Summary Time: Flower. ...Well they got a colored cover again...Kind of wish they didn't. Also they haven't change their time slot for once. Oh volume six is actually the conclusion of the Ao arc.
The cover is Salad sitting on a bench. I don't have the image posted so I don't have to stare at it while typing this. So, with that in mind; lets talk about Loli/Shouto first. From what I understand recently is what Japanese call their pedophiles, and like Otaku this is not a positive term. Sure like Otaku in manga they are treated as wacky people, but that's because they are generally written by Loli themselves trying to defend their interest in little cartoon girl. The rest of Japan from what I understand like them as much as most countries like pedophiles. The stuff is made because there is a market for it, again the people that make them are loli fans writing for other loli fans and better 2-D girls then actual little girls. Now normally they try to play up the child innocence while trying to sexual children. Ikemoto just straight up sexualize Salad. She is just sitting on a bench innocent enough, but that outfit as well as her posing is incredibly sexualize. The outfit has the length of a clubbing dress you know the ones where the woman wears it to show off how hot she is while dancing, and will rarely sit down because the dress will just ride up if you make one mistake sitting down. Then you have Salad having one leg slightly raise which because of her dress means you be seeing everything if that arm wasn't in the way. The arm takes the place of that strategically place tassel from that image a few months ago preventing the audience from seeing what they are only just blocking; Salad's panties. From what I understand Japan they sexulaize panties because they really like the idea that their only a thin cloth under a skirt that prevents them from seeing what's underneath.
Beyond that she is just causally sitting on the bench which again is to address a complaint people had against Sakura. People didn't consider her attractive. So this image say that Salad is so hot that even causally sitting is sexy.
Now that image:
OK. The actual chapter starts with Naruto and Nail walking the village, which actually looks nice, Naruto still looks off. They almost instantly meet Salad who Naruto is very happy to see. she asks what's he doing walking around the village, he says he is on a mission, and that Nail will be accompanied by Naruto at all times. Naruto being chummy decides to buy a snack for Nail. Salad recommend one flavor, and he goes with another which irritates her. he likes the snack he apparently never had it before and is devouring it. Salad seeing that he enjoying it ask if she could have a bite because she never tried that flavor before. He act like a jackass.
A kid bumps into him while playing, and he attack him with his tree arm which is thankfully stopped by Naruto. After checking on the kids Salad again act like her mother, and chews Nail out for it. Naruto is taking Nail to Ino's flower shop. Shockingly Ino almost looks good in art style compared to most of the other characters from Naruto. Then again he barely changed anything other then adding the face details he add to all his females...such as apparently reducing her breast size. He order Nail to pick out a flower vase, as well as ask for Ino help from the sensory division to help keep an eye on Nail & Kara. Salad & Nail continue to bicker, and every once in a while Naruto steps in to lecture him; I suspect this will happen throughout the rest of the chapter as it has so far. Nail picks a vase that goes will with the dinning room.
Is it weird that she still looks and dress like she did when she was 15 when she is now easily twice that age?
Ino decides to give the vase flowers for free. However this triggers Nail into remembering the pot, tubes, and the kara leader. Which causes him to drop the vase. Naruto feeling empathy for this boy suffering after vase dropping give him a hug, and assure him that he is safe.
When they leave Ino calls him a Ikemen (a man who has a full set of desirable qualities: charming, handsome, stylish, and cool.) So the idea he is this generation Sasuke increases. Salad leaves the two, but not before tell Nail that she is planning to become hokage, and if he needs help all he has to do is ask.
Bolt is back home, when they come home. He see the new vase, and decides to give him a chance if he glues the old vase back together.
Ah those two from Kara for the last few pages. Ino leads the Sensory Division. They are the guys in charge of that Barrier from the Pein arc that alerts them if anyone enters the village. Barbarian hair hint again that he is from the leaf village as after informing the woman about the barrier he leaps onto the wall.
Edited by Bail o' Lies, 23 October 2018 - 09:31 PM.