Naruto has been very busy in the kitchen, baking up all sorts of different varieties of finishing attacks. Despite his hard work, none seem to work against this strongest shield of the Narutoverse, the third Raikage, even his strongest attack the rasengan shuriken. Now Naruto will attempt the impossible, the beast bomb, but will it work?
Naruto seems to have endless power up to this point, but right now it seems to have left him for some other shonen hero (probably Ichigo). Naruto’s attempt at the beast bomb has failed, he hasn’t quite mastered the technique yet. In fact, he looses his Nine Tail form too as well, Naruto has been doing too much lately and he is running out of power. Now the only idea Naruto has is to contact Bee and the Eight Tails in order to see how one can make such a nasty scar on the Raikage’s chest.
However, the Eight Tails really doesn’t remember anything about how the Raikage got the scar, too busy watching Bee piss. But he does tell Naruto that he remembers them both falling with their jitsu’s activated. This might not seem like help for us normal genin, but to a genius like Naruto this was all the information he needed.
We see him transform into his Sage Mode form, remember that? He needs it because he has better reflexes, reflexes he will need to dodge the Raikage’s one finger attack. He then uses his rasengen to push his own hand into his own chest, brilliant! The strongest sword beats out the strongest shield. I love Naruto for things like this, using his smarts to beat out an impossibly strong foe. Though now everyone knows how he got this scar, so the Third’s reputation is forever ruined.
What really bothered me in the beginning of this chapter was Naruto’s conversation with the rubber ninja guy. “What you need is a communication ninja to patch you through.” “You are in luck, I am a communication ninja.” Why not just say, “I’ll patch you through Naruto since you are in a hurry.” GAH!
THE VERDICT 4/5
Look at that, Naruto beat his foe without having to pull a new type of rasengen out of his ass! We were left with Gaara fighting the Mizukage, which isn’t going well for Gaara. This story is probably going to concentrate on Gaara right now as he fights the Mizukage, though you never know, Naruto might show up to this battle as well.