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So at the end of chapter 617, which I didn't review because the most I had to say was, 'Wai, Akamaru kawaii!' which is... sort of... anyway. At the end of the chapter, we saw SASUKE and co. Sasuke and Juugo and Suigetsu and Orochimaru. Yes, I am reminding you of their names, it's been so long that they're easily forgotten. Anyway! ... their sudden appearance was suspicious, I said to my buddy Mario, 'Hey, Orochimaru's here. He's gonna' do something RANDOM!!!'
I'm always right about these things.
Orochimaru, who's out to prove that knowledge is power, goes an old Uzumaki clan ruin and collects a random artifact of power which conveniently exists.
Meanwhile, Sasuke copies Naruto's original return to Konoha and goes and stands on top of what looks to be the same building that Naruto stood on, but he faces to the right of the image, not the left. This is a huge heap of MEANINGFUL IMAGERY about him being villainous and Naruto's wife and other such things. It was adorable.
More stuff happens- I'm not gonna' explain it, you read the chapter! Orochimaru summoned the four hokages, owned Zetsu, changed bodies- he's had a busy day. The most important part of his day of course is the summoning of the four hokages...
Although I'm surprised, I'm not unhappy about this. I really enjoy the fact that Oro threw some random spices into the long big epic battle between the ninja army and the pokémon trainers. What those random spices are? I'm not sure.... however I have a very strong feeling that, whatever Orichimaru does, it's not going to help Madara and Tobi. There is absolutely no reason for him to support the moons eye plan; he's got as much to loose as everybody else, and he has the added kick of being the only person to have ever spent an extended time in a false, happy dream (as he was sealed away by Itachi's Jutsu with the forgettable name). But even then I can't be sure, he's a psychopath!
I'm not thinking that Naruto will fight Minato. Although it's dramatic... it's no where near dramatic enough. Can you imagine him fighting Minato AFTER defeating the Juubi, Tobi AND Madara??? Yegads, talk about an anti-climax! No, what I'd like to point out, instead, is (remember y'all!) that Minato has half of the Kyuubi's chakra sealed inside of him, and that needs to be returned to the Juubi/ or Naruto, before Naruto can win. I think it's the 'Yang' half. It'll probably result in another epic power up and new costume design. And don't forget, after the battle's over, all the
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My Bleach review shall be brief...
Bleach provides us with a lot of pretty art, and some important life lessons. This week's lesson was as such.... If you haven't seen a flashback of a characters formative moments.... (whether they be childhood, or the day they decided to behave the way they do) then that character is probably, actually, super strong. That or they ran out of air time. Take your pick.
But in Bleach, yeah! As Ichigo gets stronger, let's go on a power-trip! Any available character is being given new powers so Ichigo doesn't look like such a godmoder! This is levelling up, DBZ style! You all knew that Son Goku was the strongest, was going to save the day... but that doesn't mean you wanted to see Vegeta and co quit and not at least try to be awesome too.
Still, even though I understand why this battle between Unohana and Kepachi was written... that it's necessary for the upcoming battles.... it's not that exciting. I usually think Ken's fights are God's gift to awesomeness- but Unohana's the complete opposite. I know the anime's discontinued, but reading the chapter I'm imagining her voice, polite and passionless, going on and on and on and... and I just can't care... sowwee.
It's so nice to look at though!