And I'm starting to think that Obito really is following orders. I thought he was going to betray Madara, but from I gathered in this chapter, the plan was for Nagato to revive Madara when all the bijuu were caught. But since Nagato died before that point, Madara couldn't be revived, which explains Obito's irritation and comment about the Rinne Tensei shortly after the Pain arc. I bet he planned to revive Madara himself with Nagato's Rinnegan, but Kabuto beat him to it with Edo Tensei, which messed things up for Obito.
At the end of the chapter he said he that he was indifferent to Kakashi dying because he planned to see him in the dream world regardless, so I guess he doesn't completely blame him.
I was re-reading the Invasion of Pain arc, and before Kakashi dies, he has a flashback and says something like "I broke my promise. I couldn't keep Rin safe." That got a hell of a lot creepier.
Kakashi must be incredibly optimistic. It gets better. It has to get better.
I didn't like how the last part of the Obito flashback was handled. The parts with the Ame orphans were redundant since we didn't see how Obito convinced Nagato to join his cause. Also, I wanted Obito to hold an open grudge against Minato, but he just didn't seem to care enough to really hate him, which I found strange. I only liked that Obito went to visit Rin's grave. Anyway, it looks like Obito won't be the final villain now that he wants to settle the score with Kakashi. I doubt Kakashi would lose here, given what's at stake.
Well I think it's good that Obito seems to have lost all concern for everything and everyone in the world as things currently are. It makes it more believable that Obito can actually become as cold and tenaciously obsessed with his goal as Tobi is. Not to mention, if he still held emotions and grudges toward his former colleagues and friends, then he may have shown them at some point, but instead he decided to forgo his previous life/identity so he could finish his life as the identity-less villain Tobi with no purpose other than the Eye of the Moon plan.
At this point, it seems like we may not get an explanation for Obito's age when he summoned the Kyuubi. If I'm not mistaken, he's supposed to be like 14-15 years old ish. I guess an argument can be made for Kakashi looking like he could be around that age during the flashback, but I think even in the anime he had his older "Tobi" voice. I guess that's because the animation team didn't know he'd be younger, but it's still pretty crazy that Obito changed so much personality-wise and skill-wise so quickly. Oh well, I guess it's not as bad a stretch as I first thought.
I'd personally like to see more of Obito's past, such as his later dealings with Nagato (and even Pain) as the current-day Akatsuki is formed, his meeting with Itachi, and of course the history of the Bloody Mist. But maybe we'll get that stuff later.
So he goes through all this back story plot... finally gets to some action... And the chapter takes a break next week? Unbelievable :<
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I'm curious to see what happens after Tobi and Madara are defeated. Obviously there is still Sasuke to deal with, which to be honest I'm surprised that Tobi will probably be dealt with before the Sasuke fight, but I guess we'll see. The end of this weeks chapter kinda made Obito feel like a jealous boyfriend to me when he faces Kakashi. This will surely be Kakashi greatest battle right? Well it should be. As far as Madara goes, he still broken as anything. I wonder if the Gokage have died yet? They kinda left them hanging didn't they?
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Flashbacks still seem lacking, especially about Obito's reasoning for doing what he did. Wanting revenge or whatever on Minato is pretty weird when he was perfectly willing to ignore Kakashi's involvement. And we still don't have any sort of explanation for the Bloody Mist or his side of the massacre. Still, Yahiko was boss, seeing right through him. And Madara shows us how Hashirama handled the Kyuubi in the past. So it was an alright chapter.
A soul that cannot be saved drifts and disappears,
In the instant it vanishes, it shines faintly,
Now, it creates a night with a full moon.
- Of course Konan doesn't get a speaking role.
- Kakashi still looks young in the grave scene. Hard to believe Obito is in the cloak and mask when he's practically the same height and age. (And not in the Zetsu suit, since he has hair.)
- And, y'know, fighting Minato.
- Whoa, suddenly done flashbacks. Cool transition.
- Is that dragon made of wood?
- NO. A BREAK. Japan seems to have next week off.
Okay chapter. The flashbacks were kind of unnecessary because it didn't add any new plot points beyond what we had. I guess it was to see the scenes in Obito's perspective. I'm glad that we're back to reality and I'm interested to see the two battles now.
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You know, that wood dragon makes me think of Stardust Dragon. Naruto is screwed.
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