I tried extra hard this time!!! I downloaded like 10 new fonts and did extra work on the cleaning and generally just spent like 2 hours on this because it’s Chuuya! It’s Chuuya being cute with people not Dazai, of course it’s a dream come true!! だって中也だもん、中也のためならこれもいいじゃん、全部いいんだよ！！！（死ぬ）
So yes, volume 10 extra! Scans by the ever-lovely @akutagawaprize - thank you so much, I’m a third into the Kensho Ono interview so please wait just a little more! (probably a few days \shot)
There’s one note I’d like to make. I’d said this in another post before, and my rant probably said it all, but POLITE CHUUYA IS MY LIFE OK
First it's a battle manga that needn't adhere to romance for things to make sense, then it's a nuanced story about deep relationships and how the romance was done adequately... I call bullshit. You rant past yourself because Naruto is like times New Roman font: its as generic as they come. There are tacos that are more fleshed out and have sadder stories than this. Come back when you can make sense of letting Orochimaru go. Don't say "they're keeping an eye on him". Lazy answer for bad plot hole
And also don’t say “it’s because it’s the right thing to do.” Bullshit. Hiruzen had the same exact sentiment and got dead. So either Naruto is fucking stupid or the writing is.
Why do you always feel this ridiculous need to illustrate your point through all this needless use of similes, metaphors and comparisons? I say this to you every time - Just say what you mean and be done with it.
In any case, I really can’t be bothered to do yet another explanation regarding the unrealistic lengths the series goes to in order to emphasise the core theme of forgiveness and redemption, but I will correct you on one thing.
At no point did Hiruzen ever think that letting Orochimaru go was “the right thing to do”. He always knew that he should have apprehended his former student then and there, but the sentiments of being his teacher hindered Hiruzen from making the right decision, and Orochimaru exploited that:
That’s why Hiruzen let Orochimaru escape; because he just couldn’t bring himself to take him in. However, when faced with his former student again, Hiruzen refused to make the same mistake twice:
So now that that’s out of the way, I’ll tell you what I tell all the rest - If you think that
“Naruto is like times New Roman font” (LOL), then leave the fandom.