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NARUTO Ch. 672 Review -- AV MOD Material

This is why I want to play poker with Kishimoto.

More like, "Time to finally end this arc."
More like, "Time to finally end this arc."

As Might Guy's valiant effort to buy time may be nearing its end, Naruto and Sasuke are both ready to take up the torch to end Madara'sscheme.

The Good

The art and the action look really good. I just wish it was the protagonist that was pounding Madara into a bloody splatter on the wall.

The Bad

I just can't take Madara seriously as a villain anymore.
I just can't take Madara seriously as a villain anymore.

As a reader, you have no reason to take anything Kishimoto makes seriously. He's come to a point where he's created pseudo-drama in his manga. What was the point of giving Guy two flashbacks? They're a great tool for building either suspense or sympathy for a character prior to their death. However, the creator has made it a regular practice to completely contradict these scenes. It then makes the time those flashbacks took up completely pointless. That's why I'd love to play cards with him. I know that he'll always bluff and fold in the end.

Putting aside how ridiculous it is to have Guy crushing on God-tier Madara, it just doesn't make the best story sense. Kishimoto has repeatedly built Madara up as one of the biggest bads of the world he crafted. The dude summoned a meteor, ala Sephiroth in FINAL FANTASY VII, just to take out a few heroes, and that was his opening act. Why is he having Guy be the one to decimate the revived Uchiha? It just won't be all that impressive when Naruto eventually fights him, and it diminishes the villain's presence.

Verdict 2/5

I've started noticing something about myself after I finish a chapter of NARUTO. I tend to close out my reading session with an audible sigh and thinking to myself, "Well, yet another week until Naruto fights the bad guy and finally ends this arc.". This is something that's only just started to come to my attention, but I think I may have been doing this subconsciously for the past several months.

One of the biggest reasons having Guy be the one to mop the floor with Madara in this way concerns me. I'm worried seeing it here means Naruto isn't going to fight him, and he'll try to talk it out again. I doubt that will happen, but it's a definite concern I have. We'll see next week.

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Juubion April 17, 2014 at 12:40 p.m.

I remember when a secondary character in FT had fallen in lava pool and survived, somehow.

The guy could be killed and nobody would gave one "so sad".

FT have boobs, so I can ignore that.

I remember when a secondary character in One Piece was at point blank of an explosion and survived, somehow.

The guy could be killed and i would gave one "so sad".

One Piece have great art, so I can ignore that.

I remember when a secondary character in Naruto used a mortal technique that I waited for being used for seven years. He survived, by the protagonist giving him some kind of miraculous touch, with no explanation of what exactly does.

Guy could have died, and I should cry for him.

Naruto have Naruto's chest and I actually think that is just getting uglier week after week, with some ridiculous outfits and designs. I can ignore....Naruto from now on.

PS: I waked up in a world where I can't possibly believe that someone likes Naruto. It's some kind of better world, I have to recognize.

DevilMayhem666on April 18, 2014 at 6:17 p.m.
I give it a 3/5. Night Moth was too awesome.
Destinyheroknighton April 21, 2014 at 8:31 p.m.

I wondering why Guy still alive, I remember he destroy his blood vessels and shouldn't have any blood left. Also he have Fourth degree burns all over his body, he will be in living hell now thanks to Naruto.

I still don't get why Guy use 8th gate, Madara wasn't able to follow Tobi to the dimension and he wasn't threatening anyone at the moment.

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