Indeed I did, and it was awesome!... There still needs to be more though. Whether it is in the battle against Madara and/or the battle against Naruto, Sasuke needs to display his kenjutsu skills more. You can never get enough Sasuke-sword action!!!
Well to be honest, I didn't know how Naruto was supposed to fight Sasuke's Chidori Blade kenjutsu. Openings have him using a kunai, but we all know that wouldn't work. The OVA had him using Asuma's Chakra Trenchknife to use Flying Swallow, but that's unlikely. However, now that Naruto has the Truth-Seeking Balls, we have a viable way for him to fight Sasuke's Snake Sword. As seen against Madara's Yin Release attack, the balls can deflect lightning. So they could probably easily block Sasuke's Snake Sword. My question is that Sasuke would probably need senjutsu so he could fight against Naruto's Truth-Seeking Balls.
You do bring up a good point. Although I wouldn't analyze it too much. I honestly think the Truth-Seeking Balls are hyped up WAY too much, and when Naruto and Sasuke finally do fight, I don't think Sasuke will need senjutsu to actually do damage to Naruto. Nor do I think Sasuke will need senjutsu to do damage to Madara- after all, with the new mysterious powers from the Rinnegan that have yet to be seen, Susanoo (and likely a Perfect Susanoo coming soon), EMS powers, Kirin, and a variety of other techniques- that should be enough for Sasuke to hurt Madara and Naruto without senjutsu.
Hello my friend, I need your opinion on something, consider this a what-if scenario.
So seeing as Guy was absent from the Pain invasion. Do you think he could have stopped Pain by using the 8 gates and resulting into him becoming the hero of the leaf?
Well it would raise the question, "What effect would Shinra Tensei have on Guy's Eight Gates?" Theoritically physical attacks of any level can't work on a person using Shinra Tensei and Bansho Ten'in. Perhaps Night Guy would be effective, but Evening Elephant uses air pressure to trap a person's movement, up Pain is capable of shockwaves far greater. Besides even if Guy used the Eight Gates to destroy Pain's Six Paths of Pain, he doesn't have the means to track Nagato to his relay post, by then Guy would probably die and Nagato himself could just recreate the Six Paths of Pain.
Omega does bring up a very good point about how Guy would be unable to track down Nagato after the Pains are defeated. However, I do think Guy would easily be able to defeat the Six Paths of Pain had he used the Eight Gates. I'm not a huge fan of "what-if"s, because there are so many outcomes and possibilities to consider- and manga is already so unpredictable as it is.
BTW, I am very curious on both of your opinions on the Return of Madara Arc so far. If you two wouldn't mind, leave a comment on the 673 discussion blog with your feelings on the arc so we can have a discussion on our thoughts. Thanks a bunch!
I would have love to respond to all of the comments you left on the chapter 673, but time isn't on my side sadly. I barely had enough time to write that huge response to Naruto and Sasuke. But believe me, I really wanted to give my opinion, just not enough time
After all, the Arc still has a long way to go, and so I'm sure we'll probably give our full thoughts on it once it is complete. I just want to know how people feel about it at this current moment in time- IMO, I think it has the potential to become one of the best Arcs in the series! It may already be in my top 5- I'm not sure yet...
I forgot about that, how Guy couldn't locate Nagato so you guys for sure answered my question.
You know KirinNOTKarin, I think it would be safe to say that this is one of the best arcs, but I think my opinon is subject to change dependeding on how it is going to end. That does sound a bit foolish, but if it doesn't end the way we want it, it could just stay in top 5. And a lot of fans have different opinions on how they want everything to end and Kishi can't please everyone
Oh yeah, are you just seeing that? IDK how I feel about Shisui having the Susanoo. It seems like if you're an Uchiha nowadays, you need a Susanoo. That being said, it looks pretty interesting and I've always wanted to see a green Susanoo...
No, I was just wondering if you had. I agree that it seems like people think that Uchiha need a Susano'o, but this one if very impressive. I much like the drill weapon it has on it's right arm. If you think about it, only three of all of the Mangekyo users have been seen using Susano'o, so it is about as rare as Obito made it seem.
Well technically she had a third eye with it, her normal two eyes were Byakugan. What I'm saying is that we are not so sure that was even considered the Rinnegan, Hagoromo called it the Sharingan. The normal Rinnegan we are used to is present in both eyes and doesn't have the nine tomoes
Well Madara said that it's the Rinnegan and you can cleatly see that behind those 9 tomoes there is a Rinnegan pattern so it definitely is the Rinnegan. You really cannot say that that isn't Rinnegan, it probably is a combination of Sharingan and Rinnegan, but still it's also Rinnegan. I don't really get what Naruto got himself, but I kinda like to see it in action.
