Naruto Chapter 550 Breakdown: They say you are what you eat. So what does that make Naruto? O_o
Ah yes, it must be a strange thing indeed to have last month’s dinner suddenly decide to vacate your bowels, only to land promptly on your shoulders a few moments later. It makes you consider a few things, such as the complete failure of a digestive system you must have had to allow something to live that long. But then, some of the strange occurrences you had been witnessing lately suddenly start to make sense, like why you kept hearing a squawking sound every time you farted.
In the end, how many of us can really say that our dinner has looked us straight in the eyes, and blinked? (We’ll just ignore the fact that it has happened to me plenty of times. <_<)
In any case, we’re not here to discuss dinner, as appealing as the thought may be. We’re here to discuss our latest Naruto manga. But before I get to that, let’s reflect a little on Naruto’s ever more disturbing eating habits…
Yep, I definitely blame his mom for that one.
Moving along to the main event, I have to say that as far as this war arc goes, this has to be the best battle scene we have witnessed in quite a long time.
An epic four way brawl between some of the strongest shinobi alive – and even those who aren’t – is definitely enough to make millions of fanboys squeal with delight, but what makes it even more interesting is the sudden twist that came about with Itachi freeing himself from Edo Tensei through his former friend’s powerful Genjutsu technique, Koto Amatsukami.
Now, like most people, I had always suspected that the power Itachi gave Naruto was a counter to the sharingan of some sort; one that might have protected him from genjutsu, or perhaps one that sprung a trap like the gift of Amatarasu that Itachi left for Madara. Although the latter of the two aforementioned possibilities has proven to be the more accurate guess, I don’t think any of us suspected that the trap left behind would be in the form of a genjutsu cast by none other than Shisui’s own Mangekyou Sharingan.
The only question remaining is now that Itachi is essentially an immortal free from the bonds of entrapment, what will happen to him from here on out?
Another aspect that caught my attention was how similar Shisui’s sacrifice for his clan was to that of Uchiha Izuna’s, who also gave his eyes up so that his older brother could lead the rest of their kin to greatness. It just goes to show you, that the one thing that is more important to the Uchiha clan than their eyes, is their pride. It’s a good thing that along with that pride, comes a handy amount of power to back it up.
Besides the proverbial slap in the face Itachi just gave Kabuto, our favorite stoic Uchiha proved to us that as far as “kick ass” goes, he still has the kick that goes straight up your ass.
Of course, I was also worried that this new turn of events may have made the battle become a bit too one-sided, but that concern was quickly laid to rest once I saw just how ruthless Nagato could be with his counterattack.
Now that our red-haired wonder has his youth back again – a moment that would have made Gai shed tears of joy against the backdrop of a genjutsu-esque sunset – the smack down is about to get underway double time. The fact that Nagato has already absorbed most of Bee’s bijuu chakra and also ensnared Naruto in a matter of a few seconds, says a lot about how this battle will likely continue in the next chapter.
All I can say is that I can’t wait.
One thing that got me at the end though, was that when Nagato caught Naruto, he began to use Human Path’s power on him, as opposed to Preta Path’s power which absorbs chakra like he used on Bee. Human Path has the ability to remove the opponents soul, which makes me wonder what is happening to Naruto right now.
Well, that’s it from me for this week. I hope you all enjoyed the breakdown, even though it feels a bit short. In any case, here is the winner of last week’s bubbliton contest, or however you spell it.
Well done to Dark Avatar for the winning entry. As you can tell, I had to enlarge the speech bubble just to try and fit it all, but I thought it was funny and inventive enough to take the winning spot.
I was going to include a battle debate for this week’s breakdown, but I just couldn’t think of who to include on such short notice. So, instead, I will just leave you with another bubbliton contest.
See you all in the comments. ^ ^