Not true. Asuma Sarutobi is dead. Jiraiya is dead. Neji Hyuuga is dead. Shikaku Naara is dead. The first 2 will live on in memories and flashbacks, but like the fight against Pain, the last 2 may come back one way or another knowing what Kishimoto's like.
I was mostly referring to this current war. Yeah, alright, Neiji and Shikaku died, but even admitting that they'll stay dead (and let's not forget Kakashi had died too at one point) that's but a tiny dent in the immense ranks of Naruto characters. Here the setup was perfect for Gai to die, yet he gets randomly saved by the power of deus-ex-machina. Such a huge fight should mean the death of DOZENS of major characters, especially considering that we're talking about the end of the series. Even Harry Potter had more deaths in the final battle.Sarutobi did indeed die (and now he's back because resurrection), but I absolutely have no qualms with how the war with Sound village unfolded, back then Naruto was still good imo. Now it's a struggle between Kishimoto's ability to write himself in a corner and Kishimoto's ability to come up with an asspullish powerup to get out of that corner. Whenever he needs to pull a twist, you get "What? X is evolving!". That's how we got to have a Madara that's basically little short of a physical deity.
I'll give you that, but let's not forget that Kishimoto has been inspired a lot by Dragon Ball. Naruto himself, for example. His outfit is orange like Goku's and his hair is golden and spiky like a Super Saiyans. Kishimoto's not going to kill off any major character when his inspiration didn't have a single character stay dead for a prolonged period of time, even randoms in the background. Except for villains and Kami of course. Also, Dragon Ball powered up it's characters through training and modes of Super Saiyan. Kishimoto finds his own ways around these things. And finally, when I said Saurtobi, I meant Asuma (Leader of Team 10, father of Kurenai's child) not Hiruzen (3rd Hokage)
Yeah, Kishi absolutely forgot that Gai can, in fact, use ninjutsu. Typical short flashback to try to get feels in, and that really didn't do much. Gai was epic this chapter, though, but of course, people only die when Naruto isn't there to randomly power up and save them.
I don't agree with this. I thought Kishimoto would do his own thing. Toriyama is not Enel. Oda is
They made Gai into second Lee...
ch. 673 we will...!!:http://www.mangareader.net/naruto/673
Power of FriendshipTM yet again. There's no way I can be sure in Naruto, but I think Naruto's done with randomly powering up for the rest of the series. I'm actually kinda rooting for Madara.
I am not the fan.. but yaoi fangirls must be crazy right about now. So many implications that Naruto and Sasuke are perfect for each other. They even got new tatoos together!