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sahugani
May 11, 2007, 12:52 PM
We have the RAW HERE (http://mangahelpers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12599) thanks to Kylara once again

Give it a read and take a stab at what will happen next week

SmallTiger
May 11, 2007, 01:23 PM
I have no idea, hmm..... I predict we'll find out more about the guy hanging out (or just hanging?) on Kisame's sword there.

shachi
May 11, 2007, 03:02 PM
Kakashi replaces Kurenai as captain of Team 8. The tracking specialists and Kakashi's nin-dogs set off for Itachi and Kisame.

Tsunade and Sakura will re-examine Kakuzu's corpse, and perhaps run into Zetsu. Isn't it about time to get those precious rings already??

Yamato and Naruto update Jiraiya on the FRS, and train together to perfect it.

Deidara and Tobi take to the air and search for Team Hebi.

ANBU4U
May 11, 2007, 03:21 PM
I know this matter was buried already, but after watching this weeks anime episode, i'm totally convinced Itachi is going blind rather quickly. I'm not sure if we can trust the anime, but that dialogue between Itachi and Kakashi, it seemed totally clear that Itachi was loosing his eyesight. Kakashi's exact words were: 'Besides using a large amount of chakra, using that technique (MS) poses a huge risk to your eyes' and later he asked 'Itachi, how bad has your eyesight become?'. After this question, Itachi looked shocked... if the anime is right, then Itachi will eventually get blind.
If that happens to him, he's as good as dead. I always questioned myself how would sasuke or anyone beat the godlike Itachi... now this comes to solve my doubts upon his fall. He'll only die after being blind... i'm almost sure of it

Yea, the anime was crystal clear on the subject. That why I love watching it, because of its length it can expand on dialouge that kishi simply doesnt have room for in the manga. Its great for clarfication. Some people just stubbornly refuse to believe anything elaborated upon in the anime as 'canon' though, despite being proven wrong over, and over...

At any rate, Itachi even said "Kakashi-san you couldnt have!" all shoked...so I mean obviously he's thinking "wtf!? you achieved MS?? thats the only way you could know..." I mean the subtext is so blatent its not even debateable.

Anyway, Next chapter we'll see deidara make his move towards Sauske...or perhaps just suigetsu knowing Itachi wants Sauske for himself.

EDIT: and its STILL hilarious that Itachi caught Naruto in a genjutsu with his finger, 5 seconds into a fight.

diegocfq
May 11, 2007, 03:35 PM
I don't think getting blind will make itachi so weak, after all using the 'standard' sharingan he can see chakra, so that's probably still a way to be able to see...


I predict next chapter is gonna be about sasuke and his team and naruto and his team moving... or all about akatsuki...

pcxxy
May 11, 2007, 03:39 PM
I'm predicting that Deidara/Tobi will go after the Hebi team... and it'll be their turn to fall ;p

hitokugutsu
May 11, 2007, 03:43 PM
Well since Kisame seems to talk all high and mighty the last chapter and he already captures his jinchuuriki I think its time for him to go -_-
Im hoping that Suigetsu delivers some brutal finishing touch to his death.....

Tias
May 11, 2007, 03:53 PM
Lol, suigetsu the nect zabuza....cant see him as a demon....but he might be even more of a demon then zabuza.....


i think the next one/s to fall will maybe be Deidera.....and tobi getting away someone maybe......OUR both of them ge taway when team kakashi comes in....
it might be that deidera gets his bijuu in him?(would be a nice twist to the battle, thats one thing for sure)

ANBU4U
May 11, 2007, 03:56 PM
I don't think getting blind will make itachi so weak, after all using the 'standard' sharingan he can see chakra, so that's probably still a way to be able to see...


I predict next chapter is gonna be about sasuke and his team and naruto and his team moving... or all about akatsuki...

No he cant. Thats the byakugan, all the sharingan is...minus the genjutsu...essentially just REALLY good eyesight. I mean I know thats dumbing it down alot...but bare with me.

If he's losing his vision significantly because of the strain MS puts on his eyes he wont be half the ninja he was at his prime. Which is sad really...its kind of a cheap way to bring about his demise if thats the case. I wonder is Sauske will see it that way if they meet up in a few chapters...which seems possible.

You train your whole life to defeat a god, and when you're finaly ready to put up a decent fight he's a mere mortal? Just sad...
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Lol, suigetsu the nect zabuza....cant see him as a demon....but he might be even more of a demon then zabuza.....


i think the next one/s to fall will maybe be Deidera.....and tobi getting away someone maybe......OUR both of them ge taway when team kakashi comes in....
it might be that deidera gets his bijuu in him?(would be a nice twist to the battle, thats one thing for sure)

Deidara's Bijuu was Garra. We know this because Sasori was complaining about still having to retrieve his. Still at this point SOMEONE has to be double assigned because Hidan and Sasori were both eliminated before they were able to capture their bijuu. But said members, may have gotten their second bijuu off screen...as there are only like....2 left now? The 8 tails and the 9 nine-tails.
We know Itachi was assigned the 9-tails so the 8-tails may be Zetsu or the Blue Haired girl's.

shachi
May 11, 2007, 04:28 PM
Deidara's Bijuu was Garra. We know this because Sasori was complaining about still having to retrieve his. Still at this point SOMEONE has to be double assigned because Hidan and Sasori were both eliminated before they were able to capture their bijuu. But said members, may have gotten their second bijuu off screen...as there are only like....2 left now? The 8 tails and the 9 nine-tails.
We know Itachi was assigned the 9-tails so the 8-tails may be Zetsu or the Blue Haired girl's.
Right. Hidan/Kakuzu were setting off for their next target, so they were supposed to deal with 7- or 8-.

In the next chapter, we may see the extraction. and then the leader will assign 7- and 8- to whomever to make up for Sasori and the "Zombie Brothers."

Urazz
May 11, 2007, 04:33 PM
No he cant. Thats the byakugan, all the sharingan is...minus the genjutsu...is essentially REALLY good eyesight. I mean I know that dumbing it down alot...but bare with me.

If he's losing his vision significantly because of the strain MS puts on his eyes wont be half the ninja he was at his prime. Which is sad really...kinda cheap way to bring about his demise if thats the case. I wonder is Sauske will see it that way if the meet up in a few chapters...which seems to be the case.

You train your whole life to defeat a god, and when you're finaly ready to put up a decent fight he's a mere mortal? Just sad...

I don't think Itachi is quite at that point yet. I'm thinking that his eyesight will get to that point in the middle of a fight. Whether that fight is with Sasuke, Naruto, or Kakashi is up in the air.

Uchiha Slayer
May 11, 2007, 04:53 PM
Very nice informative chapter. We got to see Itachi talk and stuff. But anyway I have few predictions:

1. Seen goes strait to konaha, Naruto and gang talking...Kakashi and Jayiria will tell Naruto some important stuff, dont know what...

2. Deidara seems interesting in fighting Sasuke because Sasuke defeated Orochimaru...So Deidara will talk to Akutsuki leader about him(deidara) going out to find Sasuke before Sasuke finds Itachi

3. Sasuke tells his group were their going next

Something along those lines...It left off kinda weird.

shinigamiboy
May 11, 2007, 06:41 PM
Dont acctually think Itachi will go blind at all in this manga,kishi just added that comment in, so people would understand that MS cant be used all the time... cos that s just cheating :P

anyways i predict that nx chapter... naruto leveling up.... he needs to be atleast sasukes level if he wants to challenge itachi....

richtoyz
May 11, 2007, 07:14 PM
he probably wont go blind but his sharingan wont b as sharp as it needs to b to fight sasuke or kakashi or naruto for that matter

talk about sasuke fighting people when they r not their best this might b another case

ANBU4U
May 11, 2007, 08:42 PM
Right. Hidan/Kakuzu were setting off for their next target, so they were supposed to deal with 7- or 8-.

In the next chapter, we may see the extraction. and then the leader will assign 7- and 8- to whomever to make up for Sasori and the "Zombie Brothers."

Well Hidan got his, wasnt he assigned the Nibi?

shachi
May 11, 2007, 08:50 PM
Hrm, not sure. i'm too lazy to go back and read. i don't think it makes a difference, anyway.

TBCAD
May 11, 2007, 09:58 PM
well how many do they have sealed off?
i can think of three off the top of my head which are the ichibi, the nibi, and the sanbi
and kisame has the yonbi but he hasnt been extracted
so other than those do they have any more?

Fortisdiablos
May 11, 2007, 10:09 PM
well how many do they have sealed off?
i can think of three off the top of my head which are the ichibi, the nibi, and the sanbi
and kisame has the yonbi but he hasnt been extracted
so other than those do they have any more?

Well in the last chapter they said they have two more. So including the yonbi that Kisame has right now, they have 7 total. Presumably, they should have sealed the other 6...or do they have to be in order. Is it just the kyuubi that needs to be last, or do they all have to be in order?

TBCAD
May 11, 2007, 10:26 PM
i think they have to be in order or else i think AL would just go after naruto now

myth0logy
May 11, 2007, 11:56 PM
I'm going to guess its gonna be more talk....and more talk...and then maby a hint at some action maby 2-3 chapters down the road.

pesimistic atitude. lets see how right I am :)

pcxxy
May 12, 2007, 02:14 AM
Dont acctually think Itachi will go blind at all in this manga,kishi just added that comment in, so people would understand that MS cant be used all the time... cos that s just cheating :P

anyways i predict that nx chapter... naruto leveling up.... he needs to be atleast sasukes level if he wants to challenge itachi....

I totally agree. Itachi going blind in a fight would just be sad... but don't forget that Oro doesn't seem to be in his full shape when he got his ass kicked by Sauceke.

And yes, Hidan and Kakuzu got teh Nibi (the girl in the sewage remember?) but then I somehow lost track of which ones are left... we've seen 1,2,3,4 so far... plz correct me if i'm wrong.

more predictions: i don't think we'll see naruto training/leveling up coz he's just done it, plus there is (apparently) no time for it.

wooticus
May 12, 2007, 03:21 AM
but without training there isn't any chance for naruto to compete with the two uchihas.. all he has is an one hit kill attack he isn't allowed to use anymore ;-)

cfdgl
May 12, 2007, 04:27 AM
naruto definitely needs extra quick training. just with his one hit kill atack he hardly attack the uchihas that can read the movements..the uchihas will definitely avoid that attack and then make counter attack.
Naruto needs another support techinuq like taijutsu or God thunder or else

Gestalt
May 12, 2007, 04:33 AM
Naruto still has his unlimited supply of chakra.. not to forget that naruto isnt as dumb as the anime made him to be.. i think he will come up with something somehow.. or maybe there's something in his training which he has yet to be shown..

photaibo
May 12, 2007, 06:02 AM
What I find interesting is, that Kisame talked sth. about the four tails ELEMENTAL FUSION techniques, which I thought was a bloodline limit.

Seems like a hint to me, what Naruto is going to learn.
It is a new way to power himself up, if he would have/learn another element.

Prediction:

more revealing things in the nxt chapter

dasher232
May 12, 2007, 08:15 AM
I don't think Naruto needs to power up for his upcoming battle for one reason and that only. In almost all of his battles Naruto always pulls of something he hasn't done before wowing people on the sidelines. My guess is that Kishi will send him to do battle and in that battle he will end up learning a range of stuff and thats where his growth will continue. I think he will start connecting the dots and soon.

As for the next chapter I predict lots of talking from ''Heibi'' to begin. Deidara and Tobi start arguing whilst spying on Heibi only to be found out because of it. Then change to Konoha Naruto, Sakura, Kakashi and Sai all Gather to set off to find Itachi. Jiraiya pulls either Kakashi or Naruto aside has a talk with either about something. They finally start moving with Zetsu spying on the from behind with some comment like ''Looks like they're on the move again...''. Then the last couple panels with Deidara and Tobi saying how they guess a fight can't be avoided. Suigetsu smiles with the lust for batte whilst like his brother Sasuke says ''...... .. .'' and it ends for the week.

sasori1122
May 12, 2007, 08:47 AM
Somehow...I imagine Deidara ending up in a fight with Sai...so I don't think he will die if he and Tobi go to encounter Sasuke and co. ...I could moreso see...maybe Tobi dieing...and Deidara getting away...possibly even as a sacrifice so Deidara could get away...or maybe they could both get away...or maybe they just meet the Konoha team instead...

Anyways...more talk seems likely...and maybe Zetsu will finally go get those rings

starfall856
May 12, 2007, 08:54 AM
I think Deidara and Tobi will go after Team Snake, because they wont take the chance of getting Itachi killed and because Deidara was in the last picture so i think it was hinting that there gonna be more of him . I think Deidara might kick the bucket maybe because of his temper ( i think thats why they were talking about it in this chapter, hinting his weakness) but Tobi might live. For some reason he seems like he might be connected to Obito. So i instantly wanna know more.

Kakashi and Naruto wont just run after Itachi I think there will be some more training, perfecting, and learning going on before they can leave. Yet again someone in the village is gonna get all mad that Tsunade is gonna let Naruto go after yet another Akaustki (spellling??) member, so that why Naruto has to prove himself yet again with some sort of training/technique, againnn......

Mendes
May 12, 2007, 09:04 AM
I think after sealing the 4 tails, deidara will ambush Hebi and try to isolate suigetsu and try to find out his skills on his own, but he'll get disappointed. Dont take me wrong, i think suigetsu is extremely strong, but he seems to weaken outside water. He's been consuming his group's water and he's always tired. When they have no more water, suigetsu may die. He looks like a fish outside water.
Karin doesnt loose a chance to get rid of suigetsu to get close to sasuke, and that would make things easier for deidara, if he wanted to isolate suigetsu, but with his fighting style it wouldnt make much of a difference... blowing things and stuff, so sasuke will most likely save suigetsu in a situation like this

sasori1122
May 12, 2007, 09:04 AM
Sort of long term-ish...
Probably Team Kakashi would set out to go
They would be trying to get to Itachi...somehow using the dogs to track the scent
Deidara and Tobi would meet Team Kakshi instead of Hebi
Hebi will find Itachi and Kisame first


If Tobi is Obito...it bolsters my theory that Deidara and Tobi will run into Team Kakashi instead of Hebi...
Deidara hould fight Sai
And Kakashi should fight Tobi

Sakura and Naruto to go on ahead to try to intercept Hebi v. Itachi and Kisame...
During the fight...
Deidara and Sai manage to injure each other seriously...and die
Kakashi defeats Tobi...but will require hospitilization to keep up that little ongoing joke

Then:
Kisame is taken out by Suigetsu after an awesome fight
Karin stands around doin' nothing...a la Ino in the Hidan/Kakuzu fight
Juugo sacrifices himself to save Sasuke from Itachi...who was about to lay a finishing blow
Naruto and Sakura arrive
Sakura heals Sasuke
Sasuke and Naruto work together to defeat Itachi

But this all would be strung out for a long time...a very long fight of duality...well I guess quadrality(if that's a word)

That would be interesting...but it would leave Akatsuki with only three members left...and that's not very realistic...unless they replace Hidan, Kakuzu, and Orochimaru...they should be able to get his ring..and they could maybe get Kabuto to join...he has something left to him

Exp
May 12, 2007, 09:06 AM
What I find interesting is, that Kisame talked sth. about the four tails ELEMENTAL FUSION techniques, which I thought was a bloodline limit.

Seems like a hint to me, what Naruto is going to learn.
It is a new way to power himself up, if he would have/learn another element.

Prediction:

more revealing things in the nxt chapter

I think you're right. If I'm not mistaking, the kyubi is a fireelement biju, and therefore it should be possible for Naruto to also use the fireelement. I read somewhere that Marada (the first Uchiha) made a deal with the kyubi and recieved his chakra. After he got the nine-tails chakra, he was able to use a very strong fireelement jutsu called katon.

Imagine Naruto making like a huge firetornado mixing the wind and the fireelements.

dasher232
May 12, 2007, 09:08 AM
I don't know whybut I highly doubt Naruto has any time to sneak in more training as fast as it might be. Thats going to stress his body that he doesn't need right now. The last time he met up with Sasuke he was completely exhausted because he more or less came straight from a huge battle and had Kyuubi push his boundaries further. This time I don't think it would be wise to train and then go after Itachi because a battle is more or less certain. And the reason I think deidara is going to battle with Sasuke is because I can see him being used as a taunt character. As in he'll turn up battle with Sasuke then mention how his doujutsu is pathetic even to a Non-Uchiha. And somehow mention how even Kakashi has managed to have a level of doujutsu on par with Itachi, and he's still weak. Sending Sasuke into a rage.

