Was busy during the weekend so didn't have time to look at the raws.
Chapter 17: Ao...Why does that name sound familiar?
So the title page has barbarian hair on the cover, and the words "The Phantom," "Led Astray." Woo another mystery to try and get people interested into a story that the main character has no goal in.
So it open on Konohamaru looking at the container in that...what is up with that blip? ....Wait they have a scroll shaped USB flash drive? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! "Scroll Memory!" HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! What a kitten way to try a keep some of the story & world feeling "ninja-ie!"
So the guy that was keeping watch for him was killed.
Back to Sasuke. Bolt still looks like crap but the face is ...somewh...no. The hair is worst though. So the world is in danger. *Sees an up close image of Sasuke* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh and the Kara are on the level with the Ootsutsuki according to Sasuke... Of Course! Since that was the first villain Bolt was seen defeating if they were anything less they would be a threatening as Molding Cannibal who was all but a joke of a starter villain. And he feels the need to mention they are "currently working in secret, in the shadows, that is what I'm talking about" God. The quality writing of that line. Oh Cups knew about the seal. Apparently they all knew. Blah Blah Blah trying to hype up these guys as some sort of threat. Evil inventor is back showing of his invention again...how does he still....never mind. Oh Bolt lashed out at him for using him during the chunin exams. Naruto then explain that those ninja gadget were only banned in the chunin exams in order to test people actual strength.
Bolt then talks about "Ninjas are hard works and guts!' Wow not sure if that just bad translation or not. Naruto says Bolt doesn't understand but has formed his foundation as a genin. Naruto gives them a mission to take that arm to another city and escort the sleazy inventor. Bolt gets triggered and storms off. Naruto asked his teammates to keep an eye on him. Sasuke says he'll accept the mission once he cools his head. So he was just having a hissy fit.
Salad and Cups go talk to Bolt. After a short chat Salad leaves... Then Cups uses his long arm thing to...cuddle? He then mentions that Bolt promised to support Salad if she became hokage to pressure him into taking the mission, as well as bringing up his mom and sister. He really is more like Sai then Sasuke, and again we see them really trying to push BS.
They get on the train, sleazy inventor acts like an ass...how is AO alive!? He at the center of the blast that took out the Ninja alliance army headquarters!?! Oh they bring up the arc currently going on in the anime. My guess is, SP after the feud over the eye wanted to make sure those clowns understood they wanted their anime arcs canon. He gives the lesson that Naruto been trying to teach bolt for two chapters that, "a tool isn't good or evil it how you used it that makes it so." After the group leaves Barbarian hair and Ao talk. Ao is one of Kara's "outers," and Barbarian hair used genjustsu on the sleazy inventor to learn more about the artificial limbs he has been developing. It been 16 years since the war arc.
Either the translator or the script for this chapter were awful. More stuff did happen in this chapter then the last 16. The artificial limbs feel like they may have been Kishimoto idea since he wanted to be doing a scifi manga right now.
Edited by Bail o' Lies, 17 October 2017 - 02:13 AM.