Naruto 496 – Is There Anything Chakra Can’t Do?
Last time I checked, the answer is no in the ninja world whether it’s merely walking on water or pulling out a demon fox’s soul and making it a part of your own. Hell, you can even play a game of tug of war while you’re at it to make things more interesting on that inner turmoil level. It gets pretty ridiculous how almost anything in this series can be explained by the phrase, “with my chakra”, but in this case it actually makes a lot of sense and is pretty damn cool at the same time. If all Naruto has to do is release the seal and overcome the Nine-tails within him before it actually spills out into the real world in its bodily form, I’d say his odds of being successful are much greater than if he actually had to fight it toe-to-toe.
On another note, I find it rather convenient how Bee can actually help Naruto a bit in the process (with his chakra), leaving me wondering if he had any similar help with the Eight-tails before. If he did, I suppose it didn’t have to be another Jinchuuriki since we’ve seen Sasuke come face-to-face with the Nine-tails inside Naruto before, but what’s more impressive is that Bee is capable of performing what I perceive as a rather intricate melding. I can’t say it fits his image, which is why Bee is proving to be a bag full of surprises in his own right — in much cooler ways than Naruto is typically known for too. For now, it’s looking like Naruto will be able to take control of the demon fox within him in the coming chapters, which already has me picturing him whipping around red chakra and being in complete control. Red Rasen-Shuriken? I like…
Last but not least, pulling the “losing your head” prank on Yamato was absolutely hilarious given how serious things were leading up to that point. It was also a prime example of Naruto and Bee’s stupidity gelling like I was anticipating five chapters ago. While I’m not actively following the anime anymore, I can already picture how awesome that scene will be with the actual vocal reactions to go along with it. It’s Koyama Rikiya playing Yamato after all. Oh the hilarity.