Naruto 652 begins a long journey by which Naruto and the others play a tug-of-war with the Bijuu’s Chakra. After Naruto and Sasuke’s attack, they were able to pull the chakra out of Obito allowing them to leave him with no power except just being a shell. Naruto seems to have also remembered Obito’s memories in which it somehow allows for Obito regret his decisions on what he’s been doing. Naruto states that he wants to remove Obito’s mask of lies and bring him back to the good side. Continue reading
Naruto 649 somehow brought some tears as we see a nearly dead Shikamaru stand up only from a small amount of Naruto’s Chakra, all the pain, suffering and love which Naruto has felt was transferred into everyone which helped heal Shikamaru. He mentions that he’s going to be by Naruto’s side as he’s right hand man. Everyone feels Naruto’s emotions quickly agree that Naruto has gone through a lot but is still fighting for everyone’s survival. Everyone gets hyped up to fight back. Continue reading
Naruto Shippuden 323 get even better as the awesome Five Kage’s have assembled in one place and ready to go on against the awesome and powerful Madara! They also tell Naruto that this is no longer his fight, it’s in fact a fight for the future which will decide the the peace between everyone. As Naruto’s clone disappears, the real Naruto keeps on going until he reaches Tobi, who’s currently with other Jinchuuriki’s.
Naruto Shippuden 323 begins as Madara begins with his attack using his newfound power of his wood style to which it goes for an attack against Naruto and the others. Naruto doesn’t seem to have enough chakra left. Kurama speaks to Naruto telling him that he will lend him some power, because he doesn’t want to give Madara any of it. Naruto is shocked that he wants to do this.
Naruto runs of forward and begins by creating a large number of shadow clones and giant Rasengan’s which he uses in order to get rid of all of the wood, Madara se’s that Naruto is definitely special. Naruto has used all of his power and chakra which Kurama gave him. Onoki tells him that it’s enough and that he’s going to go on from now, as he’s got a worthy opponent to fight.
Gaara goes to help Naruto, Madara would like to try more jutsu’s but it seems that Onoki cannot fight. We go into the past in which Mu and Onoki are talking to Madara about an agreement they made with Hashirama which he didn’t agree with. Onoki talks about how war is an endless cycle, however Madara mentions that this is just life. Onoki mentions that pain helps for them to learn about what truly matters.
He also mentions that this war is different, before it was against each other, but now they’re fighting a greater evil and coming together and heading towards Peace. Madara would like to put everyone in his jutsu. Onoki nearly falls when Gaara helps him mentioning that he’ll help him also.
Back at the HQ, Mabui is told that she needs to use her Ethereal Transmission, however Mabui mentions that people cannot go through, only the previous has been able to go through. Tsunade mentions that she will use her chakra stored in her forehead. The flying Raijin will be used on someone else. Raikage also agrees to go and asks for two people transmission.
Naruto fails against his fight against Black Zetsu however Chojuro is able to attack flawlessly. He takes Black Zetsu down, Genma is told to use his flying Raijin jutsu, plus the real Madara is alive. Mabui uses her transmission technique. Mei is going to be transported when Tsunade gets to the battlefield. Chojuro tells Mei that she needs to take Madara down.
Tsunade and Raikage get there, they stop Madara and Mu’s attack. Furthermore, Mei arrives there too. The Five Kage’s have finally assembled, they all look epic and ready to go! Madara is happy that he gets more people to use his techniques on. Tsunade helps Gaara and Onoki while Raikage and Mei begins their battle against Madara. He uses his Susanoo to counterattack Mei’s lava and Raikage’s lightning strikes.
A few others are going after Mu. Tsunade is asked by Naruto that she can also heal him, she mentions that he’s no longer a part of this fight. The current battle is not to protect him but in fact for the future and it’s peace. Madara is impressed by Raikage and Mei. Madara begins his destruction, he attacks but Gaara’s sand and Onoki’s rock helps with the defence.
