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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hypocrite View Post
    So when did the Brother who never had time for Sasuke find time to take him hunting?
    The same time he took him Shuriken training and Sasuke hurt his leg, forcing Itachi to carry him home on his back, of course.
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    Ah, Itachi's own personal truth. When revealed, I'm sure it will simply be "I am still a proud shinobi of Konoha" leaving Sasuke will something to think about.
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    My thoughts on this chapter.

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    Though I see why some people disliked last week's chapter, I still thought it was fairly enjoyable. It had good action and you know despite feeling a bit hokey I felt there was actually a geunine bond showing Sasuke and Itachi as kids fighting an enemy and using that move to actually damage Kabuto. However... this chapter was REALLY bad. I mean nearly unforgivably bad. I mean two weeks ago at least Kabuto was just going on and on about how awesome his snake/dragon powers were and how much he's grown. Here though it was "oh Sasuke I understand you. Me and you were used by Konoha so why are you on Itachi? You should join me and let me be your brother". I mean really are we suppose to believe even Sasuke is THAT stupid that even for a second he would consider going to Kabuto after all that happened? Sasuke was always using Orochimaru and even if he believed Madara dosen't mean he would believe Kabuto so again there felt like no tension there. And what are we suppose to feel bad for Sasuke in a flashback where he was mocked by some of the leave villiage for killing his brother and becoming a criminal? Uh sorry no, don't buy it whatsoever. And you know really a lot of this info we knew anyway even about Kabuto from when his backstory was told in part one and there felt like no point in giving us a reminder. Really felt like Kishimoto was stretching as he only really had one thing he wanted to put in this week's chapter that mattered: the new super eye technique of Itachi that will supposedly beat Kabuto once and for all. So what new hyper awesome sharrigan move is this Inzazani or whatever? I don't know and I don't really care as I think seeing it in action and hearing about it would of been better then hinting at it and THEN seeing it. Really the only moment I liked in this chapter was Itachi saying "yeah I have no right to judge you Sasuke since it's my fault you're on the path you're on but you know we're going to talk and I'll tell you what you want after this" and actually sounding geunine enough about it. That worked for me. Everything else though.... no. Like not at all I'm afraid. So a very VERY bland chapter, espiecally considering how over half of it was just standing around and talking when we're SUPPOSE to be in the middle of a fight. Really even for a naruto fight that felt poorly paced.
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    What's that, internet? There's yet another secret, exceptionally powerful Uchiha jutsu?



    That said, I really didn't see this Sasuke/Itachi team up coming at all. I really hope Kabuto doesn't win and deny Sasuke the opportunity to finally get some closure about his brother. I can so easily see this ending with Itachi having to die again before they can really talk seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWOtaku View Post
    I can so easily see this ending with Itachi having to die again making Sasuke more emo.
    Fixed that for you.

    (I've always wanted to do that)

    Anyway, more funky eyepowers for the Sharingan, and Itachi makes a promise that his zombiness damn near ensures he won't be keeping.

    Also, that flashback was odd. Especially since MADARA came off as the sane one (knowing what we do about him and all).

    Plus, when did that even happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hypocrite View Post
    Fixed that for you.

    (I've always wanted to do that)

    Anyway, more funky eyepowers for the Sharingan, and Itachi makes a promise that his zombiness damn near ensures he won't be keeping.

    Also, that flashback was odd. Especially since MADARA came off as the sane one (knowing what we do about him and all).

    Plus, when did that even happen?
    Maybe before he activated his MS?

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    Oh boy, that orphanage totally isn't going to burning down or nothin'! Nope, no siree~!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob T. Paschal View Post
    Oh boy, that orphanage totally isn't going to burning down or nothin'! Nope, no siree~!!
    Safest.orphanage.ever.


    Well, Kabuto is now having his childhood flashbacks which means that he will probably die/be defeated very soon. ....I hope this goes a bit faster so we can get back to Naruto vs Tobi.

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    My thoughts on this chapter.

