Naruto Chapter 632 Breakdown: It’s time for some short and sweet!
This won’t be a very long breakdown (at least by my standards) and I guess the reason for that is because this just isn’t one of those chapters that you can really pull apart at great length like some of the others. You could say it was all action and no talk, although what little talk was there might have been enough to rub you the wrong way. So, to make it up to you, I’ll include some pretty color pictures for all of you to stare at in wonder.
Alright, here I go! @__@
Basically, I think there are three things we wanted from this chapter coming form the awesomeness that was chapter 631. The first was a nice, healthy dose of epicness, the second was for Sakura to become useful again and the third was for Sasuke to be at least a bit less of an ass. Now, while I can say that the first two might have met some of our expectations, that third point is another story altogether. I guess you just can’t take the ass out of Sassuke (intentionally bad spelling ftw?).
But let’s get back to Sakura, shall we? Yes, she has a chest flatter than most male swimmers and yes, she has a temperament that’s about as inconsistent as a pregnant women with schizophrenia, but at the end of the day, she’s still a part of Team 7 and thus, to some degree, us readers will naturally have some sort of emotional attachment to her (hate is an emotion, right?). With this in mind, I think most of us were at least someone interested in seeing if she’d finally become useful again and earn her place in Team 7 next to Sasuke and Naruto. After chapter 632, it seems she is, at the very least, on the right track now.
For all of us who expected that Sakura might have learned the Yin Seal Release, I guess I can safely say that we all called it right this time. Of all the jutsu Sakura might have inherited from Tsunade, this would probably be the most powerful trump card, so it’s only natural that it was going to come out at some point. It also makes the most sense, seeing as how Tsunade herself said that medical ninja must never fight on the front lines and that the only exception to this rule is for those who have learned the Yin Seal Release, so the only reason Sakura would have gone onto the front lines as one of Tsunade’s students is if she herself could abide by her master’s rule.
The fact that Sakura managed to store up chakra for three years for that seal also means she has three years worth of chakra to play around with and to use to enhance her power. The results are immediately clear.
Looking at the image above, I think it’s safe to say that the progress Sakura has made in this chapter from a power point of view is simply ground-breaking!
*Gets eaten alive for bad pun.*
In fact, the extent of her strength was such that even Hashirama commented on how it might have been even greater than Tsunade’s. To me, this was a good sign, because it means that the new generation truly is overtaking the last and now it’s not just Naruto and Sasuke who are overcoming the boundaries of their masters’ strengths, but Sakura as well. It’s keeping in with the long running theme in Naruto where the new generations will surpass the old and I think it’s only right that as the disciple of a Hokage and Sannin, that this particular Sakura flower would eventually blossom into something that can be admired rather than scorned.
However, despite her flashy show, not all of our readers were happy about Sakura’s supposed “out-of-the-blue power-up”. While I can understand why some might feel as if seems somewhat contrived, for me, the pros of Sakura becoming useful again far outweigh the cons of a minor plotkai, though I do admit it would have been nice if we had at least some hint about Sakura storing up chakra from the early stages of part 2. Who knows, maybe there was and we just didn’t notice it at the time.
Still, all discussion about Sakura aside, I think the real treasure of this chapter was the reunion of Team 7 and, whether it was for good or bad, in the end, seeing the three of them standing back-to-back together, ready to unleash all kinds of epicness, was the epitome of awesomeness, and I think the following image translates the feeling I had when seeing it very well.
Yes, I’ll admit, Sakura’s Sasuke-squee and Sasuke’s own arrogance did make me feel like projectile-vomiting, but this scene was still super-epic either way and I think a lot of people read a bit to far into the behavior of each member of Team 7 where I think Kishi was just trying to create a nostalgic moment for us readers. I also have to commend IFrAgMenTIx for his awesome color rendition of this screen; it’s just amazing. I’d also like to recommend that if you like the artwork of the images I posted, please click the links in the artists’ names to visit their pages.
I can only hope that the chapters that follow this one are as epic as the image above, with less instances of Sakura fawning over Sasuke and more of a focus on the united power of Team 7 and not just the individual power. Either way, that’s all from me for this week. I know my breakdown wasn’t half as long as usual, but I wanted to take a more relaxed approach this time. I hope you all enjoyed it!
Here are the winners of last week’s Bubbliton Contest, as chosen by Gavin.
Hashirama: Ninpou: STFU NO JUTSU!
Hashirama: I can’t believe that actually worked.
Caption: No one did, Hashirama. No one did.
Points for comedic timing.
Hashirama: Isn’t that your mother behind you.
Hashirama: it looks like she going to use the dreaded Spank no jutsu.
Caption: Just when world domination is within grasp… Mom shows up.
Points for something I wasn’t expecting.
Hashirama “Booger bomb – go.”
Points for boogers – exactly what I was thinking.
Hashirama 1: Yo Madara, I’m really happy for you! I’mma let you finish but…
Harashima 2: Orochimaru was the best villain of all time!!
Caption: Orochimaru: ~whistles innocently~
Points for a not often used meme that fit quite well.
*Back to Tenrai.*
Good luck, and I’ll see you in the comments! ^ ^
~ by Tenrai Senshi on June 4, 2013.
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