Did Naruto and Itachi even talk to each other?
We actually learned something about from Jiraiya's conversation with Tsunade at least.
Who knows, maybe, maybe not. But more importantly was that the real naruto? I think it was right?
I'm still trying to figure out the whole point of that scene. There seems to be NO growth on Naruto's part concerning a new usage of the bunshins (this was the same as the kabuto flop and Itachi won't fall for the same attack twice, as he did when he got hit by the Odama. I mean come-on...two bunshins and he seriously expects to subdue someone of that calibre?). The only significant bit of that conversation was the line from Naruto and the grin from Itachi which, imho, is a weak move at any sort of symbolism. However, that wasn't accompanied by any sort of "step-forward" in the plot-direction on Naruto's part.
Originally Posted by adonai
"What happened Naruto?"
"OMG!! I just saw teh Itachi!"
"Yeah...that's it. I got nuthin."
Brotherly brawl is a bit too premature though. Despite all this, I think a meeting of the sharingans is the most probable event.
Also...in all fairness, Its due time this series became known as "Sasuke!" (~blue font with red highlights and emo entrepreneurship dotting the credits~)
@omen: doubtful. Then again...this is Naruto...he would do the stupid thing and leave his back-up behind to find Sasuke.
Last edited by SamDaPsy; 08-17-2007 at 05:14 PM.
Originally Posted by Dr. Snakes
I don't agree. Sasuke is a practical example of a good antagonist. No matter how much image-time he will have in the manga, his storyline can never be the focus of the story. It's called Naruto for a reason, Sasuke is just his (and the story's) goal/end. Kishimoto Masashi is a very good storyteller. As a writer, I know the basis of good story writing. Sure, there are ups and downs in the story, but that's to be accepted with something on it's 40th volume.
Originally Posted by SamDaPsy
at first i thought the shadow was zetsu... now im not so sure... i think the shadow is too short to be zetsu
Despite my jest-intent, I still stand by the point I made. I know what he serves, I'll agree with you there, but there are limits to the capacity of the antagonist and how he shapes the protagonist. I just think that Kishimoto has slipped up on Naruto to the point where drawing any form of comparison between the two becomes more difficult than it should. However, I won't drag this out further than what its at right now so as to not make a vs thread out of this. I still stand by my opinion.
Originally Posted by Ryoga-san
Originally Posted by Dr. Snakes
Now for something random: I think Sasuke's gonna pop a vein out if he keeps staring intently like that in the last page.
Anyways, I do agree that the long-awaited, and forshadowed since the begining, totally epic brotherly fight between Sasuke and Itachi was done too soon.
Oh, and the way Itachi did the crow thing reminded me of Type-MOON's Tsukihime series.
hi all, sorry to disturb... i saw on the papers yesterday that ODEX has sued some people from Singapore for dl anime using BitTorrent. this mayb old news but a reminder.
geez all this discussion over a stupid shadow.
and he registered just for that....thoughtful fellow.
Originally Posted by teaset
as for the chapter, why was the real naruto there anyway? i thought he stayed back with the group when the clones went running around through the forest...and why diddnt he listen to what itachi had to say? urgh stupid kid, now we'll probably have to wait like 3 more weeks.