You know I really shouldn’t let it surprise me anymore, but yet again I have been punk’d by Kishimoto. Back when he was taking his time to kill Jiraiya how many chapters did we get strung along with next time the explosive finale type crap only for the fight to drag out for a few more chapters. I really thought we’d get some conclusion to the Kakashi saga this week but alas the joke is on me.
Is Kakashi actually dead or is he just in limbo, who the fuck knows. I for one am not going to believe he’s dead until someone from Konoha definitively states the famous copy nin is no more and at the pace the infiltration of Konoha is going that could be a while yet.
Particularly considering he ends the chapter with “what was Konohamaru doing in the midst of the chaos.” Yep we’re probably going to find out next week whether we want to or not. Unless he’s seen Kakashi is in danger and is off to the hospital to get Sakura to aid her ailing sensei, I don’t really give a crap what Konohamaru was doing. He probably drank bad milk and has been stuck in the bathroom for the entire battle, who the hell cares.
The Copy Ninja and his father Konoha’s White Fang
So Kakashi takes a trip down memory lane as he apparently dies and meets his daddy to reminisce and learn all about Poppa Sakumo. I’m basically gonna take this as a sign that he’s not quite dead yet, I guess he’s at the border between life and death. You hear that Tsunade, its not like you can afford to lose a ninja as elite as Kakashi, so get one of your damn slugs over there. Or hell Gai Sensei who are you gonna fight if your eternal rival dies, get over there and give the guy a hand.
Just where the hell is Gai Sensei anyways? Probably off sharing some intimate moments with Lee since the end appears to be nigh for Konoha and they don’t want anything to remain unfinished between them. Excuse me while I puke due to the mental image I just gave myself. Even yaoi lovers are probably grossed out by the thought of that pairing going at it.
Apparently Frog DNA and Fox DNA don’t like to merge with one another.
Poor Naruto, he got punk’d too, all that training and apparently he can’t merge with Fukasaku due to interference from the Kyuubi. If they can’t merge then Naruto can’t utilize natural energy and go into sage mode. Well he could, but he’d have to keep really still to do it and well standing still doesn’t work out too well for you in the ninja world when you’re in the middle of a fight!
Meanwhile slugs come to the rescue of Shizune and company who are dodging the huge Akatsuki summons. They still haven’t really figured out Pein just yet and are confused since Jiriaya was supposed to have destroyed the body of Pein’s which could summon. Guess they’ll have to hope Choji gets to them with what he learned.
This one is for you Maggeh.
This picture has nothing to do with this weeks chapter, but I felt Maggeh could probably use it and a stiff drink more than likely.
But maybe I’m beginning to see what might happening here in terms of how we’ll see Sasuke redeemed. Konoha is being destroyed and Danzou is going to take over amidst all the confusion. Which will mean Danzou and his cronies will be in control of the village and these are the very people Sasuke wants to destroy.
So given that Naruto and whoever survives/escapes from Konoha will want to take back their village and Sasuke wants to destroy the people who are currently in charge of the village…
Well you see where I’m going here, their agendas coincide. Sasuke gets what he wants and technically it isn’t treason because he’s killing traitors to Konoha anyways.
I might as well just call that the ending and be done with it if Kishimoto doesn’t start moving his arse here soon. For Kami-sama’s sake get Pein’s attack on Konoha over with already!
Next week’s title is entitled Konoha and Naruto. So this probably means someone who knows Naruto will talk about how much he loves his village. Or Naruto will talk about how much he loves his village and by the end of the chapter decide to head back to it.
Or, maybe Kishimoto will actually finally take pity on us frustrated fans and have Naruto get back in time to for us to see him whup some ass before the chapters done. Pffffffffft yeah right.