442 is OUT! // Naruto Manga 441 Review ₪ 442 Predictions

Naruto 442 is out!  Click here to read it.  Tune in for my next post.

Neji : Why did you do something so crazy ?
Sakura : ( Hinata, you were thinking about Naruto ) ( Hinata, anata Naruto no koto wo ) <– can’t be more vague.

Naruto : On me giving up ! Rasengan !

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Hey everyone,

Sweet chapter wouldn’t you agree?  The action was on target and it’s safe to say that we don’t have to give up on the Naru-Hina theories.  Once again, Kishi manages to amaze me with his twists and turns.  If you haven’t read the chapter yet, click here to read it on One Manga.

We know something’s up when you see Hinata on the cover page.  She showed up on the cover of chapter 437 and we all know what ended up happening there, but this was different.  Word On Mars says there’s a bit to discuss.

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At this point, its clear that Nagato is crapping his pants.  Naruto is back in Sage Mode and he overcame Nagato’s Chibaku Tensei with ease.  Well not exactly, but let’s just say his dear old dad was there when he needed him the most.

I strongly believe that Nagato’s death is certain.  I mean just look at the guy, he’s clearly the victim of malnutrition.  And NO, stuffing the guy with tons of food won’t save him.  By the way I don’t know if any of you have noticed, but I change the dialogue on the panel above, haha.

Oh yes you are ^_^

Now that Deva’s Chibaku was penetrated, he’s over here thinking Naruto is able to control the nine tailed fox yet he’s clueless and running out of options.  On a different note, we find out Naruto’s final clone has disappeared after he went into fox mode.

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This brings up back to Konoha.  Team Gai has finally arrived!  Better late than never I guess…Better yet, Hinata’s alive!  See now why can’t they show something like that for Kakashi?  He’s been missing for about ten chapters.  No excuse.  On a side note, I’m confused as to why Nagato missed her vitals.  Perhaps he wanted her to die a slow painful death?  No idea.

It’s safe to say that the Naru-Hina theories are back on!  Neji quickly announces his search for a healer which will most likely be Ino or Sakura.

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Gai’s reaction to this whole thing made some nifty foreshadowing in my opinion.  The seventh and eighth gates seem inevable.  Kishi purposely had Gai release the sixth gate against Kisame leaving the seventh and eighth unseen.  Clever, but I saw right through it and I’ve mentioned this before.  My guess is that he’s planning on having Gai use the seventh gate and having Rock Lee use the eigth and final gate.

With everything that’s happened in the recent chapters anything can happen.  Question is, who will be the victim of Gai’s awesome attack?  Will it be the guy who killed* his great friend Kakashi, Nagato?  Or will it be the guy he has a score to settle with, Kisame?  My guess is that he’ll most likely use it on Kisame since Naruto’s likely to finish things with Nagato.  Plus I don’t see Kisame having a huge purpose and an epic battle with Gai will be a great chance to showcase some of his moves.

I had to laugh when Rock Lee pointed out that Ma frog was injured.  It’s like, “Hey look it’s a half-dead frog!”  This earns the “Priceless” panel award.

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It’s safe to say that Naruto’s character development has skyrocketed in the last 20 chapters. Deva starts yappin’ about Naruto’s search for Sasuke and what it’s like to feel real pain and it almost looks like Naruto grows tired of his crap, takes a deep breath, and tells him to shove it and show his real selk a.k.a Nagato.  Just awesome.  He shows signs of knowledge and composure which is crucial if Kishi wants us to believe that he’s ready to become Hokage.

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Let’s not forget Naruto has two rasen-shurikens left so he can still do plenty of damage.  After completely owning Deva and smashing him to the wall it almost seemed like he wouldn’t have to use any of them.

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What he did after he broke and confiscated Deva’s chakra sword was very unexpected.  He stabbed himself and located Nagato in a matter of seconds.  My favorite part of the whole chapter was when his sage eyes appeared behind Nagato and made him crap his pants speechless.

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So he finds Nagato’s location and he starts forming his first rasen-shukiken which brings joy to Deva because he’ll naturally repel it and own Naruto.  Think again, Naruto’s clever self pulled the same trick he pulled on Preta Path just a few chapters back.  He set off a smoke and sent a shadow shuriken straight at Deva.  So much for the fool me once quote, right folks?  Let’s see what can Naruto do in the five seconds Deva is vulnerable?  1. He can beat the living hell out of Deva. 2. He can beat the living hell out of Deva. And 3. He can beat the living hell out of Deva.  Seems unanimous no?

