Naruto Shippuuden 158 Breakdown. The demand for painkillers has just gone up ten fold… T__T

Hey everyone and welcome to another weekly Naruto breakdown. Coming from last week’s semi-epic/semi-awkward episode, I think a lot of us may have been at two minds as to how things were going so far.

However, I am pleased to say that this weeks episode was definitely a step up from the last in just about every way. It had all the positives, without the awkwardness that plagued the last episode, and with Pein still causing chaos in Konoha, there isn’t much one can complain about, unless you just really hate flashbacks of any kind.

Hey Koharu, have you ever noticed how real this painting of Konoha looks. It almost seems like the smoke is actually moving. @__@

As some may have hoped, there were also a few added scenes that managed to sneak in between all the expected scenarios from the manga, like Shikamaru protecting Kurenai from the giant centipede, or an extended opening showing Sakura arriving at the hospital with Chouji, only to face any doctor’s worst nightmare as more villagers and Shinobi continued to cram in through the doors.

All these scenes help give a better idea of the overall impact of Pein’s attack, not only from the point of view of the shinobi fighting him, but also of those caught in the collateral as well.

One particular scene, where Sakura looks back only to see the unfortunate victims caught in the debris of a collapsing building, really hits home and watching her turn away knowing that those particular lives were already too late to save, gives us a good idea of the hard choices each shinobi has to make and how disciplined their minds must be to remain focused even in such trying times.

Your heart pounds desperately against your chest as you hear the sound of crashing around you, urging you to move faster, run harder. Suddenly, a loud bang reaches your hearing, while smoke and dust fill your eyes. You close them, squeezing them tightly wondering, hoping that you made it through and then... nothing. You open your eyes again, you see your own feet, you are still standing. You wrap your arms around yourself, trying to search for the warmth of your own body, only to feel coldness instead. You feel numb, you feel empty and you wonder if the dust is to blame for the tears that suddenly fall from your eyes. You look back, hesitantly, but you already know what you will see. Your hands clench at your sides, your nails digging painfully into your skin, as if trying to tear through that numbness. You want to help, you want to save them, but you know it is already to late, so you turn and run again. There are others you can still protect, there are others who still need to be saved...

There was also a brief scene showing Naruto’s training, but it was more of a filler for time than anything else, and it served little other purpose in the big scheme of things.

However, it does still add a sense of scale to the time that is passing, even during the attack on Konoha, and reminds us that Naruto’s training was not just a short outing, but rather a long process.

There was a fair share of flashbacks as well, especially when Tsunade lectured her two elders on having faith in others, but that was to be expected already, so they were not misplaced nor in any way unpleasant.

ARLIGHT YOU TWO!!!! I have just one question for the both of you and I want a straight answer!!!! ..... Does this pink lipstick look good on me? O_o

In fact, I found some of them to be quite pleasing, because it is always nice to get a bit more insight into past events that we may have otherwise never seen.

One thing it does help contrast, however, is the past from the present. The last time Konoha came under the threat of a major attack, which was during the combined invasion from Suna and Sato, it was the older generation who defended it for the most part, while the younger generation were evacuated, or were mostly unseen.

Sasuke wasn't paying attention in class on that fateful day. T__T

Now, however, that generation has grown up a bit and are now standing strong to defend their own village and homes, as well as an even younger generation who will one day follow in those same footsteps.

I was glad that the anime portrayed those themes so much more intricately.

Faith is like a lawnmower. You never realize how important it is until you are lost without it. T__T

So, while Naruto is developing his lawnmower no jutsu, Tsunade and the rest of Konoha are trying desperately trying to defend themselves from Pein. Of course, calling Naruto back is all good and fine, but Danzou decides that he won’t have it and murders the messenger frog in an effort to impede the Hokage’s plans.

Overthrowing Tsunade and taking control of the village, seems to be more important to Danzou than the village itself, but is he really fit to be a leader if he puts power before the very people his power is meant to protect?

Of course, with all these events happening, the excitement is definitely picking up overall, but one particular scene right near the end should definitely get the adrenaline pumping for some of the fans out there.

And that, of course, was the arrival of Kakashi and his meeting with Pein.

*Epic voice* Deniiiieeeed!!!!!

