First of all, the whole situation between Naruto and Obito have started since the time they set their eyes on each other. That said ask yourself, why on earth is the pacing is going the way it is now. Why not go the pace of Nagato/Pain vs. Naruto? Because in that battle, it's about finding peace. In Obito's battle, it's about new vs. old talking to each other. The situation is much bigger than anything else.
Let's quickly recap. Obito is Naruto of last gen. Enough said. That's all you need to know. That said Obito has changed his life in a complete opposite because everything he once believed is a lie. So where do we start? First of, Obito cared about friends and he had connections to many. Now, he don't care anymore. Enter volume 64. That volume was highly focused on friendships because Naruto finally got his friends on his side and it's all about trust/sacrifice. Obito don't believe it because they will die and they can't be protected. All of them will die in vain. However, Naruto was reassured that everyone will die eventually in a combat, but don't stop because they died with a reason and even so, they'll be in his heart. Obito hoped it would be th end of Naruto, but he bounced back.
In volume 66, it continued from the friendship theme, which concluded that Naruto won't stop fighting and even if his power is draining because of his friends, he would rather die than his friends die. Therefore, Obito gave up on persuading him on friendships and so, enter him and Kakashi. Let's skip that to the current volume.
In this volume, this focused on the fact Minato was the guy that gave him the belief of never gving up on love and reaching that dream of becoming Hokage. That said that's why Obito attacks on Minato because he gave him a false belief. It's like if a guy gets "reborn", he would hope everything would change, but it doesn't or not at least the way he hoped for. Not only Obito tried to bash him, but he also putting the blame on him for Naruto to understand on harsh reality, but he didn't give in. That part is over. So now, where do we go next? Likely point, love.
When you recount every moments in this battle, we went from friendship to family to something that we are waiting for. It's likely that love is the next and final step because Obito is slowly understanding the sense of hope, something he hasn't felt since his youthful days. He understands friendships matter in the real world, understands that bad moments happen but you can pull through and go further to the future, hoping that dream can come true, and the importance of being alive such as carrying the will of others in which this case is for Minato/Kushina. Now, which one carries the Rin's situation? That's right. None.
This is his main driving force and it must be addressed. Minato don't understand completely on why Obito became the way he is now. Kakashi knows but he can't do anything because he has already tried and he is on the verge of killing Obito without remorse. Naruto is not a killer and he will know him before they are done. Love is personal and that's the only part that hasn't been covered. So, how will the parallel and Sakura get involved?
Well, this is up to Kishi's way of handling. That said let's think of the possibility. First of all, Sakura is behind and Tsunade is still away. Is Kishi stalling Gokages' arrival because of this volume focusing on one thing? If so, is it possible that without Tsunade, Sakura can't enter the battle? Can she do anything since Obito is immune to non-senjutsu? Who knows but love must be addressed and must be dealt with in order Obito and Naruto understand each other completely. Why Rin is being shown many times? Why 540 and 635 for Sakura happened the way it did? Why 631 for Naruto/Sakura happened the way it did as well? Why Obito didn't even see Sakura in her glory back in volume 66? While I can't many of these questions, but I believe the answer is being stalled for a reason. Is it possible that Naruto/Sakura would actually end in a very glory moment? You decide.
Well to be fair, they haven't used that angle of prophecy in a long time. It was meant for us to understand that Naruto is truly the guy with a golden heart. It's not that Naruto is going around and say, " I am the chosen one." It's just something for us readers to understand that Jiraiya's fate was on the hand of the prophecy, that he once believed it was hopeless until his death. Granted people in Tsunade's office knows it, but it doesn't change anything. They just know that whether it is true or not, he earned the respect.
Thank you on the feedback on Naruto and Sasuke. Yes, it's rather sad that they can work together well but their fate separates them. It's just the way it is and sadly, Sasuke hasn't completely change for the best. The only thing that Itachi did to Sasuke is not going for ending Konoha for the past mistake, rather get rid of the mistakes today. It sounds good on paper, but the fact Bijuus are good creatures, so killing them would be a horrible mistake. It's like in one game, where you are told to kill the monsters and when you reached to the last one, it talks to you and tells you that they only wanted to live and we are to be blamed. The point is Sasuke is using destruction to end all. Naruto is against that.