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    You know I remember even after the big reveal in the Chunin Exam arcs that showed Kabuto was a spy for Orochimaru, they then did a little flashback/explanation of him after Kabuto "quit" before the third part of the exams. And I remember not really caring whatsoever and just wanted to actually see the fights and didn't really want to hear any of Kabuto's backstory. So yeah with us being near the end and getting all these other very promising fights I really shouldn't want to hear it but... I don't know, this wasn't as bad as I thought. Maybe seeing Kabuto as a little kid who was named only because he had a helmet put on his head and needed glasses to be able to tell time is better then him as an adult giving these big monologue speeches. Though really seems like most women in Naruto really are emotional support and double that in flashbacks with the nice old woman in the orphanage/nunnery get up. Hey maybe this will be like Alone in the dark and the orphanage is secretly experimenting on all the kids and Kabuto tries getting away by hiding in an electric storage box and then turns into... Christian Slater when he grows up. Well hey at least he does the annoying monologues like Slater did in that movie.

    Though I will admit this is better then the last chapter still not really by much since really even in the flashback I only care what lil kabuto's going through. And even outside the flashback the only moment I liked was Itachi actually saying he made mistakes and now is actually trying to look back on them and fix them which is why he'll win while Kabuto won't. The whole fight isn't much since I didn't care about Itachi being hit or even how Amatersu is now ultimate defense or something. It's not really too bad a chapter but also feels like something that could be condensced so we can get to more interesting things then what happened in here.
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    His name's Kabuto~

    Raised by... Ninja Nuns!

    He's Kabuto! Yeah!!

    Now that you've had a flashback, you're going down. Poor move dude. You were winning.
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    Kabuto's an entertaining villain (now.. I couldn't stand this guy for nothing), but when it comes to seeing Kabuto's story, I have no interest in it. It's no secret that I can't stand flashbacks (especially of early childhood), but in this case, I have no interest in hearing/reading about why Kabuto is the way he is, especially when Tobi is still masked, whose all in on this moon-eye plan, hearing the truth about Itachi.
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    I like the theory that the destiny-changing technique Itachi talked about last chapter is something similar to that guy in Bleach who can re-write people's backstories. What we're seeing now is a tragic past being added to Kabuto so that Itachi will have a way to reason him into turning off Edo Tensei.

    It's a bit of a stretch, though.

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    Naruto Chapter 583 is out so I'll talk about it.

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    Synopsis: For about three years, Kabuto was taught various medical skills by Nonō, such that he was eventually able to assist her in healing shinobi and thus, earn money for the orphanage. It was here that he first met Orochimaru who asked him if he wanted to become a shinobi, stating that the role would suit him, but Kabuto declined. Orochimaru was there with Danzo and members of the Root who wanted Nono to spy on them against the land of rock who they felt was plotting something. Saying they would insure money would not go to the orphange if they didn't, Nono eventually agreed. Danzo also wanted one of the kids of the orphanage to join them to replace a fallen member much to the horror of everyone. Kabuto however was eavesdropping on the conversation , and accepted the offer, much to the shock of everyone working there who thought he was turning his back on them. From this point onwards, he was tasked with infiltrating various hidden villages, including those of the Five Great Shinobi Countries. During one such assignment in Iwagakure, he was forced to flee after his cover was blown and unwittingly attacked his "mother", Nonō, in the process. With her unable to recognise him even as he healed her injuries, Kabuto came to question his identity and purpose, when he was once again approached by Orochimaru.[


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    I still really dislike the idea of having flashbacks in the middle of the battle and I admit I was really bored by the first half of this chapter. I mean I guess it's nice connecting Kabuto's past to Danzo and Orochimaru but really besides Orochimaru's general creepiness and Danzo stating he wanted to do it for the sake of the village not really much from them. Honestly besides Kabuto agreeing for the sake of the orphanage I didn't really even like the first half whatsover as really it could of been done in a lot less time. However I admit I actually kind of felt for Kabuto in the second half. When he tried healing his mother who had no idea who he even was and this sending him into a crisis of not knowing who he was and taking off his glasses not recongnizing the person in front of him. Kind of reminds me of that "Reflections" song in Mulan actually so I admit that was a pretty good moment. And I guess Orochimaru showing up will hopefully lead to the rest of the flashback making sense with what we already know about Kabuto (though didn't he beocme a spy for Sasori first before working with Orochimaru? Is that going to be retconned or what?) but really that's the only positives I can give this: a couple of geunine character moments for Kabuto that kind of explain why he said he had nothing if the person he cared about most didn't even know who he was and since he had no identity without her (in his mind at least) not thinking he had anything. Still though the rest of this was a snooze as a lot of the set up I had no involvement in and really feels like we're about to retcon some of Kabuto's backstory which Kishimoto shouldn't try doing just to make us sort of care about him before his death. Plus yeah the pacing kind of bugs me so really not that good a chapter. In fact probably a bad read besides one or two moments I liked but the rest I can't really bring myself to care about
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    Orochimaru: Sup kid? Wanna see life through my creepy eyes?


