Blank's Observations - Chapter 368

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Hi everyone,

I'm Blank. I read mangahelpers and use it as my source for everything Naruto but I haven't ever really felt the need to post. However, one my beloved Naruto fixes seems to be lacking these days - Reviews. So I figured I might do one to share my insight or just give others something to do ^_^.

So without further ado:

Chapter 368


Thanks of course goto Kylara for the raw, HisshouBuraiKen for the translation, and cheeky for the work on the mangamonkey scanslation that I am using.


1. It seems interesting that Karin notices the feathers. When I first noticed the bird on Itachi's shoulder (which has always been closely tied to his genjutsu), I assumed Sasuke was already under Itachi's genjutsu. The fact that Karin can see the feathers strikes me as odd. Either Itachi is still there, actively executing the genjutsu or his disapearing act was a ninjutsu. An alternative could be a lingering area of effect for the genjutsu, but this seems unlikely.



2. Something that has been obvious for some time, but I thought I might point it out. The fact that these two work so well together is a definative indicator that they function as a team. This, of course, reaffirms the notion that Zetsu works alone, or with himself as it were.


3. The fact that their headbands share the same akatsuki markings seems significant. We've seen missing nin before and they don't share this headband trait (the exception being Sasuke's symbolic headband). From the conversation they obviously belong to Pein's faction in the civil war. Logically this means it can be asumed that the slash through the headband is inherently unique to Pein, which also makes me think that Akatsuki was in fact his in the founding. His prior speech fits. Where Madara comes into play? Who knows at this point, but he seems to have been and external factor that came about later.


4. Jiraiya truly is a master of his frog contract. It was nice to see some insight into his information-gathering skills. Anything Jiraiya is always amusing. Not much to observe here, just an awesome use of corny humor (feathers and bad Japanese puns).

Rating: Well I don't actually believe in giving ratings. Most of us are hardcore Naruto freaks and will read the chapter anyway. To assign a numeric value to the quality of each chapter seems unfair considering they are all pieces to the puzzle. Some chapters have to be slower and some less significant.

Thats about all the specifics I can pull out of that chapter. Thanks for reading ^_^

Edit: b/c of mass fireworks plugins & safety stuff the post didn't go through the first time -> should be fixed
 
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