Translation courtesy of: Sayuri No Moe
485: Close...and far away...
表紙 ナルト サスケが向かい合ってる
Cover: Naruto and Sasuke are facing each other
Uzumaki Naruto. Uchiha Sasuke. The drop-out and the elite. Valiance and hatred. A struggle with zero distance between them.
They finally exchange looks...
Naruto glares at Sasuke
Sasuke glares at Naruto
Taking the opportunity, Kakashi punches Sasuke
Sasuke's sent flying and perfectly lands on his feet
Kakashi: "You have better timing than me...Naruto. I didn't think that even you would be coming..but forget about that, you were a life-saver."
Sakura: "T-Thank you...Naruto"
Naruto: "Sasuke...Sakura's a member of Team 7, just as you are"
Sasuke's eyes are a pale shade: "Former-Team 7...I was"
Kakashi: "You understand how it is now, Naruto. Sasuke's no longer who he was in the past"
ウソか本当かは よくわからねェ… けどどっちにしてもお前のやってる事は…』
Naruto: "I heard the truth of Itachi from that guy Tobi! I don't really know whether it's lies or truth...but whatever it is, all that you're doing right now..."
Sakura: "!" (The truth of Itachi...?!)
Naruto: "I get it"
サスケ『ナルト… 前に言ったハズだ…親も兄弟もいねえ てめーにオレの何が分かるってな…』
Sasuke: "Naruto...I told you this before...how could someone like you, without parents, without a brother, how in the hell could you get me?"
Sasuke scowls at Naruto
Sasuke: "Others should be silent!"
サクラ『！ ナルトはどんな想いでサスケくんを…！ どんな悪い事を耳にしてもずっと仲間だと 思ってた！
Sakura: ! "As if those are the thoughts Naruto regarded you with, Sasuke-kun! Whatever ill that was spoken of you, Naruto had always thought of you as a companion! Not only then but even now..."
Sasuke: "It was just right now....Just right now that I finally took vengeance on Itachi's behalf. I killed just one of Konoha's superiors, right at this spot...a guy called Danzou"
Kakashi: (...What?...That Danzou has been...?!)
Sasuke: "It's a feeling I've never had. The feeling of the tainted Uchiha being purified-
The feeling of breaking the Uchiha away from the rotted-off world of shinobi-
ある意味 お前たち木の葉が ずっと望んできた事だ 昔からうちはを否定し続けた
In a sense, it's what you all of Konoha have always desired, what you've continued to deny the Uchiha since the start-
Just as you all desire, I'll erase the Uchiha from your memories-
お前達を 木の葉の全てを 殺すことでな！ つながりを全て断ち切る事こそが
By killing all of you, all of Konoha! Severing all those bonds will be that which brings the true revival of the Uchiha!"
Sasuke's explanation is ringing out
Kakashi: (...All that hatred piling up over history has formed Sasuke into who he is right now... it may not be clear to Naruto and Sakura that Sasuke's a victim of that era, but they feel it right through their very skin. That's the reason why...)
Naruto does Kage bunshin
カカシ『これはオレの役目だ ナルト… サクラ…お前達はここから消えろ』
Kakashi: "This is my duty, Naruto...Sakura. Disappear from this place"
Kakashi: "If you're here, you'll see something you don't want to....Go now!"
Kakashi starts walking: "Sasuke won't die from the embedded poison you learned from Shizune that you put into your kunai...Orochimaru implanted him with the antibiotic resistance. Besides, [you] should already know how [i] feel"
Sasuke prepares Chidori and starts walking
カリン（サスケ… ウチが回復させたとはいえ… これ以上は… イヤ…もういいんだ… サスケ の事は…）
Karin: (Sasuke...I may have healed you...but this is it...no...I'm through...through with Sasuke...)
ナルト『カカシ先生 それってば… サスケを殺すって事か…？』
Naruto: "Kakashi-sensei, so you mean to...kill Sasuke?"
