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AV MOD MATERIAL: Weekly NARUTO - Chapters #602 & #603

Even Rin agrees that the humor in these chapters is facepalm worthy.

Naruto #602 - Alive | Naruto #603 - Rehabilitation

In a Nutshell

The neon genesis of Obito
The neon genesis of Obito

In a flashback, Obito does his best blithering idiot Naruto impression while Madara tries to explain who he is and how Obito is still alive. Afterwards, Obito trains himself and dons his trademark mask for the first in order to rescue a young Kakashi and Rin from danger.

High Points

  • More Tobi origin story.
  • Obito dons the Tobi "mask" for the first time.

Low Points

  • Pointless and completely unfunny comedy added in to what was otherwise a serious story.

Rants and Raves

This applies to both chapters. Obito being a kid-Naruto level idiot while Madara was speaking to him and the Zetsu joking about taking a dump... chapters like this remind me that I'm an adult reading a comic for 10-ear yolds.

Grade

B-. Chapter 602 was ruined by constant, needless, and cheesy comedy, but I really enjoyed 603 despite the lame poo jokes. When combined into one, the tail end of 603 really saved this from getting into C-grade territory.

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Lurkeroon Sept. 27, 2012 at 2:35 p.m.

The origin of Tobi may not be as dreadful as I thought it would be.

And every time I see/read a joke in an anime/manga I am reminded of the fact that I am reading something intended for kids or people with a very basic sense of humor.

jj_jacksonon Sept. 28, 2012 at 5:30 a.m.

The moment the masked man was the most obvious answer reminded me i was reading a manga for 10 yr olds we all figured that out years ago i thought it would be more interesting but they bought me back down to reality of what i was reading when that mask came off lol.

zaldaron Sept. 28, 2012 at 3:09 p.m.

@Lurkero said:

The origin of Tobi may not be as dreadful as I thought it would be.

And every time I see/read a joke in an anime/manga I am reminded of the fact that I am reading something intended for kids or people with a very basic sense of humor.

Not all manga is like this but most shonen yes. Why the anime I like best is things like Lain and the more philisophical stuff though a few humorous shows do work for me, not many. El Hazard for example is hilarious.

Destinyheroknighton Sept. 30, 2012 at 2:44 p.m.

Luffy would have enjoy chapter 603 LOL!

takashichea moderator on Oct. 5, 2012 at 12:32 a.m.

The jokes are pretty childish. It was too much of a coincidence that Obito wound up at Madara's place. I guess Kakashi and the gang didn't come for Obito's body and give Obito a heroic funeral.

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