Re: Naruto Manga 491 Discussion and 492 Predictions
Bit of an odd chapter. Not sure I liked how much time was skipped over...everything just seemed to happen really, really fast.
How long was Naruto on Mount Myoboko? I liked that he just popped back into Ichiraku's. I think this is the first time anyone else has ever been eating there in the whole series. The whole autograph thing was really cute - Naruto is finally being acknowledged!
I am also glad Tsunade is back en force. Her tongue has not suffered one iota. It's certainly interesting to see the play between the kages. Gaara and Tsunade arguing over Naruto was...odd, but funny. I'm not sure I like Gaara as much anymore though...I think Naruto's greatest strength is that he is willing to go to such lengths for his friends, and I also think that they have failed to realize that he has grown up a bit - the recent bit with Sasuke proves that Naruto is not as idiotic as they think. It's also Naruto...no one could get him to stay where they wanted him to if he didn't want to stay. I was disappointed that it was Shikaku and not Shikamaru with Tsunade though, because, before the Kage summit there hadn't been an appearance of Temari where she did not eventually run into Shikamaru. I was just hoping to get some Shika-Tem interaction, but it makes more sense for Shikaku to be there anyway.
There were some great faces in this chapter...the "its not paradise" face and the squid face, both for Naruto and Yamato (PS, where did Yamato come from? He just disappeared and reappeared! I wanted to see his reaction to finding Naruto gone!).
Definitely looking forward to Killer Bee/Naruto interaction in the next chapter...no matter how annoying Killer Bee is.