Dec 28, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 393

This is what happens when you make a nearly-unbeatable opponent even stronger. You up the drama, sure, but you make things extremely predictable as well. We all know that Naruto won’t die from this. It’ll just have to opposite effect.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 393 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.16_[2014.12.27_23.02.37]Madara really did a number on Naruto. His body was damaged to a point where his life is now in danger. This will undoubtedly result in a lot of drama where everyone will shed tears and do their best to make sure he doesn’t die, after which he will become better and rise stronger than ever. That is how these things always go down.

The high level of predictability has always been a problem, yet Naruto’s popularity continues to grow. People know something’s coming, but they just want to know what it is and how. I am pretty much the same. I needed to know how things would go down even though one could see it coming from a mile away. The only thing I want to know right now is after how many more episodes they plan to end this show.

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Dec 21, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 392

I didn’t have time to watch this week’s Amagi Brilliant Park episode, which is kind of killing me, but I, at the very least, have seen this week’s Naruto Shippuuden episode. It still had a few useless scenes in it, but I am happy to say that the fillers have once again ended.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 392 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.45_[2014.12.20_23.58.51]Long story short: Madara is hauling ass again. He has become fully human again in order to gain control over all of his power, which was not possible when he was undead. The thought of him getting even stronger is kind of ridiculous, but he just took the whole damn cake when he actually absorbed the first Hokage’s nature powers.

This guy is always on the hunt. This time he’s looking for new eyes and to once again enslave the Tailed Beasts in order to use that amazing Jutsu of his. The sad part is that he will obviously succeed. Naruto and his friends can’t do anything but be one step behind him at all times. The fact that Madara has become mortal again doesn’t really matter when you can’t even touch him.

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Nov 30, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 388

I am not sure if I am going crazy, but did I see a new OP? If so; I like it. It is very nice. The one thing that isn’t very nice is that they are obviously trying very hard to drag this out. They are filling the episodes with recaps and flashback scenes in order to gain the most out of this show.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 388 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.02_[2014.11.29_23.21.26]It pisses me off. Stop destroying the anime and just follow the manga. This episode was not in the manga. The manga had a decent ending that I could be satisfied with. There were no recaps. It was straight to the point. That is what I want to see from the anime. Just get to it already. Stop focussing on the past and focus on the matter at hand.

Why? Why focus on Gaara again? We have been over this until we were blew in the face. We know everything there is to know about Gaara. How he was as a boy, how he became host to the One Tail, Shukaku, how Naruto and he became friends… We know it. Stop focussing on things we have seen before and just show us what happens next!

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Nov 23, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 387

No Amagi Brilliant Park yet, so this post will have to do for today. I don’t understand why it’s so late. I can only hope that this was a one-time thing and that things will return back to “normal” next week. Short Naruto Shippuuden posts just won’t do.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 387 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.00_[2014.11.22_22.55.28]Another episode with a lot of flashback and recap scenes. Sure, there was a bit more progress than last week, but I cannot help but get a bit annoyed at those damned flashback scenes. Even more so when it’s about uninteresting characters. The manga ended weeks ago, so just get to it. Stop milking this golden cow and give this show the ending it deserves.

Anyway, Obito has been dealt with. He has been defeated and was left lying on the ground with a hole in his chest. I’ll try not to full this post with spoilers because I know that not everyone has been following the manga, but I would like nothing more than to see the remaining episodes without having to be bothered by flashback and recap scenes.

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Nov 16, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 386

Yeah, it is safe to say that the series won’t be ending after the 400th episode. They are going to milk this money cow as much as they can by the looks of it. I honestly just skipped through this episode. I couldn’t be bothered to watch all of it.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 386 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.39_[2014.11.15_23.39.37]You know, it would’ve been okay if those flashbacks where something knew. They just weren’t. I’ve seen and heard it all before. Why bother with all of that now? The last week it was the same story. Recaps and flashback scenes. This episode just didn’t contribute anything new. Not even at the end. It was the same old lets-try-to-talk-this-out-without-fighting-any-longer scenario that we have come to know and hate. Just shut up, fight this out and give us a great ending to a great series without dragging things out any further.

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Nov 9, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 385

It finally happened. The manga ended after approximately 15 glorious years. It leaves behind a long-running show, a lot of movies and sh*tload of merchandise all over the world. There are almost no anime and manga fans that don’t know about Naruto.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 385 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.54_[2014.11.08_23.11.59]I might actually have to readjust my theory about the series ending after the 400th episode if they keep going like this. It started out pretty good and for a second there it started to look like a really promising episode. Why did they have to ruin it with recaps and flashback scenes? If you stuff every following episode with scenes like that in order to drag out the series, than I feel that I must cut my losses right now and watch only the final episode. It is time to stop worrying about making more money and time to start thinking about giving this a good, worthy ending. These series are worth that much, at least.

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Nov 2, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 384

It still hasn’t sunk in that Naruto really is going to end soon. The manga will end in about two more chapters if I am not correctly, the last movie is already as good as done and the series will be finishing in about three to four months if my predictions are correct.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 384 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.21_[2014.11.01_23.01.14]Still, I watched and enjoyed this episode without even thinking about it coming to an end soon. I just enjoyed watching it as I saw how Naruto and Sasuke pulled off a Tailed Beast / Sasano’o combo that Madara used to do in the olden days when he was fighting the First Hokage. I don’t think those two knew about that?

Seeing how Kurama was being shielded by Susano’o was pretty cool. The idea of having Naruto pull out the Chakra’s of the other Tailed Beasts was pretty cool too. I still remember Naruto struggling to during those days, and he even needed the help of his parents if I remember correctly. I even remember writing one hell of a review about that episode. Those were the days…

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Oct 26, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 383

I find this episode quite amusing for one simple reason; the five Kage showed up after being absent for quite some time. They showed up and turned out to be quite useless, but that was to be expected. The five of them couldn’t do a damned thing against Madara, so what chance do they have against Obito and the Ten Tails?

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 383 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.12_[2014.10.25_23.49.24]The big chiefs show up and the new generation has to clean up their mess once again. Isn’t that how it’s always been? They manage things and at one point things south, at which point the new generation gets to take over and do the dirty work. That’ll end with Naruto if all goes as he planned. He’s certainly doing his best to ensure that all of his friends live to see that day.

Is it annoying that Obito withstood that combined attack from Naruto and Sasuke? Yes. Is it even more annoying that they’re both nearly rendered incapable of fighting any further? Definitely. But what will take the cake is how Naruto will gain yet another boost in power (probably his 11.209th boost). That much is certain.

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