That screen is almost perfectly epic… except there’s this random foot sticking into it out of nowhere. T__T

*cough*

Unfortunately, previews for episodes can be deceiving and from last weeks preview, I had hope that the Kakashi vs Pein battle would have already been underway by the time this weeks episode had ended.

Instead, we are left with a cliffhanger that leaves us wanting more, but I guess that is a good thing in a way. It gives us something to look forward to in the next episode.

Other than that, this episode had more than enough content to keep us satisfied, even if half of it was new or filler content that we hadn’t seen before. It was enjoyable and it keeps my hopes up high for that final and epic confrontation that is now just around the corner. For now though, Kakashi vs Pein it is.

The staring contest starts now. @__@

Well, that’s it for this week. I hope you enjoyed the breakdown and the episode! Here are last weeks winners in the caption contest.

5th) Naruruler12: Whoa, and who ever thought Bob was really an architect?

4th) Kantonkage: aah yes the rare Brain tree has been found

3rd) Iamnotreallyhere: Only one more implant and then we can make Kishimoto ignore all holidays and never stop production of Naruto until of course the story ends or he dies, which ever comes first.

2nd) Iamnotreallyhere: Some people get their ears pierced, some their nose, but only the truly hardcore get their brain pierced.

Captain Pickles: The ninja and the brain, the ninja and the brain, one is a genius, the other’s insane!

Well done to everyone who entered. They were all great.

And here is this weeks screen.

*Insert caption here*

This is a bit of a tougher one this week, but I am sure you guys can come up with something. Good luck. ^ ^

Here is the preview for the next episode. With Kakashi vs Pein in it, it should be a good one if all goes well.

See you all next time!  ^ ^

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~ by Tenrai Senshi on May 3, 2010.

58 Responses to “Naruto Shippuuden 158 Breakdown. The demand for painkillers has just gone up ten fold… T__T”

  1. FIRST WOOOOOTTT

  2. Second!

  3. YOSH! Great job once again Tenrai! That second caption was a little long but it was well worth the read. A little bit of your story telling trait came out a little there. 😉

    I thought the episode was good. Would have been much better without the flashback to filler material that never happened and holds no significance to the future of the anime. They could have gotten to the Kakashi vs. Pein fight faster if it wasn’t for all of that. Sakura’s indecision in the hospital didn’t help out much either. Next episode should be awesome. It’s hard to mess up a fight between Kakashi and Pein.

  4. Yondaime and nice breakdown

  5. Caption: Molesting the mummy

  6. CAPTION: BDSM – Konan’s into it.

  7. Hey; question, Super. If the anime refers back to ‘filler’ content, when the anime is supposed to be following the manga storyline, is it really filler content after all?

  8. Great job Tenrai!

    I can’t wait to see Kakashi vs Pain. It’s gonna be epic.

    CAPTION
    “Unfortunately Konan’s impersonation of the Alien was not as successful as she thought it was.”

  9. The funny thing is that I had a feeling that the Konan scene would the caption.

  10. @holydemonandy: Sorry for throwing my 2 cents in, I’m not Super, but I’d say it is, but in a different form than usual fillers.

    CAPTION:

    Safe Sex. That’s Konan’s shinobi way.

    BUBBLE (if you accept that):

    Konan: You ready baby ?
    Man: You know, err … when they said “safe sex”, I don’t think they meant … uhhh …. that everthing had to be, uhhh … you know what, it’s nothing, never mind. Ahem.

  11. @Andy: Anything that’s not in the manga is “filler” content technically. Not all filler content is bad though. For example the expansion of content dealing with Naruto’s training is a good insight into how long and difficult the process was. Flashbacks on conversations that won’t ever be referred to or mentioned again in upcoming episodes or the manga are irrelevant and the kind of fillers that are used to take up space. It’s all filler but it can be used for good or bad.

  12. DAMN U KAKASHI! You stole Iruka’s thunder! HE had Pain right where he wanted him! You arrogant, Sharingan-using bastard >_>

  13. Caption: Whoa, lady, you gotta take me to dinner first!

    Nice breakdown. I’ma watch the episode this time, since it looks uber awesome. YAY! I FINALLY GOT A PLACE IN THE CAPTION >_<!

