Naruto Manga 455 Breakdown and Discussion: Naruto Takes a Beating and WTH Is With Danzo?!?

Muahhhh ha ha ha...I can't wait to cut loose on y'all!

Muahhhh ha ha ha...I can't wait to cut loose on y'all!

OMG!  Looks like Kishi’s genius is on display yet again.  Woo hoo!!!

This is TsunadesTwin with the weekly Naruto manga breakdown and…OMG.  And, all I can say is what a chapter!  But, enough about that Kage Conference…let’s get back to Konoha.

Two of the three stooges.  Now, which one is Moe?  Curly?

Two of the three stooges. Now, which one is Moe? Curly?

Mr. Paranoia himself, Danzo, is getting his guards in order – and is working to keep Naruto in the village.  I mean, he wants his super secret weapon of mass destruction close-by in case someone like…Sasuke were to come to town.  I am really hating Danzo.  Naruto is no weapon of mass destruction.  He’s a person with incredible capabilities – and a hero besides.  GAAHHHHHH!

We left Naruto getting pounded by those Cloud Shinobi and now he looks like he went into a kickboxing ring and put up no fight whatsoever.  Geez!  All of this for a friend who became a missing nin that betrayed and hurt him?  Sai is wondering the same thing.

Methinks Sai won't be in Root for much longer.  So much for that Blood Mist training...

Methinks Sai won't be in Root for much longer. So much for that Blood Mist training...

If you notice Naruto in the background, he’s looking like a piece of raw meat to be tossed to the local butcher.  Yikes!  Sai, despite his orders and his training, has had enough of this slaughter-in-the-making.  He’s angry not just at the shinobi who are mercilessly beating him but he’s angry at Naruto, also. It took me a couple of readings of this section to figure that part out…especially after this…

This one is HUGE guys!  The emotionless "tool" with a name meaning "weapon" now shows he has made a lifelong bond.

This one is HUGE guys! The emotionless "tool" with a name meaning "weapon" now shows he has made a lifelong bond.

Even our Mayonnaise Boy had to take notice:  Naruto doesn’t sell out his friends, no matter what.  However, he now calls him “the enemy.”  WTF?!? Guys!  Last time I checked, the Great Nations are at peace.  What makes you think they aren’t?  Baka!

Boobie Girl returns and realizes who this piece of raw meat is – it is a kid being honored as a hero.  Despite her bust size, she is no fool.  She knows that this kid may be an asset but is more concerned about her kidnapped jinchuuriki, Killer Bee.  One thing I don’t understand – where in the hell in Konoha can anyone find a copy machine?   I mean, you have one of the great hidden villages reduced to rubble and our “visiting” can somehow find office equipment to get the intelligence they need.  Whatever you say, Kishi…

So, she's the boss behind these brutes.  Maybe if she used her fists as well as she flaunts those boobs, she'd be a major force.

So, she's the boss behind these brutes. Maybe if she used her fists as well as she flaunts those boobs, she'd be a major force.

Naruto, knowing full well that he would take an additional beating from Sakura, has Sai get Kakashi and Yamato.  Well, well, well.  Sai is now the medical nin while Kakashi and Yamato look on.  However, to add to the evidence that Sai isn’t quite the Root member he claims to be…

Nothing like asking one of the greatest shinobi for advice...only he's not your actual Senpai.  Sai?  You have some explaining to do when Danzo gets home...

Nothing like asking one of the greatest shinobi for advice...only he's not your actual Senpai. Sai? You have some explaining to do when Danzo gets home...

Which brings to mind this question:

Ok, ok…on to the next bombshell.  Yup, Yondaime Hokage and the…well, where do I start?  Naruto insists he can save Sasuke by having the Raikage listen to him.  Yamato, that high strung and now exhausted Jonin who is single handedly rebuilding Konoha with that Mokuton Jutsu, is having none of it.  And, oh by the way, he mentions that little bit with the seal he put on that now-shattered crystal…until Naruto comes back with one helluva statement…

Yamato?  Just shut up.  Don't you know who you are talking to here?  Can we say "son of Yondaime Hokage?"

Yamato? Just shut up. Don't you know who you are talking to here? Can we say "son of Yondaime Hokage?"

Well, talk about your mind-blowing statements that can ruin a party!  The interesting thing is that no one discounts what he says.  So, the “secret” is out; the cat is out of the bag.  Naruto knows who he truly is and everyone around him can now talk about it openly.  Oh, and Yondaime (aka “Dad”) just happened to keep Naruto from going into full Kyuubi form…Can we say that Yamato’s days are numbered?

