Naruto Shippuden 331 sheds some light on what happened with Sasuke and the others, after they got captured Suigetsu and Jugo got free and head to Orochimaru’s secret hideout to find that behind a large wall there are plans from Orochimaru to change the balance of the war! Sasuke walks to until Zetsu’s appear, he quickly enables his Susanoo and obliterates them with his Amaterasu. From then on we see Itachi trying to go somewhere. Continue reading
Naruto 627 doesn’t leave us hanging as it properly illustrates what will be the most exciting thing to happen in Naruto. Sasuke finally chooses what he’s going to do, which is to leave with Hashirama’s story and decide to join the fight, he won’t let his brother’s or village’s efforts go to waste. Orochimaru also gives the Hokage’s full control to which they’ll go to help defeat Madara.
Naruto 533 begins with Sasuke repeating Hashirama’s meaning of what a Shinobi is, Hashirama’s goal was to build the village but Madara found another way, to which he can erase the shinobi world. Sasuke tells him that it’s the Infinite Tsukuyomi which will use his Genjutsu to which he will be able to control what ever he likes after getting everyone’s control.
What Itachi, Madara’s brother and Hashirama tried to protect will turn into nothing, everyone notices Sasuke’s just said. Itachi was the one who inherited his will despite never having heard about it from him. He endured far more than he did and died a proud shinobi of the leaf. It’s ironic that in the end, the one shinobi that understood Hashirama was a Uchiha.
Tobirama also goes on to mention that it wasn’t just his brother, there were some subordinates which he had which were there to protect the village, for example Kagami Uchiha. Sasuke asks if he didn’t hate the Uchiha. Tobirama mentions that this is not completely true, he simple thought that they should be careful of clans that pose a danger to the village, the Uchiha were this.
It’s true that they were very devoted, there were also many just like his brother which surpassed the boundaries of their clan for their village. Hashirama thought that the village would break the boundaries of this, but it wasn’t that simple, Hashirama was too soft, his role as the Second Hokage was toe mediate between them while protecting and reinforcing the village.
Hiruzen mentions that Kagami’s son, Shisui Uchiha was also a friend of Itachi, he was the same which inherited the will. However, Hiruzen blames himself for letting Danzo’s darkness take care of a part of the village. Sasuke mentions that he had killed Danzo for his revenge, he declared that he was also just protecting the village. Hiruzen mentions that all he did was make mistakes.
Minato steps in to tell him that it’s not his fault, he did a great job, he died when Kurama attacked, he also had high hopes for Minato, however after he died this fell short. Orochimaru mentions that he left Orochimaru out in order to choose Minato. Suigetsu asks if Orochimaru’s sulking, he mentions that yeah since they’re in front of the third. Minato mentions that if he had lived, he would have stopped the Uchiha force.
Orochimaru asks Sasuke what he’s going to do, will he be destroying the village or do something else. Sasuke remembers the last words from Itachi, at the end he chooses to go to the battlefield, he won’t let the village and his brother’s efforts go to waste. Hashirama agrees then tells Tobirama to prepare to fly outside.
Tobirama mentions that they’re still bound, Orochimaru is asked what he’ll do, he prepares to follow Sasuke and at this point, he’ll give them their control back. Suigetsu mentions that he’s surrounded by idiots, he needs a way to escape. They get outside, Hashirama likes what he sees, Suigetsu goes for the run when Karin appears, she detected Sasuke’s chakra and followed.
Orochimaru asks if Sasuke’s still her soft spot, she gives Sasuke a hug, Suigetsu judges and mentions that their forces will definitely surprise Madara. Hiruzen asks why he is cooperating with Sasuke, while he was inside Kabuto he realized that when he was copied it was a bad choice from him. He’s just interested in Sasuke’s different path, unlike Kabuto, Sasuke didn’t try to imitate him, thus he’s interested.
The Hokage’s get up and go to their faces, Minato mentions that he can finally meet Naruto, this time he will be able to make up for everything he wasn’t able to do as a father, he’ll also bring him a big present. Hiruzen mentions that it’s his big fight in a while, he’ll have to stay focused. Tobirama mentions that this time he’ll definitely crush him. Hashirama mentions that he’s excited to meet his long time friend.
Every era has its battles, but this will be the last war, mentions Hashirama when Hiruzen and Minato land on their faces. He also shouts for them to quickly go after Hashirama and Tobirama land on their faces. The strongest soldiers have finally arrived and ready! Naruto 627 ends here.
