Naruto Shippuden 202 – Sasuke running out of his fav. purple Crayon
Awe All in the Wra-verse! We all been shocked with the news of the Japanese Earthquakes and Tsunami, its quite a sight to see the way even one of the most advanced civilizations with technology can still be hurt by nature. We know many lost their lives and their loved ones, so I hope all people on WRA that enjoy the mangas created there will take some time for the people there, a moment of silence or just a quiet prayer. They need it now and we should unite behind them.
Well to this week’s anime breakdown. With most the authors busy or on temporary hiatus, I thought I would fill in for Tenrai again so at least the anime doesn’t build up too much 😀This episode is one of the first steps to Sasuke’s fall into darkness, his actions here are irreversible and the beginning of his pure descent into a villain and not the anti hero he once was. I enjoyed the episode but in a sense it made the deaths and the people Sasuke killed more real with the sound effects really “piercing”. Each of those samurai (though canon fodder) where alive and Sasuke just took that life with no regard.
I watched this episode again now while doing the breakdown and though I do see the evil in Sasuke I also feel conflicted as to think what is a true ninja… The thing I like about he anime is how it combines chapters that would usually be almost a month apart and being able to see it from the beginning to the end, I think you get more of an idea of how Kishi would want us to follow, the story.
We begin the episode (almost) with Raikage breaking Zetsu’s neck, with no regard, he in a sense committed murder. Zetsu appeared before him voluntarily offering to help and gave away Sasuke, and his last words were not in defiance but instead he offered to help them find Sasuke, but instead of hearing this strange naked dude out, Raikage with his bare hands, without warning, kills him. I don’t see the difference here. Yes 1 life loss vs about 20 (maybe) but Sasuke gave ample warning, each samurai had a choice to attack or not, and each where armed and ready. It is just an observation, but I have seen people bash Sasuke cause he kills “good” people, the same way Pain did, but murder is murder. And fair is fair.
Remember the Cloud Village are an enemy of Konoha at this point, and though Sasuke’s presence in Land of Iron is a start of war it is no different than any other Invasion… “Gaara?” and the Sand. Sasuke wants to kill Danzou because he wants Revenge for his brother’s death and the death of his entire family, and Raikage wants to kill Sasuke for revenge of Bee being “killed”, Raikage risked war when he called the meeting of the Kages. Even the first “real” mission, Team 7 technically was meddling in another countries internal affairs. “Land of Waves”The Battle is pretty awesome ^_^ I am enjoying it that much and the pace is “electric” <_< come on that’s Punny 😉 I am disappointed in the Raikage’s Lightning armor though, I had seen some fan colorings of these pages in the manga and it showed it as Yellow and I guess I thought it looked a lot cooler with that color pallet also in animation the Raikage seems a lot smaller then he did in the Manga, or is this just my perception?
Lame jokes aside… I enjoyed watching Jugo transform and it’s another act that makes me think. What exactly did Kishi try to do by showing this now, Jugo let himself become a violent killer (though he didn’t kill anyone) but his intent wasn’t turned to that, he did it for his friends. What do you think would have happened if Sasuke, Jugo, Karin, and Suigetsu were captured. Knowing what we know about the Raikage’s mental state at this time, and the way the Ninja Leaders think, each of them would have suffered a similar fate to Zetsu.
Be it self defense, protecting your friend or justified revenge, we have seen all these things justified by the Narutoverse at different times in the manga… Naruto stopping Kakuzu, Gaara killing the Dozu guy, Kakashi and the countless ninja he killed during war etc. In the end, I have begun to treat Sasuke as I treated Pain, (though Sasuke is not a “god” character) He is a good Villain and by the same nature we judge who is good and evil, Sasuke is in a gray to me.
Anyways that is my piece… Sorry the Breakdown is a bit short, sure it’s better than nothing right….? *hears crickets* fine…
The Winner of the Caption contest:
3rd – WITH ZETSU’S APPEARANCE, FEW NOTICED JUST HOW SWOLLEN GAARA’S “GOURD” HAD BECOME. (Prawl)
2nd – Hey kids, come and play the new game “WHACK-A-MOLE: Zetsu Addition!”. Buy it. (Kisu)
Pokemon FTW 😉
This Week’s Caption.
Looking forward to the next episode, Gaara intervenes 😉