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I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

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Naruto (manga, vol. 54) by Masashi Kishimoto, translated by Mari Morimoto

Naruto, Volume 54: Viaduct to Peace - Mari Morimoto, Masashi Kishimoto

[This is the last one tonight, I promise!]

 

This volume was incredibly hard for me to follow. It felt like a mishmash of battles and happenings.

Here's what I can say: Guy's taijutsu moves in the volume were ridiculous. “Those who open the Seventh Gate of Shock perspire blue sweat” (49), which looks like chakra aura. See what I mean? So ridiculous. I have to wonder what was going on in Kishimoto's head, because, in addition to that, there was a flashback of Jiraiya and the Pain kids dressed in full-body frog suits.

And, unrelated to any of that: The island that's actually a giant turtle that Kumogakure has been rearing for generations made me think of Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

 

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)