Naruto Chapter 605 – 606 Breakdown: We’re giving out free tickets to hell!
Hey everyone. I know it’s been two weeks since I last did a breakdown, but life has been somewhat cumbersome at the moment, so I haven’t really had as much time on my hands as I would have liked.
In any case, in return for my absence, I present to you a double breakdown, with twice the awesomeness, twice the conjecture and twice as many tag words to help people find us. <_<
So, what happened in chapter 605? Well, if I were to put it in a way that would be most accurate, I would say “lots of people died”. It seems to be commonplace nowadays for newly established villains to go on a killing frenzy that involves the deaths of any cannon-fodder ninja who are unlucky enough to be in the vicinity at the time. Actually, if we take a look back in the story, we’ll find that this isn’t the first time that this has happened either – with the other instance involving none other than Nagato where he went psycho-pigeon on us and wiped out half an army. The deeper we look at these two situations, the more of a connection we can see between the two.
Firstly, both Nagato and Obito had met up with Madara prior to their fall-outs – whether they realized it or not. Nagato was given the Rinnegan and Obito was given a half Hashirama body and then afterwards, both were met with tragedy. The other ironic part (or perhaps it was planned) is that in both cases, their rampages were triggered by the loss of a loved one and, even further than that, in both cases those loves ones were killed by a close friend (Obito watched Kakashi kill Rin and Nagato himself was forced to kill Yahiko). I’m starting to believe that with Madara’s connection to both individuals, this may be a case where he planned for the deaths of both Yahiko and Rin in order to make Nagato and Obito feel what hell on earth was like.
Basically, the bottom line here is that I have no doubt that both Obito and Nagato were just pawns in Madara’s game and as such, I’m sure Madara would have gone through any lengths to mold them as he saw fit, even if it meant destroying everything they cherished. To this extent, I believe that even if he didn’t cause Rin’s death direct, I do believe he may have had a hand in creating the events that lead to the tragedy. I also still think Obito may have, at some point, become aware of this fact, once again leading me to the point of why he seemed unwilling to revive Madara again as they had planned.
Despite everything though, this chapter still left us with more questions than answers, such as why Kakashi killed Rin, or why the Mist was so adamant about securing her, even if it just meant retrieving her body. My original theory about her being a Jinchuuriki may not be accurate anymore, seeing as how her death would have also been synonymous with the death of the Bijuu itself if she contained one, but there are still many other possibilities floating about and more than enough theories being discussed in the comment’s section to help keep our imaginations alive. I do hope some of our questions are answered soon though, because the mystery is killing me with suspense.
Another thing I’d like to point out that may lead to some more crazy theories is how similar to Danzou Obito is in this scene. Like Danzou, he has a sharingan only in his right eye, has a body that is half made up of Hashirama cells that he can’t fully control yet, he has an odd collection of Sharingan eyes and he has a similar hair style. Could it be that Danzou was Obito from the future who went into the past to try and fix his own mistakes in the past thus fixing the future again? Have I been taking to many loony pills? Will the world ever run out of cheesecake? I suppose we’ll never know…
Moving onto chapter 606, we’re given a lot more development as far as Obito’s story is concerned and I found one page in particular to be very visually compelling.
Seeing Obito hold Rin’s dead body close to him like that – with no care for the blood on his hands or on her – was both heartbreaking and disturbing at the same time. It painted a visceral portrait of what one might depict as a personal hell and it did a good job of grounding Obito’s feelings of despair and making them seem poignant.
The scene seems to take on an even more ethereal tone as the view pans out and shows us the rest of the surrounding environment, with Obito and Rin centered in what looks to be little more than a pool of blood with the bright, full moon reflecting off its surface. Ripples form in the reflection of the moon as well, as if to reflect the scars and lines on Obito’s face – a sign of twistedness and corruption – yet it also creates a strange sense of calm and peace around Obito and Rin who are at the center of this tranquil light.
Whether or not this scene involving Rin’s death and Obito’s change is in itself convincing enough to justify his later actions for some readers is uncertain, but one thing I do know for sure is that this is a subject that will be up for debate for many weeks or even months to come, with many either for or against it.
Aside from the obvious symbolic gestures though, the chapter also does a good job of tying up a lot of loose ends, not the least of which was the part of how Madara’s dream world would work… in theory.
Basically, I think the premise of the dream world is the same as the premise behind Izanagi. By using the power of the Gedou Mazou – and eventually the Juubi – you can create anything you can imagine, but I wonder whether if like the Izanagi it can make those dreams become reality. This would tie in with the power of the Sage of the Six Paths, who used the Izanagi to create life from his imagination, turning thoughts and ideas into physical form.
But this also begs the question of what reality actually is. Is the ability to create something on its own enough to justify that creation as reality? Or is it about perception, how those who live in that world see their lives and measure their existence? Is reality something that can be born from only one person’s ideals and imaginings, or is it born from a collective of a multitude of consciousnesses all interacting together in different, contrasting and tangible ways? Why am I asking so many weird questions in this breakdown? Find out all of this and more in the next episode of “The Twilight Zone!” (And no, you won’t find Edward Cullen there…)
Other important details we learned about in this chapter include where Black Zetsu came from and the fact that Gedou Mazou is actually the shell of the Juubi’s body infused with Hashirama’s cells, which in itself is quite an interesting development. The appearance of the statue itself may, as such, give us clues as to what the juubi might have looked like before it was sealed away.
We also learned that Madara did, in fact, give his eyes to Nagato (which means they didn’t come from Obito) and that Obito claiming they were his was most likely part of his act as he took on the roll of Madara. All-in-all, this chapter did a good job of tying down many loose ends, but it still left enough up in the air to keep our interests through to the end.
In any case, I know this is cutting it a bit short for a double breakdown, but that’s all from me this week. I’ve said just about everything I can think about saying regarding these two chapters, but if anyone else wants to add anything, then they are more than welcome to. In the meantime though, here are your bubbliton contest winners.
Bubble: Well that was…shocking!
Caption: Sad attempt at a pun, when one is about to die…
Kakashi: I said HOLD STILL!
Caption: dude, didn’t you see the huge bug on her back?
3rd) Bret Yingling
Rin: I think you’re supposed to take your arm out first.
Caption: Kakashi never used Kamui like that ever again.
2nd) Sunil Shrestha
Bubble : But it was just a glimpse of your………………
Caption : No-one lives after seeing Kakashi’s face.
Ajd just narrowly took this one and I have to say, it was very difficult to choose the top Bubbliton entries this time around because there were just so many great ones worth mentioning. I could have easily had a top 20 list, but in the end, I had to settle for the above. In saying that, it was a real pleasure to read them all and I found myself laughing a number of times, so please keep up the good work!
Here is this week’s screen.