Naruto 499 Breakdown: When giant balls attack. You know things are gonna get hairy. Demotivational poster and official debate inclusive. Oh, we also get a bubblition contest! (Woohoo)
There comes that time in an animal’s life when the emotional outlay is just too much to hold in. A time when simple onomatopoeia just won’t cut it. When human language is the only way to effectively express—to substantially capture the moment with all manner of clarity…
Never mind my incomplete sentences and let’s get on with this introduction!
Welcome, welcome, welcome one and all to this grand stage! ‘Tis your resident captain speaking, and we are just about ready to set off. There will be no detours, so you each get an empty Coke bottle just in case. And if it’s a #2…well, Super’s head could always use new fertilizer…>_>
Well, what can I say? If ‘epic’ decided to manifest itself in black and white, the result would quite possibly be chapter 499. You can tell by Naruto’s excitement, that this was certainly one hell of a chapter, and if you thought it was anything short, well I don’t know what manga you were reading.
From start to finish, each page was delivered so fluently, it was almost as if they were hand-picked by the manga gods themselves. I assure you, it was every bit as thrilling as I’m implying it is…which is a lot. Halfway through watching Naruto do his thing, I couldn’t help thinking “Whoa, I’d hate to be the fella that decides to steal this teenager’s iPod. Justin Beiber is just not worth the hurt. X__X”
It was that battle cry that really set things in motion, and it was all uphill from there.
And so began the beatdown of the century; and man, was Naruto relentless! What followed was a flurry of nonstop action with him flailing on the poor fox like Mike Tyson on a big, juicy ear. It was just one big slap after the other! So much for diplomacy. And after Naruto pushed that Rasenshuriken blast and shoved the Nine-tails out his face, I’m thinking “Damn, this dude is BEAST!”
Only one person can save the Kyuubi now…
Of course, no epic chapter would be complete without some delicious drama to boot, which came in form of some major ‘FTW (F*** the what?!!) moments’ accommodated in the last page to get our blood seriously pumping for the next chapter.
…And then you find out that there won’t be any next week…-____-
But that’s okay (not really) , because we’re left with so many questions, these two weeks will hardly be enough to discuss them all. Unless, of course we all found ourselves in a building-size Hyperbolic Time Chamber. Or a parallel universe with a name that sounds something like ‘pressy piss’ that has much denser time and a chu-chu train that will eat your soul unless you have really pretty hair and can destroy truth and reason.
That makes no sense? I know, friend…I know…
Besides the fighting (more like a steamy serving of extra hot rape sauce), the real points of interest were mostly in just two pages, those being the 13th page and the very last one, both making you go “Uuuuuh, shiiinyyyy @__@” and “OMGWTF?!!” respectively, so each contained content that I’m sure left some of us on the same page for a good while.
Looking at them both, I can’t help thinking they’re connected somehow; again, more speculation that Kishi has forced upon us, but I’m not complaining. It’s always good to keep readers guessing, but not for too long; unless you never wanna see your family again. >_>
So anyhow let’s take it from the top then, shall we?
It was such a freakin’ cool spread, I could barely contain myself! It’s like friggin’ Super Saiyan over 9000!! ;___;
Naturally, the most prominent feature of the entire page is that telltale symbol around Naruto’s neck, which has now become the subject of a lot of theorizing lately, and for good reason, too.
The first thought that comes to mind (for me, at least) is Madara’s words to Naruto while they were getting busy over at the hotel. Wait, not like THAT! X__X
“The younger was born with the Sage’s ‘body’ and was gifted with his life force and physical energy.” (Madara – One Manga)
I suddenly becomes apparent that we are slowly beginning to see this establish itself in this young Senju; that or Naruto is finally becoming one with the force. Either way, he’s looking pretty badass if you ask me. But the question is: why after the Kyuubi is absorbed?
And that makes for just one of the questions raised from that one page. One thing is for certain, though, and that is that this happening is far from conventional. We’ve seen that from when Bee has one of his frequent chats with his Bijuu. No gates. No locks. No bounds. This is possibly what Naruto had on his mind when he told the Kyuubi to “wait…just wait.”
Could it be as a result of the combination of Naruto’s heritage and the fact that it was the same Rikudou Sennin who split the Juubi that this strangeness is brought about? Your guess is as good as mine. That means it’s not very good at all.
And remember when Naruto activated this new seal, the Kyuubi recognized it immediately as that of The Sage of the Six Paths. Clearly, this hints to a precedent relationship between the two. You know, kind of like with Kushina, which we’ll be getting to in just a moment. The Kyuubi couldn’t possibly have been referring to Naruto’s Super Saiyan mode since he had obviously seen it long before he made that comment.
So the question is: how the heaven do the two know each other?
At first I’m thinking they naturally would meet each other’s acquaintances when the Juubi was split. But then I realized that didn’t involve any of the Sage’s seals. Besides, that would make for one miiighty awkward conversation. So I made up a few suggestions of my own…>_>
The Nine-tails = The Sage of the Six Paths! You heard it from me first! >_>
Well, whatever be the case, Naruto now officially has control of his Bijuu, which obviously opens up the floodgates to an entirely new bevy of ways Naruto can met out the PAIN. Still, with the introduction of this new ability, there are a few old ones that may be revisited for a little brush-up.
There’s also that issue I’ve noticed in the comments about chakra control and how Naruto should be able to form a Rasengan on one hand by now. I think that’s true, but I honestly don’t see any of these happening in the future (near or far). I think Naruto’s unorthodox methods give him that measure of uniqueness and peculiarity that one would expect (or like to see) in a protagonist. I’m actually hoping none of that changes.
But whether or not that’s how it’s gonna be, only time will tell…
Aaanyhow…on to the next one…
Kishina was the previous Nine-tails Jinchuuriki! Naruto’s mother once played host to the Kyuubi!!
*waits for everyone to finish gasping* *Kisuzachi’s gasping is because of a heart attack he is suffering but no one notices because it blends so well with the others* *he dies* Tragic…
…Anyhow, so OMG! This is such a shocker! And I’m not being sarcastic. So many questions, so little answers!
I think a very crucial piece of information with regards this revelation is the period of time in which Kushina served as a host since it will determine a whole bunch of things.
Did Madara have control of Kushina? Did Kushina attack Konoha (wittingly or not)? Was she the first to give birth to a Jinchuuriki? Is this why her chakra is so special? Did she somehow have her Bijuu extracted without paying the ultimate price? Was she ever a leather-clad dominatrix with a giant power whip?! Am I now stating crazy, masochistic male fantasies?!! AAAAHH!!! X__X
There’s so much to talk about, I don’t even know where to begin, so I won’t even bother and I’ll let you guys do all the visualizing. But remember ye this. With this latest unveiling, only one thing is for certain…
Nothing is true, everything is permitted.
Here’s your material for the week! Make it count.
Ah, so many thoughts and songs come to mind.
Here it is! I thought it would be fun enough.
No illnesses. No holds barred. No screaming fangirls.
And this here is your poster!
Just waiting till the shine wears off.