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Unintentional hilarity

Discussion in 'New Leaf' started by Kuromaku, Dec 18, 2012.

Did you laugh when the bird went down?

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  2. No

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  3. None of your beeswax

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  1. Kuromaku Shiftless Loser

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    Okay, so Neji goes down, right? All well and dramatic (or at least it's trying to be). But then Kishimoto goes and ruins the moment with the panel of the bird getting impaled.

    I realize that Neji had always been associated with birds, symbolically speaking, whether in regards to the caged bird motif or his bit during the last arc of Part I.

    Unfortunately, when the bird symbolism reappeared, it just came off like some sort of awkwardly executed sight gag.
     
  2. PikaCheeka wants to believe

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    :rotfl

    I laughed when I saw that, too. I was like "Oh shit, he's doing that AGAIN? He just did it with Itachi six months ago."
     
  3. Annabella Active Member

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    It was a serious scene but that bird distracted me:lmao
     
  4. VileNotice Member

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    Dammit, I didn't notice that it got impaled on the first reading! I thought it had just flown away, symbolizing that he had done his life's work and could be free or something. God, that bird being impaled is ridiculous. Oh well, maybe it's fitting; after all, he did end up protecting the main branch.
     
  5. MrCinos Student of Despair

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    I laughed more at "Neji's such a badass... he's really a genius!" in the beginning of chapter.
     
  6. Mariko Garchu!

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    :lmao

    Does it means Taka's the next to be wooded to death?
     
  7. Urouge Mad Monk

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    I didn't even laugh until you pointed it out OP :lmao. Neji death was really well done.
     
  8. Maleficent ∞tp

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    The caged bird finally found freedom...

    Only to go SPLAT.

    I was pretty amused.
     
  9. Gabe Murim Grand Master

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    it was suppose to be symbolism of neji being a free bird from way back in part one refrence from genma
     
  10. shadowmaria Shadow the Hedgehog

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    I think I may just have to rep you for pointing out that Neji got owned by wood :lmao
     
  11. RaptorRage Shugohakke Rokujūyon Shō

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    It's actually the "Aho Aho!" crow from Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals. Kishi doesn't like that bird. :edu
     
  12. DarkTorrent Well-Known Member

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    Well... tbh, I think there are two birds, one is flying away, while the other is the one that got impaled by the 'spears' (probably, as the context implied, it died protecting the flying away one).
     
  13. Dragon Tattoo Member

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    That's clearly not what happened.
     
  14. Shinryu U wot m8

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    OMG incredible symbolism there
     
  15. DarkTorrent Well-Known Member

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    :maybe

    Ofcourse. The bird was just a random casualty of war. Probably got impaled because Neji's Kaiten was deflecting the spears to random directions.

    :distracted
     
  16. cognitivedissonance Active Member

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    WTF would a bird be doing in a war zone?
     
  17. Plague Punches People in the Face

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    i thought it was random, so I lol'd
     
  18. Mariko Garchu!

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    Manga Panda does have humor:

     
  19. Ernie Banned

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    People who lol'ed are or lying or bastardis. :)

    I felt sad when even the bird was shot down.

    This will be amazing in the anime if they handle this well.
     
  20. Albrecht Member

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    I didn't notice the bird.
     
  21. Golden Circle wew lad

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    None of your beeswax. :hmpf

    It was the one panel I skipped. Sometimes I skip words entirely in my typing though, so no biggie.
     
  22. Bobby Emerald A voice of reason.

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    This exactly! It really did seem like a gag :lmao
     
  23. Last Rose of Summer Active Member

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    It wouldn't be so bad IMO, if not for the "!!" of the bird. The bird's surprise contrasts with Neji's concious sacrifice.
     
  24. Closet Pervert Legendary Pervert

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    It was a bit weird moment.
     
  25. Bitch please?

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    The bird was indeed hilarious.

    I don't know what it was supposed to symbolize. Shouldn't the bird be flying away to symbolize Neji's freedom? Instead, its like "I'm free, I'm free!" *splat* Madara: Guess you aren't motherfucker. :lmao
     
  26. Raiden I'm with <b><font color="#ff6600">COCO</font></b>

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    So much symbolism.

    Honestly I didn't even realize the relationship to the bird.
     
  27. Takamura Bear Invincible Under the Sun

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    You're expecting too much from the animation team and their low budget.
     
  29. Killer Zylos Wolf Zetsu > All

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    I don't laugh at Animal being killed, that's just fucking disgusting to do...I just laugh at human death, that's always funny, AHAHAHAH DIE STUPID HUMANS DIE
     
  30. CyberianGinseng Ronin Alchemist

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    Obiito killing the bird was perfect. That final scene was point/ counterpoint. Neji was symbolized in the bird as finally being free. Obito's counterpoint to that was "no, Neji is just dead. Now do you see what I'm talking about? All your ideas are bullshit." That was exactly what Kishi wanted to convey. The villain mocking the heroes best efforts as pure futility.
     

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