On the Warring States Era, child soldiers and why the Hashirama's flashback was sentimental bullshit
Minibang day 03: war/peace
So i would like to talk to you about why the whole Hashirama’s flashback was the utter garbage. I know that this particular flashback is sort of a pinnacle of Kishi’s writing and it could have been - dear lord - so much worse than it is and the hashimada fandom decided to roll with the story it creates, but I’m rather disappointed with it and the overall theme it created for the Hashirama & Madara relationship. Yes, it had a couple of nice scenes and the dynamics between kid!Madara & kid!Hashirama were really good as for a Kishi’s standards. But as a piece of the world-building - I mean as a part of a answer for the question “what was the genesis and the purpose of Konoha (and the village system per se)” - it makes no fucking sense. Hear me out.
It’s my first written meta on tumblr. Actually it’s my first that long text written in english, so pls excuse my mistakes. I’ll do what I can to make myself as clear as possible.