  14. BTW: Who doesn’t like a dude with a scar on one eye, right? -_^

  15. @Super: “Anything that’s not in the manga is “filler” content technically.” “…expansion of content dealing with Naruto’s training is a good insight into how long and difficult the process was.”

    But then that means that Naruto’s training could be as much a lie as the cake. 😦 When I type/say that, I’m referring to how the extra content, that demonstrates and provides insight into how long and difficult the process was, is a lie, and therefore it’s highly possible his training wasn’t long and difficult at all.

    That is, if you really believe all filler content s a lie. Or were you not saying that? I’m not totally sure. XD

    And no worries Nagashikage. 😀 It is definitely different I suppose, but still referred to as, ‘filler.’

  16. @Andy: Nah, the cake isn’t a lie. At least not this one. >_> Expansion of content is exactly that. Expansion of the content we saw in the manga. We know, we’ve seen Naruto train. The anime is just expanding on that. Useless filler material that you can consider a lie is…errr…Naruto making noodles with his rasengan. ~_~ Stupid stuff like that. The 3rd Hokage’s speech to the children that never happened until the anime decided it did. That wasn’t so much as stupid as it was a space and time taker. Like I said, filler content can be used for good or bad. I personally don’t look at it as a lie. I look at it as whether it was a waste of my time or not.

  17. I have a question the boy behind Sakura the one with the headgear does he ever age or pass the academy I always see that kid in the academy related activites. I’m just wondering.

  18. CAPTION:
    NEW Self-absorbing, stimulating masturbation tissue! Look for it whereever Icha-Icha Tactics are sold!

  19. CAPTION:
    Konan brings new meaning to “Full-Contact Lapdance”

  20. I have to say, I never really liked Danzou (just as Kishi planned it) But, seeing him ‘come to life’ in the anime… Now I really hate him!

    *chases DAnzou with a chipper-shredder*

    The only villains I hate worse than Danzou, are those oh-so-emo FILLER VILLAINS!

  21. Caption: Secret Origami techinque: Mummfied molestation.

  22. Caption1: Littering: It can be deadly
    Caption2: I promise I won’t ever squeeze the Charmin again!! I swear to god just let me go!
    Caption3: FEEL THE POWER OF MY STATIC CLING NO JUTSU!!

  23. Ya know what’s sad? 12-13 of those kids the Sandaime was talking to will never amount to anything……..Tragic, i know.

  24. nce one tenrai…..but it’s the NEXT breakdown i’m really waiting for 😀 ……KAKASHI VS PAIN!!!…it’s finally gonna happen in the anime too…

    as for Danzo, everybody knew he was an evil bastard, but the true impact, as Prawlkage says, really hit now on watching the anime………OH GOD NOOOOOO, HE KILLED THE MESSENGER FROG!!!YOU BASTARD!! T_T

    sakura also has some niiiiiice character development moments as a medical-nin….altleast she is not crying and yelling “sasuke-kun!” now..*shudders*

    i would say the pain body kicking most ass now is the Naraka path…though deva path and the fatguy path is not far behind…..and of course, Konan seems to be having “fun” of an entirely different type 😉

    which brings up the caption:

    CAPTION: Konan and Co.: Fine Coffin-makers since…..well….NOW!

  25. “Your heart pounds desperately against your chest as you hear the sound of crashing around you, urging you to move faster, run harder. Suddenly, a loud bang reaches your hearing, while smoke and dust fill your eyes. You close them, squeezing them tightly wondering, hoping that you made it through and then… nothing. You open your eyes again, you see your own feet, you are still standing. You wrap your arms around yourself, trying to search for the warmth of your own body, only to feel coldness instead. You feel numb, you feel empty and you wonder if the dust is to blame for the tears that suddenly fall from your eyes. You look back, hesitantly, but you already know what you will see. Your hands clench at your sides, your nails digging painfully into your skin, as if trying to tear through that numbness. You want to help, you want to save them, but you know it is already to late, so you turn and run again. There are others you can still protect, there are others who still need to be saved”

    but dont worry, Kishi will bring them back later, so it s all good, no need for any actual consequences or anything……

  26. @takashid

    That may be true in the future, but that doesn’t change how you feel in the present. I was just describing how one might feel at a time like that, in a fleeting moment of anguish, from that point of view.

