An epic cover that Naruto makes kinda awkward.
Really shoulda had, like, Gaara on the other side, opposite of Naruto, to balance things out.
This cover should have had both Itachi and Nagato. Way to ditch Nagato even if Itachi played a more important role (and will play a major role in the future). Naruto completely ruins the cover. I agree with slmcknett, if Naruto had to be included on the side like that, then a character should have been added on the left side (Gaara or Nagato) to balance things out. Not among Kishi's best covers, I'm disappointed and that says a lot since I absolutely love Itachi as a character and dig that he's on the cover.
Besides what's the deal with Itachi's Susano'o being colored yellow/gold? Itachi's Susano'o was originally "fixed" in the volume releases by being drawn darker (since it was red), as it was drawn white in the chapter releases of the Brother Battle. However now as an Edo Tensei Itachi's Susano'o was back to being drawn white = gold? It changed colors when he went from pretending-to-be-bad-boy to good boy?
Naruto is in the cober nvause he does a lot in this volume more then anyone.
Naruto should be on the cover, but they should've put Gaara on the other side like everyone has said. As it looks right now It'd be better with just Itachi.
Kishimoto had never drawn Itachi's Susano'o in color before, so the anime coloring it red is their own invention.
In my opinion, the cover should've had Naruto vs Nagato in the foreground. B and Gaara would've been nice, but might have been too much for the composition.
Actually, the volume where Susanoo first appeared was released way before the anime got to it. So, the anime already had a reference for it. Just that it wasn't clear whether it was golden or red. Although, Itachi's incomplete Susanoo had some orange-y red color to it, so I'd say it's fairly well done.
That just goes to show how close the anime team is working with Kishimoto.
On another note,did anyone notice that this cover is similiar to this one?:
I think we should not read too much into it,but maybe that's why Naruto was forced onto the cover?To fulfill some kind of symbolism I mean.
Last edited by Googlez_kun; October 29, 2011 at 07:12 AM.
naruto here isn't out of place instead of how he was in the cover of volume 56
without a halftone in chapter 551 but with in chapter 552. So it's likely the time factor like you said. Still it's pretty uncommon to draw yellow/gold as a dark color, so it's kind of weird. I would find it odd if he didn't guide the anime in this department too, while it's not necessary it's a pretty major color decision. Either way Itachi's Susano'o looks badass in yellow/gold, and I guess Madara will have a red Susano'o so then they all have their own Susano'o colors. Itachi being a good guy fits with a warm and kind color.
wait just a moment! the volume should end with chapter 555(according to the number of the pages reported in the shonen jump's site) but in mangafox it ends at chapter 557,as I wished !!! http://www.mangafox.com/manga/naruto/ I hope it's true,how can we check if that is true?
Yeah,you can't really trust Mangafox there.I once saw how a series jumped from volume 7 to 12 or something.
Anyway,kuryakin is right,it goes only up to chapter 555.
what a pity! too bad,so sad. kishi has wasted the opportunity to draw itachi and nagato in the same cover,also,that cover is nothing special: as 3c said,the weight of the characters is not balanced.
Last edited by mattiaildivino; November 11, 2011 at 05:04 PM.
Does anybody have the full cover of volume 58?
I have found only this one:
Just dll a volume raw and you have it xD