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neomaster121
August 01, 2008, 04:20 AM
Well this is my second review and I hope its better than my first.


Cover

Well the colour cover was nice and I just want to give my first impression on it. I think it’s just a mini hint on sasuke true intentions when it comes to naruto and this idea of mine was re confirmed later on.

Story
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So Sasuke is his usual self staring at his opponent in a slient fashion lookin all cool. He then reveals his new goal of wanting the beast power, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the 8 tails that Sasuke is given under his control. As long as Mandara gets his beloved 9 tails.

But what really is strange is what he says straight after.

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We all know sasuke has fought against the 9tails beast so why does he act like he’s never faced the strength of someone who uses the power of a tailed beast. I just find that strange whether that’s a mistake on kishi’s side or maybe a hint to something completely different. Maybe he wants to now test his new found strength to someone else other than naruto who he found to be brash and out of control.

Sasukes no Puppet

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Its nice to see that Sasuke isn’t fully fooled by mandara, but whether he’s one step ahead of mandara is another story. But when he says he’s using the akatsuki I don’t think he meant his plan of killing the elders, reason being is because they all know that’s his goal. So what is he truly using the akatsuki for, power, mandara already offered a beast to him so that got me stumped, but leading to the cover story maybe its something to do with naruto.

Sasuke vs 8tails

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I just love sword fights in manga and this was good, showing of the 8tails skill well. Note how well he’s using a sword he’s never use before, maybe even never seen before with such force. The way Sasuke combats with his own skills well just nice to see for once. As ninjas I think more of these weapon fights are needed once in a while rather than full ninjutsu or genjutsu. Still waiting for naruto to be given a weapon of choice, But with his FRS I guess a shuriken is it.

I also like how sasuke uses his old memorys of the past and using that hole in the sword as a gap to attack the tailed beast with taijutsu. What surprises me is him making that move when the 8tail uses several swords and hes still got a spare hand and several swords to spare. I’d think sasuke would use his sharingan for this but well fought sasuke.

Déjà vu?

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Just reminds me of Kakashi back in the day when sasuke n co were all fresh genin, but instead of reading hes writing. Just again showing how much confidence the 8tails has in his skills. But this still seems to be enough for sasuke to be weary.

What a pose

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And here was me thinking that the tailed beast who give this guy extra arms or an tails to hold his swords just a strange stance and to be honest I thought what, how can he fight. Any decent sword fight would be able to knock away his blades like the one beneath his knee. Theres others but well at first I was disappointed with this stance. An I think he was serious when he said he was playing with sasuke. But what I found interesting was the fact he kept no blades in his hands.

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The next page shows that his fighting style is similar to chojis meat tank attack with the weapons wrapped round his body. Spinning at sasuke he does something interesting. Releasing two swords from his leg and sword and placing them in his hands, luckily sasuke decided to use his sharingan.

It’s too unpredictable?

Well sugetsu says something that maybe a problem for sasuke fighting this guy, is his unpredictable moves. I don’t see how sasuke would be able to do anything but counter against footwork like the 8tails host.

Are you sure sugetsu?

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If you were using wind chakra’d sword I’m sure sasuke sword would loose. (Hope your listening naruto)

To me this is genjutsu

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Well after blocking sasukes sword. Probably with lightning chakra or maybe his swords have special properties, like absorption Sasuke is stabbed or as the 8 tails rapped before “popped” like a balloon. But I don’t think there’s any doubt in my mind that this is genjutsu but I still admit it’s great to see, but will further fuel sasukes confidence if the 8tails fell into this genjutsu with knowing it.

Rating

A nice chapter,

I know I’d rather seen more of naruto but this sword fight was a nice change to sasuke’s normal fights. The 8tails seems to have great skill when it comes to using swords but as I said his pose had too many weak spots and I wouldn’t be surprised that when he transforms his swords are used in completely different ways.

The art as usual was quite good especially during the sword fights.

But apart from sasuke’s saying that he’s using the akatsuki I don’t think there’s much story development here

So I rate the chapter a 7 out of 10

Art and fights are good but lack of story development not so good. Also what to me seems like an obvious genjutsu at the end the chapter isn’t as great as it could have been.

Well that concludes my second review and I predict that we’ll see the first of sasukes Ms jutsu’s

Rate the thread as you please and comments of any improvements will be appreciated.

laughing@you
August 01, 2008, 08:42 AM
Nice review and straight to the point. Awesome!!

I must add to your following statement:
I just find that strange whether that’s a mistake on kishi’s side or maybe a hint to something completely different. Maybe he wants to now test his new found strength to someone else other than naruto who he found to be brash and out of control.

Sasuke fought the naruto 9-tails yes, but he is by far an opponent who’s in control of his power. Moreover, all jinchuriki’s have different abilities and powers. Naruto was just discovering that he could use one tail of the kiuby and now his not even interested using the kiuby due to the danger it represent to his friends.

I like what kishimoto is doing cuz until now all jinchuriki’s have appeared to be weak, they are just mentioned as defeated opponents when they are supposed to be a force to be reckoned with. We also see sasuke getting serious due to the fact that he activated his sharingan, meaning that now his figuring out how his opponent manages to do so much. Somebody in the forum quoted the fight against deidara. And kishimoto has established sasuke as very analytical foe. So sadly as much as I want him to lose this fight, later we shall see how sasuke figured his opponent out and developed a strategy to win.

Eddy01741
August 01, 2008, 10:24 AM
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
-Muhammad Ali

Anyways, 8 tails is really awesome. He displays cool confidence and all, but isn't as arrogant as sasuke.

Anyways, as much as I hope Sasuke gets his butt kicked, I'm 99% sure that this battle is meant simply to do the following things:

1) Show the potential power of a jinchirruiki (sp?).

2) Show off Sasuke's new MS/EMS powers.

3) Pass time so Naruto's training can have results when we get back to him.

neomaster121
August 01, 2008, 10:30 AM
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
-Muhammad Ali

Anyways, 8 tails is really awesome. He displays cool confidence and all, but isn't as arrogant as sasuke.

Anyways, as much as I hope Sasuke gets his butt kicked, I'm 99% sure that this battle is meant simply to do the following things:

1) Show the potential power of a jinchirruiki (sp?).

2) Show off Sasuke's new MS/EMS powers.

3) Pass time so Naruto's training can have results when we get back to him.


yea i think its a combo of the 1 and 2 and that it will also show us that the path naruto could have gone on would have just lead to defeat

@ laughing at you

fair point its true naruto just started using the power and sasuke shouldn't really use it as an insight as to what a jinchuriki can do
his 1 tail mode now is probally alot stronger than it was back than due to experiance

The Flash
August 01, 2008, 12:38 PM
its fly like a butterfly and sting like a bee... butterflies dont float...

bean
August 01, 2008, 01:16 PM
regardless, that's what ali said


Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

reference (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali)