Naruto is one of the most frustrating and at the same time enjoyable Mangas I’ve ever read; frustrating because of its weak lead character, Naruto, and enjoyable because of its amazing storyline, character development and battles. I didn’t know where to start on this one. As you all know Pein-sama is fighting Jiraya so naturally I must talk about that but the same time Sasuke-Deidara fight was wonderful and I really want to talk about that one as well. Having that in mind, writing about that would require me to delete the Pein-Jiraya part since both have huge materials; so what do we do?
Sorry Deidara but I’ll have to go with your boss in this one!
Introductions are such pain in the ass. So I’ll do it my way. You know Pein and Jiraya? Yes? So let’s get in the chapters without me writing character bios! This review will cover chapters 365-379; almost 15 chapters.
As you all should know by now, I love falmes, flame-wars, flame-traps…Basically anything flamish so don’t hesitate to write about pretty much whatever you like in Naruto world in here ^___^
By the way, due to some tragic events, my highest quality scans are not in English! It is really hard to find a HQ Manga chapter that does not require membership to download them. In any case, let’s get to pein sama!
The first chapter starts after the Deidara Sasuke fight. Sasuke is injured and as you well know based on the logic of “bandage heals everything”, he is ready to start another fight by simply sleeping for a short time…
Anyway, Naruto is on the quest for Sasuke’s
ass, to find him and bring him home. Sometimes I really wonder is Sasuke deserves a friend like Naruto. Naruto, as usual, uses one of the only three Jutsus he knows; his shadow clone to find Sasuke. However, it seems someone is in his way; Itachi.
Before we go further it is time to evaluate Naruto’s strength. Arguably a source of great controversy and a never ending battle between Naruto fans, his strength has never been defined clearly in the Manga. After the supposedly 2.5 years of training under one of the best ninja’s out there, having a 9 tails beast inside, being the leading characters in the Manga(Manga is named Naruto for a reason!), you would think he has some type of especial power, that he is ready to face his enemies, that he does not rush to enemies like a retard, that he can prove himself. But NO! Not yet for some goddamn annoying reasons which are not clear to me. I seriously don’t get this logic. Why on earth should he be so goddamn weak? No speed, no battle plan, no especial Jutsu; Nothing. He completed (read advanced) a jutsu his father made in the first place. I want to see something that distinguishes him from the rest. His 9 tail beast was surpassed by Sasuke, his speed has been surpassed by almost everyone and his plans, well such thing don’t exist.
Now, after all that how is he going to fight Itachi? He sure should have some kind of a plan, right? He trained with Kakashi too. He should at least make Itachi move, make him a little surprised, right…RIGHT?
Ah well, itachi is too powerful for him, I understand. What about Sasuke? He can at least make some new moves right? I mean he trained for this day, he can at least make him stop for a moment, right?
Ah fuck. I give up.
Uchiha Madara and Yondaime
When I first saw this picture, I laughed so hard I nearly fell off my chair! “Who would think of such things?”(a quote form C&C!) He even ordered pain! Since the Sasuke-naruto’s first encounter after time skip, I always wondered who this Madara guy was. In this chapter, one of the greatest mysteries in Naruto was solved, and then comes the second one; Pein is revealed and yet another one! Naruto’s father is also revealed!! Is there any mystery left in this Manga? Does Kishimoto really want to finish this as soon as possible?!
Since the very first chapter that introduced Yondaime, I wanted him to be somehow related to Naruto. He looked cool, badass, intelligent, brave and powerful, and well, basically everything his son is not! (Poor Naruto I’m really picking on him today!)
Side note, did Tsunade threw up because of the alcohol or is she pregnant? I’m probably thinking too deep!
God of War
Left: Your growth has indeed been stunted
Right: You’re as clumsy as ever.
And here Ladies and Gentlemen, comes my favorite character of this entire Manga, Pain/Nagato; the ultimate villain. He looks cool, his position is cool, the girl that accompanies her looks good, his hair style is cool(!) and above else he is the leader of Akatsuki. He orders Itachi around! That alone says a lot.
How can a child so innocent with such a great ideology (protecting his friends at all costs) suddenly turn evil? What happened to Yahiko, how did Konan transformed? We have to wait for those answers. But first lets talk about Nagato’s eyes; the ripple like pattern. It is said that among the three great eye techniques, those eyes are the greatest. But can they really surpass sharingan?
They created everything in the first place so they should! That being the case, why does Pain get his orders from Tobi then?? What the hell does this eye do anyway?
The last battle
Pein is just amazing; I really REALLY love him! Having said that these last few chapters hasn’t really shown us anything great about him. Yes he does summon big ass monsters, but that’s pretty much it. The only impressing thing so far has been the human summons, the same as Orichimaru. Do you get my point? Nothing especial for Pain as of yet. He is THE greatest ninja so please give us something extraordinary not just some half ass “he is great” speech by Tsunade. You see, that’s the problem I have with Naruto as well. There is only talk about his ability yet in reality he sucks. I want to see action not preach, for that I’ll go to church not the Manga. It seems the next chapter will be Pein-sama’s revenge, better yet pein-sama’s awakening; whatever you call it. I Want Him To Kick Ass No Matter Who His Opponent Is.
Overall, the recent chapters have been some of the best I’ve seen in Naruto! I hope the Manga continues this amazing style.
Btw, did anybody else notice this, Pain’s ring was on his right thumb but here it is on his left! What the hell…?!
It was originaly on the Right:
I tried really hard not to talk about details because doing so would make this really long and you know it, people don’t read long posts! I didn’t talk about Naruto’s mother being from the same country as Pein, Itachi Sasuke encounter, the softness in Jiraya when it came to torture, Jiraya’s especial Jutsu(which was pretty cool btw) and everything before these chapters! So feel free to talk about these as much as you like.
Do you think Pein-sama is going to win? Do you hate sasuke? Do you think Sakura is as useless as French
Army in WWII? Do you think Naruto will ever grow as strong as his father? Do you think Assassin’s Creed is a piece of shit?!
Well, let us know what you think about Naruto. Let the conversation start \m/ d(-_-)b \m/
Btw, the artist of the nice Pain portrait is “Dynamic Dragon” from Mangahelpers.