This chapter made me realize how easily Pain could of been defeated had others that faced him i.e Jiraiya & Kakashi known about Nagato’s strengths and weaknesses.  I know it’s been said a million times, but just think about it.  Had Jiraiya taken down that Naraku Path the other Path’s would of been toast.  Had Kakashi layed a smoke bomb and faked an attack that required Deva to use his power, the real kakashi could of layed the smackdown like he did on Kakuzu way back.

I don’t know folks, the end of this battle holds a lot of mystery.  When I say anything can happen, I mean it.  If Naruto decides to kill Nagato is still up for debate.  I personally think he won’t because it’ll contradict his way of finding peace in the ninja world.  Before I go I pose the following question.  Who kills Nagato?

I threw a few wild cards in there to throw you off muahahaha.  This fight def ranks as one of the best.  In fact, it ranks with a best fight scene ever from the vid below.  Check it out and tell me if you think otherwise.  Until next time my fellow readers.  Tune in for my next post!

-ron “broken1i”

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MJpDwJ8sEo&feature=channel_page

The following is a new addition to my naruto reviews.  From now on I’ll be including the top ten informative comments from the comments section.  First up is my good friend Mythus.  Feel free to respond to his thoughts in the comment’s section.

6. Krish Says:

well as for naruto not being injured after the transformation the possible explanation is a space time ninjutsu for which the fourth was famous for.probably he restored the seal to an earlier time where it was not broken and naruto was still in sage mode

7.  Brill Says:

I really don’t see Naruto and Nagato having a heart to heart. There simply isn’t enough time. Shikamaru’s teams are way ahead of Naruto and will get to Nagato first, unless Naruto knows how to teleport through toad’s mouths like Jiraiya could, but I doubt it. So we’re going to have 3 chapters of Naruto hopping through the woods on the way to Nagato? Probably not. I see three possible outcomes:

1) Nagato dies of chakra depletion. Possible, but weak.
2) Nagato flees back to his home village only to get skewered by Madara. He deserves no less.
3) I see Danzo and Root making its move now. They kill the last body, and possibly Nagato as well so the cycle of hatred can continue. I don’t see Danzou taking over by political means, I see him doing it via a military coup and this is best time to do it. Sakura and Yamamoto are on the outside, Naruto gets imprisoned, and this would be the final death sentence for Kakashi. Cruel, but I see the coup happening in the next 5 chapters, or it’s never going to happen at all IMO.

8.  Kalkojutsu Says:

Danzo cannot not be about to seize power, Kishi has taken the time to show him in the middle of the battle preparing his coup, there must be a good reason for it

Kakashi cannot die now, the encounter with his lost father is still hanging on, furthermore Kishi said in jump fiesta after Sasuke he would be writing about Kakashi (and Sakura) I don’t see him writing about dead characters

Kishi had Eight-tails escape from Sasuke, what for? To prevent Akatsuki from extracting Kyubi right now. Even if Naruto he’s captured they’ll have to wait for the capture of eight-tails, which won’t happen thanks to Konoha assisting his neighbour country raikage

“Naruto will have to wait” (for being rescued) as Kishi said, for once he will have to be the one to be rescued… maybe by Sasuke (even unintendedly?) that would bring some sense of irony to the whole story

Who will Naruto be captured by? the obvious answer would be Madara, but it wouldn’t be surprising enough… so it could be Kisame or Zetsu for a change

Anyway, in any of the scenario, Pain is dead meat, as we have seen him babbling about hatred quite enough

9.  manny814 Says:

“don’t you guys feels the déjà vu? A dying akatski fighting to the end…”

That’s just what i was going to say you read my mind O.o . This is a trend that the akatski has had for the almost all of the past battles. The trend is as follows: they get one or a few minor battles to show of their skills and then there is one big final battle where they fight to the death.

Itachi killed by Sasuske

Deidara killed himself to attempt to kill Sasuske

Sasori killed by his grandmother and Sakura

Hidan killed by Shikamaru

Kakuzu killed by Naruto (finishing blow by Kakashi)

So technicaly Pain has allready had his “minor” battles with Jiraya, and the villagers. It is time for the big finish, wich up to now has been the elimination of the akatski member. The death of Pain as allready suggested doesn’t have to be by the hands of the hero Naruto, which to me is part of the suprize. Naruto will forgive Nagato as sugested by the forshadowing conversation between Naruto and the 4th. The second part of the suprize is how he will die. Wether he dies from exhaustion or the new villan (madara) is introduced by the betraying his fellow akatski member and killing him for his failure to catch the 9-tails.