What a fantastic chapter, they’re finally ready to go to the battlefield, however it’s most likely that it will take a few more chapters until they finally reach the amazing battlefield. It’s also most likely that they’ll reach there while Naruto and the others are at the end of their lives. Can’t wait for next week’s Naruto 628 when we see more awesomeness!
Sasuke’s absolute hate has gone past normal, it’s on a level to which he has the ability to tear down the walls of any village and infiltrate to destroy it. There is one person who can stop him, that being Naruto. Sasuke thought process from the very start has been flawed, his mission to get his revenge on his brother, Itachi, drove him to many dark places, even to Tobi who promised to Itachi that he will bring no harm to him.
This absolutely amazing image of Sasuke Uchiha shows how art can truly be at it’s finest! The artist, kivi1230 who drew such a fantastic piece of fan art has done a magnificent job of creating the hatred Sasuke had during his battle with Danzo. This feature is also a small present towards the author as their late present.
Sasuke and Itachi from the Uchiha Clan have gone through quite a lot in order to find what their callings are. Itachi, as mentioned by Hiruzen to Sasuke, he was ordered to eliminate his whole clan in order to prevent a war between the Leaf and Uchiha Clan! Sasuke confirms this in the latest manga. He may also genuinely want to destroy and make the Leaf pay for this cruel fate for his brother Itachi!
The incredible image above was drawn by SatokoChaaan who dedicates it to her fiancée for his birthday. He asked her for an awesome image with Itachi, Sasuke and Hinata, as seen in the above image. She’s done a great job of putting it all together even with the Susanoo, notice that the hands have 6 fingers and 1 thumb. So if you like this work from her, I suggest you check her other fan art!
Naruto Shippuden 299 brings another fantastic episode as well as an end and a beginning to their quest. Itachi is fully able to neutralize Nagato as well as seal him, Naruto is also told by Itachi that with great power comes great responsibility. We find out that Itachi’s mission is to bring Kabuto down as well as stop the Edo Tensei. Kabuto gets ready to bring out his trump card to show us someone that will definitely be ruthless in the war!
Naruto Shippuden 299 continues from last week’s episode as Naruto’s been captured and trying to escape. Nagato who’s fully under the Edo Tensei has captured Naruto and is trying to pull out Naruto’s Soul, he notices that he’s not seen this jutsu before. He counts that Nagato has many jutsu. Then uses his Rasengan, to which Nagato absorbs, he notices that he’s previously confirmed that he can absorb.
Nagato enables his Jigokudo which Naruto remembers as being his revive jutsu. Kabuto finds out that he can take out Naruto’s soul, hide his body and bring him to life later on with his control, all this without Tobi finding out. Nagato keeps on pulling while Naruto keeps on pulling also. He keeps on losing power at this point.
Bee keeps on getting closer to them when he’s above them, the animals notices him, and as he gets to attacking rage, Nagato captured and stops him without moving. He uses his body to stop him, Nagato’s arm changes into a gun type machine which gets closer to his face, it charges and gets closer to attacking. At this point, Itachi’s Susanoo appears and it cuts off Nagato’s arms. We notice that the animals eyes has been damaged by shuriken. Naruto and Bee are held by the Susanoo.
Naruto and Bee thank Itachi. Nagato gets up while his arms repair. Kabuto thinks of another plan to which he can use. He thinks about the justu which makes a small planet. When Nagato’s arm is repaired, he enables his Planetary Devastation Jutsu which destroys the ground and makes a small black whole type object which sucks a lot of the ground.
Naruto mentions that it’s a jutsu which cannot be gone against as they would die instantly. Itachi tells Naruto if it’s such a deadly jutsu, why didn’t it kill Naruto. He has one of those stupid Naruto moments. Bee laughs, Itachi tells them that to every jutsu there is always a negative aspect. He quickly comes up that they need to shoot at the middle point to destroy it.
Itachi quickly enables his Susanoo and uses his Yasaka Beads, Bee uses his Bijuu Dama and Naruto launches his Rasen Shuriken. It creates a large explosion to which destroys a lot of the landscape. Although Nagato is far enough to not get too damaged. Once the smoke disappears, we quickly notices that Nagato stands, at one point, he’s quickly attacked by Itachi’s Susanoo!
It bring Nagato back, the smoke clears and he’s able to see them. He says that he’s sorry for doing all this. Itachi notices that he’s back, he tells him that it’s the Totsuka Blade. We go to a past moment when Orochimaru appeared, and was attacked and sealed away, however he escaped during Sasuke and Itachi’s fight. The sword is helpful when sealing away things.
