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AV MOD MATERIAL: NARUTO Ch. 622 Review

Is this conflict more Montegue vs. Capulet or Sharks vs. Jets?

'Tis but thy name that is my enemy. Thou art thyself, though not a Senju. What's Senju?
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy. Thou art thyself, though not a Senju. What's Senju?

Hashirama or the Senju and Madara of the Uchiha hold the fate of this tragic war on their young shoulders.

The Good

I actually understand Tobirama a little better.
I actually understand Tobirama a little better.

Sure, as I was working on this review. I could have gone less classic with the Sharks vs. Jets comparison. The state of conflict may have been more appropriate, but I wanted to go a tad more obscure. It was also the touch of how in this past you couldn't even share your clan name with strangers. Don't think that I missed that the river where Madara and Hashirama met would be the ultimate location of their final battle.

For as critical as I've been on these past few chapters. I actually really enjoyed this week's edition ofNARUTO. The look into the world before the united nations of shinobi were formed was enlightening. The lesson is solid, and it calls to mind the turmoil we've seen in areas such as the Middle East or even Ireland. It's the idea that combat must continue if only for the sake of those fallen. Even if that means sacrificing the children. Poeple have been harsh about Tobirama'sattitude, but his cold pragmatism makes sense when you see the environment he grew up in.

The Bad

Something that lacks is a stated goal of this era of war. I have no doubt the goal is unreasonable, but it would give some sense of direction. So far, it just seems that the target is to wipe everyone out. That's a bit too cliche. Even if those are the real motives. In the real world, people make up something else as their justification.

If the sharingan becomes activated when one suffers loss. I take it Madara didn't care much for his lost brothers. He hardly even seems bothered. Though, when you're that young, and you're expected to fight in war. I imagine that must harden one. Madara must have been especially close to his remaining brother for him to be the cause of he Uchiha angst curse. Not sure I want to know too many details there.

Verdict 4/5

My criticism still stands that this side story suffers from extremely poor placement in the plot. This is still a good lesson for the shonenaudience that the dead bare no grudges. It should be more imperative to build the future than constantly avenge the past. Kishimoto even balances the drama well with his touch of Oda-esque humor. I just wonder how this will play out when these two have their ultimate fall out?

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Lurkeroon March 5, 2013 at 1:50 p.m.

I still do not comprehend what the motive of this war is. As Akatsuki they wanted to have the kyuubi as war machines, but separately they want to destroy everybody? I'm lost.

Destinyheroknighton March 5, 2013 at 2:36 p.m.

@Lurkero:

Akatsuki true goal is to use the moon for a big genjutsu, to give everyone illusions of a perfect world. The war machine part was just a cover.

Anyway, this chapter was ok

jj_jacksonon March 5, 2013 at 5:45 p.m.

@Lurkero: To me some how someway the war seems to be a mean to unite the world and stop war..in someway shape or form. otherwise the plain reason that they stated was to captor naruto and killer bee. revive the ten tails and use the ultimate genjustu on the moon to trap everyone. which will therefore stop war as well but will be a permanent illusion.

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