Naruto Shippuden 272 shows up how awesome Hanzo is, plus we get to see a second fight between Mifune vs Hanzo. Mifune being the head of the samurai’s. We also get a peek at the past of Hanzo and how he actually died, which was by the hands of the Akatsuki. Kabuto also fails to take control of Hanzo as he’s poison had completely paralyzed him.
So Naruto Shippuden 272 continues on from the past few episodes about the war. Currently Kankuro and the others, are currently retreating because they have no chance of defeating the opponents they’ve been faced with. Although the Fifth Company have been dispatched in order to help them.
As Kankuro and the others keep on going, the enemies chase them down closer and closer when Hanzo releases his Poison from his salamander. He summons his Ibuse which launches his Poison Fog. The poison is numbing the body of Kankuro and the others. As Hanzo goes to kill Kankuro, Mifune quickly appears to help with all the other samurai.
They bring masks to help them filter the air better so the poison doesn’t get through. Hanzo didn’t know such samurai’s would be serving the shinobi’s. Mifune tells him that they are not serving them, but just do it for peace. They pledge themselves for peace. At this point Kabuto watches.
Chiyo and Kimimaro arrive to the battlefield. Chiyo starts telling them that it takes around 5 minutes for Ibuse to get more poison. Hanzo then tells the salamander to retreat for a little while. Both Mifune and Hanzo keep on attacking each other. They then move onto a different playing field to get more space.
Kimimaro also readies himself to attack. He enables all the spikes in his body to stab the samurai’s. Hanzo and Mifune keep on fighting. Hanzo tells Mifune that he also wanted to bring the 5 nations together in order to restore peace but it didn’t work. He also tells them that most of the samurai’s have moved onto the become shinobi’s because they are just a lot more powerful, plus they do it for the money.
Mifune tells Hanzo that he doesn’t care if he loses his life to pursuit the happiness. He tells Hanzo that the blade is the person, but Hanzo tells Mifune not to compare them because they’re clearly not. Hanzo and Mifune keep on fighting because Hanzo doesn’t agree with Mifune.
As Hanzo speaks, Mifune quickly starts his attack at Hanzo by nearly chopping off his head. He does this because he does not want to allow him to use his ninjutsu beyond this point in the fight. Mifune is clearly a master of the sword because Ninjutsu will be useless against him.
Mifune tells Hanzo that they had previously fought, and he had nearly died. Hanzo remembers this moment and asks if he was that samurai who had survived. Hanzo then tells Mifune that this time he will certainly die. Mifune replies that he won’t be able to do such a thing because he has currently died once before and won’t have the power to do such a thing again.
Hanzo remembers that he was killed by the Akatsuki for siding with Danzo instead of keeping his hold up. Therefore he betrayed the Akatsuki therefore he was killed. During this fight, Hanzo backs up while Ibuse appears from the bottom to capture Mifune in the poison fog.
After some moments, Mifune appears to have cut his way out from Ibuse because he’s currently immune to the poison. Mifune goes towards Hanzo at full speed, this reminding them of a moment some time ago. We return now to see that Danzo’s mask and blade has been broken.
Mifune tells him that because his blade has been sharpened even more it’s been able to cut the blade. The blade is currently very powerful. Hanzo is defeated. But now they remember th e past fight where Mifune was defeated. Mifune tells him that he had a sac full of venom implanted in him when he was a boy.
He can poison people just by breathing on them, but if he does this he is likely to poison his own body and paralyze himself. If he was to breathe it in if the sac burst then it would affect him, thus it has many risks and many advantages of having the mask. Mifune talks that his blade was too dull and was able to cut his blade.
Hanzo tells Mifune that if he dies here it because of his comrades not helping him. They had cowered and ran away at the first mention of his name, while only Mifune had stayed to fight. Hanzo calls Mifune a hero for doing such a thing, at this point, Mifune tells him that he doesn’t want to become a hero but only wants to help his comrades therefore he tells Hanzo not to harm any of the samurai.
Hanzo sees that conviction in Mifune’s heart and gives an antidote to him. He then gives it to him because he was able to escape the heroism that he was given and just wanted to bring peace by just telling to keep the safety of his friends and fellow samurai. Back at the fight, Hanzo gets up and wants to suicide himself for his own conviction. He wants to burst the venomous sac to release the poison.
Kabuto quickly tries to get him go all berserk but as the poison paralyzed him, he won’t be able to move from the spot. Therefore Kabuto is in trouble. Mifune quickly tells one of his shinobi’s to quickly seal Hanzo before something else happens. Mifune tells Hanzo that he will tell everyone about his heroism and his conviction. Kabuto is pissed because he lost him. Naruto Shippuden 272 ends here.
Well that was certainly a pretty cool episode. The fight between these two was pretty epic! Although I didn’t like the emotional part of the fight, it really put me off, however it was nice seeing some action from some old dudes. Can’t wait for next week’s Naruto 273 when Ino. Shikamaru and Choji will go up against Asuma, Kakuzu and Dan!