Heh, I bet a lot of you that don’t read the manga didn’t see this one coming, huh? I can’t blame you. I read the manga as soon as it comes out (because I have to, I’m a die-hard geek) and I still pretended as though I didn’t see it coming. Just because I can.
So Sasuke has once again made up his mind. I cannot begin to count the amount of times where he made the wrong decision and had to revise it in order to minimize the damage it’s done. I’m fairly certain that this is one of those mistakes, and quite possibly a big one, too. Nothing happened in the manga, but I can see it coming alright.
Maybe it’s because I haven’t seen him in a while or maybe he just is, but that Suigetsu is one annoying character. He never shuts up, acts as though he’s a high school girl and has a mouth so big that he makes Kanye West look timid. I seriously don’t like that idiot. Please make some unknown character kill him already.
Anyway, Orochimaru is back. Sasuke found a way to bring him back by using Anko’s curse mark to draw him out. I still find it difficult to understand, but, provided I’m right about this, this is just another one of Orochimaru’s ‘parts’. He somehow duplicated himself by using the curse marks. I’m probably half-right or completely wrong about this, but that’s how I saw it.
There is really only one question that’s haunting me right now. How many more episodes until we get another sh*tload of fillers? These past few episodes have been great and I cannot help but feel as though that’s about to change since the anime is catching up to the manga quite fast. I’m just going enjoy it for the time being.Read More
Another great episode!? I have a very bad feeling about this. We’ve been having so many great episodes lately that we’re bound to get lots and lots of fillers soon. Don’t be surprised when we have to wait two or three months.
This certainly was a very emotional episode. The god that’s known to most of you as Itachi has performed what most can only describe as a miracle. He stopped Kabuto’s forbidden Jutsu, the Edo Tensei. Everyone was finally set free and ready to return to the afterlife. It’s really time for final goodbyes. It wasn’t easy to see Itachi go, he was by far my most favourite character on the show, but it’s for the best. His final moments are bound to set Sasuke back on the right path after having lived most of his life with only one goal; revenge. Time to get rid of all that hate, although it suits him quite nicely.
I’ll be sure not to spoil anything for those that read the manga, but let’s just say that the real fight is about to begin. Madara is unaffected by Itachi’s effort to stop Kabuto’s Jutsu. He just resigned the contract and obtained, from what I understood, an even better body. He now has an immortal body with infinite Chakra. How the hell do you beat someone like that? He was hard enough to beat without adding more oil to the fire, and the fact that Kabuto made him even stronger by giving him the Rinnegan does not help whatsoever. It’ll truly be an amazing battle to see Madara fight against the five Kage’s, especially since their morale is dropping rapidly now that Madara keeps getting stronger.Read More
Yet another great episode! This is too good to be true. You don’t often get this many great episodes in a row… I have a bad feeling about this. Don’t be surprised if starting next week we’ll have to endure a couple of fillers.
I must admit that I still get annoyed whenever I see Madara. I’m amazed and annoyed by him at the same time. How can it be that one character can be this overpowering? The five Kages still are no match for him. How is that even remotely possible? The Kages are supposed to be the village’s strongest Shinobi, yet all five of them can’t do a thing about Madara.
That brings me to the next topic: Hashirama Senju, the first Hokage that established the Hidden Leaf village with Madara, Tsunade’s grandfather and quite possibly also the first person to possess the ability to use Wood Style Jutsu. He was the one that defeated Madara. I cannot begin to imagine the kind of abilities that he has that enable him to do such a thing.
The only thing wrong about this episode is that Itachi is probably gone for good this time. I can’t see him being resurrected again. Why would they? Itachi lived a horrible life in order to ensure the safety of this village and his little brother, Sasuke. Knowing that Danzo is dead was the only thing that managed to put a smile on my face.
Mind you, that scene where Itachi was about to kill his own parents was really heavy. To hear his parents say that they love him and that they’re proud of him, even though they knew that their own son was about to take their lives, was absolutely tragic. I don’t care what any Naruto geek says, Itachi always was and always will be the greatest character on this show.Read More
Amazing… Superb and devastatingly sad at the same time… Naruto shippuuden could really use a few more episodes like these. Too bad that this was probably the last episode with Itachi in it. He’s probably gone forever now…
These episodes are the best. You learn so much about the Naruto universe thanks to these episodes. I always wanted to know about the Uchiha, Uzumaki and the Senju clan. Those three clans are by far the most interesting of all the other clans. Learning more about either one of these clans always puts a smile on my face.
The hardest part about this episode was knowing that Itachi was going back to the world of the dead. I’m pretty sure that it’s hardest on Sasuke, seeing as he’s the only that killed him, his own brother, before he could learn the truth about his brother. That would be enough to turn any man into a bitter, hate-filled monster.
