Naruto Manga 456 Breakdown and Discussion: Danzo’s Attacked, Yamato’s Seeds and Convergence at the Land of Iron

Well, we get an “off week” for the anime and an early release for the manga. SWEET!!!! This is Penny (TsunadesTwin) with the weekly lowdown on Naruto manga 456.  It’s called “Naruto Departs,” but it seems everyone is going somewhere.   Sasuke’s on the move, Naruto and company is on the move, the various Kages are on the move…well, you get the idea.  Well, someone had better be stopping someplace and soon!  I want to get this party started!!!

We start off with Danzo who is being attacked by some random anti-Konoha (in his HIS “bingo” book, anyway) assassins that his Root thugs didn’t completely wipe out. I’ll bet Danzo is happy with his “prize nins” now, huh?

Pardon me for noticing this but...I think you missed a few targets

Pardon me for noticing this but...I think you missed a few targets

His sharingan (grumble, grumble…) merely counts the number of attackers – about 17 of them.  He’s also got this big ass wind attack that shows this guy is full of hot air.  Oh and there’s that damn sword that he uses with a high rate of speed because of the sharingan (grumble, grumble…another sharingan…grumble, grumble).  His guards merely watch as their dictator leader does the dirty work.

Danzo did a great job of blowing the ninja into space...uh, I really didn't mean it that way.

Danzo did a great job of blowing the ninja into space...uh, I really didn't mean it that way.

Meanwhile, Yamato’s Raikage Infiltration Team (Kakashi, Yamato and Naruto along with Sai for “cover”) are preparing to move out to locate the other blowhard who called for this little Kage pow-wow, the Raikage.  The way our heros have to accomplish this rather risky feat is rather sneaky and who better to handle “sneaky” than Yamato.  The team of Boobie-girl, Sakura II and Mayonnaise Boy are writing away in the Konoha Intelligence information gathering area about how much they hate Sasuke and complete their work. However, there is a blind trap for our dysfunctional team of Cloud shinobi.

Snap!  Crackle!  Pop!  Well, aren't ya clever, Yamato!

Snap! Crackle! Pop! Well, aren't ya clever, Yamato!

Yes, yes, Yamato.  You are a great tracker.  Do ya have to tell us every single damn time you do something like this?!?  “Can” your clone, will ya?

I'm a good tracking nin.  I really really am.  Cut it out!  We know it already!!!

I'm a good tracking nin. I really really am. Cut it out! We know it already!!!

And, off they go to see the wizard Raikage…

Lets follow the woody clone into the forest...

Lets follow the woody clone into the forest...

However, there is one part that touched me deeply and this was the interaction between Kakashi and Sai.  As we can all guess, Sai’s days in Root are numbered.  It is my hope that his days in the manga are NOT.

Sai’s mission is a rather dangerous one:  to fool the Hokage and his clones into thinking that Naruto is being a good little jinchuuriki and staying close to home.  At the same time, Sai is worried that he is no longer trusted by Kakashi – which is not the case, by a longshot.  Sai then experiences – gasp! – FEELINGS!  Thank you, Naruto, you little jinchuuriki devil you…

Kakashi and company may have faith in you but Danzo sure does NOT!  Watch your back, Sai!

Kakashi and company may have faith in you but Danzo sure does NOT! Watch your back, Sai!

Confirming Kakashi’s suspicions about Root, he encounters two Root ops spying on a ritual – the Sexy No Jutsu duel between Naruto and Konohamaru. Gee, those Root ops are perverts, after all!

What?  You don't know your basic "Sexy No Jutsu?"  I thought ALL nins knew about that!

What? You don't know your basic "Sexy No Jutsu?" I thought ALL nins knew about that!

But, of course, Kakashi has something to say on that matter.  Oh, of course, Naruto wins.

Does this mean we can now call you guys Ero-Root?

Does this mean we can now call you guys Ero-Root?

Naruto, however, has more to say to Konohamaru.  Showing his maturity – and his unofficial “sensei” status – he compliments Konohamaru on his usage of the Rasengan in battle and offers to train him on a bigger set of balls, uh Rasengan.

Note Naruto's mussing up of Konohamaru's hair.  Remember Yondaime Hokage and Naruto???  Definitely Master and pupil!

Note Naruto's mussing up of Konohamaru's hair. Remember Yondaime Hokage and Naruto??? Definitely Master and pupil!

Then there are the other cast of character Kage en route to the now-revealed location: The Land of Iron.  Turns out it has snow and it is guarded by samurai, according to our knowledgable source, the Tsuchikage.

Once upon a time, in a strange place, the Land of Iron...

Once upon a time, in a strange place, the Land of Iron...

Ok, I’ll admit it – I’m clueless on this one.  What’s the difference between shinobi and samurai?  I mean, is it just that samurai are bigger…?

Uh...who do ya think will win?  Samurai or ninja?  These guys definitely look HUGE!

Uh...who do ya think will win? Samurai or ninja? These guys definitely look HUGE!

