This chapter started off a lot better than they had been for a while. After weeks of teasing, we're only now starting to actually see some of the attacks Kaguya's been using to clear out the Naruto shadow clones. It's much more impactful to show me her abilities instead of telling me she's strong. The part that I really enjoy is Naruto being clever enough to pass around the Truthseer Orbs among his clones to avoid being an obvious target. I just don't understand why neither the original nor the clones don't use these openings to attack.
It's just unfortunate that we've seen these abilities before in Kimimaro. This only seems to reinforce my concern that Kishimotomay be out of original ideas. Nothing she's done to date really has the same impact as the ultimate attacks previous bad guys have used in the past.
Kaguya, for all her immense power, sure makes for a rubbish antagonist. Her Black Zetsu son is constantly telling her what she should already know, and she keeps making ridiculous mistakes. Take this gravity dimension for example. We've already seen she has an acid dimension, but she selects the one we haven't seen for what I can only guess is the sole purpose of creating a stage for the inevitable sacrifice play at the finale. Why else would she select one that puts her at the same disadvantage as her targets?
Even the rules of this world are based solely around the current needs of the plot. Kaguya, a Sage-level Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura are immobilized, but somehow Kakashi and a half-deadObito manage to run into the path of mid-air projectiles. Why? Because Rin is apparently an inter-dimensional being. That's why.
I guess I'm suppose to feel something for the death of Obito. However, he's been 'dying' for months now, and I'm not forgiving all the thousands he's killed or betrayed over this eleventh hour conversion. Not when his initial motivation was so childish. I wonder if Rin would have anything to do with him in the other world after all the people he's killed in her name?
The chapter starts off really solid, but Kishimoto manages to sour the fun of the action by trying to mix in some drama that wouldn't surprise anyone past the age of 10. Ultimately, I feel that Kishimoto spoils what could have been a pretty nice closing to the issue by his attempt to over dramatize it. All of Obito's internal dialog comes on so heavy that you know what's he's going to do far before it even happens. Sort of similar to that Samuel L. Jackson speach in DEEP BLUE SEA. I saw it coming a mile away.
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