Mangaka: Masashi Kishimoto Title: An Immortal Army!! Rating: 7.5/10
Synopsis: Chapter 545 begins with Nara Shikaku and one of the Raikage’s subordinates discussing the white zetsus’ ability that is possibly being used as bait to lure Naruto out. However, Shikaku has faith in Naruto’s abilities and says that he will just have to handle the situation regardless of how dangerous the White Zetsus may be. We then head over to the medic tent where Sakura and others discover that the White Zetsus are living plant clones using dna from the almighty First Hokage (through Yamamoto). Tsunade arrives with the Raikage and she realizes immediately that Madara has been manipulating those cells which somehow causes him to live….FOREVER!!
So anyway, Naruto gets a heads up on the drama with the White Zetsus and Madara and, with a chest nearly bursting with confidence, he makes his way to the battlefield with Bee. The two meet a large group of ninja allies and one of them steps forward telling them that they should leave to defend the headquarters. To everyone’s surprise, Naruto delivers a flying super kick to the ninja, who turns out to be a White Zetsu. FINA-EFFING-LLY, we get some long awaited action from this bloody manga as Naruto unleashes a series of super rasengans: Rasenragan!! on the other ninjas because ALL of them are Zetsus. Naruto doesn’t stop there, he unleashes another move: Rasenkyuugan!! Naruto’s totally on a role but then he shows us something else! : Mini Rasenshuriken!! The plants are no match! 😄 We also see some more familiar words…. Kuchiyose…!! Kyaa! (Read the chapter!) Naruto then goes into Tajuu Kage Bunshin mode and charges full speed to all of the battlefields!
Likes: Well at this point I am intolerant of any time wasting in this manga. We’ve had way too much talking and an overload of information and near-pointless flashbacks for a while. However, the information we got from the characters this week can’t be thought of as pointless factoids. Not completely. We learnt a little about the white zetsus and the “immortal” Madara so that has to count as something good right? Towards the end of the chapter we got a teaser of the action we’ll be seeing when Naruto goes all out against the enemy. Yay! Bee’s fan translation was pretty funny btw: With a good bit of training and the radical Bee, you get squashed flat, bitch slapped, turned into a tree…lol.
Dislikes: I like when these characters actually hit and kick each other with the occasional ninjutsu. That’s why I like Rock Lee (even though he can’t do ninjutsu) so much. I hope Naruto won’t be standing up or posing off the whole time while his ‘new moves’ do all the work. Also, the other characters which we know and loved forever have become so flat and unimportant now. Now that Madara is bringing the controlled Jinchuuriki with him I hope that the old characters who were so awesome back in the day, would have their shining moment now that they are supposed to be a whole lot stronger. I want to see more of Gaara, Shikamaru, KAKASHI (seriously, he’s always losing…c’mon Masashi show him some love) Rock Lee, Neji (when he recovers from his exhaustion) and yes, even Hinata AND Sakura :|. This week was pretty decent and I’ve ranted about this manga one too many times so….
More Chapter Ratings:
mu§e: 7/10 – Finally a decent-ish chapter. Naruto is rolling in like a boss executing awesome moves with just a flick of his finger. Pure win on his part. If they want to say now that Sasuke or Madara is gonna defeat him, Kishi is a liar. That can’t be possible. Well, Madara, maybe but Sasuke definitely NOT!
Random Hot Topic: So Sasuke gets his revenge and struts around the place like a little bitch and pisses people off. Then what? How do you think he will go about reviving the Uchiha clan? Sasuke? Copulate? Roooiiight! Any other ideas? Maybe he’ll just die in battle instead? 🙂 Let me know what you think! 😉
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