I'm not saying it's not a Rinnegan, I'm just saying it's not the Rinnegan we are used to, and if indeed this is just a "unique" Rinnegan, then why did Hagoromo said his mother had the Sharingan, when all she had was the Byakugan and this "unique" Rinnegan. I was also wondering why it only appeared in Sasuke's left eye, instead of both. Naruto's mode seems to be a combination of Nine-Tails' Chakra Mode, his Sage Mode, and the power of Hagoromo. Madara said that Naruto was using "the senjutsu of the Sage of the Six Paths", meaning he's using Hagoromo's special brand of senjutsu, combined with the skills of the nine Tailed Beasts. What I find interesting is that Naruto is in possession of the Truth-Seeking Balls, that means he is using Yin-Yang Release. It's kind of insane that Naruto went from the possession of one nature to four in less than one chapter. What I'm curious about is why Naruto decided to put Minato's Space-Time Kunai in his mouth, perhaps he is planning on using it somehow.
Well remember that the Rinnegan isn't Indra's power, it's Hagoromo's. I can't tell you how many people are confused about that. The Rinnegan is like fusing the powers of Sasuke and Naruto together. I would venture to guess that Sasuke isn't at a complete Rinnegan stage yet, rather he is manifesting some kind of power of Indra.
I know that. But if that eye looks like Kaguya, isn't Kaguya's power after all? We've never seen Indra having that dojutsu, actually the only person we've seen so far is Hagoromo's power. Madara said it's the Rinnegan, so it would be a fair assumption to believe that to be true until further information. And I think you've forgotten that we have little to no clue of what Hagoromo gave to those 2.
I'm sure we'll get more info in the coming chapters... But I belive it is an enhanced Rinnegan, that will be more powerful than those before it. I think it is the Ten-Tails' eye... I don't know how he got it, but like I said, I'm sure we will find out soon enough!
I don't know, and it kills me every time! Those raw scans don't help with the anticipation, either! I do love getting these raw scans every week though, and so I hope they continue until the series is over... What do you think about that?
It definitely was! I think this chapter proves that whatever scans are released on Mondays, we might be able to trust them. I don't know which I like more, Evening Elephant or Night Guy... What about you?
Madara's healing ability has apparently gone through the roof, he can apparently survive the left side of his body being blown off. It seemed his body started turning to liquid and healing itself right after Guy's attack was done.
If you think about it, Guy should've only scared him a bit, as the actual threat - Naruto and Sasuke - is about to enter the stage again. And I really enjoyed seeing Madara torn to pieces for a few moments there, his growth and powers were already exagerated, someone had become an actual threat to him. If he hadn't been the Ten-Tails Jinchuuriki, I bet he would've been over already.
Hey pal, I don't know if you took part of the conversation, but I once asked a question what is all of the nice things Sakura has done for Naruto. Anyway, my friend and I were chatting on the progression of team 7. And of course, the topic went to Sakura. Now my friend is a huge Sakura basher. Saying how she is completely useless and she hits naruto too much and blah blah. So tell me friend, what do you think about her? Give me everything you can think of her and her character. I would be more than happy to read anything you write ^_^
I'll be honest- she is no where near my favorite character, and when she said in 632 that she caught up to Naruto and Sasuke, I almost laughed my a*s off, especially after the recent developments. And even though I hate shipping, I would prefer NaruHina over NaruSaku. However, unlike much of the fanbase, I don't hate her, and I even like her character to a certain extent. I think she gradually improves over the course of the series. In the first two arcs of the series, I absolutely hated Sakura- all she did was drool over Sasuke, ignore Naruto, and she just absolutely did not deserve to be a ninja. However, in the Chunin Exams, that is when she became a decent character. I loved when she saved Naruto and Sasuke from Dosu, Zaku, and Kin. She really earned my respect there. She was even a bada*s in her fight with Ino.
Though she didn't do much else in Part I, I am proud to say that she became a good character in Part II. Not only was she probably the second to best medical ninja (and right now in the current stage of the manga, I would say she has surpassed Tsunade and has become the greatest medical ninja in the entire shinobi world), but she is extremely strong, clever, and independent. I honestly believe her and Chiyo's battle against Sasori was the first legitimate fight of Part II, and still one of the greatest. I also loved that she no longer cries constantly and only depends on Naruto. Though we all knew, and she probably did too, that she could not take out Sasuke in the Five Kage Summit Arc, I admire her strength at realizing what must be done. The only flaw of Sakura in Part II is merely that after the Sasori fight, Kishi kind of did a bad job with her character, and she hasn't developed much. I think her getting the special seal or whatever on her forehead in 632 was, unfortunately, Kishi trying to make up the lost time on developing her character...
