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Boruto: The Never-Ending Prologue Chapter 64

19 November 2021 - 07:33 PM

Well, hopefully this won't ruin my good mood. 

 

Summary Time: Chapter 64. Control...alt delete.

 

Cover Page is Shikamaru for once instead of Bolt, Naruto, or Nail again.

 

Oh wait. Bolt has gained some control of Karma and is conscious. Pages of fighting. Punk asks Hime what going on. She guesses the Madoc's pills gave him some control. She implies Punk is somehow weaker due to something and he should try to hold out till his power is restored. Guessing long distance traveling through the belts drains him. 

 

Naruto tells Ino (she still looks very young) to look for Bolt's chakra while he tries to sense him with Sage mode. The mook apologizes. Shikamaru appears tells Naruto he is coming along because Naruto is no longer strong enough to face off against Punk, who is currently going equal with Bolt, due to lacking Kurama. Just pointing out, again, really bring up how much Naruto has grown to rely on Kurama, that it became this much of a crutch...Also, is it just me or is this chapter implying that Bolt has already surpassed his father? Hinata asks to come along but he shoots her down. God, the art starts breaking down again. The daughter ask if he will be alright, he tries to be confident, but it clear neither of the females believe him. So, Hinata has instill the same level of faith she always had in Naruto in her daughter...none.

 

During a lull in the fighting, Bolt tries to find out if he can absorb the belts made from the claw marks' slashes. Can't since they don't seem to be made out of chakra. Nail reveals the the belts are made out of a mixture chakra and the iron in his blood. The physical aspect prevents absorption. Boy, I really hope Nail has been informing them of the various powers Kara members have instead of keeping it to himself and only explaining after the fact. Punk comments on the meds which makes Bolt instantly questions how he knows that; how many pages before someone figures that out? Punk tries to abduct Nail but he finally fights back.

 

Naruto finally locates them through sage mode chakra sensing. Shikamaru points out that sage mode has a limited combat time, but doesn't mention all Naruto has to do is summon the elder toads as back up to extend it. Just incase you don't remember because it is clear the writer doesn't. Sage mode works by gathering the natural energy around them to do this they have to remain still meditating or they will slowly use up the energy they had gathered. The normal work around is often pairing up with an animal summon partner to be the collector while the ninja fights. Naruto couldn't do this during the Pein arc because Kurama rejected the toad elder preventing the bonding. So, Naruto had to create his own work around with shadow clones. Now that Kurama is gone, and it actually shouldn't have been a problem once he befriended Kurama, that is no longer an issue. He can summon the elder toads and use the Sage mode the same way Jiraiya did. He isn't because who ever is writing this forgot that little fact and it treating it like Naruto still can't do that, even though Kurama is gone. You gotta love writers who don't remember what the actual limitations imposed upon certain powers are and how they actually work. Naruto says, 'due to age he has gotten better at fighting in the form for a longer duration.' Speculating: Likely, he will die after recharging the form with one of the two clones he set out, when that duration runs out, he will lose, tragic fatal wound, and if he dies; the one that remains will inform Hinata of his death before dissolving.

 

More fighting. It ends with Bolt starting to lose control. Femmy taking over.

 

Nope, still in a good mode. Not Guilty. Not Guilty. Not Guilty. Not Guilty. Not Guilty.

 

...Wait. I just remembered, wasn't there suppose to be this big sexist bit that the translator just had to change...What was it? Naruto telling Hinata she couldn't come along and she had to stay to protect the daughter? That's the only thing I could think off because Hime is barely in this and she isn't lusting after the boys like last time. Well that may piss off her fans for not bringing her into the fight, but that's very in character because in the manga she is near useless in battle.

Boruto: The NeverEnding Prologue Chapter 63

20 October 2021 - 03:40 PM

Happy Holidays soon I guess.

 

Summary Time: Chapter 63. Ask No Questions, because it not like the story has any answers.

 

The Cover page is Bolt again...I can't tell but it feels like this cover page looks worse then the others for some reason.

 

Bolt faces off against Punk to protect his boy-toy Nail. Hime talks to Punk about the obvious. Bolt guesses Nail snuck out as bait to draw Punk out...you know its kind of boring when every time someone makes a guess in this manga, its completely correct with only the most minor of details missing. Removes a lot of mystery from the story and doesn't allow either the characters or the audience to question and wonder; somehow making this story even duller. Nail guesses that Punk is working with someone that wants to meet him so he wants to talk to them to get them to agree to leave Naruto alone, because *groan* he correctly guess this person can influence Punk. So, this is why its 'Ask No Questions' because the characters already know all the answers. Hime is getting turned on by the idea that Nail wants to meet with/talk to her. Bolt demands to come along. Bicker. Bicker. Oh great, Punk becomes another person that worship Bolt for who he is, not for anything he has done like most of the other characters; except this time its because he has the karma seal, not just being Naruto's/Hinata's son. Bolt to fight Punk... activates his Karma seal...when he was only one use away from being completely consumed by Femmy last time.

