naruto databook i

  • Sakura: Guys, I was wondering... what's your favourite flower?
  • Naruto: I like sunflowers. They are just so bright and happy.
  • Sakura: That's cool. I think like daffodils the best. What about you, Sasuke-kun?
  • Sasuke: Sakura.
  • Sakura: Yes?
  • Sasuke: Sakura.
  • Sakura: I'm listening, Sasuke-kun.
  • Sasuke: Tch, you know what, nevermind, that was a stupid question. (storms off)
  • Kakashi: Yo! What are you kids doing? Where's Sasuke?
  • Sakura: I was asking the guys about their favourite flowers and suddenly, Sasuke-kun got angry and left.
  • Naruto: Yeah, he was acting really weird. He kept saying Sakura-chan's name all the time and then ran off.
  • Kakashi: He was repeating "sakura", I see... so what could his favourite flower be, then?
  • Naruto: ...
  • Sakura: ...
  • Kakashi: ...
  • Sakura: (blushing) ...Oh!

bara Kiba has grown up! He seems to have learnt the value of modesty, and appears to be less rash and thoughtless with his words

in other news, i’ve never been so distressed looking at a cartoon dog

Japan Foundation Manila and Naruto HAHAHA

Normally, I go to JFM to study Nihongo, and I do it, planned. I wasn’t really planning to go there but figured I have extra time after running errands for governmental papers and ANYWAY, enough of that. I was intent on studying during my free time for the JLPT N4 exam, but as soon as I got in, I got greeted by the array of Naruto translated manga.

Screw studying. I made a show of getting a kanji book, BUT I pulled out The Official Naruto Databook and Naruto Illustration book. At that point I thought I’ve become a full fledged Narutard.

Anyway. HERE YOU GOOOOOOO!!! READ READ READ

I WASN’T READY FOR THIS I FELT LIKE I WAS ABOUT TO DIE, DEEP INSIDE, AND SIGN KEPT ON PLAYING IN MY HEAD FOR A WHILE, I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS BATSU GAME!!!

but but  Kushina came from the Land of Eddies? What does Eddies mean? (edit: I searched it up and oh, Land of Whirlpools).

Would like to fight: Nara Shikamaru

Little did she know, she had to fight with him everyday. In their house. In the Nara household. With Shikadai the Baby

AWW YEAHHHSSS

Apparently Tobirama’s extreme interest is to perfect not skills but himself

I don’t want to incite shipping wars here, but in this relationship chart it is clear that the love interest of the characters were specified. Naruto’s wasn’t even pointing to Sakura, not even “infatuated”. O:-)

Dorky Kishimoto Part 1 JUST LOOK AT HIS NOTES ON SASUKE’S STYLE, ISN’T IT CUUUUTE. Exposed his chesssstttttt after a long time of deliberation LOOK AT THOSE SKETCHES

Dorky Kishimoto Part 2: Making characters shine by exposing their skin

Dorky Kishimoto Part 3 Frumpy = old fashioned. HE JUST MADE A NEW WORD FOR HINATA! I bet Kishimoto has a fetish for her HAHAHHAHAHA he likes sketching herrr

Dorky Kishimoto Part 4 uggggghhh Kishimoto is such a cutie damn it

THAT BIT ABOUT HYUGA X UCHIHA BLOOD! So it’s possible. ehem BoruSara ehem

Uchiha Shisui

Shinobi registration number: ?

Rank: Anbu

Birthday: October 19th [Age at death: Unknown. Libra]

Height: 180.0cm Weight: 68.9kg. Blood type: A

Personality: honest, sentimental.

Favorite: He kept multiple crows that he uses in various jutsu. Faithful and were important partners to Shisui. 

Elements: Yin, fire, lightning and wind.

‘Protect…this village…and the Uchiha’s name.’

'As his death wish, to his friend he entrusted this 'eye’ as a guide on the righteous path.’

He’s an excellent and outstanding (nin) in the era of turmoil in Kirigakure, the cornerstone of the village and left the world the hero of the tragedy.

The mighty ability of his 'Mangekyou Sharingan’ has attracted attention of not only the enemy nations, but the higher ups of the village as well.

