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OKAAAAAAAYYYYYY.......I think the marketing department for the Naruto franchise must have developed jonin skills in pouring oil into shipping wars XDDD Like....can they make anything more ambiguous and tense than it already is with the last movie?

Naruto was Hinata's first love, Sakura was Naruto's first love, Sasuke was Sakura's first love..... :'D okay.

But I think that when we talk about "love" in its most pure, selfless form...I'd say that Naruto's love for Sakura wins over all the other ones... I always considered Sakura and Hinata to have developed "crushes", but what I'd call "love" is what Naruto has always felt toward Sakura. Why? She is his priority, no matter the circumstances and no matter her reactions toward him. He never wavered in his decision to confess to her just as he never wavered in saving Sasuke from the darkness and bring him back as his friend. They support each-other more or less since the beginning and whatever they do, they think about the other first. Sakura was ready to die for Naruto's sake more than three times in the show. Whenever she felt worthless and down, he was there to cheer her up. When he was lost in the genjutsu of Itachi, she had freed him, when he was down about breaking his promise the first time, she gave him confidence again and showed, that she's there to support him. When they first met Sasuke after 3 years and Naruto broke down completely, she was the one to say that he'd better stop crying or else they won't be able to do a damn thing. She saved his life with the CPR thing. And so on and so on...I'd say that what these two share is something very special and might be forming love.

In Hinata's case....I'd say that if she wasn't bullied by her clanmates and father, she would have developed feelings for someone else, probably.... (EDIT - not mocking anyone, anything, feel free to disagree, I'll respect that too). I think she fell in love with his nature that she lacked. In Sakura's case - Sasuke was the cool hot guy from the class and again... he was a kind of trophy in her rival battle with Ino. I do feel that her feelings have become more deep and genuine till the chuunin exam....but after that, all she received from "loving"Sasuke was pain, hardship, hurt, depression, her life threatened and she was even willing to go down in the process so Naruto would be finally freed from his "promise". I see her more as a mother character toward Sasuke than anything else - she wants him safe and sound, freed from bad things and harm, back in their team.

Well, what do you think?

At least now we have confirmed that the movie will make one pairing canon, afterall. So someone's minds will get rest... while the others...oh boy.... I'm already scared what'll happen after the movie.

But this was a fun ride, all those years..... I feel like I learned a lot thanks to this show and that it helped my in my life more than I'd admit. I'll feel a bit lonely when it ends and I really do hope that the show WILL END. I really don't want it to be artificially dragged on into silly dimensions and alternate universes only for the sake of making a bit more money with the merch. That would be a disgrace and letting the show die slowly and painfully is a horrible idea. Better off ending it with the movie. Or at least that's my opinion. Although I'll miss it dearly.
  • Mood: Overwhelmed
Hi guys!!

I know it's been OVER A CENTURY since the last update, but I can assure you that I still work on TERRACE and it WILL CONTINUE! ♥
If anyone cares for spoilers, read the end of the journal under the stars border.

I've been ridiculously busy with many unpleasant unexpected things, still working on the graduand movie, still not completed, although I managed to animate almost everything except 2 cuts and the title sequence.
I still don't have 80 percent of backgrounds done.
I'm doing postproduction now, still crying about my uselessness and lack of skill but I managed to keep a straight face in front of the teachers at least. I'm going through a LOT unpleasant things now, at school, in personal, health-wise, at home....I don't know whether this is some conspiracy against me :'D ? *looks at the skies*

Also......the recent events in the manga are OVERWHELMING!!! OAO; It seems NAruto is at its total peak and people claim that it ends THIS YEAR. It's hard to beleive, after 15 years.....I better finish Terrace before the manga ends!!! >_____<; looks like I don't have much time left. Also, hyped about the movie (unofficial release date is October 17th) - Naruto's design looks RAD!!!! >//////////<;…

It seems the turmoil among SS NS fans is huge but I was pleasantly surprised by some really kind and mature folks who actually supported people in their NOTP tags on tumblr. This is how it should be, this is how people could enjoy their manga in peace. Although I do CRAVE for a NS moment or a color spread or whatever Kishimoto-sensei is willing to this point I should be at peace with whatever the outcome of the manga will/shall be. NaruSaku has been a pleasant ride (more than so), I have my reasons for supporting the ships I support, just as other people have their reasons to support other ships, no matter the canon events. We all should just enjoy the finale because there's more to it than shipping.
I guess.
I suppose.