Because of this, I really do think that Nagato will die, the stage is all set for this event to happen, all that is left to see is the how.

With this in mind i would indeed be very suprized if Nagato doesn’t die.

10.  Mythus Says:

As “cough tensei” is released, the “moon tensei” collapses. Nagato seems half dead (or more). I’m very OK with that. Although, it is very hard to believe in the rest:

– Naruto, after 8 (or 9) tails, isn’t injured at all. You must remember that after 4 tails, he starts to loose a lot of skin and blood;

– “I thought I was a goner”? Come on… Just say that you’re omnipresent, Katsuyo! You couldn’t resist the burning chacra of Kyuubi, the furious fight of the Demon Fox and the crushing pressure of Chibaku tensei. I don’t even know how Naruto’s clothes aren’t all thorned up to begin with.

– The 5 seconds interval Naruto’s counting on is a time between gravity and repulsion, but the power use to deflect his attacks are the same, therefore, there is no time window for the same attack, if it was so, a continued attack, even a weak one, could hit Pein.

It’s OK to be unreal, but it’s not OK to be illogical. Am I been too harsh?

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~ by broken1i on April 2, 2009.

40 Responses to “442 is OUT! // Naruto Manga 441 Review ₪ 442 Predictions”

  1. Uno

    We really need a good explanation to why Naruto is Uninjured after exoeriencing a near Nine Tails

  2. *** experiencing a near Nine Tails transformation

  3. Well the series rely on many things and one of them which is important is the surprises. Kishi likes to surprise and amaze us. In this chapter naruto clearly seems to have the upper hand, nagato bleeds seriously and has his tensei broken, naruto could single handedly find his place, and the shadow shuriken seems to finish off nagato for sure.
    These aspects are the reasons why i think the balance will be on nagato’s side on next chapter we will see how strong he really is and naruto’s victory will be achieved in a harder way or they will just negotiate and attack madara together who knows..

  4. @ asanas: Well Nagato practically dead so I don’t see him doing much. Expect Konan to step in and lay the pwn on Naruto. Her power is still a mystery.

    @ manny: I said the same thing and Mythus agrees. I really just think it had a lot to do with how the 4th patched everything up.

  5. First of all, thank you very much for the mention. I’m truly honored.

    I think I need to learn Japanese. Some of the sfx aren’t translated anymore. Like the one when Naruto thinks about Hinata and then presses his chest. Speaking of which, I guess that the Hinata’s “I love you” took quite a different way than Lee’s confession to Sakura. It seems that Naruto had much more thoughts on her (probably because he thinks she’s dead) than even in the destruction he provoked. And possibly is this why she’s in the cover. Looking for the future, when the healer arrives to save Hinata, probably Katsuyo’s walk-talk will update Naruto about Hinata’s heath and this may take place before he reaches Nagato’s hidding place.

    Nagato is an anerox. Even if you give him food, he won’t eat. 😛 hehe But I’m not so sure about his death. People in worst shapes rose from the dead throughout the manga several times. And we must also remember the writer likes to surprises us. I would say his chances are 50/50.

    Naruto can destroy a body single handed in just one blow. It’s a fact. So why Deva allowed him to come so close? It was just to give him a chacra receiver, right? Maybe I wasn’t very clear in my explanation about Deva’s power. To change between from attract to repel, he needs 5 seconds, but he can use the repel or attract power as much as he needs with no 5 second window. Deva could stay before a machine gun of shurikens and would not be harmed. Remember the scene at the village where he was repelling all continued attacks. If Kishi changes that rule, Kakashi died (or “hopefully” almost died) in vain.

    BTW, don’t you guys feels the déjà vu? A dying akatski fighting to the end…

  6. “don’t you guys feels the déjà vu? A dying akatski fighting to the end…”

    That’s just what i was going to say you read my mind O.o . This is a trend that the akatski has had for the almost all of the past battles. The trend is as follows: they get one or a few minor battles to show of their skills and then there is one big final battle where they fight to the death.

    Itachi killed by Sasuske
    Deidara killed himself to attempt to kill Sasuske
    Sasori killed by his grandmother and Sakura
    Hidan killed by Shikamaru
    Kakuzu killed by Naruto (finishing blow by Kakashi)

    So technicaly Pain has allready had his “minor” battles with Jiraya, and the villagers. It is time for the big finish, wich up to now has been the elimination of the akatski member. The death of Pain as allready suggested doesn’t have to be by the hands of the hero Naruto, which to me is part of the suprize. Naruto will forgive Nagato as sugested by the forshadowing conversation between Naruto and the 4th. The second part of the suprize is how he will die. Wether he dies from exhaustion or the new villan (madara) is introduced by the betraying his fellow akatski member and killing him for his failure to catch the 9-tails.

