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  1. Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 10 Discussion - Final Chapter

    I'm going to bench a lot of my plot-related complaints, since it's clear those were all set-ups for the Boruto movie and/or fodder for a Part III. Whatever.

    The thing I hated was the conclusion to...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 9 Discussion/ 10 Predictions

    It's like nobody else has ever read Naruto before. Do you seriously think "Shin" (old or cloned, whatever) is the big bad? Just as many chumps as there was for years while I waited for Tobi to be...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 8 Discussion/ 9 Predictions

    To elaborate, Madara chose a Senju branch because Sage eyes + Sage body = compatibility with rinnegan, and by proxy a greater chance (at all) of being resurrected.
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 8 Spoiler Discussion

    If by "makes sense" you mean "incredibly convenient" then yeah. It's real easy to write an origin for something that starts and ends with "from another dimension". This better not be as lazy as it...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 6 Discussion / 7 Predictions

    Classic Kishi.

    Jobs strong characters to establish strength of Sakura. Immediately puts Sakura in helpless peril. I can't believe he went with "kidnapped lady" so soon after that lame crap in The...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 5 Spoilers Discussion

    S/T ninjutsu has taught me that there is no "place" someone can be safe. She is absolutely safest next to Naruto and Sasuke. Look what happened to Kushina and Biwako, and that was just one jerkass....
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 5 Spoilers Discussion

    Which is why the ONLY thing that makes sense right now is that Sasuke's vision is somehow fucked from using the sharinnegan. If he can only see 'the color of chakra' and not details like hair and...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 3 Discussion / 4 Predictions

    Please let the new villain be the Danzou tree sprung to life via mini-juubis. It'd be cool to finally have the 'fruits' of Sasuke's revenging come around to bite him in the ass.
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    Sticky: [Discussion] Re: Naruto Novels

    I was always voting for "Village Hidden in the Light". It fits perfectly for Sasuke, the Uchiha, the redemption angle, the connection to the sense of sight, the jutsu that Snake Sages learn...
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  10. [Favorites] Re: Your All Time  Favorite Naruto Characters

    How is this even a thing? The only objectively correct answer is Jiraiya. He was the best and he should be your favorite :true

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    Sticky: [Discussion] Re: Naruto Novels

    Please tell me he didn't name his new organization (that he'll obviously have) Akatsuki.
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 699/700 Discussion - The End

    Can we please not have this "conversation" anymore. Of all the things to smear on the last pages of the last chapter, do you have to make it dead horse? It gets everywhere when you smear it.
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 699/700 Discussion - The End

    To be fair, Kakashi was chakra-recharged so many times during the war I lost count.
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 699/700 Discussion - The End

    He created the story with Naruto as the central focus. He was "advised" by editors to focus on Naruto and Sasuke about equally, and to paint up their rivalry as the center around which the rest of...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 699/700 Discussion - The End

    It's certainly because Kishi didn't have Naruto's origin 100% worked out, but there were at least a few people in the village that should have kept Naruto's life from being hell. Jiraiya was his...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 699/700 Discussion - The End | Possible missing pages

    Zetsu made it back to the regular dimension!!
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 699/700 Discussion - The End | Possible missing pages

    Lol Vegeta and Bulma are not one-sided. They're both jerks with hearts of gold who don't express affection for each other publicly, but surely are different people when the characters are in...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 699/700 Discussion - The End | Possible missing pages

    Ino probably made him. Look at her outfit- she can't get married to competition so she made him hang up the belly shirts for good.
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 699/700 Spoiler Discussion

    He killed Jay and like a dozen Iron Village samurai. Also, Danzou was a piece of shit but it's more typical to, idk, hold a trial before resorting to ambush in a neutral land. He was also acting as a...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 699/700 Spoiler Discussion

    Kishi said that as a joke, IIRC. And that interview was like after the introduction of the byakugan some decade ago. I wouldn't count on that applying to his modern plot mechanics.
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 699/700 Spoiler Discussion

    Does nobody realize that "Bolt" is named after Neji, whose name means "screw"?

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    I have to echo some...
  22. [Favorites] Re: Naruto END Tribute Thread: Post your feels, farewells, thanks, tribute, thoughts. ANYTHING.

    This series gave me direction in life when nobody living would and/or could. It also left a Spider-man taste on my palate, which is a plus. Part II gets a lot of crap, but it very much had a "with...
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    [Discussion] Re: The END of Naruto

    The people cynically thanking whatever god that has to listen to them will be filled with emptiness after 700 like the rest of us will be.

    For me, it's like watching a good friend pass on, except...
  24. Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Discussion / 699/700 Predictions

    How much chakra do you think the bijuu themselves had left after 1) the war and 2) the direct siphoning Sasuke just pulled on them? Not only that, but I'm guessing not all of them can whip up chakra...
  25. Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Spoiler Discussion

    At the very least, it reminded me of the softness Madara showed Hashirama when in their youth when they were alone.

