December 22, 2006 05:56 AM
Me thinks that ritual is somewhat mandatory in his religion. Maybe his immortality comes from a ritual where he also feels his victim's pain. I guess this goes with the way he keeps going on about...
December 22, 2006 05:40 AM
@DZ: I've watched Mirrormask. Love it, love it! Nothing can go wrong with Gaiman-McKean combo. Have you read Gaiman's novel Neverwhere? If you haven't, you should look for it. It's actually based on...
December 21, 2006 06:02 AM
I'm preeeety sure I'm female. At least, I was the last time I checked :p
December 21, 2006 05:16 AM
No, but shikamaru can just blow all those tags and destroy both his enemies (and himself along with it) to kingdom come. I really don't think that will happen though. :smile-big
December 21, 2006 04:43 AM
That's the point. We don't know if Chouji and/or Ino hadn't learned any major combatant skills. If until the end of this battle it turned out that was true, well, that's just lame.
December 21, 2006 04:22 AM
I completely agree. We have yet to see Ino and Chouji make any impact in this battle. I mean, Shikamaru can't be the ONLY one who've progressed that far these past 2.5 years, right?
December 20, 2006 10:40 PM
I don't think Hidan will die at all. Either by blowing himself along or by decapitating Hidan before blowing the body from a save distance, Shikamaru wins. Maybe that was his plan from the beginning:...
December 20, 2006 04:53 PM
@panzerzanaku: Holy wow! Isn't that kinda harsh?
Back to the discussion, I'm with tdoc. I was absolutrly sure that we'll see something more from Ino. But as it turned out, she's rather useless up...
December 20, 2006 04:41 PM
See the big panel where Kakashi flew and there was a big explosion with big kanjis pronouncing Suiton Suijinheki? Take a very close look at the itsy, bitsy Kakashi on the left. He pulled his mask...
December 20, 2006 03:48 PM
Shikamaru can kill people with two of his shadow jutsus, kagekubishibari and kagenui.
Somehow I want to predict that Shikamaru will use that sword on his lower back. I mean, Kishimoto has a habit...
December 20, 2006 03:23 PM
I agree! Plus, Shikamaru gave all of them a number of scenarios, remember?
Is there such a thing as a ninja's second nature? As far as I can tell Kakashi just said that an average jounin can use...
December 20, 2006 02:42 PM
December 20, 2006 12:51 PM
It's written by Grant Morisson and the art was done by Dave McKean!
Hmm... I'll ask Ichi if he could upload or find a link to it somehow.
December 20, 2006 12:29 PM
Oops, sorry :p
In any case, that proved the point that the 'hand on his mask' thing had nothing to do with a trick up Kakashi's sleeve. Not that he doesn't have one, mind you.
December 20, 2006 12:26 PM
Oh geez, you're right. I forgot about that.
It's odd but still feasible, I think. Maybe it was the timing. When Hidan attacked Shikamaru just stood there waiting, so maybe he already timed...
December 20, 2006 12:10 PM
Wow, this is a hard one. I'm bad at remembering numbers and editions, so bare with me.
1. Lobo's Back (all 4 of them): It shows the Main Man in all his insanity with amazing art.
December 20, 2006 11:37 AM
Need to add something again. Hidan stabbed his own hand to make the symbol AFTER he licked the blood on his scythe. Nothing happened to Shikamaru's hand. Hidan hadn't licked Shikamaru's blood at all.
December 20, 2006 11:31 AM
When Kakashi had his hand on his mask he was thinking about countering the Katon-Fuuton combo jutsu with a Suiton jutsu. However, Kakuzu's threads caught him before he managed to do it.
December 20, 2006 11:20 AM
About the strings of exploding tags: I think it was to prevent Hidan from running back to their previous battle ground.
Prediction: Shikamaru decapitates Hidan, get himself and Hidan's head away...
December 20, 2006 11:11 AM
It looks like Shikamaru covered his face with his hands. Maybe Hidan actually cut the capsul instead of Shikamaru's face, and the cut on Shikamaru's cheek is actually just blood splatter. Maybe....
