Naruto Shippuuden 193 Breakdown: In no way is this excessively long title an attempt by me, Tenrai Senshi, to create a title longer and more epic than anything that Captain Pickles has ever written before in his entire carreer as an author on WRA. Nope, definitely not. Of course, if it just so happens to be longer despite that, I guess it’s alright if I cellebrate. Oh, did you know that the pupils of your eyes expand as much as 45 percent more when you look at something pleasing to the eyes? Yep, now you know why Super has such big pupils. @__@

Hey everyone, and welcome to another weekly Naruto anime breakdown, which may or may not be shorter than my title depending on how well I manage to keep finding nonsense to spout, in an effort to make it look like I am actually writing something substantial.

This week we have a rather interesting specimen of an episode on our hands, which you could compare, marginally, to the movie the Sixth Sense. Only, instead of an emo kid who talks in a very soft voice being haunted by Bruce Willis, we have Naruto being followed by a seemingly ghostly apparition of another man who, at the start of the episode, cannot remember anything about his life or who he is.

The Karate Kid strikes back!

To explain things in a bit more detail, our blond hero get’s caught out in a storm while traveling through the countryside and, after falling into a chasm, finds a strange, musty old tag attached to a rock nearby his landing point. Curious about the small piece of paper, he unwittingly peels it from its resting place and in the process, releases a spirit of a man we later learn went by the name of Kisuke.

Without any other information regarding his origins, family or even who he is, Naruto decides to help the lost shade find his missing memories as well as the reason he has not passed on to the afterlife.

Surprise... from the afterlife... @__@

To be completely fair, despite my blabbering at the start of this breakdown, I have to say that this episode is actually worth writing about, because I found it to be quite enjoyable, which means we have another win for our (never ending) filler arc.

The plot, although rather simple as most filler plots are, was still an enjoyable one filled with intrigue and humor alike. In addition to that, once again, the animation continues to surprise me with its seemingly ever increasing quality, which comes in stark contrast to what we had to deal with a few months back.

Nah. It's Captain Pickles after discovering that my epic title pwned his. Unintentionally, of course. <_<

Even Kisuke himself, is a great character too get to know, especially being the subject of a filler episode. You can’t help but sympathize with his plight and he ends up becoming very likable, a growing trait that really has changed my view of fillers of late.

The only real gripe I had was actually with the soundtrack, which features music from part one of the Naruto anime series, before the time skip. Although it may seem suitably nostalgic and a convenient substitute for episodes that are essentially placed in part one’s time line, the audio ultimately falls dismally short of the far superior and more emotionally evoking soundtrack that compliments Shippuuden.

I really need to get non-reflective sun glasses. These things are really starting to annoy me. >_<

Of course, this episode wasn’t without its heartfelt moments either and not everything goes exactly according to plan. In an effort to find out about himself, Kisuke learns a few unsettling truths, some saddening and some that bring about feelings of anger.

It’s kinda like waking up after a bout of amnesia, only to remember things you wish had stayed forgotten. The saying “the truth can set you free” relieves an emotional challenge, in this regard.

All-in-all, I would say we have another winner here folks. If you have nothing else to do, watch this episode. You won’t regret it.

A warm and kind soul, even if met in fleeting, can leave an everlasting impression on our hearts.

Well, that’s all from me this breakdown. I hope you all enjoyed it.

Here is this weeks screen for the caption contest.

*Insert caption here.*

And last, but not least, we have the preview for next week’s episode, which, of course, is another filler episode. Apparently they will be ending at the end of January, so February should bring a new cannon arc.

In any case, here it is.

See you all in the comments!

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~ by Tenrai Senshi on January 11, 2011.

12 Responses to “Naruto Shippuuden 193 Breakdown: In no way is this excessively long title an attempt by me, Tenrai Senshi, to create a title longer and more epic than anything that Captain Pickles has ever written before in his entire carreer as an author on WRA. Nope, definitely not. Of course, if it just so happens to be longer despite that, I guess it’s alright if I cellebrate. Oh, did you know that the pupils of your eyes expand as much as 45 percent more when you look at something pleasing to the eyes? Yep, now you know why Super has such big pupils. @__@”

  1. Shodaime! *kicks Madara for stealing some of my DNA and wonders exactly what did he steal* O_O

    You beat Pickles, Tenrai! Congratulations. XD *pats him on the back and gives him a kunai as a present*

    Great breakdown!

  2. Ok *Kicks Dragon in the face* Poop Sticker!!

  3. Old manKage FTW

  4. CAPTION: “Whaddya mean I got the wrong show?? This ain’t Ichigo?”

  5. CAPTION: HEY BOY! I’M THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS “SURPRISE!” NOW TAKE OFF THEM PANTS!

  6. CAPTION: Who ya gonna call? GHOST NINJA!

  7. CAPTION: Yes Naruto, he DID posess your mattress! No, “That” wasn’t a bed-spring you felt.

  8. Caption: No it’s not what it looks like and no my pants aren’t down.
    Caption: Yes i’m pleased to tell you that there will be more fillers… Hey is that a bazooka ur pointing at me.
    Caption: NO I was so close to being to accomplishing my number one fantasy.

  9. @tenrai I have one question who won the last caption contest.

  10. @kantonkage

    Sorry, I didn’t actually think of that. I was away for a week between breakdowns. X__X

    I’ll have to take a look at the previous breakdown again.

  11. Awesome breakdown Tenrai! How you get through these episodes and then find the strength to do breakdowns for them is a feat I can not fathom. You’re a strong man.

    That said this episode wanted to make me pluck my eyes out and tear blood, and why do they feel the need to connect the pointless filler to some event in the past storyline? ~_~ They’re just mudding the greatness of the Orochimaru invasion arc.

    I think they need to get back to the main storyline…2 weeks ago. Whenever that filler on the badass old man ended. There were some interesting moments in these fillers but overall it’s detrimental. The anime is so far behind the main storyline the only good I can feel from all of this is the hope that the anime will stick to the main storyline for a long time after these fillers are over.

  12. Nobody noticed the sexual innuendo and also the references to spider man? The guy with foul chakra even moved his hands like spider man.

    It was BLUH BLUH WAT moment.

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