MH Senpai英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member
- Dec 15, 2005
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Hey all! Here I am with a chapter review of my own finally! I'm hoping to be able to do one every week, but I'm such a procrastinator... anyway, here's hoping you like this one! No pictures unfortunately, but maybe in time...
~332: Shikamarus Fight~
Well, what a chapter! Not only are we getting treated to seeing Shikamaru take it to a new level, but weve found out the good news about the Naruto anime! Spring (autumn here for me) is the set time to look forward to! Im kinda hoping it starts on the 12th of March, which is my birthday, haha.
First, lets just have a moment of sadness for Yugito... if you guys hadnt already heard me whining on the other threads by now, youd now Im a big Yugito fan despite seeing her so little. I was so looking forward to seeing more of her and meeting Naruto, but I guess right from the moment we saw her pinned on that wall that things were not going to bode well for her.
Im sad that she was used as a kind of plot device to make us feel sorry for her (or else we wouldnt have gotten her name). But now with the Nibis sealing, we see that the Akatsuki only have three more to go until the first part of their plan is finished. We know Naruto is one of them, but I wonder who are the others? Personally, Im hoping one of them will be the Gobi.
Enough of me being devastated though, lets get to celebrating over the anime, and the awesome treats weve been given! Weve heard that theres going to be a new Narutimate Hero game (Narutimate Accel), first hand looks at screencaps from Part 2, and an awesome height chart to see how Naruto has grown! Hes only 6 cm taller than me, hehe.
Ive also heard that theres news that well be seeing a new movie by the next summer, involving Part 2 characters. And weve been told that the series and movie will go under the name of Naruto: Hurricane Chronicles, which has to do with Naruto being a wind element user. What an awesome name! I wonder if it has anything more to do with it than we think? Hm...
Oh! And lets not forget we get to see Sakura! It seems I was correct in my guess that her skirt isnt white (extra points to my costume, whoo!). And if youve seen them- theres been a couple characters cards out showing the TS costumes. Gaaras vest is blue! Im pretty sure nobody saw that coming! You know, Id just love to have one of those shirts they have on the pages showing the big news. Strange as it is, Id especially love to have Narutos 2nd costume, even just for fun.
Back to the story then, eh? Im really glad were getting to see Team Asuma in action. Its a nice break from following Naruto around all the time. I mean, whilst Naruto is the main character, with such a wonderful and diverse cast, its good to see what else is going on away from Naruto, especially how the rest of the village and not just Naruto is being affected by the presence of the Akatsuki.
We got to see a little of Ino this week too and that she still uses her signature move, though I hadnt ever thought it could be used on animals! Thats even more interesting. I also have to mention Chouji. I know were about to see some big things out of him too... oh gosh, bad pun. But anyway, during a talk I had with a friend of mine, he pointed out that Chouji now packs a three-section staff. If Chouji is anything like his father, then that staff is able to grow in size too. Ow, thats gonna hurt...
~Shikamaru kicks it up a notch!:~
I can only think of one word first off, and that is SHWEET!. Looking back on Shikamarus other fights, this one is just so much different from his usual style. Though its only been a few days, Asumas death really has shaken Shikamaru. Its not only cigarettes that Shikamaru has taken up from his sensei, but theres something a little similar in his fighting style now, not just with the amazing new use of the chakra blades.
Speaking of which, we finally get to see what new novel way hes come up with for using them- the Kagemane Shuriken no Jutsu. It seems those who thought he was putting his shadow technique into them have been right! And it allows him to literally pin people with them too, leaving him free to attack without having to stay put. This is a HUGE development for Shikamaru because, in a way, this means that he no longer has to rely so much on other people while he keeps someone at bay. Wow.
Lets take a little look at what Shikamaru has been able to do in such a quick entrance: he used his normal Kagemane to get Hidan and Kakuzus attention so that they would instantly defend against the exploding tags thrown at them; the exploding tags were used to distract Kakuzu from helping Hidan in any way, but were able to take out Hidans scythe rope; Shikamaru then disabled Kakuzu and Hidan with the Kagemane Shuriken no Jutsu and fake exploding tags (by making them falter in what to do and defend again). And as Kakuzu said, they were also concentrating too much on their feet and the first Kagemane (I think Im right in that Kakuzu is the wittier one... he made a pun too!).
So, until theyre able to get away from the effect of the chakra blades, theyre at Shikamarus mercy. Hidan wont be able to use his scythe as effectively anymore either, since it has been broken. Any long range attacks are out of the question.
~Hidan and Kakuzu:~
I wonder if everyone in the Akatsuki has a bone to pick with Hidan- hes crass, rude, and an egotist. More proof that he respects nobody, he even called Deidara by Deidara-chan and insulted his arms (well, at least we know how he got them back now). Of course, Kakuzu is the wittier one and flung Hidan having his head sewn back on in his face. Serves him right, methinks.
Im a little curious with Hidan really thinking that going back to the bounty station would be a good idea. He must be pretty cocky with himself after killing Asuma and thinking itd be okay to continue on their path to Konoha via the bounty station. Kakuzu is sensible in steering him away, given the chances there may even be another ambush set up there. On the whole though, its a strange thing to do anyway.
The Moment of Victory is next weeks title! Of course, this could mean either one of two things- Shikamaru wins against Hidan and Kakuzu, or even that Naruto completes his jutsu!
I think perhaps itll be Naruto that wins next chapter. Weve still yet to see anything from the rest of Shikamaru and the team, so Im suspicious of how much could be done in one chapter, seeing as weve still yet to see the backup Tsunade had planned. However, theres still question yet to this backup. If Naruto doesnt complete his jutsu, then another team will be sent. If that does happen, I hope itll be Team Kurenai at least. Still, theres lots more to come, so I cant wait!