Naruto 598 – The Mask Shatters
This week on Naruto… well, not much happens. We get some more signs (or red herrings) that Obito is Tobi via Kakashi’s flashbacks to what must’ve been Obito’s grave, as well as via Guy’s admittance that he’s thinking along the same lines. I had hoped that they’d reveal who Tobi really was this chapter, but alas, we’re given the trollin’ cliffhanger to end things off this chapter. We’re guaranteed to see the reveal next week at least though, so that’s the end of that, as well as the rampant speculations as to who it is. Personally, I would’ve preferred that they revealed him this week, but alas… I should’ve seen that coming. Otherwise, the rest of the chapter was pretty much a few fancy battle scenes, coupled with the continued demonstrations of Naruto’s development as a ninja, and Kakashi continuing to show why he’s so lethal in battle. Gotta admit, Kakashi’s teleportation of a Naruto clone instead of the Rasengan to trick Tobi… just a brilliant play. Even I was caught off guard a bit by it!
Anywho, that’s about it for this week. Easily my shortest post of my career here on RC, but I reckon next chapter’ll have a bunch of stuff to talk about. Though, I guess it’ll be dependent on who is the one actually behind the mask. Regardless, I can’t help but shake the fact that the focus on this fight is going to end in the next chapter or two, as I can’t see Kishimoto not taking this break in the action to shift the focus back to Sasuke, for better or for worse.