Naruto 501 Breakdown: Our village is under attack! Quick! Do a barrel roll! Demotivational included. Btw, if you’re a guy and you feel like being scarred for life…click me.
You know, I watched as the comment section turned into one giant bloodbath with the riders of the darkness in the blue corner saying Minato should have made Kushina go kaput for the “greater good” and the riders of the light in the red saying “nu-uuuh.”
Well you know what? I, the rider of a 30-year old Toyota, say you’re both wrong! There is but one solution to this dilemma; one that would have seen to it that no lives were lost. It’s so simple, you’d wonder why you could’t think of it earlier. And the best part? It works every single time.
What? You thought I was going to say something like the ultimate Dance Dance Revolution challenge? Silly reader, you should know better than to take me seriously by now. >_>
Welcome, gentlemen and ladies; señor and señorita; monsieur and mademoiselle; lads and lassies; Sakuras and *insert real female’s name here*. The other day, I had a vision…an epiphany. Sat atop a mammoth cloud on His lofty throne, the Lord spoke to me. What did he say?
“Get off your lazy ass and go write the goddamn breakdown!”
And so here we are!
It has to be said, this flashback is by far the most fun and (will be) the most informative I’ve seen in a while. I find it hard to spot anything not to be enjoyed about Minato and Kushina’s back-story. Apart from the fact that we finally witness Naruto’s parents in much greater depth and detail, the entire true story of this whole manga is also slowly being pulled outside the dark cloak of obscurity. And it’s been a hell of a long time coming.
Chapter 501 more or less is an introduction to the past where all the answers are held. The story behind the story. It’s time for the backdrop to be let down. We already know it is painted red with blood, but soon the picture will become much clearer.
This is Naruto’s “In the beginning…”
The chapter kicks off pretty much where 500 left off with Madara repeating his threat to end one-minute old Naruto. You can’t deny that the Masked Man is really beginning to solidify his status as one of the baddest baddies of Badsville. MJ would be jealous.
On a side note, for whatever reason, I keep thinking about his seemingly unnecessary vow to secrecy. I get the feeling it has a connection with whatever was in that sodding sixth casket. Yea, masks are all cool and mysteerriiioouuuus, but sometimes, they get all hot and sticky on the inside. X__X
Well hey, it beats the alternative.
On that note, if you really wanted to find out who was the man behind the mask, you could hit up every Halloween store in the city and ask for the one person who ordered the single-eye mask and viola…case solved. Common sense – 1; Konoha intelligence – negative over 9000.
One more great thing about the chapter was the additional insight it afforded us on Minato’s ability. Previously, it was sort of a gray area with me, with all that space-time jibber-jabber that almost never seemed to make much sense.
The chapter also shows a clear distinction between the fact that he generally has ridunculous speed which is why he is dubbed ‘Yellow Flash’ and the fact that he can teleport instantly from one location to the other. That answers why Jiraiya was so fond of this little protege. >_> *nose bleed* <_<…
I think I speak for a lot of us when I say the two were either previously confused with each other or simply misunderstood altogether.
Either way, the air is cleared and our brain power is spared.
Unfortunately, as any one of us would have guessed anyway, the problem is, with all that speed, he still couldn’t make it in time to stop the Kyuubi’s resurrection, which brings us to our next topic of discourse: the seal.
I thought it was interesting to see different seals and their contrasting binding effects.
With the Four Element seal, the subject is caged. With the Sage of the Six Paths’s seal, the subject is caged and bound by strong wood. >_> With this new seal, the subject is pierced at each appendage and strapped to a giant peeled onion. <_<
Here’s my theory. I think it may be…may be possible to put two different seals on a Bijuu. Think about it. Going by the graphical manifestation of the Four Element seal and this last one Kushina has, it shouldn’t be so farfetched. In which case, if they were to be used on the same subject, the Bijuu would be shedding onion tears from the first seal and still be stuck behind the gate of the second. That way, if one fails, there is always insurance.
Whatcha think? Is this making sense or am I spitting Skittles here?
Also, if this philosophy was employed in making Kushina’s seal, there’s that possibility that Minato made it in time before the Kyuubi broke out completely through both seals. That way, all those lives are saved, including Naruto’s parents’.
Well, that didn’t happen. This is what did…>_>
Madara is truly evil. X__X
With his Sharaingan, he completely draws out the Kyuubi from its bounds, and this baby is home free! Well, not exactly. It’s on Madara’s leash completely. And this chapter shows just how he manages to take control of it, and how easily and effectively, too. As you could tell, it completely loses its sense of self and becomes one wild cub.
What Madara does next is UNTHINKABLE! UNFORGIVABLE!! He tries to kill Minato’s wife! The nerve of that guy. Doesn’t he know he is the coolest hottie known to man?! Such is the paradox that is Minato Namikaze. And he needs his other half to remind him of that every morning…and afternoon…and night…and in the car…and during labor…in the afterlife…
Oh no, she di’nt!!
That look on Minato is what can only be described as eye rape. At any rate, there’s one less pop sensation in this world. You will be missed, JT…you and your sexy back. ;___;
The rest of the chapter, I found very touching. It was those last pages that made me instantly somber. You could almost see agony written all over her face as Kushina weeps, cupping the head of her helpless newborn. The connection is in place: a love that will never waver.
In her mind, she will always have him by her side. In her heart, she will never ever leave him.
If only she knew…
3) 波風 Harshytkage
Alright! WHICH ONE OF YOU BASTARDS THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUNNY TO MIX RED PISS IN MY UMBILICAL CORD!?!
Caption: Sorry Kyuubi, you can run, but ya can’t hide O.O
2) Tenrai Senshi
Caption: some habits start from birth. <_<
And the winner for the second time in a row…
Lol! Congratulations to Redbaron…again…>_>
Here’s this week’s material. There wasn’t really anything I could use in this chapter, but I went with this one since I instantly came up with something when I saw it.
Have fun now.
No debate again this week…I decided to leave you to discuss your morality and ethics. This has nothing to do with the fact that I am too lazy to find combatants. >_>
See ya around!
Tell me your own politik.