So pretty much, people have made a big mistake as to whether Shikamaru smoked in the English Manga. Some say he did, some say he didn't. I can prove that he did in the manga. See chapter 328... See the last few pages of chapter 328 through a lot of 330...
Here is a link showing proof in the English manga that he did smoke.
Habit Begins at This page: <snip - no links>
This habit is noted to continue through chapter 330 page 11 when it is first shown, and is known to continue up until chapter 342. Up until the second page of chapter 342.
Habit Ends at This page: <snip - no links>
This should clear up a confusion.
Note that the author who wrote Shikamaru Nara's page did make this mistake.
Those links are not Viz licensed English manga pages, those are scanlations, they're as official as the versions of the chapter you read every Wednesday. They're not official, so your claim remains unproven.
All Viz did was remove the smoke from the cigarette and remove the lighter in places. I would know because I own the volumes that Viz released for those chapters. Is it that big of a deal to be mention on the site? We all know he smoked till he avenged Asuma.
You're welcome Hbippo999, also I think they got rid of the cigarette too but all I do is imagine it there because the actual volumes are much clearer than any online ones. Also it's speculation to say they are the heads of their said clans. They have to inducted in some way and also we don't exactly know if they died, the series likes to bring people back from the dead.
@ Speysider Many months for us but only a couple hours have passed since HQ got blown up. Seriously we don't know that they're dead, like I said this series likes to bring people back when we thought they might be dead. Unless the series ends and they don't come back I will admit that they're dead. Until then I'm thinking they're incapacitated or they can't contact anybody since all the equipment and the whole building is likely blown to hell.
You have to tell me which chapter, I have all the English Volumes and the internet for the rest of the chapters and still don't see their bodies. Just the explosion in the distance is all I can see. I will admit to you being right if you tell me where their bodies are shown but till then I still like to think of them as having a chance. This is a manga where death can be reversible.
I'm just saying, I think they might be dead as well but unless we see them Kishi can pull them back out by some miracle thing. I know it's implied that they're dead but again this series likes to bring people back. I be glad if they're dead because it ain't a war without deaths. By deaths I mean characters that we gotten to know some about, not just random canon fodder.
They, along with all of headquarters, were obliterated by a Tailed Beast Ball that could be seen from across the continent and even then was massive. The confirmation that they were dead comes from the fact that Shikaku resolved himself to death, Ino and Shikamaru felt their deaths, since they were mentally communicating at the time, and, and here's the kicker, the massive explosion that took them, and most of Kumogakure with them.
(rolls eyes) seriously have you not read the part where I said this series likes to bring back people who have died :/. Kakashi and Shizune died and guess what, they were brought back to life. I honestly don't care if they're alive or dead since this is a war arc, people are needed for war deaths, but Kishimoto has brought back hundreds of dead people back to life through jutsu because the bad guy wanted to repent for his sins. The mental communication could have broken since you know the machine they have to use could have gotten blown up therefore dropping the communications link. Why are we even discussing this, it's not like it's going to change anything. You think they're dead and I think they could come back to life but hope they will stay dead. As long as Madara's Rinnegan exist there is a chance for everyone to come back, I don't count Sasuke's because I doubt he would give up his life without changing the world.
Yes, for all we know, Kishimoto could have Naruto gather the Dragon Balls, summon the dragon, and wish everyone back. Likely? No. But it could. No point in wasting our times with the "what if's". They're dead now, so they're dead.
P.S: As to the mental communication "breaking up". I agree with you. Discomunication tends to be a side effect of being blown to Kingdom Come.
I like wasting my time on what if's though XD. I'm glad you don't care because I just only care about stating what I think and that you state what you think. I like to take things into consideration as I read a story and like to see what could happen and what didn't. I did it with other series and I do it with this series. Though we should let this topic die XD