TERRACE SPOILERS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

So...if anyone is still following Kenji Taira's spinoff......... I was BLOWN AWAY.
His chapter about the Hyuugas was......way....too what I had planned for Neji and Hinata.
This said.....I still am going to continue Terrace, even though it feels really really REALLY AWKWARD NOW.......... REALLY. A LOT.
Maybe our minds are linked who knows.
But it also made me kinda happy because now Hizashi doesn't seem OOC at all :'D Given that such moment as he had in the spinoff is approoved by Taira and Kishimoto.
I was a bit surprised at how Hanabi is agressive toward her sister :) Terrace's Hanabi is way more ...... cuddly.
  • Mood: Tired
N21-sa , thanks for the info about no episode this week.......Still......not matter which week it will air, it will still happen the next time of Shippuuden T____T; Neji is done for oh noes, the preview made me all wobbly and sad already haha.
Strangely, I am really curious how they'll direct the episode and the animation. I'm an animation masochist.
  • Mood: Anguish
So hi there fellas! I hope you've all been well!

Thanks for all the prayers, good wishes and any kind of mental/physical support - it means a lot and I really started to feel like I'm not completely alone in this.

I've been working, animating, writing, inking and I spent quite the amount of time sulking and thinking about the future and things I did wrong. There was a kind of switch inside of me that turned from ON to OFF and suddenly I was completely calm even knowing that I won't be able to pull the whole movie off till deadline.
 The school prolonged the deadline from end of January to end of March, but being totally worn off/disguisted by various things/including my self/tired/unmotivated... I didn't have any strength left to finish the movie.

I went to discuss things with the education department and the sub-dean only to find out that the dean never planned to let anyone graduate in August. (so I was doomed from the very start, haha)...I can't really blame him, since many students tend to make everything till the last possible moment, which sometimes escalates into big problems. He needed to draw the line and I guess I just got caught up into this. (although .... I am basically very lucky because I really needed some kick to get things done and sort out my problems).
This really forced me to think about many many things and even though it ended up like this, I don't regret a thing. I was doing what I could at the time and if it wasn't enough, then I need to move on.

So now I'll be studying for one more year and I have approx 10 months to finish the whole movie. I already have half of it done, technically, and I only need to animate 43 more scenes to have the whole thing animated. The backgrounds are a real pain and I'll probably have to change my way of work to get those done too. The biggest problem is the outlines and coloring which takes immense amounts of time for me. But I have a few good friends to help me out, even if it's just a little bit :) (Smile)

Now that I have more time I can be calmer and the coloring doesn't rush anymore. But I'll have to keep watch over my procrastinating and really make the most of this second chance.

The only unpleasant thing is that I will have to pay a fat sum of money to the school and the feeling of being "stuck" in one place/point in life will remain for a little longer. But I am really really happy. The heavy stress and the feeling of a heavy load dissappeared now and my family also calmed down a bit. They went through the same stress with me - seeing me suffer everyday for things I somehow couldn't really sort out was a heavy burden for them. It made me the more sad.

When the whole situation calms down a bit more, I'll probably slowly start uploading some things and get back to the comic Heart Don't expect too much but I am really looking forward to refresh Terrace.

So that's all for the news, hope you had a better start into this spring because seriously, these past 10 months have been brutal for me.

Take good care!


OMG GAI DON'T YOU DARE KICK THE BUCKET NO!!!!(ngh, Lee's team is falling completely apart T__T; Kishimoto, you cruel monster you. I really should finish the LeeTen thing to brighten this mood up).
  • Mood: Relief
GOODNESS 663!!!!!


