Naruto Chapter 386
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#386: A New Light
[side text: He has lived his life with a blade concealed behind his back. But now, it is all brought out into the open...]
[insert text: What is this that Itachi is saying...?!]
Sasuke: Uchiha Madara... // The other secret... of the Mangekyou Sharingan...? // You're trying to say it has another secret... beyond the power to tame the Kyuubi? // .........
Itachi: Indeed... there is one more secret. // The most important secret of all.
Sasuke: An important secret...? // What is it? // What is it? / Answer me...
Itachi: ...Let us take a look into the past for a moment. // This tale relates directly to the history of the Uchiha.
Itachi: Madara, too, once had a brother... / ...a younger brother.
Itachi: Since they were young, the two brothers had always competed over who could become the stronger. // They each awakened their Sharingan... // ...and before long, even among their own clan, they became famed for their strength. // As they competed, they searched for a way to develop their doujutsu further... // Until both brothers...
Itachi: ...eventually awakened the Mangekyou Sharingan. // They were the first to achieve this in the history of the clan. // With the power they had gained, they ruled over the Uchiha. // Madara, the older, was the leader.
Itachi: However... something strange started to happen to Madara's healthy body. // I told you already of the unique nature of these eyes... // The more they are used, the further they seal themselves, moving ever closer towards inescapable darkness. // For that is the fate of the Mangekyou Sharingan. // In return for this great power... that same power destroys itself, until the light is lost forever. // Madara tried everything he could to regain the light, but nothing he did had the slightest effect. // Madara despaired. // And as though possessed, he did the only thing left to him...
Flashback!Madara: Forgive me...
Itachi: He reached out and stole both of his brother's eyes. // Madara obtained the light anew... // And once he did... the light never left him again.
Itachi: An eternal Mangekyou Sharingan! // In finding a new master, his brother's eyes gained eternal light... // And not only that; a further change occurred. // Those eyes gave rise to a new special technique. // ...However, such an exchange could only ever take place between members of the same clan. // Besides which, it was not as if just anyone could obtain new power in this way. // That much is clear from history, from the many sacrifices that followed... // That is the other secret of these eyes.
Itachi: Madara used his newfound abilities to bring countless shinobi clans unter his control. // And then, together with the forest shinobi, reputedly the strongest shinobi of all, the Senju Clan, he established a new order. // That order was what would become the village of Konoha. // Afterward, conflict arose between Madara and the then leader of the Senju Clan, later to become the First Hokage, over how the village should be run. // In that battle over leadership of Konoha, Madara was defeated... but he and his eyes still live on today.
Itachi: He went on to establish "Akatsuki", and concealed himself in its shadow. // Then, sixteen years ago, the Kyuubi attacked Konoha - Madara's doing, of course. // But this time the Fourth Hokage stood in his way. / In other words...
Itachi: Madara is nothing more than a failure. / He is not the one who shall fulfil the potential of the Uchiha clan. // ...The one who shall surpass him, / the one who shall fulfil the true potential of the Uchiha clan... is me. // Right now! // I have before me the means to obtain that power, the power that will allow me to surpass Madara!
Itachi: Sasuke!! / You are to be my new light!
[TN: Aw, poor Sasuke. Everybody just wants him for his body, don't they?]
Itachi: You are my "spare"!! // To obtain the power of the Mangekyou, an Uchiha must kill his friend... // ...and to secure that power for eternity, he must kill his kinsman!
Itachi: Forever flaunting its power, this clan has rotted from within!! // And from the very moment you were born into that clan... / ...you too have always been entangled in its bloody fate!! // Come, now... / ...dear brother!! // I shall kill you here and now, escape from the fate of my clan, and finally achieve true transfiguration!
Itachi: I shall cast off my bonds, escape my own "capacity"!
Flashback!Itachi: The two of us are unique... a peerless pair of brothers. // I will always be here, providing a wall for you to aim to overcome.
Itachi: You are my "spare", and I am yours!!
Flashback!Itachi: You have always wished that you could one day surpass me. // That is why I will leave you alive... for my own sake.
Itachi: As brothers of the Uchiha, that is our bond!!
Itachi: It would seem... / ...that you have now fully witnessed what lies within me.
Sasuke: So that's what this was all about...
[bottom text: Itachi's Mangekyou Sharingan fixed on Sasuke! Next issue, "A Clear Difference"!!]
[side text: His whole life, waiting for this day!!]
Flashback!Sasuke: My name's Uchiha Sasuke. There are plenty of things I hate, and there's not much that I like. // And... I hesitate to call it a mere "dream", but... // I have an ambition! // To revive my clan, and to kill... // ...a certain man.
Sasuke: Finally... // The time has come.