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Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky

  • Moral Event Horizon: Rahyou mixed the Blue Powder with the Parachutes he gave to the hostages. Making it seems like he frees them, he wants them to land on the Blood Prison where they'll explode on landing.

Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness

Sakura Hiden: Thoughts of Love, Riding Upon a Spring Breeze

  • What an Idiot!: Kido wants to lure Sasuke out of his long journey so he can capture him. And the best way he comes up with to accomplish this is by kidnapping Sakura. The audience's reaction boils down to amused laughter, a search for snacks and bets on who's going to kill him first: Sakura or Sasuke.

Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding

  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: In The Last: Naruto the Movie, in Naruto's genjutsu dream that made him relive his memories, Sakura joked to Hinata that Naruto couldn't tell the difference between the love he has for ramen and romantic love. Teuchi's recollection confirms this theory: Naruto associates ramen with love because Teuchi was the first adult (other than the Third Hokage) to treat the toddler Naruto with anything resembling kindness by inviting him to his shop and offering him a bowl of ramen.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Some fans feel the story should have given time to other developments, such as how some of the random couples ended up together, and how the characters' lives have changed since the Fourth Shinobi World War ended.


Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage

  • Unexpected Character: Shikamaru is only briefly mentioned in the first chapter in reference to his upcoming wedding to Temari. But he actually becomes an integral character to the story, operating unseen in the background as events take place. He saves Temari during the attack on Gaara's wedding meeting, and then appears at the end to help with a solution to end the entire matter. His reasoning is he wanted to be of help to his future brother-in-law.


Akatsuki Hiden: Evil Flowers in Full Bloom

  • Evil Is Cool: Many fans of Naruto consider the Akatsuki to be badass as villains, so to have a novel focused on them is viewed as just plain awesome.

Konoha Shinden: Steam Ninja Scrolls

  • Complete Monster: The Jashinist Ryūki poses as a holy man seeking to help people connect to their loved ones. Behind a series of kidnappings while seducing young women to his sect, Ryūki brings them for a holy ritual, though he intends to poison and offer them as blood sacrifices in a large number to his god Jashin in order to achieve {{immortality}Immorality}}. Despising the peaceful era he exists in, Ryūki gleefully intends to throw the world back to chaos and slaughter, viewing the depraved Jashinist murderer Hidan as the only being worth emulating.

Shikamaru Shinden

  • Harsher in Hindsight: From the way Shikamaru uses Naruto as a deterrent during a Summit, many fans pointed out that his tactics resemble Nagato's original plan to use the Ten Tails as a Sword of Damocles to make the nations behave. The only difference is that everyone knows Naruto is too kindhearted to bring harm to his current allies, while Pain wasn't.


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