Brushing aside my total astonishement because I SERIOUSLY WAS EXPECTING EVERYTHING BUT NOT THIS AND....OH MY!!!!
.....let's appreciate Sakura's perf Neo-Matrix-like medical skills and her determination to save the man. I just love her facial expressions, it's pure badassry.
Them haters can go home because......what more is Sakura supposed to do to prove her self. She has proven to be strong, determined, caring, loving and being ironwilled throughout the story....wasn't still enough for so many people. Now she's saving the MAN, she's not thinking twice, she's still remembering his dream and this is proof that she cares deeply for him.
This wasn;t romance, this was Sakura's bloom.

EDIT>>>> NOT TO FORGET!!!! KARIN AND WHOLE TAKA KICK ASSSS WHOOOO!!! :boogie: Karin is on par with Kushina basically! This is no comic-relief, Karin cares for him really much :( <3

And I'm not sure if you know the news, but Kishimoto's father passed away Jan 18th :( So he must have a really hard time on him. The manga at its finale and he has to keep it all together.

On a funnier note - it's the second time mouths touch in the manga, first time it's two boys kissin', now it's CPR :'D Awwww Kishimoto!
  • Mood: Euphoric
May your hlidays be really awesome, filled with good things and people you love Heart Christmas Tree Snowflake Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

(there's no snow here, I am kind of sad D:> but there's a lot of it looks at least a bit winterish.)
  • Mood: Tender
...Guys, guys.....

I'am TREMENDOUSLY SORRY for not updating Terrace for so long...but I am currently being surrounded by schedules, work on graduand movie and tons of anxieties about everything possible.
I've written a journal on my other account as well a while ago, so I thought it would be nice to let you guys over here know as well.

Terrace will be updated as soon as it is possible (though the LeexTen part), when I find some reserve mental strength to make it possible. I am actually really looking forward to it - so the reason of not updating isn't that I've given up on it/am tired of's just that I REALLY CAN'T.
Since I also can't guarantee any real and stable'll just say that I expect to kick my buttock to make the update possible sometimes around November/December.

For the people who really wanted to get their dashboards spammed by craptons of horrible anime and gaming tumblr link:

Take good care guys and please, keep supporting me :heart:

All the best to you!
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Watching: Kill la Kill
Soooo, there's a new coverart for the 66th volume.

Sakura's hairstyle has changed and her forehead is now covered.

Aside from the fact she looks ultra adorable, what do you think this may hint at? Does it carry any significance?

Since the start of the story, Sakura wanted her forehead to be kissed by Saskay, maybeeee...just...MAYBEEE......this means she's....

finally over him? OAO <3
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Watching: Attack on Titan
I wanted to thank for all the lovely comments on TERRACE and for all the support! :heart:

Unfortunately, summer break isn't a summer break for me at all, since I'm on university :(
Next year I'll have to finish a graduand animated film of 10 minutes length....It's quite much for one person to deal with... and even though a year may sound like a ton of time, I can assure you that this is really not the case in animation.

I am trying to work on the movie bit by bit every day and I kind of lack energy when I come home.

There's also another long-running fan-comic I'm doing over at :iconraintalker: and several other things that I can deal with only please, bear with me a bit more, all you people who are so eager to read Terrace... I'll be sure to upload the whole comic with my own pace, because I can't promise any regular update.

I tried to make this a regular one, with one update per week...but I guess I lack organization skills and energy on that for now :( Shame on me but I can't promise anything more than this.

Thank you for the patience, all new watchers welcome and I wish you a really great summer guys!

Take care!
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Watching: Attack on Titan

That smile Sakura gave Sai....that hit hard :(

There's one thing Kishimoto is a true master of - it's drawing these emotional expressions. You can read them so nicely, you can feel the emotion of those. He can draw various smiles and each will have a different meaning behind it. It's really something special.


.... I can almost hear the moans of sasusaku fans :( ouch.... (and the sasukarin fans rejoyced because yes, Karin is so hardcore she can handle even sasuke's bitterness and turn it into something special)

 But you know - I admired Sakura for being intelligent and strong. She's not the type of character who would go forever into fangirl mode because of a man who had hurt her more  and more and over and over again...just because she liked him in the past.

