Naruto, chapter 624. Who killed Izuna?

This chapter has finished the arc about Hashirama and Madara as children. We learned that Madara went against Hashirama because Hashirama was from the Senju clan, as silly as it sounds. I am a little disappointed with that conclusion. Madara seemed so intelligent, and in a blink of an eye he had reduced himself into all-for-vengeance type. I don’t like it at all.

Naruto Chapter 624 Madara

And that is it?..


Right after saying that he lost his belief into the idea of a shinobi village, Madara said to his father that the fight will be perilous, because Hashirama is stronger than him. I thought that was a trick to stop the fight. But after that Madara really did go and fight Hashirama. I don’t know why he changed to fast and radically.

After this point Madara started to develop into a villain. Another turning point seemed the death of Izuna. Madara blamed Hashirama for that death. Now, I wonder why.

Naruto Chapter 624 Hiraishin Giri, Hiraishingiri, Flying Thunder God Slash

Hiraishin Giri, Flying Thunder God Slash


It seems quite obvious that it was Tobirama who killed Izuna with his technique “Hiraishin Giri”, or “Hiraishingiri” or “Flying Thunder God Slash”. But well, we might say that Madara viewed Tobirama and Hashirama as the same thing. That would explain why he did not seek revenge against Tobirama. He did not even acknowledge him as a person.

After the death of Izuna Madara acquire Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan. Wait, aren’t we going to discuss how he got the normal Mangekyo Sharingan in the first place? No? Ok.

Naruto Chapter 624 Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan

Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan

From this moment, if I remember correctly, Madara started to lose his popularity among Uchiha. And here, a few pages ahead, he lies on the ground at the feet of Senju clansmen.

Naruto Chapter 624 Madara asks Hashirama to kill Tobirama

Madara asks Hashirama to kill Tobirama. I wonder if he really wanted that to happen.

We know that Hashirama will refuse. Still, that is an interesting moment.

Now, a couple of words about the translation. This week Manga panda did a poor job translating the chapter. If you read it online, I recommend the translation by Manga Stream. Just look at the same line, translated by both of them.

Naruto Chapter 624 Manga panda translation

Manga Panda translation.

Naruto Chapter 624 Manga Stream translation

Manga Stream translation

The second version make so much more sense. And I can bring more of such differently translated lines from the chapter, if I want to.

Now, the last couple of things. While we are talking only about Hashirama and Madara, we forget that Tobirama got a lot of character development in this arc. Though he is not very likable.

Naruto Chapter 624 Tobirama and Hashirama

It is good for Tobirama that he had his brother to control him, or he would have grown to be a bloody murderer.

For some reason I found that panel kind of funny:

Naruto Chapter 624 Tobirama vs Izuna

It looks as if Tobirama does not know how to use the sword ^_^

I have no idea what Kishimoto wants to show in the next chapter. It can’t be only the final Hashirama vs Madara fight. We will see. Till the next time (^_^)/

My other posts on Naruto: ALL MY NARUTO POSTS. My latest posts on Naruto: Naruto Shippuden, episode 304, “The Underworld Transfer Jutsu”Naruto, chapter 623. Madara’s father.

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16 thoughts on “Naruto, chapter 624. Who killed Izuna?

  1. Itachi told sasuke that through training with izuna the way he trained with hashirama, they both gained the mangekyo. Naruto manga 386

    • Thank you, you made me re-read the chapter. But I don’t think that it is possible to obtain the Mangekyo Sharingan through just training. Itachi was a big liar, so I would not take all his words at their face value.

  2. This chapter was unexpected. I knew that Hashirama and Madara will end up fighting with each other but I didn’t expect it to happen so soon. ‘Kill your brother or kill yourself’. Honestly what was Madara thinking? Hashirama would never kill his brother. So his only other option was to kill himself. If he did that, Tobirama would seek revenge and fight with Madara. Either way, the peace they both dreamed of will be lost.

  3. Both Madara an Izuna awaken the Mangekyou Sharingan during the countless battle they have attended. But if given the fact that sharingan “awaken” during emotional stress moment, I would say they both awaken it together after witnessing their father’s death by the Senju

  4. I don’t think madara’s decision to go against hashirama was just because he was a senju. I think he did it in order to get the sharingan, since sharingan is strengthened by sorrow and pain. He probably knew he was senju and decided to befriend him so he can later on become sorrowful

        • Well, Sasuke had no choice when he was assigned to the team 7, and afterwards he gradually developed his friendship with Naruto, almost against his own will. If he wanted to kill Naruto to get power, he would have done so in the End Valley, when he had a chance, I think.

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