The Kage Bunshin Naruto pins Kakashi's arms behind his back
The real Naruto starts running while making Rasengan
Sasuke also starts making Chidori on his left hand and starts running: "There's an opening now! I won't be going easy on you!"
Kakashi: "Wait, Naruto!"
They clash right in front of one another
Naruto: (Sasuke, maybe...maybe me and you were opposites...)
The conclusion isn't settled...
155 ：ohana ◆IR7jauNn4E ：2010/03/03(水) 21:59:49 ID:qmrjp7GhP
その理由ってのが オレん中の九尾だ …オレも昔は里の皆を恨んでた
オレには誰とも つながりなんてないと思ってた お前やイルカ先生に会うまでは』
同じような奴がいるって安心した… すぐに話かけたかった… なんだか嬉しくてよ！
けどそりゃやめた… 何でもできるお前が うらやましくて… オレのライバルに決めた！
行きつくところ お前の選択は オレを殺して里を守った英雄になるか！
Naruto and Sasuke look at each other
Naruto places a hand on his belly "I know how you feel...in the past everyone in the village hated me...
And the reason for that is the Kyuubi inside of me. ...in the past I hated everyone in the village as well
and I sometimes thought about revenge too...
If I held on to that...probably I would have thought terrible things like you...
I thought about who was a friend to me... I thought I didn't need bonds. And I met you and Iruka-sensei"
Naruto: "I knew you were always alone
Being just like you brought peace to me...and soon after I talked to you...and I was so happy!
But after that I stopped. You could do anything...and I was jealous of you. I decided you were my rival!
You became my goal.
No matter what, I held onto that bond. Team 7 started going on missions together.
I wanted to become strong like you. But I was always behind you, chasing your back"
Naruto, with a big smile on his face
Naruto: "I was so happy to meet you"
Sasuke: "Naruto it's too late...you talked to me...but now it's too late to change me!!
I will completely wipe out you, the villagers and everyone else!!
At this point, your choice...killing me becoming the hero of the village!!
Or being killed by me, becoming a loser!!
Naruto looks at him squarely in the face, he decided
Naruto: "I won't be a loser against you! And I won't kill you and become an hero either! (my decision) is neither of them!!"
Chidori VS Rasengan
An unsteady sheet of spray (?!? )
Naruto (I ---)
Clash!! Naruto's third option is??
STATUS: Partial Confirmed
Written by: Ohana
48 名前：ohana ◆IR7jauNn4E ：2010/03/03(水) 17:47:03 ID:iSQgnbVz0
表紙 サスケ ナルト（向かい合ってる）
The front cover has Naruto and Sasuke facing eachother.
485 Close, Far
Naruto glares at Sasuke
Kakashi punches Sasuke
Naruto preaches to Sasuke
Naruto says he understands what Sasuke is doing
Sasuke is exhausted, tells he killed Danzou
Kakashi is surprised
Sakura complains to Sasuke
Naruto does kagebunshin, says "This is my duty" to Kakashi
Naruto restrains Kakashi
Chidori vs Rasengan
Ends without conclusion
Again, Rasengan vs Chidori
In the meantime, check out this very insightful Naruto Manga 484 fan reaction :
STATUS: Fan Reaction
Written by: Melo of NarutoFan
I echo the overwhelming sentiments against Sakura being 'reverted' to her pre-Shipuuden genin abilities. Imagine killing a missing-nin and a high-level criminal with only a kunai, and not even having the firm resolve to execute it, that is even if she is now to do it the second time? Ridiculous.
Sakura's superhuman strength, could have made her attack exponentially faster and deadlier. But we don't see any hint of this ability in the recent Sakura. Sad, indeed. But it is now very clear that she could not and would not kill Sasuke. She is broken within, so there is no superhuman strength that would come from within her. She is powerless now.
Sakura x Karin. Anyway, it is remarkable the 'tearful' connection that was made between Sakura and Karin. Though I don't know how Karin's statement that 'this Sasuke is not the Sasuke you know' would affect Team 7 in their decision to kill former teammate Sasuke. It is indeed expected now that Karin would turn against Sasuke, or more properly the Madara-influenced Sasuke for all that he has done and shown, esp. to her. And she will indeed be a precious resource for decoding Madara's plans and abilities; the same way they were able to decode Pain... and defeat him.