Mendes
May 12, 2007, 09:17 AM
I think you're right. If I'm not mistaking, the kyubi is a fireelement biju, and therefore it should be possible for Naruto to also use the fireelement. I read somewhere that Marada (the first Uchiha) made a deal with the kyubi and recieved his chakra. After he got the nine-tails chakra, he was able to use a very strong fireelement jutsu called katon.

Imagine Naruto making like a huge firetornado mixing the wind and the fireelements.

Its Madara :P but i dont remember anywhere saying that he's the 1st uchiha...
It seems like its possible to learn the bijuu's element, and that may be the key for naruto. Specially because he has great affinity with wind chakra. If he can combine his wind with kyuubi's element of chakra (it looks like its fire, but i cant tell for sure) he'd achieve a great level. Still, kizame alone fought an experienced ninja with this kind of abilities and still captured him, without suffering any apparent injuries.
I just hope that, if naruto is about to learn another element, he doesnt use it just to create another super finishing move like the last time. Its no use to keep exploring rasengan-made moves. That may look awesome, but it doesnt make naruto stronger at all... the normal rasengan is already a finisher strong enough to kill a tough opponent, if it hits the right spot.
If naruto is to improve, he'll need to focus on non-chakra moves (like taijutsu and body speed, reflex, etc) and on moves he can actually use without spending a gigantic amount of chakra

dimplez
May 12, 2007, 09:18 AM
at the end of the chapter it say that next week Hebi and Naruto begin their search for Itatchi, so maybe they will finally start looking for him next week!!

Exp
May 12, 2007, 09:26 AM
Mendes, i think you're right. Even if naruto mastered fireelement ninjutsu, he would still get assraped. Naruto is nowhere close to Sasukes level of taijutsu and speed. Besides since he doesn't have a sharingan, he shouldn't be able to hit a sharingan user with a headon jutsu like the windrasengan.

TuG@
May 12, 2007, 10:58 AM
naruto needs to train taijutsu and he needs a weapon 2, naruto is strong in finishing moves but is very weak on the other matters

Mendes
May 12, 2007, 01:28 PM
Naruto is in such a hurry to go after Itachi... how come he doesnt realize he needs training b4. He's just so lucky he's able to train 1000 times harder than a normal ninja because of his new method of training... If Lee was able to do so, he'd be a ninja god... in a week he'd be stronger than tsunade+sakura together and faster than Yondaime+naruto 9 tails together...

I wonder if this method has some side effects we still dont know (even naruto either). This method seems similar to DBZ's hiperbolic time chamber, where ppl spent 1 year inside the chamber, but only 1 day is spent on the outside world. That method had dangerous side effects on your body, and Goku even said one could only spend 2 years on the chamber. Naruto's clone training must be the same, or else he'd achieve a godlike level... at least that's how i think.

By using the clone training, naruto can be a lot stronger, he just has to use the training well. The thing he lacks even when he's at kyuubi mode, is taijutsu. He needs to create tons of clones to hit an opponent, because his clones are useless in taijutsu. If he was more skilled there, the clones would totally kick ass! Think about it... 1000 clones with great taijutsu abilities, not even Lee or Neji would stand a chance :P
But then again, i bet as soon as naruto gets another training opportunity he'd just waste it trying to create another super-finisher, or to improve FRS... i'm sick of it :/

ANBU4U
May 12, 2007, 02:00 PM
Its Madara :P but i dont remember anywhere saying that he's the 1st uchiha...
It seems like its possible to learn the bijuu's element, and that may be the key for naruto. Specially because he has great affinity with wind chakra. If he can combine his wind with kyuubi's element of chakra (it looks like its fire, but i cant tell for sure) he'd achieve a great level. Still, kizame alone fought an experienced ninja with this kind of abilities and still captured him, without suffering any apparent injuries.
I just hope that, if naruto is about to learn another element, he doesnt use it just to create another super finishing move like the last time. Its no use to keep exploring rasengan-made moves. That may look awesome, but it doesnt make naruto stronger at all... the normal rasengan is already a finisher strong enough to kill a tough opponent, if it hits the right spot.
If naruto is to improve, he'll need to focus on non-chakra moves (like taijutsu and body speed, reflex, etc) and on moves he can actually use without spending a gigantic amount of chakra

Hmmm......I've always found that in my head, the kyuubi's chakra is fire elemental, but I cant recall a single reason to believe so. Perhaps because whenever we see flashbacks of the kyuubi b4 he was sealed everythings on fire....or simply because its red.

Still the multi-elemental fusion ability could have been an isolated ability of the 4-tails, rather than an ability that all jinchūriki share....a bit to early to say Naruto is capable of it...but I'd be interesting.
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Naruto is in such a hurry to go after Itachi... how come he doesnt realize he needs training b4. He's just so lucky he's able to train 1000 times harder than a normal ninja because of his new method of training... If Lee was able to do so, he'd be a ninja god... in a week he'd be stronger than tsunade+sakura together and faster than Yondaime+naruto 9 tails together...

I wonder if this method has some side effects we still dont know (even naruto either). This method seems similar to DBZ's hiperbolic time chamber, where ppl spent 1 year inside the chamber, but only 1 day is spent on the outside world. That method had dangerous side effects on your body, and Goku even said one could only spend 2 years on the chamber. Naruto's clone training must be the same, or else he'd achieve a godlike level... at least that's how i think.

By using the clone training, naruto can be a lot stronger, he just has to use the training well. The thing he lacks even when he's at kyuubi mode, is taijutsu. He needs to create tons of clones to hit an opponent, because his clones are useless in taijutsu. If he was more skilled there, the clones would totally kick ass! Think about it... 1000 clones with great taijutsu abilities, not even Lee or Neji would stand a chance :P
But then again, i bet as soon as naruto gets another training opportunity he'd just waste it trying to create another super-finisher, or to improve FRS... i'm sick of it :/

I've given up on Naruto ever developing practical abilities. You should as well.

Black/Light
May 12, 2007, 03:06 PM
I think it's fare to assume that Naruto will have to train.

Isn't his arm still damaged? It's the prefect time to start some Toad Sage training with the SC power up well waiting for the few days to past by for his arm to heal.

And really, I don't think alot of you are giving him enuff credit. I really don't recall naruto pulling out all the stops and showing us just what he can do in a live or die type of fight. Kuz was a "I am going to hit this **** with this new attack to prove that I can!" type of fight . . .showed alot of Naruto growth but not hand-to-hand (Showed some speed and steath increase seeing that he got behide this fast *** Ninja and gave him the one hitter AFTER taking the time on making the FRS.) . And before that he amost basically when 4 tailes on Cray dude before doing much fighting (so he had to stop) and he went auto-4 tails when he saw Oro.

Really, I don't think you can rule out the chances that Naruto has already gotting better in Hand-to-Hand and speed just yet seeing as. . . well, we haven't seen much of normal Naruto doing anything as of yet.

So yeah, I think he will train in this next one.

And I think his other element is water.

Akatsuki_DraGoN_
May 12, 2007, 03:14 PM
the guy hanging there is probably konoha's white fang, kakashi's father. Well he has the same hairstyle. On the other hand he has the same hairstyle as jiraiya:/

4ghost
May 12, 2007, 06:47 PM
To all, please remember that this is the the prediction thread for 354. Keep your posts relevant to the upcoming chapter by making it a clear prediction for the events to come. Understand that those who can't do this, who's posts are begging to lead this thread off topic will basically have wasted their efforts here in this thread.

As for my prediction I think that the focus will again shift back to Konoha beginning with what Kakashi has in mind to accomplish their goals. Most likely Kakashi has, like someone else had pointed out based on pg10, Kakuzu's ring to use to search out Itachi. Perhaps this will also be where Jiraiya's expertise/importance will be reinserted into the story. Jiraiya could be the one to recognize the significance of Kakuzu's ring and the character upon it, thus revealing more of Akatsuki's intentions.

GreeN Beast
May 13, 2007, 04:10 AM
i think yamato will go with team kakashi! and tsunade will form a new team that are go with them back up or somthing like that

CheckMate
May 13, 2007, 06:19 AM
I am really sick of this Tobi = Obito theory, sorry guys..

I dont think there will be more training for Naruto. He has had enough, and unless it's a very outstanding method of training, it is just lame.

DeIdara I agree, will encounter the HEBI, as it seems like his fate to fight the strong opponent (or is it more precious..the young person with God-like power? Hint: Naruto and Gaara)

I still dont see how Konoha can even try to find Itachi..especially because it was raining in the last chapter.
My best bet is they get information from somewhere or spomeone about the location of the 4-tailed, and therefore follow the thread from there.

However, Ibiki should have got something useful too by now, otherwise he will be just as lame ae Iruka.

GPZrag
May 13, 2007, 07:20 AM
well for predictions, i predict jiraiya will tell us something pretty surprising (involving naruto) and by the MAYBE naruto will learn something fast and nice... who knows?... anyways we will hear a little more of akatsuki and sasuke's team then the new "backup team" and at the end naruto ^^

philixus1988
May 13, 2007, 07:27 AM
Prediction for next chapter: We get to know the team members involved in chasing after itachi and kisame. We get to see some talk b/w team hebi members and finally some talk by kisame which is answered by itachi as ....................

coolitman
May 13, 2007, 08:21 AM
I still live in hope of Team 8 going to track Akatsuki, maybe with Ibiki as they seem to want interrogation or something...I don't know
Team Hebi walking along while Deidara and Tobi (I don't like the Tobi=Obito theory - the guys dead and he was so nice he would never go to Akatsuki!) go in pursuit of them...or something I don't know but I hope it's good

Ninjetone
May 13, 2007, 08:35 AM
I too get frustrated about the seemingly godlike development of Sasuke as compared to Naruto who every time he takes a step foreward hits a roadblock. But in the long run it makes sense. When the "hero" attains full power and has the ability to beat every enemy with ease the story is over. I guess we have to keep reminding ourselves that Naruto's struggle to become stronger while learning to control the demon within is gonna be a bumpy ride.
I agree with GreeN Beast that Tsunade should form a new team to back up team Kakashi. My guess is that only Shika, Neji and possibly Lee could face members of the Akatsuki without being killed quickly or like Ino end up standing on the sidelines yelling useless information to the ones doing the fighting.
I KNOW that there are many of you that think team 8 should be the backup team on this mission because of their supposed "amazing" tracking skills, but that was mostly anime filler. Team 8 can't do anything that Kakashi's nin dogs can't do where tracking is concerned and the toughest fighters are gonna be needed to face that bunch of S-class criminals.
I'd give a prediction, but it would be almost identical to the one philixus1988 just gave.

yemsta
May 13, 2007, 11:28 AM
I think you're right. If I'm not mistaking, the kyubi is a fireelement biju, and therefore it should be possible for Naruto to also use the fireelement. I read somewhere that Marada (the first Uchiha) made a deal with the kyubi and recieved his chakra. After he got the nine-tails chakra, he was able to use a very strong fireelement jutsu called katon.

Imagine Naruto making like a huge firetornado mixing the wind and the fireelements.

I have always thought that kyuubi would be a wind type. Remember in the first naruto chapter it says that with a swing of its tail mountains fell. Well now if you also look at later on in the manga when we learnt that wind chakra has the power to cut and slice etc. But then again I may be wrong.

Is there an actual place where it says kyuubi is fire type?

Prediction: Naruto will never be able to go on this mission he will have to sneak on it somehow. Because they are fighting itachi kakashi and Jiraiya will insist on training and the mission will not occur any time soon ( i.e the next 5 chapters or so). Hopefully we will see naruto train along with jiraiya's and kakashi's direct influence. Maybe sakura training too.

sKaR
May 13, 2007, 11:57 AM
i think that everything is going to go according to the usual.sasuke will track itachi.sumhow naruto's team might interrupt in between their battle..but to make things interesting deidara n tobi will also join in to help itachi.so it will b 4 akatsuki vs hebi and (naruto,sakura,sai,kakashi)BELIEVE IT!!!!

ANBU4U
May 13, 2007, 01:04 PM
I have always thought that kyuubi would be a wind type. Remember in the first naruto chapter it says that with a swing of its tail mountains fell. Well now if you also look at later on in the manga when we learnt that wind chakra has the power to cut and slice etc. But then again I may be wrong.

Is there an actual place where it says kyuubi is fire type?

Prediction: Naruto will never be able to go on this mission he will have to sneak on it somehow. Because they are fighting itachi kakashi and Jiraiya will insist on training and the mission will not occur any time soon ( i.e the next 5 chapters or so). Hopefully we will see naruto train along with jiraiya's and kakashi's direct influence. Maybe sakura training too.

That would seem redundant, but it could be explained. Perhaps, as their chakra had been fusing since basicaly Narutos birth, enough of the kyuubis chakra is in Narutos own that its altered his natural affinity.
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philixus1988
May 13, 2007, 01:15 PM
Altering the nature would be redundant to use your words, i mean that would just mean that naruto even when using his own chakra is unknowingly be using kyuubi's. Since kyuubi's chakra can be easily suppressed by sasuke (I have a strong feeling it can be suppresed by itachi too) then in some way they are stopping naruto from using his chakra to do any jutsu and so naruto is a very easy prey for them.

ANBU4U
May 13, 2007, 01:30 PM
Altering the nature would be redundant to use your words, i mean that would just mean that naruto even when using his own chakra is unknowingly be using kyuubi's. Since kyuubi's chakra can be easily suppressed by sasuke (I have a strong feeling it can be suppresed by itachi too) then in some way they are stopping naruto from using his chakra to do any jutsu and so naruto is a very easy prey for them.

If they can stop the kyuubi's chakra it's likely just the bulk of it. The part that has already merged with Narutos in permenate, in-sepperable...it IS naruto's chakra. If the kyuubi were removed like shukaku was from garra Naruto (assuming he survived) would still retain some of the kyuubi's abilities and features do their fusion over time.

I imagine the old man Kisame just beat was an incredible opponent...as givin his age...if he recieved his bijuu at the same age as Naruto or Garra he would have had amazing control over its powers without having to risk drawing more from the bulk of the beast.

freelancer
May 13, 2007, 03:34 PM
The next chapter will focus on Hebi as Sasuke still hasn't explained what each member is supposed to do. I can see them making their way to Itachi through Karin's abilities and being confronted by more of the Akatsuki body doubles/clones used against Gai and Kakashi. Not wanting to take any chances Akatsuki will send three of them this time likely Deidara, Tobi, and Itachi. Though Tobi can be switched out for any other member except Kisame as he is still too weak from his fight Deidara and Itachi are defintes to me. If Konoha Is shown at all It will be more strategy session type talk maybe a narrowing down of a team to track down Itachi how that will work i have no idea as they don't have anything to go on for any of the remaining Akatsuki members.

dasher232
May 13, 2007, 03:55 PM
I might be wrong but it seems like whenever Naruto is using Kyuubi's chakra there is a clear distinction not just from him but from other characters. Particularly the tints of evil with a will to kill that seems to get people's attention. Again I could be wrong, though I don't think Naruto ever unknowingly uses Kyuubi's chakra channel. Probably slightly off topic but I really would like to see kishi expand on Kyuubi and in particular the bijuu's soon. I just hope he doesn't kill them all off just leaving Kyuubi, I think it would be very appropriate to have the last Akatsuki members taken down by the people they hunted so mercilessly.

Black/Light
May 13, 2007, 04:42 PM
Altering the nature would be redundant to use your words, i mean that would just mean that naruto even when using his own chakra is unknowingly be using kyuubi's. Since kyuubi's chakra can be easily suppressed by sasuke (I have a strong feeling it can be suppresed by itachi too) then in some way they are stopping naruto from using his chakra to do any jutsu and so naruto is a very easy prey for them.

I don't think Sasuke can "easily" suppress KB. Look at everything that was going on at that time. . .
Naruto wasn't going Nine tails.
KB was still mostly behind the cage (just "pulling" out).
Naruto was about to give him the "get back in yo place" pimp slap. Sas just pushed back the lil KB power that was pulling out.

