Naruto Chapter 364: The Three Uchihas

It’s been a long while since I last wrote something about the awesome Naruto Manga series. The latest release, Chapter 364 entitled “The Target” answers a lot of the questions involving Akatsuki and the Uchiha clan.

The famed leader of the Akatsuki was once mistaken to be either the reincarnation of the Fourth Hokage who possessed the Sharingan. This however were proven wrong by the makers of Naruto and was admitted to be the result of a mishap in the clean-up of the manga scans last year.

Still, theories and assumptions about the identity of the Akatskui leader remained a hotly debated issue. As I’ve said nearly all questions were answered in Chapter 364. The leader of the Akatsuki is not the Fourth Hokage, however he does indeed possess the legendary Sharigan. What’s even more shocking and legendary is the the leader is none other than Madara Uchiha.

Who is Madara Uchiha? Well, no one really knows but looking back into the previous chapters especially the opening sequence of Naruto Shippuuden Anime series, the Kyuubi or the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox seems to know a lot about Uchiha Madara and the rest of the Uchiha clan.

Remember what the Kyuubi said to Sasuke when they met each other inside Naruto during a preview sequence in the very first episode of the Shippuuden series?

Kyuubi: I see, an Uchiha is it? Your growth is impressive. You can even see me inside Naruto. Such would be the power of your Sharingan, that cursed clan’s power.

Sasuke: Seems this isn’t the first time you’ve seen the Sharingan. If so, then you are [the] Kyuubi.

Kyuubi: Eyes with such power and chakra more sinister than my own… Just as Uchiha Madara was.

[Sasuke grabs the Kyuubi and dispereses it.]

Sasuke: And you expect me to know that person?

Uchiha Sasuke and KyuubiSasuke and Naruto

You heard it from the Kyuubi itself. The Uchiha clan and their Sharingan could become more powerful than even the great demon spirits. Perhaps this is the reason why as Chapter 364 reveals, an Uchiha, Uchiha Madara is the leader of the Akatsuki. He’s among the very few in the Naruto world who can control or influence the great demon spirits, the Kyuubi amongst them.

In this chapter, it’s also been revealed that there are more than 9 Akatsuki as originally impressed by the early chapters of the manga series. Now that Deidara and Tobi (?) are dead two new Akatsuki members make full appearances. A rose-wearing girl and Pain who looks a lot like the Fourth Hokage if you ask me.

This is the reason why that assumption came up in the first place. In the shadows, Pain and the Fourth Hokage resembled each other in silhouette. The appearance of Pain’s iris also fooled us into thinking that he too has the Sharingan. Now, things are more clear.

Uchiha Madara

On the other hand, a certain part of the assumptions about the Akatsuki leader is true. That he indeed has the Sharingan, so therefore he is an Uchiha, not just any ordinary Uchiha, but the Uchiha Madara. Though I’m a bit confused because Uchiha Madara wears the same one-eyed swirled face mask as Tobi wears. We didn’t really see Tobi in action and it was shown he was killed along with Deidara in the latter’s final explosion jutsu. Hmm….possibilities are still open.

Sharingan

Now there are three Uchihas in the Naruto world; Uchiha Sasuke, his older brother Uchiha Itachi and their long not-so-lost relative; Uchiha Madara.

The manga series continues to be more and more exciting with each chapter. In the following chapters we will see more action, this time from Naruto’s side as they are now the targets of Pain and his female Akatsuki partner. I just can’t wait! Lastly, you can give this chapter a download via this link.

18 Comments

  1. Isn't it obvious that Tobi = Uchiha Madara, and the 2 "new" members that you mentioned are the last 2 Akatsuki members who haven't show their real appearances yet. Their shadows matches!

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  2. dude, interesting naruto. how different is this from the cartoon? or should i say, when is it going to reach the cartoon?

    btw, i got tagged recently. hope you don't mind, i am tagging you. it's about writing 8 facts/habits that your readers don't know about you and finding 8 other blogs to do the same.

    it should be fun. hope you can join in.

    cheers.

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  3. @ Cheong: Good points there. Told ya I was a bit confused. πŸ˜†

    @ cocoy: It's almost the same as the cartoon or anime counterpart. But the manga line is progressing way faster than the anime. But it creates more excitement for me because the awesome action scenes and characters in the manga would even become more cooler when they are animated.

    Thanks for the tag, I'll be sure to do it before the week completely ends.

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  4. u forgot the other uchiha… the team mate of kakashi.. uchiha obito… tobi = obito… can u see the resemblance? and obito also has one eye left coz he gave it to kakashi.. and its the left eye… hmmm… i think its uchiha obito not uchiha madara :mrgreen:

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  5. tobi is a totally different person than pein. tobi is madara and pein is a student of jiraiya along with konan who is the girl

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  6. really? uchiha madara is the leader of akatsuki? isn't he the one who established the village of konoha along with shodaime(first hokage)? what's more is that his and shodaime's monument can be found in the place where naruto and sasuke fights. how can he be alive after so many years? maybe… he mastered the immortality technique???:)

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  7. Tobi is not Madara! He is the uchiha helping Itachi (the greatest ninga in the show) He says as quoted he says 3 sentences. 1 The sharingan's true power…. 2 My power… 3 Uchiha Madara's power….

    Why would he mention himself in the third person. Madra was good not evil.

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  8. Pein is the leader but takes orders from tobi (madara) sasuke kills itachi and tobi says to zetsu your late then zetsu apolopize then tobi say take itachi cospse then zetus say ok sasuke wake up in a cave in tobi say i should intudion myself in removed his left side of his mask and sasuke active his right side sharigan i dont now why he did not active his left i think madara did something to it tobi plans are to active his sharigan to the 2 lv of sharigan mayosharigan w/e and tobi need sasuke and itachi alive to do it i think zetsu going reveal itachi plz comment.

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  9. πŸ‘Ώ argh! it can't b true! 😯 i say! madara isn't the akatsuki leader! seriously, the face doesn't match with madara's face!

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  10. Dude Madara is evil and crazy because when he killed his brother too take his mangekyo to become immortal and see again his brothers attitude came with it so Madara's alter ego Tobi is his brother's spirit talking through him duh

    Oh Madara is the leader of the akatsuki but he leads from the shadows :mrgreen: if you want to learn more e-mail me at Typhoon_2013@yahoo.com

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  11. 😑 u people are so stupid i no every thing about naruto and this whole page is true :mrgreen: he is the laeder and the coolest

    πŸ’‘ besides he is stronger than pein 😯 and he batteled the 1st hokage

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