But that’s not all he says.  Yondaime, if you recall, had an important message to deliver and entrusted it to his son to use wisely.  And, he does…

Guys!  There's more than just the damn seal to worry about.  We need to talk Akatsuki...

Guys! There's more than just the damn seal to worry about. We need to talk Akatsuki...

Oh, Kakashi.  This ain’t from the mouths of babes.  It’s a message from your former Sensei though his son, Naruto – and the news is bleak, for sure.  He puts it all together and Yamato adds to it.  It is clear – it is Madara Uchiha who brought havoc to Konoha 16 years ago through the Kyuubi.  It is Madara Uchiha that forced the Yondaime Hokage, in a desperate act, to seal the Kyuubi’s “yin” chakra – mixed with his own – inside his newborn son.  And, now, it is Madara Uchiha who has, yet again, brought destruction to all of the Great Nations through the kidnapping and killing of the Jinchuuriki to obtain absolute power.  And…Sasuke is smack in the middle of this mess, as was Pain.  Whoa!  Not good.  Definitely, not good.  No wonder Itachi was watching Akatsuki’s moves.

Two and two make...one helluva enemy.

Two and two make...one helluva enemy.

So, Kakashi announces that the Hokage and the elders need to be informed of this information.  Sai is chosen to handle Danzo.  However, there is one bit of information that Kakashi wants to know about and it has nothing to do with Madara Uchiha:

I'll tell you about my dad if you tell me about yours...

I'll tell you about my dad if you tell me about yours...

So Kakashi does remember he was at that creepy dead man campfire talking to his father. Pretty cool – and yet another bond that Naruto and Kakashi share.

So, Kakashi announces that there is a new mission:  to the Raikage they go. Of course, Yamato is SO thrilled with the idea (NOT!!!).  Sometimes it amazes me that he made it into ANBU at all…he’s a great counter for the always calm, cool and collected Kakashi.

Now, here we are…the teaser everyone is buzzing about.  Yup, that one. Danzo was on his merry way to the Kage Convention – wherever the hell that is – with his two other unmasked stooges (see top).  A couple of anti-Danzo ANBU attack from behind only to have this happen.

Holy Dojutsu!  Can someone tell me who does NOT have the Sharingan in this manga?!?

Holy Dojutsu! Can someone tell me who does NOT have the Sharingan in this manga?!?

Ok.  This just begs this next question:

Well that does it from here, guys!  There was a TON of stuff this week and tons more to think about for next week.  Man, I can’t wait to see what happens next.  So, until next time…

–Penny

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~ by 綱手-Tsunades Twin on July 10, 2009.

19 Responses to “Naruto Manga 455 Breakdown and Discussion: Naruto Takes a Beating and WTH Is With Danzo?!?”

  1. FIRST! and yea, Danzo shouldn’t have the damn sharingan. everyone has its. its totally common now. i wouldn’t be surprised if naruto one day got a sharingan that could somehow be augmented by the fox. that would dominate everything

  2. Oh, and Penny, GREAT BREAKDOWN! i missed you from IRA, and was on WRA until i saw your post from there in which you mentioned WoM. Now im here just for your naruto breakdowns lol

  3. IMO, Danzo isn’t a Uchiha at all. He purposely had the Uchiha clan wiped out in order to obtain his sharingan. And now we find out that he has some connection to Orochimaru who most likely transplanted his sharingan. Something tells me that he’s not complete hence him wanting to find Kabuto. It’s definitely getting interesting.

  4. About Danzou’s Sharingan, don’t you think he took it from Obito’s corpse or something? The dark color could be because it has been squished once and Danzou seems like the guy to take Obito’s eye out after finding out that it worked for Kakashi.
    On another note, I think Naruto will show us Tsukiyomi at one point. Itachi gave Amaterasu to Sasuke for safety reasons, so maybe he gave Tsukiyomi to Naruto in order to counter the Amaterasu. But that’s just something that I came up with out of nowhere 🙂

  5. I never thought Penny would continue blogging for Naruto..

  6. Great breakdown Penny. Holy shit, Kishi know’s how to drop bombshells on us don’t he?

  7. I agree with broken’s theory. I think that danzo is not obito and that he has some sort of connection to Oro. At this point its at least as believable that he took the other eye from Obito in order for himself to have the sharingan. I’d like to think that Kishi is only setting up for a “whoops” moment when we realize that Danzo isn’t the person same as Madera.

