Naruto x 692 Review: Revolution


Kishimoto didn’t disappoint with this week’s chapter of Naruto. After the mediocre ending of Team 7 going against Kaguya and the war ending, Sasuke stepped up to bring a much-awaited twist to the story.

Ever since Sasuke came to help the ninjas in the war, I have been weary of him. Kishimoto also put in seeds of suspicion when he had Sai question Sasuke’s true intentions. Though Naruto seemed to trust his teammate, Sakura was hesitant. That’s what I like about Sakura as a character. She is a perceptive young woman, especially when it comes to the emotions of her teammates. Not blindly trusting someone she has a crush on (love?) also speaks a lot about her character strength.

10703780_294863054030836_3245968046524401678_nThe fate of the tailed beasts was also revealed in the chapter. I predicted that they would be free and I was right as the beasts would be returning to their various habitats. Their chakra, however, will remain inside of Naruto and they could meet whenever they want. The eight and nine tail beasts also decided to stay with their Jinchurriki’s. After saying farewell to his father, and the past Hokage’s handing down the future to Team 7, Kishimoto delivered a twist that rejuvenated my love for the series.

The Sage of the Six Paths wanted to release the world of the Infinite Tsukiyomi and Naruto and Sasuke had to combine their seals to do that. But Sasuke had other plans. He wanted to bring about a revolution in the shinobi world. What he wanted to do did make sense and it reminded me of Zaheer from The Legend of Korra who wanted to take out the corrupt leaders of the world. I can’t tell you how happy I am to see Sasuke revealing his true intentions. I was looking forward to Naruto and Sasuke fighting it out but I wasn’t expecting it to play out like this. The panel showing Sakura’s face when Sasuke declared he wanted to kill all the trapped Kages was one of the best in the chapter.

The Sage was clearly surprised with Sasuke’s plan. He did what he could to try and make the future different by giving them both his powers but that clearly didn’t work. I liked how Naruto was confident that the result of the battle will be different from the past. The only way Kishimoto can avoid repeating the past is by not making Sasuke good during the battle. Personally I would like to see those two battle it out till the end. I want Sasuke to go down believing in his decision to bring about a revolution. Naruto doesn’t have to deal the final blow because I want Sakura to do that. She needs some closure with Sasuke and I think killing him for his own good would be something she’ll benefit from in the long run.

I found it interesting that Sasuke didn’t seal Sakura and Kakashi like he did all the tailed beasts. Does he think that those two can’t do anything to stop him? The God-powered Kaguya did the same thing and Kakashi and Sakura ended up laying a vital role in sealing her. Will Sakura and Kakashi play a role in defeating Sasuke too because he thought of them as insignificant?

What did you think of this week’s chapter of Naruto? Are you excited to see them battle? How do you think it will end? Let us know!


Author: Farid-ul-Haq

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4 thoughts on “Naruto x 692 Review: Revolution

  1. I admire your admiration for Sakura. Hell, shes even my favorite character in the series. But her killing off Sasuke is pushing the luck. What I see is that she’ll go just as far as to stop adding “kun” while calling Sasuke’s name. Might try to fight him as well, but he’ll just smack her away like a fly. Kishi doesn’t like women to fight too much, no matter how strong they are. Look at Kaguya for example.

    1. Hahaha…i understand…the whole Kaguya battle was quite boring compared to a lot of other battles and weirdly convenient…why didn’t she throw them all in the Acid Ocean dimension and be done with it!….yes, that’s something i’m dreading to, Sakura going ‘Why Sasuke-kun Why?’ from the sidelines…sigh…i don’t want her to fight Sasuke, i just hope that if Naruto is unable to kill him, after defeating him, Sakura can end up killing him. Kind of how she tried to before but failed, but this time she succeeds…as long as Sasuke isn’t tallk no jutsu’d i guess i’ll be fine with any outcome of the battle…Sakura and Kakashi are still there, so they might do something…hopefully something useful

  2. There is a new movie for Naruto called the last. This movie showed a much older Naruto Sakura etc. and conveniently left Sasuke out. I Believe that unlike before there will be dialogue similar to that at the waterfall. However it will be a battle to the death. In which Naruto WILL come out on top. My guess is that he will kill Sasuke because he goes after Kakashi and Sakura. This will change Naruto from being a black and white character. In the movie, Naruto’s right hand is bandaged. Is this because he refuses to use his right hand after using his six path sage powers to kill sasuke? I think so.

    1. Interesting theory…really curious to know why they haven’t released a Sasuke character design from The Last Naruto the Movie…as well as Hinata’s

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