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At the end of the first day, 40,000 Alliance members were dead. Half of the Alliance. Yet it happened off screen and no one cared. That should of told you how Kishi writes wars.
The only real name death was Neji. Unfortunately, it was meaningless since Neji had long lost his relevancy as a character. It was like killing Shino. It didn't matter.
So I don't expect anyone to die now. He couldn't even kill off Tsunade or Onooki.
Someone mentioned babysitters and that has been a huge problem in the manga. Kishi has always relied on babysitters for Naruto. Kakashi, Jiraiya, Yamato, The Sage Toads, Killer Bee, Gai, and now the Edo Hokages. I would love to see the older characters take a back seat for once and let the kids take over. But Kishi loves his older overpowered characters. So that will never change. He even dug them up from the grave to steal the spotlight. I just wish the Edo Hokage would leave so some drama and tension can return to the manga. Cause right now there is now.
The fact of the matter is, there are few characters we feel emotionally attached to anymore. If we the readers don't give a shit about death, then it doesn't matter anymore.
Think about it. Who's deaths resonated with us the most? For me it's rather simple.
The reason being? These characters had emotional weight in the story. I actually cared about them. When Jiraiya died especially, his death had great meaning to the story. So did Itachi's and Asuma's. Their was a significance to their deaths not only to multiple characters, but to the plot of the actual story.
Neji dying here was irrelevant for a few reasons. 1) Neji hasn't been a relevant character since the rescue Gaara Arc. 2) He wasn't that important to our main characters anymore 3) The significance wore off immediately
Frankly, with the Kages being revived, anything short of a full scale annhilation of the alliance and most if not all of his remembers will mean nothing. Shiikamaru might be the most plot armored character at this point believe it or not, and someone like Kakashi or Bee dying would have needed to happen by now for it to have any weight.
So frankly, sit back and relax, as the only people who are probably going to die from this point on are either Sasuke or Naruto.
I'm with most people at this point. Death in the war would have been far more significant at the beginning with as much as the author emphasized the horrors of war, having a flashback of orphans having to walk through actual battlefields, you would think that he would do and excellent job of showing us war firsthand. While the novelty of zombies was pretty cool in theory, the execution was absolutely awful. he went along with the same formula for the entire thing, so I don't see how we are expected to give a damn.
So this point, I really don't have any fucks left to give about death within the story. hell, I mean we have a character that has been marked for death for hundreds of chapters that did not die. I love said character, that doesn't mean that I believe he should be alive right now.
Last edited by KiSwordsman; August 23, 2013 at 12:50 AM.
I don't see Naruto or Sasuke dying in the war either, to be honest. With what Kishi is doing, I don't know if Tobi himself will die as opposed to being redeemed. Considering the theme, there'd be no reason for him to kill Naruto, nor would he want to kill Sasuke (for Naruto's sake).
The way I see it is...no one else is going to die during this war arc. And if anyone were to 'die' it'd be one or some, of the Edo Tensei. I do not think Kishi wants to create a real portrait of war in this Naruto War Arc. I read online that his inspiration to start the war arc involved that of his parents, grand parents, and past family members who lived through the horror days of Hiroshima. And he himself stated that he was glad that he was blessed to grow up in a non-warring period. That his main message he's trying to convey to his readers is that there is always hope, or that there is 'still' hope when things like war peak their ugly faces in the worst of times and the best of times.
Naruto is that hope. The odd one out, the underdog, the jack of all trades, the talk-no-jutsu character, who exceeds all bounds of a natural person. A natural human being used to family and friends would be afraid of Kurama/Nine-Tailed Fox, and would imprison him due to fear. We saw a perfectly bliss example of that in the current shippuden episode released recently. But a person like Naruto...someone who's taken the time to know a little bit about everyone and everything 'being' like the tailed beasts. He wants to be friends with them; be honest, would you ever want to befriend a mythical demon like Kurama if you had no shred of an idea of his past? You probably wouldn't, but this kid Naruto does.
