I don't know if this is true or not. I was talking to one of my friends and they said that Asuma gets killed by some guy named Hidan? Can some one help clear this up?
Oh for petes sake, think of better titles for spoiler talk threads, you have to remember, the thread title shows up in the New post searches...
Asuma was hit at a few different vital points by that ritual based jutsu hidan used inflicting (voodo-like) pain unto Asuma. It sucked when he died.
What's even more retarded is that Shikamaru defeated Hidan after that. Beating an Akatsuki on his own... Bad guys who can easily defeat legendary monsters...
Damn the totally messed up power levels in Naruto, one of the main reasons I stopped reading it.
However, I think once you get passed the stage of incredulity, and accept that it's fictional so nothing has to be logical, you start to appreciate it more, and you gradually overlook the, how should I put it? The incredible parts of the manga.
So how about giving it another go? It's getting better. A lot better. =]
Don't worry, I still read some chapters from time to time and I'll probably watch the anime episodes with Hidan and Kakuzu ownage. The deserve all the ass kicking scenes they can get for having to go in such shitty ways.