I got distracted from catching up with One Piece and now I'm reading Blue Exorcist... 34 chapters is less daunting than 600 chapters. I'm a coward I know. I'll make up for it somehow.Naruto Review - Spoilers Ahoy!
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Naruto got the cover for Shonen Jump this week ^,^ because of Sakura. CAN YOU STILL HATE HER? I doubt Hinata would have gotten an Hanami themed cover for them! Hah!
I'm just stoking the fires of shipping war for cheap a laugh. I'm sorry. Hinata's adorable too. I'd love a pet one.
Onto the pages!
Well to be honest this chapter was just one, massive 'stating of the obvious' for whoever out there hadn't figured out Sasuke's motives, and I don't really know what to say to that. It's not like an 'ahah!' or anything... it doesn't leave us curious of anything... I'm sure the tiny fraction of readers (who had no idea why Sasuke might want to attack Konoha) were relieved- but I don't think this was a big reveal and as such it wasn't a particularly inspiring chapter. It happens to the best of them, I guess.
Anyway... Kabuto asks Sasuke to join the Dark Side- HIS Dark Side... but Sasuke's like, 'noo I have my own Dark Side'. At which points he flashbacks to the time he was in that other Dark Side, hanging out with Tobi at a bar (he's not 21 yet... must've bought a soda) in big black hooded capes like a Sith Master and his Sith Apprentice. He almost pulls a sadistic Obi Wan and cuts someone's hand off for disrespecting his brother. But Tobi's totally like, 'No, my young apprentice. Do not be foolish, we shall continue with ouur plaaaaaans.' and you know Sasuke's gonna' totally get burned in lava in the end.
Sorry.. where did I go just now?
Only thing is that the partner attack for Izanagi is called Izanami? It's too be expected, because all of Itachi's attacks thus far have been named after parts of Izanagi's legend. Though I wonder how much the attack will resemble the goddess aside from the name? Izanami famously went all zombie-psycho at the end of her legend, so it could be pretty interesting.
Though what's worrying is how Itachi describes it, it sounds like it's -literaly- a God-Mod jutsu.... oh well this series stepped over the 'God Modding is not allowed!' line and punched the guard in the face a LOOOONG time ago! At least if Sasuke learns this, he'll be able to fight Naruto on more equal terms!
So all in all... very meh chapter.Bleach Review - Avast ye Spoilers!
Urahara... is so awesome and sneaky. 'I was waiting for the right moment outside of the window!' -yeah. YEAAAH. WE DON'T TRUST YOU, NOT REALLY! I mean your name is Urahara
. You're just a total sneaky creep with an awesome HAT.
I loved the comedy leading into this chapter- I mean I know there's blue fire everywhere and that's importantly and has so much puntential now that I'm reading Blue Exorcist... but the comedy was awesome. Especially since it was delivered by cute, adorable, huggable, soft, green, mossy, smelly little Nel!
You know what I'm talking about.
They find massacred Hollows- Ichigo covers Nel's eyes (KEEP HER! YOU'RE MAKING SUCH A GOOD DADDY!) Not that that held my attention for as long as it should have....
You see, Orihime's walking about in thigh high socks and little tiny shorts. I can't for the life of me figure out WHY. I mean it's not as dumb a thing to wear to a battle as a metal bikini with a very lewd gap in the chestplate- but it's still pretty dumb. Is it that warm in Hueco Mundo that she didn't think to bring a jacket, either? I mean I know I'm probably being too sensible, but couldn't she have at least brought a Swiss-army-backpack. Maybe with some bento boxes? It would at least -imply-that they're not going to starve/freeze/have no toilet roll. It's not like she's going to do much fighting, so she could at least carry the backpack. -I'm just kidding anyway... I know she's wearing it and carrying nothing because she looks hot and manga characters don't need to eat (especially those with a figure to maintain) - still I laughed at how un-battle-ready she looks.
Anyway yes, onto plot- ahum... ... Ichigo goes to save the Hollows. YEEEEY ICHIGO! I don't know why I'm so happy. Well, I do- it's because Hueco Mundo Hollows don't eat people and Aizen wasn't entirely evil so they're all potential villains-made-comrades which is totally one of my favourite plot twists! But yeah.
The Hollows are being taken to 'Kirge Opie'. ... say, can any of you remember that name? -for sorting. Now this is where I got some uncomfortable Nazi vibes... I think it's mostly because that (as Quincy) I know they're going to start shouting out their attack names in German. I'm sure Kubo (who is japanese) doesn't know how easy it is to step over the line for western readers or what sort of verbal and visual puns he's creating... so I'll forgive him- still I hope it reverts to normal quickly
I was soooo happy to see Halibel's girls be the first to pop up, though! Of course, as her devoted followers, they were going to be. And I know they're most likely going to be put down very easily by the distinctly hard-line and evil-from-our-POV Quincies. Still, it's right, you know?
Anyway I enjoyed the Bleach chapter, despite the brief discomfort! I can't wait for more!End Spoilers... ARH!