Then our gorgeous Mizukage has a feverish child of a Swordsman and a old coot of an adviser for “guards.”

I think the kid has the right idea...run!  That raving beauty has a raving temper!

I think the kid has the right idea...run! That raving beauty has a raving temper!

But, in the end, its our favorite Kage, Gaara, that beats everyone to the Land of Iron. Gee, isn’t it a little cold for you guys?

Tada!!! Our first arrival is...of course, Gaara!  Yeah!

Tada!!! Our first arrival is...of course, Gaara! Yeah!

Then there’s Sasuke’s ragtag bandit team following close behind.  They are having a helluva time trying to crash the party.

The Not-So-Welcome guest of honor has arrived with his thugs in tow...

The Not-So-Welcome guest of honor has arrived with his thugs in tow...

And, not to be outdone, Naruto catches a cold.  Yamato?  How can Naruto “hide” a sneeze?  You know something we don’t?

Yamato?  How many times do we have to tell ya that Naruto is NEVER quiet?

Yamato? How many times do we have to tell ya that Naruto is NEVER quiet?

So, there you have it:  the positioning of the cast of characters set for this Kage dance – and eventual multi-layered confrontation – all for one person: the party-crasher, Sasuke. Gee, you see this one getting ugly like I do?

Reportedly, the next episode is in color – it has been 10 fun years of Naruto. Imagine that!  Tell Shonen Jump that:  they are only at Hinata’s Confession. Geez!

Cy’all next week with our Kage Meeting.  Ahchoo! (sorry, had to add that)

Penny

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~ by 綱手-Tsunades Twin on July 16, 2009.

11 Responses to “Naruto Manga 456 Breakdown and Discussion: Danzo’s Attacked, Yamato’s Seeds and Convergence at the Land of Iron”

  1. sweet breakdown penny

    really great job

  2. on page 6 danzo has madars sharingan there 4 my crazy theroies r true

  3. Danzou pulls out a wind technique with the sharingan? Wind is pretty rare and the only characters from Konoha to use wind were the 4th and Naruto. Could it be that Danzou is related to Naruto by blood?

    Interesting turn of events… Way to go Kishi!!

  4. Wow… already a breakdown? penny you are the best. Seriously…

    –Thanks for the compliments. Given that the anime was on hiatus for a week and the manga came out early, I figured that there was NO excuse for me being late with a breakdown. Besides, that OTHER site has been late repeatedly with their Naruto breakdowns (I won’t say what that OTHER site is, but many of you may know…

    –Penny

  5. @Tony: Not true, Asuma was a user of Wind-style … he even gave Naruto advice on it. But when did the 4th ever use Fuuton ? I’ve never seen or read that.

    @penisbread: your name made me chuckle. But only slightly, only slightly. But anyway, how do you know that Danzo’s Sharingan, which looks like every other Sharingan we’ve seen in the series so far, has to be Madara’s ?
    Danzo can’t be Madara; if you think about time and plain place between the two, it’s impossible.

  6. @nagashikage – My fault I knew there was someone else other than Naruto who used wind style. Still, I smell a ‘Naruto meet your Uncle Danzo’ storyline coming… don’t you?

  7. Seeing Danzo fight just further convinces me that Danzo and Tobi are indeed two different people. The reason is simple : they have opposite fighting styles. Danzo prefers long distance attacks as opposed to Tobi/Madara who doesn’t mind a ninja trying to attack him up close.
    http://www.onemanga.com/Naruto/394/14/
    Tobi/Madara didn’t mind ninja getting close and personal to him because he is able dodge these attacks using his control of time and space with his advanced version of the sharingan.

  8. So what is the difference between a Samurai and a Ninja?

    Historically Samurai were like the Knights of England to Japan.They lived by the strict Code of the Samurai which includes the protection of their country and the lord that they served. They fought mainly with a sword.

    Ninja find their roots from farmers and the peasant class. They developed ways of fighting with their farming tools they used to defend themselves during times of war. Therefore Ninja preferred to avoid direct combat unlike the samurai. They preferred to take down enemies when they let their guard down.They trained in stealth and blended in so they were very effective at sneaking up on their target.

    Samurai were Soldiers and Ninja were assassins.

  9. Haven’t you guys seen the anime on the web??? they just aired like 2 episodes which I think tell us who danzo is….. the episodes were about kakashi and his past. I think obito from these episodes is danzo because he gets his left side crushed by a huge rock and gives his right sharingan eye to kakashi as a gift. Also Im not sure were but im pretty sure in the manga that danzo states something about his eye and kakashi in the same sentence so yeah just my thoughts, tell me if im wrong???

    –We cannot go by the anime because some of the stuff including the anime contain “filler” material; material not included in the manga. In other words, manga is “gospel” or “canon.” Sorry…

    –Penny

  10. witch you tv naruto mith some your are me closs sed no yes about thhin closed sex porn no do kpom

  11. that all right

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