Naruto Chapter 591 Breakdown: The art of being hax.
So, the new Naruto chapter came out it’s usual time last week. The air was filled with a gentle, warm breeze, the birds sang merrily and Narutards everywhere rushed to get their weekly fix. However, as pages were turned and details were revealed, there was undoubtedly a fair share of gasps (or facepalms) throughout the world as a single, undeniable fact became far too apparent to us all.
And that is…
If you’re wondering what I am blabbing on about, the answer is simple – Uchiha Madara managed to overcome Edo Tensei.
Now, for many of us, this comes as no surprise really. In fact, for some time now I believed that even if Itachi did manage to get Kabuto to release Edo Tensei, Madara would have probably still found a way to avoid his fate. I based this belief on two premises. The first was that Madara had the Rinnegan and the power of both the Senju and Uchiha – which also means there was a strong possibility that he could use the Izanagi to prevent his own death – and the second was that Madara is basically a god among shinobi and thus, it seemed unnatural that he would be undone so easily without having some way to preserve his own life.
While I was somewhat off target about the Izanagi, the fact remains that – for better or for worse – Madara somehow managed to pull an extra life out of his nether-regions with “asspull no jutsu,” a talent of the Uchiha’s that would leave any proctologist gasping in amazement. Of course, one big clue that this was coming was the fact that Madara hasn’t had any flashbacks yet and usually prominent characters have at least one flashback before they die.
But, before I get too carried away, let’s take a step back and focus on some other characters for a moment here, after all, they do exist.
Dan is a character who always interested me in the past. As someone who was aspiring to become Hokage, I had no doubt that he must have been pretty strong if he was working towards that kind of goal. After all, you can’t become Hokage if you’re weak (Tsunade haters’ comments aside).
The proof in the pudding came with the revelation as to how Dan’s “Spiritualization Jutsu” works, in that it allows the user to take on the form of a living spirit in order to secretly approach and then assassinate a desired target. In theory, it would be a devastating jutsu that would probably be near impossible to counter by any normal means (although for Uchiha, anything can be countered), and as such, goes a long way in establishing Dan’s potential threat level had he ever been given a chance to use it.
My only gripe with this revelation is that we never actually got to see this spiritualization jutsu in action during the shinobi war, which is a shame because it leaves Dan’s character as a whole sorely neglected. We did, however, get to see him use it for another purpose, which was to rescue Tsunade from impending doom at the hands of Madara.
Now, some of you may have been a bit irritated by the fact that Tsunade was saved by Dan and miraculously given some free chakra at the same time, but I didn’t really mind it that much. I may have left out the “free chakra” part personally if I was the author of this story, but alas, I am not.
What I did enjoy, however, was the reversed roles between Dan and Tsunade, where as before Dan was the one aspiring to be Hokage while Tsunade supported his dreams, now Tsunade has lived out that dream while Dan – for a moment – has acted as a pillar of support for her.
I personally felt that, all-in-all, this was a nice reunion between two former lovers, if a little brief. I do believe it could have been expanded on even more and I wouldn’t have minded a bit of insight into Dan’s life from the past, but I suppose we can’t all get what we want.
Of course, one person does get everything he wants and that individual is none other than Uchiha Madara himself. As an Uchiha, he has an inherent ability to defy reality and live through things that no normal person should live through – in this case, the release of Edo Tensei.
As I’ve mentioned in comments before, I am personally glad that Madara didn’t disappear along with Edo Tensei’s release, mostly because it would be a very lame ending to the battle between him and the five Kage if he were simply to vanish with no effort on their part. The last thing we need in this manga, is for one Uchiha’s hax to defeat another, and I personally want the Kage to live up to their promise to Naruto and handle this situation themselves.
For that to happen, they will need to defeat Madara with their own strength rather than being saved by someone else. Most of you may not agree with me on this one, but I suppose a poll will make for a good indication as to how the rest of you feel on this matter.
Anyway, that’s all from me this week. I know it was a bit of a short breakdown compared to my last one, but there wasn’t as much for me to say this time.
Here are your Bubbliton Contest winners.
Itachi: Remember when Orochimaru got this close to you?
He didn´t even have to yell surprise
Caption: Haunting children dreams since 18/09/2000
Bubble 1: When you die, will revenge, pain, battle, honor, hate even matter?
bubble 2: Or will you hold onto the little Love that you have, and the friends that will miss you…
Caption: That’s how Itachi should of done it.
Well done to all those who placed. Although Pein0avenues entry was more serious, I still felt it was a good entry, so I gave it a place as well.
There won’t be any screen this week, because I couldn’t find one that was appropriate.
Anyway, see you in the comments. ^ ^