    Because of this, I really do think that Nagato will die, the stage is all set for this event to happen, all that is left to see is the how.

    With this in mind i would indeed be very suprized if Nagato doesn’t die.

  7. Wow seems like the wordonmars readers went on a hiatus. 😦 That makes me a sad panda.

  8. Polemic issues are the easiest way rise comments. 😉

  9. Polemic issues are the easiest way to rise comments. 😉

  10. Allright !!! I’m an informative comment 😀

  11. @ broken1i : Mythus and I are still here !!

    I guess not enough happened in the last issue to spark conversation. Or maybe someone is plotting against wordonmars Dun dun dun Pause for suspense…… its just us three left …. someone is going to come and abduct us all ahhhh !!! O_o

  12. maybe we’ll get a better reason on the anime version for why Naruto is unaffected by the near nine tails transformation. Although i do agree with you about that it has to do something with the way the 4th fixed the seal on naruto. There is still a big gap in between including : the tranformation back into regular naruto and the transformation into sage mode without using a clone.

    I guess it was just too much to fit in the manga.

  13. Yup it seems like part of my prediction could be true this the link to it https://wordonmars.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB-%E2%80%AB%E2%80%AB%E2%80%ABnaruto440/

    on another note: We can’t throw Sasuke out the picture just yet, beside Madara may be a bit busy trying to recapture correct Sasuke’s mistake. If Madara does killed pein there would be a lot of questions, like is it necessary to gather new members to create a new group and why would Madara killed Pain anyway or this why kill him now? It would also be vise verse if Sasuke killed him. Why would Sasuke kill Pain, Where is Madara, and are they going to reform there group. I always wonder these questions.

  14. I really doubt Konan would desert Nagato in his time of need , no matter how angry she is at him for having endangered his own life so much.

    I really doubt Sasuske will arrive to Konohana in time to witness the end of the fight. He did needed to rest before even beguining to trvel towards the village. I know it seems like the battle has taken long but its probably only been like 4 to 6 hours since pain arrived to the Leaf. It doesnt seem like it would be enough time for Sasuske to get to the village.

    Madara or Zetsu will show up way before Sasuske thanks to their abilities for quick travel and teleportation.

    Whatever happens or whoever arrives has got to be part of the suprising ending that Kishi has in mind for all of this ? so we can’t rule anything out now can we?

  15. I think that Madara killing Nagato after he is forgiven by Naruto would be a way of turning the page on the Nagato story and proceeding to the Madara/Sasuske story. Up to now we haven’t seen Madara do anything to make us hate him or to make us think of him as truly evil compared to Pain’s actions.

    So killing a weak and defenseless Nagato would be a good way of focusing the Manga on towards the next evil character now that Orochimaru and Itachi are gone.

  16. your best fight scene ever is so hilarious XD

  17. Oh yea about the transformation how shall i put it hm ………hm…..i got it, no wait………… i not sure if this will help but maybe it the kaystu in his pocket that help him heal that all i could think of. Would it be wild if Kisame killed Nagato?

  18. why kisame LOL hehe yeah that would deffinetly be wild. i was actually wondering why the little slug katsuyu was able to be scratch free from the burning chakra of the nine tailed fox. I thought she was going to be shish kabob but she was just sitting there unharmed and comfy on Naruto’s shoulder !!

  19. @manny814: Orochimaru isn’t gone. Kabuto watched Harry Potter and did the same for his master. He just put him in his own head. 😀

  20. He is now a Hybrid Kabuto . He is great on mileage ! 🙂

  21. lol nice discussion guys. It would be fitting if madara killed nagato because he isn’t a hated character anymore. Hinata’s alive and he’s on the brink of death. As far of Konan, I can’t wait to she what she’s capable of. Jiraiya was able to counter her origame with frog oil if you recall. I’ll post the chapter link when I have a chance.

  22. @broken1i : you mean this one
    http://www.onemanga.com/Naruto/372/06/

  23. Yep that’s the one. Good find Manny. I wonder if Pa frog taught or told Naruto about Konan’s weaknesses.

  24. even though i don’t think Konan is that strong she might be bothersome to counter if Naruto is wekened from battle and he doesn’t have a proper technique to stop the paper attacks.

