Naruto: He loves them and is basically down to ride anything. He always wanted to go to an amusement as a kid but never had anyone to go with so he tries to make up for all that missed time by riding EVERYTHING. A MILLION TIMES. NOW. He’s really overdramatic about every coaster he goes on too like he’ll throw his hands up and half scream / half laugh the entire ride.
Sakura: She’s not like….obsessed with roller coasters or anything but she’ll go on all of them regardless (except for the water ones, she’s not about to walk around soaking wet forget that). She usually rides everything with Naruto because he’s just too enthusiastic to say no to but she constantly has to remind him to drink water/stay hydrated because he will literally dart from line to line and pass out from heat exhaustion. Sasuke: Doesn’t care about roller coasters one iota and is the most stale piece of bread to ride one with. He’ll sit with his arms crossed and stare blankly ahead for the entirety of the ride giving no indication that he’s enjoying the experience at all. Except there was this one time Naruto got him to ride one that had an unexpected drop that startled him and when he yelled “oh shit!” nobody let him live it down for weeks.
Shikamaru: He tries to act so fucking nonchalant about coasters but he’s secretly scared shitless by them and everyone knows it. He’ll be like “I’m not afraid, I just don’t see the point in waiting in line for them. Whatever” but Ino is staring at him just a little too pointedly and his voice is quivering just a little too much and the whole world knows Nara Shikamaru is a big fucking baby.
Ino: Really into them just like Naruto, but is a lot less idiotic about it. She will wait in line to ride the biggest fucking coaster at least ten times in a row and is always so fucking put off when Shikamaru convinces her to go on the mini mine train “as a breather”. She huffs and puffs until they get to go on the big ones again.
Choji: He’s kind of just goes along with what everyone else wants and doesn’t really question it (especially because Ino’s like…really scary when she has her heart set on a ride). He’s pretty chill with most of the coasters except for the ones that take you really high and suddenly drop you, because they make him queasy. One time he disappeared from the group for like thirty minutes and Kiba found him next to the gift shop eating an entire turkey leg by himself.
Lee: Rock Lee isn’t afraid of anything so theres not a ride he wont go on, but he always does so with such a dramatic flare, as if the roller coaster is an enemy that he has to defeat. Also really likes the teacup ride and is not ashamed to admit it.
Neji: Tries to act like he doesn’t care about them at all but secretly gets such a thrill every time he goes on one. Hinata and Tenten both know whats up and beg him to ride with them so that he can go on whatever he wants and pretend like he was just indulging them. It’s all about keeping up appearances.
Ten Ten: She’s actually a little terrified of roller coasters but rides them anyways because she’s ALL ABOUT conquering her fears. She screams pretty loudly at all the drops but everyone is always impressed with her because despite her fear she rides EVERYTHING, even the stuff some of the people who actually like rollercoasters are apprehensive to ride.
Kiba: He’s one of those little shits that shows up an hour before the park opens just so he can be the first to go on everything and “beat” everyone else (its not a competition, Tenten always tells him) by riding the most rides. Has been caught on more than one occasion telling kids that “Someone died on this roller coaster”.
Hinata: She’ll go on a few rides here or there, especially if someone specifically asks her to accompany them, but overall she doesn’t find them that enjoyable. She likes to stand by the fence and wave to Naruto and Kiba when they pass by while riding the more intense stuff. She’s always there to provide moral support.
Shino: Has never been on a roller coaster in his entire life and is obnoxiously critical of them. “You people waste your time with this nonsense when you could be training your mind and body? Disgraceful”. Everyone thinks he’s gonna be just like Sasuke and not react at all when he gets on one for the first time, but to their surprise he actually gets really into it and when the ride is over he just says “that was exquisite” in the flattest voice.
Sai: He likes them but in truth doesn’t understand the function of roller coasters or why everyone is so frightened of them. He always stands in the singles line and ends up riding with random kids + fake screams despite not being scared at all because he wants to fit in.
So, earlier today I doing chores when a thought came to me: why didn't Hinata just use Protective Eight Trigrams: Sixty Four Palms to prevent the wood from hitting her and Naruto? Surely Kishimoto has seen the anime, so he would know the jutsu exists, right? That way Neji wouldn't even have to die.
The jutsu is not canon in the manga and Kishimoto wanted Neji napping, basically.
Sorry but I'm hyped about tomorrow episode!!! (≧∇≦)/(≧∇≦)/(≧∇≦)/(≧∇≦)/(≧∇≦)/ can't wait to see the episode after tomorrow to see Sasuke forgive Sakura
Lol, they adapted it rather well in my opinion. I liked the addition of Naruto’s thoughts about Neji’s words prior to their fight, that was a nice little homage. I also really liked that Sasuke used the Kirin during their fight. I guess SP also felt as though that technique is frigging awesome and deserved more love :)