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Good morning all! It’s Friday! To review/recap this week’s anime. You might have noticed that I’ve renamed this article from Anime Review to Friday Anime! I kept thinking that “Anime Review” was a little too plain and a little boring. The new name sounds a little more fun to me, maybe because it’s Friday. But enough about that, Let’s get started shall we!

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Naruto Shippuden Ep. 434

If you have been keeping up with Naruto (and haven’t stopped watching because you’ve read ahead or hate filler wors than I do) then you know that they’ve started a new arch with in the current arch, which is technically inside another arch if you count the main story arch as a separate story (which I do)

Currently the main story is Madara Uchiha as absorbed the Ten-Tails Demon into himself. Although he was already the Ten-Tails Jinchuriki, he reabsorbed the physical body and completed his Rinnegan (snached the eye right out of Obito’s face) and now has the power of the Sage of the Six-Paths. With this power, Madara was able to activate the Infinite Tsukuyomi and imprison the world into a dreamlike state as the Divine tree (Ten-Tails) sucks the Chakra right out of everyone. The only people not affected are the reanimated Hokages 1-4, Team 7 (Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, and Kakashi) and Obito (who is currently a non factor). This is the main storyline. Now through the process of inception (that’s right I said through inception) the show has been going from character to character devoting 1-2 episodes and showing what each one is dreaming about in their perfect world. Some of these episodes were fun, some were absolutely unbearable. This week’s episode was one of the later. UNBEARABLE!!!!!

This story arch is inside Tsunade’s head, where in her dream she was sitting in some Gazebo somewhere in Konohana and happens upon a novel by the deceased Jiraiya, Friend, fellow pupil to the 3rd hokage, and teacher to both Minato (the fourth hokage) and Naruto. Tsunade picks up the novel and starts reading it. through more inception, the viewer is now seeing an adventure in an alternate world where 2 key events of the Naruto-verse were changed. 1) Naruto’s parents lived through the Nine-Tails attack of Konohana and 2) Itachi didn’t slaughter the Uchiha Clan. Which means that both Naruto and Sasuke’s early childhoods were drastically different.

This Alternate timeline also takes us back to the previous series, which was nice during the first two episodes, but now it’s getting old. This episode was very boring. This one mostly focused on trying to figure out what happened to all the team captains and the interaction with Jiraiya’s Hidden Rain students with Ino-Shika-Cho (Ino, Shikamaru, and Choji) and even that fight was boring. I really want this Arch to be over so we can get back to the main story. I hope that its only one more episode. Naruto did recently update its opening and closing sequences and that usually means one of 2 things, You’re about to start a “new” arch or Strap in, it’s gonna be long.

1 out of 5

Dragon Ball Super ep 14

FINALLY! the fight between Beerus and Goku is over! The final clash between the 2 was fantastic. I didn’t think they could pack that much drama into the final moments of the fight, but then again, we are talking about a show that stretched out the final 5 minutes of a planet for like 12 episodes so, yeah. I thought it was a great way to end the arch, especially the way Beerus ends up not Destroying the Earth. But even with the type of drama they had in the episode and Vegeta standing up to Beerus again, the highlight of the episode came in the preview for next episode

Photo from Kotaku

That’s right SUPER SATAN HURCULE! I don’t know how they’re gonna pull that off but it should be interesting.

4 out of 5

Just an FYI, I’ll be checking out some new anime that looks interesting and promising; Anti-Magic Academy: the 35th Test Platoon, The Asterisk War, and Karen Senki. Hopefully one of these shows can keep my attention longer than 1 episode (like Gate and God Eater) since Naruto will be ending at some point and who knows how long DB Super will go for. Also in case you are inclined to do so, “the Last Naruto Movie” was released recently on DVD, I just happened to see it at Target earlier this week. If you haven’t seen it yet, I do

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Nelson is a Washington DC based actor, Graphic Designer, and is nerdy about pretty much everything. He loves movies, comics, video games, art, and life. though if he disagrees with something (like the direction of the DCCU) you'll know. His spite knows no bound, haha!

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