    If one only searches for negativity in everything, that is all they will ever find. Instead of appreciating each moment for what it is, all I see right now is a lot of people finding ways to complain even in the most subtle way possible.

    As for us manga readers, the Pein arc is over in that regard and some liked the ending, while others didn’t. We each have our own opinion on that matter, but it seems some people still carry negative feelings that spread to all of us. An entire year has passed and people are still holding onto it? It’s time to move on guys… otherwise you are just going to depress yourselves.

  27. @Takashid: LMAO! XD You have a point there. >_>

    @Tenrai: Come now Tenrai, he just made an observation on what holds to be true. No one is seeking out negativity, we’re just giving our opinion and telling the truth from what we observed.

    Us manga readers indeed hold our own opinions to the ending of the arc. Personally I’m giving it another chance with the anime but until then my feelings on it haven’t changed, yes even a year later. I don’t see how they are supposed to change when nothing about the ending has changed. We have already moved on long ago. When’s the last time you heard somebody even mention the ending to the arc, besides recently, on the blog? With the arc being animated now of course topic of its ending will be brought up again.

  28. @supertrek89

    I know… I guess that is true. I guess I get a bit defensive when I feel that negativity over something that has nothing to do with me, gets used against my own work. It just seemed a bit personal, like a jab of sorts.

    Or, at least, that’s how it felt. I apologize if I am incorrect.

  29. @_@ * gives candy to all *

    all izz well >_> <_<

    cant wait for tommorow kakashi v.s pein :DDDDDDD even though kishi FU*** with kakashi again and shows his hatred at the xtremest of levels

  30. *takes candy*

    @Ahsan: How long are you going to unconsciously promote that movie…>_>

    @Tenrai: I understand and I hope it wasn’t a jab of any sort either.

  31. I’ve just learned *cough, bullshit, cough cough* that this anime arc will end FAR differently than the manga. Jiraiya returns to finish off Pein

  32. Caption: “Please leave me one of your paper clone heads, for later.”

  33. @ahsan

    “All izz well”…..was that a 3 idiots reference? @_@

    sorry if that does’nt ring a bell with you….

  34. @prawl: Is that a joke, or did you really hear that from somewhere ?

  35. @nagashi: Um, notice the “cough, bullshit, cough” comment? It’s probably so false, he’s choking on his own crap.

  36. @ Nagashi… sorry, but that is indeed Bullshit! Even if it would be REALLY REALLY AWESOME bullshit!

    Picture it if you will:

    An angry, one-armed Jiraiya enters the room while Naruto is trying to convince Pein about his solution

    Jiraiya then simultaneously coats Konan in his toad oil, and stabs Nagato… then he takes his ‘oily prize’ off into the bushes for some Sage Justice!

  37. @katz

    of course it is @_@

  38. O crap, did my joke cause some bad feelings? sorry about that, not trying to offend, i just feel that this arc was the best one in a long time, and my number one favorite arc,… until the ending. the ending pretty much ruined the whole thing for me. Tenrai, i apologize if you felt insulted. it wasn’t anything personal, i liked your breakdown, but when i read that part, i couldn’t help but think of the failReset button at the end that retcons it. again, no hard feelings, i was just making a point/joke.

  39. @takashid

    No worries. I am sorry if I read into it too much.

  40. @ahsan
    sweet!:D …..i _>

    *jiraiya enters, kills nagato*

    Naruto: NOOOOOOO ero-sessin why did you do that? he was…o_o

    Jiraiya: STFU BITCH!!! No one messes with the J-MAN 😀

  41. hey wait…..that’s not what i said….. lol i think there’s a problem with the page upload.. >_>

  42. (Another) Fake Ending

    *moments after Jiraiya kills Nagato, and “seduces Konan with a knuckle-massage” *

    Naruto: But Ero-sennin, why?!

    Jiraiya: Didn’t you get my encoded message?

    Naruto: (proudly) Yes master, it said: “The real one isn’t among them”

    Jiraiya: WHAT!?? F*CKING KONOHA ‘INTELLIGENCE’! No no noooo!
    The message said: “Nagato is an irredeemable prick, and you must kill him”

    Naruto: …..

