mmm stalker-suki to the max hahaha, personally i love the way akatsuki is, you could probably have a mang on them alone and have it sell good, such a great assortment of characters, and how they interact is funny.
I liek the fun with akatsuki thing too, but they need a better artist haha.
just for my opinion i think that itachi is just the stronger one? he'd be at LEAST as good as kakishi at nullifying kisame, then the difference in skill would show up and he'd own him no matter what.
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