NARUTO PART 1
as a prolog, we wrote this review from Naruto manga. just a short introduction for those who need some clues about Naruto. however, it’ll be wise if you buy and read the comics as well ^,~
NARUTO PART 1 (Volume 1 – 27, Chapter 001 – 238)
the story started from our home-sweet-home, Konohagakure, where our beloved heroes lived. there’s a young boy known as the no.1 original prankster and his name is Uzumaki Naruto. Naruto finally graduated from Konoha Ninja Academy and became a genin (low level ninja). he was teamed up with his first love, Haruno Sakura and his worst rival, Uchiha Sasuke. meanwhile as the leader of team 7 is the legendary tutor, Hatake Kakashi. their first survival mission was a big mistake but soon it will grow into something they wouldn’t imagine before.
their journey began when they got their first outward mission. their mission is to assist a guy back to his home village, Namigakure. it’s supposed to be a d-class mission but things went wrong. a filthy guy in Namigakure hired 2 criminals for his monkey bussiness, they are Momochi Zabuza, one of the infamous 7 Kiri no Shinobigatana Nanajin Shu, and Haku, a lovely boy from Snow country. Naruto’s mission has grown to a-class mission but in this first mission they learned the value of teamwork.
soon Naruto cs were registered in the chuunin exam. in this exam they met their future worst enemy, Orochimaru, who’ve been longing for Sasuke as his successor. the fair final bout turned to a mess as Gaara raged out. the exam ended up in a war between Konohagakure and Sunagakure (provoked by Orochimaru). Naruto himself is chasing Gaara to save Sasuke, but the battle becomes something personal as they reached their limit. Gaara lost but he felt like he has a debt to Naruto for changing his false perception.
the unexpected war left a huge loss in both sides but another treat has come to Konoha. two strangers in black cloak, known as AKATSUKI, came to abduct the Kyuubi inside Naruto. surprisingly one of them is the infamous Uchiha Itachi, a man who slaughtered the whole Uchiha clan in one night. above all, he’s Sasuke’s big brother. however, Itachi was way too strong for Sasuke and this encounter has awakened Sasuke’s ill memories which led him to wrong direction. and Orochimaru sees it a chance to take him into his abusive plan.
realizes that Naruto’s life is in danger, a perverted sennin, Jiraiya, offered himself to become Naruto’s private tutor. thus Naruto spent a long journey with Jiraiya to train an ultimate jutsu called Rasengan. but they also carried out a top secret mission to find and ask another sennin, Tsunade, to become the 5th hokage. it wasn’t an easy job because Orochimaru also wanted Tsunade to do a favor for him, of course with a tempting reward. the battle of the legendary sannin was unavoidable but thank god, Tsunade made the right decision.
Sasuke has made up his mind to follow Orochimaru. the newly promoted chuunin, Shikamaru, was assigned by Tsunade to chase Sasuke before he crosses the village border. Shikamaru assembled his mates to assist him and they are Chouji, Neji, Kiba, and Naruto. however, Orochimaru has prepared for the worst, he sent his 5 subordinates i.e. Kimimaro, Tayuya, Sakon, Kidoumaru and Jiroubo. eventhough they eventually won the battle (with Suna trio as a back up) they couldn’t bring Sasuke back to Konoha.
Akatsuki means “Dawn” and it is the name of a secret organization which consists of 9 S-ranked missing nin (including Orochimaru as a former member). their main objective is to collect the Bijuu and turn themselves as Jinchuuriki to rule the world. each Akatsuki member wears a ring, inscribed with the first kanji related to the nine mythical beasts in Japanese mythology, including the four Kyoto guardian gods (shijin).
Uchiha Madara a.k.a. Tobi
Age : ?
Origin : Konohagakure
Ring : Gyoku (jewel) taken from Gyokunyo (virgin)
Ring position : Left thumb
surprisingly the least significant member of Akatsuki is actually the real leader. yet no one knows about this but Pain, Konan, Itachi, Kisame and Zetsu. finally Tobi admitted that he known formerly as Uchiha Madara, the founder of Uchiha clan whom people believed had died long time ago. Tobi told the truth to Sasuke about Konoha’s top secret which involves his blood brother, Itachi. Sasuke was once hard to believe it, yet he decided to join Akatsuki with his team mates as Taka (Hawk). Tobi seems to have a secret mission about Sasuke.