 I hope Kishimoto shows the female readers that they need to distance them selves from these kind of hurtful relationships with men who don't deserve their love. Sakura is the main heroine of the manga - she is basically the main rolemodel for the females *EDIT* Saying she has more screentime than her girl peers so she has a bigger chance to be a rolemodel - not that every girl has to take her for one ;) *....and I wish she'd show them that they can like someone but they need to break free from curses like such relationships.

This is not shoujo manga where they teach girls that someone who is mean to you and hurts you has feelings for you.*EDIT* I'm not saying that shoujo generally is like that - I'm saying that it's something to be seen in shoujo... sorry*
TRUTH IS -  hurting people on purpose as some kind of twisted form of love is WRONG. A bad boy will remain bad.... in 99 percent cases, the woman's feelings won't change her man's bad attitude.... and they end up hurt even more.

 I'm glad the story prooved once more that Sakura changed A LOT and that she won't be manipulated through her faded feelings and status as Sasuke-fangirl.
You can clearly see she still likes Sasuke...but her priority right now seems to be protecting the good people, fighting for what is right and we may see in the upcomming chapters - choosing ONE side. Either Naruto's or Sasuke's. I am almost certain now that whatever Sasuke would try to do to Naruto, she wouldn't just stand by and would protect Naruto.

From all the girls in the Narutoverse she is the one facing the most pain - being bullied as a child, having unrequited love, being left heartbroken and hurt, facing Sasuke's change for the worse and seeing Naruto being torn apart because of her and Sasuke, facing Naruto's feelings toward her which she didn't want to accept yet couldn't help but respect them.... facing Naruto's demons when he was in the kyuubi-mode.... facing Naruto's tragic past in the RTN movie, even trying to sacrifice her comfort for his smile ..... and now in the end - facing that Team 7 will probably never be like it used to be oficcially... I think her tears in the previous chapter were a sign that she already knew about the foolishness of her and Naruto's dream for a team 7 reunion. :(
(if I would compare this to Hinata's tough childhood, it seems that her own pains have already been conquered and erased and were left back in her past self. Sakura, though, is facing these pains for several years now....).

And Kakashi...oh God. T____T PLZ DON'T KISHIMOTO. (Or what...I don't even know what I want....Kakashi dying together with Obito is somehow....atoning? for them both? But the thought is really....ngh....not good).
  • Mood: Anguish
  • Watching: Space Brothers, Chihayafuru, Snk
OKAY. I'm not sure what to feel any more...for now, there's this feeling of WTF and pure bliss clashing together like two ocean waves.... 8'D I do enjoy it.…


NARUSAKU FTW! Like...girl didn't even...DENY it. Minato, you can see right through Kishimoto's plotting.
And Saskay must be tired.... poor baby. Thinking about being kage, you just go and take a nap, baby. It'll be okay.

Seriously, I was just laughing.... I don't care about the plot's seriousness's all been ruined before....but who cares..... I think the amount of awkwardness is overweighted by my sheer happiness that Team 7 is standing together again and that Sakura didn't deny you know what...and that Minato pointed you know what out...and that...Sakura is TRULY a GREAT character and had shown that she's not a crybaby, not a stupid girl who's going for a guy for his looks and cool aura and didn't jump into Saskay's arms after being called by name from him..... And that she's standing firmly behind Naruto.
Actually...the whole thing ending with Sakura becomming the hokage....Man....THAT WOULD BE PRETTY EPIC?


Ahhhhh, the narusaku is officially back! It's not my wishful thinking. It's not us fans being biased nor narrow-minded..... we just saw what was truly there. :heart:

To Hinata's strange it all, I kinda'feel bad for her :/ She heard Naruto talking about Sakura being practically his girlfriend..OUCH. But it just confirmed what we already believed, that Naruto doesn't claim things just like that and if he claims to love the pink girl, then he means it.
But just saw Hinata making that expression again, when Saskay arrived and Sakura eeked out his name.... I do believe that she might be the one to ask Sakura about her own feelings and choose between the two men. Hinata's expression kinda made me shudder....she seemed neutral that it's almost scary. And she was the only one who didn't say a word.... Who knows what happens next.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Watching: Space Brothers, Chihayafuru
So yes, it's official - Masashi Kishimoto is aiming to run a new manga, this time it's a seinen manga about mafia!
Link to interview: (hadn't read it fully but I was excited to post this and share it with you guys)…
  • Mood: Joy
  • Watching: Space Brothers, Chihayafuru
I just updated this entry so I can say out loud how adorable, cute and awesome Sakura is with her "shannaro".

