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AV MOD MATERIAL: NARUTO Ch. 615 Review

The wilting flower of the Hyuga finally blooms on the battle field to give Naruto the will to continue the good fight.

Obito's attempt to seduce Naruto to the dark side is undermined by the heart and words of the one who has always loved him. All while a battle for the world goes on around them.

The Good

A single panel that has more honest romance to it than the entire TWILIGHT series.
A single panel that has more honest romance to it than the entire TWILIGHT series.

Romance is never something that's incredibly well developed in the shonen genre. It always amazed me how Goku, a guy why originally thought marriage was a kind of food, would manage to father two children. Still, every now and again you'll find a blossoming flower that sprouts out of nowhere can can really be touching. That's what I got out of this latest NARUTO chapter. As Obito tries to shame Naruto with all the death surrounding him. It's Hinata of all people who smacks some sense into him -- literally. Good for her in finally taking a solid stand, looking him in the eye, and speaking her feelings.

The Bad

What&squot;s with this "those others" bit?
What's with this "those others" bit?

Things were a tiny bit too kum-ba-yah for my tastes as even Kurama joined into the chorus, but that's a minor critique. These recent deaths have really made an impact on the story and characters, and that's the way it should be. I'm just concerned that pulling back on these events will undermine the enjoyable drama they're creating.

Verdict 4/5

Things seemed to move a bit fast in this chapter, but it's still well paced. Just felt a bit awkward to have all these explosions surrounding a scene of heartfelt drama. It was still incredibly enjoyable and fun read. I hope that Hinata just doesn't fade back into the shadows after such an admirable stand.

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

Destinyheroknighton Jan. 17, 2013 at 6:23 p.m.

When did Naruto meet with Ino's father?

Tobi get off your soapbox monster already and do your job. Man, for a guy that said he don't care about things anymore, he sure do talk a lot (hope Naruto will shut him up in the next chapter)

Lurkeroon Jan. 17, 2013 at 7:26 p.m.

Friendship never loses in shonen anime. If villains started relying on friendship then it would be all over for the good guys.

By the way, Goku may have had two children, but he barely fathered them.

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