Naruto 172- A Glimpse Into the Troubled Past of Pain
Hai all! This is the Artist Formerly Known as Mandi here bringing you this weeks Naruto Anime breakdown. Tenrai is lucky enough to go off to the coast this weekend so I said I’d cover for him.
This weeks episode as you know if you’ve read the manga is very emotionally packed. I decided that I feel really bad for Nagato. But Pein, not so much. Yes I know they are one in the same, but not really. Nagato was just a lost little boy, Pein is a murdering psychopath with a god complex….. see where i’m heading with this?
So Naruto wants to hear the story of Pein and company. Here’s what I don’t get from this first part. The Konoha ninja thought Nagatos’ parental unit were ninja….were they smoking crack? They weren’t wearing a ninja uniform and there’s a freaking kid. HELLO! Baka. And then to have the nerve to be like OMG I’M SORRY. Like that does a whole lot. *rolls eyes* But we do see the activation of the Rinnegan. Quite like Naruto, Nagato’s powers didn’t activate until he was emotionally distraught.
So Nagato starts walking looking for food. Then along comes a dog, OMG TINY! Now I can understand being a bit stingy during war time, but for a poor kid who is starving to death to just be turned away when a simple loaf of bread would have kept him alive? That’s harsh shit right there.
Living in today’s society where war time orphans are so readily taken care of, it boggles my mind that this is happening. Yes yes I know, it’s a society where the war is actually happening on their soil. But still, to turn away hungry children because you can’t turn a profit on them? That’s just messed up and kinda depressing.
So we learn about Yahiko’s dream to rule the world, quite similar to Naruto’s dream to become Hokage….While it’s awesome that Nagato found Yahiko to look up too, I think that’s also where things started to go wrong for the kid…I mean aside from his parents dying and such. Because Nagato ends up sharing the dream, and when Yahiko dies that same dream is what twists the innocence of Nagato into the monstrosity of Pein. Honestly, I think Nagato would have been better off without Yahiko. But then again we wouldn’t have Pein as a protagonist now. Because A- someone better could have come along and turned Nagato into a decent human or B- he would have died. So yeah, anyways.
The kids stumble into the middle of a battle between the Sanin and Hanzo. If I was them I would have been pissing myself, but I guess living in a country that’s at war cures you of that. Yahiko decides he wants to be trained by the Sanin, once again another decision that leads to disaster in the end in more ways than one.
They head off to find Tsunade and Co., heading deep into the war zone. Ok, so the little helmets they wear, I really think it makes them look like crazy demented teddy bears >.<
After minutes of searching they finally find the what they are looking for and next week we get to see the meeting between the Sanin and “Child of the Prophecy.” Make sure to check it out next week.
This week I won’t be doing a caption contest, but here is last weeks winner!
Congratz to Kantonkage!
Instead of a demotivational poster this week i’m going to post this funny picture I found while scouring the tubes.
That’s it for this week everyone. Sorry it’s not as up to par as Tenrai would have done. But he’ll be back next week. Have a good week!