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Naruto 496 – Is There Anything Chakra Can’t Do?

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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.

May 27, 2010 at 12:58 am
46 comments »
  • May 27, 2010 at 1:09 amRayshi

    First first time o.o

  • May 27, 2010 at 1:32 amKiiragi

    Chakra can’t help me write my essay that’s due tomorrow ;_;

    • May 27, 2010 at 1:27 pminnerchihiro

      That’s what YOU think.

  • May 27, 2010 at 2:04 amgawrshness

    ok while the idea of finally seeing Naruto face the Kyuubi is intriguing I have to say it reminds me greatly of Ichigo vs Hollow Ichigo

  • May 27, 2010 at 2:12 amK.K.

    I’ll bet it was the 2 tails that helped Bee out.

    • May 27, 2010 at 6:52 amSnorlax

      I’m pretty sure Bee is way older than 2-tails. He probably didn’t need any help, judging from how badass he’s looking right about now

      • May 27, 2010 at 11:46 pmDandos

        Well, perhaps it was the two-tails host who preceded the one Akatsuki captured?

  • May 27, 2010 at 2:19 amAznCoffee

    In the world of Naruto, Chakra is the omnipotent answer that explains everything.

    “How did I just spit fire?” Chakra.
    “How did my fatal wound not kill me?” Chakra.
    “How did Chakra Chakra that Chakra?” Chakra. :]

    • May 27, 2010 at 8:49 amEamon

      Well, it’s chakra plus manipulation by hand seals.

      The only thing that I never got was how Itachi gave Sasuke his mangekyou techniques.

      • May 27, 2010 at 11:01 amAsura

        Well that’s easy to explain: he used chakra!

  • May 27, 2010 at 2:39 amviral

    Finally! The vizard training arc!

  • May 27, 2010 at 3:53 amquestionmark

    Chakra can make you walk on water, but can it make you swim on land?

    • May 27, 2010 at 4:07 amamado

      yeah but I forgot who it was that could do it…..

  • May 27, 2010 at 3:56 amamado

    a funny part here was when naruto tricked yamato and bee also said he did the same thing.

  • May 27, 2010 at 4:04 amlolzilolol

    “Is There Anything Chakra Can’t Do?”

    D=! chakra can’t bring people back from the dea- ….owh…nevermind o.o chakra can do everything! 0__0

    • May 27, 2010 at 8:50 amEamon

      Edo Tensei Impure Ressurection?

  • May 27, 2010 at 4:05 amAlec

    Damn!!, i just want naruto 2 be finished…shows us Naruto(w/controllable kyuubi) vs Sasuke(w/ itachi’s eyes) already…

  • May 27, 2010 at 5:41 amgodslayer

    chakra cant make women fall for you…yet

    • May 27, 2010 at 8:51 amEamon

      Sexy jutsu? No, that’s making men fall for you… wait a second. o.O

      • May 27, 2010 at 4:42 pmamado

        well I havent seen it do that yet but you can impress women with your abilities through chakra…

    • May 27, 2010 at 6:47 pmlemon10

      You can use genjetsu on women using your chakra (Itachi did it to make someone fall for Jiraya to distract him for a while)

  • May 27, 2010 at 5:47 amIzu

    Can Chakra make you fly like a bird? (without some hang glider set of wings) Aside from that note, the prank was pretty amusing, especially considering the set-up needed for it.
    I think that in the coming chapters the “beat it with chakra” idea will prove difficult for naruto seeing as he isnt the best at chakra control (can he even do a single handed rasengen without a clone yet? no) and the Nine-Tails is a monster with copious amounts of hate filled chakra … >.> good luck with that

    • May 27, 2010 at 6:58 pmlemon10

      Not quite like a bird, but deidera flew ON a bird, and garaa can fly with sand. We haven’t seen anyone fly without objects, but i assume that it is possible just hard to learn/not worth it.