It's like. . . a dog on a chain connected to a gate. He can only be released if the master lets him loose. . . but with enuff time a effort he can pull further away from the gate. Sas just gave him the tug back on his chain before Naruto could. Had Naruto walked into that cage (as seen with the Oro fight) or just let the KB loose than there would have been nothing Sas could have done.

And my guess as to what might happen in the up coming chaps. . . I think team 8 can be used to track them down. Really, the ninja dogs CAN track. . . but they can't fight such strong ninja so team 8 could also be not only trackers but also back up.

And I also think we will go into a arc about the 8 tails child. Really, I can't see Gaara and Naruto being the only ones that have a back story. 8 Tails is 2nd only to 9 tails and should be almost as powerful so I think someone should die by his/her hands and Naruto should meet said person.

dasher232
May 13, 2007, 04:54 PM
I don't think Sasuke can "easily" suppress KB. Look at everything that was going on at that time. . .
Naruto wasn't going Nine tails.
KB was still mostly behind the cage (just "pulling" out).
Naruto was about to give him the "get back in yo place" pimp slap. Sas just pushed back the lil KB power that was pulling out.

It's like. . . a dog on a chain connected to a gate. He can only be released if the master lets him loose. . . but with enuff time a effort he can pull further away from the gate. Sas just gave him the tug back on his chain before Naruto could. Had Naruto walked into that cage (as seen with the Oro fight) or just let the KB loose than there would have been nothing Sas could have done.

And my guess as to what might happen in the up coming chaps. . . I think team 8 can be used to track them down. Really, the ninja dogs CAN track. . . but they can't fight such strong ninja so team 8 could also be not only trackers but also back up.

And I also think we will go into a arc about the 8 tails child. Really, I can't see Gaara and Naruto being the only ones that have a back story. 8 Tails is 2nd only to 9 tails and should be almost as powerful so I think someone should die by his/her hands and Naruto should meet said person.

I hope Kishi keeps at least two we haven't seen. And I would like to see the higher ups and how they handle their stuff. All of the hosts we've seen so far seem like capable ninjas.So idealy i'd like to know more about 8 and 7 tails and see Kyuubi's interaction. Although for all we know they can be like Gaara was early on complete tyrants with the lust to kill.

ornis
May 14, 2007, 12:20 AM
It would be best to address the any questions that fail to entertain (or contirbute to) a prediction in the Hang Out Thread. Let's stay on topic.

4ghost
May 14, 2007, 01:18 AM
Seriously these posts need to stay on topic. Upon my return to this thread I found roughly thirteen posts that I was ready to mark for deletion before I came across ornis' warning. That's not including the number of posts I considered editing to remove the off topic discussions that are contributing to the derailment of this thread.

james
May 14, 2007, 10:40 PM
I like Black/Lights Prediction;
Naruto meets another bijuu (introduced through Jiraya). They form a new team with the old man. If I remember correctly there was supposed to be a second bijuu in the fire country who if he/she is older can teach naruto a trick or two.

I'm a little tired of Sukura and she's killed her akatski (spelling?) member already so I hope she gets put on the self until the big reunion.


Re: spelling --- Sakura; Akatsuki; >.> ...Jiraiya ;)

ANBU4U
May 14, 2007, 11:27 PM
I like Black/Lights Prediction;
Naruto meets another bijuu (introduced through Jiraya). They form a new team with the old man. If I remember correctly there was supposed to be a second bijuu in the fire country who if he/she is older can teach naruto a trick or two.

I'm a little tired of Sukura and she's killed her akatski (spelling?) member already so I hope she gets put on the self until the big reunion.


Re: spelling --- Sakura; Akatsuki; >.> ...Jiraiya ;)

He'd better hurry up, cuz they're droppin like flies. After the old man there'll be...2 left excluding himself? Perhaps one if I've miscounted.

EDIT

I did miscount, Akatsuki has 7 bijuu counting the 4-tails....there is only one more left save Naruto...pressumably the 8-tails.

zidanezaith
May 15, 2007, 01:16 AM
He'd better hurry up, cuz they're droppin like flies. After the old man there'll be...2 left excluding himself? Perhaps one if I've miscounted.

EDIT

I did miscount, Akatsuki has 7 bijuu counting the 4-tails....there is only one more left save Naruto...pressumably the 8-tails.

I dont think so...
Deidara said they had two before Shukaku- what makes three...
Later we saw the Nibi and Sanbi- there are five now...
Last week the yonbi-- Now they are six....
So there's another two besides Naruto...
Am I right????;)


Saludos a todos los americanos...desde el DF...:D

Remus
May 15, 2007, 01:52 AM
I dont think so...
Deidara said they had two before Shukaku- what makes three...
Later we saw the Nibi and Sanbi- there are five now...
Last week the yonbi-- Now they are six....
So there's another two besides Naruto...
Am I right????;)


Saludos a todos los americanos...desde el DF...:D

Didnt Deidara say something like I have seen two other Jinchuurukis so far and they have begged for death or the likes ?

Mendes
May 15, 2007, 02:55 AM
The fact that there is only one bijuu left, may be favorable to support Black/Lights prediction. Now, more than ever, it's the time to stop akatsuki from reaching their goals at all cost. Maybe Jiraya has some info about akatsuki's true plans, but even if he doesnt, i'm pretty sure it aint something good... so keep the jinchuriki(sp?) together and well protected and it should be easier. This could happen, but Jiraya would need to introduce naruto to the other jinchuriki pretty soon, or else it'll be too late

dasher232
May 15, 2007, 05:06 AM
I'm guessing eight tails won't be caught so easily (unless it's not sealed) and will end up bumping into Naruto somehow and he'll cling onto helping him/her. Would be nice to see another girl. I thought there was only Naruto and the eigth left but was hoping we'd see at least one other. Or just at least have one of them survive. By the way whats the black/lights theory?.

Mendes
May 15, 2007, 05:16 AM
By the way whats the black/lights theory?.


And I also think we will go into a arc about the 8 tails child. Really, I can't see Gaara and Naruto being the only ones that have a back story. 8 Tails is 2nd only to 9 tails and should be almost as powerful so I think someone should die by his/her hands and Naruto should meet said person.

You mean this?

dasher232
May 15, 2007, 05:31 AM
You mean this?

Oh haha thanks. I thought you guys were talking about some theory that had black lights in it or something. Yeah though I really want to see another Jinchuriki fleshd out. Gaara's was really touching and gave you a better idea about why he was like that. Plus it gave you an insight as to hw life was as a kid with a monster inside. I'd also like to see someone else's story added.

TuG@
May 15, 2007, 08:33 AM
in the next chapter we sould see some things about the Akatsuki (the beginning of the ritual), and some of the hebi (the start of the journey to discover itachi)

Mendes
May 15, 2007, 10:45 AM
I agree Hebi will be the 1st to make the move towards Itachi, because of Karin's tracking abilities. In konoha they need to locate Itachi 1st, and that will take more time.
However, if deidara is insane enough to go for suigetsu (we know he is!) he may delay Hebi a little bit (just a little). If he does, its just too bad there probably wont be a rematch for Gaara(we dont know his condition either)... still, suigetsu isolated from the group would be a good chance for deidara, since he seems to be extremely weaken in an environment with no water nearby. We know Karin wouldnt mind if she sensed suigetsu geting further away from them. She'd probably just tell the group to proceed, saying he'll just catch up in no time :P

ANBU4U
May 15, 2007, 10:57 AM
I dont think so...
Deidara said they had two before Shukaku- what makes three...
Later we saw the Nibi and Sanbi- there are five now...
Last week the yonbi-- Now they are six....
So there's another two besides Naruto...
Am I right????;)


Saludos a todos los americanos...desde el DF...:D

Deidara said they have 3 b4 shukaku.

plus, 1-2-3-4

and you have 7 total dead/captured/soon to be dead

Leaving the 8-tails and Naruto

Sephy7KillerMech
May 15, 2007, 06:44 PM
Kishimoto has never neglected to show us the powers of people. he might prolong it's introduction but we usually always get to see people's jutsu or fighting style. For a long time I thought that the Akatsuki wouldn't choose to become Jinchuuriki but would instead use them in some other way. The way Kishimoto has been offing them (bijuu and jinchuuriki) and the fact that we haven't even SEEN a good number of them leads me to believe that the akatsuki do in fact intend to become jinchuuriki.

So it seems to me that there are two possible outcomes.

1) Akatsuki get all the jinchuuriki and we get a kind of Rurouni Kenshin/Dragonball thing where our favorite Ninja take down the akatsuki one by one and we get to see each jinchuuriki's power in detail.

2) Akatsuki doesn't ever extract the Kyuubi from Naruto and Naruto has to take down the Akatsuki one by one or all together using the power of the kyuubi. The kyuubi would of course have to totally accept Naruto as his master at that point though.

I for one see outcome number 1 as being the most logical prediction for the progression of the story as it currently stands.

DarkManSharingan32
May 15, 2007, 07:44 PM
Whoo. After a long bout with the internet companies...I'm back.

Anyways, for my prediction i'll keep it short and sweet:
Akatsuki will probably back up Itachi and Kisame with Tobi and Deidara..maybe even Zetsu or Blue Haired Akatsuki. (AL will send them without directly telling Itachi... he'll be surprised, but not alot.)

Get ready for an epic encounter where there are alot of side fights going on at the same time. Maybe even some odd pairs... depending on who Konoha chooses.

I expect the Akatsuki to come up successful for the first time since they captured Gaara.
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For a special ending... the A.L. himself might come in and land the deciding blows. Of course without being seen by much of anybody....

But thats pretty far fetched.

ANBU4U
May 15, 2007, 08:01 PM
Kishimoto has never neglected to show us the powers of people. he might prolong it's introduction but we usually always get to see people's jutsu or fighting style. For a long time I thought that the Akatsuki wouldn't choose to become Jinchuuriki but would instead use them in some other way. The way Kishimoto has been offing them (bijuu and jinchuuriki) and the fact that we haven't even SEEN a good number of them leads me to believe that the akatsuki do in fact intend to become jinchuuriki.

So it seems to me that there are two possible outcomes.

1) Akatsuki get all the jinchuuriki and we get a kind of Rurouni Kenshin/Dragonball thing where our favorite Ninja take down the akatsuki one by one and we get to see each jinchuuriki's power in detail.

2) Akatsuki doesn't ever extract the Kyuubi from Naruto and Naruto has to take down the Akatsuki one by one or all together using the power of the kyuubi. The kyuubi would of course have to totally accept Naruto as his master at that point though.

I for one see outcome number 1 as being the most logical prediction for the progression of the story as it currently stands.

Their arnt even enough members left for each bijuu anymore. On top of that didnt AL say that he simply planned on releasing the bjuu on countires so that they would be forced to call Akatsuki for aid (after they had destroyed the 5 hidden villaes) ? It seems that the statue will allow the AL to control the bijuu once they're released.

irenicus333
May 15, 2007, 09:09 PM
off topic first :)

with 3 of the akatsuki already dead, isn't there are already enough biju for each leftover akatsuki members now? why must they still want the 8 n 9 tails? something to think over right?

prediction

konaha assemble a team to protect naruto, or to track akatsuki especially itachi, as i believe they will be big battle within next 5-10 chapters. then deidara challenges team solid snake :P n get pawned

Decorus
May 15, 2007, 09:17 PM
They have captured

1 Tail
2 Tail
3 Tail
4 tail

Its kinda obvious they are going from 1 tail to 9 tail in order.

adonai
May 15, 2007, 09:23 PM
with 3 of the akatsuki already dead, isn't there are already enough biju for each leftover akatsuki members now? why must they still want the 8 n 9 tails? something to think over right?

I'm pretty sure that we talked about this before at ST, but biju aren't for "personal use" as it were. That's been established, they want and need all of them.

SmallTiger
May 15, 2007, 11:44 PM
Their arnt even enough members left for each bijuu anymore. On top of that didnt AL say that he simply planned on releasing the bjuu on countires so that they would be forced to call Akatsuki for aid (after they had destroyed the 5 hidden villaes) ? It seems that the statue will allow the AL to control the bijuu once they're released.

YES, I'm glad somebody finally mentioned that! :kkthumbs Yes, the AL did say that.

Ok, I will get back on topic and actually predict some stuff.

I hesitantly predict that Kisame is going to be the next Akatsuki to :kislide. Why? Because he was getting very cocky in the last chapter. That usually does not bode well for a character (except the almighty Sassy). Also, he indicated that he knows Suigetsu's killing tendencies, and we already know that Sui is looking to get that nice sword of Kisame's.

I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Suigetsu is gunning to take Kisame's place in Akatsuki. Heck, maybe Sasuke would get an invitation too... there's a couple of open positions already. :eyeroll

ANBU4U
May 16, 2007, 12:01 AM
They have captured

1 Tail
2 Tail
3 Tail
4 tail

Its kinda obvious they are going from 1 tail to 9 tail in order.

Kisame mentioned that the order had already been screwed up too much as it is, and we know for a fact the caught 3 bijuu b4 even confronting Garra.

ornis
May 16, 2007, 12:18 AM
And maybe that evidence will push forth a good prediction. Let's have one--anyone (for Chap 354). What d'ya say? ;)

Sephy7KillerMech
May 16, 2007, 04:05 AM
Their arnt even enough members left for each bijuu anymore. On top of that didnt AL say that he simply planned on releasing the bjuu on countires so that they would be forced to call Akatsuki for aid (after they had destroyed the 5 hidden villaes) ? It seems that the statue will allow the AL to control the bijuu once they're released.


No, I believe he said he would use them to start and end wars. a Jinchuuriki could do this. A bijuu could too (godzilla style). I don't think he ever really said anything as far as how the bijuu would be introduced in the creation of wars. I do tend to believe that they won't make themselves jinchuuriki but it's still a viable theory.

Also, akatsuki doesn't seem to mind replacing member with competent shinobi. I'm pretty sure they intend to fill up the rest of the positions at some point, especially for the kyuubi sealing.

Remus
May 16, 2007, 11:06 AM
off topic first :)

with 3 of the akatsuki already dead, isn't there are already enough biju for each leftover akatsuki members now? why must they still want the 8 n 9 tails? something to think over right?

prediction

konaha assemble a team to protect naruto, or to track akatsuki especially itachi, as i believe they will be big battle within next 5-10 chapters. then deidara challenges team solid snake :P n get pawned

Because they dont want to use the Bijuu to become Jinchuurukis themselves. They want to use them to unleash them upon other countries in order to wage war everywhere and then make their appearance to save the day. Remember what AL said ? We will form the first mercenary village or something like that and when there is chaos everywhere we will help them and claim the world.

Black/Light
May 16, 2007, 05:04 PM
So they are basically doing the whole "Become rich heros/ rulers by acting as if your stopping the super high crim rate to which you caused behind everyone's back" thing? Nice. . .

But on a side note I have to say thank you to all who agreed with my theory! One of the few post I did that actually got attention from other memebers!

Unforgiven
May 16, 2007, 05:13 PM
i think wee will have news some ninja from Suna soon!

maybe we will see a new jinchuuriki, naruto will want to protect him.

I also find Itachi more and more weird.

So much things could happen so :darn

LoT
May 16, 2007, 05:22 PM
i think wee will have news some ninja from Suna soon!

maybe we will see a new jinchuuriki, naruto will want to protect him.

I also find Itachi more and more weird.

So much things could happen so :darn

I think Naruto will try to protect the current 4-taisl Jinchurriki! The Old man can help Naruto to understand the Power of a Bijuu and how to use it, because the old man is an old man .. U know?!

yemsta
May 16, 2007, 05:30 PM
And maybe that evidence will push forth a good prediction. Let's have one--anyone (for Chap 354). What d'ya say? ;)

Lol I think people are going just slightly off topic because its been a while since we got something big happening. Try and hang in there everyon. :)

Predictions: I have said this before and will say it again Naruto will not get on this mission officially he will get on it by running off or something. Maybe a team will be sent out and Nartuo wont be allowed on. Then Naruto will run off and on the way meet up with sasuke and there will be a chapter on all the emotional stuff. Then (possibly) they join up and naruto and hebi form a temporary alliance (not saying they are enemies) and go along and meet up with the konoha team.

I also have a bad feeling that someone is going to die in the next arc because there are far too many ninja's for itachi or kisame to just run away I doubt kakashi (im assuming) or whoever else goes on the mission will just let them run. So someone will die which I dont like because I like Itachi and Kisame they are a great 2 man team and are main villains.

