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AV MOD MATERIAL: NARUTO Ch. 631 Review

Go home, Sasuke. You're drunk.

O_o??!
O_o??!

The Four Hokages arrive to save the day, and apparently Sasuke stopped off at a bar along the way.

The Good

The Hokage Sentai Warriors arrive!!
The Hokage Sentai Warriors arrive!!

It's going to be easy to go through the positives of this week's chapter. The art was excellent. It had some amazing looking panels. We also were spared from listening to Emo-bito's incessant prattle. Well, that sums up The Good that came out of this week.

The Bad

This is my reaction to what NARUTO has become.
This is my reaction to what NARUTO has become.

Upon reading this chapter, I felt a sinking feeling in my stomach. With the two year long Shinobi World War finally concluding and answering every mystery of the series. Is Kishimoto's ultimate plan to endNARUTO with a competition for the title of Hokage? I'm pretty sure being wanted as an internationally wanted criminal, who gave comfort and aide to the Akatsuki, would disqualify one from Hokage. It wasn't even a week ago -- in story -- that he was dead set on destroying the Leaf Village, and now he wants to lead it? Why is it that so many of the Uchiha have the character motivation of a nine year-old looking for a popsicle?

Let's examine how preposterous the very concept appears. On one hand, you have Naruto Uzumaki. He's saved the village from Pain, and he's not only earned the admiration of the village but of the other four great nations. He's put his life on the very line this entire war to protect everyone. Then we have Sasuke, who's betrayed the village, murdered, and jumps in at the end of the war to suck up some of the glory for himself. To be fair, we really don't know for sure that the following arc will be a competition for Hokage. However, if it does turn out that way. It will be a face palm of epic proportions.

Verdict 2/5

While I rated last week a 1 out of 5, I decided to give this a 2 based mostly on the great art and complete lack of Obito. There is no fault in the visuals. Unless you're one who finds the very appearance of Sasuke offensive to the eyes. However, the way the story is going makes me worry about the very fate of this series.

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The Stegmanon May 28, 2013 at 4:31 p.m.

I completely agree. To add to "The Bad" I still don't understand Naruto and Sakura's love for Sasuke. I know they are partners..well, WERE partners and built that bond, but Shikamaru and Shino had it right, Sasuke is a criminal, he's not gonna just be welcomed back into the village because he's had a change of heart, and he sure as hell isn't going to become Hokage.

However....my bet is, Kishimoto is gonna make both Naruto and Sasuke duel Hokages like Hashirama and Madara were.

Destinyheroknighton May 28, 2013 at 5:26 p.m.
The Hokage Sentai Warriors arrive!!

Those guys can't hold a candle to Zyurangers

Anyway, I hope Sasuke get arrested after the war. But sadly, that probably not going to happen, because Sasuke can get away with anything

It about time Madara show a different emotion

Why isn't Naruto surprise by any of this, the last time he saw Sasuke, was him threatening to kill everyone in the Leaf village and almost killing Kakashi. If I was a ninja, I would kill him without wasting time

Also, how Minato know how to use the bijuu mode? And also isn't their two Kurama now?

I hate Sasuke

Lurkeroon May 28, 2013 at 5:53 p.m.

I was wondering how Kishimoto was going to justify Naruto having a one on one battle with Sasuke when at this point Sasuke has become low priority. Perhaps the personality of the Uchiha is genetic. Every single one of them seems to stop maturing psychologically at the age of 12. Maybe that's why Itachi was okay with murdering them all, that had to be very annoying to live around people with a large amount of power but a small amount of maturity.

Naruto is still annoying, but wow has Sasuke become worse.

The Stegmanon May 28, 2013 at 6:18 p.m.

@Destinyheroknight said:

The Hokage Sentai Warriors arrive!!

Those guys can't hold a candle to Zyurangers

Anyway, I hope Sasuke get arrested after the war. But sadly, that probably not going to happen, because Sasuke can get away with anything

It about time Madara show a different emotion

Why isn't Naruto surprise by any of this, the last time he saw Sasuke, was him threatening to kill everyone in the Leaf village and almost killing Kakashi. If I was a ninja, I would kill him without wasting time

Also, how Minato know how to use the bijuu mode? And also isn't their two Kurama now?

I hate Sasuke

I took it as Naruto always had faith in Sasuke, no matter what he did, and knew he'd ultimately make the right choice, which is why he isn't surprised when Sasuke showed up.

As for Minato. He can go into Bijuu mode because he sealed part of the Nine Tails' chakra into himself with the Reaper Death Seal before dying. He is now using that chakra.

The Stegmanon May 28, 2013 at 6:21 p.m.

@Lurkero said:

Maybe that's why Itachi was okay with murdering them all, that had to be very annoying to live around people with a large amount of power but a small amount of maturity.

He's actually pretty much came out and said it

"I've had enough, there's no hope left for this pathetic clan. You forget what is most important to you because you cling to something small like your clan. True change cannot be made if it is bound by laws and limitations, predictions and imagination."- Itachi Uchiha.

Destinyheroknighton May 28, 2013 at 6:32 p.m.

@The Stegman:

He still should be a little surprise (I still don't see why everybody love Sasuke)

The Stegmanon May 29, 2013 at 9:49 a.m.

@Destinyheroknight: I don't think everyone loves Sasuke, this issue actually showed that as Shino and Shikamaru pretty much shunned him. I think it's mostly Naruto and Sakura, and that's because they worked together for so long in part one. Sakura will always love Sasuke, and Naruto will always think of him as a brother.

Destinyheroknighton May 29, 2013 at 1:36 p.m.

@The Stegman:

Yeah, but none of them say they will keep a eye on him. So that make me believe at the end of the arc, everyone will forgive him

Halberdierv2on May 29, 2013 at 3:40 p.m.

i wonder what you'll think of the next chapter.

Hypeathonon May 29, 2013 at 11:18 p.m.

@The Stegman said:

I completely agree. To add to "The Bad" I still don't understand Naruto and Sakura's love for Sasuke. I know they are partners..well, WERE partners and built that bond, but Shikamaru and Shino had it right, Sasuke is a criminal, he's not gonna just be welcomed back into the village because he's had a change of heart, and he sure as hell isn't going to become Hokage.

Naruto wanted to understand Sasuke and his actions when he initially couldn't despite being teammates. Not having grown up with parents, he not only didn't understand why Sasuke went to Orochimaru who he knew planned to use Sasuke's body, but he also didn't get why Sasuke was so driven on revenge in the first place. It wasn't until Jiraiya died and after fighting Pain that Naruto had some idea of how Sasuke felt throughout his life. In addition Naruto deeply considering what Nagato went through after being told of his background and wanting to know of the solution for finding peace. Naruto since has been trying to find the answer himself, but didn't initially understand how peace and friendship applied in the shinobi world (he and his peers didn't even understand it during the chunin exams when the 3rd Hokage explained that). But during the Kage summit, he got some insight between confronting the Raikage, Gaara, Sakura and Sai. He even eventually understood from Madara (or at least was named as that at the time) why Sasuke was becoming a criminal once he contronted him with Kakashi and Sakura.

Naruto and even Sasuke at the Final Valley both admitted that they can best understanding each other while fighting. And Naruto wants to fight Sasuke again to further understand his actions. Plus, Naruto felt entrusted by Itachi to look out for Sasuke after realizing how much Itachi tried to look out for Sasuke himself.

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