  25. He’d have to learn a new element like water to counter her origami. You’re right he’s probably exhausted, but I’m thinking he has something up his sleeve. Who knows, the fourth may have something to do with it.

  26. I completely forgot about Danzou..I should of put him as an answer towards my last poll. Shame on me.

  27. Yeah maybe the forth was able to restore Naruto’s body and clear any wounds enough that Naruto is still stronger than Konana. If he is able to regain Sage mode bfore meeting with Nagato Naruto shouldn’t have a problem.

  28. You mean Danzou , MR.Frog murderer

    http://www.onemanga.com/Naruto/421/17/

  29. Danzo may come off as a bad guy, but like many have said in the past, he might be the one to partner up and/or aid Naruto. Ok he killed the frog messenger a few chapters back, but his intent may have been to not risk the possibility of having Naruto captured. Then again he hid while the village was being destroyed haha >_>

  30. yeah Danzo sends mixed feelings and even Tsunade had sencond doubts about his intentions. If you recall Sai’s mission where we had no idea for who’s team he was playing for. Even so Danzo gave Sai top secret information on the anbu to Orochimaru as a gift.

    Even if Danzo teams up with naruto it will only be for his own gain of power in the leaf village.

  31. Danzo’s intentions may be to protect the village or they may be to make a new village that thinks like he does. Even when Sai’s true mission was to kill Sasuske and to stop sasuske from being used as an Orochimaru body, Danzo did this while betraying The 5th Hokage Tsunade.

    List of Hokage’s personal Anbu Troop
    http://www.onemanga.com/Naruto/301/12/

  32. well as for naruto not being injured after the transformation the possible explanation is a space time ninjutsu for which the fourth was famous for.probably he restored the seal to an earlier time where it was not broken and naruto was still in sage mode

  33. good point anon. you made top comments ^^

  34. thanx broken1i its just a guess but i got it from kakashi thinking about tobi’s skills in the fight.kakashi thinks that this guys(tobi’s) space time ninjutsu are even more advanced than 4ths but fouth used seals for them as evident in chapter 395. Also i don’t think kakashi is gonna die cuz he is the only person to have seen tobi’s sharingan and the only 1 who can teach/guide naruto in learning 4ths most prized technique.

    anon

  35. I def agree that Kakashi isn’t quite done yet. He’s practically Naruto’s big brother. My co-writer brought up a good point about his mask. He wears it because he doesn’t want people to think he’s the “White Fang”. We won’t see the end of Kakashi until he removes that mask and more about Rin and Kushina is revealed. I changed your name in the comments up top. All you need now is cool avatar. 😉

  36. hey guys does anyone have a good link for the latest jumpfest2009(kishi’s interview).I have got a few links but the translations were vague.Also I found it was mentioned that something big was about to happen with kakashi and if he sticks to his previous comments he said that he would concentrate more on sasuke afterwards kakashi and sakura and that naruto would have to wait.Can anyone confirm that?

  37. This is the best I could find. Hope it helps.

    http://mangahelpers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44928

  38. hey thanx a lot broken1i

  39. And now? What Sakura will do knowing that Hinata loves that much Naruto? hoho.. Sakura admires Naruto and she had faith on him several times, but she never had done anything like that before. Actually, that was a time where she thought to be a burden to her team. Will she feel jealous and find out that she loves him more than what she feels for Sasuke or she will open space for Hinata? I beat this last one is more likely to happen.

    Besides finding Sakura to heal Hinata, Team Guy can’t do much. Actually… where is everybody?!? They’re just sitting and waiting for Naruto get the job done like there’s anything left to do?

    Kakashi thought wrong and died (or not) in vain. He thought that only when Pain change from attraction to repulse the time was needed, but what we see here is that every single time Deva uses his power, he needs a 5 seconds interval. Which means that any continuous attack like a machine gun is enough to kill him. Or just three attacks with 4 seconds between each one. Naruto can do up to 200 clones controlling ransengans at once (Chapter 329).

    This chapter also shows two clones being stabbed by the chacra receivers. If Naruto couldn’t see before where Nagato is, now could be the time.

    What kind of answer to peace is that? “Destroying Pain with the blow Jiraya taught him”?

    Next chapter: Deva will withstand this rasengan attack. I’m quite sure of it. Aren’t you?

  40. For all those wondering why naruto is not injured after going eight tail:
    Sage mode makes healing a million times faster!

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