Age : ?
Origin : Amegakure
Ring : Rei (zero, empty) from Byakko (white tiger)
Ring position : Right thumb
recently introduced in Chapter 363, finaly we got the look of whom we thought to be Akatsuki Leader. known as Pain, the guy with so many piercings on his face, is somehow not the real Akatsuki Leader. Pain is actually one of Jiraya’s students from Amegakure. they are Nagato, Yahiko and Konan. Pain is either Yahiko or Nagato, because he has the hair of Yahiko with the Rin’negan eyes of Nagato. recently we found out that Pain has more than 6 different bodies. Jiraiya found out that the other fake bodies are all the ninja he defeated before. however Jiraiya died in the battle and could only left a death note for Konoha to discover who Pain really is.
Age : ?
Origin : Amegakure
Ring : Haku (white)
Ring position : Right mid finger
one and only girl member in Akatsuki *woots definitely the most beautiful member (because Deidara was a guy ^,^). She has blue hair with a rose accessory on it. she seems to be paired with the Pain on her duty. for your information, she also has a piercing on her bottom lip. she has ability to transform herself into pieces of paper-fold like butterflies. Konan is actually one of Jiraiya’s students from Amegakure along with Nagato and Yahiko. They were the survivors from the war between Konohagakure and Amegakure, but Jiraiya decided to teach them ninjutsu so that they can bring peace in the future. unfortunately Jiraya’s hope was not fulfilled.
Age : 21 (Jun 9) (deceased)
Origin : Konohagakure
Ring : Shu (scarlet) taken from Suzaku (red phoenix)
Ring position : Right ring finger
the big brother of Sasuke who has incredible records i.e. graduated from ninja academy at age 7, awakened the sharingan at age 8, passed chuunin exam at age 10, and led the ANBU at age 13. Itachi was the man who slaughtered his own clan in just one night, thus he’s listed in Bingo book. however it was all set up by Konoha elders to prevent Uchiha’s rebellion. Itachi took the guilty part to keep Konoha in peace, then he ran and lived as missing-nin. Itachi joined with Akatsuki to make sure that no one will lay hands on his lil bro, Sasuke. he even threatened Danzou that if he dares to hurt Sasuke, he will tell anything about Konoha to other hostile nations. Itachi indeed planned every details perfectly, how he planted hatred in Sasuke in order to make him strong enough to get the new power from him. how he put Sasuke in the end of line so that Orochimaru arose and he could kill him to release Sasuke from Orochimaru’s seal. nevertheless, all his efforts to keep the peace on earth didn’t go well since Sasuke decided to revenge Konoha for what they had done to his clan and his blood brother, by joining with Akatsuki.
Age : 32 (Mar 18)
Origin : Kirigakure
Ring : Nan (south) taken from Nanju (southern star)
Ring position : Left ring finger
together with Itachi, he came to Konoha to abduct Naruto. “same” in Kisame means “shark”, as you can see, he has those shark gills on his cheeks. he uses a huge sword named Samehada which able to eat up chakra. he is one of the seven Kiri no Shinobigatana Nanajin Shu (so did Zabuza) who are famed with their unique swords. Kisame has the largest chakra amongst another members in Akatsuki. somehow, he seems to be fated with Gai. unfortunately, Gai doesn’t seem to heed him as much as he expected ^o^
Age : ?
Origin : Kusagakure
Ring : Kai (boar) taken from Genbu (black tortoise)
Ring position : Right pinky
not much information about this mysterious-looking character. indeed he had already appeared in the end of Naruto and Sasuke fight in Part 1. he seems to work as a spy for Akatsuki, especially with his unique ability to merge with surrounding objects and a penetrating-sight which similar with byakugan. a very significant feature of Zetsu is the Venus flytrap which envelopes his head. and as the nature of Venus flytrap itself, Zetsu is a cannibal.
