Notorious Shipper

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neferkiki:

Are we not going to talk about this. Do you see how close Kiba and Karui are. They look like a couple and I’m so here for it. It’s practically canon lmao


There they stand, my babies right next to each other in the anime.  It’s not much, it’s not even a proper moment, but for a shipper like me, it is almost enough… no…

neferkiki:

Are we not going to talk about this. Do you see how close Kiba and Karui are. They look like a couple and I’m so here for it. It’s practically canon lmao

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There they stand, my babies right next to each other in the anime.  It’s not much, it’s not even a proper moment, but for a shipper like me, it is almost enough… no…

Weird afternoon dream

You ever have a dream where everyone you know is different, in a mean-spirited way, and the more you try to do to question their behavior or appease them the more hostile they get?  Well I just had one of those, and it was a symphony of strange.
Or how about when you dream about someone and afterwards you feel the need to talk to/text that person to tell them about it?


How many rats did you skin to make that jacket?
My, my have you grown.

Grown up KibaKarui.UNF
How many rats did you skin to make that jacket?
My, my have you grown.

Grown up KibaKarui.
UNF

neferkiki:


do you hear that love? they’re playing our song. 

Hold up wait a gahdamn minute! This is KibaKarui fanart that somebody whited out Rui with a shitty filter!!!! That’s not even cool bruh.

Kida And Milo….wait wut by bk00
Now if that’s ain’t rude….

Stolen, unsourced art.  Recoloring a KibaKarui to make a KibaSaku.  This is just low.

neferkiki:

do you hear that love? they’re playing our song. 

Hold up wait a gahdamn minute! This is KibaKarui fanart that somebody whited out Rui with a shitty filter!!!! That’s not even cool bruh.

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Kida And Milo….wait wut by bk00

Now if that’s ain’t rude….

Stolen, unsourced art.  Recoloring a KibaKarui to make a KibaSaku.  This is just low.

(Source: medic-nin)

Since Kumogakure is the biggest and wealthiest city in Naruto. Would that make the Fantasy/LotR parallel be Minas Tirith? Which would make Team Samui the Gondor Rangers like Faramir.

gabzilla-z:

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Now that I think about it more.  The 4th Shinobi War takes place primarily in The Land of Lightning, right outside of Kumogakure.  So yeah, Kumo = Minas Tirith confirmed.  Team Samui are the Rangers of Gondor :D

times-squared:

"Inter-village Relations"

n__n I woulda done something based off the fact that Kakashi wil be Hokage soon but this lineart was waiting to be finished hahah.

send me your requests here! :)

Oooh thanks a million!
It might just be me, but I’ve always thought Inter-Village relations have so much awesome potential :D

Very pretty.

Can we talk about this for one second?  So It was established at the start of Naruto Shippuden that the distance between Konoha and Sunagakure is 3 days of traveling.  Granted these are shinobi we’re talking about here, so it’s really impossible to gauge that distance in our terminology.  But we are talking about Kakashi, Naruto, Sakura, even Team Gai making that journey in 3 days.  That has to account for time to rest, time to watch out for potential ambushes, etc.  A human body only has so much stamina, and while shinobi push themselves to beyond human limits, they’re still human.  Moreover the 3 day journey was made in an attempt to save Gaara, so you can’t tell me they “took their time”.  They made that trip as quickly and safely as possible.
Now then.  The purple circle is the approximate area of the first day of the 4th Shinobi War, in the Lands of Hot Water, Frost, and Lightning.  The war moved east, and days 2-3 were fought almost exclusively in the Land of Lightning (the red circle).  Let’s remember, the 4th Shinobi War has only gone on for 3 days.
So Naruto and Sasuke beat Madara, with Sakura’s help they beat Yagura, and now we’re having our final fight… but wait a minute.  They went all the way to the Valley of the End.
If we look at our world map, we can see that the approximate distance to the Valley of the End from the Warzone is anywhere from 1.5 to 3 days travel time away.
I don’t care how much stronger these two idiots have gotten, there’s no way they got to the Valley of End in a couple of hours.  Even super powers have limits.  So for 2 days Naruto and Sasuke were just running along, neither one of them cooling down from their egotistical behavior, both running headfirst towards their death with the guy who they’re going to fight by their side.  And not once did they stop to think, you know maybe we’re going about this the wrong way.  2 days of travel is an awful long way to go just for a fight.
Moreover, accounting for time to rest, Sakura could have easily been woken up by Kakashi, they’d overtake Naruto and Sasuke while they rest, and then just tie up the sharingan idiot and drag him back with them.
Soldier pills are a cheap cop out.  Even with caloric content satisfied, the amount of times they’d have to stop for water, or sleep after 2 solid days of fighting, or recovering from the wounds which really have only been patched up by front line healing (which is no substitute for bed rest).
It’s one thing to have a story with super powers, and another to have it set in reality.  Kishimoto sure likes to fudge up the lines between the two though.

