Mangaka: Masashi Kishimoto Title: Mifune vs. Hanzou, The Conclusion! Rating: 6/10
Synopsis: The loquacious battle between Mifune and Hanzou has concluded in this week’s Naruto (the incessant/annoying chatter about stuff I don’t give a crap about still raaages on to my complete chagrin). Hanzo decides to tell Mifune a little anecdote concerning his past. Apparently, he took the venom sack of a black salamander and implanted it into his body so that he could be resistant to poison and what not. Also, his very breath is that of noxious fumes which could harm surrounding people, hence the reason for wearing a mask. He then continues to explain and reveal other stuff but I will leave that for you to read…’tis to painful for me to write all of that. Then, something shocking happens to Hanzo as the other shinobi prepare to…!! (read it *yawn*) We then have a scene switch and we’re back to where Shikamaru, Ino and Choujo are battling their revived sensei, Asuma. At Asuma’s prompting, Shika uses his Kage Mane no Jutsu to bring him over to Chouji for the kill/k.o! HOWEVER! Chouji’s emotions get in the way and Asuma prepares to unleash….!! Reaaad it!
Next Chapter: The tension builds in the battle between Asuma and his students. What will be the outcome?! See ya week after next! (probably not…)
Best Character (s): Mifune and Hanzo provided some action (though the battle was not enough to make me go ‘wow’ or anything like that…)
Worst Character (s): Chouji for messing up during battle (I kinda feel his pain though *sigh), Hanzo for prolonging all the talking…I literally had to force myself to read and re-read what he was saying and try to decipher it all…When the interest is not there it’s just hard for me to make sense of what’s going on. It’s like my mind has created a sort of block…*Danger* *Brain Cells* *Naruto* *Don’t Read* lol
Likes: Nothing really impressed me tbh. It was a bit better than last week though…wait, what happened last week? :S
Dislikes: The war has yet to excite me. I don’t know who writes Naruto nowadays but as it stands, this arc sucks in my opinion. I hate it. Someone told me “It’s war what do you expect”…. I EXPECT the war to be interesting and epic enough to compel me to read. Don’t you want people to buy the blasted thing? Just because it’s a war I should expect lots of boring chatter about the past from EVERYONE and after suffering through that I only get TWO pages if that much of all the ninja action that Naruto is supposed to be good for? Yes talking and explaining is important but it’s just waay to much. Haven’t you watched the battle scenes in LOTR?? lool That movie is as long as hell but at least the fighting is EPIC (although I can’t/shouldn’t really compare the two). Naruto’s not grabbing me nowadays. I’m sorry…Naruto has seriously fallen from grace. Compared to how it used to be……I’m just really disappointed 😐
More Chapter Ratings:
mu§e: 6/10 – Not as terrible as I imagined it’d be. More bantering as has become the norm, but it interested me at the very least. (Hanzou be crazy yo, who puts a sac of poison in their gut? Really dude?) Chouji needs to stop being a punk as well. Highly disappointed. I love Asuma too, but seriously, do the man a favour and kick his ass. You think he WANTS to be enslaved?
§tiggles: 7/10 – Now that I’ve given up on expecting the old kind of action from Naruto, it’s not that bad. Hanzo’s backstory was interesting enough to hold my attention, and Samurai dude had a lil cool moment. I must say though, Chouji is a turd. 😐
Didn’t Sasuke say something about reviving the Uchiha Clan? Won’t he need to copulate with someone or something? Sakura will totally REJECT his sorry ass lol. Anyway, heeeere’s some fan service!! 😀
NARUTO’S SUICIDE (This is just an opinion guys…let us know if you disagree *wink)
mu§e: “Lately it takes a huge effort on my part to actually open up Naruto. Most of the time I open the first page and then just sigh and close it back. I have NO motivation or reason to read this manga anymore. I remember the good old days, (like back during the whole Pein drama) when I used to wait up for hours just for the chapter to come out…better yet, if it was even an hour late I would start a huge uproar online. Now I couldn’t care less. I’ve gone months without reading any chapters, and then later play catch up, which btw, is merely for the sake of not forgetting where I am. Once I have my One Piece and my Fairy Tail I’m good to go.
Why the change of heart and “betrayal” you may ask? Quite frankly, it’s become stupid, retarded, and an absolute waste of my time. Everything is just DRAGGING, and in the worst way possible. The chapters make no sense, and they are not interesting (at best). It’s just endless talking and nothing really happening. To make things even worse, half the time all this chattering doesn’t even move forward the plot in some shape or form. Half the time I have to question myself: Does Kishimoto himself even remember the plot? ‘Cause, I’m pretty sure we’re straying further and further away from the actual point of this story. And, I repeat, it’s not even a skillfully done detour. This really, REALLY makes me angry.
Naruto used to be one of the best, I remember back to cool things like the Sound Four arc thing and then the Battle at the Falls and I just want to…weep….or smack Kishi-chan over his head with a paper fan -_- anime style. I know several fans (who were more Naruto-crazed than I ever was, mind you), like hard-core-couldn’t-live-without-Naruto fanatics, who simply stopped reading the manga for the reasons I stated. They just couldn’t take how Naruto was basically committing suicide. **sigh**. But I’m getting really heated up and if you let me I will rant and rant and RANT for another 3 paragraphs and go into the tiniest details…so Imma leave it at that. mu§e out. I hope it gets better soon, I don’t want to have to stop reading what was once an oldie and a goodie. Get your sh** together, Kishi. (Some of) your fans are patiently waiting.”
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