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  26. Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Discussion / 699/700 Predictions

    Sasuke can't use Hungry Ghost Path, or any of the jutsu Hagoromo is famous for (just like Kaguya). The weak absorption jutsu is almost certainly unrelated to the Six Paths jutsu, and is a "body"...
  27. Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Discussion / 699/700 Predictions

    If both Kurama somehow shared memories from both being sealed into Naruto it would be leagues less wacky than 100 other things in this manga. Chakra = memories, among many other things, and Naruto's...
  28. Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Discussion / 699/700 Predictions

    Pssh it'll either be Hagoromo who fixes their arms, or ninja technology, or a combination of the two.

    ...It better not be Sakura.
  29. Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Discussion / 699/700 Predictions

    Finally read it in english. I've become a very cynical consumer of fiction over the years (very much in part due to this very manga), but this chapter felt right. Not only Sasuke's language, but the...
  30. Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Spoiler Discussion

    When was the last time we've seen Naruto with the gudoudama? Pretty sure he lost all that chakra earlier in the fight.
  31. Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Spoiler Discussion

    It was supposed to look cool :P
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Spoiler Discussion

    Tobi could use Six Paths jutsu. He could use Human Path at least, and I think he used one or two others. This arc got really hazy after Tobi stuck a rinnegan in his head... forgive my forgetfulness....
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    My point is this: if the absorption jutsu is HG Path, then why can't Sasuke use other rinnegan jutsu? Why can't he use the myriad Six Path jutsu? There's really nothing stopping him, he's seen plenty...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Spoiler Discussion

    Well, you can say that but we're gonna have to agree to disagree. They both require rinnegan, but I don't see how the absorption jutsu is a variation of HG. Just like I don't agree with others that...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    As a collective entity, fans always think about the story more than the creator. There's only but so much prep one guy can do for his story.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    I really don't have business jumping in here, but that's what I do best, so...

    ... the heat is the cutting power. Sasuke is manipulating the shape so it functions like a sword, but given the...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    "It reminded me of one inspirational moment in Muhammad Ali's life as a boxer." I don't think you understand what you're replying to.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Spoiler Discussion

    Hungry Ghost Path and the other mysterious absorption jutsu are unrelated, unless Kishi is an asshole that likes to use distinct visuals to throw off his more perceptive readers. Hungry Ghost creates...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    To elucidate, I think the implication was that Hungry Ghost was tricked into absorbing unfiltered natural energy, not sage chakra. After Hungry Ghost petrified, I think Naruto's line was "Heh,...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    Makes me wonder if Indra could reincarnate in the body of a Hyuuga. They're even more distantly related to Hagoromo than the Uzumaki, but it still makes sense to me, since special eyes are the key...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    You're oversimplifying it, but then again so did Kishi. The person you replied to mentioned that Nagato went into this, but Kishi abandoned the point. Neither is right nor wrong. Sasuke's solution is...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    "Why do you think you'll work out better than Pain/Tobi/Madara/Kaguya?"

    "Because I'm Sasuke. I am the night."

    Things would make a lot more sense if Sasuke just dropped the melodramatic pretense...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Spoiler Discussion

    Kishi's always been pretty vague about it, but I'm going to assume bijuu mold their own chakras like a human collects natural energy for sage mode. Too bad there's nowhere near enough time to flesh...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Spoiler Discussion

    I will eat my shoe if Kishi has any gumption left for a Part "3". All signs point to him having just not planned shit out well enough to even make a convincing war, much less tackling the...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Spoiler Discussion

    Kishi better make a companion manga to the movie's storyboarding afterward. I feel so cheated that 15 years of a comic (my favorite medium) ends with a film (my least favorite medium).
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Spoiler Discussion

    Wow looks like Kishi is sticking exactly to the rest of Part II's formula right to the bitter end. 'Limp fighting'-->debate that goes nowhere-->prep jutsu-->flashback-->launch jutsu--"'Serious...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    I like the idea somebody came up with that Naruto was talking about Indra and Ashura. Especially since that's the moment Naruto realized they were reincarnates/possessed/etc. During the scuffle after...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    *while being powered by Yamato. Yamato has been jettisoned and is dreaming in IT right now. Spiral doesn't have shite for power without a host to draw power from.

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

    My only hope for this fight is to not be too terribly pissed off. This story has been my shining inspiration since it first shipped to the US and galvanized me into searching for scans online. The...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Spoiler Discussion

    So there'll be four more chapters of what? Tying up loose plot threads? I seriously doubt Kishi's going to choose that over MOAR fighting.
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