      • May 27, 2010 at 11:22 pmabe

        pein lifted himself up miles above konoha without any assistance before smashing the entire village which was the most awesome thing I have seen in Naruto

  • May 27, 2010 at 6:12 amTorint

    I hope that Kyubi gets some more time to talk and stuff. For such an important plot point, he doesn’t get a whole lot of face time. Maybe if Naruto gets control over him, he can have conversations with him the same way Bee does with the Hachibi.

  • May 27, 2010 at 6:18 amTorint

    Also, am I the only who imagined the Kyubi shouting “Ah! After 10,000 years I’m free! Time to conquer Earth!” Please tell me I’m not the only one.

    • May 27, 2010 at 6:24 amamado

      yeah but I dont think he would have said 10 000 years since he was only trapped for….17 years?

  • May 27, 2010 at 7:03 amMrRei

    The pace was kinda fast when it got to the releasing part.. It makes it feel a little that what Naruto did was a normal thing. The 4th died to make that seal, many tried to protect that seal, everything that was about Naruto from chapter 1 somewhat revolved around that seal.. Then he takes it off in around 4 pages?! Like it! :D

  • May 27, 2010 at 7:46 amYOU

    HEy y dont u post the review on the anime? now the anime side is pretty intense =)

  • May 27, 2010 at 8:11 amEamon

    So wait, he’s gonna tame the Kyuubi? Is that even possible?

    • May 27, 2010 at 9:17 amKuro-puppy

      Chakra ftw! xd

  • May 27, 2010 at 9:26 amGermanguy

    When time comes, Bee will be frozen out… *Hint* *Hint* (Readers already now)

  • May 27, 2010 at 9:26 amIcYMeSs

    Are we forgetting about kisame already?

    • May 28, 2010 at 12:24 amCIN

      My thoughts exactly :)

      • May 28, 2010 at 10:35 amblues

        I know right, all these time I’ve been thinking kisame is just listening in on EVERYTHING on killerbee’s back

    • May 28, 2010 at 12:37 pmShad_Phoenix

      This is pretty delicate stuff, if Kisame jumped out in front of the 8-Tails and 9-Tails’ hosts, he’d have a chance of getting stomped. He’ll probably come out later.

  • May 27, 2010 at 1:40 pmMichiko

    Maybe it was the 2 tails chick who helped Bee. But Bee seems pretty capable of looking after himself, so maybe he did it on his own.

  • May 27, 2010 at 5:38 pmAcerbus

    Boy, I still remember the days when people told Naruto “No! You don’t need to use Kyuubi’s power! You have your own!” nowadays it’s like Kishi realized he screwed himself over in Naruto’s growth (that’s what the time skip SHOULD have helped with) and had to come up with a way to make Naruto jump hurdles fast.

  • May 27, 2010 at 7:21 pmcode fanboy

    (sigh) I can’t beleive I took Bee’s joke so seriously, about the headless statues and all. I aslo can’t imagine the fox being so doctile like the HAchibi. Well, Naruto might start rapping to help get along with it.

  • May 27, 2010 at 7:45 pmOtaku ESA

    Like I’ve said before, I want to see (wind chakra)+(nature chakra)+(fox chakra) to = killer move

    • May 27, 2010 at 9:38 pmsfsfs

      and it will still not leave a scratch on madara

      • May 27, 2010 at 11:24 pmabe

        i know right but Sasuke is going to get messed up by it

  • May 28, 2010 at 6:43 amHm

    I wonder if the madara world domination arc will really be the last of the series..If i recall correctly Kishi did say sth along the lines of this arc concluding the series in some interview…

  • May 29, 2010 at 6:05 pmchloesong92

    I’m leaving a comment…….. using chakra.

    Btw I totally forgot about Kisame.

  • May 29, 2010 at 7:07 pmCroosboy

    i wonder what will happen to naruto.

  • May 31, 2010 at 9:38 amKelsey Levy

    “How do you explain X phenomenon?!”
    “It’s chakra; I ain’t gotta explain shit.”