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Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 04-09-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 69
Poll: Spoiler Naruto Chapter 672
Views: 1,996
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 672

There's really no reason to believe Madara couldn't call himself back from the freaking River Styx itself at this point. He is the very essence of story imbalance and imprudent character design. ...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 04-03-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 94
Poll: Spoiler Naruto 671
Views: 2,125
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto 671

I didn't mean to say it was bad. More that I'm a little surprised that I was right, since so much of this story has gone off the rails in microcosm, imo.

It's actually an old and good...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 04-02-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 94
Poll: Spoiler Naruto 671
Views: 2,125
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto 671

This is totally going the way I predicted. (http://forum.naruto.viz.com/showthread.php?t=102004)
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 03-12-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 80
Poll: Spoiler Naruto Chapter 668
Views: 1,657
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 668

/Butts in...

Well, that shouldn't be our job, really. But as a writer myself, I would have bothered to lay the groundwork well before this, weaving it into the backstory over time, or I wouldn't...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 03-12-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 80
Poll: Spoiler Naruto Chapter 668
Views: 1,657
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 668

Honestly, if this isn't enough, I'll be pissed. And it probably won't be. Madara is way over-powered. A broken character, even before he consumed the bijuus.

But Night Elephant is going to be...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 10-22-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,968
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 652 Discussion.

1. TNJ. It already worked once on the bijuus.

2. We don't really understand the dynamics of chakra-pulling. It looks like physical pulling, but if you consider what the Alliance is doing, it...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 10-17-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,187
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 651 Discussion

Yeah, well that is just exasperating at this point. How many chapters do we have to endure failed super-attacks? I'll admit this one was beautiful, and I enjoyed it (the panel with all K11 was one...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 10-17-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,187
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 651 Discussion

@Namikaze_Naruto
Not sealed? I thought that was the whole point of his ritual and why he can use its power.

Also, we're probably being trolled. I doubt this even harmed Obito. Or at least it...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 10-16-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,187
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 651 Discussion

Well, isn't the running notion that the Sage created the current order of things by 1. splitting the Juubi into several parts with izanagi (or something related to it) and 2. creating modern...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 10-16-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,187
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 651 Discussion

I don't know if anyone has picked up on this, but for the entire manga we've assumed (I think) that the death of a jinchuuriki means the temporary dissolving of the bijuu's personality, am I right? ...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 10-15-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 651 Prediction

Relativism (it's right, as long as you believe it is, etc.) doesn't fit here: it's a war, after all. Kishi doesn't seem to go with that. Naruto is strongly opposed to people trying to murder his...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 10-11-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,760
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 650

lol, it was very rude, at any rate. Although I wonder what the snakes were meant to do. Even for a monster like Manda, biting solid wood doesn't seem too effective. I suppose there's always poison,...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 10-10-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,760
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 650

Is it just me, or did the Third chop Oro's snakes in half to get at the tree root? I guess he didn't take his "help" very seriously. I can't tell if this means the Third jumped the gun, or if Oro's...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 10-09-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,760
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 650

@JLI2infinity
Well, Karuma being inside the Fourth was nearly inevitable, since the nine tails is a chakra beast. Oro being alive was also quite likely, given how he "died" and the nature of his...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 10-02-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 67
Spoiler Naruto 649
Views: 2,019
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto 649

I don't think the kyuubi cloak would help a being with unlimited chakra, like Hashi. It seems like overkill. Hashi's limitation is skill, not chakra. I know that's an extreme thing to say, but...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 09-23-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 88
Spoiler Naruto 647
Views: 3,333
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto 647

It was unclear, but by "they" I meant the heroes -- all of them. Frankly, I was hoping Shikamaru would get healed and learn enough from what happened to produce something intelligent, as is usually...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 09-21-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 88
Spoiler Naruto 647
Views: 3,333
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto 647

Really this was just another setup chapter, complete with gratuitous cliffhanger. Nothing meaningful occurred. Oh, look, Naruto didn't give up. Well, that's great, but we've seen it before -- a...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 08-21-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,361
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 643

"The attack may fail" and then we are left with the expectation of yet another series of increasingly powerful and still useless solutions; it's getting old already.



It is unlikely that Obito...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 08-21-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,361
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 643

Sasuke got punked
Hurry up and hand over the other half of the Kyuubi, Minato. This stupid combo attack will fail anyway.
If the barrier is designed (for the sake of the story) not to kill...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 08-07-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,395
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 642

I like that Naruto finally gets how to do a one handed rasengan. That will effectively double his combat potential; imagine how insane his giant barrage will be now that he can halve the number of...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 07-31-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,665
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 641

Perhaps Sasuke is still evil, but I think his motivations have seriously changed. Or rather, his chief motivation (to restore his clan) actually has a half-plausible goal now, in that just...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 07-31-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,665
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 641

^this
Clearly this isn't the final assault, even if it does somehow manage to take out Juubito. It may in fact only serve up the Juubi to Madara, but I doubt it will even be that effective. ...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 07-30-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,665
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 641

Yeah, I'm not feelin' any better about this attack than the previous ones. All he has to do is split himself off, like the Juubi did before Obito sacrificed himself to it. I won't explore how...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-25-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 766
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: So now that Five Kage...

