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Cause they focused on drawing Naruto only? xD
I think because they barely took the time to check main character design, let alone secondary.
If you look at the details, such as headband symbol or hair or eyes, you'll see that most of the sketches are 5 minute drawings with little attention to actual design (with few exceptions of course).
I think mangakas were given a request and they did it quickly without any care.
yeah,that's the case probably
Surprisingly, i like Katsura Hoshino's rendition, i also liked Akira Amano's baby-version.
I'm really dissapointed in 90% of the tributes by other mangakas. It looks like they did it in 10 minutes. Wtf is up with that? The only ones I actually liked were Hoshino's, Kubo's and Toriyama's.
EDIT: Actually I love Riichiro Inagaki's tribute too. Naruto looks cool in his contribution, and the rasengan looking football is awesome. It was creative and looked good. Maybe the best one imo.
Last edited by 3c; December 03, 2009 at 06:48 PM.
Here is some translation of some information from the Fanbook .(Got it fron NF.)
Translations for pages 128 thru 132 is coming; curtsy of ShounenSuki.
This is what we know so far:
Onoki is the 3rd Tsuchikage
Kurotsuchi is a confirmed female.
The Godaime Mizukage's name is Terumi Mei.
Killa A, the Raikage is the Yondaime.
The Revelation of the Shinobi World Files: 1st two pages consist of Madara's Eye of the Moon Plan, while the third speaks of the Kyuubi attack, the Bloody Mist and the Moon created by the Rikudou Sage.
The Fourth talks about Danzou's ambitions; followed by the powers of the Rinnegan. The fifth speaks of the "Curse of Hatred."
Absolute Secret File 6:
The power of the Legendary Dōjutsu, the "Rinnegan"
The Asura Path, the Animal Path, the Preta Path, the Deva Path, the Human Path, the Naraka Path, and finally the Outer Path.
The wielder of the Rinnegan has seven powers to his beck and call. Giving off a particularly conspicuous vibe is the Outer Path. With the ability that can only be used by Nagato, the "real body" that manipulates Pain, he has the power to transcend even the concepts of Life and Death!! It consumes a large amount of chakra, but when used, it has the ability to even resurrect those who have met with Death.
[picture of Kakashi waking up after being ressurected]
↑By exchanging his own life, Nagato revived Konoha's dead, who had fallen to the attack...!!
The verb used in Japanese means something like "to master" so I think it he can use them whenever and however he wants. He has full control over the Seven Paths
Note: According to Shounensuki, all of the Rinnegan abilities, are in fact, Doujutsu Techniques!
Yes, the 7 Pain Techniques are Doujutsus.
Eye of the Moon Plan:
"This method [the Eye of the Moon Plan] is to become the jinchūriki of the 'Ten-Tails,' the aggregation of the nine Tailed Beasts."
Lighting Country is the Strongest!
The stars represent the villages' power; from population, military strength and thirdly, economic strength.
These pages are mostly about the villages and not the Kages themselves
What is the connection between Orochimaru and Danzō!? In order to both shut him up and obtain his experiment data, Danzō is speeding up the search for Kabuto.
According to ShounenSuki: The Fourth, who fought the Nine-Tails, also battled Madara that time.
Last edited by Stevenh1990; December 03, 2009 at 07:06 PM.
I like the versions from Kentarô Yabuki and Katsura Hoshino. I will take my time to read all the book, I want to enjoy it.
5th Mizukage's name is meh
Lol Killa A and Killa B.
Why are the 4th Kage's so broken apart from Tsuchikage and Gaara's father? Is it a tradition? xD
Minato fought the Kybuii *_*
Ok this is really interesting. Kumo is the strongest village. This is really interesting information, it was kinda expected, but atleast now we have a fair measurement. And Suna actually sucks, what the hell. I guess Orochimaru really pulled a number on them. Also I'm suprised on Konoha only have a 3 in military strength, wtf? And I find it rather funny that Kumo has the best economy considering people's mockery of Raikage's "dumb attitude". And I'm also suprised at Konoha having a 2 in economy, lulz? I hope that is because the village was destroyed, else I'm putting my money on Tsunade having gambled away all their money
I laughed at Raikage's name. Basically Bee and Raikage have the same name, but instead of B Raikage has A
And Minato actually fought Madara, that's great information. Finally it's confirmed.
Last edited by 3c; December 03, 2009 at 07:30 PM.
Can anyone put up a better place to download the scans cause they don't work on my computer
Those links don't work on any computers; they've been removed. But hopefully some better scans and links will be up by tomorrow.
Some real surpirses among who was good and who wasn't regarding the fan pics:
-Inagaki (didn't know he could draw but he's not bad at it)
-Kiriyama (just the whole 'from one ninja to another' angle)
-Sawai (shocked on how good it was considering the OP one was just Bo-bobo as Luffy)
-Sorachi (Kakashi just looks like a character he invented)
-Matsui (the combination of cute and creepy is something he does perfect)
-Oda (I love his art but he really wasn't into it...and it shows)
-Araki (Yeah...less said the better)
Watsuki's, Toriyama's, and Kubo's Naruto pictures were the best.
And finally we know how to rank the Villages:
And Minato fighting Madara...yes!
I'm really shocked to see that Konoha is @ the 2nd/3rd on the line... Wasn't it supposed to be the best and most stabilized village? Could this be because of Nagato destroying the village? Are they really counting with Naruto in the arsenal or not? Probably not.
Damn I wonder if it would go of the charts if Sandaime, Minato, Jiraiya, Orochimaru, Itachi, Sasuke and hmm, who else? meh dunno, were alive and in the village in a scale from 1-5 it would be infinite xD
Srsl though, mizukage's name isn't that great. Raikage's name, I think I'll still call him Raikage or I'll call him Killa. Bee's got more thing into it. It's better. B is better than A in this case xD
Minato really fought with Tobi, zomg.
Because both 4 and death can be pronounced shi, 4 is the badluck number for Chinese and Japanese, akin to Westerner's 13. No wonder the fourth Mizukage, Kazekage and Hokage had such a cruel fate. I wonder if the current Raikage will avoid the curse.Quote: