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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Jan 25, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 346

I understood when they decided to show us more about Obito’s past. He’s a new character that plays a huge role in the story right now. It’s only natural that people would want to know more about him. Now Nagato and his two best friends are being put in the spotlight once again. We are being shown things that most of us already knew…

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 346 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.12_[2014.01.24_23.05.37]I don’t get it. Honest I don’t. I just want to get this post over with now that the flashback episodes are slowly starting to turn into fillers. I knew this would happen. Last week’s episode was semi-awesome as I saw Obito lose his mind when he witnessed the death of his closest friend. That’s something that I really wouldn’t mind watching.

But now it feels as though we’ve been set back about six to nine months before this war even began. We are seeing stuff about characters that are already dead. Characters that somehow lost their purpose a long time ago. Sure, Nagato’s eyes are still being used, but it ends there. No need to show us about their past at this point. We’re way beyond that. My hopes for the next episode are pretty low.

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Jan 18, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 345

I can actually see the fillers coming. They usually appear after a couple of flashback episodes. Still, learning a bit more about one of the more important characters is always a good thing. It helps with future episodes, too.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 345 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.00_[2014.01.17_23.35.23]There’s really not much I want to say about this episode. It was quite hectic and heavy on the mind. I’m sure there were a few people out there wondering why Obito is doing all of this. I can’t blame them. Why would anyone want to destroy the world and kill thousands (if not millions) of people and enslave those that survive thanks to the Tsuki no Me project.

It makes sense if you saw how Obito watched one of his best friends die. Rin was quite possibly the girl that he liked, and yet he watched her die at the hands of his other friend, Kakashi. That’s what it looked like. Is it really so strange that he became this psychotic fool that thinks he needs to destroy the world in order to create paradise? Not anymore it’s not…

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Jan 11, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 344

Colour me impressed. Naruto Shippuuden is still continuing its amazing run and there’s still no signs of fillers. That makes me both happy and nervous. I know that we can expect a lot of fillers soon, that much is certain. The anime is rapidly catching up to the manga, we all know what that means.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 344 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.35_[2014.01.10_23.23.07]It was kind of funny to see that Madara’s plans didn’t go quite as he has hoped. It was less funny when I started thinking about the damage he did even though his plans didn’t fully come into fulfilment (yet). The guy is so strong that he actually took out all of the Kage’s on his own without even breaking a sweat. The thought that he’s going to get stronger when he gets a body of his own is simply unthinkable. There’s no way that Naruto, Bee, Kakashi and Guy are stronger than Kage’s that Madara defeated. I certainly don’t want to see another sudden power-up. Those explanations are usually quite lousy.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 344 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.41_[2014.01.10_23.23.46]I liked the part about Obito’s past. Mainly because I got to see an old and somewhat fragile Madara. I hope they are going to explain in detail how Madara got to live so long. They already told us quite a lot a few weeks ago but it’s not nearly enough. I still haven’t heard a reasonable explanation as to how Madara got to be so old.

I’ll end things here for now. I know that the next episode is still going to be a regular episode, but it’ll be any day now that we’re going to get a few months’ worth of fillers. I just want to catch a glimpse of Naruto’s new-found power after he became friends with the Nine Tails before those fillers start. Surely that can’t be too much to ask?

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Dec 21, 2013

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 343

Oh, so we’ve finally arrived at this point in the story, huh? Well, I suppose episodes like these might give the author a bit more time to get ahead with his manga. I wouldn’t call them great but the episodes certainly are watchable.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 343 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.25_[2013.12.20_20.54.40]So they learned that Naruto’s Kamui and Tobi’s ability to disappear and reappear are somehow connected. They learned that if Kakashi used his Kamui on objects or on people that he could finally deal a blow to an almost undefeatable opponent. You can’t defeat what you can’t touch. This led to a brilliant strategy that allowed Naruto to land a critical blow, thereby revealing Tobi’s true identity to the world, although Kakashi had his suspicions from the start, I think. He must’ve known that there really was only one way for their abilities to be linked somehow. He’d be stupid if he didn’t.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 343 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.49_[2013.12.20_20.55.02]So… Obito Uchiha, huh? Kakashi’s former teammate and best friend. The guy that give one of his Sharingan to Kakashi before he supposedly died in order to help protect Rin, their beloved friend. Kakashi failed, Obito turned bitter and is planning to ‘modify’ the world to honour Rin’s memory (or perhaps bring her back).

Quite frankly, I don’t think Obito wants to bring Rin back. He would’ve learned the Edo Tensei if that’s what he wanted. He just lost his mind and thinks that he can solve the world’s problem by trying to control each and every person in the world via his ocular powers. I don’t think I have to explain that the story is about to get so much, much better. The only thing that could make it even better is Itachi’s presence, although that’s probably not going to happen ever again.

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Dec 14, 2013

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 342

Oh yeah, the big fight finally begins! And I can actually feel those fillers getting closer with every passing minute. We have seen many great episodes during the past few months, so don’t be surprised if the fillers will take up a month or two.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 342 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.13_[2013.12.13_21.21.59]It was really amusing to watch Naruto, Kakashi and Guy fight against Tobi. They couldn’t even touch him until Kakashi realized that there was something between his Kamui and Tobi’s constantly disappearing and reappearing. It is safe to say that Kakashi lucked out when he transported that Kunai when he did, because it lead him straight to the door that would help them defeat Tobi. Of course, that’s what he thinks. He does not know what that statue can do or how it will tip the balance. He’s just focussed on the fact that his Tobi’s eye and his own are somehow linked.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 342 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.00_[2013.12.13_21.22.37]It is also quite amusing that Tobi, just like Madara, is standing tall against multiple enemies. It makes you wonder if the Uchiha are simply stronger than most clans or if it’s just a coincidence that these powerful Shinobi happened to be from the Uchiha clan. Sasuke took away the Raikage’s arm, Itachi took out his entire clan as well as a few powerful characters, Madara almost took out the five Kage’s and Tobi is pushing Naruto, Kakashi and Guy back with that one Justsu alone. Obviously that’s about to change now that Naruto gained yet another power-up thanks to Kurama, the Nine Tails. Will it be enough to stop Tobi? Probably not. That statue is going to raise hell soon.

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Dec 7, 2013

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 341

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.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 341 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.52_[2013.12.06_23.35.20]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.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 341 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.54_[2013.12.06_23.35.44]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.

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Nov 30, 2013

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 340

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.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 340 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.19_[2013.11.29_21.59.18]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.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 340 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.44_[2013.11.29_22.00.19]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.

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