Nagato looks at Naruto telling him that he’s the third and final novel of the collection, the first being Jiraiya, the second being Nagato himself, who was a failure and the third being Naruto when he’ll be able to finish the books with such a spectacle! He also mentions that he’ll return to Jiraiya’s side to watch how Naruto’s life plays out.
Naruto notices Jiraiya and Nagato being him who seems to be smiling at Naruto. Naruto gives him a thumb up, at this point, he’s being sucked in to which he says farewell. Kabuto notices that Itachi was able to defeat him without doing much, he played it out very well and tricked him. He mentions that it’s the perfect time to being out his special reserve!
Itachi tells Bee and Naruto that he leaves Tobi to them while he’ll take care of Kabuto and his Edo Tensei, he’s got an idea to stopping the Edo Tensei. Naruto tells him that he’ll stop him, he makes a clone when his Chakra Mode fails, Itachi goes on to tell him that he’s strong but he must notice that if he doesn’t trust other, he’ll end up just like Tobi, he needs to trust others like he’s done with others. He’s shown his power to get approval from his friends, but he also needs to trust them. Naruto remembers all the close friends he’s got in the village.
Itachi burns the crow telling Naruto that he doesn’t want anybody else to use his eyes because its way to powerful! Bee also tells Naruto that Bee asked him to take care of Naruto. as Itachi nearly departs, he tells Bee to take care of Naruto when he leaves. Naruto quickly goes into his Chakra Mode and is quickly ready to go when Naruto Shippuden 299 ends here!
A great episode but the ending was a little dragged on, although can’t wait for next week’s Naruto Shippuden 300, titled “The Mizukage, the Giant Clam, and the Mirage”, episode when we see the Kage’s go on an all out war on the others, they even go as far as to attack and bring out their Summoning, Onoki, Naruto and Gaara are having a hard time attacking them!
Naruto 619 finally fills the Hokage’s once more as Hashirama is though to be a Shinobi God but in fact a pretty funny guy, while his brother Tobirama seems to be one who’s serious and even knew that the Uchiha were plotting against Konoha. Sasuke starts by asking his fundamental question, which was about Itachi to Hiruzen which confirms it to be true. Tobirama explains why the Uchiha loved and hated so much while Hashirama is asked why he even created the Shinobi!
Naruto 619 begins strong as they’re all faced the four Hokage’s! Suigetsu wonders that the First Hokage, the God of Shinobi has been revived! Tobirama, the second Hokage is once again pissed off for Orochimaru’s actions as he’s brought them back again. Hashirama asks what’s going on. Hiruzen mentions that Orochimaru broke the Shikifujin Seal that bound them and used his Edo Tensei on them!
Minato is shocked that Orochimaru was actually able to pull it off, Orochimaru tells him not to underestimate him, it was originally a technique of the Uzumaki Clan, but once his ability to use his hands and jutsu’s went, he spent his downtime investigating ruins and examining private documents of long-lost clans. Minato mentions to Hashirama that they’ve all been revived using the Edo Tensei!
Hashirama is confused, but asks who the hell he is, Minato turns and shows him that he’s the Fourth Hokage. He’s happy that the village has endured for quite some time, Minato tells him that he can’t confirm this because he died and got sealed long before the third! Hashirama’s face drops and is confused that it seems like they were sealed together!
He tells him that it happened a little differently then expected. Hashirama asks who the Fifth Hokage is, Orochimaru reveals it to be Princess Tsunade, his grand daughter. From happy to sad as he mentions if the village is still standing! Minato tells him to have faith, he then mentions that he used to spoil her, plus she had gambling issues. Suigetsu is confused to see the God of Shinobi not quite living up to his legend.
Tobirama interrupts and asks if Orochimaru’s using the Edo Tensei, it seems like his technique is easy to mimic, Orochimaru tells him that it’s rather straight forward. Orochimaru talks about the newer generation when Tobirama asks if he plans on attacking the village, Hiruzen mentions that he sacrificed his self to cripple his abilities to use his hands, he asks how it’s even possible, he asks if he even plans on going up against the Leaf Village!
Hashirama is upset that the world is still in constant turmoil, he mentions that Orochimaru was correct that it’s a jutsu that can run forever. While Hashirama speaks, Tobirama tells him to shut up, he mentions that he hasn’t finished his talk with Orochimaru yet. Orochimaru tells them that he doesn’t plan on destroying the Leaf, if they noticed he didn’t even bother neutralizing their personalities.