Onoki asks for everyone to listen to him while Gaara fights with him to distract while Onoki makes a plan. Everyone hears the plan and agrees, Mei is told to use her mist to stop Madara’s vision, Mu shows up while Raikage has Onoki on his back, he makes his speed quicker by making him lighter. Raikage appears and uses his weighted jutsu and makes Raikage’s jutsu even powerful.
Onoki explains to Naruto that at the start he didn’t care about anyone except his village, however fighting with everyone, he now knows that he wants to make peace with everyone, and to also defeat this great evil. He asks Naruto for the Kage’s to defeat Madara while he goes to defeat the other evil which is Tobi. They all tell him that they’ll win for sure! Naruto disappears. Real Naruto understands and quickly finds Masked Tobi to which he head butts! Naruto Shippuden 323 ends here.
A great episode and it’s just going awesome, Madara will now show his true power and what it truly means to be strong, and why he’s the second strongest shinobi ever. This will definitely be something in which the Kage’s will experience hard. Can’t wait for next week’s Naruto Shippuden 324, titled “The Unbreakable Mask and The Shattered Bubble”, when Naruto and Tobi fight it out, also the Jinchuuriki’s will also fight Naruto and Bee.
This fantastic artwork of the nine Jinchuuriki’s really looks awesome, from the one tailed to the nine tails, they all look awesome. Furthermore, the current situation in the manga, we know that most of the awesome Jinchuuriki’s have come back and are clearly with the notorious masked man known as Tobi. How will it go down, the manga speaks differently with a lot more incredible stuff going on.
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Naruto Shippuden 322 finally blows me away, the number of crazy things that happens is just off the hook. Madara gets in gear to show how to truly fight without holding back, plus shows his awesome Susanoo as well as his great power such as the two large meteors which even the Kage’s can’t handle. Madara is truly worth to be called a God. He’s literally on another level from the current shinobi’s now.
Naruto Shippuden 322 begins as the shadows covers the land over the battlefield. Naruto mentions that the Madara in front of them is the real one, and the masked one is a fake and is someone else. Onoki has no idea who they are. Madara see’s that the Shinobi’s in front of them are an allied force. He also mentions that Tobi must have something planned, that’s why he’s gone to all this trouble.
He asks who the animator is, Kabuto appears in Muu’s body introducing himself, saying that he’s with Tobi. He mentions that Madara’s Edo Tensei is special and that he’s been able to fix him up, being even better than his glory days. Madara asks if he knows anything about his glory days, Kabuto says no and that he wants him to show Kabuto. Gaara tries to attack but fails.
Madara lands on the battlefield mentioning that he’ll fight. Madara looks at everyone, they get ready and so does Madara. They start running at each other, shouting. Madara goes all out the first time showing his true greatness. He begins his attack and the Shinobi’s attacking him are quickly defeated, one by one, they’re beaten up to a pulp. Without the others being able to do anything. He can see everything using his Sharingan. Muu isn’t able to use his techniques.
Naruto is asked if he can use his Chakra mode instead of Gaara and Onoki going out. Madara is quickly taking out a lot of soldiers around him. Breaking their bones as well as stabbing their faces. He’s pushed back by Temari, but that doesn’t do anything. He gets in a stance and enables his Fire Style which spans a great wide area. The Shinobi’s enable their water which is barely holding. Steam is created when Madara jumps into action with a lot of fireballs behind him.
This way he keeps on attacking. He see’s Gaara’s technique being used. Gaara pushes him back, Naruto even uses his large Rasengan but Madara blocks it using his Susanoo. After using his Susanoo, he begins to take even more people out, using the chakra swords. Naruto is trying to get into his Sage Mode.
Gaara begins to stop the Susanoo but begins to fail as two more hands are formed. Naruto gets his Rasen Shuriken this time. Onoki makes Gaara’s sand lighter, Naruto goes. Gaara attacks Gaara from the bottom which begins Madara out of the Susanoo Shell. The Rasen Shuriken is thrown and Madara’s eyes changes.
At the HQ, they talk about what’s going on and how they can counter attack. Madara has been able to take out the Rasen Shuriken by just absorbing it using his Rinnegan. The Susanoo fades and Madara backs to the ledge. Kabuto mentions that he knew it all along. Kabuto mentions that he’s made his body better. He can’t even read the tablet of the Uchiha.
