Both the Naruto and One Piece recent chapters were about progressing the story and plot. However, this Naruto chapter was not as informative and it did not move the story as did the One Piece chapter. It is not fair to put Kishi and Oda in the same conversation when it comes to story telling because Oda is in his own league when it comes to that. But both of these chapter had the same concept which is to progress the story.
Naruto Chapter 650
Nothing really to take from this chapter other than to just sit back and enjoy the ride that Kishi takes us on. While in my opinion I think that Kishi is just repeating himself with the whole idea of Naruto getting through to Obito. We all know that Naruto has gotten to Obito through his “Talk-No-Jutsu” but Obito does not want to admit it. But before we get to all that let me touch on the Kages and other people. So the Kages are the support team now, the second is using his power to get people out of danger while Tsunade and sakura use their Summoning to heal the injured. As to why they need to do this since most of the incompetent Ninja are just that incompetent, basically being there just so we can see nameless Ninja get killed. Like the First Hokage said when he first got to the battle field “All the useless Ninja leave the area” not exactly word for word, but he basically said that. Oh and did you guys catch that Samurai guy I forgot his name, and I am not going to invest my time looking him up, just to prove that right now all other characters are practically meaningless for the story other than Naruto, Sasuke, Kakashi, the Kages, Orochi, and a hand-full of other characters. When I saw that Samurai guy, my reaction was “Oh crap that guy is still alive, and was he here the whole time?” Of course, he was in the war, he arrived when the Ten-Tails was just growing, and his name is Mifune by the way. Nonetheless, the chapter was enjoyable to an extent and while it was not much to take from other than the fact that Naruto is the beacon of hope for everyone, and you could clearly see that he has an effect even on Sasuke because Sasuke only stood up after seeing Naruto do so. Another thing to take note of is that it seems that Jugo must be close to Sasuke in order for him to transfer is chakra. Well, like I said not much to take but other than to enjoy it and wait for next week and see if Kishi can spark that fire in us, like he used to do so many times.
One Piece Chapter 724
Like I said in the Naruto chapter review, not much to take from this weeks One Piece chapter other than to sit back and enjoy the wild story Oda takes us on. As I said last week, the fight between Sanji and Doflamingo was cut short. However, Sanji could be a handful even for a Shichibukai, though Doflamingo was too much even for Sanji. Unlike Law and Luffy, Zoro and Sanji depend entirely on their power as humans without a devil fruit. Can you imaging how powerful Sanji or Zoro would be if they got a Devil Fruit ability? The scale would be immensely turned upside down if that happens, and I am going to say it but Sanji and Zoro are on the level of a Shichibukai. And if they are as powerful as they are entirely because of their superhuman power than adding a Devil Fruit ability to them would make them too powerful. And like I said last week, Law did break up the fight. What makes this chapter so interesting or the whole arc so interesting is that almost every chapter has a really powerful cliffhanger. Look at last week, when Sanji came to the rescue, I was fiending for the next chapter to find out what happened and I was not disappointed while I wanted Sanji to beat Doflamingo, it would not make sense including the idea that Doflamingo is the ultimate villain in this arc, and usually Luffy is the one that fights that guy.
What caught my attention the most is like all of you, the cliffhanger where Law ends his alliance with the Strawhats and teases about his vengeance agenda he started 13 years ago. As to what happened, like you, I have no clue, but I would say that it involved Doflamingo either killing Law’s close friend or family or Doflamingo betrayed Law. Either way, this thickens the plot, and we as the audience want more of One Piece chapters, at least I do. I am sorry I did not touch up on a lot of themes and theories on this week, like I have been saying I enjoyed this weeks chapters that I am not thinking too much about them other than to enjoy reading my manga for the week.