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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Bishonen of the Month - Beware of Spoilers


Gaara - Kazekage of the Village of Hidden in the Sand.

Well in all my excitement of attending Otakon, I forgot to post Bishonen of the Month, so may I introduce Mr. June, Gaara of the village hidden in the sand. Why Gaara, while truthfully Naruto has become my current obsession, and I have also been toying with the idea of putting up current summaries of the latest Naruto chapters, that is is anybody is interested. In anycase Gaara is as angsty as any bishonen with a harsh past. Gaara was born to the leader of the village hidden in the sand. Gaara's mother died giving birth to her son and hated him for taking her life, as a result she named him Gaara, a demon who would only ever love himself. Gaara's mother wished for her son to carry the anger that she had died with and livewith only hatred and vengence in her heart. Gaara also like Naruto has a demon sealed within him, but unlike Naruto he is able to unleash his demon with a terrible fury. Gaara's aunt raised him as if he was her own son, however she never truly loved him. Gaara's aunt did not hesitate to take the opprotunity assassinate her nephew as she always blamed him for her sister's death. Gaara would learn that the assassination order came from his father as he feared Gaara's power and the demon inside. In any case Gaara's anger would grow and he would continue kill without mercy. The gourd on his back carried a mixture of sand and the blood of those he killed. It wasn't until Gaara met Naruto that he changed his ways and learned that he had never truly been alone, he had companions beside him who did care for him; and soon Naruto and Gaara became friends. Eventually Gaara would take his father's place as Kazekage, leader of the Village Hidden in the Sand. Gaara became a much more gentler and kinder person trying to make those who feared him become his friends and trust him as leader; promising never to hurt his people again. The group Akatsuki kidnapped Gaara hoping to harvest the demon inside of him, this would lead to Naruto running to Gaara's rescue. It was at this incident where Gaara lost his life, only to be brought back to the world of the living by a member of his village who sacrificed her life for his. When Gaara opened his eyes, he saw Naruto and all his friends who cared for him standing there waiting for him. Gaara is my all time favorite character from Naruto with Iruka-sensei running in at a close second. Anyway let me know if there is anyone out there interested in Naruto chapter summaries, if so I will post chapter 312 when it is released.

9 Comments:

  • At 10:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You should have picked Sasuke, he is way cuter:) Gaara is ok to i guess, but I am a huge Sasuke fan; and his brother Itachi is hot too!

     
  • At 4:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You know, I used to think Gaara was ugly but after staring at that picture for a full minute I think he actually looks kinda hot. Oh and it'd be great if you posted Naruto manga summaries :)

     
  • At 7:03 AM, Anonymous Lalita said…

    thank you for the post! I love Naruto but haven't kept up with all the manga chapters or the manga. I would sure love it if you post the summaries! Thank you so much!!

     
  • At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Otaku, I love Gaara, and I too would love it if you post summaries of Naruto. Thanks.

     
  • At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I would love Naruto summaries, I am a big fan of Rock Lee. I like how he tries so hard to be as strong as Neji. His fight with Gaara was awsome, don't you think

     
  • At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hey great choice Gara is really cool!
    just a note was that his aunty or "unlce" ?

    i know that someone looks like women however its mentioned in the anime that someone was garaa's uncle ...

    ^^ again great choice and i fully support u ~

     
  • At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Akia-chan said…

    Gara!!! I love Gara, he is my favorite Naruto character. His past is sad...

     
  • At 3:23 AM, Blogger wana said…

    hi! i love gaara too!! great character and voiced by my favourite seiyuu as well

     
  • At 10:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Just to clarify, it is his uncle. Yashamaru (despite his looks) was a man (note the "maru," a male name suffix).

     

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