He mentions that he’s able to push the powers of the Gods. Madara unleashes his Susanoo. The Shinobi look up staring at a large rock, by which Madara has summoned. Onoki gets ready by telling everyone to run, while he fly’s up and makes the rock lighter by which he can stop it. He goes up and does so, Gaara begins his technique too by which he tries to hold the rock using his sand as hands. They both stop it, Madara looks at them mentioning how they’ll be able to stop the second one, Onoki is shocked and the second hits the first rendering Onoki’s efforts useless.
It all goes to hell hell as the destruction from these two rocks have ruined everything. The shock from the second spans out very far. Tsunade at the HQ mentions that she’s going to go in order to help with everything. Many people have vanished and only a few remain from all this. Naruto goes to Onoki by which he’s unconscious by all the damage. He’s seriously hurt. Muu and Madara return from the destruction of the rock.
Madara asks how much he knows about him. He knows that he doesn’t know everything, but that he still lived after their great fight with Hashirama, plus was able to take a part of Hashirama at that point. Kabuto mentions that there are still some people left like Gaara and Onoki. Madara checks something first, which makes Naruto’s belly hurt. Kurama is being summoned.
Kabuto mentions that Naruto is the Jinchuuriki, and that he’s part of Mito a long time ago. Kabuto mentions that they can always go for the real one, however Madara wants to try something. He quickly enables his Wood Style Deep Forest Emergence, which seems impossible. Naruto Shippuden 322 ends here.
What a crazy chapter, plus how are Naruto and the others ever going to survive from all this that’s going on. It’s going to be one hell of a fight by Naruto and the others. Hopefully the others can quickly appear to help during next week’s Naruto Shippuden 323, titled “The Five Kage Assemble”, when the Kage’s come to one to fight Madara.
Naruto Shippuden 307 covers a specific story surrounding the character of Hayate Gekko, he’s recently been brought back using the Edo Tensei, he’s story is recapped as Kabuto tells him things which highlights him, he’s death has also been shown. He’s mission from Kabuto is to obtain the scroll which has a number of elite Shinobi’s which can serve Kabuto during the war.
Naruto Shippuden 307 begins as a number of already injured soldiers start dying from a number of different sorts of injuries from the enemies. Everyone is seen also trying to see if they can save anyone, they keep on fighting with all they’ve got towards the enemy. Kabuto mentions that it’s time to begin, he brings forth Hayate Gekko, who asks what has happened.
Kabuto begins to tell him that it’s a war which is going on, there are multiple bodies all around them who have died, he’s been alone working there in order to help with the war. He begins to tell a story to what happened in the past during the matches. He goes on to talk to Baki, he mentions that before he gives him the plans, he wants to see how Gaara really is, as he wants to use Gaara to fight Sasuke.
After they stop talking they notice how the fight is going, Dosu Kinuta from the Sound is seen talking to Gaara, which is quickly angered, he quickly transforms into a form which is seen during the fight when Gaara fought Naruto and Sasuke. He completely destroys him after Gaara is seen getting a little out of control.
During all of this Hayate Gekko is hearing all of this, he even finds out that the one tailed is also there. He hears everything there is to, he also deactivates his mirage and tries to escape, but at this point he makes a noise which both Kabuto and Baki notice, they mention that they will take care of it, but Baki goes to fight him. At this point Kabuto keeps on explaining more of whats happening in the current place. Kabuto also gave Baki the plans which he intended to give to him.
We notice that at Sasuke’s camp there is a personnel which uses her skills in order to trap the elite soldiers in her scroll, she uses this in order to make sure that the elite soldiers are not taken by the other people especially Kabuto, thus they don’t get Edo Tensei. Baki and Hayate fight, one keeps on pushing the other.
They seem to be even until Hayate uses his sword, it gets trapped within Baki’s gear, this time it’s Baki’s turn, he mentions that his sword was sharp but not effective enough, he then uses his own type of wind sword which horribly cuts Hayate Gekko, through tout this Kabuto is watching on. He then uses it even further to strike him whilst his in the air. He’s leaf there where Kabuto wants to get him for his Edo Tensei.