His mission here is to revive them so that someone could speak to them. Sasuke appears and introduces himself, he asks wants to know a few things. Hiruzen is shocked, Tobirama mentions that it would have been his fault for doing something like this. Hashirama shouts telling Tobirama to not speak and twists things making them look like the bad guys, while Tobirama mentions that Hashirama is compassionate as ever.
He quickly stops them to ask Hiruzen why they gave Itachi those orders, Hiruzen realizes that Sasuke knows about everything, he killed Itachi and got his revenge for the rest of the Uchiha Clan. Sasuke mentions that Tobi and Danzou told him the truth, that’s when he decided the Leaf must pay. However it seems like he needs to hear it from Hiruzen himself.
Hiruzen mentions that they ordered him to kill his clan, then was branded a traitor, they also had him infiltrate the Akatsuki and act as their lone spy. Itachi at a very young age was very interesting in the legacy and ancestry of his predecessors, his astuteness about the villages origins and the Shinobi that bore from it was probably the reason why. He never really had strong connection with his family and clan. He was able to see the bigger picture and what he saw made him very restless.
From his age his wisdom was already the same as that of a Hokage, so they placed burden of his young shoulders and welcome it with open arms and treated it like a personally mission. He slaughtered his entire clan to prevent the coup. He also stopped a even larger bloodshed that would have come later, he also agreed to join the Akatsuki as their spy, all for the sake of the village. While at the same time, that he shields his brother, Sasuke, from harm! Sasuke gets a little upset and notices that it was all true.
Tobirama mentions that it was their fate for doing such a thing, he knew that they were rebelling as they had Madara’s will. Orochimaru mentions that he closed them down by forming the Konoha Military Police Force, he goes on to explain that those who keep peace are often viewed in a negative manner, plus he even build their Headquarters in a location that was a prison, under the disguise that he was maintaining peace, he knowingly chased them to the outskirts of the village. He also made the conditions very favorable for Madara to gain his lead.
Hashirama starts to shout at Tobirama for pulling such actions, he told him to stop persecuting the Uchiha, Tobirama mentions that he simply gave them a duty that they could exceed at. Also, he cannot blame him for what Madara did, he should know better than anyone else that the Uchiha are a cursed clan!
Orochimaru asks that they’ve been fixated on Madara, why does he frighten them so much ,Tobirama mentions that he knows nothing about them. Sasuke asks Tobirama, what does he think the Uchiha are and what are they do him. He goes on to explain that they’ve been mortal enemies. The Senju valued friendship and love, while the Uchiha only valued their Jutsu’s alone.
Tobirama mentions that this is false, the Uchiha are the ones who valued love and friendship above all else, so much that it was necessary to seal them off. When a Uchiha comes to know any strong feelings, it’s as if a torrent has unleashed within them. It awakens something even greater than what the Senju know. Suigetsu mentions that if they’re both filled with love then they should be able to get along, Tobirama agrees but there is a problem to this. The Uchiha’s feelings are in fact too powerful.
When a Uchiha goes through strong feelings, it transforms into something such as hatred to which it consumes them. He’s seen it a large number of times. This causes the brains to release a special kind of chakra that affects their optic nerves. The eye that reflects their feelings, the Sharingan!
The Sharingan mirror those feelings of despair and anguish and gives the user a considerable boost in power. Those whole come to experience those strong emotions invariably become consumed by a depraved path! That path leads to the path to which they fall and it’s harder for them to come back, in this case, they can refer to Madara. Madara’s younger brother meant the world to him, even more than what Sasuke was to Itachi!
He tried to channel that power to somewhat that the Uchiha would call benefit but it seems like they used that power to destroy their own kind. At least in the end their power server the greater good. Hashirama quickly steps in to tells Tobirama to be a little respectful as they’re in front of a pure Uchiha child. Tobirama tells them that he’s always cared about the greater good for the village.
Sasuke quickly enables his Mangekyou Sharingan, mentions that he doesn’t care what tone he uses, he’s neither a pure nor a child. Tobirama quickly notices that Sasuke’s eyes have changed into his Mangekyou Sharingan! Sasuke finally asks Hashirama about what the legacy of the village is, and what purpose do the Shinobi fill in his village! This is when Naruto 619 ends!
What an awesome chapter! It’s finally getting to the better parts! Hopefully we see some awesome and fantastic action from them soon, possibly in the war? Or I’d like them to finally go into the specifics of how it all began which could be during next week’s Naruto 620! Can’t wait for it, it’s going to be awesome!
