It has been a while since my last review but the delay is mainly to me having lost the motivation to continue this on a weekly basis. However, Kishimoto's story telling is improving so well that I could not resist the urge to continue doing this, and therefore, I will continue to bring these reviews on a weekly basis until this wonderful story comes to an end.
Therefore, please enjoy my review of Chapter 406:
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406: Unlock The Future Chapter Review
Last edited by Nasuke; July 04, 2008 at 05:52 PM.
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thanks for the review. i agree entirely with your final verdict
i'm kind of a shikamaru fangirl myself, so of course i loved this chapter. he was definitely in full-on super-cool mode.
the fact that shikamaru was the main focus of this chapter wasn't the only reason i enjoyed it (though it didn't hurt ), but it was mostly because of the wonderful character development you mentioned. in the chapter discussion, there have been some people complaining that nothing happened, but i beg to differ! this chapter was a necessary one for naruto to help get him through his period of mourning for jiraiya. naruto needed to find a kindred spirit, which he did in shikamaru. it was nice to see someone inspiring a change in naruto's feelings for once since he is usually the character that does so for others.
as a side note, i really hope kishi ends up giving us at least a short funeral for jiraiya. his character certainly deserves it!
i believe we have been granted this in the last two chapters and more specifically this chapter when we got to see flashbacks of some of his funniest moments.
i suppose we had a bit of an "in memoriam" with all these moments but a proper funeral would still be nice, imo. it's true that kishi might have done this in lieu of a funeral, which is seeming to be the case.
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Re: 406 - Unlock the Future - Review
Great Review Nasuke!
And i mean it! You did a great job on pointing out Shikamaru's importance for the other characters. And it certainly is character development that we see in this chapter, but it's only shikamaru who got "more" mature.
All the others are the same ol' same old, but are just acting strange cause their Frog hermit was murdered!!
It was nice to see Naruto angry for a change (in the chapter before this one), although it was obviously the sadness and mostly the shock talking, but it was still nice!
And i really hoped that Naruto had tasted a little more of the dark side until someone pulled him back out, but never mind ..
At least there is a chance that he'll get back to the dark side when the time comes to take revenge on Pain and i certainly don't want anything besides some real splatter action. Anything else would be be unsatisfying to say the least!
A fight with tactics and techniques can be nice but the fight between naruto and Pain must be about ripping each other apart. I really wanna see pain being ripped apart for killing jiraiya ^^ .. no merci from me
About Tsundae's "vengeful state", i agree! I hope she won't do anything stupid, like fighting pain, although she might have no other choice, cause she has and wants to protect Konohana/Naruto.
Which might end in her death, but i don't know if that's good or not... i certainly don't want her dead, but if it finally lets Naruto go wild then ...
well we'll see!