He did not need a mask and hide his identity to keep us interested, he does not need to be Madara to make up interested, he does not need to be Sasuke (well he wants to be Sasuke or more like in him, well that came out wrong), but Orochimaru is quite original and entertain that finally brought back the spark into this series. I am looking forward to see what Slithery tricks he has for us.
- 1st Hokage: Considered the strongest Shinobi in history only surpassed by the Sage. Unfortunately he is not Uchiha so he wont get a spot light.
- 2nd Hokage: For some one who is such a badazz looking dude, he barely gets any screen time, and he is not a Uchiha so thats even worst in Kishimoto’s book.
- 3rd Hokage: Considered the Professor and master of all Jutsu in the Hidden Leaf, sadly he lost to snake boy due to age and care.
- 4th Hokage: Nothing bad can be said about him. He is so badazz that when he takes a dump rainbows form.
- There are way to many coincidence happening in this series. It is coincidental that Tobi was buried right above Madara’s hideout. It is coincidental that Suigestu finds that scroll out of all things in that room. hmmm
- The laws of Ninjustu that were set up from the beginning no longer apply to anything, from now on anything can happen, because Kishi will come up with a ridicules explanation.
- Kishi better not go back to the battle and stay on the resent plot,
- Orochimaru only used the unsealing to only allow his hands to be set free and the four Hokages to be set free. I do not think that the Nine Tails chakra will be set free.
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