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There's a saying in the OP forums which goes like this..."If a new unidentified character is wearing a hat, he must be Sabo!"...Yeah, take that Obitio/Tobi/Madara theorists!
The most awesomest Itachi/Minato Edit below. Enjoy
Itachi vs. Minato; Clash of Prodigies
This is a message to all the uchihatards!
Last edited by Rokudaime Sennin ™; 07-29-2010 at 09:52 AM.
That was pretty awesome Rokudaime.
Signature by me.
I saw this few weeks ago when POW posted in the news thread, I thought I should post in here.
It seems like we've discovered Kishimoto Sensei's inspiration for the Naruto manga (least the Naruto, uzushiogakure part).
There's a city in TokuShima prefecture of Japan, called Naruto.
Here's the flag, notice the uzumaki clan symbol?Naruto (鳴門市, Naruto-shi?) is a city located in Tokushima, Japan.
As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 62,453 and the density of 461 persons per km². The total area is 135.46 km2 (52 sq mi).
The city was founded on March 15, 1947.
One of the famous attractions is the Naruto whirlpools  between Naruto and Awaji Island in Hyōgo, Japan.
Naruto has the home stadium of professional soccer team Tokushima Vortis.
Ryōzenji and Gokurakuji, the first two of the 88 temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage, are in Naruto
ok so the city is famous for it's whirlpools.
Naruto no Uzushio
This is a 150 year old painting of the same phenomenon.
The waters between the Honshu and Shikoku islands of japan is called Naruto strait, spanning those waters is the Ōnaruto Bridge. (The Great Naruto Bridge).
The eddy currents underneath the bridge are the strongest in Japan, thus creating the whirlpools.
Now if all this isn't evidence enough of how Kishimoto Sensei has planned it out all, I don't know what is. This is also proof that the Land of Waves that Naruto helped create a bridge to, is in fact the Hidden Eddy village aka the Whirlpool country. The great Uzumaki bridge connected the fire country to the whirlpool country which after it's destruction became known as the land of waves.
Hope you all have enjoyed this.
Jiraiya v Itachi would be a more ieven fight. I'd give Jiraiya the edge.
Hehe you think that was interesting I should point out another one. You think all the Ninja villages where pure fiction ...wrong!!
The Hidden Cloud village is based on a real school of martial arts...Kumogakure-ryū Ninpō Happo Hiken ( The Hidden in the Clouds School )
... is one of the nine schools of martial arts within the Bujinkan sphere of training. It was founded in the 16th century by Heinaizaemon Ienaga Iga. 
Kumogakure-ryū has special weapons including the Ippon Sugi Noburi, a kind of pick-axe, and the kamayari, or hooked spear.  The unarmed techniques are similar to those of Togakure Ryu. 
According to the 1968 edition of the Bugei Ryuha Daijiten, Masaaki Hatsumi is the current Sōke (head master) of the Ryu which was passed on to him by Takamatsu Toshitsugu.  Soke Hatsumi does not at this time have any pupils studying this art, and Kumogakure-ryū may be in danger of extinction. 
Sorry no black people to be found....
This one you know...
Sasuke Sarutobi: Sarutobi (Monkey Jump) was a ninja renowned for his acrobatic abilities and absolute loyalty. It was said that he lived in the trees with monkeys, and his athletic ability was such that he could dodge the fastest warrior, ducking and jumping around a sword slash.
This is why you have probably seen several ninja stories with a guy named Hanzou...
Hattori Hanzou Masashige , who was a ninja loyal to the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu saw the death of Sarutobi, and then disguised himself as the ninja. A second ninja, sent to check on Sarutobi's progress found it difficult, but not impossible to enter the castle - unaware that Hanzou had allowed this to happen. Hanzou then crept around the castle in the same fashion as Sarutobi, and even attacked and disabled two guards to make his ruse more convincing. The second ninja saw this, and also overheard a conversation between two guards concerning the remarkable escape of Sarutobi. The ninja returned to his master, and reported that since Sarutobi was still at large, the Shogun would not have time to launch a campaign against him. Very shortly after the ninja had delivered his report, the Shogun's warriors surrounded the rebels castle, and held them under siege.
Arguably the most famous ninja in history, the tales of Hattori Hanzou are still told in Japanese History books
Remember the Rain Gennin said rumor stated Pain was of the Fuma clan...
Hanzou eventually died during a battle against the Fuma ninja, in 1596. Their leader Fuma Kotaro was an expert in striking Tokugawa's installations and causing great damage, so Hanzou was ordered to kill him.
About the famous Fuma ninja
Fuma Kotaro was the fifth generation jonin head of Fuma Ryu Ninjutsu. His ryu worked in support of Odawara’s Hojo family, specialising in Guerilla tactics. Fuma Kotaro’s most famous battle was in March 1581, when troops of Takeda set up their fortress in Ukishimagahara, and the Hojo set up camp across the Osegawa river from them. The Fuma group crossed the river and attacked the Takeda group several times at night, and drove the Takeda camp into disorder with ninja tactics. By the time of the Tokugawa Shogunate, the Fuma Ryu had degenerated into a gang of pirates operating in the Inland Sea. Fuma Kotaro and his followers are believed to have been responsible for the death of Hattori Hanzou in 1596.
Zabuza's last name...
Momochi Sandayu he third most famous ninja Jonin: see below.) descended from Otomo family in the Iga province. It is said that Iga was controlled by three ninja families; Hattori controlled the middle, Fujibayashi the north, and Momochi the south. Sandayu was soke (head of family) of three ninjutsu schools; Momochi ryu, Gyokko ryu and Koto ryu
Fujibayashi Nagato was a ninja jonin active around the same period as Momochi Sandayu. He worked quite a distance away from the main area of Momochi Sandayu's activities (North Iga as opposed to Momochi at the South), and was feared almost as much
The leader of the Samurai in Iron Country Mifune
Toshiro Mifune April 1, 1920 – December 24, 1997) was a Japanese actor who appeared in almost 170 feature films. He is best known for his 16-film collaboration with filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, from 1948 to 1965, in works such as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo. He is also popular for portraying Musashi Miyamoto in Hiroshi Inagaki's Samurai Trilogy.
Remember Chiyo's secret white Technique the 10 puppets made by the first Kugutsu no Jutsu user, Chikamatsu Monzaemon...
Chikamatsu Monzaemon (Japanese: 近松門左衛門; real name Sugimori Nobumori, 杉森信盛, 1653 – 6 January 1725) was a Japanese dramatist of jōruri, the form of puppet theater that later came to be known as bunraku, and the live-actor drama, kabuki. Encyclopædia Britannica writes that he is "widely regarded as the greatest Japanese dramatist." His most notable plays deal with double-suicides of honor bound lovers.
Also I think he was referred to as the Shakespear of Japan...
That is all for today....