Don't look at this war arc for gore or deaths anymore. Look at this war arc for the story it is trying to tell; it's why it continues its se of flash back in almost every chapter. That is human, each and everyone one of us thinks about their past at least once a day...the thing that makes them, who they are. One Piece isn't beautifully drawn, I rather dislike the shapes and designs of it's current characters, but people don't look at it for just it's artwork, they look at it for it's creative take on the world of the pirates. One Piece became somewhat popular because of the Pirates of the Caribbean craze that happened way back when...but anyway, like I said, right now it's one of the most popular mangas in the world because of the great story it is telling.
The reason why Naruto is taking the hit is taking right now is because people look on the outside of it's shell and don't try to delve down deep into the real spirit of the manga that Kishimoto is trying to put forth. I've said a lot...my main point is...Kishimoto didn't real mean for anyone important in this war to die...the fact that we got even Neji was most-likely just a little fan-service at best because people are complaining non-stop.
Should anyone die?
Will anyone die?
Ha ha ha ha ha. No way. That might actually cause some authentic emotion and trauma!
There'll be some cheap, unsatisfying sentiment when the remaining Edos depart for afterlife points west, but that'll be about it.
If anyone other than Obito actually kicks it, I'll be so utterly gobsmacked that I may completely lose my ability to be cynical and flippant for as many as twelve whole seconds.
It's not simply killing main shinobis without reason here simply for blood and carnage.Kishi made naruto defeating his hatred at the waterfall of truth.Now here we have a war and a much confident naruto that beleives that with the help of his friend everyone can protect eachother back and everything can be achieved.Kishi killed Neji and for a moment naruto was loosing his confidence but hinata helped im in that instant to regain himslefe again.Now i am really curious of how would react Naruto if someone very close to him is killed?for example Sakura,Shikamaru,Tsunade,Kakashi?Will he go berserk again?Will the hatred re-emerge on him?That's the real reason we need a top star death.
The point of the war now is for everyone to protect each other, like I said...Kishimoto is trying to pound this message of 'there is always hope' into our heads, chapter after chapter. If anyone is going to die in the next few chapters it'd have to be a Edo Tensei, or some fodder ninja.
that's right naruto the best. that girl should die!
anyway she's useless now.
some other important characters should die too. it's needed.
Last edited by benelori; August 26, 2013 at 05:19 AM.
I doubt Kishimoto will want to play the 'death of love interest gives final power up' card again...he's already milked that with the character of Obito. Plus Sakura is a main character of the main character lists...Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura have the most plot armor out of every shinobi in the Narutoverse. Sure we may see a panel of her getting severely hurt but eventually she's going to get healed.
Last edited by benelori; August 26, 2013 at 05:19 AM.
Really , kishi is too busy that showing us thst naruto can save everone at anytkme .....
Kishi using most childish path to make his wortless main chacter hero .... " hey readers , naruto is greatest hero in all stories , becajs he saved everyone arses so many time that even i can't count it "
Even neji death was for naruto , kisni just wat to show us that naruto won't broke if one of his comrade dies ....
,On topic: I understand your point about Kishi’s revelation: There is always a ’Hope’. But its concept can be sufficed even if relevant deaths are made evident in this war. Such ‘hope’ made Jiraiya surrender himself and put the rest on Naruto. Such ‘hope’ let Minato sacrificed himself. Such ‘hope’ let Itachi die on the hands of his brother. Meaning even with substantial deaths, such concept can still be seen, which is somehow poor in this war. The current adversary’s power is damn too great that it would somehow leave us the question of their prowess if they won’t manage to give us substantial kills, except for fodders and characters like Neji whom many people don’t give a phuck about in Part II. As what I’ve said In the chapter discussion thread, let BLOOD explore here – it’s a war after all!
as long as its not bee im cool with it
The alliance should have DIED AGES AGO. Madara had more then enough power to wipe them out. There just the nasty side order that you don't want with your actual food you know? But the main characters and secondary characters should have stayed. Like neji....
I'm mad now.