Re: Naruto Manga Chapter 575 Discussion and 576 Predictions
I have to say I really wanted another chapter with Sasuke as the focus because he's been gone forever, but really? I feel pretty all right about this chapter. I'm glad we got back to the Kage versus Madara fight; Kishimoto knows how many people have wanted to sneak a peek back in at it. We definitely got that this chapter and it was a good one! I feel like you really have to like Onoki. I do, kukapow. This Madara/Hashirama thing is... Whoa. To be frank? When I saw the First Hokage's face in Madara's chest... I thought of the first Harry Potter, when Voldemort's face is in the back of that professor's head x___x But this was, obviously, ten times more epic. Duh. It's Naruto.
And then we get to the part I f~cking love: Itachi and Sasuke. The look. On Sasuke's face. Worth a thousand and two words. A thousand and two. I just... Geez! I didn't think there'd be any Sasuke in this chapter, but we got him and Itachi. Made me all happy inside~ The look on Sasuke's face can be put into a simple phrase so well, from "What the hell?!" to something quiet like "Is that...?" Either way, Sasuke is shocked and you can totally tell. I love it! I hope we see the Uchiha Brothers next chapter; I can see Sasuke either stopping Itachi or following him; he's gotta do one or the other. After all, he's Sasuke, who's just seen his "dead" brother. Whoa, man. Things are about to get emotional.
But here's my dealio with Itachi: that panel of his profile. I've been watching some reviews of the chapter on YouTube, Forneverworld and such, and that panel really makes you wonder. Does he realize Sasuke is there? Some people have questioned it. I almost wanna say he doesn't, but when you look at how Kishimoto drew Itachi you get a different vibe. You can't see his eyes - one of the biggest devices for communication, right after words spoken aloud and body language. His bangs are concealing his eyes from our view and probably Sasuke's on the other side, too. Acting like a dark, black curtain. So... is Itachi ignoring Sasuke or has he just not realized? Seems like a silly question, but some people are putting up good arguments for which he's doing on some sites. He'd sense Sasuke in one way or another, though, wouldn't he? So... does the mark out his being oblivious to Sasuke's prescence? I wonder...
Ah... Got away from what I was meaning to get to. I'd like an answer to the question above, but lemme just say. Chapter: 5/5. I can't tell you how much I love not having to change my profile ratings for the chapters; they've all been 5's the last, like, seven weeks~ Just leave it alone and think, "Kishi's doing it right."