    Jiraiya: Well, don’t just stand there… help me find my other f*cking arm!!!

  43. 159 was awesome. Watched it twice. Can’t wait for June, when Naruto vs Pain goes down!

  44. CAPTION:
    Life-Lesson #283: Never ask an emo with an origami fetish for some “head”…

  45. @prawlkage: There must be some sort of parasite in your brain or something… It would go more like this

    Ending (Fake)

    Jiraiya: Well, one emo down, three and a half more to go.

    Naruto: 3?

    Jiraiya: Yeah. Emosuke, Emokura, and Emonan

    Naruto: Who’s the half?

    Jiraiya: Oh, that dude Konan’s sexually molesting…

  46. @ naruruler12 – LOL, the important part is that Jiraiya is alive and still kicking people’s asses (or grabbing them)

    Also, things were ok when it was just one parasite in my brain, but now there’s an entire colony of them… if they make any more tumors I’ll end up like Stephen Hawking – without the genius that is

  47. Why cant Tenten have one of those cool shuriken launcher thingies that throwaway ninja used against Pain? Maybe then her awesome level wold go up a couple points!

  48. the battle was done good stuck to the manga basically and showed what the awesomeness of the copy ninja just one question after pein used shinra tensai why didnt kakashi use the god damned freakin ms and send his freakin head to another freakin dimension – kishi hates him –
    a simple ressangen by naruto kills the pein with the missiles but a punch from a giant 2 raikiri’s dont -_- – kishi hates him
    katsuyu reached him after he died = kishi hates him
    he saved the the fatass of choji [ which choza saved as well ] wtf is up with guys and choji ? now is kakashi gay ? [ hint in shippuden movie 3 as well ] = kishi hates him
    he goes to a place and talks to his dead dad at a dead guy campfire , rather than setting up something cool kishi f*** up once again and makes pein un-kill him -_-
    emo bastard sasugay said shit about kakashi and he didnt get the chance to get back at him
    madara= obito you made that freakin theory kishi
    the jutsu similarity of kakashi and madara
    every freakin guy new kamui was the kill to madara
    and you f*** up once again and make that bastard madara say jutsu like that wont work on me ?? WTF will work on you then bastard eh . Sasugay’s D**** in your ass seems to work perfectly -_-

    anyway sorry for rambling truth is truth though
    and this was supposed to be his freakin year and he gets a middle finger by madara then gets yelled at by an emo bitch -_- and doesnt get made hokage

  49. CAPTION:

    … Is it in yet ?

  50. @ahsan He doesn’t just died he dies from chakra exhaustion besides HIdan current situtaion. That is the second most worthless death for a shinobi espically for someone of Kakashi caliber.

  51. Nice Breakdown…. Pein would destroy Kakashi please its no contest 😛 Pein is above life and Death there he wins already

    Caption:

    he never saw it coming X_X

  52. Caption:
    This is totally worth the $9.95 for a simulation game of this calliber. It totally feels like im being suffocated. -A Satisfied Customer

  53. Caption: Would you rather be killed by Paper Suffocating You or Shinobi Aids?

  54. I FOUND WHO MADARA IS!!! He’s there when the 3rd discusses about how emo can pwn ur mind…hes right there…Second row, diagnal from a younger shikamaru !!! SAME HAIR lmao

  55. @shinobimadness Nah, his eyebrows are too thick.

  56. LOL agree with ahsan here, kishi REALLY hates kakashi……..i don’t see exactly HOW this is supposed to be kakashi’s year……unless kishi meant that it was an year in which it was kakashi’s turn to get his ass kicked o_O

    how about kakashi-sensei redeeming himself by donning his old ANBU mask and taking out Suckura? that’d really rock 😀

  57. @Katz First Sakura has to abandon Konoha. Kishi should go with the popular demand all of the charcter poll Kakashi was 1st place expect a few but he was always in the top three.
    By the way I always wonder something why was it only Shikamaru protecting Kurenai what about her students. Oh, wait I forgot Kishi really hates team 8.

  58. Whoa. I’m way late, but here’s my caption.

    Caption:

    Narrator: This is what happens when you call Konan ugly. X___X

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