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Hello everyone, Naruto has come out this week following a break for Kishi, 628 is quite a fast paced action chapter following weeks of flashbacks and Sasuke.
To read my review of the previous chapter see it here.
Firstly are any of you disappointed that we are no longer reading about the previous Kages? I just realized how entertaining they were while reading this chapter, not that this was a boring chapter in anyway but I'd much rather have more history of the previous kages.
The chapter begins with the Shinobi Alliance facing a combined attack from both Madara and Obito, since they are both Uchiha they are specialist in fire jutsus, I kinda forgot how strongly associated with fire the Uchiha are but it was a nice reminder to see them use fire jutsus here.
Not only are fire jutsus used but they also use a ton of kunai against the Alliance, however thankfully they are all still covered by the Kyuubi's shroud and suffer no real damage.
Its at this point that I gotta wonder about Naruto's new form, how versatile is it exactly? it grants him super speed, greater strength, sensing powers and he can apparently protect others with it, it doesnt seem like any other Jinchuriki can share chakra or am I wrong? and speaking of Jinchuriki where the hell is Killer B in this chapter? he doesnt appear even once.
From this panel and from what Minato said earlier about giving his son a present, I think its pretty obvious now that by the time the 4th arrives on the field, Naruto will have spent most of his chakra and he will receive the other half of the Kyuubi inside his father, its foreshadowed pretty hard and almost guaranteed to happen by now.
How many times has Obito asked for Talk-no-jutsu? it seems that everytime he argues with Naruto he's begging to be convinced or persuaded that he's wrong and Naruto just hasnt hit the right note on that yet, i am on the fence on whether Obito will convert back to being a good guy since a major theme in Naruto is how bad guys tend to redeem themselves before they die ( Zabuza, Nagato, Danzo).
Obito seems very confused by what he wants.
Madara senses the chakra of the First Hokage, which is a little confusing since there should be a lot of people walking around with Senju DNA, all the Zetsu's as well as Orochimaru are comprised of Hashirama cells and Madara was never stated to be a sensor either, still I cant complain too much because we get another Madara "rape face" ( the best one so far in fact).
Just from his expression I think Madara has always felt inferior to Hashirama and that every time they faced each other he has wished for the chance to prove he is greater than him, he probably drove his clan to ruin by his obsession to defeat his rival and that has cost him everything, I imagine that after receiving any sort of power-up Madara felt this ecstatic at the chance of defeating Hashirama but he fell short everytime, he might feel he has been revived this time just for the opportunity to prove he is superior once and for all.
But probably the best part for me this entire chapter, was seeing Obito and kakashi teleport to the other dimension to fight each other, we've seen everything else in this chapter before, the Ten-Tails using a massive attack, Obito talking with Naruto about something to do with bonds, Madara thinking about the previous First kage, so the only real step forward is the start of Obito vs Kakashi.
But thats for another time, as the chapter ends with the Ten-Tails releasing a massive attack that completely obliterates the surrounding terrain, its a little hard to imagine how everyone can make this out alive so I am curious whats going to happen in the next chapter.
There isnt much to add about this chapter since its mostly action so I'll just put in my predictions for the next few weeks.
1. Kakashi's fight with Obito will reveal the secret behind Rin's death, I am not too sure how the fight between those two will proceed but Kakashi is the only one who knows why Rin had to die and nobody wants to know that more than Obito, I think somehow that Kakashi will win and Rin's story will either change Obito and make him a good guy again or it will be the last thing he hears before he dies and he will die in peace.
2. Minato will give the other half of the Kyuubi's chakra to Naruto, this is fairly obvious but I still feel like saying it, I also think Minato will talk to Kakashi during this war, probably after Kakashi comes back from his fight.
3. Orochimaru is still the most likely person to be the Ten-Tail Jinchuriki, since only Obito can do it and he's far away with kakashi that only leaves Orochimaru as the other possible candidate, aside from him who else is there? Madara is a zombie and cant do it which leaves no one else really.
This is a mostly repeated chapter with nothing really that new happening that we havent seen before, therefore I cant give this chapter a rating thats too high, the art was decent and I am looking forward to Kakashi's fight and hope he wins one for once as he seems to always perform badly in most engagements, either way Naruto 628 gets a 2.5 out of 5.
Thanks for reading my review .
Note I really want to start using a better image sharing website, can anyone tell me one they like?
nice review of a chapter that I personally would dread reviewing as it really did not excite me that much aside from madara's boner face that is.
Thanks but while Madara's boner face does lighten up any chapter, the best part today was the start of Kakashi vs Obito...unless kishi just decides they wont fight adn sends them back to the battlefield but I dont think he will.
The last page in this chapter of Naruto looks pretty similar to what Noblesse already did a few chapters ago...
Not saying Naruto ripped off Noblesse. But I think it also illustrates why many of us are ecstatic when Noblesse does it, but are totally bored when Naruto does it. In Naruto, we've been absolutely saturated with big jutsus, big explosions, and an overall over-indulgence in "epic-ness."
I have to say, I REALLY have mixed feelings about even more zombies arriving and fighting with huge jutsus that I don't care about. Because I want to see how the story progresses, and how the characters interact. That is what made me like Naruto in the first place!
Last edited by Cyrs; April 23, 2013 at 04:09 PM.
i really don't know why are you think that orochimaru will became a Juubi Jinchuuriki where did you get that idea ? The only one who has 7 bijju's chakra is Naruto he will stop Juubi in a different way,so you can expect something new and special from himl :P Also Kages will help,and hashi will take care of Madara for sure...Obito should kill Kakashi,but there will be more in the story about them.There will be once again "Talk no Jutsu" so if Obito will became good again,i will drop this manga.There's no even one serious bad guy,Obito doing this just because of Rin It really doesn't make sense.And Madara lived more than everybody else,and he came up with another stupid plan like "Mugen Tsukuyomi"..Everyone is good in some ways,so i don't know what's the point of this manga ...
this is more of a hunch really but authors like to have a story with a similar begining and ending, and orochimaru was the first major villian and might become the last major villian as well.
nice review man, maybe a bit too long. I didn't actually like this chapter,that's why I agree with your mark . On a side note: I disagree with you when you type that danzo redeemed himself. sasuke just told hiruzen,last chapter, that danzo tried anything to protect the leaf,his methods were far-fetched but he didn't change at all during that fight,imo.
I suppose it depends on whether the manga will continue after M&O have been defeated or not. If it will (which wouldn't surprise me) then I can see Oro becoming a villain again and making him a Jinchuuriki would be an interesting power-up.