Other people approach, saying that they heard noises so want to know whats happening, they notice Kabuto, he mentions that he’s only passing by, they ask a few questions but move on, he was able to collect some hair samples which is required for him to do the Edo Tensei. Kabuto keeps on explaining that it’s still around.
He then brings more human bodies, he uses his Edo Tensei to bring two other members back to life, he places his tags on them allowing him to control them. He will be used in order to bring something back for him, all three of them will be used for this purpose. At the camp, we see Yugao Uzuki asked by another member why she doesn’t go to fight in the war, she mentions that she can no longer do this because of her personal reason, she’s called to the tent when there’s an explosion.
Everyone goes towards it when they notice three of them, with Hayate Gekko being one of them. They appear to be taking the scroll, Yugao Uzuki notices him, Hayate also notices her, Sakura seems to also know he is. They try to get the scroll back but the two shinobi’s are just too powerful for them to handle, they defeat and kill some members and escape, at this point Yugao and Hayate look at each other.
Sakura and some other members are told to go after them, Yugao is also told to go after them. Message is also assigned to be sent to HQ to tell them to send more enforcement so they can help out. Yugao mentions that she’s not able to go because the man they were looking at, Hayate was her lover! Naruto Shippuden 307 ends here.
A somewhat useless filler, I expect the next episode to be the same. I just can’t wait for next week’s episode to be the same. The only good thing about this episode which I saw was probably the new opening and ending. Nevertheless, next week’s Naruto Shippuden 308, titled “Night of the Crescent Moon”, will be about Hayate and Yugao and their past love.
Naruto Shippuden 302 explains that Onoki’s dead was a sand clone as Gaara saved him, the Mizukage also mentions that Gaara in fact the Golden Child who will bring promises. The Mizukage’s strongest Steam Imp is put into action showing them powerful it is, it also caused Mu a lot of trouble. We notice the unbelievable reappearance of Mu who was sealed, but in fact it seems like he used his Splitting Technique to allow him to stay alive, even Onoki didn’t notice this.
Naruto Shippuden 302 begins as Onoki is shot down, he falls to the ground and the Mizukage calls him an idiot, Onoki turns into sand and quickly goes on to capture Mizukage in Gaara’s sand. Mizukage notices that Gaara’s been using his eye in order to help Onoki. As Gaara captures Mizukage, they throw seals but it doesn’t work.
Gaara bring a lot of sand towards the Mizukage, tons and tons of it to which he forms his Grand Sand Mausoleum which covers a large and grand area. They throw their tags and try to seal when a large smoke appears, it breaks out of the technique from Gaara and Onoki knows that whats appeared is going to be trouble. He tells them that it’s the Steam Imp, which has the possibilities of having infinite explosions.
From the skies falls hail, with so much steam, it starts to move away and a form of an imp type clone appears which has similar look to the Mizukage. It starts out large and becomes small, Onoki explains that it’s made of an outer layer of Oil and internal layer of water, it works as it gets hotter and hotter by movement the water turns into steam and explodes. It cools down into it’s smaller form by the hail generated by the steam.
It attacks and gets a lot of hits on the Shinobi’s, Onoki tells them that they need to go for the real one to stop him. Someone detects Mizukage, Gaara quickly goes to him and quickly gets his sand on him, Gaara gets another Grand Sand going while the Steam Imp becomes larger that it’s about the explode. Gaara tries to seal him when the Steam Imp appears and takes it off, Mizukage’s head appears from the top of the pyramid.
Mizukage tries to test the current Kage’s by not telling them how to beat the Steam Imp, he wants to see if they’re worthy of the title. The Steam Imp goes for them, especially Gaara, it gets closer to him and explodes, he tries to save a lot of the people with his shield, he also covers himself with his own shield. Naruto and the others notice the explosion and go towards it.
The Steam Imp becomes small, Gaara quickly goes to attack the Steam Imp, they both try to attack each other when Gaara’s seen taking some sand which has golden colouring to it, it seems to have covered the Steam Imp as it was Gaara as a sand clone. It’s covered and the Steam Imp falls down, it tries to move but seems to be heavy.
