Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Naruto 624 Review: "What Is Love? Baby Don't Hurt Me! No More!"

What is love?

Baby, don't hurt me
Don't hurt me no more

Baby, don't hurt me
Don't hurt me no more

What is love?

Yeah, yeah

(Ooh, ooh)

I don't know why you're not there.
I give you my love, but you don't care
So what is right?
And what is wrong?
Gimme a sign

What is love?

Baby, don't hurt me

Don't hurt me no more

What is love?
Baby, don't hurt me
Don't hurt me no more

(Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, oh-whoa, whoa, ohh, ooh)
(Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, oh-whoa, whoa, ohh, ooh)

OK. Fine, maybe this exposition is almost at its end, but I think we might have just stumbled upon the perfect repellent to the infamous "TALK NO JUTSU". I mean Madara shut that shit up so fast, I was left besmerched and utterly speechless.

Now its clear why they have called him what they called him:

So this chapter continues where Naruto 623 left off two weeks ago. I never knew it took that much to turn someone from their ideal. I mean, whats in a name? I guess Senju carries a bit more ferocity than we knew and not everyone expected this Romeo and Juliet affair to continue forever.

Butsuma Senju and his son go at it with Madara's father and young Izuna, whom Madara holds more dear than anything, including his ideal world and even his friendship. When both their brothers are threatened, Madara and Hashirama jump in and thwart the kunai and sword thrown at them by their opposing father figures, as they decide to take out each others sons so that the other does not lose their edge in battle.

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Madara takes it more further to heart and tells Hashirama that he will never be a friend to a Senju, because it was the Senju that wrought upon his clan and his family the greatest suffering and sorrow. In that moment we realize that the one who died at the introduction of this flashback, when Hashirama returns to his village to bury a fallen shinobi, it is but another of Hashirama's sibling brothers. So as the count goes, Hashirama had three brothers. Hashirama understands Madara's pain but ceases to understand how deeply it afflicts him as oppose to the Senju, or how dearer that ideal is to him than it is to Madara.

Madara reveals his newly awakened Sharingan with a single tomoe which in this case, was awakened by Madara eliminating or in more better described as "killing" his friendship with Hashirama. This evolution of the Sharingan awakening seems a bit inconsistent with some of the previous allusions by Itachi and others but it is possible since we find Obito and other like him awaken the Sharingan in a way much closer to how Madara did, but through other means.

We witness the battles that take place after that incident as time passes and we finally find out who was behind the death of Izuna Uchiha, or who Madara claims to be behind his death:

                                 Naruto 624 - Page 12

It was none other than Hashirama's brother Tobirama Senju. I knew it would be him but I didn't want to speak too soon as it was fated to be the case from the first scene, it is unveiled the immortal rivalry between the two second oldest. The two who were most like their fathers and took inherited their philosophy of dominate or be dominated to heart.

It was inevitable but I still doubt if we are getting the whole truth. If not from Hashirama, are we getting the full truth from Madara Uchiha? There is something rather ominous to this all. What exactly is being left out of this story? I guess we'll find out in the next chapter or so.

When Madara finally exhausts his chakra reserves fighting Hashirama, he finds himself unable to continue his rampage. Hashirama tries to spare him and tries to remind Madara of their past friendship and plans. He tells him that his death will only bring about more hatred and more suffering but Madara replies that no one will try to seek revenge for his life. He believes there is no one among the Uchiha who have any sympathy left for him and that a quick death would be suitable in his case. When Hashirama repeats his rant about their once ideal vision, Madara finally shuts him up by telling him if you want to make peace, you have to either kill himself or kill his last sibling.

BAM! There you have it ladies and gents, the "Talk no Jutsu Killa".

There is no more statement required, as all that needed to be said has been said. This is a hard one to speculate so I'll just say, and here's a big possible spoiler: Hashirama and Tobirama both live on to be the First and the Second Hokages of the Hidden Leaf Village and they live on long after Madara is dead or long after his is supposedly dead.

I know, my predictions are fucking solid.

I give this chapter, Naruto 624, 4 Badass wannabe Sasukes, out of 5. (4/5)

Also, the Naruto Shippuden Movie 6: Road to Sakura is up but with Korean Dubs and No English Subs as of yet. So if your a K-pop fan and want to hear Naruto in all its Hangul glory, go for it.

As for the re-titling, I thought it was much more appropriate considering if any of you have watched the filler episode entitled, Road to Sakura, that's exactly what you'll be getting in this movie and not exactly what you were anticipating all this time. 

Its a glorified Road to Sakura parody fitted for Naruto's character and I personally did not enjoy it at all. But all of you should check it out of yourself but don't say I didn't warn y'all!

Its available for those who don't know how to use Google, just type the name of the movie and there you have it.

Until next week. Cheerio!

Eli: . .
When he's not writing reviews on OtakuNuts, you can find Eli stalking artists on dA and failing at writing fanfics. When he's not being a level 30 creeper there, he's busily improving his mummery on tumblr. Ask him there and you shall receive. At least most of the time.

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