Naruto Manga 431 Naruto Errupts!!! is Finally out! + Breakdown and discussion of Naruto Manga 430
Naruto Manga 431 Naruto Errupts!!! is out!! Click HERE or the translation link above to read it!
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-Break down of Naruto Manga 430 is below-
Surprise Surprise! The new manga has been released and I’ve got the break down on the new issue. I’ve used the low quality scans that were available but shortly after the high quality one comes out I’ll update the post and replace them with the usual good stuff. Also I’d like to put a disclaimer that because of the low quality some of the breakdown may change once the good stuff comes out because the low quality leaves some questions as to the status of our favorite one eyed nin Kakashi. So, this is not the final cut of this breakdown but it will have to do for now. Until then…
How excited were you when you read this issue for the first time?! I was so pumped! It was everything I could have hoped for in a return issue for Naruto. The scene was set, Pain was dominating Konoha, everything looked grim. And then we see Naruto appear through that summons cloud with a jacket similar to what the forth wore. Holy shit! This is what it’s all about. This is what we were all waiting for! This is what we all knew he could do and now we get to watch him drop the hammer on the one who killed Jiraiya and destroyed the village we all love… so let’s get this review started…
For the most part it seems that everyone is saved by Tsunade and her slimy slugs. Kiba and his mom, Chouji and his dad etc. all thanks to the 5th Hokage. Which leaves her super vulnerable now that her Souzousaisei technique has been used up but I’ll get back to that later… More important is Kakashi lying there in a questionable state. Whith these low quality scans I can’t tell if his eye is open, closed or destroyed. I’m guessing once we can see what is going on with this eye, it will help us figure out his current condition, for better or worse. So this part of the breakdown will probably change with the better scans.
(Update: Sadly this is the better scan, I still can’t tell what his eye is doing. Does anyone else feel as though this manga was roughly sketched by Kishi just before the SJ Christmas party? This isn’t the only panel. You can see the quick outline sketches on the outside main lines in many of the panels. These latest pics are from sleepy fans so they have been cleaned. Hmmm… possible rush job? Kishi growing tired of doing Naruto? Perhaps the reason for so many things happening so quickly? Hope not.
Back to the eye. If you ask me, the eye is closed and blood is running down the length of his face, which some have mistaken for an open eye. But thats just a guess and what I think it looks like.)
Naruto and Pain look each other in the eye’s and are ready rumble. Pain is glad that Naruto came to him and Naruto is… well, he’s not happy at all… he’s really pissed. In all that comotion Pain destroyed Naruto’s picture of team Kakashi and his favorite Ramen bowl. No one puts his picture in corner! Nobody!
I don’t think this is even going to be close. Naruto is going to pwn Deva Pain and its going to force an eventual face off with Nagato. Even Konan has bugged out releasing her paper bunshin returning to the side of Nagato. That is an incredibly strong bunshin. If you recall the power of past bunshins I don’t think any of them has done anything besides cause a minor disctraction. Her paper bunshin pwnd many a Konoha nin by suffocation and with ease. I’m pretty sure that Jiraiya was completely fooled unfortunately. He never fought Konan, it was just a bunshin and as Ibibi has said before, he didn’t really pwn the original Animal Realm, Pain just allowed him to take him so that the chakra recievers would continue to transmit locating the center of Konoha… that Nagato is a clever lad.
(Update: I kept this scan over the sleepy fans because this translation is better and makes more sense than the sleepy fans version.)
Never ever have I hated a character more than this douche. Between the lame ass lazer head move and what he did to Kakashi, I just can’t fucking stand him. This is a recap of what I was saying as I was reading the new manga and saw him getting put back together: “God no! I hate Laser head! Why won’t you stay dead?! Why can’t you just go away?! Die! Die! Die!”
Well I guess this answers the question on whether they are done for good or not. Just as I thought they are reactivated and ready for battle with a flick of Nagato’s wrist. And wouldn’t ya know… guess who’s back?!?! I loved this panel because it’s like Pain saying “yeah, Naruto is back, so what…” It’s like him lining up his army and saying “bring it” This will play very well in the anime as they all hit the ground at the same time looking very intimidating.
Raise your hand if you thought this was the end for Tsunade… There should be alot of hands up right now cause everything that we had been talking about and predicting was coming to fruition right in front of our eye’s. They had just gotten done explaining how weakened Tsunade had been by saving everyone with the slugs. She made and attempt to put her foot down as the 5th Hokage and spit in the face of fear and reason. All this would make you think she would be ready for an attack… not exactly, she actually looked surprised. Ready to be pwnd you could even say… and then something wonderful happend! But before that, is Tsunade out of the woods now that Naruto is here?
So the atmosphere is thick and tension is high, things still seem intimidating and dim. Pain has thrown down the guantlet and pretty much said “bring it”, Lazer head has lunged for Tsunade and then silence… the quiet before the storm. You know that scene in every big budget action movie where it is deafaning slow motion silence just before the shit hits the fan… Perfect graceful silence… and then an earth shattering BOOOOM! Good bye douche bag…. Ahhhh! So much better. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAHHHHHHHH! F&*K YEAH! HAHAHAHA! F&*K YOU, YOU F&*KING F&*K!
Wasn’t that a great show of power?! Naruto used the shock and awww technique and just straight up pwnd this weak @$$ B!TC# in one swift movement. You could almost feel the collective Naru nation let out a cheer as we saw our hero trounce the most annoying villan ever. I think I actually jumped up out of my chair when I saw this and pumped my fist. I loved this panel and it will forever be burned into my memory. I will say now that lazer head is down for the count and will not be making a return appearance. What do you think?
(Update: Since a few of you wanted a close up of Naruto’s pwnage of Lazer head, I felt obligated. Yes it is a Rasengan.)
This was a great panel. It was great to see Naruto being compared to Jiraiya and Minato in the manga just like we do every week in the comments section. I can’t be that happy considering it kinda seals the deal that Jiraiya is dead. It’s the ghosts of Konoha’s past… symbolic, I know… you know… just kinda sad.
Don’t get me wrong… I’m super excited. I love that the pace of the manga has really picked up but couldn’t Kishi have picked something more profound for Naruto to say rather than the most over used line in the history of anime or manga? I’m not sure what he should have said but I’m leaving it to you guys. Tell us in the comments section what you think Naruto should have said and next week I’ll give props to the best one and replace Naruto’s words with the commentors as we will celebrate that commentors awesomeness! So break out the good stuff and we’ll have another great week of discussion while we enter into the new year with the most kick ass issue of manga in a long time.