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Finally the new chapter of Naruto is up, if you havent read my Review for last week please read it here http://game8review.blogspot.com/2013...24-review.html
This chapter continues the love story of Madara and Hashirama and starts exactly from the offer made last week, one of the weakest cliffhangers to come out of Naruto since we know the Senju brothers become the future hokages and Madara's offer is pure crap.
I do like what Tobirama said though.
For making this offer, does Hashirama get mad? or sad? does he think about his life? hell no this is a shounen so instead of acting like a normal person he thanks the guy who asks him to either commit suicide or murder his brother, cause thats what we'd all do in such a situation.
Hashirama prepares himself, telling his clan that after his sacrifice they should never fight with the Uchiha again and Madara is not to be harmed, he makes his brother swear this on his children and grandchildren ( but since it seems Tobirama never had children I guess it was a moot promise).
As he is about to stab himself Madara has flashbacks to their childhood and decides he cant let his
loverchildhood friend do this to himself and stops him in perhaps the most dramatic fashion possible.
Convinced by Hashirama that peace is possible, the Senju and Uchiha make a truce and join forces, I found it odd how the Uchiha wear black and the Senju wear white, is that to show us they are yin/yang, dark and light, good and evil? hmm...
We see the early stages of the village being built, and the two former rivals reminisce about old times when they were children and how they are closer to their dream world than ever before. The newly formed village needs a leader though and I was surprised how it was Madara who was originally going to be the Hokage, well maybe the heads werent going to go for it but I somehow always imagined Hashirama wanted to be Hokage but here he didnt mind letting Madara take the lead and become the Fire Shadow.
The two men decide that their village needs a name and Madara shows us his creativity yet again.
Tobirama interrupts this moment and I like how he and Madara still have animosity towards each other, while Hashi is the idealistic and unrealistic hero, Tobirama represents what real people would feel and act in such a situation and is therefore far more interesting a character than the first hokage who forgives and forgets everything.
Like a scene out of a romantic drama, Madara eavesdrops on the two brothers discussing the future of the village and learns he probably will never become Hokage, feeling hurt and betrayed ( like a lover would in such a situation I imagine) he runs away and leaves the leaf that symbolizes his ties to the village, abandoning both it and Hashirama.
We fast forward a bit and see Hashirama in the Hokage garb explaining to Madara how to achieve real happiness opposing forces must unite together, Madara says there is another interpretation to his words but doesnt clarify, instead like a jealous woman he asks Hashirama to choose between Madara or his brother.
Seeing as how Hashirama cant choose between them, Madara seems to descend into "evil" just like Sasuke did at the hokage meeting, this led to one of the more epic rape faces in a while.
An interesting chapter to be sure, and I'm glad it didnt dwell on last weeks cliffhanger but I think we're all getting tired of this flashback by now, not to worry though since it seems its almost over.
Madara heard the conversation between Hashirama and Tobirama and from there he knew what kind of guy Tobirama is.
He knew that one day Tobirama will succeed Hashirama as Hokage and when that day comes, "the Uchihas' days would be numbered".
In other words, he trusted Hashirama but not Tobirama.
And he also knows that Tobirama will succeed Hashirama for sure in the future. So no matter how benevolent Hashirama is right now, there is no future for his clan under Tobirama's bigoted leadership.
sides what was I wrong in? madara was listening in and he did learn he wont become hokage, how am i wrong?
Some people believe that Tobirama created the discorde, but they are wrong. The discorde was there before Tobirama. He was so well informed of this discorde that he predicted accurately everything. Tobirama predicted another descent of the Uchiha in darkness if Madara survived, and this is exactly what happened. In fact, the first thing Madara did when he met a gullible Uchiha (Obito) was to plan a war and his supremacy. If Madara was in contact with the Uchiha from the start, war would broken out. In my opinion, Madara was essentially a selfish power angry craving for his own success. His attitude was never for the Uchihas, but for his own brother. I hope Kishi will bring an Uchiha to give his account of Madara as well because Itachi had to get his intel on Madara from someone else. The reason is that Itachi said that Madara took Izuna's eyes by force, and I believe that this sacrifice is what is driving him crazy about supremacy.
You simply can't condemn many for the actions of a single person. Thats like if the police would arrest your whole family including aunts and uncles because your father happened to be caught drunk while driving... or some similar bogus.
Tobirama even admitted his knowledge about the Sharingan is based upon rumors, yet he acts as if it was some kind of fundamental fact.
Madara may not be innocent either, but at least his concerns where justified. There was no indication the Uchiha would try some shit on the village, but at the same time it was more then evident if Tobirama ever gets to pull the strings (which was highly probable) then things would start to go south for the Uchiha.
Last edited by LnDRash; March 27, 2013 at 01:57 PM.
I miss blackjack's reviews :/ These reviews seem way too rushed. Without a somewhat objective point of view, without a summary, without predictions, idk.
Madara was not a good person, he was far too emotional... typical Uchiha.
Lol what darkness are you talking about.Quote:
Tobirama was paranoid about the Uchihas rebelling, so he constantly spied on them and placed them in a figurative prison outside of Konoha proper. Guess what, anyone who was living in that condition would eventually rebel. In a sense, Tobirama was creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. Now that's darkness.
Madara tried warning the Uchiha, but they didn't believe him.
That'd be great I always enjoy reading some theorycrafting
Last edited by Ryr; March 29, 2013 at 05:15 AM.