Gaara quickly gets it with his sand, Mizukage presumes that he’s sand has gotten faster. Gaara covers the Steam Imp with his sand, it gets larger and larger, it seems like it’s going to explode, this time it doesn’t as only small amounts of steam appear. The outer parts of the Steam Imp appear and it seems that it’s been covered by Gold, or it’s been completely remolded by Gold.
The Mizukage notices what happened after Gaara tells him that Golds 20 times heavier than water. Mizukage’s impressed with his strategy, he also calls Gaara a Golden Child! We notice that Kabuto’s upset with the number of Kage’s quickly going down, we move onto where Mu was sealed, we somehow see him again! Mu notices that his counter part has been sealed, we also notice that he was split into half using Fission and Onoki hasn’t noticed it yet!
Mu mentions that because of this, his splitting technique may be quicker but it also halves his power, it means that for Kabuto, it will take more time for Mu to be able to summon someone, currently it’s unknown who that is. Kabuto might want to also bring some other people for back up to get some more people.
Naruto appears in front of Gaara, he asks who he’s fighting against, Naruto see’s Mizukage with a weird body and thus Mizukage calls Gaara clever and Naruto an idiot, as Mizukage is being sealed, Gaara smiles and asks if he’s really a good guy. He’s completely covered with the seal.
Many injured members are taken to the Medical Corps, even the Onoki is taken. Gaara asks Naruto if he’s a clone, and where the real one is. Naruto’s currently running towards the main battle field where most of the fights are done, the Medical Corps seems to now not take any more members as it seems that it could turn out to be Zetsu. Other battlefields are also worried that they may have friends who could be Zetsu themselves.
Tenten is still looking for her Bashosen. Neji and Hinata talk about being careful, as their could be people in the camp who may be Zetsu’s, Neji’s abilities seem to be deteriorating. Kakashi finds out that Pakura and Gari have not yet been sealed, Fuguki Suikazan and Mangetsu Hozuki have also yet to be sealed. Naruto keeps on running as quickly as he can. Naruto Shippuden 302 ends here.
A good ending to today’s chapter, it seems that Naruto is getting closer and closer to the real action, it also seems like Naruto is going to get there angry and wanting to kick some real butt! Can’t wait for next week’s Naruto Shippuden 303, titled “Ghosts from the Past”, when more enemies appears, Neji and Hinata appear there to fight them!
Gaara, a good guy, a contradiction from this image and incredible powerful! Gaara was born by hatred, but Naruto’s feelings changed all that and turned him around, making him see the clear picture that there are people who care for him and would even give up their lives for him. Gaara’s actions define him, that’s why he’s currently a Kazekage, however if he was still a Jinchuuriki and Naruto never intervened in his life, would he have ever stepped on the current path he’s at?
I personally think no, Gaara’s actions and hatred nearly took him over, if it wasn’t for Sasuke’s chase, Gaara would have never been out of control, so Naruto’s fight against Gaara would have been obsolete. An unrelated point here is that Gaara started from hatred to becoming normal, however Sasuke was normal until he found his brother was abused by the Leaf, thus he become enraged. Does this mean that Naruto will have to take a different path in order to bring Sasuke back?
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Naruto Shippuden 300, celebrates 300 Shippuden episodes, with Naruto finally arriving at in the sand to help both Onoki and Gaara to defeat the other Kage’s, he starts to by helping them defeat Mu, but could he still be alive? The Mizukage is also seen giving hints to defeat him, until Onoki defeats his Clam Summoning and gets himself shot down by Mizukage’s Water Gun.
Naruto Shippuden 300 begins with the ninjas fighting the Raikage and Mizukage, they tell them about their weaknesses. Mizukage’s a Shadow Style user. thus is able to use genjutsu techniques. While the Raikage is a Lightning Style user whose weakness includes Earth Style and Wind Style. The Raikage tells all of them to follow him as they’re the only ones who could possibly defeat him.
