Finally, the bastard Sasuke shows his mug after months of torture. Oh, my eyes have already tears of sweet ol’ times welling up in them.
Over the last month, the manga couldn’t have become more lop-sided and haywire. I had almost given up on it. As if the grotesqueness of the war wasn’t enough, the deification of Naruto reached unprecedented heights. Any manga, heck!, any sensible story, would keep the balance of power between good and evil intact, or at least not disturb enough to cause disbelief. But the story, as it unfolded recently, defied all belief. It flew in your face, yelling “Fuck yeah! I am Naruto, and you are dead as a rat”. So much for his over-confidence. Not only did he achieve every power known in shinobi world, except for dojutsu, he invented new jutsus in the middle of the battles! Jesus H. Christ!
He’s already stronger than anyone on the planet, anyone who has even a cursory sense of shinobi powers and abilities can easily realize that. Infinite amounts of chakra, Sage mode, and now control over Kurama(the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox), and friendship and loyalty of other eight beasts. He is as good as Sage of Six Paths. Then why is this series even going on now? What is the point of hiding Sasuke so much, that now he’s become redundant to the story? Imagine, one of the best characters of the whole manga, absent for like ages, and now the story has moved so far ahead of him, that it will go on as well without him. He’s become redundant! What a mockery…
The open threads are swarming like honey-bees, biting the story in its ass. What the hell has been resurrected Madara doing all this time, cavorting with the Five Kages, since a month, while we see an overblown eulogy of Naruto in manga form. What about the plan he discussed only vaguely with Kabuto while fighting the Kages, which alludes to the real identity of Tobi? Where is Itachi hiding? This devaluation of the most important characters of the series in favor of over-emphasis on Naruto, has compromised the series badly. Gone forever is the glory of Shippudden, with the mighty Akatsuki, avenger Sasuke, Itachi’s sacrifice and Pain’s power.
Now, in today’s manga, Sasuke has shown his face finally. I wonder what’s the use? All this hiding for three months, just for an EMS? Naruto has reached the level of a God in these three months. What’s the use of their face-off now? Much as they try to make it credible, it has already lost much of its realistic feel already.
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