He didnt summon Jiraya - because he summoned Hanzo, he is stronger than Jiraya - of course he was thinking whom to summon but he cant summon jst everybody. As it was said in manga he followed some tactics, he made groups and everyhting.
Also, maybe Kabuto didn't bring Jiraiya back because Jiraiya could still be alive. I find it very strange we never saw him properly dead and just going down at the bottom of the pond.
Or maybe Kabuto needs the DNA of the people he wants to bring back and seeing as Jiraiya's body wasn't properly recovered, I don't think he had access to it. Also, when he summoned a casket in front of Madara (the one we didn't see who it was) to blackmail him, Madara asked him How he got that, implying you need to get something to summon a person from the deads.
It's a possibility that Edo Tensei requires part of the resurrected's DNA or blood or whatever to cast it. Kabuto has been a super spy in every country so he had enough know-how and resources to scour the villages for whatever he needed to prepare the zombies. If that's not the case, it's probable that if he didn't revive Jiraiya for lack of DNA, he probably brought him back but plans to use him against Naruto or Kakashi. It also makes no sense that he didn't resurrect the White Fang, who was said to be on par with the legendary Sannin. He'll probably be summoned to fight with Kakashi. That would be so epic. I mean, it's true that if Dan was to mindfuck Tsunade, then why not summon Jiraiya as well? Jiraiya and the White Fang are superstars. So they'll probably be summoned in later as mindfucks for others.
I maybe agree with no. 1 and also that hopefully no. 2 won't happen too (because it would be too much fairytale-like) but maybe there could be no. 3 which could be an event twist.
Haku and Zabuza as example they grew in pure internal war, when their land had a bloody policy, that's probably why they are better suited for the job.
Jiraiya is /dead/.
1> He was stabbed in every vital spot possible.
2> Throat smashed. In a logical world, that equals death.
3> Arm got ripped. Losing blood way too fast. His death was certain. He knew it, the frog knew it.
4> Smashed once more, after putting his last will and chakra on the frog's back. Really, the only thing keeping him from dying was his will. That lasted for like 2min. Body sank to the bottom of that place.
5> His soul gave a last goodbye to Naruto.
6> The flip card was set to home, with the other two set to home as well, implying his death, and all three being together in the after life.
If he's alive, the Pain arc had no purpose. And Nagato's plot would have no purpose.
Well I guess he want to save him for later. At least that would be a possibility. He will summon him to fight Naruto and Naruto will finish his old teacher. With quite the emotions and so on...
probably jman has been sumoned but kishi will show him or in a battle vs naruto or vs tsunade but i think kishi has in mind tsunade vs hanzou
Anyone thinks that Kabuto won't be using any person that has strong sealing jutsus?
I mean if let them loose, they might trap themselves and other ET zombies and seal all of them.
I’d be rather upset if Kishi did decide to use jman as a Edo Tensei ‘zombie’. He was one of the only characters who died with some type of closure, unlike some of the other ‘zombies’. To use him would totally disrespect him as a character. Up until this point I’ve been fine with the Edo Tensei overload, but adding jman would be a little too much… don’t do it Kishi.
He did summon him, you just didnt see him... He's down at the graveyard gettin it on with some zombie chicks!
Kabuto is obviously saving Jiraiya for some other stuff. When Naruto makes his appearance on the battlefield, in 200 chapters, Kabuto will summon Jiraiya to utterly mindrape Naruto.