It feels so much more "at home" when she's there in the manga. And yes, the first thing she thinks about once she's finally back in the manga is Naruto. You never let me down, girl.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Watching: Space Brothers, Chihayafuru



So....Minato is dashing off to meet Naruto!!! OH THE FEELINGS I FEEL! :heart:
So....with all the zombies and characters and allies and friends and.... nonfriends.....the battlefield will turn into one big dancefloor party.


And the best thing - is it me, or did Sasuke's face drastically...changed? He seems like a totally different person - even the hairstyle! A while ago he was all dark and fuzzy...even his hair seems to have calmed down :'D
AND KARIN, YOU ROCK! :dance: :heart: SasuKarin for the win guys!
  • Mood: Joy
  • Watching: Space Brothers, Chihayafuru
I never thought there would be time when a filler would be more emotional than some of the actual canon episodes
And with Terrace running and being quite close to that filler plot in one way or another..... I am absolutely sure, Neji loved Hinata - or at least, the anime staff is trying their best to make us believe it.

It seriously made me cry.


Basically, it was about Hinata undergoing special senbon training with Neji, because her father doesn't give a damn about her and is on a trip with Hanabi. (yeah, so they really want to make her the heir at that time - it was around the time when Sasuke was still in the village). Neji's being a real ass to her like ussual (while being all happy inside that he's helping her I'm sure of it). He exhausts her so much that she goes blind temporaly, not being able to watch some firework show that was supposed to take place in honor of Tsunade becoming Hokage.
Both Sakura and Neji are being really bitchy and mean. Sakura wanting to pair Hinata with Naruto, so she could be alone with Sasuke. But as Hinata goes blind, Neji is being approached by Naruto and Sakura, who are worried about her state. Neji brushes them off with his ussual I- couldn't- care- less -attitude (but deep inside again, he's being worried).
He and Hinata are alone in the mansion and he secretly follows her every step to make sure, she won't bump into a cat, or break a cup, or trip over.... Hinata is not aware of his presence and his secret act of kindness.
Her eyes aren't okay and she won't be able to heal until the firework-yay-day....So Neji sets off to find a cure for her into some misty valley filled with eyeless brutal ninjas. Naruto and Sakura join him, because they've been eavesdropping on him and understood that he's just a tsundere and actually has a soft spot for Hinata. They want to help him. They help him. Naruto is all over Sakura btw. Sakura is totally pissed.
In the end they almost die there.... but are saved by Guy and Kakashi, who were on patroll.
The most gruesome thing is the subtle (or not so subtle?) hint, that the valley is filled with branch-Hyuga / ninjas who lost their eyesight and evolved into wild human who don't even need eyes? (did I get this right?). There is probably no cure down there in the walley..... or is impossible to get from there.

During the last minutes we get to see all kinds of pairing love, adorable Lee and Tenten on the roof, Team 7 love, Asuma Kurenai love.....Shika Ino love....
And a blindfolded Hinata sitting on their terrace, listening to the fireworks, with Neji hiding in a shadown behind her back, who's watching over her * internal scream of pain*
He's smiling. *must be masochist...while acting sadistically*


And we get to see the current badass Hyuuga duo, back to back, in the fight - Hinata thanking Neji for protecting her and encouraging him. Sayin she will protect him as he did.
They have this epic moment.
And the end.

And I'm crying.
  • Mood: Sympathy
  • Watching: Space Brothers, Chihayafuru
Neji's beautiful back.
That fiery bird.
The symbolism.
Too much to handle.
I am in denial.
This cover never existed.
*erasing temporary memory*

Just by the way. If that fiery bird is a Phoenix, maybe Neji will rise from the ashes again, right? Only good thing to say about it.

Sorry naruhina...I just....I really...don't like you, okay? I'm sorry.
But yeah, let them naruhina be and have their blissfull feelings.
I'm at peace.
I hope.

