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AV MOD MATERIAL: NARUTO Ch. 620 Review

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale. A tale of a fateful clan.

Can't you just give us the Cliff Notes version?
Can't you just give us the Cliff Notes version?

Sasuke's resolve doesn't appear as solid as he's always claimed. He has questions for the First Hokage, and the answers may decide the future of the Uchiha Clan and the Leaf Village.

The Good

It's true. There's an interesting story somewhere in the world.
It's true. There's an interesting story somewhere in the world.

Some of the best parts of the chapter came from the the sibling rivalry between the original pair of hokages. Tobirama wants to kill Sasuke, but he's shut down by his big brother pulling chakra rank. I want to be impressed, but this display of power was cut short repeatedly throughout the chapter.

At least someone finally made reference that there is an epic world war going on where the fate of reality hangs in the balance. However, it doesn't help to be reminded that there somewhere else I wish the story was right about now.

The Bad

No one can even seem to finish a sentence.
No one can even seem to finish a sentence.

Back when I was in school, I had a psychology teacher that taught us that when someone is asking for your opinion. They don't really want 'your opinion'. They want to see if you agree with what they've already decided. Sasuke has continuously droned on and on about how his mind is made up, and he wants vengeance against the Leaf Village. His response this week is that he may be open to something else. It's just unfortunate that everything that was even remotely interesting about this chapter was continuously cut off.

My heart utterly sank when I saw that image of Hashirama starting to sit down to tell his story of the Uchiha and Senju Clans history. It has a terribly implication that this flashback may be lasting more than a chapter. It's not as if we aren't learning anything of importance. I'm just not curious where this is going. I'm wondering when it'll finally be over. Not something you want from your audience as a story teller.

Verdict 2/5

In no simple terms. I'm utterly confused as to the direction NARUTO is suppose to be taking. Is Sasuke going to be Naruto's ultimate final rival, or are we going to see some out of left field redemption? The war between the Shinobi Alliance and Tobi's forces lasted over a year. We were teased with it finally concluding, but we've been diverted to this meeting of the minds. With exception of the emo-revelations of the Uchiha Clan aside. These are decent enough chapters. Just extremely poor placing.

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

Destinyheroknighton Feb. 20, 2013 at 5:57 a.m.

Man, why didn't the first let the second kill a lot of them, I'm now sad

Hypeathonon Feb. 20, 2013 at 7:09 p.m.

"In no simple terms. I'm utterly confused as to the direction NARUTO is suppose to be taking."

Okay, I HAVE to jump in here and be blunt about this. To anyone that have a seriously hard time being "entertained" by the Naruto manga week-to-week, just read the damn story in volumes and not on a weekly basis instead!!

Just.... DO THAT!! I'm seeing WAY too many people complain week-to-week about the story when they're not seeing Naruto just kick any ass or see which chick could end up as Naruto's girlfriend, regardless of what importance or how much any parts of bits of the story that come around the the beginning or middle are coming full-circle by now. And it's getting to the point where all I can honestly suggest is to just reading the manga in volumes instead, hell read the omnibus ones if you're that bored of it! This is getting ridiculous!

Destinyheroknighton Feb. 20, 2013 at 7:37 p.m.

@Hypeathon:

Dude, he is reviewing the chapter. If you don't like people complaining about it, don't be on the internet.

Hypeathonon Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:27 p.m.

@Destinyheroknight:

Two words pal: make me.

dtolsonon Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:37 p.m.

@Hypeathon:

I think the Internet just imploded.

SensitivePsych0on Feb. 21, 2013 at 8:09 p.m.

Honestly this chapter was one of my favorite recently. It got me interested in where the story is going, no Obito with his emo talk.

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