Anyways to anyone interested in reading last chapter's review Click here.
So lets get started on this weeks chapter.
The first 1/3 of this chapter focuses on whats going on at the alliance forces, last chapter had a cliffhanger ending and thats where we start, with the Jyuubi literally going nuclear on the Alliance.
Yet somehow not even this massive explosion, which makes a crater on the landscape seems to kill anyone, the most that happens is that Naruto loses all his chakra and the other shinobi lose their defensive shield because of that.
By the way, does anyone know what technique was used to protect all the shinobi? was it just Kurama's cloak? that seems a bit cheap to me, a massive attack and all it costs is some guy's chakra.
Or maybe it cost him more than that, as this panel shows Naruto seemingly channeling the chakra of all the Tailed beasts he freed earlier to protect everyone, its still a bit of a stretch but I suppose I can believe that using the chakra of all the tailed beasts is enough to protect the whole Alliance, I do hope though that there wont be anymore of these Meteor attacks from Madara.
The last time we see the Alliance in this chapter is when they all stand infront of Naruto ready to protect him, not too impressive actually considering that they have lost their protection from Kurama and I cant imagine any of them being in any shape to fight, while the Jyuubi gets closer and closer to its complete form.
Kakashi and Obito.
Arguably the far superior part of this chapter is when we follow with the two former friends into the other dimension. I love the fact that they are fighting in their own world, both these men have influenced each other so much that its just fitting for them to be alone in a place no one else can reach them, because in the past they also influenced each other in a way no one else has been able to since.
The battle starts almost immediately and Kakashi goes in with Raikiri, yet before he can make the killing blow he hesitates and is unable to finish Obito off.
( How many times has Kakashi not been able to kill the person he's targeting now? Almost every killing blow he's ever made has been interrupted somehow or unsuccessful)
Its quite surprising though to see Obito receive any mercy he has, yet this isn't the first time Kakashi has shown mercy to an enemy, even Sasuke took a while to rile him up, it seems that in his heart Kakashi holds some people very dear to him and even if they are his enemies right now, he cant help himself from caring about them, perhaps not caring about who they are now, but who they were in the past.
|Another unsuccessful kill for the copy ninja.|
We get a nice bit of back story, about how Rin actually died and why, the plan of releasing the Sanbi in Konoha is quite similar to having Gaara go berzerk years later, is it possible that Akatsuki somehow planned their attack after being inspired by the Mist village? of course its Orochimaru who actually performed the attack but its been revealed recently that he may have had other reasons for attacking his home village.
Perhaps the biggest source of irony for me is how Kakashi has killed the one person he swore to protect, while failing to kill many people he has aimed for.
Troll logic to the maximum really, If I don't believe it, then its a fake and didn't happen, Obito is far gone by now and I think there is no real way to redeem him, the last visual of this chapter which shows Obito with a hole in his chest, just goes to further emphasize that Obito is in fact heartless.
Conclusion and Ratings.
This review turned out longer than I thought, so congrats on making it this far, Not much to add to this chapter other than the Kakashi vs Obito fight being really interesting, true its not a real fight as its just one attack but Kakashi is a fascinating character and he even makes the dull Obito quite interesting.
Nothing new on the Alliance, Jyuubi attacks, some one gets injured, same old same old.
I'll rate this chapter as a 3.5 out of 5 and only because of Kakashi, it would get much higher if it cut out the Alliance portion of it.