Ok, didn't see that coming. Mifune beating a man who even the Sannin had a hard time. Kinda dissapointed with Hanzou. He could have just conjure up a genjutsu or something while his lizard is attacking Mifune.
Wanted to see more of Asuma vs Ino-Shika-Cho, next week probably...So Hanzou and Mifune fought before huh!? Interesting. Mifune winning was kind of predictable even though his opponent was Hanzou...And Pain was actually the one who killed Hanzou, always wondered who did Hanzou in.
Mifune is BeastMode!
So it seems this is why samurai can hold their own against Ninja. The time it takes to start to form a seal is enough for them to slash with their iaijutsu and kill you.
Despite Hanzou being taken out prematurely that last panel of Mifune with the decisive slash was pure samurai glory. The whole fight didn't really sway me in any way but at least the plot isn't grounded to a halt against irrelevant ninja.
Now the showdown between Team 10 and Asuma in contrast has me very excited. It's tragic to have to see three characters we've seen grow up having to take on their mentor who still cares for them. It's going to be an awesome battle that's for sure.
Oh and wow a new popularity poll. Here I thought Kishi had given up on those but the results aren't very surprising. Top three makes sense, and I can't argue Naruto being #1. Glad to see Minato move his way on up to.
lol at saukura being #12 she gets no love. I was also hoping for more asuma in this chapter tch. The chapter was okay but it fells like the is being awfully preachy lately and its kinda annoying.
i dont like lagging chapters..
atleast why dont kishi put some intresting flashbacks instead of these ..
the last 4 chapters were kinda wierd in naruto..atleast some info's about second hokage and raikage where told atleast..
Holy crap does Mifune have Sharingan or what.
Think they should had this chapter half Mifune vs Hanzoa and half Asuma, didn't like Hanzoa being taking out in one chapter but guess his plot is dealt with already. Question aren't the ETZ's suppose to be all hardcore now? Didn't Kabuto did that during the sevenswordmens ? So why are some of them speaking so freely or again just plot running along? OR was that just for Zabuza that complete crazyness he did.
Chapter was good, the fact that Hanzou had an Epic Collapse under the shadow of his own hype lowered things for me drastically.
On the upside, Mifune really ramped up my attention, taking him down and with no real effort, he was never in a tight spot the entire battle.