I can't really recall any/many hard decisions Naruto had to make off the top of my head. Gaara putting doubts in his head about saving Sasuke would be the only one that comes to mind.
He hasn't actually killed anyone either, I think.
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I remember thinking that it could be a possible 'excuse' for Kishi to have Naruto not use kyuubi mode so it would be 1v1 against Sasuke, but who knows. Maybe he will use bubnshin's after all, since it is possible.
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Loved this chapter.
Minato is such a freaking boss. The fastest character EVER. Even from the mouth of the Raikage. The panel with Naruto talking about his dad was amazing. Now it's out that he is the son of the 4th Hokage, I was surprised he mentioned it.
I found it interesting how Raikage in wanting to keep Bee mentioned he could make the bijuu bomb. He doesn't know Naruto has figured it out too, personally I hope these flashbacks break down and Raikage comes at a PISSED Naruto who either speed blitzes him by actually getting serious (instead of chatting about how fast Raikage is), or bijuu bomb him! (but obviously he can't be incapacitated).
Amazing how Naruto tanked the Raikage punch. A punch that pretty much broke the early version of Susanoo and flew Juugo 50m into a brick wall. EPIC
Fucking loved this chapter. 10/10
Because it was loading so slow during the traffic I was that excited reading the individual pages. Amazing. Loved the Minato reference
Yea, like others said, Naruto tanked the Raikage's punch. Friggin amazing! However, it doesn't appear like Raikage used one of his more unique Nintaijutsu attacks, though. It was just a regular punch. He has still yet to use his unique Nintaijutsu techniques like what he used against Sasuke in their fight. Still, I love how Naruto is just as fast as the Raikage, and I loved the page with Naruto reacting to the Raikage suggesting that his father failed against the Kyuubi.
Damn right, Naruto. Stand up for your father, he didn't fail by any stroke of the imagination, and he personally fought Madara on that night as well.
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I give it a 7/10 score... I hate when he loose half a chapter on flashbacks.. And thats when Kishi do not postpone the action for sevral chapters of flashbacks... There is so much going on.. I guess I just miss of patience. Would be great if someone hack Kishi laptop and download the next 100 chapters.. maybe I would be less difficult
Naruto's friends were not in a position to deal with pain. They were totally smashed. Naruto had mastered the sage arts and the rookies were informed from Katsuyu. It is common sense to stay out of his way. He was the only one with the power capable of dealing with the threat. Likening that situation to this is a very different picture.
Here we have several Kages initially agreeing to use the Kyuubi + Hachibi on the battlefield. Though by majority they decided against it, this was a view held by Tsunade the Tsuchikage and Raikage had not offered his opinion at that point.
Here we have a major power stacked Naruto and Bee with Samehada who will hide while potentially the alliance will be decimated (not yet but may happen soon with Madara's plans). Naruto now could go and sort out the Zetsu spies and be a huge benefit to the alliance. In my opinion the best decision is to use the power of Naruto and Bee but increasing their protection A LOT. Like having 1 or 2 roaming Kages with them.
This is a hard decision for Naruto. He is someone with power who is being told he has to wait for his friends to die. You saying he should make the difficult decision to stay put does not mean it is a correct one. I would decide differently in the position and many others would. I don't see how you can see disappointment when this is all but conducive with Naruto's character as one who does not let his friends get harmed.
Raikage saying no man can surpass Minato... I feel a LOTR comming ... TenTen it's your time to shine!
But that's some serious argument for the minato fans. Cause I never thought Minato would get that praise, Since he lacks the brute attack jutsu (as far as we know)
Also on the point of naruto making the hard choice and go back.
That would mean the shinobi's would still be regarded as tools. They would reach the goal with lesser risks, but way more dead people.
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page 9 is and will be the best page in the entire manga
i'm surprised B and A aren't real brothers
oh and the colored page:
WTF IS LEE DOING THERE?! oO
Really liked the chapter a lot especially with the mention of the 4th. And it is clear Naruto will surpass the 4th in speed . I didn't mind the flashback with A and Bee but I hope the next chapter isn't all flashback. It will probably go something like Raikage will trust Bee's decision and then ask Tsunade what she thinks and she will give Naruto her vote of confidence. I don't think there will be anymore fighting between Raikage and Naruto. Looks like Raikage was brought down by Bee's talk no jutsu this time haha.
I loved it so much as well. So much tension and the first big admission to a HUGE character, the Raikage, that he is Minato's son. Especially Naruto defending his fathers name. SO epic. The only thing that would have made it more epic would be flattening the Raikage on the next page