Many of the problems I've been having with this story from the previous two chapters is continued in spades with this issue. Once more, we have two guys standing in an empty void just staring into each other and chatting. Only just for a moment are we hinted that Obito may finally show some resolve for his actions, but even that proves false a few seconds later. Once more, this "big-bad" is shown to be little more than a child lashing out and no true conviction to his actions.
It's the themes of this chapter that make this even more confusing. In the inner-space, Naruto is convincing Obito to join them, then the Shinobi Alliance is shown to be in a life or death struggle trying to pull the power away from him in reality. Why are they having to fight so hard when he's suppose to be giving up?
The Infinite Tsukuyomi has often been compared to the Human Instrumentality Project from EVANGELION. That comparison becomes even stronger as Kishimoto attempts to go psychedelic-psychological with the conclusion. Part of me expected to see this edition end with everyone standing around Obito and applauding.
This is a point in an arc where you should be excited, right? Yet here I stand confused and in the cold. Kishimoto showed such promise as the action was building, and the heroes formed together into that giant Armored Nine-Tails attack. Now that's a shōnen conclusion on the scale of GURREN LAGANN. I don't know if Kishimoto just can't write psychological stories, or if it's just that he didn't earn it with this particular story and character.
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