Naruto Shippuden 298 once again proves why Itachi is such a bad ass! Naruto and Killer Bee against Itachi and Nagato! They all meet, unfortunately Itachi and Nagato are being controlled by Kabuto. However, using Shisui Uchiha’s Eyes, Itachi is fully able to escape Kabuto’s grasp and able to do as he wishes. Unfortunately, Kabuto still has control of Nagato which he uses in order to fight Naruto and Bee!
Naruto Shippuden 298 begins with Nagato and Itachi walking a head, still being controlled by Kabuto. They notice something unusual as they may be fighting someone soon. Naruto and Killer Bee approach them, Naruto is surprised by them as they’ve fought before.
Itachi and Nagato mentions that Naruto’s changed a bit, Naruto tells them that he’s currently controlling Kurama’s Chakra, he calls that form his Chakra Mode, Nagato mentions that it’s not the only thing that has changed, it’s also his face, he’s a lot more confident and has a lot more power to which he can use. Itachi is surprised that Naruto is able to command Kurama’s Chakra.
Nagato then mentions that they were both students by the same teacher, and that he’s not surprised that he’s progressed so much. Bee mentions that he’s also his teacher and that he’s helped him enable his Chakra Mode. He thanks all of them for being there. Kabuto notices that he’s already found Naruto and Bee way before Tobi!
Kabuto enables the fighting style within both Nagato and Itachi, which makes Itachi quickly launch Fireball Jutsu! Bee stops this using his Samehada! Itachi notices that since Bee has the sword, Kisame may have been killed. Itachi quickly attacks from the top, as Naruto blocks, they keep on talking, Itachi asks how Sasuke is.
Naruto tells him that he’s still on the wrong side, he’s joined the Akatsuki and wants to destroy the village. Naruto also mentions that he’s found out about his top-secret mission, Nagato is surprised to know that Itachi had eliminated most of the Uchiha except for Sasuke in order to save the Konoha!
Instead of Sasuke following through Itachi’s wishes, he’s going to try to destroy the village. This is his way of resolving his pain by destroying the village which they caused on his beloved older brother. Itachi isn’t surprised to know that Tobi knew the truth about him. Itachi asks if anyone else knows about this, Naruto mentions that only Yamato and Kakashi who were there too. Itachi tells Naruto to not tell anyone else.
Nagato is controlled, he uses his forces to pull Naruto as well as a large rock together At near contact, Naruto uses his Chakra Mode to help him escape from the crash with the rock! Itachi mentions that it was the right thing to do to entrust Naruto with dealing with Sasuke. Unfortunately, Nagato then summons a large dog like creature with two heads, and a large bird.
Naruto is faced with dealing with Nagato while Itachi deals with Killer Bee. Itachi appears behind Bee, he uses his Samehada but misses Itachi. Itachi uses his Shuriken mixed with Fire. Bee quickly uses his hand while it’s transformed into Eight Tails hand to stop them.
When Itachi touches the floor, Killer Bee’s tentacle appears and grabs Itachi to which it restrains him. Naruto keeps on attacking the Dog like animal, unfortunately, Naruto finds out that every time he attacks the animal it gains a head. Bee approaches Itachi, unfortunately for Bee, he’s gotten goes under Itachi’s genjutsu, his Tailed Beast wakes him up. Samehada helps him out by giving him his sword to which he uses to block the attacks.
Bee uses his sword in order to attack and restrains Itachi, at one point he launches his sword up high, and it tries to cut Itachi. At this moment, Naruto tries to use his Rasen Shuriken but unfortunately doesn’t work as it just creates more heads. Nagato tells Naruto to attack him instead. At the same time, Itachi approaches Nagato and gets ready to enable his Mangekyou Sharingan to which it seems like he’s going to use his Amaterasu! Naruto warns Bee not to get hit by that attack.
Itachi enables it and the weirdest thing happens next, from nowhere appears a crow with a Mangekyou Sharingan already enabled on the crow! It comes out of Naruto’s mouth! It appears out and Nagato is surprised that he used such a technique! Naruto remembers a moment in the past where he was given a crow by Itachi, this was at the time when they were going to save Gaara.
Itachi enables a jutsu, it seems like it’s Amaterasu, Bee tries to send one of his swords but doesn’t work as it’s pushed away by Nagato. Itachi enables the jutsu and somehow it interacts with the Eye which has been implanted into the crow. Kabuto is shocked to see what’s happened. The crow returns to Naruto.