 

Ino tells Naruto she can't find Nails' chakra for some reason like he is able to erase his chakra; like Bolt correctly guessed last time. Oh the poor mook informs Naruto his son left while he was talking to Ino.

 

Fight. Bolt uses his rasengan and lighting style attacks Punk uses his claws. He complements Bolts, but says he doesn't know how to use that seal, reveal his white karma, and then goes into detail on how it works. It makes you stronger due to the Kaguya's clan member's combat experience is being uploaded into a person's mind while also overwriting their own (yes Madoc already explained this already, but for some reason we need this explained to us again)...Wouldn't that mean to properly use it, is to just let it take you over? And Femmy possess Bolt, again. Can he get to 100% and just consume Bolt already? 

 

I guess they stop with announcing the next date.

Final Fantasy XiV

03 October 2021 - 03:15 PM

So, I was wondering does anyone else play this game? 

 

This apparently the MMO the finally became the WoW killer so many MMO tried to be an failed. Which is impressive considering this was considered the worst MMO when it launched. But, a new director was able to turn that around making it the success it is right now.

Boruto: The NeverEnding Prologue Chapter 62

20 September 2021 - 03:53 PM

No new news from what I can tell.

 

Summary Time: Chapter 62. Run~in, Though if it was talking about the state of the Naruto-Boruto franchise it'd be run-down.

 

Cover is Punk showing off his belt power.

 

Continuing from last chapter, Bolt senses Nail outside and even feels that he is outside the village by this point. Bolt yells at the poor shmuck named Nishi monitoring them for slacking on the job, and goes to inform Naruto Nail's escaped. Punk catches up to Nail with Hime's help. Naruto informs Shikamaru and question if this was a scheme cooked up by both of them since Bolt was complaining about being under surveillance. Shikamaru and Madoc are informed and oh look Ino involved in the story again; guess she is using the telepathy ability so they can all communicate. At this point Ino has been more important to the story than either Sakura, Hinata, or Sarada; simply by being the Hokage's cellphone.. also being apart of that vase nonsense. Bolt runs off to find Nail while the adult plan, question, and point fingers.

 

Nail and Punk fight, Nail reveals he left in order to meet Punk. He wants to sacrifice himself, so no one else has to die for Jenga's death. Punk says, "No." Since, his plan is to finish the planting of the chakra tree that will consume all chakra on the planet in order to make its fruit; so there is no point in sparing anyone since they will all die anyways. He also informs him of the deal he made with Hime, meaning he is the only person he can't kill. Before he can drag him back to their base Bolt comes in for the save.

 

Huh, for once they don't have a date on this chapter for the next one? Well, this was a quick one.

Naruto's Talk-no-Jutsu

15 September 2021 - 06:49 PM

I notice a lot of people complain over the years (long before the ending) about Naruto magic speech that turns people lives around and make them his friends. This thing is the speech is normally just one part of it normally the capstone to finish off a whole argument during and often before their fight. Normally a cynical person that has given up hope lectures/rants about it and thinks little of Naruto while doing so. Then Naruto often not always fights said person making a comeback at their lecturing that don't really work till after they are beaten. Then after they are beaten talk no jutsu.

 

Here a list of Talk-no-Jutsu speeches from what I recall:

 

Konohamaru. Was upset of living in the shadow of his grandfather. He constantly tried to "ambush" his Grandfather in hopes that if he defeated his Grandfather he would become Hokage, and then everyone would have to acknowledge him. Wanted to use the sexy jutsu to do so because he saw that it knocked out his grandfather.

 

Naruto hearing this after teaching him the sexy jutsu: "You can't become Hokage just like by defeating his grandfather and it won't make people acknowledge him like he hopes. That it takes a lot of hard work to become hokage. Also, you'd would have to defeat me because I'm also trying to become Hokage."

 

Then he used the harem jutsu to knock out Ebisu which impress konohamaru who then declared him his rival.