Age : 19 (May 5) (deceased)
Origin : Iwagakure
Ring : Sei (blue) taken from Seiryu (blue dragon)
Ring position : Right index finger
Deidara is a clay-craftsman and he has special mouths on the palm of each hands to manipulate clay. his skill is called Kibaku Nendo, he transforms clay into life animals (birds, spiders, etc) as vehicle and bombs. Deidara’s fave frase is “Art is a Bang!”, and he tends to end his sentence with “un” (as Naruto with his “dattebayo”) Deidara and Sasori went to Sunagakure to abduct the ‘one-tailed’ Shukaku inside Gaara. eventually he defeated Gaara with a perfect cunning tactic and took him to Akatsuki’s hideout. Naruto and Kakashi came to retrieve Gaara and Deidara ran from the battle after losing his right arm. however his destiny seems to be fated with Sasuke, he finally ended up his own life with self-destruct explosive.
Age : 22 (April 2) (permanently incapasitated)
Origin : Yugakure (Hidden Village of Hot Springs)
Ring : San (three) taken from Santai (three level)
Ring position : Left index finger
Hidan is introduced together with Kakuzu when they hunt the Nekomata (2-tailed bijuu) jinchuuriki named Yugito from Kumogakure. this dandy looking, loud mouth guy is said to have the slowest speed in Akatsuki, yet he’s not to be underestimated. Hidan is proved as an immortal, he could stay alive even when he got his head off. Hidan is a follower of a deviated Buddhist sect called Jashin (wicked heart). this jutsu enabled him to kill his opponents by suicide, but he has to taste his opponent’s blood beforehand. Hidan was ‘killed’ by Shikamaru who blowed his body and burried him in the private forest belongs to Nara clan so that no one could dig it up.
Age : 91 (Aug 15) (deceased)
Origin : Takigakure
Ring : Kita (north) taken from Hokutou (nothern star)
Ring position : Left middle finger
another odd looking member ^ ^” a very impatient, short-tempered guy. Kakuzu is the treasurer of Akatsuki, this side job provides funds to support Akatsuki financially. Kakuzu places money on top of everything else, he would do anything worth to make money like killing a high priced most wanted ninja. Kakuzu’s jutsu is known recently that he has 4 other hearts in his body which makes him got 5 lives in one body. these hearts belonged to each black creature which attached on his back. he took those hearts from his opponents while they’re still alive. Kakuzu finaly defeated by Naruto with his new jutsu, Rasen-Shuriken and killed by Kakashi.
Akasuna no Sasori (Sasori of The Red Sand)
Age : 35 (Nov 8) (deceased)
Origin : Sunagakure
Ring : Gyoku (jewel) taken from Gyokunyo (virgin)
Ring position : Left thumb
Sasori means Scorpion. he was known as the puppet army’s genius model creator from the red sand and also the creator of Kankurou‘s puppets. he left his village over 20 years ago. his parents were killed by Konoha’s White Fang (Kakashi’s father) and Sasori attempted to revive them as puppets, but failed. Sasori used a puppet named Hiruko to disguise himself at first. he abducted and assassinated the 3rd Kazekage and turned him into his most deadly weapon. yet the most shocking fact is that he has turned his own body into puppet. after a long, exhausting, bloodshed fight with Sakura, assisted by Chiyo-baa, Sasori eventually died. but before he died he left a message to Sakura to meet his underling who’ve been spying on Orochimaru in Kusagakure.
Ex-Member : Orochimaru
Age : 56 (Oct 27, deceased)
Origin : Otogakure
Ring : Sora (sky) taken from Kuuchin (the void)
Ring position : Left pinky
as evil as it could be which fitted with his name, he really has the look and character of a serpent. to fulfill his sordid ambition, he founded a hidden village, Otogakure, and collected deviate shinobi. Orochimaru is already a deviant since he was a youngster. secretly he abused Konoha shinobi as guinea pigs for his filthy experiment. then he ran from Konohagakure and joined Akatsuki. his true objection was to use Itachi as his next live-container, yet he found out Itachi is way too strong and frightening than he expects. thus he betrayed Akatsuki and chose a new object i.e. Itachi’s lil brother, Sasuke.