Somehow Itachi uses Amaterasu on the dog like creature in which he stands, it starts burning the creature, Itachi also uses on the bird in which he stand, it also gets a hit on Nagato. He falls down to earth and start to burn. The bird he was standing on is also destroyed just like the dog in which he summoned.
Itachi approaches Naruto and tells him that he’s used a genjutsu to null the Edo Tensei. He prepared that crow in order to respond to his Mangekyou Sharingan for times like these. Kabuto also figures out that the eye on the crow can only be Shisui Uchiha’s! Who’s been described the strongest Uchiha which can control people’s mind without them even knowing it. He had the strongest Mangekyou Sharingan, the Koto Amatsukami!
Using that, he was able to restore his old self. He programmed the genjutsu to protect the Leaf into Shisui’s eye to which he put into the crow’s left eye. He never realized that he would have to be used it on himself someday. Naruto asks why he had the eye and why did he give it to Naruto. He answers that Shisui gave it to Itachi because he knew many people would have wanted the eye for themselves. He gave it to Naruto because he was trusted, plus he wanted to use it on Sasuke if ever he wanted to get Itachi’s Eyes and develop his Mangekyou Sharingan, the crow would have helped him to realize that what he’s doing would have been a bad thing.
Unfortunately, it didn’t go according to plan. Naruto thanks Itachi for trusting him, he doesn’t have to worry anymore because he’s going to try and take care of everything, especially Sasuke! Itachi mentions that Sasuke is lucky to have a friend like him. Kabuto is happy to know that Shisui’s also there with them. He uses Nagato’s almighty push to take all the Amaterasu flames off him. He starts to repair, he’s also turned bad and now fully controlled by Kabuto.
He disappears and first uses his Almighty Push to push everyone away! Then faces Bee who turns himself into his Bijuu Form with red and black, he uses his Lariat on Nagato, however Nagato uses his Gakido which sucks Chakra from Bee, it seems like ti’s also restored his Red Hair as well as a lot of his chakra. He then Pushes Bee then get Naruto in his Ningendo which starts to suck Naruto’s Life Force when Naruto Shippuden 298 ends.
A great episode plus a lot has been revealed, It seems like Itachi may again have to help them out since Nagato is an impressive opponent. During next week’s Naruto Shippuden 299, titled “The Acknowledge One”, when we see Itachi help them using his Susanoo, as well as see a lot of Bijuu Dama action from Bee. Nagato may try to create a small planet again!
Sasuke Uchiha is one of the main characters with Naruto and Sakura, he started off as a protagonist but later became an antagonist through his desire to gain as much power within as short time as possible. He was part of Team 7 but then was though to be criminal for attacking the Kage’s. His current location is unknown but it seems that he’s gone with his master Orochimaru.
Sasuke’s always been an awesome and epic character, even if he’s a antagonist, he’s nature and the way he’s been brought up may not be the conventional way but it’s such that brought up a powerful and crazy character. The image above shows his step by step process up until his current condition.
The first image (Left to right), is an image of him as a little boy, it was when both him and Itachi had the most fun as well as when Sasuke had a carefree life, after some time Itachi went rogue and killed everyone except Sasuke, this lead to Sasuke joining the Shinobi Academy in pursue of power in the second image.
He didn’t find what he was looking for, he was still way too weak compared to how Naruto was. He was getting help from Jiraiya who enabled him to teach lots of new and much more powerful techniques like the Rasengan and Summoning the Sage, this lead Sasuke to go rogue and leaving the village to join Orochimaru in the third image.
The fourth image describes Sasuke environment when he had killed Orochimaru and gone with his Team Hawk and joined the Akatsuki for a while, although it wasn’t his biggest jump in rank, he was able to help Obito (Tobi) in doing a few missions. He gave up in that quickly and went into doing his own thing within the Fifth Image.
During the sixth, Sasuke was met by his brother, Itachi where he forced him to all of his question, although Itachi was in his Edo Tensei form, controlled by Kabuto, he was able to get free and obtain movement using Naruto. During this point, Sasuke and Itachi both defeat Kabuto using Izanagi and Izanami. Sasuke then had to rebirth Orochimaru to make him answer a few question. This was the last of when we saw him.
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Naruto Shippuden 278 explains why the Medic Ninja’s are also strong, not just the ninja’s at the front line. We see both Itachi and Nagato walk around trying to find a reason why they’re there. We also see Neji who overused his eyes and was sent to the Medic are to get help, however this Neji was a White Zetsu who started to kill some of the Jonin Medics.