Can we talk about this for one second?  So It was established at the start of Naruto Shippuden that the distance between Konoha and Sunagakure is 3 days of traveling.  Granted these are shinobi we’re talking about here, so it’s really impossible to gauge that distance in our terminology.  But we are talking about Kakashi, Naruto, Sakura, even Team Gai making that journey in 3 days.  That has to account for time to rest, time to watch out for potential ambushes, etc.  A human body only has so much stamina, and while shinobi push themselves to beyond human limits, they’re still human.  Moreover the 3 day journey was made in an attempt to save Gaara, so you can’t tell me they “took their time”.  They made that trip as quickly and safely as possible.

Now then.  The purple circle is the approximate area of the first day of the 4th Shinobi War, in the Lands of Hot Water, Frost, and Lightning.  The war moved east, and days 2-3 were fought almost exclusively in the Land of Lightning (the red circle).  Let’s remember, the 4th Shinobi War has only gone on for 3 days.

So Naruto and Sasuke beat Madara, with Sakura’s help they beat Yagura, and now we’re having our final fight… but wait a minute.  They went all the way to the Valley of the End.

If we look at our world map, we can see that the approximate distance to the Valley of the End from the Warzone is anywhere from 1.5 to 3 days travel time away.

I don’t care how much stronger these two idiots have gotten, there’s no way they got to the Valley of End in a couple of hours.  Even super powers have limits.  So for 2 days Naruto and Sasuke were just running along, neither one of them cooling down from their egotistical behavior, both running headfirst towards their death with the guy who they’re going to fight by their side.  And not once did they stop to think, you know maybe we’re going about this the wrong way.  2 days of travel is an awful long way to go just for a fight.

Moreover, accounting for time to rest, Sakura could have easily been woken up by Kakashi, they’d overtake Naruto and Sasuke while they rest, and then just tie up the sharingan idiot and drag him back with them.

Soldier pills are a cheap cop out.  Even with caloric content satisfied, the amount of times they’d have to stop for water, or sleep after 2 solid days of fighting, or recovering from the wounds which really have only been patched up by front line healing (which is no substitute for bed rest).

It’s one thing to have a story with super powers, and another to have it set in reality.  Kishimoto sure likes to fudge up the lines between the two though.

Let’s talk about Ninja Cadets

It’s just a two episode OVA from 1996.  Nothing overly special.
I remember watching it back on The International Channel, which occasionally played anime.  Biggest discovery from that channel was The Irresponsible Captain Tylor though.

Anyways, I want to talk about these kids.  Guess which one is the protagonist.  Yeah, the one in the front named Sakura, good guess.  But I really like the odd mix of designs.  Matsuri, the hot-blooded brawler.  Pochi, Sakura’s partner with actual ninja skills.  And let’s not forget Hayashi, we’ll get back to him.

Pochi fighting demon skulls.  It’s not a really exciting fight, but you have to remember that action scenes in anime used to be a lot slower.

So guess what Hayashi keeps hidden in his cloak?  Yep, tons of explosives.  Probably not a good idea to go through the border checkpoint with all of those on you.

So what’s the point of the plot?  Find the Ninja Magic scroll and get revenge for our Clan’s downfall in the prologue.  It’s a ninja story, you can’t expect anything too original.

Ah yes, I forgot to mention that Pochi finds a scroll of transformation that allows him to turn into monsters.  And that the bad guys have a medieval mecha.  So basically the finale of the story includes a fight straight out of Pacific Rim.

In conclusion, it’s an enjoyable OVA.  Kind of wish there were a few more episodes, but on the whole the story satisfies me.  Kind of makes me think of what Naruto would be like if it were more magical or more medieval.  Characters are okay, but nothing deep here, though Matsuri, Hayashi, and Pochi all have their awesome moments.

Regarding shipping.  The cadets do have a senior ninja overseeing their progress on the mission, and he has a love interest/partner.  It’s kinda cute, and there’s some interesting stuff when a villain mind controls the two of them.  Not enough material for OTP status though.

So I like this show.

Musing about Shipping

No it’s not hypocritical that I kinda love NaruIno but HATE! KibaIno.
NaruIno has that cute “I could almost fall for him” line from Ino.  They’re both hot blondes.  And there’s the Libra connection.

KibaIno on the other hand just doesn’t feel right.  She hasn’t shown any interest in him.  He’s been openly frustrated at her to the point of being insensitive towards her feeling (unlike Chouji and Shikamaru).  People go with the whole “they’re both hotheads” claim, but if that’s all you got you might as well ship KibaKarui.  Not only is Karui more often a firebrand, but she’s got red hair to boot.

The “Kiba helped Ino on the battlefield” moment as a “shipping moment” is kind of a stretch.  They were fighting the Juubi and her mental coordination abilities have been key to a lot of strategies.  Chouji was busy fighting spike launchers and Shikamaru was doing a massive shadow bind with his Clan.  Team Gai were morning Neji, Shino is never used, and everyone else was busy.  That leaves Kiba for our main cast.  It’s not that he cares and is always by her side, it’s that he was the only one left to do something.

Now that I’ve gotten another anti-KibaIno rant out, I just have to nod about NaruIno.  It’s just a nice crack pair.

Master post of OTPs and that “we’re in the rain and oh so close to kissing” pose that I’m a sucker for.