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Naruto #607 - I Don't Care Anymore

In a Nutshell

Obito meets with Nagato and his friends to discuss working together. After being shut down, he travels to Konoha to begin his ill fated attack of the village. With the flashback having ended, the battle between Madara, Obito, Naruto, and Kakashi continues.

High Points

  • More Madara.
  • These flashbacks are over with.

Low Points

  • Scenes that should be interesting come off as bland.

Rants and Raves

Many scenes in these past few weeks that should have been of ultimate importance have just been extremely bland. Obito meets with Nagato and rather than something tense or a seduction to the dark side, we are hit with a Naruto Uzumaki style the power of love conquers all speech from Yahiko. Kakashi and Obito standing over Rin's grave had practically no emotion to it at all. I'd feel the same reading a picture free description on our wiki pages than as I did reading the version written and illustrated by one of the most popular mangaka of today. On one hand, I'm tempted to say that voice acting a music will go a long way to fixing these issues and perhaps it's an inherent weakness of the medium, but then I think about manga like Nana which manage to pull emotional reactions from me without these things. It feels like there are one of two things going on: either the writer is just poor at anything that doesn't involve fights and violence or the translation is incredibly bland.

Additionally, a major part of this is that it's all in the past and we know how it's going to play out. We aren't flashing back to Yahiko's death and Nagato's fall to the darkside, we're flashing back to a really poor attempt by Obito to get Nagato on his team, which we all know does happen, and some cheesy power of friendship speech. Essentially, we're seeing the worst parts of these past events.

Grade

C+. I like Madara... a lot but even he couldn't save this chapter for me.

William Taylor just isn't feeling Naruto like he used to. The title of this chapter sums up his thoughts: I don't care anymore. Hopefully it gets better soon.

pepemetaleroon Oct. 25, 2012 at 7:01 p.m.

The flashbacks took forever and were very repetitive (moon plan), but finally the good fighting starts next week... hopefully

Destinyheroknighton Oct. 25, 2012 at 10:23 p.m.

So, Obito just give up on the world cause his childhood crush die. I wondering what make Rin so special, I just don't see it. Man, I guess it was a good thing that the big rock crush half of his body, who knows what he would have done if Rin have choose Kakashi over him. (it may have turn into a School Days ending LOL!)

Also really getting tire of the unnecessary cursing in the fan translation, glad SJ Alpha is moving to simulcast in the near future

Acura_Max moderator on Oct. 25, 2012 at 10:30 p.m.

@Destinyheroknight: Maybe that big rock crushed some of his brain cells.

Om1kronon Oct. 25, 2012 at 11:02 p.m.

@Destinyheroknight said:

Also really getting tire of the unnecessary cursing in the fan translation, glad SJ Alpha is moving to simulcast in the near future

Glad to hear because I felt like I wasted 30 bucks for the subscription only to be 5 months behind... Also I thought the mangaka's wrote the stories themselves? Is this a bad assumption or something. I never really noticed any creator credits that say "written by, drawn by, inked by" when reading them. Or maybe I don't really care since it seems only one person gets the credit anyway.

Now this bugs me and I will go research it.

Destinyheroknighton Oct. 26, 2012 at 12:09 a.m.

@Om1kron:

Its 25 and it only two weeks behind. I don't think is a waste, since it 25 for a year and you get a better clearer version of the chapter

The mangaka does wrote the stories (sometime there two of them, like in Death Note). They also have assistants to help with background (Like how Oda and Hiroyuki started out as the assistant to Nobuhiro Watsuki) The assistants don't usually get credit (think of them as interns, but they get paid)

@Acura_Max:

That might be true LOL!

sickVisionz moderator on Oct. 26, 2012 at 6:20 a.m.

@Destinyheroknight said:

...who knows what he would have done if Rin have choose Kakashi over him. (it may have turn into a School Days ending LOL!)

Now that I would watch! Cancel that Rock Lee spin off and do some over the top shojo jousei dark harem (ala School Days, Myself ; Yourself , H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~) version of Naruto where star basketball player Sasuke leaves to goto a rival high school, Sakura is in a love triangle with Sasuke and Naruto, Neji and Hinata have some Kiss×Sis, Shino commits suicide one year due to being so ignored, Rock Lee gets violently rapey from being ignored by Sakura for so long, Shikamaru is tormented by which girl he should be with: Ino who puts out or Temari who has great conversation...

That's the Naruto spin-off they need to make.

tximinomanon Oct. 26, 2012 at 6:22 a.m.

@Destinyheroknight said:

So, Obito just give up on the world cause his childhood crush die. I wondering what make Rin so special, I just don't see it. Man, I guess it was a good thing that the big rock crush half of his body, who knows what he would have done if Rin have choose Kakashi over him. (it may have turn into a School Days ending LOL!)

Also really getting tire of the unnecessary cursing in the fan translation, glad SJ Alpha is moving to simulcast in the near future

He didn't give up on it. He found out that the good guys live in a madworld in where Kakashi can end up murdering his partner so he choose to stay at Madara's side, because Madara don't want to rule the world, he just want to end the pain and suffering of the world (by controlling everyone and that, but, you know, he wants to save the world from itself). So he's not giving up his dream, he's choosing another path to acomplish his dream 'cause, for him, the world doesn't make any sense at all.

The death of Rin is not about Obito choosing the wrong side, is about Obito giving up on humanity. I mean, if you were rised in the battelfield as Obito was and all that you ever know was hate and murder and being a soldier and that... wouldn't you lose faith in humanity if the only good people you know (Kakashi and Rin, his partners -I'm assuming they had this family relationship, just the same as team 7 used to have) end up killing each other?

Sorry if my english is bad, I'm from Spain, it's not my language

sickVisionz moderator on Oct. 26, 2012 at 7:24 a.m.

@tximinoman: Nah, Obito is weak. He lived the good life in Konoha. Now Konan and Nagato who lived in a super shit hole of a town that was war torn, I understand it for them. Obito had a good life and when something bad happened, he gave up on life and the world. Kakashi's pops committed suicide and he killed his teammate yet he didn't turn all loser.

The thing for me is that Obito gave up on humanity because some girl he fantasized about that didn't even like him met a grim death. That was his gateway. Lame imo.

jj_jacksonon Oct. 26, 2012 at 8:44 a.m.

Wow its amazing how you guys thought the flash back for the Main villian in naruto was boring???? its actually the only flash back i didnt mind..even though the reasoning seems pretty lame for why he hates the world..But i guess if the love of your life died at the hands of your friend and your sensei was too busy to protect either of them you might feel the same??

Destinyheroknighton Oct. 26, 2012 at 10:59 a.m.

@tximinoman:

I have to disagree with you, Obito live in Konoha. One of the top best ninja village to live in. There was nothing that suggest that Obito have a tough live, it only show him having a crush on Rin. If Obito have a past like Naruto, Gaara, Sasuke, Pain or Zabuza, I would understand, but he didn't (just think of Hinata turning to the dark side cause of Naruto not paying attention to her) Also I getting he is doing it for himself, not the world

@jj_jackson:

I will only feel like that for a day and then ask questions, since it strange for Kakashi to do something like that. It will take more then that to make me give up on the world, that why I don't understand Obito for doing this

Also this show how untrained the ninja are in the leaf, if they can't handle a lost

@sickVisionz:

That would be a good show LOL! But I think it be better if they was still ninjas, so we will get a cool fight at the end

Toxin45on Oct. 31, 2012 at 4:25 a.m.

@sickVisionz: Yeah but as an adult

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