Naruto 623 – Unlikely Friendship
Anddddd the flashback tour continues.
Nothing much to see here. End of post. See you guys next week.
I kid. But yeah, for the most part, this week’s chapter continues a string of flashbacks into Konoha’s past — most of which we know or have predicted at this point. Of course, it’s still nice to see the details being filled in like a puzzle slowly coming together, but gosh darn — it’s not exactly conducive to writing about or discussing.
In the end, the only real thing that really hit me this week was just how unlikely of a friendship they formed together. Their respective personalities are rather different from another, but even so, they’ve managed to overcome that — among many factors working against them — by well, sheer youthful “exuberance”. I mean, the only reason they’ve even gotten this far and came together in at all to consider the potential of a village where everyone can coexist is purely because they have that youth on that side, that kind of hope only kids could have at this point — a hope that the adults have long since abandoned as an impossibility not worth considering. Again, there’s just this whole thing here about perspective and how sometimes, all it takes is a newer, fresher perspective to provide and hammer in a solution. And when you think about how these two kids would end up creating the basis of what would become the Leaf Village as a result, it really hits you just how much a new perspective — and how much just two people — can accomplish.
Interestingly enough, we get to see some appearances by some notable names this week — people we’ve only seen cursory glances or mentions of up until now — in the form of Tobirama and Izuna Uchiha to name a few. But alas, that’s pretty much it for this chapter, and perhaps the beginning of the end of the flashbacks as well, as we’re fast approaching the actual founding of the village now at this point. Guess we’ll see.
Author’s Note: Seems like Naruto’s on break for a week, so no chapter 624 till 3/20.