The source of Sasuke's unlimited chakra. Most important is that Karin seems to have an unlimited chakra reserve; she is the reason why Sasuke is still standing with not even a sign of going out of chakra, even after battling against five kages. Twice did Karin come to replenish fully Sasuke's chakra (and once before, after Sasuke almost died from Deidara's suicide blast). That is why Sasuke was even able to pull successive Susano'os.
Kill Bill Sasuke? But one obvious reason why Sasuke will survive this scenario, is that so far not one of the four other characters present has yet to make the firm resolve to kill Sasuke. Of course, they have to show that they actually can, esp. Kakashi, just to prove to Sasuke that he was flatly wrong. There indeed is a great difference between 'can' and 'will'. It is not that they couldn't kill him because they did not have the ability since Team 7 has actually killed before; or because Sasuke has an absolute defence for we know that the Susano'o isn't like that, more so now that he has eye failure. It is because they wouldn't kill him. Even if they can.
How about Naruto? Will Naruto kill Sasuke? I think he can and he will, eventually, as he would have ran out of choices. But as of this encounter, I still doubt it. Naruto was only able to do what his sensei did -- save and defend Sakura. And I don't see him reactivating his Sage Mode that sooner or that easily in this fight.
Kakashi put it upon himself to end Sasuke thereby absolving Sakura of the burden, as a sort of atonement for being a bad teacher, but so far, he has not even made any attacks. So Sasuke as of now remains basically unharmed, even in his sorry state of losing his eyesight. And I guess he will remain to be so. I guess Naruto, Kakashi, and Sakura can only have the resolve to kill Sasuke in the event of self-defense, or saving Konoha.
The maxim remains the same: Stop Sasuke at all costs but without necessarily killing him. Dialogue would be the first line of offense and defense. They would try to save Sasuke first.
But how can anybody save someone when that someone does not want to be saved?
Salvation can only come from within one's self.
Kakashi was right somehow to redirect Sasuke to a happy memory in his heart, but sadly, Sasuke missed the point of redemption (which makes me all the more suspect that Madara-black Zetsu did something really awful to his soul, blinding his proper judgment, the same way, they made the Third Mizukage do ruthless ninja practices in the Bloody Mist; and yeah, like how Shisui's sharingan was used to influence Mifune in favoring Danzo as the head of the alliance).
The image inside Sasuke's heart is that of laughing children -- and that was how Itachi wanted things to be. He wanted the next generation to be happy, even if he is not to share in or enjoy that happiness. That is, because he will have to be the one to sacrifice his own happiness, his own life, for them. And 'them' would include first and foremost, his own brother - Sasuke. Itachi saved not only Konoha, but also Sasuke.
Sadly, Sasuke is not seeing himself in that picture, which is Itachi's vision. So right now, Sasuke is entirely blaming Konoha for his brother's death. And to this, I would really love Kakashi giving him a no-holds barred rebuttal, "But you were the one who killed him remember?"
And then something to this effect, "You, Sasuke, are blind, both your eyes and your heart. If you don't see yourself, then neither would you see anything at all. And you wouldn't see Itachi for who he really is. It is due to your foolishness, to your blind thirst for revenge, that you lost your brother, and until recently, with what you were doing, that you will have lost your clan entirely. You are right, I cannot bring back Itachi nor your family; no one can. But if through Itachi, you have lost your family and your clan, then only through Itachi will you be able to revive them. You have to be one with Itachi, your brother, you have to know his secret: You, Sasuke, are his life. You are Itachi's hope, and the salvation of the Uchiha. So don't lose yourself, and don't throw Itachi away. He left you a gift and a task. And we... WE are here only to help you. Be sure of that."
So that's it, ladies and gentlemen: I am romance-less hopeful. And I do hope we'll see Itachi's gift to (and task for) Naruto soon. XD