To my surprise this chapter went from promising to a total let down. The conversation between Obito and Yahiko was for the first time seemed like the original Naruto. The struggle of acceptance and forgiveness was discussed in this chapter. Both Obito and Yahiko have their own philosophy on perfecting the world and they both contradict their arguments. Nonetheless lets get on with this week’s chapter.
Yahiko “The Smart One”
In all of the Naruto universe Yahiko seems like a realistic character. He actually thinks on the things people say and does not simply accept what they are saying. Lets take Sasuke for example, now some of you hate or love this guy, but stay with me now. When Sasuke finally ‘killed’ his own brother, he was taking by Obito disguised as Madara at the time, and tells him that the person he just killed was not the true enemy. That the elders of the leaf village are the true enemy. Now think about it, he just fought his own brother to death whom he hated with extreme passion his whole life, a person who killed not only his mother and father but his entire clansman. And all of a sudden a man wearing a mask claiming to be Madara, a person thought to be dead for a 100 years tells him a completely different story and what does Sasuke do? simply accept everything he tells him. If that is not the biggest bologna, than I do not know what is.
It is for that reason that I give the title to Yahiko of being ‘The Smart One’ because he is not a simple minded idiot who accepts everyone that tells him some idiotic stories. And not certainly a man wearing a mask claiming to be Uchiha Madara. Yahiko actually took things into consideration, the mask, the claim to be Madara, a man thought long dead and most of all, is the fact that Obito literally came out of nowhere and said this to him. The only thing I find disappointing about Yahiko’s character is how he died. There a lot of characters in this manga that their story can turn into a spin-off. The First and Fourth Hokage, Itachi, and now Yahiko because these characters have something in common. They are realistic in the sense that they actually think things through.
The Let Down
I really liked the way this chapter started, the conversation between Obito and Yahiko was in my opinion what the Naruto series stands for. One guy saying the world is done for and all of humanity is corrupted; while the other guy says the world is not done for and humanity is not corrupted as long as there are people willing to work things out. This is the foundation of this story, this is one of the themes of this story, it is in my opinion one of the strongest messages an author paints out in his story, but I feel that Kishi has been lacking of this fantastic side of his work. So that is why I really liked the beginning of the chapter because it looked to be promising, but than Kishi does this again move on to the fight. It is almost as if once one thing happens in the story that is impacting the audience, Kishi all of a sudden changes the pace to a more lame and predictable story. Like when Kakashi was fighting the 7 Mist Swordmans and said “I will go on a Rampage” than we switch to something lesser than the previous action. For those who watch ESPN, Come On Kishi.
Overall I enjoyed this chapter, it made me feel that there is still hope to fix this mess Kishi has created for himself. The first thing Kishi should do is take a break and collect his thought on how to fix this mess. And what do you know, he is taking a break next week, so there will not be a Naruto chapter next week, but I feel that Kishi should of done this along time ago. I would rather wait a week or two or even a whole year, to read a more enjoyable and thought out story, than the mess we have been handed each week. Do not get me wrong I still love the series, but lets be honest, Kishi has been slipping and has not been able to pick himself up. I personally feel that there should of been more detail on Obito’s story, that more thought should of been added to his back story, because this is the main villain. Either way I like what we have so far and to me the conversation between Obito and Yahiko made this chapter, so I accept the back story of Obito.
- There will be a lot of ‘Come on Kishi’ this week.
- Naruto has been fighting for almost a 100 chapters and not once did he get a break, I understand that stamina is his strongest attribute, but come one Kishi.
- Last time we saw Kakashi he was bleeding and almost at the brink of death. Now he looks as healthy as a horse, Come on Kishi.
- What the hell happened to Guy, last time we saw him, he was going toe-to-toe with Obito, Come on Kishi.
- What ever happened to only the First Hokage can do ‘Wood Release’, Come on Kishi.
- Nageto looked like an idiot this chapter, “You know about these eyes?” with surprised face, Come on Kishi.
- A lot of you might think that I am going on to much of a ramble, but I am just having fun this week, so Come on people!!!
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