Akatsuki, tailed beasts, rings
remember the eyes of akatsukis sealing statue?
they kinda piss me off
cuz it seems the tailed beasts (aka bijū) have their corresponding places among those...
so far we know where the ichibi, nibi, sanbi and yonbi are sealed:
[X] - unknown bijū (sealed)
 - unknown bijū
since everything is going according to their plan capturing the bijū up to the eight-tails to ensure the balance and since we already know that this is important because the kyuubi is the strongest bijū - it's safe to assume that kyuubi has its place right in the middle
well.. i kind of thought this through and among all possibilities only a few did actually make sense (in a way..)
it's the balance-thing kisame mentioned... i thought to allocate the bijū equally among both sides
in short the seven-tails und the eight-tails go to the left and the five- and six-tails to the right; both sides now have the sum 18
unfortunately we don't have much info on the other bijū..
except maybe a clue on the eight-tails
most of you probably know already.. to sum it up:
there's a mystical beasts in the japanese mythology named Yamata-no-Orochi (en: Eight-Forked Serpent; it was said to have eight heads and eight tail) which was slayed by Susa-no-o, revealing the legendary sword Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi in the middle tail..
sasukes sword is called kusangi... well.. call me crazy but i think it might be possible (the chances are low.. of course) sasuke got that sword from orochimaru who on the other hand was a member of an organization collecting the nine bijū (world domination tour)
which is maybe a clue that the eight-tails was already sealed
of course it's just a theory (an old one at that) but it matched my balance
so the only clue on the eight-tails is that it was slayed since sasuke has the kusanagi which indicates that it's already sealed inside the statue
what are the gains of that? well my guess on the last bijū is that it has to be the five- or six-tails
too bad i don't know any mystical beasts with 5 or 6 tails^^
didn't give me a clear answer either...
on other forums people wrote about Raijū as the six-tailed beast which would be cool... but dunno.. never heard of Raijū having six tails....
Lord of the Rings:
have yet to come to a conclusion regarding akatsukis rings.. at first i thought those rings gotta correspond to the bijū in a way - maybe they are necessary to the sealing part.. since you've got to have a ring 2 be a member
then again.. why did akatsuki which seems to be far more powerful than orochimaru let him keep his ring? it seems they don't need it..
if each ring was to correspond a bijū or was needed to seal the corresponding bijū then there are two options:
- each ring (except for ALs ring since this one is saying "Zero") corresponds a bijū and is NEEDED to seal it... orochimaru was allowed to keep his since they already sealed the corresponding bijū (orochi)
- the rings are only needed to be able to seal the bijū nothing more
the first option would be okay i think
the second one is the one i don't like or accept.. xD
the rings are all unique and have words engraved (which are either japanese gods or chinese constellations).. they are also worn on the finger the members have their place on the statue
well i looked into each of the symbols.. and kinda tried to compare it with the individual targets as its quite clear that itachis target is the nine-tails
Itachi - right ring finger - Vermillion Bird <--> Nine-tailed Demon Fox
Kisame - left ring finger - Sagittarius <--> Four Tails ???
Deidara - right index finger - Azure Dragon <--> Shukaku or Three-Tails ???
Tobi/Sasori - left thumb - Virgin <--> Shukaku or Three-Tails ???
it's quite difficult to get a clear answer from those...
e.g. Virgin or Virgo has 3 bright stars.. well tobi did engage the 3tails.. and in the sasori/deidara vs gaara part sasori almost did nothing
which would mean Tobi/Sasoris target is the sanbi and deidaras shukaku
but here comes the real problem.. the rings of deidara, itachi, zetsu und the bluehair.. they're called the four symbols of the chinese constellations and all of them have 7 stars
and of course: kisames ring - Sagittarius has 7 bright stars.. which doesn't really help either
i don't think kishimoto just took random symbols.. there IS probably a reason behind this and well i have also fun researching a bit
well atleast i'm pretty sure now that it's either the sixtails or the fivetails^^
btw if you try to balance out each side in the only way possible (6+3=5+4 and 1+8=2+7) you get the five-tails