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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    I know the chapters will feel rushed regardless due to the mental countdown to the end of the series... but really? Using pages for the same flashbacks that have been shown 10 times in a typical...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 601 Discussion / 602 Predictions

    Haven't posted here in quite awhile, but I'm really curious if anyone else had the same thought as I did after this chapter.

    I think most of us had this scenario in the back of our minds; that an...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Bleach 484 Discussion / 485 Predictions

    That's a really good point, though. This could be the case, and the whole Quincy thing could be misdirection. Weren't the Vasto Lordes said to need to consume a large amount of Hollows? And when...
  4. Thread: Best Fight

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    Poll: [Voting] Re: Best Fight

    It's a shame that Kakashi versus Pain isn't an option. For my money, that was the best fight so far in part 2. I guess you could lump it in with Pain v. Konoha, but that one part really stood out.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 570 Discussion / 571 Predictions ** Check out the Naruto Awards

    @3c, beyond the fist bump, Kumara seems legitimately afraid of Tobi / Madara. He understands full well that there just isn't much of anything he can do against a high-level sharingan on his own....
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 570 Discussion / 571 Predictions ** Check out the Naruto Awards

    What an awesome chapter -- I can't wait until next week to see how Naruto & Kurama are going to wreck Tobi's plans. A few things about this chapter:

    1) I did find it kind of funny that while...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 569 Discussion / 570 Predictions

    I meant Tobi (which I typed the first time).
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 569 Discussion / 570 Predictions

    @ Vollan -- Your English is fine! Far better than my Swedish! ;)

    Feel free to disagree, but I would not go with "completely wrong" -- all the context in the speech between Kabuto and the ET...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 569 Discussion / 570 Predictions

    The ET Madara has pretty much said he died shortly after his fight with Hashirama, so it would have been "Tobi" attacking Kushina and Minato. And like I said, it's not just Konan, many tens of...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 569 Discussion / 570 Predictions

    Nah. Just because there is a potential of some good coming out of someone's actions, that does not mean they were done with good intentions. Tobi is also the guy who attacked (and killed) a...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 569 Spoiler Discussion

    Did you pay to read this chapter? Just wondering. ;) Also think it's funny everyone seems to believe they know how refreshed Kishi is, due to having had a recent vacation. If a one week vacation...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 560 Discussion / 561 Predictions

    Part of me has really enjoyed the last few chapters, for their pure level of craziness, and part of me just feels like I'm being trolled. After how many years now, I wish Kishi would stop relying so...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 551 Discussion / 552 Predictions

    Once everything is fully wrapped up at the Nagato fight scene, I actually wouldn't be surprised if Itachi asked Naruto to do away with him (the question, of course, would be how -- Itachi would...
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    [Discussion] Re: [FEATURED] IS THE NEW WAR LIVING UP TO THE HYPE?

    I actually don't think it's the sheer number of total ninja in the war which causes the issue; I think it's the sheer number of powerhouses Kishi introduced via ET. The 80,000 number is irrelevant...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 551 Discussion / 552 Predictions

    Obviously, Kishimoto was also mad about the outcome of the tournament and decided to mix things up a bit. ;)

    It's funny, though -- as much as my initial reaction to this chapter was about how much...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Discussion] Re: Naruto Tournament Discussion Thread V.2

    Actually, no one can really say that there is an exact definition to what the Raikage told Naruto (about Minato being faster, and if he was only referring to hiraishin) by analyzing the fight we saw...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Discussion] Re: Naruto Tournament Discussion Thread V.2

    Voted "Other" -- The tournament was fun until about 2/3rds of the way through when some of the more popular characters started losing their fights. The threads went from fun to read to...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Discussion] Re: Naruto Tournament Discussion Thread V.2

    People are taking all this way too seriously, so much for the tourny being a fun distraction.

