While I’m a bit disappointed that the Kisame/Bee fight basically came down to a chakra suckfest (with a shark trying to drown an octopus), I was pretty amused by the fact that Samehada chose delicious-tasting jinchuuriki chakra over loyalty to Kisame. Cue annoyed owner’s football punt above. I don’t approve of animal cruelty in the slightest, but I just saw that whole scene as a pet dog taking a liking to someone else, causing the owner to kick his own dog out of disgust. It was almost like, “Alright go get him! Wait, why the hell are you licking his feet!?” Kisame may have won the fight, but that was some pretty good self-ownage by his sword.
Aside from that, I couldn’t help but laugh at the descriptive diagrams explaining how Kisame’s huge bubble of water moves with him and how leading him in the opposite direction would allow Punta and Sabu-chan to escape. It’s at moments like these that Naruto really comes off as a shounen manga, making me imagine the eyes of young kids just lighting up when they read that part. I can’t help but picture a light bulb instantly switching on in their heads along with the thought, 「ああ、なるほどね。」 “Ah, I see.” What didn’t sit so well with me is how drowning is still an issue here. I mean, the ninjas in this world have unreal control of chakra and can stick to surfaces, walk on water, clone themselves, throw balls of pure energy, create huge pools of floating water, turn into huge monsters, and a whole lot more, but they can’t for the life of them generate a pocket of air with some oxygen in it. Sorry to say, but my suspension of disbelief just breaks down there. -_-;
Yeah yeah, I know it’s just a manga, but that doesn’t mean I can’t poke fun at it!