 

Zabuza: Thought Naruto was a dumb brat (granted that pretty much everyone after him as well.) After Haku was dead and Gato cancelled the hit on Tazuna he treated everything as done and his business was concluded. Also stating Haku meant nothing to him more then a useful tool to be used and discarded like all ninja. Even after Gato kicked Haku's corpse.

 

Naruto: "Haku loved you! You were everything to him! And you act like he was nothing! If that what being a true ninja is I hope I never become one."

 

Zabuza cries admitting he did love Haku. Then goes off on a suicided run to kill Gato.

 

Neji: His backstory. Goes on and on about all fate is predetermined and there is nothing anyone can do to change it. Loser will always be loser so they should even try. After defeated compliments Naruto's mastery of the cloning technique.

 

Naruto: "I failed the academy final exam three times each time it was the clone jutsu. I changed my fate why can't you since you are a genius unlike me."

 

Afterwards he learns the truth of his father's death, his last testament, and an apology all from His Uncle the Clan Head. Gives hope a shot.

 

Gaara: Spend the arc killing random people. Eventually admits he feels empty because no one loves him. So since he is a demon the can love only itself and no one can love; he decides to kill people to prove his existence. After they had both worn out from their fight Naruto uses he chin to slowly edge himself to Gaara to finishes him off to save Sakura.

 
Gaara: "Stay back! Why do you keep fighting?! Why are you trying to fight so hard for others instead of caring about only yourself like I do!?!"
 
Naruto: "Like you I used to be alone. It sucked, but now I have people I care about and am no longer alone. One of those people is in danger because of you and I won't stop until she is safe."
 
Reminds Gaara of what his uncle used to say about love. Then Sasuke informed Naruto, Sakura was safe. Then Gaara's siblings came to retrieve him which led to him apologizing to them trying to forge a connection with them, starting him on the path to recovery.

 

Tsunade: Depressed and traumatized after the death of her fiancé and brother. Both who wanted to become hokage. Thinks becoming hokage is a pointless fools games since everyone who either tries or becomes one ends up dead. Makes a bet with Naruto to see if he can master the rasengan in a week while contemplating killing both him and Jiraiya to revive her fiancé and brother.

 

Naruto blocks an attack from Kabuto with his hand. "I will become hokage." While healing him. "Looks like I won the bet."

 

Tsunade becomes hokage and clearly wants to hold that position until she thinks Naruto is ready to take on the role.

 

Chiyo: Was the person who put the one tail inside Gaara. Feels guilt about that and her Grandson Sasori actions. Distrust the Sand's Leaf ninja allies

 

Naruto: "Shut Up! What do you know about Gaara suffering?! Did you ever ask? He died because you made him the one tail container, even though he was your Kazekage you treat him like her was nothing more then a weapon with a fancy name!"

 

Granted this is more Naruto venting about how much he hates the containers situations. Chiyo does die to revive Gaara.

 

Sai: Suppressing his emotions after his brother's death to be the perfect root ninja. Also an ass. Confuse why Naruto cares so much about a traitor. Naruto reminds him of his brother.

 

Naruto: Honestly, from what I recall, a creepy speech about how he will never give up on Sasuke.

 

Sai regains some emotions, finishes his artbook about him & his brother and wants to stick around Naruto to learn more about feelings by observing team 7. Still an ass.

 

Pein: Best Friend died so he decides to enact some crazy plan about making some super weapon to force world peace. Questions Naruto as he is also a student of Jiraiya on how he would end the cycle of hatred and bring peace to the world?

 

Naruto from what I recall, brings out jiraiya's book mentions that it was dedicated to Nagato as well as saying he won't give up and he will bring about peace.

 

Nagato regains hope after remembering Jiraiya writing that book, and decides to sacrifice himself to revive the people he killed.

 

Obito: Went crazy after Rin died, decides to go along with Madara's crazy plan. Spends a lot of time trying to convince Naruto to give up and embrace the plan.

 

Naruto once learning about Rin in that mental plane. "You're not no one, you are Obito. You were once a lot like me with all the same hopes and dreams. You know what your doing is wrong. As much as you like to talk, you can't abandon the memories of your team, can you? Stop running away and come back to the village."

 

Obito remembers Rin and loses control of the tug of war. Tries to revive all the people he killed. Failed due to Zetsu. Works with team 7 form then on.

 

Can I ignore all the speeches to Sasuke? Nothing seem to work until the blood loss of losing an arm seemed to work anyhow.

 

Thoughts?

 

Personally most of them work in of themselves. The only problem is Naruto never really seems to evolve beyond don't give up if he is not just chewing them out; besides Obito's.