Naruto Chapter 683 Breakdown: There’s a time and a space for everything.

Greetings one and all.

This week we had quite an interesting chapter, because despite the fact that it seems to have not advanced the plot in any truly meaningful way, we actually get quite a few tidbits of information out of it that are worth discussing.

Not the least of which is Kaguya’s level of power, which seems to be too much for Naruto alone to handle.

I guess it's just that time of the month for Kaguya.

I guess it’s just that time of the month for Kaguya.

One thing is certain though, and that is that Chapter 683 was largely focused on Obito. With his timely resurrection thanks to Naruto’s intervention, it is now clear that he has both of his original Sharingan eyes back again.

However, this seemingly positive moment is marred by an ominous premonition.

That awkward moment when Obito realized that not all of him was saved...

That awkward moment when Obito realized that not all of him was saved…

All joking aside, in the original context of the above page, after telling Obito that he has revived him, Naruto continues to say “but…” followed by a moment of awkward silence, as if suggesting there’s more to it than that.

Obito then goes on to say “yes… I know…”, which leads us to believe that he is aware of some altercations as far as his resurrection is concerned. The only conclusion I could come to at this stage in reading this chapter, was that Naruto’s attempts to save Obito have only prolonged the inevitable rather than averting it completely, and that Obito’s death is still very much set in stone, albeit with a brief postponement period. Of course, when you consider he used both the Rinne Tensei and had the Juubi ripped out of him, it’s understandable if even Naruto’s impressive healing skills weren’t enough to save him completely.

What follows is a brief discussion about the situation, as well as a reference to the seal that is needed to defeat Kaguya, that can apparently only be used when Naruto and Sasuke are together. In their current, separated state, there doesn’t seem to be any chance of winning, but what really interested me was the question posed by Kakashi at the end of the discussion.

Wow, that escalated quickly.

Wow. That escalated quickly.

Now, I can’t fully account for all the nuances regarding translations from Japanese to English, and how they might affect the way I perceive a particular moment in any given chapter, but I’ve found myself asking whether the question that Kakashi posed was directed at everyone, as a test of their strength of will, or whether it was directed at Naruto in particular.

The main contributing factor as far as that latter impression of mine is concerned is the fact that in the top left panel, it appears as if he is talking to Naruto directly. It also made me wonder if perhaps the seal Naruto and Sasuke intend to use on Kaguya might act as a death sentence to them both, and whether Kakashi is already aware of this. Then again, given what’s at stake, it wouldn’t surprise me if every single shinobi present was ready to give their lives to stop Kaguya, and that they might already be under the full belief that they will not live through this event. If that’s the case, then their willingness to fight on regardless would not only be praiseworthy, but downright awe-inspiring.

Of course, in the end, they might not be as alone as they believe they are, at least, not for long.

Holy crap.

I guess that rules “Genie of the Lamp” out of the question.

I have to admit, while I expected all along that the Edo Tensei Hokage would somehow become involved in this battle against Kaguya in the long run, what I did not expect in the least was Hagoromo appearing to them directly.

For him to appear in such a manner means he must understand how dire the circumstances are for Naruto and Sasuke, especially if he intends to interfere directly. It might also mean that he has since learned the truth regarding his own mother, Kaguya, and her relation to the Juubi. I think, given the circumstances, there might even be a very good chance that Hagoromo will revive Madara back in his original form, and perhaps implore him to work with Hashirama in the effort of stopping Kaguya, might in the same way he implored Naruto and Sasuke to do the same. Perhaps Hagoromo might even bring to light the manner in which Kaguya had manipulated Madara and, in some way, help repair the friendship that Madara and Hashirama once had. I guess only time will tell.

Going back to Naruto and company, I think this is also a good opportunity to bring up a question I asked a few breakdowns ago once more.

Sakura offering to be useful? NEVAH!

Sakura offering to be useful? NEVAH!

Going by the page presented above, I’ll refer back to a question I asked in the breakdown for chapter 680, about whether or not Sasuke’s sentiments as far as abandoning his comrades were concerned, were justified. The answer that received the most votes, and also the one I personally favor, was as follows:

Kakashi and Sakura might not be able to stop Kaguya themselves, but they can still contribute to Naruto’s and Sasuke’s success in some way. Sacrificing them without thought is an ego-induced, strategic blunder on Sasuke’s part.

In a way, this latest chapter reaffirms my own personal sentiments and the answer above, by proving without question that while Sasuke might consider others dispensable, whether or not he succeeds might very well rest on their shoulders. At the end of the day, now that Sasuke has been separated from Naruto via Kaguya’s space-time jutsu, his only hope (given his own obvious lack of a space-time jutsu) is for someone else to rescue him. That someone, in this case, is Obito. Also, given that Obito on his own does not have the chakra capacity to perform a space-time jutsu on a level to match with Kaguya’s, ultimately, he’ll be relying on Sakura’s Kyahku-Gou seal chakra to help him get the job done.

Keep in mind, these are people Sasuke was more than willing to let fall to their fiery deaths not to long ago, citing them as unimportant. Now they are the only ones who can actually save him. If that isn’t the height of irony, I don’t know what is.

Still, as I mentioned before, the primary focus of this chapter was Obito, and, as Naruto himself mentioned, it seems as if he’s finally gotten rid of that mask he had been wearing for far too long.

I guess Obito's keeping in line with the Akatsuki member's suicidal tendancies.

I guess Obito’s keeping in line with his fellow Akatsuki member’s suicidal tendencies.