WOOOHOOO MEMBER NOW!!!
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I think Naruto will try to protect the current 4-taisl Jinchurriki! The Old man can help Naruto to understand the Power of a Bijuu, because the old man is an old man .. U know?!

Lol all old men teach something, all young girls are medical nins the stereotypes just keep coming.

philixus1988
May 17, 2007, 11:56 AM
To tell you the truth the old man can be extremely helpful by helping naruto to control his elemental power but that is NOT going to happen because he is going to be sealed up and it will take a minimum of 4 days and a max of 6 days (Just a guess!) and konoha aint gonna discover the base in that many days.

darkstar7
May 17, 2007, 02:55 PM
Speaking of the old man that's the four-tail jinchuuriki, I think we will either see akatsuki plan to go after the 8 tails next or plan to possibly go after naruto.

Think about it, we saw (from that sealing statue's eyes) that they already had two jinchuuriki before gaara was captured.

We've seen the 1-tail, 2-tail, 3-tail, and 4 tails now.

And when akatsuki was sealing the 3-tails and 2 tails, we saw that another eye had been filled.

All in all, that makes 4 we've seen and 3 we didn't. Leaving only 2 jinchuuriki now - and from what itachi said, I assume they are the 8-tails and the 9-tails.

So basically, I think itachi will be used as bait to lure naruto into akatsuki's clutches.

Karma
May 17, 2007, 03:00 PM
Speaking of the old man that's the four-tail jinchuuriki, I think we will either see akatsuki plan to go after the 8 tails next or plan to possibly go after naruto.

Think about it, we saw (from that sealing statue's eyes) that they already had two jinchuuriki before gaara was captured.

We've seen the 1-tail, 2-tail, 3-tail, and 4 tails now.

And when akatsuki was sealing the 3-tails and 2 tails, we saw that another eye had been filled.

All in all, that makes 4 we've seen and 3 we didn't. Leaving only 2 jinchuuriki now - and from what itachi said, I assume they are the 8-tails and the 9-tails.

So basically, I think itachi will be used as bait to lure naruto into akatsuki's clutches.

why they going to go after the 8 tail or Naruto.. when you have 5,6, & 7 tails to go after?

Boogymanx
May 17, 2007, 03:06 PM
why they going to go after the 8 tail or Naruto.. when you have 5,6, & 7 tails to go after?

It's been hinted at that they're caught already.

philixus1988
May 17, 2007, 03:18 PM
Yeah i think its been hinted but i dont remember where exactly i really do believe that 8 tails and 9 tails are the only remaining bijuus.

Freaky
May 17, 2007, 03:55 PM
My prediction is a litlle bit off but still something that probably will still come in the manga at least i hope so

i want more information about naruto's background, because he lives alone but where is his family even if his father is the 4th where is his mom, killed in battle?, his parents divorced?, doesn't he have grandparents? isn't there anyone that know something about his parents?

sorry for this off topic part, now the prediction for the chapter 354

probably more information about team hebi, likely background from suigetsu and karin and juugo. Hopefully some other nins like team 8 or something total different, Naruto is gonna do the Chuunin exam together with konohamaru because he's the only one of his year thats still genin

darkstar7
May 17, 2007, 03:59 PM
Yeah i think its been hinted but i dont remember where exactly i really do believe that 8 tails and 9 tails are the only remaining bijuus.

me too, and thats why i think in these next chapters, akatsuki's gonna find out through itachi that naruto is going after him, and take the opportunity to capture the bijuu.

of course, i think sasuke will most likely come to the rescue, but not really for naruto's sake, more in the interest of killing itachi.

hmm, it's gonna be interesting to see who gets to itachi & kisame first.

PhoenixBlaze
May 17, 2007, 04:06 PM
Akatsuki won't try to capture naruto until after they have sealed all the others, even if naruto does go after itachi now. But the part about sasuke is true, he will help but not for naruto's sake.

Mendes
May 17, 2007, 04:13 PM
Naruto is gonna do the Chuunin exam together with konohamaru because he's the only one of his year thats still genin

Well thought... i always wondered how would konohamaru get stronger with a teacher like that guy(the one from the 2nd anime episode... cant remember the name). I think it would be a great experience for konohamaru to take the exam alongside with naruto. Although this last isnt that impressive in my view, he's still way more experienced than when he was when he took his 1st time chuunin exam. He would look impressive at the eyes of konohamaru, that idolizes naruto.
Its pretty much the same with sasuke, in that exam, he was definitively impressive specially at the start (you could even see sakura's "your so cool sasuke-kun" face lots of times). Konohamaru would probably learn more in the chuunin exam with naruto, than in his entire life with that sensei of his...

AishaClanClan
May 17, 2007, 04:19 PM
Well thought... i always wondered how would konohamaru get stronger with a teacher like that guy(the one from the 2nd anime episode... cant remember the name). I think it would be a great experience for konohamaru to take the exam alongside with naruto. Although this last isnt that impressive in my view, he's still way more experienced than when he was when he took his 1st time chuunin exam. He would look impressive at the eyes of konohamaru, that idolizes naruto.
Its pretty much the same with sasuke, in that exam, he was definitively impressive specially at the start (you could even see sakura's "your so cool sasuke-kun" face lots of times). Konohamaru would probably learn more in the chuunin exam with naruto, than in his entire life with that sensei of his...

Closet Pervert(or what ever Naruto calls him)? Haha, I was thinking about that the other day. I just thought how funny it would be if Naruto failed the Chunnin exam again(not that I want him to)^_^

TBCAD
May 17, 2007, 05:47 PM
i was just thinking how interesting it would be if Atkatsuki couldnt seal the Kyuubi and it would take all the teams to bring down the kyuubi

ornis
May 17, 2007, 06:05 PM
So, maybe chapter 354 will lead to Kyuubi's release? Wonder how predictable that could be... 353 conveys an Akatsuki that's more concerned with Hebi, but the chapter's audience can't ignore that Akatsuki's interest in so many subjects/objectives makes them nearly omnipresent. At every turn of Naruto's plot, you can see something related to the red cloud drifting around... Zetsu was even at the Valley of the End -_-

Maybe Akatsuki will simultaneously face Team Snake and try to stash Kyuubi in that "bijuu cabinet" >.> The Kitsune in the Mokuton Cupboard XD

brainwiz
May 17, 2007, 06:39 PM
Judging by what AL was said to say about the sealing statue, Naruto will probably be caught and then during the extraction Kyuubi will destroy the statue with its power. Then everybody has to beat up all the Bijuus. That would be an awesome battle royal.

Freaky
May 18, 2007, 02:48 AM
Well thought... i always wondered how would konohamaru get stronger with a teacher like that guy(the one from the 2nd anime episode... cant remember the name).

i thought its name was ebisu

another prediction if naruto is gonna train, sakura will also train and i think she's gonna train in genjutsu, cause like kakashi said she can surpass tsunade (fifth hokage cause some ppl doesnt remember that always) because she was after all a genjutsu type (ep 2 from shippuuden i think its said)

Decorus
May 18, 2007, 03:47 AM
I hate to point this out, but Sakura already could have been training in Genjutsu as Naruto worked on his elemental training. Sakura talked about becoming stronger so she would be more helpful in rescueing Sasuke. While the Manga did not give it any face time now, I'm sure we will have a future flash back of her work. Genjutsu is an obvious area for her to train at improving since Uchiha clan members are known for thier Shuriken techniques, Dojutsu, Fire techniques and Genjutsu.

The Akatsuki leader won't make an attempt to capture Naruto until they have a chance to be able to seal Kyuubi. Quite frankly I doubt it would work Kyuubi appears to be a lot more difficult to contain then most of the other ones.

In the short term its possible to supress or contain Kyuubi, but in the long term even the 4ths seal is slowly but steadily failing. Yamato can only hold Kyuubi at bay as long as his chakra holds out and as seen during the training he's not that confident in his own ability of long term supression.

llamapie
May 18, 2007, 11:45 AM
Naruto has complete control over the Kyubi at this point. That is it won't come out unless he lets it. IE Naruto's chakra is stronger.

venicia777
May 18, 2007, 12:34 PM
chapter is out- found it here: http://forum.narutochaos.com/showthread.php?t=11523

AishaClanClan
May 18, 2007, 12:44 PM
YAY! I'm SO excited for next week... Best Combo team ever!

Marq
May 18, 2007, 01:07 PM
Good chapter. Love the contrast between Team Snake and Team Kakashi's coats. Itachi wasn't kidding when he said there was a big storm coming up. heh.

kadoman
May 18, 2007, 01:11 PM
Hot damn I want a trans BADLY! It looks like a ROCKING chapter! Except for one thing...Hinata. :notrust

The only thing that's a bit cheesy is the whole 'cape' thing, but maybe it will all be explained in the trans? It awesome to see some old favourites back in the limelight again too. Well done Kishi! :D

Can't wait to see the colourings that come out of this chapter! :nuts

Serpent
May 18, 2007, 01:17 PM
HELL YEAH this looks like an awesome chapter can't wait for a trans , kinda eager to see Juugos new look , looks like Itachi is in for it :)

Pheonixfyre
May 18, 2007, 01:36 PM
We FINALLY get to see what Hinata can do!!!

AishaClanClan
May 18, 2007, 01:37 PM
Hot damn I want a trans BADLY! It looks like a ROCKING chapter! Except for one thing...Hinata. :notrust

WHAT?! I have faith in Hinata... I mean its been 3 years since she last faught, shes had to get alot stronger.. I mean look at Sakuras transformation!
And besides... Shes a Hyuuga(She better kick ass or else she will be giving the Hyuuga family a bad name and that just doesnt fly with me.).

Endrance
May 18, 2007, 01:38 PM
Notice the pattern. Team 7 has been loaded with tons of teams, I'm just disappointed about the pattern... It would have been far better had Team Guy come along on this trip instead of the first, being (supposedly) exceptionally strong and all. Team 8 just seems so.. anti-climactic for a much anticipated arc like this. Oh well, I'm sure there are some surprises in store. :)

Itchy
May 18, 2007, 01:38 PM
Yea, the anime was crystal clear on the subject. That why I love watching it, because of its length it can expand on dialouge that kishi simply doesnt have room for in the manga. Its great for clarfication. Some people just stubbornly refuse to believe anything elaborated upon in the anime as 'canon' though, despite being proven wrong over, and over...

At any rate, Itachi even said "Kakashi-san you couldnt have!" all shoked...so I mean obviously he's thinking "wtf!? you achieved MS?? thats the only way you could know..." I mean the subtext is so blatent its not even debateable.

Anyway, Next chapter we'll see deidara make his move towards Sauske...or perhaps just suigetsu knowing Itachi wants Sauske for himself.

EDIT: and its STILL hilarious that Itachi caught Naruto in a genjutsu with his finger, 5 seconds into a fight.

Ok I signed up just to say this and more as you see from your post that Itachi was shocked that Kakashi Achieved the MS right? Now seeing that lets rewind in time a bit where he told Sasuke that there were three who were able to gain the MS. By saying that he was strickly talking about Uchiha members, himself, Sasuke and a maybe hidden Uchiha member who maybe we might see sometime later. As you see it threw Itachi off when Kakashi gained the MS so with that it is now Four.

dasher232
May 18, 2007, 01:54 PM
OK... talking animals that are not summons, even ton ton doesn't talk. Anyway I don't know what to say about this chapter. Was nice to see team 8 even though it's just one panel.

Ehrinuchi
May 18, 2007, 02:16 PM
The page 13, 14 and 15 showing team Hebi is awesome, looks really cool, it should rain more often in Naruto. And, yay!!! am glad to see Hinata back!!!:P

Actually, all 3 teams look pretty awesome with those badass cloaks!!

SomaCruz42
May 18, 2007, 02:16 PM
This... looks to be an interesting one.

And I have complete faith, even after whats happened with Orochimaru [which I still have my doubts about], that Itachi and Kisame WILL NOT DIE in this arc.

At least, I pray that much.

dgrover
May 18, 2007, 02:19 PM
I think it is interesting that Kakaski has now been the leader of all the rookie nine teams. And the cat elder thing was a little weird.

Remus
May 18, 2007, 02:20 PM
Shino will kick ass and that's fact ! Not to mention that Kiba isnt a whiner too.
Well Sai better show some moves now or his existence is useless. Nice chapter but the cat thing just ain't right. Kishi seems to have some problems or so. What's with these strange actions currently. what about the leader ? He gives us talking and big ugly cats but no leader -_-"

theshizzle
May 18, 2007, 02:25 PM
Question? What are the Konoha team going to do if they find Sauske? ARe they going to bring him back to Konoha, Is Sauske really going just come back? What the team Konoha should be doing is just training Naruto Until AKatsuki comes after him. Kill Akatsuki, Sauske is a lost cause.

notBowen
May 18, 2007, 02:32 PM
What is Kishi, like the anti-mangaka? Constantly finding more ways to cover up Hinata's ginormous jubblies?

Next issue she'll put on a veil and a burka because the sun hurts her byakugan eyes.

kyubisharingan
May 18, 2007, 02:32 PM
YATTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! finally team 8 makes their appearance!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i knew it would come. man, Sasuke is trying to look all cool and stuff...but....MAN....finally, we can see team 8's new moves

Remus
May 18, 2007, 02:35 PM
YATTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! finally team 8 makes their appearance!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i knew it would come. man, Sasuke is trying to look all cool and stuff...but....MAN....finally, we can see team 8's new moves

Who cares about Sasuke anyway. I hope Deidara and Tobi kick his ass.

dgrover
May 18, 2007, 02:36 PM
Quick random question: Did anyone notice that there were only 6 akatsuki members on the sealing statute? (aren't there 7 members left) Kisame is the only one standing on the left hand. The only thing I can think of is that the blue haired member left right after the four-tails was sealed, did not want to stick around for the chit-chat or something.

hitokugutsu
May 18, 2007, 02:42 PM
OK, its really cool and all that they wanna find Itachi but WTF are they doing. Are they just gonna walk around all day hoping that they find Itachi??? I know team 8 is a "track team" but witouth a clue or something I find it hard to believe that they'll encounter Itachi or Sasuke.
I seriously hope that next chapter we'll see some flashback that they DID use Hidans talking head to extract some info about Akatsuki.....

endofjulia
May 18, 2007, 02:45 PM
Wow... their plan to capture Itachi and wait until Sasuke finds them is so deliciously morbid... but of course, Deidara and Tobi (I just love them!) had to come along with Itachi and Kisame. It's going to be much harder to capture Itachi than they think. It took so many people to take down Hidan and Kakuzu afterall. Proves what they say about the best laid plans- this is going to be chaos!

I always thought of cats when I thought of Sasuke. Couldn't tell you why. They just went well together. Now to find out that ninja cats served the Uchiha clan... priceless. Although, it is a bit cracky, (Sasuke brought them catnip!:D )

Also, I am glad it's team 8. I've been dying to see what Kiba and Shino can do now. I also hope that Hinata got stronger. (She had such a worried look on her face in the last panel.) Hopefully the girls kick some ass in this arc, and it's not like what happened last arc with Ino just standing there T.T

Vaxgen
May 18, 2007, 02:57 PM
mm, I loved that ending. I can't wait to see some of the fan colorings of those last few pages!

kadoman
May 18, 2007, 03:02 PM
Wow... their plan to capture Itachi and wait until Sasuke finds them is so deliciously morbid...

My thoughts exactly. I like where Kishi is going with this. I also like someone else already mentioned about it being like a dog, cat and mouse game! Everybody is chasing somebody. So, now we have Deidi chasing Naruto, in order to capture Sasuke, who is chasing Itachi, who is being chased by Naruto in order to get to Sasuke who is being chased by...! It kinda goes around in circles! :XD

Edit: actually, that's not even the correct 'order of the chase' is it?

strongarm85
May 18, 2007, 03:10 PM
I think if Obito = Tobi this is the arc where we will find out.

