Naruto 611 – Arrival
It took a while to get to this point, but the time’s finally here. We were wondering who would arrive to help Naruto and Co. with their fight, and this week gives us our answer: the entire ninja army. Granted, the Kages were notably missing from the picture, but it doesn’t change the fact that the last page of this chapter sent me a chill down my spine. There’s just nothing like an epic gathering of virtually every character we’ve gotten to known through over 600 chapters to make your day, and this definitely made my day. As such, I’ve taken the time to change the post format a bit, and add a large image of that scene above (you’ll find it by clicking it on the image). Would make quite a nice wallpaper…
Anyway, as you can see, I enjoyed this chapter pretty thoroughly. The whole pose by Naruto acting as if he used a technique to summon everyone was just a fantastic touch and a hugely symbolic one as well. Still, despite the massive gathering, it sure looks like it’ll be a tall task defeating the two Uchihas and the Ten Tails… though it’s definitely more doable now than ever before.
Suffice to say, we’re really getting into the ending portions of the series in general and it should be darn entertaining from now on despite whatever might happen. Of course, there are still quite a lot of chapters to go, but admittedly I’m starting to get a slight feeling of sadness from the prospect of seeing a series I’ve been following for so long begin its tread toward the end. At least though, we can really look back now and see just how much Naruto and Co. have come since the first few chapters… even though some developments may not have been as smooth or the same as what some viewers may have wanted/preferred. Either way, let’s see where this goes from here.