Mangaka: Masashi Kishimoto Title: Darui’s Squad Leaps Into Battle! Rating: 6/10
Synopsis: This week’s Naruto begins with a scene involving the Feudal Lords (Daimyō) who are in hiding while the ninja war takes place. Every manga has its own little group of anuses and in Naruto, they are the Feudal Lords. Little do they know that a threatening presence is encroaching upon one of their hiding places. Uchiha Madara’s loyal dog, Zetsu, takes advantage of his abilities to get closer to the hiding place without being noticed. As long as the Kages have access to their funds, I couldn’t care less if the Feudal Lords died during the war. Power to Zetsu! xD
So, black Zetsu emerges from his hiding place in a flash of movement, dodges various traps that have been set up, gets to where he believes the helpless Feudal Lords are and then….! (read the chapter :P) Meanwhile, Darui, the 1st division general of the Allied Shinobi Forces, comes into contact with an army of white Zetsus that emerges from the sea. The levelheaded and cool general reassures the Shinobi in his division by releasing his awesome and deadly Lightning Element called Black Panther! Tenten also joins in the battle and pwnds some of the white zetsu with an onslaught of steal projectile weapons.
Neji’s revived father Hizashi meets his twin brother on the battlefield. They talk….Moving on! Kankuro and company encounter Chiyo, the skilled puppeteer and the legendary badass, Hanzo of the Salamander…(there’s also the bone dude Kimimaro and some other guy I don’t know). Kankuro tells his subordinates that they will retreat on his signal but I think they should just scream like little girls and run the hell away. Don’t think it would make that big of a difference. I mean…Hanzo?? The super strong bloke that the Sannin couldn’t even touch back in the day? Scream and run guys…scream and run lol. I kind of like Kankuro so I hope he doesn’t die.
Ōnoki, the third Tsuchikage of Iwagakure (the short, miserable old man who likes to complain about his back) meets up with Gaara-kun and seems about ready to kick some ass. Then, the spotlight goes back to the laid back Darui who casually boasts about his Storm Element Technique to two formidable enemies. More fighting in the next chapter! I hope…
Best Character: Darui was pretty decent I suppose. He needs to shut up and get a move on with the fighting. 🙂 I kind of like his lazy personality though.
Worst Character (s): Hizashi and Hiashi. Whenever someone meets a loved one who has been revived, the pages are wasted on flashbacks and boring family talk. At the end of the day I suppose it’s necessary and can’t be helped…
Likes: Deidara brought a little bit of comic relief to the chapter, which was fine. Darui’s Lightning Element Technique was pretty cool. There were several things going on in this chapter so things were a bit fast paced, despite the boring convos.
Dislikes: Well, I’ve been very annoyed with Naruto lately. At first the whole resurrection thing sounded kind of cool, but now it’s such a drag with all the reminiscing and talking about the past and so forth. I suppose it’s necessary >.< Also, the manga’s main supporting characters are hardly in the spotlight now. I miss the old days when there were epic fights like Rock Lee vs Gaara etc. Don’t get me wrong, the fights after the time skip such as Jiraiya vs Pain, Naruto vs Pain, Sasuke vs my lovely Itachi and even Sakura (who always turns out to be a useless crybaby) vs Sasori were pretty much epic as well. I’ll be waiting patiently for fights that are on that level of epicness in this war. However I want to see some more action with people like Rock Lee, Neji, Kakashi, Gaara, Naruto and even though I can’t stand him, Sasuke. Oh, how could I forget that ossm fight between Shikamaru & Hidan! Brilliance…Shika has to try and top that now 😀 Anyway, I’m sure things will get even more interesting later on…
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