episode 373: team 7 assemble!

Naruto Shippuden Ep. 373 "Team 7 Assemble" liveblog

Another Thursday, another episode, hell yes. Today’s was just as good as last week so let’s summarise. 

Is.. is Sasuke, smiling? That’s a bit utterly fucking terrifying when you consider that this man doesn’t even smile in the presence of his allies, let alone random battlefields with people he no longer calls comrades. Humph.

Madara has no time for your wood clones Hashi. Feel the rejection.

Everyone is appropriately terrified by the Juubi because let’s face it, that motherfucker is one scary asshole. 

We get to see the Hokages doing (shock horror) NOTHING. Oh. Well then.

Anyway, back to the actual flow. Sakura has an excessive flashback and we see nothing that we haven’t seen her reflecting on before aside from the fact that she finishes by turning into a complete, total and utter badass. Sakura finally picks up the bible and slams it in the face of all the people who make fun of her.

And then Sasuke sums it up neatly with this:It’s okay pal, that’s how we all feel right now. 

But wait, there’s more.

I think that’s right Naruto. Joking about her being your girlfriend could very well end your life nex time. Not really, moving on.

Queue shipper cheers,and shipper tears.

Sakura, no.


… (please note that this was the only scene on the screen for a good four seconds)


You go Kiba, I’m proud of you.

Dammit Shino, not you too.


See this is a bit of downside of this point in the manga, and this episode. Hinata can only reach 32 hits first, and then 64 when she drives herself forwards with her determination to be beside Naruto forever. Now, yeah, when she get herself up to 64, it is badass as fuck. 

She’s still only able to do half of what Neji could as a GENIN. Now yeah, Neji is a genius and a master of the Byakugan and Hinata wasn’t as ardent in her practice in earlier years. However, this is just frustrating, because she is restricted more by this. I dunno, this bothered me alot, but moving on to:

Beautiful. OTP now, OTP forever.

I couldn’t bring myself to screenshot the Yoyo jutsu because it was annoying in the manga and it bothered me here. Still great to see Ino-Shika-Cho in action as always.I feel really bad for Sai. He’s come a long way from being a guy who called everyone silly names and insulting their genitals but then he proceeds to get slapped so hard into the ground that it’s embarrassing. 

His strategising was beautiful and I love him even more for it. And then Team Seven pull out the big guns and summon the Big 3 once again. 

Get excited for next week.