I’m just glad that Itachi gave us a history lesson about the Uchiha clan. It seems that back in the day, if my eyes didn’t deceive me, a lot of Shinobi from the Uchiha clan possessed the Mangekyou Sharingan. Obtaining that is supposed to be extremely difficult and not everyone can do it, yet a lot of them had it. They used that power to their advantage, casting Izanagi to alter reality in order to become the strongest in the Uchiha clan. That’s when a female member of the Uchiha clan supposedly came up with Izanami in order to counter the Izanagi and bring the Uchiha clan back on track. Truly a magnificent story. I would love to know more about this!Read More
Great episode! The start had me worried there for a minute. I thought we were going to make yet another drive in Kabuto’s past, which is something I honestly don’t care for. He’s a B character with a semi-interesting story that’s worth about half an episode (at most).
I was kind of surprised to see some old faces (so to speak). I had completely forgotten that Kabuto absorbed certain characters into his body in order to acquire their Jutsu. Orochimaru was amongst them, and that’s the one character we need to look at right now. But that’s still in the future and I’m not a big fan of spoilers.
I have waited so long to see the fight between Kabuto and the Uchiha brothers. I’m extremely happy now that it’s actually here, but I’m also quite nervous because it was over pretty fast in the manga. I’m kind of hoping to see a bit more Itachi-related action, seeing as I’m a huge fan of that particular character. He’s number one for all I care!
This episode focussed primarily on one of the Uchiha’s most powerful Genjutsu. We all know about Izanagi, a Justsu that somehow bends reality to its user’s will. This episode focusses on Itachi and his use of Izanami, a Jutsu that affects its target through physical sensations shared between the target and the user.
Izanagi is known to alter one’s destiny, but Izanami is the Jutsu that helps one decide destiny. It causes the user, just like with the Izanagi, to lose one eye permanently. This is no problem in Itachi’s case. Let’s not forget that he’s already dead. I’m just really curious about what’s to come. I cannot wait to see Kabuto on his knees as he looks up to a much greater opponent. Itachi equals god, don’t you dare forget that.Read More
I’m about an hour behind today, but hey… it’s Friday night! I had stuff that I wanted to do. Besides, I’m not very eager to write this particular post. Let us just say that this week’s episode didn’t really get my blood boiling.
The nice thing about characters is that most of them have their own story, you know? I’m always up to learn a bit more about interesting characters. Yes, interesting characters will always have my attention. Learning more about Kabuto was like watching one of those stories that you’ve already seen and heard a thousand times.
Kabuto was an orphan and he had nobody. He came to love a select few people that cared for him, but still ended up in the hands of bad people in order to do their dirty work. He was used, people he cared about disappeared and later he was tossed aside like a used up rag. It’s no wonder that he ended up like this, but that dramatic past of his doesn’t make him an interesting character. It’s such a cliché story.Read More
This episode definitely wasn’t worth the two week wait. There was no episode last week. I started thinking that there might be two episodes this week, probably because something big was about to happen, but I got this rather disappointing episode instead.
Quite frankly, things haven’t really progressed much this week. Kabuto is still overconfident and cocky about his newfound power and thinks that he can take on the world with the help of his puppets. He thinks that he went from being human, to being a snake, only to end up as a dragon. It is no exaggeration to say that he has lost in mind. He is up against two of the strongest Shinobi that originated from the Uchiha clan. They both have the Mangekyou Sharingan and they can both control Susano’o. Itachi alone should be able to take care of that guy.
The only good thing episode this episode is that they showed us a little bit of Kabuto’s past. It’s no wonder that he grew up to be a psychopath that hungers for power or a place that he can call home. People have been using him ever since he was a little boy, making him do things that only benefitted people other than himself.
Danzou really destroyed a lot of lives. He, in his pursuit for power, killed, stole and lied in order to become Hokage one day. All he really did was create more and more enemies, some of which are now trying to destroy the Hidden Leaf Village along with the rest of the world. That doesn’t excuse Kabuto’s actions though. He needs to die.Read More
Oh yeah, this is the stuff. This is what I’ve been looking forward to for some time now. Everything is going to be just fine if they keep following the manga. So far so good.
The battle between the two broken brothers and Kabuto has finally started. It was quite funny how Sasuke is being made to look a child. He’s answer his brother with “nee-san” again, talks in a low tone and he actually seems to listen to him again. Who knows, maybe his eyes will start sparking as well?
Those two brothers and their visual prowess make a good team. It’s not going to be easy for Kabuto to deal with two Uchiha warriors that are capable of using Susano’o. You can’t look into their eyes, you can’t get too close and you can’t stand still for too long thanks to Sasuke’s long-ranged attack. That’s one tough tag team.
That being said; Kabuto is changed man. He has seen things, he has learned things. He achieved something that even his old master, Orochimaru, couldn’t achieve. He is now a Sage, too. The snake elder, which was still a snake, thought him how to use Nature Energy, thereby boosting his powers significantly. He, too, is now able to sense Chakra a lot better now that he’s a Sage. Hell, the guy even thinks that his snake does are over. He sees himself as an evolved species; a dragon. My guess is that at least one of those horns on his had pierced his brain. He has lost it, now more than ever.Read More