    Minato vs Naruto, to me, kind of feels like Naruto Part 1 vs Naruto Shippuden. Minato was designed to...
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    Poll: [Top Tier Semis] Re: Naruto vs Jiraiya

    I think Naruto takes this without question -- even with just sage mode, Naruto's sage mode seemed to surpass Jiraiya's (not to mention the sage mode FRS, clones, etc), but the Rikudou Mode just puts...
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    Poll: [Top Tier Quarters] Re: Madara vs Itachi

    The problem with that logic is, Madara basically admitted that Itachi's presence forced him to hold his plans back, meaning Madara was fearful of Itachi to at least some extent. With that in mind,...
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    Poll: [Top Tier Quarters] Re: Kakashi vs Jiraiya

    People saying "Show me an example of when Jiraiya broke out of a high-level genjutsu" are kind of bringing up a double standard. Yeah, we don't know much about Jiraiya breaking genjutsu outside...
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    Poll: [Top Tier Quarters] Re: Kakashi vs Jiraiya

    Kakashi has the skills to pressure Jiraiya early on in a fight, but I just cannot see Kakashi overcoming the stamina difference between himself and Jiraiya. If you take summons out of the picture,...
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    Poll: [Anime] Re: Naruto Shippuuden Episode 219

    Rewatching the episode now that I'm home from work, and one thing kind of made me smile -- I don't know if it was on purpose on coincidence, but watch when Kakashi enters the meeting with the Fire...
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    Poll: [Anime] Re: Naruto Shippuuden Episode 219

    Half filler or not, I thought this was the best episode in awhile. Slowed things down to look at the human side of the reconstruction in Konoha, and provided some Part 1-esque laughs. Guy and...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 546 Discussion / 547 Predictions

    Kind of the same. It was ridiculously short and not the kind of action I like in Naruto. I think it's the reason why Kakashi always stays so popular; sometimes it feels like he is the only...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 545 Discussion / 546 Predictions

    At the same time, likewise, Samehada could be what provides Madara with the 8 tails chakra, similar to how Madara is setup to have the 9 tails chakra thanks to the Kin / Gin brothers. Remember,...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 545 Discussion / 546 Predictions

    The mini-rasenshuriken was cracking me up as well. Some people seem surprised at his showing of new techniques, but really it seemed very Naruto-esque to me. It's just like he told Bee in their...
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    Poll: [Top Tier RD 2] Re: Itachi vs Gaara

    Sasuke's speed in part 1 was enough to get around Gaara's sand, and Sasuke was said to have increased "dramatically" in speed and strength from part 1 to Shippuden. Itachi seemed to be at least as...
  29. Thread: Madara vs A

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    Poll: [Top Tier RD 2] Re: Madara vs A

    The only thing we can really refer to is Minato using FTG mid-warp. If the process of someone warping is completed after physical contact is broken, then logically Minato should have finished being...
  30. Thread: Madara vs A

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    Poll: [Top Tier RD 2] Re: Madara vs A

    How? He still has to complete the S/T technique before Raikage can react to it. From what we've seen of Izanagi so far, if Madara DOES use Izanagi against the Raikage, that means he's going to tank...
  31. Thread: Madara vs A

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    Poll: [Top Tier RD 2] Re: Madara vs A

    Not sure it's quite so lopsided. When Madara tried to absorb Minato, Minato had no idea what the technique was, and he had time to think (even if only for a split second) and activate his S/T...
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    Poll: [Lower Tier Semis] Re: Neji vs Shikamaru

    I think this one is a bit too tough for Shikamaru, but it's just a matchups issue. I think Shikamaru is one of the "strongest" (as a relative term) characters in the manga, but his strength would...
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    [Discussion] Re: Naruto Tournament Discussion Thread

    Sasuke had Kirin when he fought Killer B, but it was a clear sky day so the situation didn't really seem to favor being able to use it. And maybe I interpreted the manga differently, but Sasuke...
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    Poll: [Top Tier RD 2] Re: Jiraiya vs Sasuke