Since Diedara and Tobi are going after whichever group is closest we'll probably find out sooner rather than later.

jehonleonce
May 18, 2007, 03:12 PM
what is up with the talking, fighting, ninja cats. First was Bleach and now Naruto. Someone has a problem with originality. (cough, cough, Kishi)

AishaClanClan
May 18, 2007, 03:16 PM
I dotn get why people are having a problem with the talking cats.
I mean there is gamabunta, gamakichi, gamatastu, and pakkun that talk... can soemone explain.

lordHokage
May 18, 2007, 03:22 PM
This chapter was good. Akatsuki and Team Leaf are aware of all players whereas Team Hebi is only interested in Itachi and Kisame. :eyeroll

panzerzanaku
May 18, 2007, 03:30 PM
they basically have a problem with any thing that has to do with sasuke.......there just stupid dont pay them any mind Asiahclanclan.

chapter was cool but kishi makes nosense, he states that its a team they wroked with well.....last time i checked team 8 and team 7 never actually worked together before.

its quite obivous that kishimoto wants sasuke and konoha to actually be enemies.
" we shall take away sasukes goal"
now wat do u think is gonna happen if they do that, sasuke is gonna want to kill all of them and i mean everyone of them.
kishi shud just leave sasuke and itachi to deal with them business...oh well its his manga he can do watever he wants.

i stick to wat i said before kishi has no clue of wat it is to be a true friend.

ForteAnly
May 18, 2007, 03:42 PM
It was an okay chapter but I didn't like that more excess baggage came with Team Kakashi. In reality they are just going to get in the way or just stand there looking stupid like Ino and Chouji last arc. I know they need more help but Hinata come on her and Sakura aren't meant for battle they always freeze up when something happens. They should have taken instead Team Gai instead of Team 8. It's going to be a good clash though between the main players of this arc not the excess baggage.

Mendes
May 18, 2007, 03:44 PM
Well... everyone's saying the chapter was awesome and stuff... i dont want to be the black sheep, but i feel weird about this chapter. Things were pretty fast, considering the last chapters were more slow.
However it seemed to me like too fast... i mean, out of nowhere hebi enters a city (apparently desert) and go for the spot where the uchihas trained and kept their weapons and medicine. I mean, isnt it strange the uchihas created their armory at a place apparently far away from konoha? It would have to have something rather important to be kept so far from their hometown, probably some top class items, considering the uchiha was once one of the most influent clans in the Leaf.

It was also strange in my view, the way kishi introduced some new characters (the cat woman and her grandson and the cats) that seem to be only there to say 'hello... goodbye'. They probably wont even be seen again( I feel bad about not seeing that new girl ever :/ she was hot!). I cant see a reason for them to appear again.

Some other thing, the team made for the mission. It was no surprise who the team was for those who read the spoilers, but it was weird, the way they were chosen. Kakashi said he wanted 2 teams, and 2 teams he got. He even chose the teams himself. Tsunade didnt even have a word on it... isnt she supposed to choose the ppl she wants in a mission? Also, why didnt they take Jiraya? He was right there! If he wanted so bad to have only 8 ppl (2 squads), then why would yamato go, when they had the legendary sanin Jiraya completely available?

Well, done bad mouthing the chapter :P it was still cool the Hebi/Akatsuki/Leaf continuous change. The cloaks were cool too, but i wonder how will the strong rain condition the pursuit, since its known it conditions the sense of smell.

Karma
May 18, 2007, 03:50 PM
they basically have a problem with any thing that has to do with sasuke.......there just stupid dont pay them any mind Asiahclanclan.

chapter was cool but kishi makes nosense, he states that its a team they wroked with well.....last time i checked team 8 and team 7 never actually worked together before.

its quite obivous that kishimoto wants sasuke and konoha to actually be enemies.
" we shall take away sasukes goal"
now wat do u think is gonna happen if they do that, sasuke is gonna want to kill all of them and i mean everyone of them.
kishi shud just leave sasuke and itachi to deal with them business...oh well its his manga he can do watever he wants.

i stick to wat i said before kishi has no clue of wat it is to be a true friend.

That is the plan.. Kishi is the writer and what would make the story interesting other than someone else killing sasuke target? nothing... Sasuke killing Itachi at this moment will make the story end so soon. and you won't get the understanding of why it's not good to take up vigilante work.. Kishi going to teach Sasuke a lesson by letting someone else kill is target. Who better to do it than Kakashi or naruto..

But if that don’t happen and sasuke kill Itachi it won’t be soon. Because Kishi isn’t stupid to take away the 2nd Anticipated fight in the story so quickly. :D

But i know Kisame going to die next and diedara either going to die or he going to get killed by Garra.

AishaClanClan
May 18, 2007, 03:51 PM
they basically have a problem with any thing that has to do with sasuke.......there just stupid dont pay them any mind Asiahclanclan.

OH okay... Thats stupid... I mean I REALLY REALLY dont like Sasuke, but that doesnt been I dotn like things that end up having somehting to do with him.


chapter was cool but kishi makes nosense, he states that its a team they wroked with well.....last time i checked team 8 and team 7 never actually worked together before.



Maybe because Naruto had a mission with Kiba before... or something like that.

ForteAnly
May 18, 2007, 04:03 PM
Team 8 only usefel members are Shino maybe Kiba but Hinata is going to pull a Ino here in this arc. In reality the main battles are going to be

Itachi vs. Sasuke vs. Naruto
(This battle was going to happen sooner or later and Naruto is jut going to get in Sasuke way)

Kisame vs. Suigetsu (this fight is a given)

Karin vs. Sakura (she'll insult Sakura which would start the fight)

Deidara vs. Kakashi vs. Juugo ( settle the score and chanses Juugo would sick on Kakashi since he's one of the stronger members of team kakashi)

Tobi vs. Shino or Kiba with Yamato
(more of a filler battle to show how they progressed during the last two years.


Kakashi could have chosen a better group but who knows maybe they'll do something.

lordHokage
May 18, 2007, 04:10 PM
its quite obivous that kishimoto wants sasuke and konoha to actually be enemies. " we shall take away sasukes goal" now wat do u think is gonna happen if they do that, sasuke is gonna want to kill all of them and i mean everyone of them.

The chapter introduction speaks volume. I think Kishimoto is setting up Sasuke to take Orochimaru place if Team Leaf captures Itachi, there will definitely be consequences. :eyeroll

blongcha
May 18, 2007, 04:27 PM
finally some shino bug action. i think he is a really overlooked character.

ANBU4U
May 18, 2007, 04:37 PM
Team 8 only usefel members are Shino maybe Kiba but Hinata is going to pull a Ino here in this arc. In reality the main battles are going to be

Itachi vs. Sasuke vs. Naruto
(This battle was going to happen sooner or later and Naruto is jut going to get in Sasuke way)

Kisame vs. Suigetsu (this fight is a given)

Karin vs. Sakura (she'll insult Sakura which would start the fight)

Deidara vs. Kakashi vs. Juugo ( settle the score and chanses Juugo would sick on Kakashi since he's one of the stronger members of team kakashi)

Tobi vs. Shino or Kiba with Yamato
(more of a filler battle to show how they progressed during the last two years.


Kakashi could have chosen a better group but who knows maybe they'll do something.

I doubt it, I mean Hinata DOES have one of the most powerfull KG introduced....and she has something to prove with Naruto around. The problem with Ino is that shes just a redundant character.

Her goals are:

Get Sauske??? Maybe...still...kinda?
Copy Sakura...but better.

I mean shes got nothin great goin for her, including abilities.

lordHokage
May 18, 2007, 04:39 PM
finally some shino bug action. i think he is a really overlooked character.

I think so too especially Hinata. :eyeroll

Yondaime-Uzumaki
May 18, 2007, 04:47 PM
I Really liked This chapter . Looking forward to some Hinata and Sakura interaction . we can say Good by to Deidera in this Arc. There's definitly going to be some Epic Battles. I'm curious how konoha team Intend to capture Itachi

lordHokage
May 18, 2007, 04:51 PM
I doubt it, I mean Hinata DOES have one of the most powerfull KG introduced....and she has something to prove with Naruto around. The problem with Ino is that shes just a redundant character.

Her goals are:

Get Sauske??? Maybe...still...kinda?
Copy Sakura...but better.

I mean shes got nothin great goin for her, including abilities.

Well said but I think you just offended the Ino fans. :cussing

dasher232
May 18, 2007, 04:54 PM
Good luck catching and restraining Itachi, I just can't see it with Kisame there. And like Jiraiya said it's going to take a lot more jutsu's to catch someone than take them out. It's not just that, that I have a problem with I just don't get Naruto's insistance on trying to lure Sasuke into doing smething he clearly doesn't want to. Whats he going to do when Sasuke comes after Itachi. I just hope kishi doesn't kill Itachi off with Sasuke arriving noticing a restrained Itachi and taking his chance right away.

Decorus
May 18, 2007, 04:58 PM
Part of the problem with Hinata is she has been type cast as the weakling Hyuuga that Neji beat the snot out of who secretly carries a torch for Naruto. She isn't as strong as Neji unless she really improved since her last appearance, but that hardly makes her weak.

Ino is in an even worse boat as her rivalry with Sakura has fallen to the wayside and her screen time has been reduced like many other characters to virtually nil. I think Kishi made an error introducing far too many supporting characters to fully develop them.

Black/Light
May 18, 2007, 05:27 PM
Hinata has been shown to have alot of growth in the past. In the anime she even killed a guy and was fully willing to die doing so. And, in fact, before the time skip she was most likely the strongest female ninja in their class rank for the leaf.
(Ino and Sakura were nothing back than and TenTen only really had ranged projectiles. . . . which Hinata can block/ dodge. And thats only before te time skip, we have no idea what she can do now).

And again, it's been 3 YEARS. Sakura became a beast in that time because she actually had a goal to work towards (to become a great med ninja and to get Sas back). And Hinata also had her own goal to work towards (sheding the "weak royal Hyuuga" image and to show that a person can change and become strong with enuff effort).

And I think some people (or I) miss read some things in this chap. I read Kak saying "we need a team that works well together and has had many missions" as " we need a team that works well together IN THEIR OWN TEAM and has had many missions together AS THEIR OWN TEAM". I didn't think he was talking about Naruto's team and the other team having a long history of working together. . .

And look at that. . . over the past 3 years team 8 has had alot of missions so each one of them should had grown alot.

wooticus
May 18, 2007, 05:35 PM
Wow.. really liked some pictures of this chapter :-)
Everybody looks quite cool.. And this is obviousl the beginning of the end of akatsuki, time for a great clash..
i only wonder whats the exact connection between sasuke and this cats.. how does he know about them...
i more and more think that sasuke did know much more things about the uchiha clan than he seemed to do, even before the timeskip..

Black/Light
May 18, 2007, 05:40 PM
and. . . . . AHHHHHHH!!!

I just remembered that Kish said something about wanting Ninja cats in now that he had ninja dogs/ toads/ snakes and what not. I wonder what cats have to do with the uchiha clan.

dasher232
May 18, 2007, 05:50 PM
I have faith in Hinata and I don't get some of the ''weak'' angle people are going for with her. She reminds me so much of Naruto for some reason and I like their hard work ethic. Like iv'e said before Hinata has a lot of respect for Naruto and his belief in her really started a flame. Them having had a lot of missions says a lot aswell. Also as much as I like the anime it could have just been going completely on it's on tangent without consulting Kishi about Hinata's growth so who knows. Though I wouldn't be surprised to see her raise the bar of people's expectations. I'd also like to see her outshine Sakura in terms of building her relationship with Naruto to the point where she isn't as shy as she used to be. I'd like Naruto to notice her more just to see if Sakura would react.

ibblows
May 18, 2007, 07:15 PM
looks good.

shachi
May 18, 2007, 07:31 PM
juugo's outfit makes him resemble piccolo

richtoyz
May 18, 2007, 07:37 PM
we need to remember that at the beginning of the time skip hinata was training with neji so her juuken skills must have improved
i was just talking in another forum about kakashi's statement concerning team 8 i am wondering if he lead some of those mission during the time skip, remember that he did not have a team of his own so it's posible

coolitman
May 18, 2007, 07:38 PM
wow i love this chapter i have been dying to see Kiba and was not disappointed (how hot did he look sitting on akamaru?!) I'm hoping Hinata doesnt go all gah! and faint again but is a bit calmer around Naruto...maybe...weird ninja cats (Sasuke seemed happy! It was so cute how he talked to them and gave that bottle of whatever!)...and BADASS cloaks! my my...my sis and i screamed so much at the last panel my mum ran upstairs to check if we were being murdered or something...

aine
May 18, 2007, 07:59 PM
This chapter feels like sensei has been hanging around with the anime seiyuu.. this chapter nearly felt like a joke chapter. (not to say that it was bad, just that it felt a little unreal.) The character design of the Cat-Granny doesn't seem to match what I'd expect of someone who associated with the Uchiha clan.. maybe we'll get to see more baby Sasuke with her around, though.

richtoyz
May 18, 2007, 08:04 PM
any one notice that itachi has been silent ever since he found out about sasuke killing oro wonder what he is thinking, maybe he is thinking that he is not as great as he thought he was i mean kakashi did what he was sure that he couldn't get the ms so if kakashi who is not an uchiha could develop his sharingan to that level what can sasuke do now killing oro is notg a simple task and without any injury ton speak about

alot on his plate don't u think

TBCAD
May 18, 2007, 08:20 PM
i think its pretty funny how they all have resembling cloaks, making them look Atkatsuki- ish
and how bad ass are the ninja cats?

conan
May 18, 2007, 08:30 PM
cool chapter, I feel like the manga is back on track again, I am really glad to see team 8, also about sasuke's team that was a really nice touch with the cats and all, I am starting to like juugo a lot more, he reminds me a bit of sado yasutora ( chad ) from bleach.

Sentou Ryoku
May 18, 2007, 10:50 PM
'kay, speculation time...Re: Who's Gonna Go For Backup

1-Team Gai. Likelihood: High, considering they haven't had action since chasing after Sasori/Deidara. Also, Gai and Kisame can have a REAL rematch.

2-Team 10. Likelihood: Uh yah. They will (or at least, Shikamaru) be stuck babysitting for Kurenai. On the upside, maybe Kishimoto will show some redemption for Ino/Chouji for doing close to nothing the last time they set out. Also, team 8 IS Kurenai's team, so maybe she'll drag them along as makeshift bodyguards

3-ANBU/miscellaneous Jounin Backup - Can't really say much about this except that it'll be to predictable.

Thoughts?

=S=

SmallTiger
May 19, 2007, 12:36 AM
The chapter introduction speaks volume. I think Kishimoto is setting up Sasuke to take Orochimaru place if Team Leaf captures Itachi, there will definitely be consequences. :eyeroll

Well said. I also wouldn't be shocked to see Sasuke join Akatsuki if he succeeds in killing Itachi, especially once he realizes that his former leaf comrades are actively working against him. ("tough love" :p )

I really wonder what is going on in Itachi's head. And is he permanently stuck in L3 Sharingan mode?

4ghost
May 19, 2007, 03:03 AM
Something I just noticed the third time reading it through. It looks as if Naruto's right hand is shown to be completely healed since leaving the Hokage's office. It may be that there is a significant amount of time inbetween Kakashi revealing his plan in Tsuande's office to the time that the Konoha team departs for their mission.

With that being the case some of that time could have been spent for preparations for the upcoming battle. Come to think about it I can't imagine that they would forgoe preparation for a Sharingan encounter especially one with the MS.

walkie
May 19, 2007, 05:32 AM
waoww things are getting hot and finally my favorite team is back in action...

although kakashi said a team with great cooperation the real reason for tema 8 to be there is simple isnt it??

team 8 is the best when it comes to tracking, searching, front-line intellinge and locating..

kiba-->his nose and trabs...shino-->bugs with scents...hinata-->byakugan

but it seems they will not use their anbu masks yet :D i know they are not stated as anbu but i believe team 8 will become anbu since they are very suitable as hunter-nins, and hunter-nins are special forces under anbu right?? lets see how team 8 has improved...

and it seems deidara is gonna die may be tobi too, too bad for akatsuki they will have problems with member numbers

Bling
May 19, 2007, 05:54 AM
A really nice chapter...actually nothing special happened but it promises alot of things to happen in this arc...Yea i agree that team 8 is a hunter/tracker team...Well i expect a long running through the forest conversation from Konoha team...I really liked the cats in this chap>.>....

dasher232
May 19, 2007, 07:09 AM
Since all the animals seem to be coming out lately i'd really like to see Gamakichi.
By the way anyone notice the startling differences in their choice of coats. Heibi dressed in black whilst Konoha's team is all in white.