December 20, 2006 11:06 AM
I just feel the need to add Arkham Asylum as a must-read for any Batman fans. It's the best Batman book to date. Seriously.
December 20, 2006 10:42 AM
I think it's a shinobi from Sunagakure
December 15, 2006 02:07 AM
If you're saying those jelly monsters actually have different blood then, and if the blood in the vial was from the time Kakashi punched with Raikiri, then it's the blood of the dead jelly monster....
December 15, 2006 01:03 AM
Wouldn't it be easier to just cut Hidan's head, destroy the body and bring it back to Konoha? Then again, that won't go with the whole vial thing. Maybe Kakuzu will be defenseless once all of the...
December 14, 2006 07:23 PM
I'd rather Shikamaru got caught and tortured or made to join them. This is pushing it, I know haha! But hey, at least Kakuzu kept getting impressed.
December 14, 2006 06:45 PM
The shogi thing! Right! I just got to thinking that maybe from the beginning Shikamaru planned to kill/capture Hidan or Kakuzu (or maybe even both) so that the "king" (AL) come out sometime later.
December 14, 2006 06:22 PM
Do you think maybe this has something to do with the shougi thing? Maybe Shika planned to kill/capture a Hidan or Kakuzu (or maybe both) so the "king" (AL) will show up sometime later?
December 14, 2006 12:54 PM
Wasn't the scythe still stuck on the tree after he used it to dodge the attack before that? Ah well. It's still a great fight. I like fights with lots of hit-dodge-counter or many jutsus being tossed...
December 14, 2006 12:47 PM
As much as I hate it if Naruto comes and save the day, I think that is what most likely will happen. Darn it! Just this once I wish I can see Shikamaru finish his fight :(
However, I don't think...
December 14, 2006 12:14 PM
Hrrmm... I don't think Shika landed that punch. Hidan caught it with his right hand. I think the main purpose of that punch is to make their shadows connected. So it didn't matter if it landed or...
December 14, 2006 09:23 AM
Yeah, I predict this fight will take another two chapters or maybe even more.
I wish Sephy7KillerMech was right and Shikamaru will kick @$$ at least this one time!
Oh, hey! Whatever happened to...
December 14, 2006 09:12 AM
This may sound far fetched, but since Shikamaru plans to take Hidan as far away as possible, maybe the battle scenes will come from two different places from now on.
December 14, 2006 08:45 AM
I agree that character death would be a great curveball but Shikamaru's not a big enough character to kill. His death would only feel like a shallow attempt at said curveball. A good shake would come...
December 14, 2006 08:12 AM
I really don't think Shikamaru and Ino will be screwed. Shikamaru said "I'll get him alone," so if anybody's gonna get screwed, it's just him. I really hope that won't happen though. Just once I wish...
December 08, 2006 12:21 AM
I'm not saying they're gay :smile-big I just wish they were :jk
December 07, 2006 05:01 PM
Hmm... Kakashi as shield huh? What if THAT was the plan from the beginning? "Kakashi sensei, now that you're here, you can be their punching bag while I figure out how to beat them." Then, as shown,...
December 07, 2006 03:05 PM
I think Shikamaru-Temari is a sure thing. They look kinda good together too.
If it were me though, I'd pair the guy with Neji :love They're just yummy.
Oh, and Genma or Kakashi can be paired...
December 07, 2006 10:35 AM
WHY did u look in to my monitor in the first place? In any case, why are we even talking about this here? We sit next to each other for God's sake!
December 07, 2006 10:02 AM
Ahahaha! I like Wilson.
You're right. If Tobi shows up there's a very good chance we'll see Kakashi's face. That is IF Tobi is really Obito.
December 07, 2006 09:52 AM
You know I only read the funny ones and/or the dark ones
December 07, 2006 09:37 AM
After reading (or TRYING to read, seeing as I hadn't use my Japanese in 3 years) this awesome full action chapter, I dare myself to predict:
1. That scroll Shikamaru pulled out was not notes. I...
December 07, 2006 08:18 AM
Hiya! I'm Rara and I'm an editor. Used to publish books but now I work for a magazine. I've been coming here to download stuff or just plain viewing for a while now, but my buddy ichimaru_gin_n_tonic...