Re: Naruto Manga 488 Discussion and 489 Predictions
Wow, what a great chapter. Felt a little rushed in how quickly things seemed to pass, but was otherwise pretty good. Some pretty funny dialogue.
Neat to see the Daimyo...I don't think we've ever seen any of the Daimyo of the Five Great Nations, so I thought that scene was pretty cool. Also neat to see all the other Kage's returning - yay for glimpses of the Sand Siblings!
There were a lot of funny interactions in this chapter. Kiba and Naruto's arguing is back!! I always found that hilarious. I am very glad that Naruto is no longer as depressed as he was. When Naruto decided to go to sleep, I laughed pretty hard. Sometimes, he is still such a child.
I thought the most interesting part of this chapter was the Konoha 11 conference. It kinda felt like Naruto was on trial, but he handled it very, very well. Every chapter for the last little while, I have felt that Naruto is getting closer and closer to being ready to be Hokage - he seems more and more like his father.
I also thought it interesting when Karin said "It's evil. It's just like -" in reference to the Kyuubi's chakra - I'm pretty curious to know exactly what she means. I assume something to do with Sasuke's evil chakra, since she was just comparing the two. Taken alongside Naruto's 'I couldn't defeat Sasuke at his level", "I can't let any of you face Sasuke" and "I'm the only one who can fight him"...I wonder...Is it possible that the bijuu which have been captured by Akatsuki have all been sealed in Sasuke? There is obviously something going on with Sasuke that we don't know about yet, and something Naruto noticed through their connection (I thought his "I will tell you when the time is right" was pretty Hokage-ish too), and I wonder if that may be it. It may seem strange, but I think it would explain a lot...
I am also supremely glad Tsunade has woken up. Her timing was awesome. I was expecting her to wake up soon, so it wasn't surprising, but I am glad of it!
Everyone did forget about Yamato seemingly didn't they? Weird. I hope he makes an awesome comic entrance next chapter. In any case, I feel like every week I am more and more impatient for the next chapter because they have been so awesome lately.