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#279 Obito The Sage

Posted in Manga, Naruto with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2013 by Lee T

Naruto chapter 640 : Finally [read here]

4 chapter review skip. I really got bored of the recent chapters since things slowed down so much to focus on the details of the battle. Only like ONE thing happens per chapter now. This one is a shocker, though.

Also going to edit these scrnshts on MS Paint now ’cause I’m lazy. Is the quality lower? I have no idea.

Naruto 640 0Oh what the f–?!
We’re going into the Soul Eater realm now. Ripping logic at the seems.

That’s not the shocker. Here it is.

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Bam! Plot twist! Kurama’s talk of Naruto being similar to the Six Path Sage and foreshadowing Naruto gaining Six Path Sage powers meant nothing! All hail our new sage, Obito! Better plot twist than Sasuke’s return.

You should read my previous post, #278, where I ending up talking about what Sasuke should have done in my penultimate Soul Eater chapter review.

I believe it is safe to say that in the realm of Naruto, ultimate powers make your grow pseudo-clothing. Naruto has that energy cloak when he goes into kyuubi mode and a physical cloak materialized in the Blood Prison movie when Naruto went into Sage mode. Now Obito has now materialized the Six Path Sage cloak out of his own skin. It all makes sense now. No Super Saiyan hair here. Just super clothes!

No Bleach for the next 5 weeks and no One Piece this week. Enjoy your short break One Piece-ers! Bleach-ers over here will just have to sit anxiously and suffer.

Still waiting to see Kenpachi’s sword spirit.
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#275 Saving Old Obito

Posted in Bleach, Manga, Naruto with tags , , , on June 26, 2013 by Lee T

Put both Naruto and Bleach in one post this week. Not much happens in both, so enjoy!

Naruto chapter 636 : The Current Obito [read here]

Here we go again with a freshly created backstory for someone’s last battle. Last time this happened, it was for Itachi and the backstory was for hunting. Honestly, this doesn’t do the ticket for me since this stuff is new and I really don’t have the emotional connection with it. The author throws in too many of these things like he meant to put them in before and decides to put them in where it’s sort of too late.

The good story with this flash back + end battle is Kakashi’s monologue. Ending with:

Naruto 636I’ve been playing with this phrase in my head to figure out exactly what it means… My conclusion is that Kakashi is protecting an idea rather than a person. The old Obito’s personality and will is what he wants to protect. Those two things he has adopted into his own personality and will and passed them onto his student, Naruto. The current Obito is against all that so to protect his will and Naruto’s will, he must defeat the current Obito. All of this you probably figured out, but it took me a while. Let me express my own thoughts.

Okay, so Kakashi and Obito severely wounded each other and Obito fled the scene. Can Kakashi get back on his own? Who knows.

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Then half his body starts turning black. It’s the good part too! Remember his right side of the body was rebuilt by that Hashirama tree?

Naruto 636 1And there’s a circle around his eye like his old mask…. Wait. Doesn’t this kind of look like Black Zetsu?

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Does this explain how Black Zetsus are made? Is this why there’s only 1 Black while there’s an army of White?

Actually, this doesn’t explain sh*t. Let’s just wait until next chapter.

Bleach chapter 453 : Letters [read here]

Well, that took a good 6 chapters for Ishida to reveal himself as our enemy and then get on stage.

So he’s a successor. I’m not completely surprised. It makes for good story is what I’m agreeing to. Little confused since he’s actually not a pureblood and his father is. His father doesn’t have any pride of being a Quincy, though so Ishida is our candidate.

I don’t think he likes it there. Probably came against his will. We’re talking King of the Quincies here. It was probably to go or die.

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And now the King is giving Ishida new powers. Ooooh. Exciting. This story has potential.

Introducing and reintroducing characters of the bad guys. Looks like it’s by letter instead of numbers in the Espada. The author likes to put different races of people in the story.

Bleach 543 1That’s a definite Chinese guy.

And nothing happens on the protagonist’s side! I don’t really care about these new characters. I want to know what Kenpachi’s sword spirit looks like.

#270 Things Are Not as Great as We Hoped

Posted in Manga, Naruto with tags , , , , , on June 19, 2013 by Lee T

Naruto chapter 635 : A New Wind [read here]

Last week’s chapter I didn’t review was pretty good. Teamwork was at an all time high, Naruto’s wind and Sasuke’s fire merged, and Sakura shed a tear. Wait, Sakura shed a tear? Oh well. The point was that things were working perfectly.