    I have to disagree with Underscore though on the account that I don’t think that Naruto will use Tsukiyomi. I’d like to lay out my own highly plausible theory about what Itachi gave Naruto in order to protect him but I just don’t have a clue what else Itachi could have given except if you say the next closest thing like Susanoo. The only reason I could even begin to think of that is the last conversation between Itachi and Oro.
    http://www.onemanga.com/Naruto/392/16/

    Oro states that he’s been looking for the Sword of Totsuka. Maybe Itachi could give him this or maybe even the shield? Only problem with this is that the conversation apparently also reveals that the sword has no physical representation. Yeah…so that leaves the situation again at square one about the gift.

  8. The only thing that I find interesting here is the battle that gets setup at the meeting of the Kages. Jugo gets to meet up with the killer of his closest bond (Kimimaro) in Gaara, Sasuke get to meet up with Danzo, and Suigetsu gets to meetup with Kakaishi who took out his mentor (of sorts) Zabuza. Looking forward to the battle royale!

    As for Danzo’s sharingan, my money’s on Danzo being Madara’s brother or son. They have to be related somehow. The thing that keeps bothering me is that Madara WANTS Sasuke to take on Danzo, but why? What’s the endgame? I think that Madara wants to gain a moon power to go with the sun powers he already has. How does Sasuke and Danzo figure into that plan?

    I like the direction the manga is going in so far. Alot of interesting subplots as always to go with the action.

  9. Just who is Danzou?
    Crazy prediction time:)

    @Broken1: Exactly what i was thinking but we can’t just ignore his arm remember http://www.onemanga.com/Naruto/454/17/ last panel, but I’m not ruling out being experimented on by oro, actually i found something that could help prove he was http://www.onemanga.com/Naruto/446/13/ 2 panel, see only his eye is covered right i pretty sure an anbu black op must have the full use of two hands to go on missions. he could of been even in more than one experment.

    I think when sai tells him madara is still alive he probly will say i know. sai ask says how he says because ……. anything you think could fit here. kish has some thing major planed can’t wait for the spoilers. waits anxiously

    That all from green eggs and ham

  10. Wonder where manny is?

  11. Go Penny Go! Ur the best, u dont use something that offends the fans.. That’s why u where chosen to sub for jeremiah in IRA. By the way b0ut the theory about Sai, i’m kinda scared if he says something about Madara, and then his body paralyzes in front of the elders. Haha. I think the ROOT have any infos about Madara and their organization are very good at intelligence reports.

  12. U know I dont think Danzou is Madara bcoz in the previous chapter when he fought with Naruto and his friends, Madara just said about playing, unlike Danzou he used the word fight with just 2 ANBUs. Which means Madara is really stronger than Danzou. By the way, Madara isn’t handicapped. HAha!

  13. –Thank you so much for your compliment. 🙂 I love blogging for Naruto as this manga has so many layers of “stuff.” As a reader, I don’t want to be offended and don’t think anyone else should feel that way either. This is all for fun, discussion and, hopefully, building friendships (I know; sounds corny but…), not about offense, making others angry or just merely putting down the reader.
    –Penny

  14. Gah for an eye technique that is supposedly such a rare and infamous bloodline limit exclusive to ONE clan, it sure does seem to be popping up everywhere. Sasuke is supposed to be the last remaining Uchiha…but no, actually his great-something grandfather is here with the Sharingan, Kakashi had the Sharingan thrust upon him artificially, Sasuke himself has Sharingan and now Danzo, the Uchiha-in-question has been added to the long list of Sharingan wielders, one of them who shouldn’t have it at all. A lot of people are saying Danzo is Madara’s little brother, but that’s impossible seeing as he would be dead. But then again, that’t what everyone said about Madara and everything points to the fact that Madara is orange-mask-man. So in conclusion, Uchiha Madara was once known as Tobi who was once known as Uchiha Obito, who supposedly died and gave Kakashi his Sharingan. In addition to that, Itachi who supposedly killed the entire Uchiha clan was later discovered that he did it in assistance with Madara and they left Sasuke alive. But now, another Uchiha, Danzo has popped up out of nowhere and Itachi’s dead, Madara wants to use Sasuke, Danzo wants to kill him and Sasuke doen’t know what the hell is going on. I swear, the Uchiha family is really an accursed bloodline. Not because of their eyes, but because they just seem to thrive on a hell of a lot of confusion. Although, Danzo’s Sharingan could be similar to Kakashi’s in that it was given to him by some other Uchiha, but the eye he covers up with bandages is the same eye that Madara stole from his younger brother. But the manga implied that he took both eyes, and both Danzo and Madara only use one. Why isn’t Madara using both Sharingan if he took both his brothers eyes? Maybe Danzo is Madara’s little brother in some paralleled, WTF universe. This is just strange.