The Mizukage brings out his Giant Clam, he mentions that if they stayed together they wouldn’t be able to defeat them. Gaara is asked by the Mizukage what he’s plan is, Gaara replies that he’s going to leave them in charge there, Mizukage is pissed off since he isn’t being recognized.
His clam summoning sprays a gar in the air which seems to get everyone in that jutsu. He tells them that attacking them light that is useless. Onoki is faced by Mu who’s disappeared. Gaara goes towards My to help him, while the others Shinobi’s are trying to get the Mizukage, they seem to have failed, as he keeps telling them that it’s useless to attack him, they need to find the Clam and attack it first. It’s the thing that’s creating a mirage. The Shinobi’s have used their weapons on the mirage, so they try getting it all back.
He calls this awkward since they can’t keep themselves properly prepared. Mizukage tells them to attack but in fact once they do, their weapons all go through, the mirage disappears and the Mizukage is once again angry at them, telling them that they aren’t thinking, they need to find the real clam first. They all seem to give up, someone calls him a name, to which he then says sorry.
Onoki’s doubles seem to be attacked, Onoki is nearly attacked when Mu appears behind him, he’s told this, Mu tries to move away when his back is once again cracks. He falls to the ground when Gaara appears, he notices something unusual behind Mu, which is seems to be Naruto! Naruto appears with his Planet Rasengan!
It misses Mu by a little bit, he tells Gaara to help him make a jump, which he does. Mu tells him to quickly attack because his attack is much faster! He connects with the Rasengan! Mu’s body is flung down towards the rocks and sand. Onoki stops it and adds weight to his body, to which he won’t be able to move. Fortunately it helps Gaara seal him. As he goes to seal him, Mu mentions for them not to let their guard down as there might still be something. To me there might be something around them. Naruto mentions that they did good sealing him. Gaara shouts at Naruto asking why he’s there. Shikaku explains everything as they go to help the others.
Mizukage defeats all of them, he asks for them to keep on going and to seal him quickly! Naruto agrees to take on the Raikage, while Gaara and Onoki will go and take the Mizukage! The Shinobi’s keep on attacking but it doesn’t work, as it’s a mirage. Out of nowhere, the Mizukage goes on to start a jutsu, which pops out bubbles out of the ground, he mentions for them to play it seriously now because he has no control of their body.
He quickly goes for the attack when Gaara’s sand appears. The sand seems to melt, Mizukage asks what took him so long, Gaara’s attack, he’s forced to go down. The Shinobi’s are also attacked, this time the Mizukage’s attacks penetrate him. Most of the Shinobi’s are injured. It seems like the Mizukage’s finished them off!
Mizukage mentions that he’s much more stronger than Mu, Gaara seems to somewhat agree that he’s strong. Mizukage repeats that he needs to find the Giant Clam. Gaara is trying to figure out where his sand was, he finds out and tells Onoki to quickly attack, which he tries but has low chakra, he tries to use his Rock hands which doesn’t do any damage!
He then adds a large amount of damage to his hand to which it breaks the surface of the clam, he breaks it and it seems like Onoki’s shoulder and back have gone, he’s in trouble! Mizukage appears behind him, he tells him that he knew Onoki would be a Kage, he also calls Onoki an old man, his arm goes up to which he tells Onoki to move, he fires a water shot which goes right through Onoki! Could he have died? Naruto Shippuden 300 ends here!
What a fantastic 300th episode! Plus a great fight has happened, plus Onoki could have been badly injured! What could happen next? Can’t wait for next week’s Naruto Shippuden 301, titled “Paradox”, when Naruto goes up against the strong Raikage! Also what will happen of Onoki?
Naruto Shippuden 297 shows a much more passionate and loving side to both Gaara and his father, the Fourth Kazekage! The battle begins between the Kage’s, but we mostly concentrate on Gaara and his Father. We finally find out what happened in the background concerning the attempt killing of Gaara when he was a child. We also find out the motive from his father to why he did so. Gaara cries with happy thoughts that both his mother and father loved him dearly!