This chapter, things have completely flipped. Why such a drastic change right after things were so epicly perfect? Sasuke just decided to be selfish again? I can talk about this all day, but I’m going to accept it and roll with it.

Sasuke is showing his true colors again. He obviously is using his former friends as a vehicle to put his plans into action. What I can guess is that he wants to destroy the world to create a new one, where he is the primary player in everything. He thinks he can fix everything! Sounds like someone after they’ve taken Intro to Econ class. I’ve forgotten how egotistical and self-centered he is. Thanks Kishimoto, for pulling this guy back into character. It’s about time.

Naruto 635 2Dat pouty face.

And Sai is Sakura’s voice of reason again. Last time was when he told her Naruto loved her. Maybe he should just live inside her head and help her make rational choices about her emotions.

Orochimaru says something about wind? I guess he also tried to make change in the world and hopes that Sasuke, I mean, he knows that Sasuke will make the change. Orochimaru doesn’t exactly know what the change is, but I guess gambling with the future is one of his mentioned “hobbies”.

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In other news, the Kages are alive. If you read my previous posts, I have complained about their absence multiple times.

In less important news, Orochimaru has a new babysitting job, to take care of Karin ans Suigetsu. I hate Karin so much.

Naruto 635 0OMG. BOTH OF YOU, JUST SHUTUP.

I almost forgot the last page!

Naruto 635 3Took me a while to understand what exactly is happening here, but I managed see: Kakashi and Obito stabbing each other in the chest. Obito sure has a lot of giant shurikens or is this the same one he stabbed Kakashi in the knee with many chapters ago?

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Shuriken to the knee… I love this scene

We will get an epic death fight with Obito and Kakashi next chapter. Well, unless Obito really is immortal. He already stabbed himself in the heart previously. But then he has those powers from a wood element which is part earth element. If Naruto world logic is still in play, lightning defeats earth, therefore Kakashi has also dealt a lot of damage to Obito as well. Maybe when Naruto said he and Sasuke were both going to die next time they meet was for Kakashi and Obito? Ooooh. Crafty. Obito and Kakashi were also present during that battle between Sasuke and Naruto. Well they met again and they are fighting to the death! Exciting! See you next chapter!

#268 Seishi vs Masashi

Posted in Manga with tags , , , on June 8, 2013 by Lee T

Blaze Drive chapter 32 : 32nd Blaze [read here]

Masashi Kishimoto’s brother is at it again.  Their plots are mixing! Again! Check this out.

BD 32Controlling everything under one soul? Sound similar to controlling everything under one illusion? This giant monster thing is reminding me of Juubi as well. Collecting 5 superpowers to summon it, definitely Juubi related. Madara Uchiha and Makiura are starting to look very similar. The only problem is that I have far less sympathy towards Makiura.

Possibly because Madara has a whole back story with Hashirama and his dream of a warless world. Actually, it is because even when he had fallen to his lowest, he continued to stay respectable to his followers and friend.

Makiura on the other hand lost all faith in humanity after his weather machine destroyed part of the world. Now since the world is against him, he wants the world to understand the pain he went through after losing everything. Wait, did he just turn into Nagato? Hahaha, wow.

With all the similarities, there is one thing that Blazer Drive holds that is better than Naruto. The main character stays an idiot until the bitter end. Naruto kinda dwindles between a master strategist to a thick-headed tank. Daichi is a narcissist and still is even when the series is ending.


From Blazer Drive chapter 14 : Returnable Place

That’s right, the series’ final chapter is 34, just 2 more left! Hopefully, it doesn’t end so haphazardly as Seishi Kishimoto’s last manga, 666 Satan/O-parts Hunter. Sending off all the main characters to a another planet was really lame. We’ll see how things turn out.

ps. it’s the last day of the Naruto Shippuden contest. This is the last time to vote for my submission!

#265 Kuchiyose no Combo

Posted in Manga, Naruto with tags , , , , , on June 5, 2013 by Lee T

Naruto chapter 633 : Going Forward [read here]

Oh man, this chapter. A lot of exciting things this time, especially the last page. I want to talk about it so bad. I want to go in order though, but f- it.

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Last page. Fangirl mode activate! Oh. My. God. This scene.

This was my original fangirl dream for this series. There is an chapter artwork in Naruto volume 1 that is extremely similar to this one. A long time ago, I said, “I want this image to be real later on in the story.” Right next to me wanting to see Kakashi’s face. Well the original does have Sasuke on a hawk, but that’s besides the point. I ditched this dream after Sasuke ran away from the village, blah de blah, they are now enemies, blah blah, Naruto and Sasuke are going to kill each other, blah blah blah. But now tables have turned in an unexpected and anti-stereotypical way (I’ll get to that later). This fangirl’s dream has been fulfilled.

