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i won't be surprises if kishi will troll us with neji surviving after sakura use her medical ninjutsu..
neji will be revived,that's clear. the others were saved by mabui's technique,which was slowened in order to decrease the side effects.
I believe a big development this chapter was the portrait of all of Naruto's dead friends and mentors. If Shikaku and Inoichi were alive they wouldn't be put in the picture. I believe Kishi is trying to preparre the readership that there won't be any do-overs after this battle concludes. People who were clamoring for death are now getting them, but Kishi is killing characters in people's "favorites" bucket so now they want a do-over, i.e. there will be a 2nd Rinna Tensei so no one really dies. It's not coming, folks.
Maybe using the sage's fan could help her develop her chakra reserves, enabling her to epically sacrifice her life in a way we won't see coming.
Neji ain't coming back - his family's role was that of sacrifice. This time it was not for the main branch, not for the current hokage but for the future hokage and for the world but most of all for what he had come to believe! So I don't think (and will be very surprised) there will be a second rinne tensei!
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If it has to be included in the story, though, some characters should be revived with Rinne Tensei. People with intact bodies but no chakra and people who only had their souls sucked out by another Path spring to mind. People with ravaged bodies shouldn't have come back, but I understand (especially since Tsunade and Katsuya protected their bodies). But long dead people like Madara... it doesn't sound possible in context of how it was originally used. But that's what we're supposed to believe is central to the plot right now.
What, does Rinne Tensei also mystically use earth and dust to recreate the body of a bound soul, like ET? This sounds super lame to me.
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Last edited by badluckartist; January 11, 2013 at 11:22 AM.
I think there will be a second rinne tensei, but it will be used perhaps on Naruto after Obito see's he was incorruptable, or maybe Kakashi (tho this would be a weak repeat performance) using it on a character like Neji, who also had potential to be awesome but was left in the dark by Kishi would serve no purpose at all and would seem even more ridiculous than Jiraiyas wasted death.. killing off the main villain and swapping him for a second rate character, or to revive a load of second rate characters? not gonna happen that way I dont think.
But I do echo the sentiment that we are unlikely to see rinne-tensei, at least a rinne-tensei that revives everyone. Those at HQ shouldn't even have bodies anymore (assuming the idea that Mabui could somehow use her technique without killing them doesn't come true).
I've read your review and I noticed that you missed a very important part of this chapter. Naruto is now wearing a different outfit than what he had before. Obviously this is another power up from Kishi... I just thought I would throw it in there, so that you can recap that aswell....