Naruto Shippuden 278 starts out as a bunch of shinobi’s are sitting down and trying to get some rest, they all talk to each other but have no hope. Both Kiba and Neji keep on looking. Neji keeps overusing his eyes when he falls down for overusing his eyes. Kiba tells him to calm down and go to the medic tents to get help.
Both Nagato and Itachi are walking, they discuss about the Akatsuki and how they were both used for a superior powers. Even this time they’re being used. Itachi thinks that when the time is correct Kabuto will use the Rinnegan and Mangekyou Sharingan to do anything he wants.
At the medical tents many people are injured and are at the end of their lives. Neji appears at the front, they ask him to halt while they scan him to make sure that he’s not a clone or an enemy. While Sakura helps some shinobi’s we see Neji walk in. We also see someone who looks very suspicious looking outside of Sakura’s tent.
Neji and Sakura talk, he says that he needs to work as hard as he can because he must be the one to notice things before anyone else. During that night, we see a Jonin Medic get murdered and killed by a man who we do not yet know.
That night, three people were assassinated, the Jonin’s gather and decide what they should do. Neji arrives and asks himself that it could be anyone from this place, it could be anyone even himself. While another person is watching from a distance, it seems that it could be this mysterious person.
Sakura gets ready to settle down at her tent when this mysterious person starts to walk towards her tent. Somewhere else, two Jonin’s are talking and asking themselves if they know the opposite person well enough, they discuss and it gets all confusing. Neji arrives at their tent
He asks where Sakura’s tent is, he tells them that he’s noticed someone following her. They say it’s tent three. The mysterious person walks into the tent while Sakura watches. At the other tent, it’s revealed that Neji is the bad guy and he stabs the Jonin Medics.
The mysterious persons thanks Sakura for her help and gives her a love letter, he reveals that he likes her very much, she then says thank you and tell him that she’s already in love with someone else. Before he leaves he says he’s sorry and says that he must be a great man.
Sakura sits down and remembers Sasuke. At this point, we see him leave and Neji behind him. Both Nagato and Itachi are talking, he finds out that the user is preventing them from encountering the enemy. They keep talking and try to come up with a plan to all this nonsense.
Neji walks behind Sakura and asks if she’s okay. He says that they must not get discouraged because it will be a bad thing. The real Neji is still at the place where he rests and keeps on arguing with Kiba and Akamaru. Hinata is also watching with Shino, he says she should also not overwork herself.
She says that she is doing this to protect Naruto because this war is about him. We return to Sakura’s tent where Sakura and Neji are talking, he asks her where Shizune is, she reveals it, he tells her that he’s getting an idea of who it could be. Sakura reveals that she’s treating Tonton.
Neji mistakenly says that it’s better than a bad hand injury, he then asks if they’re be able to rejoin the battle. Sakura then stupidly says that Tonton, who is a pig, can still weave signs. Neji says that it’s a good thing that they can still weave signs. Neji asks Sakura for her help because his hand is still hurting.
Sakura tells Neji to sit down. As he approaches, he grabs a Kunai from his pouch and tries to cut Sakura. But out of nowhere Sakura quickly smash Neji with her monstrous strength. Neji finds out from Sakura that Tonton is an actual pig and cannot weave signs.
Sakura asks how he was able to get in undetected. She remembers that the only way they can transform into someone else would be to actually take their chakra, which Zetsu was able to take from Neji. White Zetsu is impressed at Sakura’s knowledge. Sakura tells some other people to take care of this White Zetsu while goes to report to HQ.
Somewhere else, two shinobi’s are faced by a White Zetsu who’s transformed. They are both killed at the lake. At the HQ, they receive multiple reports about this incident. They found out that the battle before was just to collect chakra to which they can attack at night.
They also find out that they’re White Zetsu’s who are able to take form of any person whose chakra has been absorbed. Shikaku keeps on thinking of a plan to counter attack this. He’s pressured and he tries to calm himself down. Naruto Shippuden 278 ends here.
That was a good episode, specially seeing Sakura’s monstrous power. Also nice seeing that Hinata still has strong feelings about Naruto, and her will to protect him is strong. Can’t wait for next week’s Naruto Shippuden 279, titled “White Zetsu’s Trap”, when Hinata, Shino and Kiba are all captured by a White Zetsu within a cave.
Naruto 593 is a little early this week with its must read chapter! Sasuke calls up on to Orochimaru, after getting some DNA from Kabuto, Sasuke was able to revive Orochimaru. Orochimaru then absorbs his own chakra which was lent to Kabuto for the time being. Sasuke tells Orochimaru that he must do a few things for him.
