Naruto 554 Breakdown.
I have to apologize for disappearing again. Apparently your phone and interwebs will get fried by cold water. Who’da thunk it. It’s the second mini-flood my basement has suffered this year. I guess this is what karma gives me for being a swimmer. Maybe I should try poker and have stacks of blue chips and half naked women in peacock suits leaking out of my boiler room.
In a brief recap of the past couple weeks, Kishi’s readings on the creep-o-meter have just broken the scale. I am officially quiting Rock Lee’s Springtime of Youth. Rock Lee’s Springtime… God help me.
You know, some shit just ain’t kosher.
Non-spin-off Naruto, for a while now, has been… Well…
First of all, Itachi’s awesomeness level has gone Kaio-ken times I don’t even, taken my mind in its hands, and charged it with 100 pounds of C4. I bet this was all part of his master plan. I don’t care what anyone says. Anybody who can bring himself back to life deserves a throne under his ass and wenches at his feet. Also, a bejeweled wine cup, and a purple cane.
Nagato’s 9-page long rampage made Kakashi look like glorified excrement only by virtue of his having a bazooka.
And Naruto’s resumed rapefest feels like it’ll go on forever.
In short, where the manga is at right now, I wish it wouldn’t leave.
This chapter was more epeen boosting before Naruto’s final measuring contest with Sasuke. Or Madara. Or both judging by Kishi’s…peculiar taste.
This time, Naruto is scrapping against more than flyweight trash. So things are turning out a little more complicated.
As it turns out, the Rai- and Mizukage duo ain’t so bad after all. At least, that is what can be said of the former. As far as I can tell, the Mizukage is one confused fellow that enjoys recreating lifelike Asian emoticons.
Impressively enough, the Raikage was able to take a point-blank Rasenshuriken, same move that killed Kakuzu three times over, and remain alive enough at the very instant to perturb the sealing technique thrown at him by extras. He also had his lightning coating up. And if my memory serves be right, wind-type moves and super effective against electric Narutomons.
Not much else was going on in this chapter. In the end, Naruto resorts to the Bijuudama. Come 555, if he can actually pull it off, then he would truly have dropped a bombshell.
I find it a little unsettling how he seems to be pulling out all the stops, without yet reaching the final baddie. This could could mean one of three things for the end. He has even more surprises in his sleeve. The final battles will be very boring. Or Naruto will get completely fucked up.
As per main character and all, you can go ahead and cross off the last option.
Madara now has to be the second most OP character in this manga, (far) behind Itachi. And Sasuke seems to be up and rearing (el ou el) to go. Naruto has made lots of progress, but he better bring his A-game if he also wants to rear to go…