Konkun
May 19, 2007, 08:02 AM
Konoha has the advantage in this mission. They have both number and strength. Kakashi is no slouch, Yamato is experienced, Naruto can be a terrifying force as well as Sakura. As for the other members, I'm sure have improved as well and will be valuable for the mission. I think they will let Sasuke have his way with Itachi and help him if he needs it. At this point, I dont think either Naruto or Sakura will stand and watch. I'm sure they will jump in. While the rest take care of Kisame, Deidera and Tobi, since they are also tracking Naruto.

Although 3 teams are hunting down Itachi, I dont think Konoha is interested in capturing Itachi. They should focus on capturing the weakest Akatsuki, in this case I think they should either capture Deidera or Tobi. I have a bad feeling that someone might die, I dont care about team Hebi, but for Konoha...I don't want anyone to die. I also expecting Naruto to go on a rampage if someone gets killed...

Gestalt
May 19, 2007, 08:13 AM
I think team 8 is the best choice for this mission.. other then its tracking and hunting.. having Shino & Hinata against Kisame would be an advantage to Konoha..

I'm more interested in knowing more about Tobi and his abilities.. so far everyone from Akatsuki has shown great fighting capabilities, and everytime i get very interested into knowing their abilities and capabilities..

Mendes
May 19, 2007, 08:32 AM
I noticed sasuke gathered lots of scrolls from that armory. It'll be awesome if sasuke uses new amazing jutsus (the scrolls were from the uchiha clan, after all) and even summons

theshizzle
May 19, 2007, 08:51 AM
things are going to start getting good

lordHokage
May 19, 2007, 08:56 AM
Konoha has the advantage in this mission. They have both number and strength.

Akatsuki has the advantage too. :eyeroll

dasher232
May 19, 2007, 09:32 AM
Konoha has the advantage in this mission. They have both number and strength. Kakashi is no slouch, Yamato is experienced, Naruto can be a terrifying force as well as Sakura. As for the other members, I'm sure have improved as well and will be valuable for the mission. I think they will let Sasuke have his way with Itachi and help him if he needs it. At this point, I dont think either Naruto or Sakura will stand and watch. I'm sure they will jump in. While the rest take care of Kisame, Deidera and Tobi, since they are also tracking Naruto.

Although 3 teams are hunting down Itachi, I dont think Konoha is interested in capturing Itachi. They should focus on capturing the weakest Akatsuki, in this case I think they should either capture Deidera or Tobi. I have a bad feeling that someone might die, I dont care about team Hebi, but for Konoha...I don't want anyone to die. I also expecting Naruto to go on a rampage if someone gets killed...

Have we been reading the same manga?. Their target is Itachi, because Naruto is insistant on getting Sasuke's attention. No other Akatasuki member will do. And as for them having the number advantage thats nothing rumour has it Itachi wiped out his entire clan...on his own. By the way does anyone think that maybe Naruto fullfilling his word to Sakura in bringing Sasuke back will come true. However it won't be the way some are expecting?.

And another question if Deidara is so confident he could have taken out oro does he really think he's that strong because he doesn't look it going from what iv'e seen from him. Then again even Sasori thought he could.

Remus
May 19, 2007, 09:56 AM
Have we been reading the same manga?. Their target is Itachi, because Naruto is insistant on getting Sasuke's attention. No other Akatasuki member will do. And as for them having the number advantage thats nothing rumour has it Itachi wiped out his entire clan...on his own. By the way does anyone think that maybe Naruto fullfilling his word to Sakura in bringing Sasuke back will come true. However it won't be the way some are expecting?.

And another question if Deidara is so confident he could have taken out oro does he really think he's that strong because he doesn't look it going from what iv'e seen from him. Then again even Sasori thought he could.

Well you people underestimate Deidara. He captured Gaara alone. Kakashi already said it. Capturing is harder than killing. I said it before too but nevermind.
Deidara could have end the fight with Gaara quickly if he wanted to kill him. Also you consider the fight between Kakashi,Naruto and Deidara a fight ? Deidara was out of clay and his arm was crushed. He underestimated Gaara but he sure wouldn't do the same on Oro nor will he do it on Naruto and Kakashi. Also things are different this time. Tobi is around and I dont think he is a weakling only because he acts like a clown. Naruto is a clown too and you dont say he is a weakling. Summing things up I'd say the upcoming chapters will be interesting, very interesting I suppose.

ShinobiWrath
May 19, 2007, 10:17 AM
This chapter has indeed exceeded all my expectations. Now that all three teams have set out i'd say from this moment on the chapters are going to soar to new heights. My guess is that Deidara and Tobi will have a chance encounter with Team Konoha whereas Itachi and Sasuke will intersect paths and a battle Royale will commense. Winner Take all.

mercycubed
May 19, 2007, 11:11 AM
It looks to me like Itachi is being drawn differently than before? He seems softer(?) and more undecided than usual. His character feels more vulnerable than he used to? Ne1 else notice that?

mageofdeath
May 19, 2007, 11:20 AM
I'd just like to say that kishi has finally gotten back on track and given us a well executed chapter, this was the first chapter in a while that I actually liked and reread....
the thing that is bothering me is if deidara decides to got at sasuke, then tobi wont be able to have a shot at kakashi, so it would only seem right if deidara went at naruto first...

reaver929
May 19, 2007, 11:25 AM
i think the 8-tailed jinchuuriki is one of the seven swordsman of the mist.

my prediction would be that the teams (team 7, team 8 and Hebi) are all setting out to find itachi. as the get closer to itachi, zetsu see's them and informs all of akatsuki after they have sealed away the yonbi. maybe we'll get to see the blue haired akatsuki capturing hachibi. Itachi and Kisame are out to capture Naruto together with all other akatsukis left to fight the rest of Team 7 and Team 8. At a certain point Hebi comes in and every thing falls into a climatic battle. Maybe at this point the sand siblings arrive to aid the group with most of Konoha shinobi arriving at the scene.

Remember when kakashi use sharingan during chiyo's reviving jutsu. maybe Naruto will be caught and when they recover Naruto's body, Kakashi will be the one sacrificing his life in order to revive him.

ANBU4U
May 19, 2007, 11:55 AM
Have we been reading the same manga?. Their target is Itachi, because Naruto is insistant on getting Sasuke's attention. No other Akatasuki member will do. And as for them having the number advantage thats nothing rumour has it Itachi wiped out his entire clan...on his own. By the way does anyone think that maybe Naruto fullfilling his word to Sakura in bringing Sasuke back will come true. However it won't be the way some are expecting?.

And another question if Deidara is so confident he could have taken out oro does he really think he's that strong because he doesn't look it going from what iv'e seen from him. Then again even Sasori thought he could.

They probably could have. You have to remember that everyone in Akatasuki is Kage level, as was Orochimaru himself. He was great yes, relative to what we saw at his introduction. But we've seen nothing to really imply the other Akatasuki members could eliminate him if nessacary. Certainly Oro was worried, thats why he stayed to far under the radar.

Konkun
May 19, 2007, 12:53 PM
Have we been reading the same manga?. Their target is Itachi, because Naruto is insistant on getting Sasuke's attention. No other Akatasuki member will do. And as for them having the number advantage thats nothing rumour has it Itachi wiped out his entire clan...on his own. By the way does anyone think that maybe Naruto fullfilling his word to Sakura in bringing Sasuke back will come true. However it won't be the way some are expecting?.

And another question if Deidara is so confident he could have taken out oro does he really think he's that strong because he doesn't look it going from what iv'e seen from him. Then again even Sasori thought he could.

Are we speaking the same language? Hunting down Itachi = targeting Itachi....

The point about number being nothing....are you suggesting they are on a suicide mission? Or are they just going along to see if they can get Sasuke from extracting his revenge on Itachi thus preventing him from getting killed? They have to put into account the fact that they may face Itachi before Sasuke, which mean they are prepared to fight Itachi and Kisame. It could be a win/lose or a draw. A lost for Konoha would be devastating, they would lose some good nins.

juUnior
May 19, 2007, 01:01 PM
Wow, just awesome chapter xD

- cover is so cool, with whole team Hebi. Awesome portraied characters :D
- talking about military powers in Tsunade room, quite good conversation they have there, if I can say ;p And finally the glimps why THAT team to choose xDxD
- on page 4 sure really seuprb city there was seen, quite resembles new citys in really normal life hiehie
- ok, new hideout of Uchiha Clan for military power, and cats hehe So if Kakashi has dogs, ther must be shinobi cats.
- talking with Granny, info that she knows both Saske and Itachi.. but shes not sharingan user from what we can tell :x
- Juugo has finally something to wear!! And whats more, he even more now resembles Gaara :D Cool, I like him very much xxDxDxDxD
- Akatsuki again, and they already finished extracting jinchuuriki.. so, if it took 3 days.. Naruto and others talked for three days?.... of maybe is just errored something :x
- on page 13 team Hebi looks like some mysterious organization on that cliff :D
- on page 14-15 cool panel with team Hebi, just cool. And..
- on page 16-17 just awesome cool panel (and finally!) with team 8 and team 7 :D Hoooray. finally, after so long wait: Kiba, Hinata!, and even Shino muehehe.

One thing that i direct is that Anko could have had appearance as leader of team 8, but oh well, even if shes not now, maybe in the future? But team 8 IS, and it's really cool xDxD:D:D

dasher232
May 19, 2007, 01:27 PM
Are we speaking the same language? Hunting down Itachi = targeting Itachi....

The point about number being nothing....are you suggesting they are on a suicide mission? Or are they just going along to see if they can get Sasuke from extracting his revenge on Itachi thus preventing him from getting killed? They have to put into account the fact that they may face Itachi before Sasuke, which mean they are prepared to fight Itachi and Kisame. It could be a win/lose or a draw. A lost for Konoha would be devastating, they would lose some good nins.

Their target is Itachi whats not to understand.


They probably could have. You have to remember that everyone in Akatasuki is Kage level, as was Orochimaru himself. He was great yes, relative to what we saw at his introduction. But we've seen nothing to really imply the other Akatasuki members could eliminate him if nessacary. Certainly Oro was worried, thats why he stayed to far under the radar.

I asked that mainly because for some reason he seems to be much more cocky lately than he ever has been. And it made me wonder weather Kishi did that in order to orchestrate his demise rather quickly.

ShinobiWrath
May 19, 2007, 01:52 PM
It's apparent why Team 8 was chosen amongst others. Since thier team specializes in detection their abilities would come in handy when scouting for Itachi. Of course i'm not certain thier offensive skills will come in handy unless be it a diversion. I also sense that we are about to learn the true identity of Tobi unless he does not partake in this battle due to commence shortly after departure. If he does, His jutsu may give clue to who he really is. This chapter holds so much potential.

dasher232
May 19, 2007, 02:15 PM
It's apparent why Team 8 was chosen amongst others. Since thier team specializes in detection their abilities would come in handy when scouting for Itachi. Of course i'm not certain thier offensive skills will come in handy unless be it a diversion. I also sense that we are about to learn the true identity of Tobi unless he does not partake in this battle due to commence shortly after departure. If he does, His jutsu may give clue to who he really is. This chapter holds so much potential.

I always thought team 8 was as good a defensive team as any other to be honest. Before the skip you had Shino who like Sasuke was the calm and rational thinker, Kiba like Naruto completely hot headed and in there with force. Then Hinata who definately has the smarts and offensive skills it just so happens they all function well at detection. It's quite rare I think in the Naruto verse to find a team that compliment each other that well on a single operative. If you think about it you can't really call team 7 a something team same for team 10 and team Gai. Because they all do their own things but happen to be within a unit. Just my thoughts that I think people are being hasty in discarding their importance as fighters.

Konkun
May 19, 2007, 03:40 PM
Dasher....

I wrote: Although 3 teams are hunting down Itachi, I dont think Konoha is interested in capturing Itachi.

Your response: Have we been reading the same manga?. Their target is Itachi, because Naruto is insistant on getting Sasuke's attention.

I wrote: Hunting down Itachi = targeting Itachi....

Your response: Their target is Itachi whats not to understand.


Isn't that what I said in the original statement? There's a misunderstanding somewhere....

Lets move on.

Reiya
May 19, 2007, 04:02 PM
I fear for the worst... I'm starting to lose intrest in the story because of the oddball ideas that are thrown out at the wrong times.

Also, has anyone already noticed that Hinata on the last page looked like Yuria from 666 Satan?

dasher232
May 19, 2007, 04:02 PM
Dasher....

I wrote: Although 3 teams are hunting down Itachi, I dont think Konoha is interested in capturing Itachi.

Your response: Have we been reading the same manga?. Their target is Itachi, because Naruto is insistant on getting Sasuke's attention.

I wrote: Hunting down Itachi = targeting Itachi....

Your response: Their target is Itachi whats not to understand.


Isn't that what I said in the original statement? There's a misunderstanding somewhere....

Lets move on.

Yeah Konoha is obviousy not interested in catching Itachi specifcally they're obviously going for any random akatuski because Sasuke cares about all of them.


I fear for the worst... I'm starting to lose intrest in the story because of the oddball ideas that are thrown out at the wrong times.

Also, has anyone already noticed that Hinata on the last page looked like Yuria from 666 Satan?

I'd say she looks like may more than anything else. Though they're art has always been kinda similar, amongst other things.

Baseballbat Boy
May 19, 2007, 05:10 PM
I wonder, who will be the one that stop Naruto from hunting Itachi...

Karma
May 19, 2007, 07:05 PM
Someone mention before that naruto hand is heal when they are leaving.. But that seems like a sub plot of kishi to put in some training for naruto... The next time Naruto uses that new Jutsu. it going to be long range and 100% complete. i would love if he test it against someone like diedara lol

Only Yamoto,kakashi,Sakura & others that have seen Naruto deal with Kakuzu. know of is power. So think naruto complete the new Jutsu and that make him more powerful than kakashi when it comes to strength..

even though Naruto all ways in a hurry.. it seems like everyone is looking at him as if he's the one in charge - IMO.

But someone from Naruto genin team going to die. I just hope its the dog. lol

Yondaime-Uzumaki
May 19, 2007, 07:14 PM
But someone from Naruto genin team going to die. I just hope its the dog. lol

The Dog cant die, Because Kiba cant fight without Akamaru, The Two of them Act as one And Most of Kiba's Techniques are Made of their Combos . Plus Kiba Promised Akamaru that He'll Never let him get Hurt again, after the Rescue Sasuke Arc. Why do you want him to die Anyway?

But its True that Someone From each team as to Die in this big clash ( Hebi ,Akatsuki, and konoha ) . But Without Akamaru kiba Is nothing . I want to see what New powers they mey Have developped

Karma
May 19, 2007, 07:41 PM
The Dog cant die, Because Kiba cant fight without Akamaru, The Two of them Act as one And Most of Kiba's Techniques are Made of their Combos . Plus Kiba Promised Akamaru that He'll Never let him get Hurt again, after the Rescue Sasuke Arc. Why do you want him to die Anyway?

But its True that Someone From each team as to Die in this big clash ( Hebi ,Akatsuki, and konoha ) . But Without Akamaru kiba Is nothing . I want to see what New powers they mey Have developped

Thats the point.. its either the dog die and Kiba find a new pet. Or Kiba Die or both of them die.. But i would rather see Kiba die than shino or Hinita. i really don't want to see sai Die because i haven't seen is style or hear much about him.. lol


Yamoto is no at this moment. because i want him to help naruto with is training.
I don't want Kakashi to die as yet...

Naruto can't die for sure.... Kiba & that dog is the only option unless kishi going to kill hinita.. the leaf village already got a lot of tracking people , so we can erase one out of the genin team..

Mendes
May 19, 2007, 07:58 PM
If someone is to die (probably someone will), it would probably be shino... i dont say he's weak, but anyone can die, and shino is definitively the one with less attachments to the others. It would be the loss we would feel less for... i think.

If akamaru dies, so does kiba's ambitions as ninja. I dont think he would have the morale to continue as a ninja. Thats why i think the most probable scenario is kiba protect akamaru from a mortal attack and die doing so. But thats nothing but speculation here... its too hard to tell who the casualties will be(but get ready for them, coz they will happen, whoever they will be :P)

Karma
May 19, 2007, 08:16 PM
If someone is to die (probably someone will), it would probably be shino... i dont say he's weak, but anyone can die, and shino is definitively the one with less attachments to the others. It would be the loss we would feel less for... i think.

