Posts Tagged ‘Sasuke Uchiha’

AniFriday Issue #19 (June 27th, 2014): Chaotic Neutral vs. Neutral Evil


Had to adjust my AniFriday schedule a bit, even if it meant pushing back the post a whole week.  I just couldn’t allow to call this series AniFriday, and all my posts go up late on a Saturday night… Damn you JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure!  But I won’t dwell on that.

I will say, it feels great to be in a groove with a couple of series again.  Tokyo Ravens is fun as hell, Chaika is damn near my favorite thing to watch right now, and even though Stardust Crusaders has been a little stale for a bit in my opinion, it’s still better than most shounen battle material I’ve watched or read this year.  As for the manga, I’m pretty much hyped for everything except for Umi no Misaki, and you’ll see why.  I don’t know what it needs more of.  Perhaps more tits and/or plot – wait!  That’s the same thing isn’t ?!

Here are the anime and manga I’ll be covering in this post, in order:

  • Stardust Crusaders ep12
  • Tokyo Ravens ep18
  • Chaika the Coffin Princess ep4
  • Naruto ch681
  • Bleach ch585
  • Hunter X Hunter ch342 – 344
  • One Piece ch750
  • Team Medical Dragon ch105
  • Umi no Misaki ch6

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AniFriday Issue #18 (June 13th, 2014): there’s no “I” in team, and there’s no creepy monster in my mirrors anymore

Summer’s here!  And that means that I have more time to watch anime and read more manga!  Why?  It’s not because I’m out of school, I’ve been done with that forever.  It’s because my kids aren’t in school, so I don’t have to waste time picking them up and because I can get more sleep.  I don’t have to wake up four hours after going to bed to take care of business!  Couple that with the time I plan on spending at the beach and drinking more beer, and I’m thinking that I’m going to be in a much better mood over the next couple of months. Read more…

AniFriday Issue #10 (January 24th, 2014)

January 24, 2014 3 comments

Unfortunately, this is going to be a very light week for me.  Had some family issues, and it pretty much kept me from keeping any sort of schedule.  To be fair, just staying in the house was a challenge.  That said, I can’t go without watching or reading anything.

Here are the anime and manga I’ll be covering in order:

  • Wizard Barristers ep2
  • Pupa ep2
  • Naruto ch662
  • One Piece ch735
  • Bleach ch565
  • Teppu ch3

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Naruto ch655: a nice ending to Naruto for the year. So many good, sad moments – and regret.

November 22, 2013 Leave a comment

So this is the last chapter for the year.  And it was a heavy one.  Obito is pretty much finished.  Kakashi finally makes his way out of the void to seal the deal, something Sasuke wasn’t hesitant to try and do himself, but it’s Minato himself that stops his students from killing themselves.  And perhaps it makes a lot of sense.  In a way, Minato wasn’t just the leader of the team, or the mentor, he was their protector and dad.  And even with his anointment as the 4th Hokage, he still has a lot of regrets.  Kakashi being the only member of the group to survive in a sense being one of them. His Uchiha student practically dies and comes back as the enemy of the world.  And it seems the whole team falls apart in the death of poor Rin. It’s an interesting situation in that it’s an incredible and eerie parrallel to Kakashi’s own Team 7. They’re pretty much the prequels to the original Star Wars movies, in that they perfectly illustrate how things can go incredibly wrong when you make decisions based on emotion.

It sucks that in essence, when Obito questions Kakashi about how Naruto has been so much more successful in his path, Kakashi basically
tells him that his will is stronger, and that it wins more support. I can’t imagine how it must feel to literally get a second chance at life and to fail in your efforts and convictions right before the finish line. Obito is fading away just enough to see the world move on without him. Though it’s not exactly over at the moment, he’s still alive, Madara is still haunting the battlegrounds and the evil god tree is still standing.

The story continues, though it looks like Obito is done. And I’m a little bit sad. He’s actually shown himself to be a pretty good and memorable character.  He’s been Naruto’s “Shadow Link” the entire series. For all the complaints about certain mangaka seemingly pulling plot twists out of their butts. I thought Obito was very well integrated throughout the entire story, enough so that I think it adds to the depth and integrity of Part I, which despite my praise now is still by far Naruto at its best.

I’m very much still glad that I’m following this series. And I think this has been a worthwhile year of the series. Until next year fellow
Naruto fans.

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#Naruto ch646: I think this safely counts as the series’ darkest hour. #manga

September 12, 2013 Leave a comment

So that’s the reason Uchiha have been going insane for generations?  Because that damn stone tablet has been telling them that chakra was stolen from a tree that so happened to be a huge d*ck? Read more…

#Naruto ch631: I’m sorry, Sasuke wants to do what?! F*ck you guy! #manga

So many amazing panels this week that I had trouble pairing it down!

It looks like the Edo Tensei has backfired. Orochimaru’s used it to
ressurrect the four previous Hokage, and now we’re down to a test of
strength between them and the Juubi.

It was funny seeing Hashirama kinda brush off his old friend to take
care of business. Madara was just kinda annoyed, and appears to be
just letting the Hokage do their thing. His hard-on for Hashirama is
pretty strong. I’ll avoid the gay jokes, and just say it’s endearing.

And then Sasuke shows up, and everything gets real weird. And I knew

it would get that way, too. I just wasn’t expecting Sasuke’s reaction
to it. As if he and Naruto weren’t already at odds. And as usual, I
don’t agree with what Sasuke has said.

I don’t agree that everyone is in this predicament because of the
Hokages. I believe everyone is in this predicament because of the
Uchiha clan, and especially because of Madara Uchiha.

You damned idiot!

Whatever! Team Seven’s back together… well, except for Kakashi.
He’s having a conference in another dimension. Man, what a
disfunctional group.


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