    I thought this week's chapter was pretty good and I'm glad to see Kishimoto is expanding on Kabuto's background. From the looks of things this flashback will be over next week and the battle will resume/possibly end the week after.

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    Okay. Kabuto, you are literally a snake, and a rotten guy, but having someone you cared so much for die in front of you with no memory of who you are, thereby making everything you sacrificed meaningless...

    I hereby give you permission to be bitter. -_-

    Also, Danzo would say that throwing a puppy, a kitty, a baby, a baby seal, and any other cute and harmless thing into a blender and pressing the puree button was for the sake of the hidden leaf.

    That does not cut it anymore my friend.

    And Orochimaru is creepy...

    Am I going to have to start watching for a Slowpoke pic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob T. Paschal View Post
    Oh boy, that orphanage totally isn't going to burning down or nothin'! Nope, no siree~!!
    Turns out you were 100% right about that... surprisingly.
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    Well, I'll be. I was actually wrong. Touché, mein Kishimoto. Touché indeed...
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    And then the next chapter has the Orphanage being burned down!!!

    Double Subversion!!!

    That's what happens when you tempt fate.
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    Naruto Chapter 584 is out and let me talk about it.

    SYNOPSIS:

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    Orochimaru takes Kabuto with him and explains why his mother figure attacked him. Turns out Nono while undercover was soon swapped out pictures of Kabuto's progress (having heard about Kabuto's reason for becoming a spy and only agreeing with her mission if Kabuto was taken out of that role) with another as Danzo planned on having Nono and Kabuto kill each other after a certain point of their mission. This infuriates Kabuto who attacks Orochimaru as we see Oro do his shedding skin technique again and says Kabuto should join him since he's been looking for someone like Kabuto and if he joins he'll finally find out who he is. We also see Orochimaru has been collecting blood samples and we have a montage of the Sound Village forming as well as Kabuto joining up with the Akatsuki (and secretly a spy for Orochimaru) as well as him absorbing the blood after Orochimaru died into his body saying it's not enough for him to be the person he should be as we're still sort of in flashback.


    THOUGHTS:

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    Well at least this chapter cleared up a potential plothole I had with how the Akatsuki timeline wasn't really making sense with this new information but that was corrected here. And though again I sort of felt bad for Kabuto wanting to find out who he was and feeling angry at Orochimaru who spilled on his betrayal there was a real... empty feeling from this chapter. Since we knew for the most part how it would go: Orochimaru would get Kabuto to work for him and I guess Kabuto's backstory we heard in part 1 was just a cover up and have the story play out like we knew it. And hey Kabuto taking Orochimaru's essance was something we saw during the Itachi/Sasuke fight anyway so that's not really surprising either. Really I get that this was trying to connect the bridge more with the past and the present but we didn't need to have that connection as we already know a lot of what would happen. There wasn't a need for a lot of what we saw in this chapter and only bits of it were really interesting or had any emotional panges to it. Which is really a problem with Naruto flashbacks: for all the build up only a couple of moments really ring true while all the build up feels so empty. Like it should be structured well because of how the panels are laid out and the set up but... it just doesn't really ring true for some reason or another. So yeah this really makes me hope next time we actually get back to the fight and don't have to build with any more history of Kabuto since I think we know all about him we really need to.
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    Kabuto is a lot like Sasuke. He lost sight of his truth and fell into darkness. I'm interested in seeing how this fight turns out now.
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