This page also appears to reaffirm what I felt earlier in the chapter, and that is that Obito is living on borrowed time. It seems he finally intends to walk the more difficult path and clear the way for others, much in the way a Hokage would for his people, though that does make me question once again, whether his words also suggest that his comrades will ultimately follow him down the path towards death. Or perhaps he intends for his own death to absolve his comrades of a similar fate.

When I look back at that question that Kakashi posed, and consider whether it was directed at everyone, or just Naruto, it also makes me wonder if Obito’s words here were said with the knowledge that Naruto himself, also expects to give his own life in this battle and whether Obito intends to travel that path first, so as to blaze the trail and make Naruto’s own walk down that same path a bit easier to bear.

Either way, it’s nice to see Obito showing the Mangekyou Sharingan in both eyes now. It opens up the possibility of us finally seeing his own version of Susanoo, if he awakens it. All-in-all, I enjoyed this chapter and look forward to the next one, but for now, that’s all from me.

In the interests of keeping you all busy until the next breakdown, here’s a Bubbliton Contest.

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~ by Tenrai Senshi on July 8, 2014.

29 Responses to “Naruto Chapter 683 Breakdown: There’s a time and a space for everything.”

  1. First!

  2. just to copy/paste my last comment here… xD

    Is Kishi giving an hommage of Naruto’s battle with Haku in the last chapter?
    Haku/Kaguya can appear anywhere, Naruto can’t escape and for a brief moment Sasuke and Naruto were together.

    Besides, great breakdown Tenrai ! I am as well waiting eagerly for the next chapter

  3. Bubbliton
    Sasuke: I don’t know how but somehow, someway this is Sakura’s fault !!
    Caption: Not this time Sasuke😛

  4. Third it is😀

  5. Fourth is Death! !!

  6. BUBBLE: WHEN THE FUCK DID I STEP INTO ONE PIECE?

  7. http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/684

    NEW CHAPTER’S OUT!

  8. EPICCC

  9. @ Chapter

    It looks like that connection between Kaguya and the Kaguya clan I mentioned a few breakdowns ago was just confirmed in this chapter. She used bones to attack Naruto (and even shot one out her palm) and the attack was even called (translated to English) suicide ash bones.

  10. And we have the confirmation that there are 5 dimensions, probably referencing to the 5 chakra types.

  11. Excellent prediction, Tenrai!

    Hm, I wonder if Kaguya was born in the “gateway” dimension…

  12. Great breakdown, the Ten!

    Bubble:

    Second panel : Shouldn’t have eaten so many beans…

    Caption: Fart no jutsu, making craters bigger than chibaku tensei!

    (As I ain’t native speaker, i don’t know well which adverb [or whatever] to use before beans, sorry if it’s wrong!)

  13. my BUBBLE entry, simple yet elegant

    Second Panel: …..shit….
    Caption: Knowing when you just got fucked

  14. Caption: On the next episode of Lost…

    Bubble: I knew I should’ve taken that left turn at Albuquerque.

    (Hope you can fit that in there)
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    That’s what she said. >.> lol

  15. Bubble: oh look I’m in the dimensions of my character development…
    Caption: F/$#

  16. Bubble: If only there was a way to get around here faster..
    Caption: Like maybe an eagle, no? Okay then.

  17. Early release
    http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/685

  18. Nice use of flashback. Good episode for Sakura in a couple of ways.🙂

  19. Bubble: Great, so Kaguya decided to send me to a chapter of Bleach.

    Caption: That awkward moment when the main villain is so hax, she can open portals to other manga.

  20. @Chapter

    This is mostly what I expected from this chapter. Nothing exceptional, but necessary all the same. It was nice to see Sakura being useful though. Maybe that will open Sasuke’s mind a bit more to the worth of others so he won’t be so quick to disregard them as deadweights in future.

  21. Bubble: Having friends is so mainstream. Welcome to myspace…
    Caption: Deserted emo is deserted.

  22. Interesting to see how useless Kakashi has become. No doubt even sakura could best Kakashi right now ~_~

  23. @Ahsan Blasphemy !!

    Glad to see the Bubbliton contest is flourishing.

    I enjoyed the chapter even thou we didn’t saw much. Obito bled on both eyes, that’s something.
    Mostly fans are all hyped up for the SasuSaku moment.
    Personally I’m a NaruHina fan but I would like to know what is the most popular couple match here. (especially Tenrai’s favorite)

  24. @Nisam

    I’m a NaruHina fan mostly. She’s the only person who has openly declared her love for him and who was even willing to die to protect him. I’ve never seen Sakura go that far, so there’s no reason for me to set up tent in that camp.

    In saying that, romance has never been Kishi’s strong point so I’m not sure if we’ll ever see much development in that hemisphere.

  25. @chapter
    proof again that even a Uchiha must save a Uchiha. Still nothing exceptional as Tenrai pointed out. I just wish we could understand more about Sasuke’s eye powers.. I mean we’ve already seen the teleport jutsu. There has to be more to it than that. Second of all how are they suppose to get back to naruto if they just used a huge amount of chakra just to get Sasuke?

    @Nisam
    I’m a NaruHina fan myself

  26. as always thanks ten for the great breakdown.

  27. I’m calling it, Tenrai. Hinata is the resurrection of So6P’s brother.

  28. I never did compliment Tenrai on his breakdown. Way to Go Tenrai and thanks for handing us some of your precious time .

  29. I’ve always been a NaruHina fan. As a girl myself I identify more with Hinata’s personality, and I really like how she has developed. Sakura on the other hand was really obnoxious in the beginning of the series, and I just don’t like her personality, or her constant chasing after Sasuke.

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