Oct 26, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 383

I find this episode quite amusing for one simple reason; the five Kage showed up after being absent for quite some time. They showed up and turned out to be quite useless, but that was to be expected. The five of them couldn’t do a damned thing against Madara, so what chance do they have against Obito and the Ten Tails?

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 383 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.12_[2014.10.25_23.49.24]The big chiefs show up and the new generation has to clean up their mess once again. Isn’t that how it’s always been? They manage things and at one point things south, at which point the new generation gets to take over and do the dirty work. That’ll end with Naruto if all goes as he planned. He’s certainly doing his best to ensure that all of his friends live to see that day.

Is it annoying that Obito withstood that combined attack from Naruto and Sasuke? Yes. Is it even more annoying that they’re both nearly rendered incapable of fighting any further? Definitely. But what will take the cake is how Naruto will gain yet another boost in power (probably his 11.209th boost). That much is certain.

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Oct 19, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 382

Here we go again. I hate it how things continue to go back and forth here. At one point Naruto’s strong and confident, the other he’s weak and helpless. That’ll be over soon enough though. I think the series will end after the winter.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 382 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.29_[2014.10.18_22.57.59]It annoyed me a little how confident Sasuke was when he materialized Sasano’o. Only last week did he look upon Naruto’s power with a disturbed look on his face. Now he thinks he can stand beside him as his superior even though he’s using Juugo’s cursed seal powers because he himself can’t use nature energy. Cocky fool. I really do hope he dies in the manga. I hope that from the bottom of my heart.

Other than the fact that I have always disliked Sasuke, I think that Naruto will always come out on top. He has the kind of personality that is always looking for answers in order to save himself and his friends. He and he alone can get through to Obito and stop him from enslaving everyone. Sasuke just adds oil onto the fire.

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Oct 11, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 381

It has been announced that the Naruto manga will end in five weeks. I am guessing that there won’t be any more fillers at this point and that the anime will end with the 400th episode. This is just a guess. Those companies like round numbers, so yeah.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 381 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.03_[2014.10.10_23.00.48]So Naruto’s plan ended up working and Obito found himself in a position where he thought he needed to use the Infinite Tsukuyomi, a Jutsu that will supposedly enslave everyone with a powerful Genjutsu, a little bit earlier than planned. It just goes to show how much Naruto and the others are pressuring him. It’s those two (three if you count that annoying Zetsu) against an army of powerful Shinobi, including several Kage’s. It won’t be long now before the other Kage’s show up to re-join the battle as well, making it even harder for Obito and Madara to move.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 381 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.25_[2014.10.10_23.01.26]I loved the part where Sasuke witnessed Naruto’s progress. He was annoyed by how much Chakra Naruto has nowadays and how well he can control it all. That’s just what happens when you’ve got friends that would die for you. Sasuke has lost all that along the way because of his desire to take revenge.

They might throw in a few flashback scenes to lengthen it all out a bit in order to properly reach the 400th episode, but I am not bothered. In fact, I wouldn’t at all be surprised if they actually threw in a few fillers to milk out a bit more money in the end. After all, the Naruto series (and movies) have been money making machines since ’99.

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Oct 5, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 380

Ugh… I feel terrible today. I just want to go to bed and end the day. Good thing this episode turned out pretty good, otherwise my day would’ve been even worse. That’s how it is. Enough with the comedy. Its action time.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 380 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.12_[2014.10.04_23.01.12]To keep things simple and short: Naruto had one of those rare moments of his where an idea just springs into his head. He decided to ‘talk’ to the Nine Tails’ other half inside his father’s body by bumping fists. Since everyone still had a bit of Naruto’s Nine Tail Chakra mix inside them, however little it may have been, it allowed for Naruto and Naruto’s father to teleport everyone outside that barrier so that they wouldn’t get caught up in the blast. For Naruto to have good ideas is rare, but for him to have ideas that actually turn out great is just… Wow. I hope the world finally noticed that he is more than just an idiot.