And tommorow, the nejihina filler :iconblushingplz: Excited.
  • Mood: Love
  • Watching: Space Brothers, Chihayafuru


So apparently, the next filler 306 will be about Neji and Hinata.
Because they need to deepen their bond and make viewers sob so that they can butcher Neji in the most painful way possible later.

On the other hand. Kishimoto-sensei, you need fillers to deepen the bonds of characters. That's no good D:

And on a third note> I AM SO HAPPY. It hurts so bad, but I am so happy that the anime staff actually wants us to believe,what the nejihina fandom has seen a decade ago.
Maybe the episode will be just a dissapointing filler...but they have 100 points for TRYING.

  • Mood: Love
  • Watching: Space Brothers, Chihayafuru
Thank you for everything, I'm sorry for being silent lately - I'm having loads of things on my shoulders, mostly school-related things that are deadlined, so there's no time to draw now.
Just wanted to thank you for all the lovely comments, notes and general support :)
And new watchers - WELCOME! :heart:

Terrace will be updated soon, I haven't given up on it!!! (but I have to admit that all the nejihina in SD series and anime recently are almost suffocating me .... I came to the conclusion that the staff is a bunch of sadists who like suffering heartbroken fans and want to rub more nejihina into our faces till the time comes when Neji dies in the anime, too.... :iconotlplz: And it's not Neji being all brotherly toward Hinata, trust me... at least in the SD universe, that is. Even if it's a parody, it's still nejihina, people see it and feel it and it makes us suffer.... )

And if you havent heard about an anime called CHIHAYAFURU - I must say, ONE OF THE BEST RECENT JOSEI SHOWS OUT THERE, CHECK IT OUT! It has action on par with shonen sporty series, yet, still keeps a nice amount of romance without being too cheesy.
Karuta seems like a beautiful traditional game, so I learned a few new things about Japan once again! :heart:

Take good care guys!!
Have a nice start into spring and see you soon, hopefully!
  • Mood: Love
  • Watching: Space Brothers, Chihayafuru
Just thought I might share the love for NaruSaku/NejiHina/LeeTen with a few wonderful AMVs I've found :)
So if you have a few minutes to spare and love these couples, make your self comfy and take some popcorn and enjoy!

This one sums pretty much up why NaruSaku is so wonderful, dynamic, awesome, full of energy and wit and love.
All the colorful emotions and experience that connects them - from sad to happy things have made this couple one of my most favourite fictional couples in a story!……

Most AMVs about these two have this really sad, melancholic taste to it. I adore it much although I'd appreciate if someone tried to make an actually happy one :'D Was hard to pick from all those wonderful AMVs.
These make me want to hug a pillow and cry, yet, are so mature and beautiful.……
(the only happy ones are being made from the SD series :'D Neji, you melodrama lover you)…

Unfortunately, there aren't many good LeeTen AMVs out there TAT even though there's plenty of material (guess the NejiTen waltzed this over XD Haha). But these two are very cute:…

A crack trailer ;D…

this one made me laugh, it's kind of rude…

  • Mood: Love
  • Watching: Space Brothers

Not gonna' review every chapter, ho-ho, :'D
But dear God, all the kages there again..... I-it's gettin kinda intense XD And...a bit...cramped? There's so much extreme things happening that it's hard to swallow each week. I have absolutely no idea where this is going, seriously.
I miss Sakura and with each chapter I'm growing more and more nervous as to what Kishimoto prepared for her D: I hope she will finally get the chance to prove that she cares about Naruto and can kick ass! it just me or Orochimaru being kind of "soft"? I remember when he appeared for the first time and sent shiver down my spine :'D He was the ultimate villain and now he seems kind of content with everything. He calmed down to the point where he feels almost out of character, haha (still not oddly-adorable like in the SD series XD)

And remember when Lee promised Sakura to protect her at the cost of his own life?
With Neji gone.... I hope....nothing will happen to Lee. Lee or Sakura getting hurt at this point...I don't know if I could handle that... Oh dear.
  • Mood: Suffering
  • Watching: Naruto SD