If akamaru dies, so does kiba's ambitions as ninja. I dont think he would have the morale to continue as a ninja. Thats why i think the most probable scenario is kiba protect akamaru from a mortal attack and die doing so. But thats nothing but speculation here... its too hard to tell who the casualties will be(but get ready for them, coz they will happen, whoever they will be :P)

I really don't see shino dying because of is personality.. He's the type that all ways being sarcastic to naruto..

Kiba and is Dog is more up for the taking.. lol I just hope its the dog... Because at least Kiba can started using scroll. like summoning a Dog to help him fight.. lol that be cool..

If Kiba die.. I can tell Shino or Naruto will adopt the dog.

lordHokage
May 19, 2007, 08:20 PM
But someone from Naruto genin team going to die. I just hope its the dog. lol


No one from Team Leaf is going to die only Team Hebi. :eyeroll

Karma
May 19, 2007, 08:27 PM
No one from Team Leaf is going to die only Team Hebi. :eyeroll
that is what everyone wish for.. but it's too good to be true..

Someone going to die from Hebi... and someone going to die from the leaf village.. I just feel juugo going to die.

and Kiba going to die from the leaf.. leaving Itachi or Kisame dead...

conan
May 19, 2007, 08:43 PM
your talking about fight conclusions already, which is death of charracters, thats too far away, they havent even found each other yet, and we dont even know who will fight who, deidara and tobi are moving around trying to fight everybody, and every body else is moving around trying to fight itachi, its one hell of a mess, and prediction for who is going to die if any one is way too early, I mean we just saw a death for asuma and the signs for that were so many, I dont really think anyones gonna die anyway, the reason for the team in kononha is to capture and not kill an individual of akatsuki, and most preferably itachi.

lordHokage
May 19, 2007, 08:51 PM
that is what everyone wish for.. but it's too good to be true..

Someone going to die from Hebi... and someone going to die from the leaf village.. I just feel juugo going to die.

and Kiba going to die from the leaf.. leaving Itachi or Kisame dead...

I’m not apart of majority. Itachi is not going to die, there are too many unanswered questions. Kisame will die by Itachi hands. :blink

richtoyz
May 19, 2007, 08:52 PM
the next few weeks r goig to b fun to read
i need to no how many biiju r still out there if kakuza was supose to capture the 8 tail and died before who gets that responsibility now? who captured the 5,6and 7 tails,if they have already been captured, sasori didn't get his either

Karma
May 19, 2007, 09:29 PM
I’m not apart of majority. Itachi is not going to die, there are too many unanswered questions. Kisame will die by Itachi hands. :blink
Kisame not going to be kill by Itachi. because Kisame seems to respect Itachi at a level where he won't get on Itachi nerves.. But Itachi could kill Diedara, if Diedara get in Itachi way.


When i say Itachi dying by Naruto. its like i'm saying before the manga end. naruto might be the one who kill Itachi.. Kishi won't make sasuke defeat itachi.. it's either Itachi beat sasuke.. And naruto comes in and teach Itachi a lesson...

lordHokage
May 19, 2007, 09:52 PM
Kisame not going to be kill by Itachi. because Kisame seems to respect Itachi at a level where he won't get on Itachi nerves.. But Itachi could kill Diedara, if Diedara get in Itachi way.

Kisame is no fool, if he sense that Itachi is a double agent, he’s good as dead. :eyeroll

Shabanga
May 20, 2007, 12:50 AM
finally get to see how team 8 has developed.as for someone dying,i'm almost certain that atleast 1 person will die.my guess is another akatsuki member or maybe someone from hebi.but who knows.
and is it just me or does suigetsu look alot like sai's "brother".if he is,that would be intresting when they meet.

Decorus
May 20, 2007, 02:55 AM
Sai is the mostly likely to die saving Sasuke.

Deidara had resupplied his chakra bombs or he would not have been able to create the exploding replica of himself. Deidara lost, because Kakashi took him by suprise using his MS to wound him and while that distracted him Naruto took out his clay bird. We might have had a longer fight with Naruto possibly showing what he learned from Jiriayia, but he became enraged at the sight of Gaara's corpse and starting immediately going tailed. I believe at that point in the past based on Jiriayia's comments and his warning to Kakashi Naruto no longer had any control of Kyuubi's manifestation.

Kusachu
May 20, 2007, 03:23 AM
and is it just me or does suigetsu look alot like sai's "brother".if he is,that would be intresting when they meet.


someone had a theory about that...XD The pictures seem to match. I think that would kick @$$ anyways.

I want Hinata to die. I bet Naruto would flip out hard core if that happened. (Yes, I know I'm evil and that is unlikly to happen, but i dont care.) I hope Sai doesn't die. I really like him. He's fun. But I can totally see that one happening....

On the good side, I didn't see Asuma dying at all, I was sure it was going to be Izumo or Kotetsu even though that would have been so obvious.

I'm glad i ca't always call what's going to happen. Keeps it fresh. XD

Whatever.

Bling
May 20, 2007, 04:26 AM
I really cant see someone dying...its to early to even speculate...everyone has his own part in the manga and cant die yet...maybe deidara will die(actually im sure he will:xp) cause he is looking for trouble atm....

dasher232
May 20, 2007, 05:02 AM
I don't think or at least I hope that no one from Konoha dies we've had enough deaths for the period I think. I think Heibi will be picked off one by one.

Seranel N'Ryt
May 20, 2007, 07:04 AM
I read 354... and i was sad because the Suigetsu's pic was fake... i want that story... T.T

the Team 8 is the best tracker. Hinata-san and Akamaru will be able to find Itachi-san or Sasuke-kun. and Hinata-san is CUTE XD!!

....hmm but Kishi's this story is some strange. I understand Kishi and the fans of Team 8 want to make their appearance. but but but Where are ANBUs???? why Tsunade-sama didn't send lots of ANBUs? year, it's MANGA !!!! and Naruto must win EVERYDAY ! so Tsunade-sama isn't worry HAHAHA (no, just kidding -_-)

I'm so angry to Kishi:mad :mad .............MY HIDAN-SAMA........ T.T

Remus
May 20, 2007, 07:28 AM
Well maybe Team 8 is better than ANBU ? Also Kakashi said they needed a team which had been on a lot of missions together and ANBU squads are mostly randomly picked. They choose by ability and not if they can cooperate to 100%.

ninetailfox84
May 20, 2007, 07:29 AM
Great development of story. Seriously, i love it, and finally team 8 in action! haha

naru_naru
May 20, 2007, 09:57 AM
seems the new arc brings with it the possibility to see what the other team members have developed in jutsus; will be interesting to see shino in battle as his chakra bugs, atm, have no real weakness. one inconsistency that is kinda puzzling is why send a team of (albeit highly talented) chunnins after akatsuki, i hope konoha have not underestimated akatsuki. i am hoping during this arc naruto learns from watching others how improve what he already knows (or maybe start using wind chakra with normal attacks). but i hope there is no more "naruto you are weak" or similar comments from anyone.

atm i'd hate to see a battle between naruto and itachi, i hope the team captains have naruto fight kisame as naruto has had experience fighting a similar enemy; also atm itachi is the worst type of enemy for naruto (wind vs water better than wind vs fire :p).

dantheman0000
May 20, 2007, 10:03 AM
Does anybody know what was written on the rolled up pouch thingy sasuke had on page 8. it looked like drugs to me......

dasher232
May 20, 2007, 10:32 AM
seems the new arc brings with it the possibility to see what the other team members have developed in jutsus; will be interesting to see shino in battle as his chakra bugs, atm, have no real weakness. one inconsistency that is kinda puzzling is why send a team of (albeit highly talented) chunnins after akatsuki, i hope konoha have not underestimated akatsuki. i am hoping during this arc naruto learns from watching others how improve what he already knows (or maybe start using wind chakra with normal attacks). but i hope there is no more "naruto you are weak" or similar comments from anyone.

atm i'd hate to see a battle between naruto and itachi, i hope the team captains have naruto fight kisame as naruto has had experience fighting a similar enemy; also atm itachi is the worst type of enemy for naruto (wind vs water better than wind vs fire :p).

Itachi seems to love using Genjutsu's these days though apart from ameratsu we haven't seen him use much fire based justsu's. Or for that matter even any of the Uchiha signiture jutsus. I don't know though Jiraiya even said to Naruto to do battle with a genjutsu user you have to be pretty clever to come out on top. And he couldn't even resist Itachi without assistance never mind battle him. Anyway i'll just wait to see how Kishi handles Naruto during this arc because I think he's in for more inconsistency.

philixus1988
May 20, 2007, 10:58 AM
Well if naruto matched to even survive against anyone from team hebi (Other than karin and i am 50/50 on that too), what to say of AK i will be surpurised. Naruto v/s Kisame at the level naruto is at right now should not even extend to 5 min mark.
Anyhoo i am waiting for Sugi v/s Kisame

DarkManSharingan32
May 20, 2007, 11:04 AM
Itachi seems to love using Genjutsu's these days though apart from ameratsu we haven't seen him use much fire based justsu's. Or for that matter even any of the Uchiha signiture jutsus. I don't know though Jiraiya even said to Naruto to do battle with a genjutsu user you have to be pretty clever to come out on top. And he couldn't even resist Itachi without assistance never mind battle him. Anyway i'll just wait to see how Kishi handles Naruto during this arc because I think he's in for more inconsistency.

These days?
The last fight Itachi was actually in... took place nearly three years ago. And lets concider the condition he fought in... Oh yeah, he was fighting near/on a body of water at the time. Add to this, the fact that he hasn't been pressed at all...and it is basically at his own whim whether or not to finish a fight quickly.... and we have a good reason why he hasnt used any of the myriad of fire jutsu bound to be at his disposal.
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As for this chapter... Not gonna lie, i was weirded out with the Ninja Cat crew. I thought i recognized them, but they didn't carry any pizza or swords, so i moved on. Lol. Honestly my first though was Sailor Moon... Hopefully this is their last appearence. lol


Overall a good chapter... Kishimoto is pretty skilled in setting up his big chapters, and I really love the parallel between Naruto and Sasuke in all the chapters.

And finally....Yay Team 8.

Hemostrat
May 20, 2007, 11:39 AM
the next few weeks r goig to b fun to read
i need to no how many biiju r still out there if kakuza was supose to capture the 8 tail and died before who gets that responsibility now? who captured the 5,6and 7 tails,if they have already been captured, sasori didn't get his either



Sasori was probably suppose to capture the Sanbi *3 tails* because that's what Tobi caught.


Deidara - 1
Hidan - 2
Tobi - 3
Kisame - 4
? - 5
? - 6
? - 7
? - 8
Itach - 9

So that leaves Zetsu, Kakuzu, Blue Hair, and the Leader. Or, Orochimaru depending on how long ago they started these missions, but I would assume had Oro still been in it, he would have had to capture the Ichibi like Deidara did.

ouhei
May 20, 2007, 12:58 PM
Well if naruto matched to even survive against anyone from team hebi (Other than karin and i am 50/50 on that too), what to say of AK i will be surpurised. Naruto v/s Kisame at the level naruto is at right now should not even extend to 5 min mark.
Anyhoo i am waiting for Sugi v/s Kisame

Why do you assume them all to be so strong? Suigetsu was said to be the next Zabuza, big whoop. Kakashi took out Zabuza at the beginning of the story, saying he's the next Zabuza is not all that impressive really. Sure he's strong, but to say that if Naruto managed to survive against any of the Hebi members would be impressive is such an understatement of Naruto. Please don't forget he has gone toe to toe with several Akatsuki and stood his ground in a full on battle with Oro (sorry, Sasuke was fighting a weakened Oro and beat him in a gensitsu battle).

llamapie
May 20, 2007, 02:28 PM
seems the new arc brings with it the possibility to see what the other team members have developed in jutsus; will be interesting to see shino in battle as his chakra bugs, atm, have no real weakness. one inconsistency that is kinda puzzling is why send a team of (albeit highly talented) chunnins after akatsuki, i hope konoha have not underestimated akatsuki. i am hoping during this arc naruto learns from watching others how improve what he already knows (or maybe start using wind chakra with normal attacks). but i hope there is no more "naruto you are weak" or similar comments from anyone.

atm i'd hate to see a battle between naruto and itachi, i hope the team captains have naruto fight kisame as naruto has had experience fighting a similar enemy; also atm itachi is the worst type of enemy for naruto (wind vs water better than wind vs fire :p).

The reason team 8 is being sent is because they're a tracking team to say the least. Will be the best way to track down itachi and kisame. Same reason Sasuke has karen.

philixus1988
May 20, 2007, 03:03 PM
Stood toe to toe with oro he was in four tails state and if yuo are mentioning kakuzu, kakshi had done enough damage to wear down that sucker and another thing if yamato had not intervened naruto would be dead when he got caught by kakuzy first time he tried to use nuke no jutsu.

GPZrag
May 20, 2007, 03:25 PM
Stood toe to toe with oro he was in four tails state and if yuo are mentioning kakuzu, kakshi had done enough damage to wear down that sucker and another thing if yamato had not intervened naruto would be dead when he got caught by kakuzy first time he tried to use nuke no jutsu.

Naruto will be dead (nobody knows that for sure cause kishi didn't feel like to show us what will happened if nobody helpedhim out)? why? you mean that naruto got caught ergo he can't fight back?, don't you remember he is the NINE TAILS - JINCHUURUKI? if naruto's life is in risk he will go to Kyubi form and kakuzu's ass will be pawned in a blink... and sasuke and naruto's battle both were different (at least for me). Sasuke defeated an ill and desesperate Oro and he didn't beat him in NINJUTSU+POWER as i remember Oro's poison gas paralized sasuke so if orochimaru didn't feel like to take sasuke's body, sasuke's will be dead by now -_-' however at the end nobody cares about "how" ppl only care about the results (WIN/LOST). To summarize Naruto in Kyubi Form (4-Tailed) at least for me was quite capable of destroying Orochimaru and naruto DID beat Kakuzu no matter what... cause if we start stoping thinking "what could happened" then naruto and sasuke will be lucky sucker bastards...

P.S.: Naruto + Kyubi Power = Naruto as Sasuke + Cursed = Sasuke. all the characters have their own advantages ^_^ and disadvantages :)

Koen
May 20, 2007, 06:56 PM
Man I loved those last pictures, those jackets were cool. Especially kiba and on his dog akamura. It was so awesome. I was suprised about that kitten-women store, for me it's making the naruto world much bigger. I wonder what weapons they will have...

It seems itachi/akatsuki is the target, but on the other hand they are also informed. Which spies are their working? Or do they know all things easy

4ghost
May 20, 2007, 08:07 PM
@koenosaki
That was one of the reasons that I liked the introduction of the ninja cats and the old lady weapons dealer. It adds depth to the story, it gave a certain place a special connection to the Uchiha clan that was previously unknown. It makes me wonder what else there is to their world and if there isn't anything else similar for other clans. For instance the orphaned since birth Uzumaki Naruto wouldn't have any idea of his clan having any such ties if they existed.

Now remember everyone that this is the 354 discussion thread so keep the posts on the topic of the events that take place in this chapter. That being roughly Kakashi's plan, Deidara's desire, Hebi's preparation at Uchiha clan's connection, the cloaked forces all moving out toward their goal and the addition of team 8 to Team Kakashi.

Karma
May 20, 2007, 10:26 PM
@koenosaki
That was one of the reasons that I liked the introduction of the ninja cats and the old lady weapons dealer. It adds depth to the story, it gave a certain place a special connection to the Uchiha clan that was previously unknown. It makes me wonder what else there is to their world and if there isn't anything else similar for other clans. For instance the orphaned since birth Uzumaki Naruto wouldn't have any idea of his clan having any such ties if they existed.

Now remember everyone that this is the 354 discussion thread so keep the posts on the topic of the events that take place in this chapter. That being roughly Kakashi's plan, Deidara's desire, Hebi's preparation at Uchiha clan's connection, the cloaked forces all moving out toward their goal and the addition of team 8 to Team Kakashi.
I think so as well. There have to be some thing like that toward Naruto. What about the person who delivery Naruto? and who was there beside the 4th hokage? I think Kishi going to make this story interesting from now on.. because naruto have to left with some legacy from the 4th hokage other from the nine tail.. So i feel soon there going to be someone who appear in the manga who knows of Naruto parents and got some thing to give him. which was told to that person to give naruto at a certain age.... i just hope its a scroll. lol

But that place where sasuke went to collect Items. is interesting.. Make me believe that Sasuke stop at her place before going to Orichimaru or during is time with orichimaru - that is hard to believe that Orichimaru let sasuke wonder off hurted, when Kobuto is there to heal him..