So that is my thoughts on Sakura. Obviously, I say she is a pretty good character, and has developed a lot over the course of the series. What do you think about Sakura. BTW, I am honored that you value my opinion so much, and I have truly grown to value our friendship... Have a great one, Eric!
BTW, you have also given me a tremendous idea for a discussion that I am going to try out this weeked- a character analysis of a specific character, and how they have matured over the course of the series... Thanks for the inspiration!
I really value our friendship myself pal!
Your opinions are very enlightening and its a joy to read and I always learn something new from it! I look forward to the newest chapters so we can also have a discussion about it ^_^
Ah I'm glad I gave you an idea and I look forward to see it!!
Hello my friend! I'll be honest, I just finished posting a very long response to this, and the wiki rejected it, so I am a little mad right now. So I'm gonna give a shorter response- I loved both the new opening and ending, and I am very surprised at how much they spoiled the manga, especially in the opeing. Overall, I still really like these, and I am very welcome to the change. What did you think of them, Eric?
On an unrelated note, I posted a comment on the 671 blog that dealt with Sasuke and his darker personality. I would really appreciate if you left a response with your thoughts, as I really want to see what you and the others think of the matter I brought up. Thanks a bunch!!!
Ha, that happens to me all the time Kirin. What I suggest is that you copy your text just in case it rejects it, especially if it's a long thought out post. That way, if it is rejected, you can just paste it back in.
Yes, I did watch the episode. I mentioned it in my first comment, but like I said, the d*mn wiki completely rejected my comment. I thought it was one of the better episodes of the ANBU arc so far. Probably because of Itachi, but who really cares, he's one of the best characters in the series. I really liked the underlying tones and the morals of it too. For example, Guy thought he could be apart of the ANBU, but when he saw that one of the requirements called for cold-blooded murder, he realized he couldn't be apart of it. Stuff like that is why I love Naruto! Did you like the episode?
I know, but I'm definitely not complaining. I think this Itachi aspect is going to be extremely interesting, and we are about to see the inner workings of the coup, as well as the Uchiha Massacre in a new light through Kakashi's eyes. Since Kakashi is Itachi's squad leader, it makes me believe even more that Kakashi will arrive at the scene of the massacre and confront Itachi. I can't wait for that to happen!
BTW, I just saw some of the old openings, and don't you guys remember the good old days when it was just a generic intro that had nothing to do much with the story? Good times- so nostalgic! That being said, I really like the newer openings that reveal some of the story way more. The anime only watchers might not, but I sure do!
Yeah I forgot about the visuals of the old intros. I think the last intro that had nothing to do with the story line is the 4th naruto intro fighting dreamers. That intro is so sick! My favorite part 1 intros are 4,6,7 and 8. I should put 9 in there too. I ok let me change that, i love all of the intros expect the 1st and the 5th. Each of those intros hold a memory for me
You didn't like the first?! That one was one of my favorites- I like pretty much every opening except the ninth. I just thought the visuals were incredibly boring, and the song wasn't anything special either... My absolute favorite opening of all is Naruto Shippuden opening 6. I love the song (I even downloaded it onto my phone to listen to it), the visuals were stunning/emotional/action-packed, and the Itachi Pursuit Arc is my favorite Arc in the whole series, and so it just makes me happy whenever I see it...
After reading Chapter 671, I'm starting to get that feeling that Sasuke is going to die. Even though we've been hoping for a final fight, the fact that it apparently is Indra and Ashura's chakra combined that awakens the Rinnegan, makes me feel like one of them is going to die and give the other the missing chakra.
That's a very interesting theory, Omega, and I like the logic behind it. Though I honestly don't think that it where Kishi is going to go. I just think that if he's giving both of them the equal amount of power, and if they are working as a true team, there is no scenario where Sasuke would be killed. Although, the manga has been very surprising as of late, and so Kishi could surprise us like that. If I had a preferance, I would rather Sasuke survive, because he is one of my favorite characters, and I really want to see the battle between him and Naruto.
Since you already took the liberty of doing it, I'll comment on it later today, as I am extremely busy at the moment. When the chapters start becoming that epic stuff we've been waiting for (Naruto new power-up, Sasuke with Rinnegan, Madara's defeat, Naruto vs. Sasuke), you can do dicsussions too, but I will definitely be doing them as well, I don't care how many already exist. I can already imagine like five chapter discussions on here when the final chapter is released... :)
I'm just glad that Naruto is back. It's been so many chapters since he was on the brink of death. I'm just extremly glad that Naruto is still being Naruto ^_^. And people thought that the mysterious person was approaching Sasuke was the Sage's mother. Well did they get it wrong or what?
But as much as I enjoyed the contents of this chapter, being the Sasuke fanboy that I am, I wouldn't mind dedicating a couple of pages back to Sasuke