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AV MOD MATERIAL: NARUTO Ch. 629 Review

Obito admits that he truly is a character of little substance and a serious dissociation complex.

I wish you could understand the pain you're causing me.
I wish you could understand the pain you're causing me.

Naruto can no longer shield the Shinobi Alliance, but it's their turn to guard him. Meanwhile in another dimension, Kakashi and Obitowork out there issues over Rin, and Obito has a lot of them.

The Good

Obito manages to suck all the drama out of this.
Obito manages to suck all the drama out of this.

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.

The Bad

Kakashi: "Oh yeah, she did say that."
Kakashi: "Oh yeah, she did say that."

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.

Verdict 2/3

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?

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Lurkeroon May 14, 2013 at 11:34 a.m.

The war has gone on for far too long. I get the feeling that Kishimoto is tired of Naruto but has no other ideas to continue. Characters have had the same motivations for volumes and they keep repeating them. The series is moving foward at a pace slower than frozen molasses.

It is very disappointed that the (seemingly) main villain in Naruto is motivated by such childish beliefs. It was already irritating that Naruto is very childish.

Destinyheroknighton May 14, 2013 at 3:12 p.m.

I wonder what happen to Isobu when Rin die? It should have escape and go on a rampage and why Kakashi didn't find it fishy that there wasn't a giant turtle with three tails destroying the place when he wake up? Also why the Mist Ninja giving away a tailed beast to the Leaf? The Leaf have Kurama that could easily beat Isobu and have Kushina Uzumaki who is very powerful at Sealing Techniques.

Tobi is the worst villain in Naruto, he pretty much have no will of his own and let his eyes control him. I really do hope Orochimaru just turn evil and steal the ten tails from these guys, since they are getting on my nerves.

Also Tobi should grow up

Toxin45on May 14, 2013 at 3:18 p.m.

@Destinyheroknight: I doubt oro would get the ten-tails he's only in it for sasuke's body.

Toxin45on May 14, 2013 at 3:20 p.m.

@Lurkero: actually almost every naruto villain is quite childish Orochimaru, madara, obito, and hidan.hidan brags like a teenager, madara throws a huge tantrum, and even orochimaru revived the dead hokages to rub it in on the third's face.

Destinyheroknighton May 14, 2013 at 3:48 p.m.

@Toxin45:

Orochimaru would take the Ten Tails, since it have unlimited chakra, mix it with Sasuke's body he can learn almost anything he wants. So yeah, he probably would go after it (remember Orochimaru's goal is to learn all Techniques in the world)

even orochimaru revived the dead hokages to rub it in on the third's face.

That not being childish, that more being a jerk. And Hidan is just crazy

Toxin45on May 14, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

@Destinyheroknight: Hidan coplained like a teenager and deidara commited suicide against Sasuke because he acted like a sore loser.

Destinyheroknighton May 14, 2013 at 6:43 p.m.

@Toxin45:

He is nuts, not childish

Deidara wasn't being childish, that is a real tactic to take your opponent with you. It not like he was going to win

Halberdierv2on May 14, 2013 at 8:23 p.m.

obito is spouting nonsense and is crazy.

The Stegmanon May 14, 2013 at 8:50 p.m.

No, you're not overreacting, I'm a Naruto fan, but this arc is just ridiculous now, just end it.

BurningLizardon May 14, 2013 at 10:15 p.m.

Personally I think this entire series should have ended around the time that Pein attacked Konoha. Naruto's main goal, to be accepted by his fellow villagers, was accomplished. Since then he's just been spinning his wheels.

Kuma_From_Argentinaon May 15, 2013 at 5:39 a.m.

Obito Out-Emoed Sasuke.... He entered into a new category..... ULTIEMO!

TheJoker1911on May 17, 2013 at 6:09 p.m.

@Lurkero: naruto,seiously need to grow the f*** up and realize that not everyone can be spoken to...LET JUST TALK IT OUT EVERYONE ..PAIN,OBITO,SASUKE!! i hate the series soo much because of that..i only watch it for obito madara!!

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