It always matters whether you're an ET. How would immortality and unlimited chakra not matter in combat? We don't know the details of that battle, but we do know that Oonoki was a kid at the time,...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-21-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Something that is weird

But unlike the AIs in The Matrix, neither Madara nor Obito seem to care that their plan is inherently genocidal, and therefore disbelief is unimportant. You can be trapped in a genjutsu even if you...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-21-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 766
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: So now that Five Kage...

Not maybe. Almost certainly. Had Madara not been a zombie, he'd have been destroyed by Oonoki's Dust Release, while Tsunade never really had the drop on him, even after baiting him with her own...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-21-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 766
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: So now that Five Kage...

Actually, I think Oonoki probably outclasses Tsunade entirely. Combat is a game of range, and Tsunade is a short range fighter -- and Oonoki can fly. In his prime, Tsunade would've been child's...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-21-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 766
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: So now that Five Kage...

Well, I can see the Hokage being superior to the other kage, at least by turns (not permanently), simply because it was obvious that the previous Kazekage was considered the weakest. They did lose a...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-20-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 766
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: So now that Five Kage...

By definition the Hokages are the strongest ninjas on the battlefield, since they were already demigods and now have unlimited chakra. They outclass the kages to no end. Hashi doesn't even have to...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-20-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,686
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 635

Personally I think Kishi just painted himself into a plot corner, which is why Orochimaru is being so helpful. If you think about it, it's logical, since there's no reason Orochimaru would desire...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-19-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,686
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 635

Frankly, if Sasuke were serious about being Hokage, he never would have mentioned it, especially there. This makes him a terrible ninja, and an even worse soldier (neither of which is a surprise). ...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-19-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,686
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 635

While there is no reason to trust Sasuke, and every reason to believe he's still an enemy, his actions don't actually reveal him as evil in themselves. Remember that no one, except (some)...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-18-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,510
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: The curious mind of Sai Shaft

Yeah, I forgot about that. However, the ninja world is bloody and treacherous. The only thing that makes those criminal acts is the fact that they weren't done on orders. He was a political...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-16-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,510
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: The curious mind of Sai Shaft

Killing Sai and Jugo would make Sasuke an actual criminal, rather than just a runaway. He'd be thug, finally. Except that at this point there would be no meaning to it, and it would be...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-15-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,093
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 634

While I wouldn't put it past Kishi, that would just be lame. Actually burying hatred and ill will is the one thing an Uchiha should have trouble with.
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-13-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,093
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 634

I really doubt a "fake smile" will work with Naruto, when Kisame couldn't fool him. At the very least it's illogical.
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-12-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,510
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: The curious mind of Sai Shaft

That would be boss.
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-12-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,093
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 634

Don't forget that a lot of people will grief on a story because that's part of how they derive pleasure from the experience. The negativity is born of analysis, not juvenile malice. I can and do...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-12-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,510
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: The curious mind of Sai Shaft

It's hard out there for a ninja. I don't know how Sai lasted this long. Kishi's trolling him into the ground. He just doesn't have enough wizard in him.

As for Sasuke, I just think he likes...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-12-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,093
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 634

Yeah. Right. But why should they care? They're snakes. Hell, they sometimes eat themselves! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-cannibalism#Self-cannibalism_among_animals)
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-12-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,093
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 634

I don't know, maybe Manda wasn't liked. Maybe he was a tyrant. Certainly he was surly enough. Oro had to practically beg him and produce sacrifices when he summoned him, if I remember correctly. ...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-12-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,093
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 634

What did you think a forum was, exactly? Fanbois only blowing rainbows up their idols' butts? If you are frustrated or excited enough to interact, that's why you're here, either way. Merely...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-12-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,093
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 634

The Good: "Burn it down", Amaterasu Rasenshuriken (forget stupid long name), Sakura becomes useful.

The Bad: Calling it -- Tsunade gets zetsumed, like Obito. But because of her own skill, it...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-10-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,571
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 633

Honestly Shukaku didn't really seem that strong (frankly, the fact that Part I Naruto could hope to defeat it is telling). The power seems to ramp up exponentially with the number of tails, but you...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-06-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,571
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 633

Well, obviously Hinata is just being set up to do something greater than 64 Palms. Otherwise the shot of her standing with her lion fists would be rather pointless. Remember that Pein could dodge...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-05-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: (Prediction) Final Arc: Road to Hokage

On the surface it may seem so, but Asuma disagreed with you. Besides, I don't see evidence of that stopping Kishi so far. The ninja world is based on power, not actual leadership ability. You...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-05-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: (Prediction) Final Arc: Road to Hokage

Choji, unlike Tenten (unfortunately) has proven useful in combat, not to mention unlocking his clan powers. That was a major feat. I don't know if it is as rare as MS, but it can't be common...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-05-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,571
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 633

That would be pretty binary of her. ;)
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-05-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,571
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: Naruto Chapter 633

Sai got Shafted. As expected, and predicted. We all know he's underpowered for a wizard. That should tell you what happens to real ninjas in Narutoverse. He needs to go back to silently poisoning...
Forum: Naruto Manga Discussion 06-05-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 31
Spoiler So Sai Shaft
Views: 994
Posted By Jutsu Junkie
Re: So Sai Shaft

It would be better than that lame tornado storm it kicked up earlier. I mean, it's not complete yet, but I find it disappointing that the best it could do is that storm. The Juubi spawn are worse. ...
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