Naruto 399 – Itachi’s Hell
Posted May 16, 2008on:
The chapter begins with Tobi saying that his brother willingly gave up his pair of eyes to him so that he could protect the Uchiha clan.
Tobi told Sasuke that it was for the sake of protecting his clan and not for fame. Shortly after, the Senju clan proposed a truce whereby they should stop being enemies. Both clans agreed but Tobi opposed it, as he couldn’t forget the hatred which the Uchiha clan had for Senju clan. Also, he didn’t want his brother’s sacrifice to go to waste. However, he couldn’t oppose it as the rest of the clan were for it.
Soon after, the Land of Fire wanted the help of ninja clans to protect its territory. Each country would have one village, and Konoha belongs to the Land of Fire. There was a dispute over who should become the First Hokage, and Hashirama was voted by all to be the Hokage. Tobi felt that the Uchiha clan was slowly losing its supremacy and he opposed Hashirama, but no one in his clan followed him.
They said he was greedy and just wanted power. Betrayed by them, Tobi thus left the village. Bent on revenge, he came back one day and challenged Hashirama. However, he was defeated at “The Valley of the End”. He died there, or so everyone thought.
In order to ensure a traitor like Tobi wouldn’t exist again, Hashirama’s younger brother, the Second Hokage, let the Uchiha clan form the Konoha Military Police as a sign of trust. However, the real intention of this action was to keep them under surveillance and to distance them from the governing of the village. Some Uchiha members knew about it and began to rebel against it, but they were too late as the Senju clan has already gained its supremacy in Konoha, and the Uchiha clan was just dogs of Senju clan.
A natural disaster then occurred whereby the Kyuubi attacked Konoha 16 years ago. The Uchiha’s powers are the only thing which could control the Kyuubi, and the Uchiha suspected that it was an act of the Uchiha clan. However, it was actually a natural disaster, not caused by them. They got suspicious and forced them to live in a corner of the village, away from the rest of the population. The Third Hokage voiced his disapproval over this but his advisors and Danzou refused to listen to him.
Finally, it became a reality and the Uchiha clan plotted a rebellion to take over the village. The Konoha leaders then planted a spy in the Uchiha clan, and the spy was Uchiha Itachi. Tobi added that that’s where Itachi’s hell began.
The First Hokage, Harashima
The Uchiha rebels
Another fantastic flashback chapter. So both Naruto and Bleach are currently doing flashbacks. I wonder if their authors have ran out of ideas for amazing fights and are now trying to get more time… Either way, we still get our weekly dosage of Naruto, and this time, we get a closer look into the origins of Itachi’s hell.
I’m not sure why, but this chapter kind of makes me hate the Senju clan, and my opinion of them now is that they’re just a big bunch of strong bullies. Just because of the suspicions, the Senju clan forced them to be separated from the rest of the village. Such an action would inevitably lead to a rebellion in the long run. In other words, it was the Senju clan who induced the Uchiha’s rebellion.
One interesting to note is that, Tobi, or Madara, wasn’t dead from that battle. How he managed to survive the fight, or even rose up from the dead, is definitely a mystery. I sure hope this would be explained in the next chapter.
Damn, he should take off his mask soon! I wanna see his current face!