Naruto volume 58 by Masashi Kishimoto (a J!-ENT Manga Review)
December 14, 2012 by Dennis Amith
The Great Ninja war continues and just when things are looking bad for the Allied Forces, they receive some help from Naruto and Killer Bee. Meanwhile, Gaara comes face to face with his recently revived father and learns more about his past. Thrilling, action-packed and fantastic! Volume 58 of “Naruto” is highly recommended!
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MANGA TITLE: Naruto Volume 58
STORY AND ART BY: Masashi Kishimoto (岸本 斉史)
FIRST PUBLISHED IN JAPAN: SHUEISHA, Inc.
PUBLISHED IN USA BY: VIZ Media, LLC/Shonen Jump Manga
RATED: T for Older Teen
RELEASE DATE: September 4, 2012
Kabuto’s hold over his army of undead minions tightens as he senses that he’s losing power over the stronger members of his Immortal Corps, including Nagato Pain. Sasuke’s brother, Itachi, may have the best chance of breaking Kabuto’s hold, but he’s still not completely in control of his actions, which means Naruto may have to take him down once and for all.
With the Great Ninja War taking place and Madara’s side, using the forbidden jutsu of reviving pass heroes and villains and Kabuto taking control of them to fight against the Allied Ninja Forces, things have gotten even worse as Madara had infiltrated allied camps and chaos has taken place as no one knows who is friend or foe.
Meanwhile, Naruto and Killer Bee have left their protection area and want to make a difference by using their power to aid the allies. And with Naruto being able to sense the edotensei zombies posing as allies, using his newfound power, Naruto being using his shadow doppelgangers to help the allied forces.
But as Naruto and Killer Bee try to save lives, they come across a recently revived Itachi and Nagato.
Meanwhile, on the battlefield, Gaara confronts his deceased father and learns something important about his past.
With Naruto and Killer Bee now out, will their involvement lead to giving the allied forces an advantage?Find out in volume 58 of “Naruto”!
What is “Naruto” all about?
The popular manga series “Naruto” has been going strong since its debut in Shueisha back in 1999 via “Weekly Shonen Jump” magazine.
The manga by Masashi Kishimoto is about a young ninja named Naruto Uzamaki, a ninja of the Konoha leaf village who grew up facing prejudiced within his fellow ninjas because the evil nine-tailed fox was sealed inside him. But throughout the series, we have seen how Naruto is a kind-hearted boy who has worked hard in protecting his friends and staying true to his word with the goal of someday becoming the next Hokage of the village.
In the beginning, Naruto was part of Team Kakashi, alongside Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno and as a team, have grown up together taking on missions and also, joining with other teams of Team Konoha as well as other villages in taking on other major missions as well.
But now years have passed since those earlier years of Team Kakashi and Naruto and his friends are much older and his teammate Sasuke has left the village to pursue his brother Itachi for revenge of killing everyone of the Uchiha clan but worst of all, Sasuke is in search of the traitor of the Konoha village, the evil Orochimaru, in order to obtain more power.
During Naruto’s last confrontation with Sasuke, it appears that a black evil curse has consumed him. But as a promise to his teammate Sakura, Naruto will do what it takes to bring Sasuke back despite whether or not Sasuke has become evil.
What has happened in the last volumes of “Naruto” so far?
In the previous volume of the “Naruto” manga series features the beginning of the Great War as the ninja villages have united to take on the dead, past Gokage and deceased Akatsuki members as well as the revival of deadly ninjas by Kabuto.
The dead know they have been revived but are not able to control their bodies (which is being controlled by Kabuto). The goal of capturing Naruto for his nine-tail powers continues, but the ninja villages were able to hide Naruto in a moving island. Meanwhile, Naruto is unaware of what is going on the outside world, as the Gokage have him fighting in an enclosed space and being trained from Killer Bee.
Meanwhile, as ninja units of the Allied Shinboi Forces have been assembled to take on the resurrected and legendary ninjas that have been revived.
In volume 56, the Kage have been resurrected and Darui must take on the most dreaded ninja brothers of all time, Ginkaku and Kinkau a.k.a. The Gold & Silver Brothers. Two brothers who are not only powerful but having been eaten by the nine tails (and escaping it) and living within it’s belly and feeding off the Nine Tails inside, they were let out of the Jinchuriki’s body because of the harm they have caused and because they fed on the nine tails, they now have his chakra inside them. And Naruto is beginning to feel that something is wrong (and sensing his chakra on the outside). Meanwhile, Mifune must take on the resurrected second Tsuchikage, Hanzo and also Asuma has been resurrected and now Shikamaru, Choji and Ino must fight their former master to to the death.
In volume 57, the Allied Shinobi Forces have kept Naruto in the dark as much as they can. By telling him he’s on a major mission and keeping him hidden inside an island, with various members of the Forces to prevent his escape, with Naruto’s new found power of tapping into the power of the nine-tailed fox, he can now sense death around him.
And with Naruto now knowing that something is terribly wrong, both Naruto and Killer Bee want to show Madara and the Akatsuki that they are going to fight back and no way will they be stripping the power of the jinchuriki away from them. But knowing how important both Killer Bee and Naruto are for the Allied Shinobi Forces, under orders, ninjas of various villages must try to block the two from escaping.
So, badly that Raikage and Lady Tsunade are called into stop both Killer Bee and Naruto.
Meanwhile, on the battlefield, as night time comes, both sides take a break and try to recuperate from their injuries. But what the Allied Shinobi Forces don’t know is that their camps have been infiltrated by ninjas that can assume a form of one of the Forces’s Shinobi. With an unknown enemy killing doctors and important people in the Allied Forces camps, they must find a way to capture and kill these hidden enemies before more ninjas of the Allied Shinobi Forces are killed.
But seeing how Naruto has gained more power and the Allied Forces losing against Madara’s army, by letting Naruto and Killer Bee out, may give the Allied Forces an advantage!
In volume 58, with Naruto being able to sense which person is fake and having
“Naruto” volume 58 is the kind of volume that fans of the series can only hope for. For one, you get Naruto and Killer Bee now getting involved in the Great Ninja War but even more impressive, we see how much more powerful Naruto has gotten. So much to the point that even all the other ninjas are shocked by his new power.
But volume 58 also provides so much more. With Gaara, we learn more about his past and why he became a child filled with hate and his true relationship with his parents and family. We also get to see Itachi actually having a bonding moment to discuss Sasuke wanting to get his revenge.
And with so many interesting plot lines, the action featured in this latest volume is intense! Gaara taking on his revived father, everyone taking on some great deceased warrior who has been revived but unable to control their bodies thanks to Kabuto. So, all they can do is give hints to the Allied Forces of how they can be beat but even that is proving to be difficult. It’s an action-packed volume that is very exciting!
Needless to say, volume 58 of “Naruto” is fantastic! Those who have been reading previous volumes will no doubt enjoy where things are at right now as this war continues to become deadlier and just when things were looking terrible for the Allied Ninja Forces, the addition of the new powerful Naruto and Killer Bee definitely makes things much more interesting.
“Naruto” creator,Masashi Kishimoto, succeeds in capturing the essence of battle during the Great Ninja War but also preparing readers for bigger things to come.
An absolutely thrilling, action-packed volume of the “Naruto” the manga series. Volume 58 is highly recommended!
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