72 Views of Konoha: A Naruto Retrospective (Part 1)

“The final chapter… I’ll call it: Frog at the bottom of the well drifts of into the great ocean. Just barely glorious… But glorious indeed. Now I suppose it’s about time I put down my pen.”

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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!: Inspiration

Naruto Chapter 79 will always remain a vivid memory as the chapter that would get me hooked on manga. My memory is fuzzy on whether I was already watching the anime by that point or not, but what I do remember is reading Chapter 79 (and 80) over and over again, taking in all of its best panels, story beats and emotional moments. The iconic clash of techniques Neji and Hinata throw at each other forever remaining one of my favorite action panels in Naruto.

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