Naruto Chapter 570 Breakdown: Gotta catch ’em all! Bijuumon!
Have you ever had one of those moments where you saw something you really wanted to eat so badly that you couldn’t help but feel excited? But then you forced yourself out of it through sheer willpower alone?
No… neither have I.
I mean, eating stuff is something all of us should do, right? It’s a natural part of being alive, therefor, I see no harm in doing what is only natural by following my gut instincts. (Get it? Gut instincts! Trolololol!!!).
But, some people would have me believe that eating other people is bad. Well, I say allowing the world to get too overpopulated is bad as well, so it was simply a case of choosing the lesser of two evils. And so, I perform my duty with both diligence, and eagerness.
But, in all seriousness, this latest Naruto chapter isn’t about food. It’s about epicness! (although there isn’t much difference). And “epic” was a state of existence that this chapter managed to achieve with flying colours.
It blew us away with a single moment we’ve all been waiting to see pretty much since we first found out that the Kurama was an intelligent, sentient being. For the first time ever, Naruto and Kurama have finally begun to see eye-to-eye. It took the big, hate-filled fuzz-ball a while to come around, but then, I guess his trepidations came with good reason.
But before we jump the gun and get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s take a look at those moments leading up to the big event.
Before Son Goku was tragically eaten by an individual who will remain unnamed for investigative purposes, there was a moment he and Naruto both shared together. After realizing that Naruto was more than just talk and that he genuinely wanted to save all the Bijuu, Son Goku decides to impart him with a “gift” of some sort.
What that gift actually is, is still a mystery to us, but considering its form of delivery – through a Falcon Pun… I mean, fist bump – I think it is safe to surmise that it may be something in the form of thoughts or memories. Perhaps Son Goku was implanting the information needed to defeat the other Bijuu or Tobi into Naruto’s mind, or perhaps he was showing him memories of the past. Of course, there is a chance that the first bump was simply a gesture of friendship and good will as well, which in itself is quite a gift already, especially when one considers how difficult it is for a Bijuu to trust a human.
There is also a chance that Son Goku was transferring his chakra into Naruto, seeing as how it has already been hinted that fist bumping may be a way to transfer or merge one’s chakra with someone else, as demonstrated by Naruto’s new pact with Kurama.
With all these possibilities, what are all of your thoughts on the matter?
Unfortunately, Naruto doesn’t have much time to reflect on the situation in either case, as Son Goku is rather inhumanely absorbed by Tobi’s Gedo Mazo. Realizing that he is now being driven somewhat into a corner, Tobi decides to unleash the beasts within the few remaining Jinchuuriki he still controls.
The result? An awesome double pages spread for us to google at, of course. @__@
I have to say, seeing most of the Bijuu gathered together – in all their glory – was definitely a treat. The only part that left me feeling somewhat somber through it all, was the fact that the Ichibi (Gaara’s former Bijuu) wasn’t included in the fray as well. I understand that he doesn’t have a host to contain or “control” him, but it still would have been awesome to see him in this battle as well, for old time’s sake. It just feels wrong that he’s the only Bijuu who isn’t allowed to come out and play.
But, I suppose that’s a moot point when you consider who DOES get to come out and play…
Would that make Kurama the final evolution of Vulpix? I guess we’ll never truly know…
In the meantime, however, let’s take this opportunity to vote on which Bijuu we think looks the most epic!
Despite all the flash and all the drama, to me, the most important part of this chapter was at the heart of the theme of acknowledgment, a theme that has been long-running throughout this manga and one that hits a high note here once again.
Naruto – who understands how much even a few words of appreciation and acknowledgement can mean to someone, having first-hand experience himself when he was uplifted by Iruka’s kind words in the past – says the few words that mean the most to someone else in the same position he was once in. He acknowledges Kurama, and sees him as more than just a monster fox. He sees him as a teammate and as a friend.
It’s a moment that carries a great deal of impact, and I have to say that the few flashbacks that were shown in this chapter were fully welcome and perfectly placed this time around – more so than they were in the previous chapter.
All I can really say is that with all that’s been happening, the next chapter should truly be epic. In fact, it should be more than epic. It should be…. wait, I don’t know what comes after epic, so we’ll just leave it at that.
In any case, here is last week’s bubbliton contest winner.
I think this was the obvious winner. It was clever and very insightful.Well done Namskram.
Now, here is this week’s screen.
This seems like a hard one, even I must admit that much. But hopefully you guys will be creative and come up with something epic.
That’s all from me. See you all in the comments! ^ ^