Naruto Manga 430 is out! + Pain: 23,745 Konoha: 2 + Further break down of Naruto Manga 429 discussion + I need your help!
Naruto Manga 430 is out!
Click the translation link above to read the translation of Naruto Manga 430! Whoop Whoop!
-Break down of Naruto manga 429 is below-
A+ issue this week, insanely awesome. It’s an emotional issue that seems simplistic at first but if you look at each panel, it becomes so much more complex. My first reaction is to mourn the loss of a city but then you realize someones ass or a group of people’s asses are saved by a last ditch effort. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you are not alone. I’ve noticed many emails already coming in that aren’t quite sure what the hell just happened. Some of the panels have people confused as hell and there is a lot to read into the positioning of panels and characters which changes the meaning. If I’m just confusing you, well let me confuse you a little more by explaining what I’m talking about and getting right into it.
Tsunade charges up her feet, which I thought was clever though turns out unnecessary, to prevent Pain from using his force powers on her. Instead of the force Deva Pain decides to rise above it all unleash Shina Tensei on Konoha. Konoha pretty much gets completely pwnd, everyone is pretty much screwed right? Well lets examine that…
Shizune got her chips cashed in early in the manga, done, gone, not coming back. After human realm rips her soul out, her body falls limp to the ground. I would say that she could possibly be saved if someone were to stop him in the next panel midway through the process but the next time we see Human realm he has moved on and is outside the village. Officially add Shizune to the victims list.
Here’s where it gets interesting. 2 things have been incorrectly spread around the net already involving these panels. They didn’t appear all together like this but I put them all together and in chronological order to preserve the time line but to make it easier to examine. The first incorrect statement going around is that all the rest of the Pain’s bodies are disposable and dead now. You see them all land safely outside of the village except for Deva Pain who is about 2-300 meters over Konoha at that point. Konan asks what’s going on and Animal realm replies “I’m going to do “that”, meaning Shinra Tensei. Notice how talking to Animal realm is like talking to Deva and just like talking to Nagato, they are all the same one consciousness. While this is going on the frogs are starting their plan, keep this in mind, we are coming back to them.
The bodies collapse to the ground, except Deva Pain who is still taking in the view from far above. Remember, one collective between the six bodies, power being split between 6 separate bodies. So what do you do if you want to perform a very powerful technique but you power is split in 6? You concentrate all your power in one, Deva Pain. I don’t think the other bodies are “dead for good” like the first Animal realm, they just have no Chakra being transmitted to them, no control over them right now. It’s all being sent to Deva Pain currently for Shinra Tensei. What do you think?
Here comes the second misconception, she says “so your determined to do this” and then turns her head away from the bodies and looks behind her and says Nagato. She’s not looking up in the air or at Deva Pain. The speech bubble just so happens to be in front of Deva Pain. Just like when people called me dumb as hell for my explanation of the new Animal Realm. She wasn’t Konan, it was just a poorly placed speech bubble, same here. Deva Pain is Yahiko’s body and is very high above Konoha, Konan is addressing someone not in the air in the distance but someone right next to her… Nagato. That may just be wishful thinking but for sure, Deva Pain is 100% not Nagato.
1. Frog performs Jutsu. (Kuchiyose means summon but could it be Toad Mouth Trap?)
2. Crazy Hokage jumps right into Enemies attack.
3. Shinrai Tensei
4. We and Deva see a scroll
5. Deva Pain is all WTF?!
I kept the panels in order time wise but I put them together so that you can see the frogs actions in order. Keep this in mind.
Shinra Tensei hits Konoha, this obviously sux. It’s an emotional blow to the city we’ve come to love and it will never be the same. Score board check Pain: 23,745 Konoha: 2. This is looking like Konoha was just way too weak to even come close to competing with Pain on any level without Naruto. It also demonstrates how powerful Jiraiya was fighting all the bodies of Pain at once, granted Deva Pain pretty much hung back and sat it out but still, it just puts it into perspective. So Konoha is just leveled right? Judgement day and Armageddon all rolled into one. I’m sure they could see that explosion all the way from the Sand village… wait… where the hell are those guys? And team Gai?! Maaaaaaaaaaaito Gaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiii!?
Take a look at the object in the center of the crater… Doesn’t that look like a summons disappearing? Those crafty frogs saved someones ass. Why else would Pain be all WTF?! after he dropped Shinra Tensei and sees the scroll… I don’t have a definitive answer for this but I have some ideas… What do you think happened? Did the frogs summon back Naruto and Pa frog?
It was an epic issue all in all but the last sentences don’t really hint at anything besides Naruto possibly returning so lets speculate just a little bit on what is next…
Next week is the almighty wrap up post that has been promised for the year of 2008. I’m putting together a list of events that were huge in the Naruto world. Some of them are time sensitive like Itachi wanting to take Sasuke’s eyes. Every one was freaking out about that back when it happened but we look at it now like its no big deal because of what we know now. Or remember how freaked you were when Kakashi saw that Tobi had the Sharingan! OMG! Right?! You get the point so take the survey below. Pick the 5 biggest events in your opinion of 2008 from the list. I’ll have a top ten break down of the year based on the results. I’m not going to show results on this survey so that it’s a surprise when I list the top ten next week. So you guys decide. Which are the biggest events of 2008?!