Naruto 593 starts off as Suigetsu is shocked at Sasuke as he mentions that he will have to meet Orochimaru. Then he asks who this “Human who knows Everything” person is. It seems that Sasuke is not referring to Orochimaru as the person who knows everything. Sasuke dismisses his questions because he doesn’t want to waste time explaining it to him.
Suigetsu suggests that Sasuke will use Orochimaru to use the power in the scroll, or even that Orochimaru is will teach Sasuke to use this power. Suigetsu then suggests that he doesn’t need to do such a thing because Sasuke can easily learn this within a few tries. Sasuke then again dismisses Suigetsu in order to revive Orochimaru.
Sasuke asks Suigetsu if he underestimates Orochimaru, Suigetsu gets angry and reverses the question to Sasuke because he doesn’t seem to know the extent to which Orochimaru powers can go up to. He then tells Sasuke that the only reason Sasuke was able to defeat Orochimaru was because Orochimaru did not have the use of his arms because of the Shiki Fuujin! Thus Sasuke is underestimating him.
Suigetsu keeps on babbling and tells Sasuke that he’s probably take part in the war because he also wants to destroy Konoha! Suigetsu keeps on going when he says that no one wants to see Orochimaru again, nor do they need him screwing with their plans.
Sasuke asks Suigetsu to be quite because he’s talking too much. Sasuke tells Suigetsu to get a piece of Kabuto’s body, Suigetsu tells him that he won’t do such a thing because he doesn’t want to revive Orochimaru. Juugo offers to help Sasuke because Sasuke’s Will is Kimimaro’s Will too so he will obey him. Juugo gets a piece of Kabuto and places it on the seal of Anko.
Sasuke then taps the cells which Juugo obtained from Kabuto. This grows a piece of scale and into a snakes face. It grows more and more until Orochimaru’s body appears! Suigetsu stands behind Kabuto’s body scared. Orochimaru faces Sasuke to tell him that he would not have guessed that Sasuke would revive him! Orochimaru gets up to notice Suigetsu and Kabuto.
Sasuke confronts Orochimaru as quickly as he can because he wants something. Sasuke tells that he wants to ask him something. Orochimaru tells him that there is no need because he’s keep listening about all of this. Orochimaru explains that his Senjutsu chakra was poured into Anko’s seal, when he was released, his consciousness was also released and he was revived. Sasuke asks if he wants to take part in the war? Orochimaru tells him that he has no interest in this war.
He tells him that it was started by someone else and that he is only interested is Sasuke’s body. Orochimaru tells him that he has no power to steal it because he was just recently revived. Sasuke hands over the scroll, Orochimaru asks why Sasuke wants to meet “them” for, unclear who them are. Sasuke tells Orochimaru that he currently knows nothing about it, he wants to hear everything from them.
Sasuke wants to learn from the beginning about everything, he is also in need of knowledge. He asks himself what was the beginning, how should I be, what actions should I take? He currently doesn’t know anything about himself. Orochimaru asks Sasuke if he’s not sure about taking revenge. Sasuke replies that he’s not doting on the revenge itself. Reuniting with his brother added to his hatred, but what he did was that he became a betrayer and died, was all to protect the village.
Sasuke wants to know everything! Think about it on his own and make his own answer. So he can state at what must be done with his eyes and his own will! Orochimaru quickly comes with the answer that he was manipulated by Itachi, because he’s far different from when he and Tobi were using him.
As Orochimaru walks towards Kabuto, Suigetsu moves and suggests that he’s going to take Kabuto’s powers and kill him. Suigetsu suggests that he may take his head as well as he’ll become stronger. Orochimaru puts his hands on Kabuto’s shoulder and slowly takes his powers. Juugo tells him that Orochimaru took his own powers and left Kabuto’s Chakra untouched.
Orochimaru agrees and tells Sasuke that he’ll assist Sasuke with his journey. Sasuke asks where they are going, Orochimaru tells him that it’s a place where Sasuke knows very well. At this point, Sasuke faces Orochimaru and Orochimaru does the same to Sasuke! It seems that they are going to be transported somewhere! Naruto 593 ends here!
What a crazy episode! That was a lot of talking and to make it all make sense was hard! But Sasuke has a good will and hopefully he will get the answer he is looking for where ever he may go! Hopefully Orochimaru doesn’t double cross him! Can’t wait for next week’s Naruto 594, commemorating the soon to be released movie, there will be lead color pages in the next two chapters!