Hallo~ To all who remember me – I’ve returned from the afterlife. To those who do not know who I am – I was here when it all started in 2008 and then died in 2010, and then resurrected last week.
This is now the third chapter that features the reunion of Team 7 (here – the work “reunion” means where they are working together – not one a**hole trying to kill the other two). Otherwise, I’m personally loving the new Team 7.
While the chapter begins with Team 7 back to back, right after Sakura is saved (yet again) by Naruto and Sasuke. However, they use this opportunity to assess each other’s growth in skill. Even Minato comments on his son’s improvement as well. The main concern of the chapter is annihilating the Ten Tail mini-clones in order to get at the Ten-Tails – very repetitive and reminiscent of the White Zetsus….
Essentially – the rest of the chapter is focused on the growth of the Rookie Nine (Team 7, 8 and 10) – now finally present and working together for the first time since the Chunin Exams. (Though honestly, I like it when the whole gang is there – including Team Gai and the Sand Siblings).
Kiba – Kiba’s skill seems only to have increased by simply adding more heads to Akamaru. To be honest, there’s a lot Kishi could do with Kiba/Akamaru Jutsus, but apparently he’s so busy making everyone come back from the dead that he forgot about Kiba….
Hinata – Filled with love fire from Naruto and the memory of her recently deceased genius cousin – Hinata is now apparently invincible due to all this love power…..
Shino – This guy would win every battle just by grossing out his opponents. I found Ino’s reaction to be a mirror image of mine….
Team 10 seems to have upgraded their InoShikaCho Formation to become a single sentient being where Ino is the brain and eyes, Shikamaru is the muscle reaction and Chouji is the ball on the chain aka weapon.
The deaths of Shikamaru and Ino’s fathers are now the motivation they need in order to be super bada**es.
TEAM 7 – The New Sannin….and Sai
First, let’s start off with poor Sai….. Poor guy has been kicked into the dust ever since Sasuke’s return from his fall from grace. Looks like Sai’s trying to get back in the limelight or remind everyone that he is a Team 7 member.
He basically says logistical stuff about attacking the Ten-Tails, getting an opening, healing the wounded, etc….
And then Sasuke, Naruto and Sakura tell him to STFU!!!!!!!! and subsequently go into Neo-Sannin mode.
All three having mastered and surpassed their previous teachers – I think it is fitting to call them the Neo-Sannins and am expecting Kishi to have everyone in the Naruverse call them that as well.
Sasuke killed and then resurrected his former master – enough said. Naruto perfected Sage Mode when Jirayia couldn’t. Sakura’s chakra control is greater than Tsunade’s. And all three have made pacts with their teachers’ animal summons. Pretty awesome, if you ask me.
Also pretty bias – it seems that unless you’re taught by someone from the Hashirama Senju – Tobirama Senju – Hiruzen Sarutobi – Jirayai – Tsunade – Orochimaru – Minato Namikaze – Kakashi Hatake – Obito Uchiha Super Lineage Line – you don’t get to be awesome in the Naruverse….
Rock Lee and TenTen are absent from all of this as they are probably still grieving over the loss of Neji (just as I still am…. *cries in the corner*).
I hope you all have a great rest of the week until the next fun-filled, action-packed, Team 7-loving chapter comes out next week!