Onto panel-by-panel analysis.

Naruto 633 1Ooh. Intense. Greatly anticipated acknowledgement? Sasuke has had that power for a while now. Possibly a couple weeks to a month. Naruto just learned this stuff probably this day or possibly a day ago.  Who do you think deserves more acknowledgement?

Naruto 633 2Someone else doing kage bunshin makes it less of a signature move of Naruto, but that probably is the point of this panel.
Kiba has been pushing for more screentime these last few chapters. Should I pitty Him? Nah, he is serving as a good gag character right now.

Naruto 633 3Shino gained some badassery points. He’s always been badass every time he is seen in combat, which is not often.

I like how the manga ships Naruto x Hinata while the anime likes to ship more Naruto x Sakura. The clash is hilarious! Then again, the anime also ships Lee and Tenten, Aoba and a filler character, and plenty of others. Just makes the anime all more fun to watch.

InoShikaChou? Yoyo? Moving along.

Naruto 633 4Sai got owned? What?! His character becomes less and less appealing to me every time he appears. You’re supposed to be cool. :(

And then the last page… oh I already talked about it. I guess I’m done.
Actually,

Naruto 633 5Anybody else tried this irl? Just me? I was only 11 at the time. It’s kinda impossible for the most part…? I guess unless you sadistical in that way. This is the only place that you’ll ever see someone do this.

See you tomorrow for Bleach review.

#264 Vote for Me

Posted in Anime, Naruto Shippuden, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 4, 2013 by Lee T

Yo! I don’t usually post on Tuesdays, but I wanted to have a post just for this.

I submitted a design to the Naruto Shippuden Design Contest on WeLoveFine.com a couple months ago and voting ends this Saturday so I’m running out of time!

Vote 5 so this awesome design can become an actual t-shirt you can buy from WeLoveFine.com or even Hot Topic!

The only downside is that you have to make an account on the website to vote.

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In other news,  the full and completed image of the Kyuubi Naruto made for my new banner has been uploaded to my deviantART gallery. Twice. It looks very different from the one used above, but hey, I am very proud of them. Check them out, leave a comment, tell me what you think.

And I will see you in the morning for Naruto chapter 633. You can follow me on Twitter where I will post a link to the chapter when it comes out. My chapter review will come about 12 hours afterwards.

#261 Everybody wants to be Hokage

Posted in Manga, Naruto with tags , , , on May 29, 2013 by Lee T

Guess who went on a 4 hour splurge in creating a new banner? It’s 3am here and I should be sleeping. Or doing linear algebra homework. Oh, I’m a mess.75 redo kyuubi 4th tail copy

I wanted to create something new since the old banner was of an image I created in 2008. Today is the 2013 revamp! Here is the full-sized image. It is currently unfinished and I will put final touch ups and upload to deviantArt by…. Saturday…? I might even change the banner, too. Depends on my mood really.

This is the old banner. Tell me what you think about the new look!

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Naruto chapter 632 : Explosion [read here]

So the plot is completely ruined. If you read my previous post, I am catching up with the anime and I have recalled that the whole reason for everything since the beginning was to bring Sasuke back. Now he’s back. This war sure has caused a lot of facts to go obsolete. All’s fair in love and war?

But you know,

Naruto 291 From Naruto chapter 291

I do want to see them fight. I really do. The best fights are always between Naruto and Sasuke! The author has to at least keep that promise of a good Naruto vs Sasuke fight.

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Does anybody even remember the Chuunin Exam? It was waaaay back in the 2nd arc of the WHOLE SERIES.
Actually, I remember it quite vividly. I’ve rewatched the entire arc at least 3 times.

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Shadup Kiba! Nobody listens to you anyway!

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Huh, that was exactly was I was trying to say. Thanks Shino for reading my mind 2nd chapter in the row.

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Well, uh, I think that destroys the magic of seeing people having the dream of being Hokage.

 

That’s all I want to talk about this chapter even though I only went up to page 2.

First Hokage and Sakura steal the show this chapter. Madara will only fight the non-clone version of the First Hokage. Sakura learned Tsunade’s strength ability after 3 years of channeling chakra to her forehead? Oh, and it’s also stronger than Tsunade’s because Tsunade channels part of her power into keeping her younger. Ain’t that peachy.

I’m going to bed now. I’m exhausted from making 200 chakra balls floating around four-tailed kyuubi-Naruto’s face. (I’m not exaggerating)