Naruto Shippuden 297 begins as the Fourth Kazekage and Gaara talk, he asks if Gaara is still the Jinchuuriki but Gaara tells him that he’s no longer as the Akatsuki had removed it from him. Gaara remembers when Granny Chiyo gave her life away to bring back Gaara, Naruto and others were waiting for him to come back to life as they saved his life.
Onoki tells them that Gaara isn’t just the Kazekage, but also the Commander and Chief of the Shinobi Alliance. Gaara tells them that he no longer has any hatred for anyone, especially his father. Despite his age, he’s a very mature and should be a great Kazekage. The Raikage acknowledges him as being a good Kazekage.
We notice Gaara’s birth when Chiyo tells the Fourth Kazekage that he’s son’s going to grow and adapt. Karura mentions that he’s very small, at this point, Karura seems to die moments later. Many people of the Sand seem to not like Gaara for his nature. They have a meeting for which they need to sort something out before it gets out of control.
Fourth Kazekage tells Yashamaru something very important. He mentions that he’s only a child, it seems like his mission is to provoke Gaara to see what happens, if he’s not enraged then he shouldn’t go berserk but if he does then it would mean that Gaara would have to be disbanded.
Yashamaru goes to Gaara, unfortunately for him, he’s nearly killed, Gaara removes the mask and cries for who he’s killed. He asks why, Yashamaru tells him that the Fourth Kazekage had told him to do such a thing. He starts to mention bad things, for example that his parents never loved him, plus his mother gave him the name Gaara for which means that he will never care for another, just take care of himself.
Gaara goes berserk and unleashes Shukaku, his father, the Fourth Kazekage, knows that it’s too late, so he has to take care of the problem as well as beat Shukaku and bring back Gaara. At the fight, the Fourth Kazekage mentions that it’s a good time to see Gaara can really beat him.
The battle finally commences, Gaara quickly gets the offensive as he quickly captures his father as well as other Kage’s in his Sand. He quickly captures them and slows them down. Fourth Kazekage tries to attack Gaara from the top but fails as hands appears, he quickly starts mentioning things about Karura which gets a little emotional.
Fourth Kazekage mentions that it’s not Shukaku who protects him, in fact it’s Karura who’s always protect him. When she was still alive, she mentions this to Gaara when he was very little. Fourth Kazekage mentions that his mother Karura always loved him! He’s shocked at this, he then mentions that Yashamaru had mentioned something else, the Fourth Kazekage tells him that what was said by him was a lie, for the sake of the village.
He had to lie in order to see what would happen to him, so he had to do it and follow orders. The Fourth Kazekage mentions that he had failed Gaara, he had burdened him unnecessarily and decided for himself that Gaara wasn’t worth anything. He also took away his future by turning him into a Jinchuuriki, as well as taking his mother away from him.
He robed all the friends he could have made, he also took away all the bonds he had made with anyone. Fourth Kazekage mentions that there is something that he gave, which was a broken heart! Yashamaru and small Gaara talk as Gaara’s being hurt in the heart. Yashamaru tells him even if he’s hurt, giving it time will fix everything, he shows him by cutting himself, that it hurts at first but then heals itself. He also mentions that the only thing to heal something such as that is Love, his mother had loved him endlessly!
Gaara starts to cry as his mother’s sand figure protects him using her hands. Gaara’s tears appear as his mother’s love is initiated from his broken heart. The Fourth Kazekage goes on to mention that her love and presence gave him love, friends and made him the Kazekage! He also grew as a person while his father didn’t do anything, he shouldn’t be called his father.
Gaara agrees that Karura was wonderful indeed, therefore thanks to her, he’s finally received love from his father! The Fourth Kazekage is shocked to see that he’s soon, Gaara has surpassed him, and therefore he leaves the village in his hands! Naruto Shippuden 297 ends here!
What a great episode, seeing Gaara finally cry as well as sort out his feud with his parents makes it a lot better as he’s finally received the love he’s always wanted. Now that he knows that he’s father and mother loves him, he’s going to probably grow stronger! Can’t wait for next week’s Naruto Shippuden 298, titled “Contact! Naruto vs Itachi”, when Naruto meets Nagato and Itachi! They all fight, even Bee!