Summary of Chapter 377
Cover page shows the gathering of the Akatsuki members (excluding Tobi).
It looks better than the piece done one year ago.
The people summoned by Pain are derived from the Asura Realm summon technique. (For the meaning of Asura, do a Google search.)
But, why is the 4th Hokage said to have fallen into the path of the Asura and why is this human taking the form of a zombiefied 4th Hokage?
The battle between the 4th Hokage and Jiraiya begins.
Chapter 377 The eyes of Rokudou!!
Pain: The fun begins here, Sensei.
Cover page picture
A 2-pages picture divided into 9 sections featuring the Akatsuki members with their respective rings below.
From the left: Zetsu, Sasori, Deidara, Konan, Pain (Ver 1), Kakuzu, Hidan, Itachi and Kisame.
Sennin Pa: What the heck, kuchiyose again?
The two humans raised their heads. Their faces have multiple piercings (or 'bolts' ROFL).
Pain clasped his hands together.
Pain: Kuchiyose...Rokudou Rin'ne - Shuura Dou!! (endless circle of transmigration in the six posthumous worlds - Asura Realm)
One side of the ground turned into wasteland.
The other side had a few rotting trees.
Then, there were many zombie-like rotting bodies fighting.
The two summoned Akatsuki members (Mr A and Mr B) stood up in front of Jiraiya.
Jiraiya: Where is this...
Sennin Ma: This is one of the six realms of afterlife - Asura Realm!
Sennin Pa: Summoning a different realm? This is also one of the Eyes' powers?
Jiraiya: No matter what, it's better to defeat them it seems.
The scene changes to Myoubokusan.
Bunta is talking to Ken-san.
Bunta: You've returned...so, what can Jiraiya's enemy do?
Ken-san: Oh man....it's a strong enemy. He possesses the Eyes of Rokudou.
Bunta: Eyes of Rokudou?! I've heard that from the great gramps before...the eyes that can "bring about" six realms of the underworld, that's what I've heard.
Bunta: The ability to travel back and forth from this world to the underworld. It's like the power of god...
Bunta's thoughts: Jiraiya...
The scene returns to Pain and Jiraiya.
Pain: The souls of the four persons have fallen into the Asura Realm.
Mr A brought back one of the fighting people with him. So did Mr B.
When he placed his hand on the person's head, Mr A's appearance starts to change. Mr B did the same to the person he brought back and he too started to change his looks.
Pain: The four Hokages...
Jiraiya: Wha...what did you say...?!
Mr A changed his appearance to Yondaime.
Mr B changed into Sandaime.
Furthermore, both bodies possessed the Rin'negan.
Sennin Pa: This...this thing...has the Eye of Rokudou also...
Sennin Ma: Oooh, just shut up, Pa!
Jiraiya: Im...impossible. Minato and the old geezer were already trapped inside the Death God's stomach by the Shikifuujin technique. Their souls cannnot be in the Asura Realm...!
Sennin Pa: Indeed...It's said that the souls sealed by Shikifuujin will fight for eternity in the Death God's stomach...
A view at the people fighting around them.
Sennin Ma: The Asura Realm is said to signify...the never-ending battle between the human realm and beast realm
Jiraiya: ! So that means...!!
Pain: ah...that's right.
Jiraiya: The Asura Realm and...the Death God's stomach...are you saying that they mean the same thing?!
Sennin Ma: I've never heard of that before. Is it a lie?
Pain: Our little chat ends here.
Yondaime (Mr A) and Sandaime (Mr B) attacked Jiraiya.
Sandaime: Earth technique - flying earth needles!!
Needles made of earth flew out from the ground.
Sennin Ma: From the side!
Jiraiya: I know.
While he was dodging from the side, Yondaime attacked at his back.
Sennin Pa turned his head around and aimed a spray of water at Yondaime.
However, it was dodged immediately.
A speed battle between Jiraiya and Yondaime ensued.
At the very moment Jiraiya disengaged from his fight with Yondaime, blood oozed out from his left wrist.
Jiraiya's thoughts: Even the speed in Sennin mode cannot match him eh...
Sandaime performed the tiger (tora) hand seal.
Sennin Ma: It's coming! Pa!
Yondaime blew wind out of his mouth (Wind technique).
Sandaime: Fire technique - Fire Dragon Flame Bomb!! (Katon - Karyuu Endan)
Sennin Pa mimicked the same act and poured out a large torrent of water from his mouth.
However, Jiraiya was engulfed by the flames.
Stirring up - nightmare...! The attack of Sandaime (the teacher) and Yondaime (the student)...!!
Next chapter: Firm Determination