Mangaka: Masashi Kishimoto Title: The Requirements For Hokage…!! Rating: 5/10
Synopsis: The drudgery that is reviewing Naruto continues this week! Yay! I’m so excited. Itachi seals Nagato and this frustrates that “thing” you see in the above image who then decides that it is time to use his trump card.
Itachi, who is awesome, reveals that has come up with a way to end our misery by stopping the Impure World Resurrection. Naruto, who is seeing his period, is annoyingly adamant about being the one to take care of everything all by his lonesome. Itachi then explains the importance of depending on others and the dangers involved in being self absorbed and arrogant. If only you would tell that to little miss Sasuke. He’d be a perrrrfect candidate for Toddlers and Tiaras don’t you think? Orochimaru would not object. Right, so Itachi ends up destroying the crow and Shusui’s eye, saying that it won’t be useful until another decade or so (read chapter 550 for more factoids).
ANYWAY! We have a scene switch to where the Allied Shinobi are trying to take out a giant clam in order to attack the second Mizukage but so far they’ve only managed to attack mirages. Temari gets the third Raikage and alerts the sealing team. Meanwhile, Gaara-sama notices that someone else has arrived on the ballet field. Could it be Konohamaru? Who do you think it is?
Likes: Itachi is going to stop the Impure World Resurrection.
Dislikes: Cheese. Itachi tells Naruto that he has a good heart, which is greater than Shusui’s eye. Bee tells Naruto that he is more than just another strong Shinobi. D’awww! Haven’t we heard this lots of times already? I feel like I’m just reading the same crap chap, over and over and over and over again. I don’t understand why lots of people think these chapters are so great, especially with the never ending lovemaking among all the characters. Ew. Please explain it to me. I need to understand.
Couldn’t Naruto just accept Itachi’s plan of taking care of the resurrection thing without a fuss? Nooooo. He just had to have a problem with it so that we could suffer through some more freaking heart to hearts with Itachi explaining the need to be this type of person instead of that type of person and so forth. Ugh. And you know what? We’re going to have MORE of these sentimental cheesy talks in the near future.
I have been wondering why Naruto needed to be in Nine Tails Chakra Mode for such an extended period of time and now look, he has over exerted himself and he hasn’t done squat yet 😐 (nothing really epic and noteworthy in any case). I suppose he’ll be ready to use it again when it’s time to take on the little princess? Temari took out the Third Raikage? Hmmm. Judging by how things have been going thus far, that fight would not have been entertaining anyway. The second Mizukage screaming at everyone, telling them how to defeat him, was very annoying. Are you impressed? What do you like about this chapter? What could you possibly like, hmm? Also, what are your thoughts on Shusui’s Sharingan?
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§tranger: 5/10 – So Kabuto has still an ace up his sleeve… that bastard! And I bet when that one fails in the face of Itachi’s attack, he will say something like “Haha, this ace I had up my sleeve may have failed – but I have TWO sleeves!”. It’s also great how Kabuto explained to us how exactly Nagato could’ve lost, especially since we simply didn’t see that part in the last chapter. How should I react to that? Should I be surprised that something happened that Kishi didn’t tell me about? Is that a new kind of plot twist where things just happen and Kishi explains them afterwards with things we didn’t see happen? Is it really that exciting to see a sudden change in a fight because Kishi told us to look away for a moment so that we didn’t see why there was a change in the fight?
And Naruto reaches the limits of his powers… Uh, what? How’s that supposed to make sense, Naruto has NO limits! There’s a reason why Naruto thinks he’s a One-Man-Army – because he is! We should just remember that Pain-debacle when Naruto had to wing that whole battle by himself. That was just like Rambo being left alone to fight the war AND being able to win it despite that.
PS: And we all know why Itachi really burned Shisui’s eye… Because Kishi hopes that in ten years he won’t have to write Naruto-chapters anymore.
Not-So-Random Schadenfreude: YES!!! *evil laugh*
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