ANBU4U
May 21, 2007, 01:38 AM
I think so as well. There have to be some thing like that toward Naruto. What about the person who delivery Naruto? and who was there beside the 4th hokage? I think Kishi going to make this story interesting from now on.. because naruto have to left with some legacy from the 4th hokage other from the nine tail.. So i feel soon there going to be someone who appear in the manga who knows of Naruto parents and got some thing to give him. which was told to that person to give naruto at a certain age.... i just hope its a scroll. lol

But that place where sasuke went to collect Items. is interesting.. Make me believe that Sasuke stop at her place before going to Orichimaru or during is time with orichimaru - that is hard to believe that Orichimaru let sasuke wonder off hurted, when Kobuto is there to heal him..

So because the Uchiha are world reknown and have secret bases the "Uzamaki's" have the same?

I cant say it wont happen, but its unlikely. You need capital and breadth of influence to create places like that...espicially ones that remain loyal after near extenction. If Naruto was from such a "clan" there's just no way he wouldnt know, and certainly no we wouldnt know by now. Besides such a pedigree would ruin poor little orphan Naruto's "rags to riches" theme.

matsyes
May 21, 2007, 05:57 AM
So because the Uchiha are world reknown and have secret bases the "Uzamaki's" have the same?

I cant say it wont happen, but its unlikely. You need capital and breadth of influence to create places like that...espicially ones that remain loyal after near extenction. If Naruto was from such a "clan" there's just no way he wouldnt know, and certainly no we wouldnt know by now. Besides such a pedigree would ruin poor little orphan Naruto's "rags to riches" theme.

Well we don't really know naruto's background and it has been suspiciously avoided mention of. So naruto could have any form of background really speaking. He probably doesnt know about the uzumaki's coz he doesn't have anyone to tell him about it. But you never know.

philixus1988
May 21, 2007, 11:15 AM
I have to agree with matsyes on this one naruto's history has been carefully avoided and we only know about him and him only. Maybe he was a member of an old forgotten clan whose members gave up their lives to keep the kyuubi sealed 4th found out about them and their final descendent and sealed the kyuubi within him, how about that for a history. That would be some real manga cool history to have dont you think.
But yes we fanboys are mostly trying to calculate parallels b/w naruto and sasuke because we want both of them to be on equal footing. So naruto may just be a clanless ninja.

ANBU4U
May 21, 2007, 11:40 AM
Well we don't really know naruto's background and it has been suspiciously avoided mention of. So naruto could have any form of background really speaking. He probably doesnt know about the uzumaki's coz he doesn't have anyone to tell him about it. But you never know.

No one knows??? He was just some random orphan kid picked out by the 4th? Riiiight, at the very least the Third knew.

llamapie
May 21, 2007, 12:22 PM
Oh the great "where was Naruto spawned" discussion. No one knows, no one cares anymore. Its just as likely that Naruto was a summon :P

dasher232
May 21, 2007, 02:00 PM
So because the Uchiha are world reknown and have secret bases the "Uzamaki's" have the same?

I cant say it wont happen, but its unlikely. You need capital and breadth of influence to create places like that...espicially ones that remain loyal after near extenction. If Naruto was from such a "clan" there's just no way he wouldnt know, and certainly no we wouldnt know by now. Besides such a pedigree would ruin poor little orphan Naruto's "rags to riches" theme.

I agree with the part that by now if Naruto's ''clan'' if there ever was one. Were so renoun they would have had a mention in by now. That said however I have a feeling Naruto knows a lot more than he lets on. For on thing I remember a chapter where kishi has Naruto waking up. And there was a shot in his apartment with things that seemed really personal to him. A kakashi doll, bunch of scrolls some other things and a big picture of a mysterious woman. That plus the fact he's had Kyuubi for so long you'd think he'd talk to him a lot to fill in some blanks, the attack, the 4th, the sealing. So either a lot of things has already been said to him off screen thats why he doesn't ask questions...or he's really, really stupid.

The cat lady and the talking cats I really don't see how they ''add depth''' as someone puts it. That statement that can be attached to anything in the manga almost. For one it just seemed really awkward to me. And secondly I don't understand why a weapons base would be based out of the boundaries of Konoha, so the clan probably always were deceitful. And why if this woman is so loyal would she remain there and do business. Thats just my opinion though, it just seemed really strange to me outside of the factthe cats weren't summons.

THETRUTH.com
May 21, 2007, 02:32 PM
Dont know if this was mentioned but was that abandon town the same one AL was in when he called Hidan&Kakuzu?(the first chapter his face was shown) Enjoyed the chapter hope we see Team 8 skills and Yamato fight seriously this arc.

Karma
May 21, 2007, 03:12 PM
Chapter 354: People forget that naruto was wearing Bandage in the 5th hokage office. and when he was leaving he has no bandage around is hand.. that lead me to believe that the kyuubi can heal Naruto wounds, it might just take longer. Or Kishi has a training no jutsu plot for naruto..

I feel that after he left the 5th officer there have to be some days before they packed for Ak Hunting. I feel naruto complete that new Jutsu or learn how to fight someone like kakashi with sharigan. but you know it wouldn't be interesting if kishi just let every thing out of the bag lol . So during is fight he'll pull that 100% complete new jutsu out. and he'll make is mark in the bingo book. and the AK going to tell Itachi that they need Naruto because he's getting stronger by the days goes by and he's unlocking is true potential.. and if that happen, we won't stand a chance as a organization..

THETRUTH.com
May 21, 2007, 04:51 PM
Chapter 354: People forget that naruto was wearing Bandage in the 5th hokage office. and when he was leaving he has no bandage around is hand.. that lead me to believe that the kyuubi can heal Naruto wounds, it might just take longer. Or Kishi has a training no jutsu plot for naruto..

I feel that after he left the 5th officer there have to be some days before they packed for Ak Hunting. I feel naruto complete that new Jutsu or learn how to fight someone like kakashi with sharigan. but you know it wouldn't be interesting if kishi just let every thing out of the bag lol . So during is fight he'll pull that 100% complete new jutsu out. and he'll make is mark in the bingo book. and the AK going to tell Itachi that they need Naruto because he's getting stronger by the days goes by and he's unlocking is true potential.. and if that happen, we won't stand a chance as a organization..

While I think it has been several days between the office scene and departure, I dont think the kyuubi healed him. Or rather it couldnt Tsunade-hime and Sakura-san spoke about the damage to Narutos body and how it could effect his ability to use chakra. So this is why the injury to so long to heal which is the same reason way Kakuzu may have never recovered regardless of time.

I do think as you stated, it was some time passage that wasnt shown during which time AK sealed Yonbi. Who knows how long that took with two less members this go around. The team probably training together some and sorted out plans of attack for several situations with J-man and Godaime. We may see some more from the advisors as Naruto is being sent directly at the people they want him to avoid.

ornis
May 21, 2007, 06:47 PM
We must concentrate on the topic. If the topic doesn't suit the desired discussion, please address non-354 intrigue in the Naruto Hang Out Thread.

walkie
May 23, 2007, 05:18 AM
Chapter 354: People forget that naruto was wearing Bandage in the 5th hokage office. and when he was leaving he has no bandage around is hand.. that lead me to believe that the kyuubi can heal Naruto wounds, it might just take longer. Or Kishi has a training no jutsu plot for naruto..


about naruto's healing; it is kyuubis chakra that heals naruto too fast. but remember the effects os fuuton rasengan. F-rasengan hits all chakra points, even in cells of body, so cuts every chakra ways, makes chakra follow stop. while holding f-rasengan, naruto's hand also feels some effects of jutsu as tsunade said. the problem with naruto's hand is chakra follow not a serious injury, and it will be ok when his chakra follow turns normal. i am sure we will see more discussion on incoming chapters about that :)

naru_naru
May 23, 2007, 08:20 AM
about naruto's healing; it is kyuubis chakra that heals naruto too fast. but remember the effects os fuuton rasengan. F-rasengan hits all chakra points, even in cells of body, so cuts every chakra ways, makes chakra follow stop. while holding f-rasengan, naruto's hand also feels some effects of jutsu as tsunade said. the problem with naruto's hand is chakra follow not a serious injury, and it will be ok when his chakra follow turns normal. i am sure we will see more discussion on incoming chapters about that :)

his hand is fine when he holds it as the chakra holding in the moving chakra is not lethal. its when naruto hits someone the binding chakra is removed/compromised releasing the volatile chakra, naruto's hand gets caught in the blast when delivering the FRS. naruto can make the FRS but delivering it is what hurts him.

llamapie
May 23, 2007, 12:49 PM
What gets me is that all naruto has to do is have a clone deliver that level of technique and he will never recieve that damage. Not too hard considering he did use his real body as a diversion and it worked once. But if he can train his clones endurance to its peak he won't have to do much of the fighting. For instance if he can apply the same seals the third used with his clones it will be like actual copies who can take more than critical damage.

naru_naru
May 23, 2007, 12:55 PM
there are some doubts as to whether naruto's KB have the level of concentration to deliver the FRS, we see during the FRS training arc the KB losing themselves to the kyuubi. imo if naruto practices delivering with the FRS then the KB will also be able to deliver the FRS. atm it takes too much concentration imo for the KB to deliver the FRS.

Mendes
May 23, 2007, 01:00 PM
What gets me is that all naruto has to do is have a clone deliver that level of technique and he will never recieve that damage. Not too hard considering he did use his real body as a diversion and it worked once. But if he can train his clones endurance to its peak he won't have to do much of the fighting. For instance if he can apply the same seals the third used with his clones it will be like actual copies who can take more than critical damage.

There must be something that restricts naruto from doing FRS with a clone. The clones are weak, the way they dissolve right after getting a slight hit, so maybe the pressure from FRS is too strong for a clone to keep in their hand without dissolving. Whether the reason is, i assume it cant be done with a clone, else kakashi wouldnt forbid naruto to use it. Most likely kakashi thought of that possibility b4, and discarded it

brainwiz
May 23, 2007, 09:11 PM
I just assumed that since the wear on his body while training was transferred to the original, the damage inflicted by the FRS might also be transferred back. Who knows though, the real Naruto doesn't flinch whenever the clones *poof*.

naru_naru
May 23, 2007, 09:53 PM
the fatigue naruto receives is mental fatigue.
when the KB pass the information gained it is processed by naruto, if you multiply the information naruto can potentially gain information from 1000 KB at the same time, you can see what causes naruto that fatigue.

Karma
May 23, 2007, 10:23 PM
the fatigue naruto receives is mental fatigue.
when the KB pass the information gained it is processed by naruto, if you multiply the information naruto can potentially gain information from 1000 KB at the same time, you can see what causes naruto that fatigue.
Agreed.. That's way naruto doesn't use mass shadow clone anymore for that same reason..

Naruto using less KB to fight in part 2, than in part 1.. Now naruto getting the full potential of is KB. Because he's using them wisely..

Anyone ever manage naruto learning from KB all this time.. And he's using KB to fight other strong ninja's and he must learn there skills faster and find away to kill them..

So i think Naruto fighting people like sasuke during part one with KB. That mean he already had the upper hand. Because all those knowledge’s passes to naruto.

Hemostrat
May 23, 2007, 11:59 PM
I'm not sure why you people are saying a kage bunshin can't do the FRS because it has. Naruto made a bunshin make the FRS to fool Kakuzu while he made one from behind and attacked him.

naru_naru
May 24, 2007, 12:09 AM
its not the making the FRS; its actually delivering it, we know it requires huge amount of concentration to actually maintain the FRS after making it. the item in question is does the KB have enough concentration to deliver and thus execute the FRS.

Boogymanx
May 24, 2007, 12:39 AM
its not the making the FRS; its actually delivering it, we know it requires huge amount of concentration to actually maintain the FRS after making it. the item in question is does the KB have enough concentration to deliver and thus execute the FRS.

The KB is an exact copy of the real body (I think that's what they said in the manga, anyway). So if Naruto can, the KB should be able to aswell.

GPZrag
May 24, 2007, 12:46 AM
its not the making the FRS; its actually delivering it, we know it requires huge amount of concentration to actually maintain the FRS after making it. the item in question is does the KB have enough concentration to deliver and thus execute the FRS.

That's something not answered yet, cause we dunno exactly wether the bunshins act for themselfs or they are controlled by the host, well at least for me makes more sense if they act for themselfs because it will explain why didnt naruto knew about the side effect of it (gaining experienced) also if you asume this it will make perfect sense in the manga therefore if the bunshins act for themselfs have chakra and are a REAL CLONE, they will be able to do anything the host can do such as jutsus and all that crap. BUT maybe there is a restriction when it comes to techniques on S or higher levels ^^

naru_naru
May 24, 2007, 12:49 AM
during the training arc for the FRS we saw that the KB were more susceptible to the kyuubi chakra than the original. this one thing nags at me when i think about naruto using KB to do things that require his entire concentration. it might turn out that my worries are unfounded but kishi did write it in so it still holds weight (unfortunately). anyway this is kinda off topic, we got to discuss the latest chapter.

Decorus
May 24, 2007, 04:54 AM
The Kage Bushins act for themselves its fairly evident since we see Naruto instructing them in what to do. Kage bushin seem to have a mind of thier own complete with Naruto's personality. Also the reason you saw so many Kage Bushin starting to go tailed is each Kage Bushin has a portion of Naruto's chakra when they run dry just like Naruto they instinctively go for Kyuubi's power and thus begin to go tailed. This is probably the biggest reason Jiriayia would not use the Kage Bushin method to train Naruto. He might be able to stop a single Naruto from going tailed if he can use his seal before the 3rd tail forms, but I doubt he could reach every clone in time. Also those supression seals need to be made to be used and how many can you carry on your person.

The scrolls Sasuke picked up are more then likely weapon summoning scrolls like Tenten and Naruto have used. It makes sense, because other then Fire Jutsu Uchiha are known for thier Shuriken techniques.

Also more then likely the Uchiha weapons storage facility was made as a safe house/ store house in case of either the fall of the Uchiha or the fall of Konoha. Its also interesting to note that Itachi may actually still use the same place to restock on equipment given what the cats said.

dasher232
May 24, 2007, 06:33 AM
Iv'e always maintained theres no reason for Naruto not using FRS through the clones as they are exact copies. All you would have to do if give them enough chakra to make one. Though Kishi will find a way to pass that option also. For some reason I thought the scrolls Sasuke had might have been something medicinal. Though the shuriken things wouldn't surprise me since he's used them before but he hasn't for a while.

naru_naru
May 24, 2007, 02:35 PM
i guess we'll see what role the KB play once naruto fully completes the FRS, anyway back to topic who are ppl looking forward to seeing fighting in the konoha team?

Decorus
May 24, 2007, 03:53 PM
Deidara and Tobi are the most likely to fight the Konoha team, thats if Hebi doesn't run into them first. Honestly at this point its going to turn into a massive battle royal.

AishaClanClan
May 24, 2007, 04:16 PM
YATTA! Battle Royal's are my favorite^_^

ANBU4U
May 24, 2007, 04:49 PM
YATTA! Battle Royal's are my favorite^_^

IDK...I doubt Kishi would do it, if only because he'd be passing up the opportunity to slow bown the pace of the story to a near stop (by focusing on one fight, then going back in time and focusing on another ...ect ect.) a Battle Royale would require realtime....but would look sweet....in fact I dont think I've ever read of one in any comic or manga...it'd be interesting to see.

Still, if he was Gonna do it he'd have done it during the kakuzu rapeage.

Ino, Chouji, Naruto, Sai, Sakura, Kakashi, and Yammato were alllll there.

Kishi had Sai and Sakura leave to essentially get them out of the way, and Ino and Chouji stand around looking dumb. One opportunity missed, what makes this one different?

P.S.- On a side note I'd like to point out how precarious of a position Kakuzu was in even if Naruto was his "opponent". Kakashi was far from finished and Yammato was an unknown, even if he was willing to disredard the other two I assure you he was moving in regards to Yammato and Kakashi who (rightfully so) he couldnt trust not to get involved. Just sayin...

dasher232
May 24, 2007, 05:02 PM
sorry wrong thread.