Aug 24, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 373

Meh. That one word is the best way I can describe this episode. No surprise in my decision to keep this post short again. For all the Naruto fans out there; the manga is much, much better than the anime. They tend to overstuff the anime with useless recaps, you see.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 373 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.25_[2014.08.23_23.02.22]It was all going so very well… The Hokage’s were hauling ass, their barrier held the Ten Tails’ attack and for a second there it seemed as though the First Hokage was about to take on Madara, whom ended up declining because he hates the idea of fighting a clone, which I thought was rather cool. He may be an overpowered bad guy, obviously, but he does have a sense of pride.

Things soon got screwed up when Sakura ended stealing the spotlight. I never really liked Sakura. I always thought she was naïve, hypocritical and petty. I’ve always seen her as the third wheel of Team Seven. It was always Naruto or Sasuke that had to save her in the end. To think that I was watching a lot of Sakura recaps… What a damn shame.

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Aug 17, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 372

I refuse to write a lengthy post when the father-son reunion that I have been waited for was completely ruined when they introduced the element of comedy to an otherwise serious episode. It was completely out of place and not funny at all.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 372 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.23_[2014.08.16_23.24.57]The only “funny” scene that is worth mentioning was when Naruto’s father made the connection that Sakura, whom he thinks is Naruto’s girlfriend, looks a lot like Naruto’s mother, the red-headed demon that tied him down. I gave it a little smile, but that is all it got. The rest was just absolutely dreadful and hard to watch.

So the fight has finally begun. The old Hokage’s have shown up and are already hauling so much ass. They trapped the Ten Tails within a minute and there’s no doubt in my mind that the First Hokage will leave it to the rest of the Hokage’s in order to fight Madara. I’m pretty sure that that’s how it went in the manga (it’s been a very long time).

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Aug 10, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 371

I was kind of hoping that the father-son combo would show itself during this episode, but I guess I jumped the gun a bit too soon. I am getting tired of these fillers and flashback scenes though. It forces me to keep my posts short because I have little to write about.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 370 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.12_[2014.08.09_23.24.16]I won’t bore you any further with my Itachi worshipping. Most people know now that I’m a huge Itachi fan. I just wish that Sasuke would become a bit more like him. Sasuke still doesn’t know what to do and where his loyalty lies. He just goes with the flow and does whatever it is that he thinks he wants, even though he’s usually being manipulated by someone.

Next episode should definitely be the one where the Hokage’s jump in to help fight Obito, Madara and the continuously evolving Ten Tails. Naruto needs it now that he is running on fumes. He needs time to recharge so that he can fight alongside his father to take on those three overpowered characters. That will definitely become a battle to remember.

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Aug 3, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 370

This episode should’ve wrapped up the flashback scenes for now. I hope the next episode is the one that I’ve personally been waiting for. Who wouldn’t be interested in the upcoming father and son tag team match? I know I am.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 370 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.11_[2014.08.02_23.50.06]So this episode finally wrapped up the flashbacks. Madara was killed by the first and the day was once again saved. It came to light that all of the Hokage have been a bit negligent. They meant well and thought that they had things under control, but now it seems that their past has come back to bite them in the ass.

That scene where Itachi slayed his parents, which has been shown quite a few times now, still chokes me up. Such devotion… Such determination and love for his village… The past Hokage couldn’t hold a candle to him. We’ll just have to see if they can somehow manage to set things straight after giving the current and next generation this much trouble.

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Jul 27, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 369

I think next week’s episode should be the last of the flashback episodes. I’ve seen quite enough of the First Hokage and Madara when they were younger. Madara was never really one of the characters that sparked my interest, so that’s why I sound so unmotivated.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 369 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.40_[2014.07.26_23.34.52]I have to admit that the battle between Madara and the First Hokage was definitely worth mentioning. The first actually managed to stop Madara and his Susano’o covered Tailed Beast from destroying everything. To think that the Nine Tails was that easily stopped is just madness… It took Naruto’s father a lot of trouble and two lives (his wives’ and his own) to seal away a part of the Nine Tails within himself and in his newborn son. The First just stopped him with just his Sage Mode and is putting severe pressure on Madara right now. It would seem that all the Hokage pale in comparison to that guy… Until Naruto, of course…

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Jul 12, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 368

I will keep this Naruto Shippuuden post short as well. I have a lot to do and with all these new shows airing… Yeah… My head is a mess right now. Things will return to normal in a week or two once I created a summer schedule (as I do with every new season).

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 368 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.41_[2014.07.11_23.20.45]I watched this episode and afterwards I started comparing the first Hokage with Naruto. I must admit that the first Hokage wins hands down when it comes to hardships. That man lost a lot and have to sacrifice a lot to ensure the future of his beloved village. It makes Naruto’s problems seem quite small and childish.

Naruto had a relatively bad childhood due to the fact that he played host to the Nine Tails. The other reason was his attitude. He was the class clown and always sought the attention of others. He pulled stupid pranks and got on people’s bad side. That’s why he has no friends back then. Now, of course, everyone is prepare to follow him straight into hell. Time changes everything…

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Jul 5, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 367

I honestly am not a big fan of flashback episodes. The episodes about Naruto’s parents were rare exceptions, of course, but this one was rather dull. It’s about two characters that I’m not particularly fond of. Well, I suppose the first Hokage could be considered to be a cool character, but I myself am not a huge fan.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 367 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.49_[2014.07.04_23.25.34]We went all the way back to their teenage days. It was quite surprising how bad it was back then. We are used to conflict by now after watching the Naruto series for many years now, but it seems that it was a bit worse back in the olden days. Brothers and sisters were killed, fathers sent their children into battle without a second thought and friends soon became enemies. It all sounds very exciting and eventful, but I am still not a big fan of flashback episodes. I’ll just have to endure the next few episodes and wait until all the Hokage’s set out to fight Madara.

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Jun 21, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 366

Another splendid episode! Naruto Shippuuden is on a roll. I hope this keeps up for a couple of weeks. The next two episodes are probably still going to be about all the previous Hokage, but is not a problem for me at all.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 366 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.30_[2014.06.20_22.36.22]I really enjoyed their explanation on how Itachi came to be one of the Hidden Leaf’s biggest traitors. That guy truly is a legend and will always be my number one on this show. That guy killed everyone in the Uchiha clan, including his own parents, to prevent a coupe d’état from taking place. He only spared his little brother whom he loved very much. Now that’s just awesome! I especially liked that part where the third Hokage explained to everyone that Itachi had the mentality and qualities of a Hokage ever since he was a little boy. I definitely agree with that! Itachi should’ve been Hokage instead of Tsunade.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 366 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.57_[2014.06.20_22.36.58]Anyway, it’s no secret that the second Hokage hates the Uchiha clan more than anything. He doesn’t even bother to hide his feelings when it comes to Sasuke or his clan. I’m pretty sure I saw an evil little grin when he heard that the Uchiha were pretty close to extinction. Madara, Obito and, of course, Sasuke are the only ones left for as far as we know.

This episode also made me thing about the Uzumaki clan. It has been said that the Uzumaki clan is no more… Wrong!? It lives on inside Naruto. Also, I think Karen is from the Uzumaki clan as well if I remember correctly. That clan was known for its superior Sealing Jutsu, which is why the Uzumaki clan was basically responsible for keeping the Nine Tails under control. Awesome story!

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