Yes, Hinata is thinking about Naruto's big, strong
hand and holding it tightly
No way, Sakura will come in.... soon! A-and slap Hinata off him!
Those two are dull, blonexblonde (NarutoxIno) ftw!
We all know the only one Naruto cares to be paired with is Sasuke
Naruto will die, pairingless.
Why? We all know Naruto will get all the bitches in the end
but in our reality, and as we've seen, optimism can infect those around us, and it doesn't require you to feel it, only to have it, and to show it, and to infect others with it.
be happy even when you're not, and be optimistic even when you'd prefer to be downtrodden.
see what Naruto's blind optimism has done this far, now imagine when it finally cracks the hard shell of Madara
because it sure as hell ain't going to change Tobi.
That was the worst use of a chapter I've ever seen. I waited an extra day to see....that?
This chapter was fluffy at best. Naruto constantly having to learn the same mantra from others everytime something goes wrong is just terrible. For some reason, I thought this chapter was going to have something more to say about the guy that just died.
Chapter started out fine then went on way to long for my taste. There was a solid moment of inaction from both sides because of deaths. That's not really cool considering this is a war and a good majority of the shinobi have seen death before and should not be surprised, especially the nin from other villages. It should have had the other people still fighting on valiantly while Naruto was questioning himself, only to have Hinata talk some sense into him. Speaking of which I was behind Hinata during her confidence boost speech, then she said the f**king line "Naruto Kun's hands are big and strong"....that took the wind out of her sails for me. I never gave a care about the main shipping war thing, so I have no stake in this romance, however, I wouldn't get my hopes to high if I were NaruHina fans. Wait until the epilogue is the only advice I can give at the moment.
what can you answer to Obito's question? Naruto just showed he isn't perfect, he isn't a flawless knight in shining armour, he's a kid that, at 16, holds on his shoulders the fate of the world.
He witnessed that he isn't perfect, that he can't save them all, and the only thing he can do is go ahead and not waste the sacrifice everyone made.
Hinata and Naruto's answer wasn't "they died, but they are alive" it was "they are dead, but their will is inside us", which is basically the Will of Fire:
Naruto was about to break down and give in to Obito, that's also why Kyuubi slapped him again, because Naruto can't afford to lose.
Just like Kushina and Yondaime died to protect him, so did Neji.
And I don't see Naruto believing his parents are alive, but he does believe he inherited their will, just like he did with Jiraiya.
Also when I said "I know that Sasuke fans will always hate Naruto" I didn't say it to dismiss your point, but to say that you can't like how Naruto behaves if you hate the character for those very reasons:
if he did something else, anything else, you would still find faults in it.
Why? Because not even manga characters are perfect ( expecially with a writer like Kishi ), and we can easily nitpick their bad qualities and blow them out of propotions.
What is cool for one, can be bad for another
By the way... really liked the chapter... I bellieve that Naruto's doubts about his own "ninja way" made him a little bit more human... For the first time we saw him not as a child always blaberring the same things, the same words, but now we saw that he too could fail when conflicted with the hardship of life, and if where not for his friends he too could fall into the darknes... I really liked to see hinata avoiding naruto from falling in darknes! Doing to him what he constantly did to others trhoughout the series... And with this, Hinata showed to be much more adult than Sakura, who always cried and couldn't do shit besides cry and cry somemore...
Naruto's hand is so big... And strong...
predictable chapter, a wake up call was a sure thing, there is no going back for Naruto or falling into despair...otherwsie he would be just like those he is battling against, revenge and despair would turn him into another Sasuke or Obito. Coming all this way fighting those ideals, the village calls him 'hero', the allied forces place their lives on the line for him, the bijuu have given him the thumbs up and liken him to RS...he chose death rather than loneliness and he will have to fight to the very last.
Hinata is a pure girl...How dare you
Naruto was right there at that special place where Tobito was when Rin died, if not for Hinata and the Fox.
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o goodness no, we've had a enough stories of flashbacks at the moment of death, or after death---too much reflections and inflections. This is a war godjammit! let kishi remember neji after the war's over.
The purest girls are always the deadliest sexually. Anyway, considering that Naruto experienced a death of a fellow friend at such a close range, we can give him some credit for losing his self for a brief moment. Also, you could've predicted that such a chapter would follow after the previous one where the last page was Neji's death. Naruto couldn't immediately transform into some higher power right from the start. He'll do something similar in the following chapters because now, I believe, he's starting to actually live what he says all the time.
Sometimes, the best answer is simply not having an answer. There is nothing more annoying than somebody lecturing you about something they know nothing about. Obito is questioning Naruto's solution to the suffering of this world and his inability to shoulder it since he keeps crying about how he will save everybody. Naruto's answer apparently is that people apparently live on if you carry their will. Well, this a completely superficial answer because it doesn't answer anything. Go ask the children of the thousands of ninjas who has lost their lives. Carrying on their will doesn't answer or dissolve any of the pain and suffering that exists. Naruto's answer simply ignores it by implying that they live on if you carrying on their wills. Naruto's words of shouldering the world's hatred are empty and this further exemplifies that because he has no answer.
Kishi built this up as if Naruto has some ultimate answer but he doesn't. He doesn't even attempt to answer what Obito's question is really about. The pain and suffering of this world. Naruto just glosses over it and pretends like everything is ok if you carry on their wills, but it isn't. The loved of ones of Neji and the thousands of other ninjas who died will suffer pain and anguish. Naruto's response doesn't even attempt to address that.
You are being dismissive because you imply that I can't like Naruto's answer because I don't like his character. But that has nothing to do with it. I don't like his answer because he didn't answer anything. It's superficial and doesn't address what Obitio is questioning, his solution to the suffering of this world.
im perfectly fine with naruto not having an answer just yet or if at all to how to fix the suffering of the world, because as the trend goes all the people who have declared they have a soultion have been madara, nagato, and obito. nagato wanted to build nukes to blow enough people up to scare themselves into peace, madara and obito just want to create a eternal genjutsu so they dont have to face reality.