    And I’m starting to really like Sai and I’m thankful that SOMEONE FINALLY pointed out to Naruto that Sasuke did nothing but hurt him and in typical Sasuke fashion, is continuing to hurt him. I hope Sai and Sasuke meet and I hope Sai calls him out for it. I used to really like Sasuke, and I seriously hope he and Naruto have a meeting of substance because they always seem to have the same type of meeting. Sasuke needs to stop looking for things to destroy and “avenge” and just chill the hell out. I miss the old Sasuke and someday, I wish he would come back and actually see what Naruto does for him on a daily basis.

  15. Wow Madison….that is reallllly long!

  16. @ madison: good theory about the whole danzo/madara/sharingan thing. I myself am stuck somewhere between believing Danzo is madara’s brother or he obtained the sharingan from one of the massacred Uchihas since he knows Oro.
    As for sai, i like that he is getting more panel love in this part of the manga’s recent history. He even asked a question that keeps going around in my mind : why do they continue to pursue sasuke when he obviously doesnt want to be saved.
    This is all getting so intense. Ah…kishi-san and his plot bunnies – I cant wait for the next chapter ^_^

  17. I asked myself a couple of questions to try to narrow down who Danzo really is.

    -Why is Danzo not an Uchia?
    It seems that Danzo hides his eye all of the time. This action seems very familiar to the way that Kakashi uses the sharingan. You see, since Kakashi is not an Uchia he can’t turn the sharingan on and off at will like someone like Sasuske can. Therefore if Danzo was an Uchia he wouldn’t need to hide his eye underneath bandages all of the time and would rather wear a mask with a hole in it like someone else we know 🙂 This tells me that Tobi is Madara or at the very least an Uchia. Tobi had no trouble hidding his sharingan to all of the members of Akatsuki.
    Since his mask clearly reveals both of Tobi’s eyes this means that to hide the fact that he has the sharingan he would have to turn this power on and off. Since he is able to do this it points towards Tobi being a true Uchia.

    – Why is Danzo not Obito ?
    We know that Obito was about the same age of Kakashi. Danzo on the other hand was already at least 30-40 years old at this time. Therefore Danzo being obito is completely thrown out the door.

    – Why is Danzo’s eye not Obito’s ?
    The eye needs to belong to someone of comparable size. The eye would be too small to be placed inside an older mans eye socket. This is why Kakashi was able to get Obito’s eye without major problems. I might be going too far into it but it wouldn’t be believable that Danzo would be able to use a child’s eye as his own. In addition to this Obito’s body was severely crushed on that side and afterwords blown up which makes it highly unlikely for any of his body to have been left.

    – Why is Danzo not someone who had an earlier identity in the past ?
    It would seem odd that people like the village elders and the third Hokage knew Danzo as Danzo. It would be even very difficult for someone to gain power like Danzo has if nobody knew where he came from. Danzo’s status in the village reassures me that he is who he says he is.

    – Did Danzo take an eye form someone that was killed during the extermination of the Uchia?
    This seems very possible. An image that would help to clarify if this is where Danzo got his eye from is the one where Danzo is shown in Pain’s flashback. http://www.onemanga.com/Naruto/446/13/ In this image we see that Danzo covers his eye like he does now. Meaning that he had the sharingan before this event took place. Therefore If the elimination of the Uchia happened before Danzo met with Pain for the first time in this flashback then it would help to solidify this claim.

    So in conclusion: Danzo is not Madara or Obito. Danzo is Danzo and he took his eye from an Uchia. Maybe we’ll get the true answer or some additional clues when Danzo speaks with Kabuto.

    Wooo that was a bit long he he .

    @Sam : hey Sam long time no see *waves at Sam*

    @Penny : Great review cant wait for the next week’s

  18. blah

  19. great breakdown! i was wondering what’s next with the this episode.. especially when Danzo speaks with Kabuto…

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