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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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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