    How much do we need to account for someone's psychology, though? I think it's kind of interesting to see a lot of people saying that Sasuke can just immediately pop Amaterasu for a quick win.
    ...
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    Poll: [Top Tier RD 2] Re: Jiraiya vs Sasuke

    Still so many assumptions -- so how does chidori nagashi really affect swamp of the underworld? Using Chidori nagashi to 'disarm' earth-element bombs, makes sense. We've also seen where raiton...
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    Poll: [Top Tier RD 2] Re: Jiraiya vs Sasuke

    This is strange for me, because in my mind, Sasuke's character is currently near-blind and in limbo until we see otherwise. Does Sasuke actually have Itachi's eyes? We're talking about Madara here,...
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    Poll: [Top Tier RD 2] Re: Konan vs Kakashi

    There's one really funny logical gap in all the 'prep' time arguments.

    In the Konan vs Madara case, the situation was quite different -- Madara HAD to go to Konan. He needed something Konan had...
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    Poll: [Top Tier RD 2] Re: Konan vs Kakashi

    I don't think Kakashi is quite at the disadvantage everyone is assuming. He has shown the ability to be incredibly crafty. How did Jiraiya slow down Konan? He immediately covered her in oil. ...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 541 Spoiler Discussion

    Why does everyone assume Raikage already knew? We're talking about one of the most experienced Shinobi in the manga, a kage who has enough exposure to Jinchuriki to know that they don't just get put...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Jutsu] Re: The Edo Tensei Thread

    I think Edo Tensei will be another technique that is not fully understood, even by the user(s). We can't always take explanations of techniques like this as verbatim, since over the course of the...
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    Re: How does Kakashi fair against the kages?

    I'm not sure I really get this logic, and similar to a previous post saying that while maybe Kakashi could take some of the Kages on 1v1, in terms of leading an army, Kakashi's army would lose.
    ...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 513 Discussion / 514 Prediction

    As much as I think the story was getting lopsided with so few villains, I don't know if I'm too thrilled about how this chapter played out. Manda is brought back (and improved) like it's nothing. ...
  43. [Games] Random / OT: Jiraiya's voice actor in Castlevania Lords of Shadows

    The new Castlevania game is looking ridiculously epic. There's a new trailer today from TGS 2010 which has the Japanese voices for the first time. I got a kick out of hearing Jiraiya's voice actor...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 509 Spoiler Discussion

    Well, logically, we know the one type of person who can locate people in the Narutoverse are sensor-types. Sensor-types have been shown to work by tracking a person's chakra. A corpse will not be...
  45. [Discussion] Re: Why does Kishi enjoy mindlessly hyping characters

    I think a lot of people are looking at Minato's statement all wrong.

    In some Japanese martial arts, especially in Iaijutsu, many of the writings talk about perceiving "winning" and "not losing" as...
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    Poll: [Anime] Re: Naruto Shippuuden Episode 168-169 Discussion

    I was a little confused since I have a paid Crunchyroll account and didn't see Episode 169 on there, when originally it sounded like both were officially released today.

    I decided to go ahead and...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 500 Chapter Discussion / 501 Predictions

    I flipped through some pages and didn't see mention of this, so sorry if it's a repeat.

    However, did anyone else think that the Third's presence seemed a bit different than you'd expect? Minato...
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    Poll: [Anime] Re: Naruto Shippuuden Episode 167 Discussion

    Heh, I normally don't mind when they add some filler to the fights in the anime to flesh things out and make it last a bit longer. A good example is Kakashi/Shikamaru/Hidan/Kakuzu, I thought that...
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    [Info] Re: Order of Surnames and Given Names

    By that same logic, it would be insulting that we're translating the language of the manga into English to begin with. It's a simple matter of language structure. Keep in mind that many Japanese...
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    Re: The Kirin Discussion Thread

    That's not entirely true. Heat Lightning is usually used to refer to flashes in the sky by far-off lightning storms where the sound of thunder doesn't reach the observer. And lightning does occur...
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