Right now we are head first into Kabuto’s emotional flashback, which can only mean that his death is not too far away. We have known little about this villain, his life outside of Orochimaru has been a mystery, never truly understanding where his allegiance lies. Let us see how this character has evolved.
Not that I expected it to be over last chapter, but we are still stuck in a Kabuto flashback. I’m not saying that is a bad thing, because Kabuto is a very important character in this series, so it’s important to understand the reason behind his actions. Kabuto interest in becoming a shinobi was first sparked in him through medical ninjitsu, so deep down he only wanted to help others. However, he soon was snatched up by the Root organization to become a spy, where in the end he was forced to kill the woman he called mother. God, has Danzo ever done anything nice to anyone? In the end we see Kabuto and Orochimaru meet up, so next chapter we will probably see their story I’m assuming.
It’s funny now that I think about it, it wasn’t Orochimaru that really forced Kabuto to become an evil bastard. No, it was Root that was really the cause of it. Sure Orochimaru mentioned to Kabuto that he would make great shinobi, but that didn’t turn him to the dark side.
Even though I can understand that there are a few of you that would like the story to return back to the war, I am genuinely enjoying this story. Perhaps it’s due to a fallback to older times, when the ninja world was less about giant monsters, and more about actually being ninjas.
THE VERDICT 4/5
I enjoyed this chapter, but this flashback must end in the next chapter or else it will have a danger of dragging on. What I want to know is how this cute little boy can then become so evil to resurrect the dead, causing a world war?