Naruto Ch. 654-656
This is Iamnotreallyhere, here (or am I = P) with another Naruto breakdown since Tenrai has been busy with work (eating the universe one planet at a time). Now let’s dive right in and get to breakin down these awesomeness manga.
Naruto 654: I am Obito Uchiha
This chapter opens up with a warm, heartfelt, gesture from Obito to Naruto.
What happened afterwards however is a bit open to interpretation. Some have stated that they think that Naruto was the one manipulating Obito by showing him his former team. I for one don’t think Naruto has the capacity for such duplicitous subtlety. In my humble opinion I believe this was the last bit of what made Obito who he was before he lost Rin.
In the end however we may never really know as Obito’s will wavered, and that was enough for the shinobi alliance to win their little game of Tug the Biju’s tail. Which brings us to a milestone in the series: The first time someone surprised an Uchiha by pulling out.
Naruto 655: Track
Now that the Biju have finally been freed from Obito’s imprisonment we’re treated with exactly what we all expected, and then exactly what we didn’t expect.
After a bit more talk both Sasuke and Naruto go to help with Madara as Kakashi, Obito, and Minato begin to reminisce about the days of old. Though it was less through flashbacks(Thank God) and more through delving into the differences between how Kakashi and Obito saw the world after Rin’s death. Both saw the world as a living nightmare though Kakashi seemed to be a glass half full type person to Obito’s Glass half empty perspective. I find it interesting though how both Minato and Kakashi seemed surprised when Obito told them that rin was his only light, you would think as his best friend and teacher they would have seen that from a mile away.
The chapter closes with Naruto and an Epic sized rassengan preparing for an attack on Madara.
Naruto 656: Transfer
Now that the Biju have been freed, and Obito has been talk no jutsu’d so hard that he’ll probably be craping hope for a week straight, it finally looks like the Shinobi alliance can turn it’s full might upon Emo… I mean Edo Madara. But wait there’s more! We also see Garaa and Shukaku are cooking up a little something for Madara.
Their banter kind of reminds me of the kind of chats Naruto and Kurama have been having of late. After another touching scene we’re returned to Madara and Hashirama. These guys have finally seemed to have put Madara in his place but there is one thing I don’t get and that is this: Why does Hashirama have to wait for someone to seal Madara? As a hokage you would think that he would be able to seal his sorry arse on his own. Of course now we go back to Obito where Minato and Kakashi are preparing to say their goodbyes to Obito on account of him being 7 tailed beasts short of a Jinchuriki. Their grief is interupted by Minato’s pet half-fox reveals through flashbacks and even more exposition that he won’t die on account of Gedo Mazou. Even so Obito, having seen the light (see my above comments) no prepares to sacrifice himself to revive those who have died. Of course now is when Madara finally decides to pull his/a Trump card (also known as ass pull no jutsu) to throw his own unique brand of monkey wrench into the works.
And what you might ask is the ace up his sleeve? Black friggin Zetsu… apparently the only reason he was created was to take control of Obito so that he could use the Rinne Tensei
to revive Madara. We are then left off with Madara having been revived, full of life, and also full of Haxorz.
Well that’s all for this Triple breakdown and so I leave you with this
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