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AV MOD MATERIAL: NARUTO Ch. 625 Review

How do you solve a problem like Madara?

I'm looking forward to Rock Lee kicking you in half.
I'm looking forward to Rock Lee kicking you in half.

The Leaf Village is finally born as the clan begin to unite, but Madara no longer feels he has a place in this world.

The Good

The plot really seemed to be getting back on track for a while. We were getting character development, relationships were building, and some pseudo-political tension. My favorite part was probably watching as Hashirama and Madara settled on the names. Unfortunately, that was once again all undercut by the bi-polar whims of Marada Uchiha.

The Bad

Because public opinion can never be wrong about something, right?
Because public opinion can never be wrong about something, right?

The pace at which Madara goes from "kill your brother if you want peace" to "let's be friends again" is nearly whiplash inducing. It honestly feels as if you could have removed the entire previous chapter and not missed a thing. If Madara's whole issue was that he wanted to protect his clan, why did he always slap down all of Hashirama's offers for peace? How many children had to die just so he could see "Hashirama's guts"? The Uchiha shouldn't have trusted him. He didn't have their best intentions at heart.

Having said that. Hashirama's behavior isn't that much better. I applaud his good intentions, but his willingness to undermine the democratic process is staggering. He's the one who came up with the concepts of the village, all the missions grades, and the school. The only thing he didn't do was make the name. He wanted to appoint Madara hokage based on giving him something to protect. If you want to give Madara something to protect so badly. Get him a puppy, for Pete's sake.

Verdict 2/5

This chapter was better than last week's but only marginally. It's not as if I don't enjoy the concept of this flashback arc. It's the execution where it's falling apart. It just takes forever to get anywhere, and the characters seem intent on undermining everything they are trying to accomplish. I keep crossing my fingers that Kishimoto has some twist coming, but that could just disappoint me even more if there isn't one. With Madara leaving the village, that means we can't be too far off from that ASURA'S WRATH-esque battle this arc began with. Maybe this will finally be coming to a grand conclusion.

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

Musondamakenizzon April 5, 2013 at 3:33 p.m.

i have just seen the chapter where finally it returns back to Suseke chapter 626, i really think the idea behind the all plot from the time the firs hokage started the story had a lot of confusing scenes, i am a fan of Naruto and i have been following it from its inception, i have trying to link the stories it seem and all the videos we have been seeing on you tube they just making me more confused

though i think the actual plan for madara was getting the first hokage cell and awaken the eyes of the sage of the six path

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