Okay, as much as Obito and this extended arc is rubbing me like a cheese grater. I really appreciate both the closure and the realization about the death of Rin Nohara. It was appropriately tragic that Rin would choose death over being used as a tool to destroy the village. Using Kakashi to do it is almost cruel. This moment has been tearing at Kakashi ever since he first appeared in the series. What should have been heartbreaking drama was utterly betrayed by the infantile rationalizations of Obito that followed.
For as much as I grew to hate Aizen, Obito is catching up to his coat tails for most irritating antagonist. He truly is a child in a man's body. He's known for a long time that Rin chose to sacrifice herself. Not liking this truth, he's decided that Rin is an imposter, becasue Rin should be alive. This is one of the grand masterminds of the series? I also don't understand why Kakashi was so stunned by the revelation that Rin used him to kill herself when she had suggested it earlier. He's smarter than than.
Does someone want to explain to me the point of Shikaku's final master plan, the one he gave his life for? It seemed impressive when everyone in the alliance was coated in the chakra of the Nine-Tails, then they just stood around for Naruto to protect them. Now that Naruto can't keep it up any longer, they suddenly want to attack. Wouldn't it have been smarter for everyone to strike while they were boosted? Maybe Shikaku has another trick coming, but so far this is really cutting the legs out of his heroic sacrifice.
There was no hesitation in the score for this week. This world war has been dragging on for far too long. This arc began in NARUTOVolume 55, which came out in April 2011. Volume 64 came out this April. I never want to hear anyone mock ONE PIECE for having long arcs ever again. This would at least be tolerable if the finale wasn't running around like an animal chasing it's ten-tails. Please, Kakashi, just rip out Obito's other sharingan and leave him there to put him out of 'our' misery.
I really need to know. Am I overreacting on all of this?