In order to prevent a conflict over his eye, Shisui entrusted his eye to his friend. Believing that the strength of Uchiha will be the light that guide the village, he choose the gloryless death.

Side:His corpse left after his pretend suicide awakens his best friend’s Mangekyou Sharingan. 

(The image is resized so it looks very small, but if you click on ‘show image’ or something you should be able to read it. Probably).

Since I’m waiting for my books to be delivered, I decided to finally accomplish a old project of mine, that is translating Kabuto’s Fourth Databook entry. While it’s probably more correct than my previous translation of Nonou’s and Urushi & caretakers’ ones, I still recommend you to have a look at my translation’s notes for further clarifications.

TRANSLATION NOTES:

- “He absorbed* the wisdom”: the verb I translated with ‘absorbed’ is 喰らう(kurau), which means ‘to eat/drink’ when you talk about food, or ‘to receive’ when you talk about blows. ‘Absorb’ isn’t among its meaning but I thought it was the closest thing that could describe what Kabuto ‘did’ with his ‘wisdom’.

- “the “evidences” that determined*”: again another difficult bit. The verb is 構成する (kousei suru), which I only found with the meaning of ‘constitute’. The construction 自分/自身を構成する is not so usual, I guess it means something along the line of ‘be a part of himself’. The same construct is repeated in the box where they talk about his glasses.

- “who wandered in the void*”: I had to make a hard choice here. The sentence is 虚空を彷徨う (kokuu wo chimayou), with the word ‘kokuu’ meaning ‘empty space/empty sky/void’ and the verb ‘chimayou’ meaning ‘to loiter; to putter; to prowl; to wander about; to roam about; to knock around’. This exact sentence have elsewhere been translated with ‘wander in the empty sky’. I was unsure if consider it as a poetic way to say ‘investigating the unknown’, resulting in “In order to investigate the unknown and know what kind of person he was”, or consider it as a adjectival verb clause linked to the pronoun ‘jishin’ (him/himself). I went with the latter because I suddenly remembered about THIS freakin’ PANEL (scan courtesy of Mangapanda):

- “his blank body* with a fabricated** blood and flesh”: ‘blank body’ has the nuance of ‘vessel’, ‘fabricated’ has the nuance of ‘fake/false/constructed/not natural’.

- “Orochimaru’s power that he carries*”: nuance of ‘to guest [in his body] like a virus’.

GENERAL NOTES:

This entry didn’t clarify some of my doubts about why Danzo didn’t kill/recognise Kabuto back then in the Chuunin exam arc, but still gives us some nice infos. It gives us the third-person-pov assurance that Kabuto’s sage mode surpasses Orochimaru. It tells us that even after his many transformations his most prised possession are still his glasses.

But maybe the MOST IMPORTANT titbit that made me exult internally was THIS ONE:

This micro piece of digital paper finally gives us an indication of time: Kabuto was found by Nonou 18 years ago.

Since the same entry states his actual age at 24, it means that Kabuto was found by  Nonou at 6 (one-two years later than I thought), served the Root at 9, and joined Orochimaru at 14.

The ultimate Kabuto Timeline is now complete!!! ~~~

CREDITS!

Raws by: Iiiii’m pretty sure by now that they’re from Narutoforums user RAI. If I’m wrong, I apologise in advance. Ok, forget it, it’s probably SaiST. Why do I even talk sometimes…

Work by: Masashi Kishimoto-sensei and his peers. (I hope my translation won’t bother anyone. After all it’s only to celebrate Kabuto-sama, so it must fall under the fair use).

Cleaning, translation and typesetting by: me~.

Some rough sketches of Sasuke wearing one of the (probably) many concepts Kishimoto came up with for his outfit (with an added Uchiha crest which I assumed he’d have on his back). I wonder how he would’ve looked like fighting with that bag… and also wonder how Kishimoto went from covering Sasuke all the way to the chin to completely exposing his chest…

Darkness Keeps Us Apart
    a sasusaku fanmix

"The one who filled his lonely existence with the emotion called love was Sakura. But, as expected, Sasuke cannot respond to those feelings. Sasuke was only able to leave a single word of thanks as word of parting." 
—Naruto Databook 2
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