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Sep 28, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 379

This episode actually made me thing about whether or not Sasuke is capable of using Sage Art abilities. The manga is far ahead so I can’t remember, but I am pretty sure he can’t. I can’t remember anyone ever teaching him any of that.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 379 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.59_[2014.09.27_23.22.56]Anyway, Obito became host to the Ten Tails and is giving everyone a run for their money. All of the Kages have been revived using the Edo Tensei, giving them immortal bodies. Having those bodies is quite the advantage, but not against Obito, seeing as his attacks render their bodies useless. He destroys parts of their revived bodies and they won’t regenerate. No more second chances for them.

They can’t even use regular Justsu anymore. Obito can only be touched by Sage Justsu now, which pretty much puts Naruto in the spotlight, seeing as he’s been thoroughly trained in the Sage Arts. Yes… Good times are ahead. I’ll just end this post by seeing that Obito would have been long dead if Itachi were still alive. Enough said.

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Sep 21, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 378

Why push in a double feature filler? You won the manga a week to get ahead, which isn’t nearly worth all the effort, especially since there have been rumours going around about the manga finishing up its final arc, thereby ending the Naruto series after many, many years.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 378 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.01_[2014.09.20_23.44.21]So Obito became the host for the Ten Tails, hmm? Fine. I don’t agree with it, but it’s better than watching a nonsense filler that pretty much takes us back many months and shows us crap that we’ve either already seen or something that we don’t need to see. Nevertheless, Obito should never have been able to become its host since the Ten Tails isn’t actually complete. The Eight Tails and the Nine Tails have yet to be absorbed by it. Only small chunks of Chakra have been absorbed, which shouldn’t have made the Ten Tails complete, because by that logic the Ten Tails could’ve been formed without extracting any of the Tailed beasts from their hosts. Just steal a little Chakra and that would’ve been it, right?

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 378 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.38_[2014.09.20_23.45.15]Anyway, we are back to the same point where we always land when something new happens; we get an overpowering enemy that suddenly gains a power boost. Yes, Naruto can control more and more of the Nine Tails’ Chakra now, but it’s useless against an opponent like that. It is no surprise that Naruto, too, will get a power boost in the end in order to level things a bit.

Haven’t you realized that that’s pretty much it in the Naruto series? It always revolves around that system. A strong enemies shows up, the main (and supporting) characters aren’t strong enough so they become stronger in order to defeat the enemy, after which a new, stronger enemy appears and the whole process just starts all over again. That is one of the things that makes this show extremely predictable at times.

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Sep 7, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 375

Okay, just going to quickly write this post and get back to my girl. She has been annoying me all day. Apparently I spend too much time gardening, watching anime or working on my blog. The sad part is that she’s new here. By new I mean just a couple of weeks. To think this kind of argument came up this soon…

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 375 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.16_[2014.09.06_22.41.11]Anyway, the mayhem continues as everyone is fighting someone. Team Seven is still working on the Ten Tails, Kakashi is fighting (very well) against Obito and Madara got so tired of waiting that he just decided to go through with this plan. I guess he really didn’t want to waste his time by fighting one of the First Hokage’s wood clones.

Did Madara’s plan fail? Of course not. He has been working on it for years. Something as simple as that could never stop Madara from fulfilling his mission. He just used Obito (through Black Zetsu) as the pawn that he is and made him the Ten Tails’ host. I wish I could say that I would love to see the result next week, but I think we can expect more fillers if I am to believe next week’s preview.

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Aug 31, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 374

Now this is an episode worth watching! It’s too bad that I have to cut the post short. I have been getting dizzy spells all day and all I want to do right now is finish this post and go to bed. I suppose we all have our bad days.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 374 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.57_[2014.08.30_23.03.33]So team seven, Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura, have all used their Summoning Jutsu in order to call forth their friends. I still think that Naruto’s toads beat Sasuke’s snakes and pretty much everything else beats Sakura’s slugs. I’m not at all a fan of slugs. It was kind of fun to see how Gamakichi has grown. I still remember the small, cocky Gamakichi and his fat, yellow brother. He’s grown into quite the badass now.

I’m looking forward to seeing more of their “Three-way deadlock”, but I also want to see all the Kage’s back in action after Tsunade is done healing them. I bet that Tsunade wouldn’t mind seeing her grandfather again. Besides, they can use all the help that they can get with Madara still on the loose (not to mention the Ten Tails and Tobi).

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