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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Jun 14, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 365

Woohoooo~! Another awesome episode! This was totally worth waiting for. I actually drooled a little bit. I swear. I felt the drop leave my mouth right when the fight broke loose and everyone tried to prevent the Ten Tails from attacking. Great stuff!

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 365 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.30_[2014.06.13_23.43.16]So the Ten Tails is alive and well and continues to push back the Allied Shinobi force of hundreds or even thousands of Shinobi from all sorts of clans. Yeah, Naruto is handing out a bit of the Nine Tails’ Chakra to everyone to give them a major power boost, but even that is limit. Kurama has a huge amount of Chakra, no doubt about that one, but it’s by no means infinite. He, too, has a limit. Furthermore, you could very well say that it’s currently two Tailed Beasts and an army of Shinobi versus the Ten Tails (which contains seven out of nine of the Tailed Beasts) and Madara, arguably one of the strongest Shinobi of his time.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 365 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.59_[2014.06.13_23.43.49]I also really liked that bit about how Naruto surpassed his mother and father, a Hokage, a long time ago. It made me realize once again that he really has matured. He got stronger, wiser and he even became a little bit more patient. Normally he’d attack his enemies head-on without thinking things through. I’m slowly becoming a Naruto fan, although he’ll never be my favourite character. Itachi took that spot a long time ago.

I really want to see next week’s episode right now. All four previous Hokage have been resurrected by Orochimaru in order to help them in their fight against Madara, Obito and the Ten Tails. Just thinking about it gives me goose bumps. Don’t you just want to see a tag-team fight between Naruto and his father? I know I want to!

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Jun 7, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 364

I thought that there were going to be two episodes this week since we didn’t have an episode last week. I guess not… But that’s okay! This episode was definitely worth waiting for. In fact, a lot of people have been waiting for and dreading this episode for quite some time now.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 364 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.05_[2014.06.06_23.46.26]If it’s all the same to you, I’ll just skip past the nonsense and get straight to the most important part of the episode. That’s right, Neji’s dead. I am not going to lie, guys. I loved Neji. That character was awesome and legendary. He, too, was branded as an outcast (literally) and had to go through life as some kind of an unwanted entity. He was punished because of what his father did in the past, which seems unfair, which it is, but it only ended up making the guy stronger. Seeing him die like that was pretty hard on me. He truly was one of the greatest characters on this show.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 364 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.47_[2014.06.06_23.46.42]It’s kind of unfair how overpowered these enemies always appear. I know that that’s just the way it always goes with pretty much any story. Naruto will probably (if I remember correctly) obtained a bit of power through his rage that he will use to fight Obito, Madara and the Ten Tails. Of course, a new enemy will appear in the future that’s even stronger or one of the enemies also become more powerful for some reason, after which the “good guys” also get stronger somehow. It’s a predictable circle that we cannot escape from.

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May 24, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 363

Yeah, this is pretty much what I wanted to see. It’s about time, too. No doubt that there’s a lot of people that were waiting to see the Ten Tails in action (and I am one of them). Not a big fan of what’s soon to come though.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 363 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.06_[2014.05.23_23.29.36]So the Ten Tails finally sees the light of day (figuratively speaking) and decided to haul as much ass as it possibly could. Well, at least his master(s) decided that it was time to haul as much ass as possible. No idea what the Ten Tails itself wants to do, but those powerful beams are enough to level the entire battlefield in a minute. This won’t last long though. You know how it goes when a powerful enemy appears out of nowhere; the main character(s) will suddenly find a way to get stronger quickly in order to defeat that enemy and save the day once again.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 363 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.46_[2014.05.23_23.30.00]Not that I want to continue pointing out the obvious, but I do feel that Madara is too overpowered. I’m not even that big a fan of that character. They should’ve made Itachi overpowered instead. I always saw him as this average character that appeared to be unbeatable because of his intellect and battle sense. That’s what made him a genius, I guess.

The next episode is still going to be very interesting. Madara, Obito and the Ten Tails versus hundreds (if not thousands) of Shinobi from all over the world. We’re bound to see all sorts of awesome Jutsu’s that will eventually end up in a lot of gif images. Google images, prepare yourself! A huge load is coming soon (no pun intended).

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May 17, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 362

I guess the fillers are finally over, huh? A couple of months without a decent Naruto Shippuuden episode isn’t the end of the world. I have to admit though that the last few episodes were quite entertaining. I always wanted to know a bit more about Kakashi before he met Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 362 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.24_[2014.05.16_23.27.38]There’s not a lot I want to say right now. Things just started up again and it’s kind of weird to see where things left off. Naruto and Kakashi are still fighting Obito, Madara was still playing around with everyone and the tailed beasts were getting captured one by one. Kind of strange if you, like me, read the manga. It’s like taking a lot of steps back.

Anyway, Madara seems to have a semi-completed Ten Tails and is well on his way of fulfilling his mission to enslave humanity. He still hasn’t got the Eight and Nine Tails, but he went ahead anyway after he obtained a bit of their Chakra. It’s bad enough that they have to fight against an overpowered opponent, much less a beast that’s known to be practically invincible.

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Jan 31, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 348

Okay, I’ve seen enough. The fillers have officially started and I don’t think I can be motivated sufficiently to write decent reviews. My Naruto Shippuuden reviews can only go downhill right now, and they aren’t even that good to begin with…

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 348 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.34_[2014.01.30_23.13.24]What bugs me the most about this particular episode is that they are showing things that we’ve seen already. We are already past the Nagato, Pain, Hanzo and Danzo arc. It’s been done. We know how all of those characters died and we know how they lived their lives right before they met their end. What else is there left to show?

I’ll be taking a break from Naruto Shippuuden. I’ll start writing again when the main story continues. Besides, Magi has been rescheduled and I’m planning to use Friday to post my Magi reviews. I can no longer make Tuesday when Magi airs on the same day. I’d like to be able to plan my posts a day or two ahead of time if possible.

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