The sharingan has just given birth to a new move, according to Itachi. It’s name is the izanami, and it will supposedly help bring an end to the battle between the Uchiha vs. Kabuto fight. Let us see if it helps out.
Well, surprisingly this new eye technique that was spoken of last chapter doesn’t make its appearance this week; or at least we don’t know it has. The only chance I can think of is that it helped save Itachi’s life after he was eaten by the cave. I think Kabuto wins the jutsu show and tell today by showcasing a move that transforms things that are not alive into things that are alive.
Basically after Itachi gets subdued, and Sasuke has to protect him by making a wall of black fire, they now can only attack each other with words. Itachi tries to convince Kabuto that to truly know who you are, you have to know where your faults lie. Kabuto listens, and appears to understand where Itachi is coming from. But at the same time Kabuto thinks about his past, and we are thrust head first into another enemy flashback.
Just like every character in this series, Kabuto also had a bad past, with no parents, no name, no glasses, and a appearance very similar to Harry Potter--he was a hot mess. Basically he had nothing, and now he is doing all he can to make a name for himself. I believe he succeeded.
A pretty decent chapter, but I wasn’t expecting a flashback yet, and I don’t think this one is over either. I’m wondering if this is all due to the izanami, maybe its forcing Kabuto to look inward and address his life, or something like that.
THE VERDICT 3/5
The flashback should continue into the next chapter, which should cover Kabuto as an older child and explains how he got into the spy business. Hopefully the next chapter will explain to us just what izanami really is.