NARUTO PART 2 : New Jutsu
Amaterasu (Black Flames)
rather than a genjutsu, Amaterasu is an actual form of black flame that really burns. recently Sasuke found out that he can use his mangekyou sharingan to put out Amaterasu’s black flames as well. however the usage of Tsukuyomi or Amaterasu will cause the damage of sharingan which will lead to blindness. the only way to reach sharingan final stage is by getting spare eyes from another sharingan user.
the third and final genjutsu that Itachi awaken from his sharingan. Susanoo is in form of giant God-like illusion who has the sword of Totsuka, also known as Sakegari’s katana, is a weapon said to carry sealing powers. anyone and anything it pierces becomes trapped in blissful-like genjutsu for eternity or so the legend goes. the blade itself is enchanted with an incredible sealing technique, the ultimate counter of sword of Kusanagi.
Jiraiya’s Sennin Mode
right before his death match, Jiraiya showed off his ultimate jutsu i.e. Sennin Mode. this jutsu changed his form into a toad-like (although just his face), and 2 toad hermits attached on his shoulder, they are Fukasaku-sama and his spouse. yet Jiraiya didn’t make it, and he left a death note on Fukasaku-sama about who Pein really is.
“Art is a bang,” that’s what Deidara said about his ninjutsu. Deidara has a special mouth on each palm which able to sculpt clay into animals such as birds, spiders, etc. he uses these animals as a vehicle or a bomb. Deidara lost one of his hand during the bout with Gaara and almost lost another one when it got sucked off by Kakashi’s mangekyou sharingan.
this forbidden jutsu is used by Sasori. his first experiment was none other than his own parents. basically, hitokugutsu turns human into puppets without losing their chakra and jutsu. for instance, Sasori killed the 3rd Kazekage and turned him into a puppet which still possesses his original jutsu and chakra.
Kakashi no Mangekyou Sharingan (Kamui)
in the Part 2, Kakashi invented his new sharingan skill. eventhough it’s called as Mangekyou sharingan but it’s quite different with Itachi’s mangekyou we’ve known so far. Kakashi’s mangekyou works by concentrating the vision to a certain part of the target then suck it off to another dimension or in other word, disappear.
what’s the difference of Chiyo‘s tensei and Edo tensei? the answer is, Edo tensei needs a medium to reside the dead soul, yet Chiyo doesn’t need any mediums. instead, she exchanged her own life to revive the dead person (Gaara) or blow a soul into puppet. in this case, it leads her to eternal sleep.
a very unique and artistic ninjutsu since this jutsu enables someone to animate ink drawings. and it really fits with Sai who loves drawing. Sai has to carry a scroll with ink and brush, he usually draws animals such as lions, birds, or snake. he can uses them as vehicles or weapons, however it’s less destructive than Kibaku Nendou.
the newly improved skill of Shikamaru. differs from his previous Kagemane no jutsu, Kagenui is more offensive. Shikamaru can expands his shadow into spikes which thrust straight to his opponents. Shikamaru also developed another shadow jutsu called Kagemane Shuriken no Jutsu by using chakra blade (Asuma’s memento). Hidan was defeated by this tricky jutsu.
another immortal jutsu mastered by Hidan. this jutsu enabled Hidan to kill his opponents by suicide. however Hidan needs to taste the blood of his opponent beforehand. anything that Hidan do to his own body will happen to his opponent’s body as well. for instance, if he stabs his own heart, his opponent will die but he himself will remain alive.
the newly advanced rasengan invented by Naruto by molding his chakra from wind and fire element. differs from its original form of rasengan which looks like a sphere, this rasengan has 4 edged-star form which similar with a shuriken thus it was called Rasen-Shuriken. however its devastating power is like a boomerang to its user.
Oiroke: Onna no ko Doushi no Jutsu
developed from Naruto’s original jutsu Oiroke no Jutsu, Konohamaru adds a lil taste of Yuri (lesbianism) to it. wonder which one is more devastating, Harem no Jutsu or this Double Knockout Girls jutsu *giggles.
Oiroke: Otoko no ko Doushi no Jutsu
as to complete his new jutsu, Konohamaru, for the first time, created jutsu that will make girls got nosebleed *lol. Double Knockout Guys jutsu is definitely Yaoi (gay). in his debut, Konohamaru did the Sasuke x Sai pairing Yaoi that makes Sakura (and inumako >,<) lost control. good job, Konohamaru!!