Naruto Chapter 610 Breakdown: Here’s a little something about nothing…
You know, there comes a time in every breakdown writers career (yes, we call it that even though we never get paid), where they hit a brick wall as far as the chapter they are writing about is concerned. While some chapters offer a lot of complexity and plenty of material two write an in-depth analysis about, others are simply too straight-forward, where the only thing an author can really do with them is narrate them directly in a fashion not too dissimilar from a boring villainous monologue.
It’s in these moments where an author’s metal is truly tested, where they must strive to make a mountain out of a molehill, an ocean out of a puddle or five-star cuisine out of nothing more than two slices of bread and a block of moldy cheese. Can this breakdown writer pull off such a daring feat? Is this nonsense he is spouting right now anything more than an attempt to distract his audience and hide the fact that he has no clue what to say about this chapter? Read on, and find out!
So what happened in this chapter?
Well, there was a lot of “pew, pew, pew!” and a lot of “bang, bang, bang!”, and then a “boom!” and a “whoosh!” and an *insert various types of splosions here*.
What we did learn amongst all this chaos though is that the Juubi apparently has a mouth that’s just about the size of its body, with enough teeth to put Jaws to shame. Of course, if a creature of any kind has a mouth as big as that, it can only mean one thing; he must be a long-lost relative of mine.
Visually, I have to say that if Kishi wanted the Juubi to look horridly grotesque, he succeeded in achieving that goal quite soundly. The way the Juubi’s singular eye almost seems to be a life form of its own – bulging out of its estranged socket as if it were ready to pop out and return to its home planet – definitely seems to place a lot of emphasis on its importance. I have no doubt that we’ll learn how its linked to the Sharingan and Rinnegan at some point, as I highly doubt its similarity in appearance to both said doujutsu is just a coincidence.
Naturally, we also learned that the Juubi is incredibly powerful as well – so powerful, in fact, that its power cannot even be measured by Naruto, who attempts to use Sage mode to gauge its strength. This doesn’t really come as much of a surprise when we consider that this IS meant to be the ultimate mass of chakra in the Narutoverse, but it does make one wonder just how the Sage of the Six Paths managed to best such an overwhelming beast, or how Naruto and company might possibly do the same. Perhaps, like most wild Bijuu, it simply lacked the intelligence to control its own overwhelming power and thus needed a host to make the most of its potential, which may also explain why – for the time being – it seems to be allowing Madara and Obito to control it.
Still, one thing I have to give to team “good guys” is the fact that they refuse – point-blank – to even consider giving up, despite the enormity of the threat facing them.
Despite my declaration earlier that there wasn’t much I could think of saying for this chapter, if I had to point one pertinent observation out, it would be the conflict of interests I noticed occurring between Madara and Obito.
One the one hand, you have Obito who wants to start the Moon Eye plan right away for the purpose of creating a new world. On the other, you have Madara who claims that there would be too much interference from Naruto and company and that they should use the Juubi’s power to remove them from the picture first. This disagreement showcases an air of tension between Obito and Madara that wasn’t readily apparent before as Obito defiantly accuses Madara of simply wanting to test their newly acquired power as if he were a child playing with a toy.
This conflict made me ponder on the idea of whether or not these two Uchiha really share the same goal after all. For starters, is Madara really interested in the Moon Eye Plan, or was he simply using Obito as a pawn to acquire power all along? If he was just using Obito as nothing more than a pawn, did Obito figure it out? Would that explain why he seems hesitant now, or why he might have been less-than-enthusiastic when learning about Madara’s revival through Edo Tensei?
When we look at Madara as a whole, there are a few things that just don’t add up for me. For one, he speaks about creating a world where there are no losers and where everyone can find acceptance and love, but then, in contrast to those words, he places a lot of pride and emphasis on his rivalry with Hashirama. If all he was interested in is peace and love, then why would such a rivalry be so important to him? Why would he always compare his own strength to that of Hashirama’s?
I do believe there’s a good chance that Madara is really only interested in power and nothing more and, if that’s the case, we may see a fallout between him and Obito soon.
Beyond that hypothesis, there isn’t much else I can add to this chapter as far as deep, contemplative theories are concerned. I could mention Kurama taking the helm as a team captain, or how Kakashi has better control of Kamui now, but then I’d just be stating the glaringly obvious and I wouldn’t be adding any meaningful insight beyond what our readers can already see well enough on their own.
In saying all that, this wasn’t in any way a bad chapter. On the contrary, it was actually a very good chapter as far as battles go. It’s just not the kind of chapter I can write a novel about, much to the dismay of many of our word-count obsessed readers out there.
So, with that, I bring a close to this breakdown. Here are last week’s bubbliton winners.
Naruto: What are you doing, Kurama?! This is an important battle..
Kurama: Tch, it’s only your Speech-no-jutsu vs their The World is Crap-no-Jutsu.
Caption: Kurama using his Captain Obvious-no-Jutsu.
Naruto: WHAT DO YOU MEAN George Lucas sold the rights for Star Wars to Disney? What will happen to the Ewoks and the wookies?
Kurama: dead, all dead. There’s no place in a Disney movie for cute fuzzy creatures coming together to sing and danc… DAMNIT!
Caption: Nartuo uses his sage mode to sense the future.
Well, that winning post was full of so many innuendos that it would have made Captain Pickles proud. Still, it was funny and that’s the bottom line. <_<
Here is this week’s Bubbliton.
Have fun, and sorry again about the short breakdown! I’ll see you all in the comments! ^ ^