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Greatest Academy Student Ever...Or...?

Discussion in 'Konoha Library Archives' started by Divinstrosity, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Divinstrosity

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    A lot of people say, in defense of Itachi's god-like status, that he was the greatest academy student... ever. Now, I'm an Itachi fan, but I watched the anime, and it didn't say that at all. The academy teacher said that they haven't had a genius like Itachi SINCE. That is more believable. Now, I don't know what it say's in the manga ... however, that is what the anime say's...

    Can anyone clear this up for me?
     
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  2. Sho

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    Yup, he is the greatest academy student ever. This was verified by njt in his translation thread.

    The anime is wrong.
     
  3. John Connor

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    why do people come into the manga section and talk about stuff they saw or heard in the anime?
     
  4. Divinstrosity

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    Because SOMETIMES they want to confirm if what was said in the anime, was said in the manga.
     
  5. Grrblt

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    Quite a lot of people, myself included, watched anime up to a point and then dived right into the new manga without reading the old chapters. It's easier to ask about a small detail than to read all the previous manga :)

    Though, for future reference, these kinds of questions is what the Quick Question Quick Answer Thread is for.
     
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    i cocur, never trust anime..ever.:)
     
  7. TenshiOni

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    If your copy of the anime was by Dattebayo than that might explain it.

    I believe AnimeOne's translation was accurate.
     
  8. Hagen

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    Orochimaru didn't go the academy, right?

    Then Itachi ftw
     
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    dude, itachi with kisame is afraid of jiraiya..he even said dat they'd both die wen dey fight jiraiya...its just dat itachi ws ahead of the kids his age dats why he's a genius...it doesnt necessarily mean dat genius is strong...he is strong, but not as strong as AL, yondaime, jiraiya etc...and its just an award he got in d academy...
     
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    Why would it have been Itachi? I always thought the best Academy student would have been Kakashi, seeing how he graduated earlier than Itachi.
     
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    ^^ The teacher in question may not have taught Kakashi.
     
  12. John Connor

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    also Kakashi graduated when the leaf was at war so I am sure they push the better students quicker through the ranks than they normally would like to
     
  13. dummy plug

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    also, kakashi ws pwned by itachi remember? itachi is hokage-level already...but alas, many nins are stronger dan itachi...
     
  14. Vox

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    Eh? :huh

    Thats true, but they wouldn't have graduated someone that didn't have the skills needed to survive in a war. Especially when one held the potential that Kakashi did. It would have been just a waste to rush his graduation only to have him die in combat before reaching his peak.

    Thats now, but the question is the best Academy Student. Itachi isn't an Academy student now.
     
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    ^^ hmm...so d question is d greatest student d academy ever produced? den dat wud b yondaime for me...lol
     
  16. Vox

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    If it is the best student the Academy has produced, then it would be Yondaime Hokage for me to. But, the way I see the question is; The best Academy Student. Like, who was the best student while they were in the Academy. And, assuming the logic of 'the better ones get through it faster' is correct, Kakashi would be it (To our knowledge).
     
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    i still like yondaime though...lol
     
  18. Suu

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    Itachi the best Academy Student ever, eh?

    Admittedly, I never picked that up before. Oh wells, I suppose it's believable enough, if njt said it was.
     
  19. Yamato (Inactive)

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    But Yondaime is teh gratest talent ever!!!!11!!eleven1!

    Where are those people now?

    That time when Kakasi was chunnin and jounin Kanoha was in it's worse state (by military power) in history. That was stated by Yondaime. That's why he graduated so fast, normaly he would take few years more.
     
  20. Sho

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    They said that Itachi was the greatest Academy student since it's founding. This includes among geniuses such as the Sannin (with Orochimaru), Kakashi, and Yondaime.

    The only people who would be exempt from that among the legendary shinobi from Konoha would be Sandaime, Danzou, the White Fang, presumably Uchiha Madara, Shodai, and Nidaime, since Nidaime was the one who founded the Academy, and obviously none of his contemporaries ever went to it.
     
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    Itachi is still shit to me...
     
  22. Chi

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    Why is there even a debate?
    I mean it's stated in the manga and that's a 100% fact.
     
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    QFT. Itachi was the best.
     
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    Norman ftw.

    No other shinobi stayed in the Academy for 40 years.
     
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    Kakashi graduated the academy at an earlier age than Itachi, also if I'm not mistaken he was also the youngest chuunin. I think this matter should be taken into consideration. Itachi was not the greatest academy student ever. Maybe since Kakashi? Dunno, and I don't care to re-read the chapter.
     
  26. Divinstrosity

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    Does anyone have that chapter??
     
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    Problem with this is that Kakashi graduated during war-time and while the academy might not have allowed a student to graduate before they were ready, they would have been giving those pupils much harsher training,

    i.e:

    Peace time: Academy hours 9:00-3:00, fairly relaxed classes and less pressure to do well.

    War Time: Academy Hours 9:00-7:00, Very demanding and advanced classes and pressure to perform well.
     
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    Did the Sannin even go? They "Graduated" at age 6 and Sasuke didn't go until he was 8.

    And what about Sarutobi? He's registered Konoha ninja 200 about whereas Naruto is 13, 000 something.
     
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    gaara as an akademy student could own any other academy student!

    even though itachi and kakashi are geniuses they couldnt even hurt gaara.

    if they werent as fast as rock lee was when they were 6 years old^^
     
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    I smell n00b.
     
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