Naruto Chapter 555 Breakdown: When the Raikage’s parents told him it was bad to point fingers at others, he got a glint in his eyes…
There are some things in life that cannot be expressed through mere words alone. Whether they are feelings of love, sadness, anger or just primal rage, there are simply some feelings that exist on such an extreme and heightened emotional level, that no amount of gum flapping could possibly convey their meaning in a way that would help the victim of any said verbal assault understand them.
And so, body language was formed.
Now, unlike most other languages, body language is a far more direct and easy to understand form of communication. After all, nothing says “I’m going to hurt you” quite as effectively as, say, a punch to the face, which carries the same message across in a very immediate, direct and rather vivid manner. Body language is also accepted and understood on an international, interplanetary and interspecial level, the last of which is a word I just invented for the purposes of this explanation. <_<
Now, you may be wondering why this is relevant to our latest Naruto chapter, but I suppose it’s best to just show you. 😉
Now, in the Third Raikage’s case, a finger is worth a thousand words, and at least a few screams here and there as well. You just have to be careful where he puts it, or you may find yourself quickly becoming fluent in the fine art of body language as well. X___x
Of course, many people would say that the Raikage was just trying to make a point, but if you ask me, needles make better points than fingers, right? Unless, of course, the point of his point was to point out the point he was trying to make.
Suffice to say, the Raikage isn’t the only shinobi fluent in body language. We’ve also seen Naruto use some strange expressions that are great examples of this amazing form of communication in action.
No… I don’t know what he was trying to tell us either, but judging from his facial expression, it must have been pretty important. Perhaps Naruto was trying to tell us that he’s pregnant, or perhaps he just needs more ramen.
Perhaps he was thinking of Sasu… no wait, we better not. <_<
Yeah, I think this one’s a lot easier than the last one. This one’s a warning. It means “Don’t touch my ramen or I’ll kick your ass.”
And kicking ass is exactly what Naruto did in this chapter. He proved to us that he is not only smarter than he was before when it comes to battle tactics and strategy, but that he is also stronger as well. The fact that he was able to go into sage mode within a few seconds of standing still just goes to show how far his mastery of that ability has come along now. I think I speak for everyone when I say that I was also glad to see him use Sage mode at all, given his new mastery over the Kyuubi’s chakra. I was beginning to think that Sage mode had been fazed out altogether, but it seems that it still has some advantages over the Kyuubi chakra mode that make it viable for use under certain battle conditions.
That, and it still looks as cool as hell.
And so, that concludes today’s lesson on body language. Now, to make sure you were all paying attention, we will conclude our lesson with a post breakdown examination, to see how much you’ve learned about body language.
The test is, of course, to see if you can guess what the following example of body language means.
And the answer is…
Yep! That’s right! There’s only one thing on a woman’s mind when she has an expression like that.
For those of you who were thinking of something else, sorry, but nothing comes before chocolate in a woman’s heart, and that’s pretty much a given fact. In any case, that’s it from me this week. All that’s left is to give you a nice bubbliton contest to keep you all out of mischief.
See you all in the comments! ^ ^