Naruto #594 - The Progenitor
In a Nutshell
- I love when they have close ups of Tobi's eyes and some how make his face look super sinister even though it's completely covered by a mask.
- I just now realized how much of a rip-off Infinite Tsukuyomi is of the Human Instrumentality Project.
- Yay, I was starting to wonder where the chapter long monologues about the power of hope, love and friendship had gone to!
- More god-awful, trashcan quality raps from Killer Bee. Is it any surprise that the Wu-Tang Clan kicked this guy out before they made it big?
Rants and Raves
I like Tobi. Tobi has potential to be an interesting character and he usually is, but man oh man is Infinite Tsukuyomi a shameless knockoff. That wasn't too bad though. The real bummer was that, with the return of Naruto to the forefront of the series, god awful speeches about the power of love and friendship are flying left and right at a breakneck pace with no signs of slowing down. The Uchiha crew managing to keep all of that in check, but now we're back to the aspect of shonen that I hate the most and that this war has been soaked in. Additionally, monster vs monster fights are boring to me. Seeing a giant octopus and a fox fighting a statue or a ten tailed rat is not at all what I read and watch Naruto for.
I give this chapter a D++. Naruto had been so good for like well over a month in a row and now we're back to all the stuff that was making this one of the worst arcs in the entire series. It should be a flat ou D but I'm giving it the programmer's ++ because they suggested that next week may actually be Tobi vs Naruto... although they said that in the past and it took them all of two pages before it was a WCW style monster mash battle royale rather than two people going at it.