Mangaka: Masashi Kishimoto Title: Cross Examination Rating: 5.5/10
Synopsis: Kishi-sensei releases another awesome chapter this week! Three cheers for Naruto everyone! Hip hip……*silence* Let’s try that again: Hip hip! ….*crickets chirping*….. 😐 Uhh, Hip…..hip? 😦 ……..*Sigh.
This week, Naruto continues to make his way to the battle field in super power mode with Killer Bee. However, the Kyuubi decides that this is the best time to have a brotherly chit chat with his precious Jinchuuriki. The Kyuubi basically reprimands him for being too naive and insinuates that he needs to grow balls of steel or whatever. He even sounds a tad mushy (the fox? mushy? wh-what?) when he reminds Naruto that he has not been able to do anything to save Sasuke…. Mentioning Sasuke could only mean one thing….*gasp* FLASHBACK TIME! 😀 Don’t you just love all these repetitious flashbacks that fry your brain cells? Oh sweet nirvana! Anyway, we go back in time when the animosity between Naruto and Sasuke started to develop. This flashback sort of proves the Kyuubi’s point of Naruto not being able to help Sasuke etc etc. However, the valorous Naruto-sama stares the fox down like a don and tells him that he will surmount the insurmountable! Fight da powa!
Likes: Naruto’s facial expression when he told the fox not to underestimate him. I looove dangerously sexy facial expressions from super powerful dudes *sigh. He was a total BOSS in this chapter. Getting all up in the Nine Tail’s eye like a badass. Good stuff.
Dislikes: The character development in this chapter was a bit off. The Kyuubi seemed out of character in my opinion. His scary badass image is being slaughtered (did he ever have a scary badass image?). This whole therapy session with Naruto makes him less terrifying and dangerous and more like your average menstruating psychiatrist. That sounds very…off. This chapter is super off…and weird. So it’s kind of appropriate y’know? Soon the fox will ask Naruto to bring some foxy females into his cage for a tumble.
As for the flashback? *facepalm* Are we being reminded of Naruto’s irrevocable resolve to save Sasuke for the trillionth time? I read some comments on this chapter on the net and some people said that this was one of the….best chapters ever… 😐 (they were NOT being facetious) How deluded are you people? Wake up and smell the rotten eggs. Naruto has not been awesome for a very long time. It’s being stretched out for whatever retarded reason. Whatever those reasons are, they are definitely not worth it.
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muSe: 6/10 – I’ve grown so accustomed to the disappointment that I can’t even give it the horrible rating it deserves. Like…since when Naruto and the fox are having these deep, intense heart to hearts? The fox almost sounded like his father, or the hokage or something…usually the fox feeds off of Naru’s stupid actions…so now why the preaching? I dunno. This chapter just….irritated me.
Random Hot Topic: I. Miss. Jiraiya-sama 😦 Don’t you? If you could raise someone from the dead in Naruto, who would it be? I think I’m glad that he’s dead though. He was an epic sage who lived in the days when the manga was awesome. Naruto is not worthy of him anymore… What did you think of this chapter?
This picture is sooo adorable! ❤
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