Because of all of these circumstances, they will fight each other and they will fight till the very end. I don't think they will die but it will be a meaningful battle between the two. To be honest I was afraid that Kishi was making Sasuke good too soon that every developments for these two to fight just erased. So I'm happy with this turn of event and happy that regardless that he returns, nobody in the village trust him and when Sakura doesn't trust him, you know it's hopeless. Well, time to record my reviews.
I see what you mean. Yes, the chapter was definitely good because it really shows Naruto is the one to get the shine and the world will know his name. What I like is that it's building up to have Naruto the ultimate glory victory from his people because of his birthday and the stuff he will do to save everyone from total annihilation. As selfish it may sound, but I don't want anyone to get it but Naruto. Naruto is the guy who will show the world that there is always hope for brighter future. The whole war arc has been focusing on Naruto. While I don't know the clear reason why Sasuke is there, I do think there is a purpose behind it and so far, it has been
1) To show us that he has not changed at all or for the most, especially wanting to kill Naruto
2) Possibly to have Sasuke see Naruto's growth in order to get the better idea in order to get stronger (throwback to Gaara's fight)
3) To have many characters to develop themselves on having Sasuke around (Sakura's distrust which can be crucial development, Sai's discomfort), proving that having him just don't make them feel better.
There's also a plan behind Sasuke, but we have to wait until two great evils are dealt with. I will explain more in the review.
Since there's no chapter next week, I took a small break. That said there will be one this weekend. I had to do something before Saturday, so now that's over with, I can review. I can only say it's decent. I'll explain. Thank you for your concern.
Well, it will be interesting to see what's going to happen next. I just know that there will be a break. There's so many conflicting issues that's going on such as Tsunade's possible death, Yamato and Anko MIA, and so on. Then, it's hard to say Sasuke is the final villain but I know that he wil be in the final phase of the final arc. Naruto and Sasuke will fight each other.
No problem on the anime. Quite frankly, I'm enjoying it a lot since the animation is great, nice actions, and so far, a fun arc with maybe a good plot. I just they stay consistent to the end.
Well, I hold you get a break, so you can rest and ease down to get a fresh air. Well, I wish the best for you.
I had a great time and the Black Friday was fine, but nothing so special this year unless you need a tv. But at least I got what I need, so it's all good.
Well, I do wonder where Kishi is going with this juubi. Now that is out, now what? Is he going to kill it off here because that will be shocking to say the least. I don't know where this is heading to in terms of juubi, but I do believe it's time for the rest of squad to show up to back up Naruto. This week should give us an idea.
As for anime, well there's a special anime arc that the studio has put a lot of money on. The first episode started off pretty good. The interesting part is that Kabuto is the main villain in this arc. It's supposedly taken place before the war arc. There are filler characters, but right now it's only telling us the backstory of their event that already happened, which the village was utterly defeated. So it switches from present to past. Overall, it is promising and it's a pretty good entertaining start.
Well then, I hope you had a good time in your vacation and what not. Stay safe.
Thank you for the luck I will need for Black Friday. Hopefully, I will get the stuff I want, especially for those who I want to give for Christmas. So yeah, as of now, it's Thanksgiving day, so Happy Thanksgiving. I will be helping my family to prepare a family dinner and what not. It's going to be fun. I will get a job soon and thanks for the luck.
As for the manga, well looks like it's getting crazier since well the beast has awaken. I do believe we are in the last step of this battle that could lead either two things.
1) This could be the last part of the arc, which ends it and start a new and most likely the final arc, involving Sasuke.
2) This could be the end of the middle of the arc. If Kishi plans to make this arc as the final arc, then this part will be the end of phase 2. Phase 3 will be the final phase as in main characters are being used to the fullest, which can be said the same for the first option. It will have a calm before storm moment and then, on to the finale.
The reason why I said this is because the fact that there are a lot of new discussion to be discussed after this battle, mainly the situation of Kages. We still have Yamato as MIA, as well as Anko. Sasuke is searching for the truth, which could be after this arc. As for the current villains, it could happen in many ways. As of now, I can say Obito may not live after this, though I can be wrong. Madara can live after this, which might make him search for Sasuke to replace Obito for the summon or some sort. It is possible that both will live after the summon, but something tells me one will die.
So yeah, that's all I got to say. Contact me for anything else. I am actually looking forward to the anime special arc. It has nice presentation and it could be a solid entertainment. Take care.