Naruto 603 – Behind the Scenes
This week on Naruto, we find out that the “Zetsu”/artificial humans don’t have to take dumps, and that Obito doesn’t quite need to do so as often too (I think). I had to go look around to verify the translations admittedly, but yes, that’s actually pretty much what a fair amount of dialogue was dedicated to this chapter. Felt like a bit of a troll to be honest, but in a way it was one, as well as a set-up chapter too for the most part.
Getting into a more serious mode, we see Obito’s continued “imprisonment” in Madara’s underground cave. Contrary to some of the expectations that the cave just so happened to be under where Obito was crushed though, it turns out that the artifical humans were the ones who got em’ down there in the first place… which is definitely a step up from the far-fetched nature of the other alternative. Sadly though, that’s pretty much all we get this chapter: poop jokes and a few random hints here and there. But as mentioned earlier, this chapter also serves as a set-up for the next, and things start getting admittedly interesting with the reveal that Obito was actually alerted to Rin and Kakashi’s impending doom at the hands of the Mist ninjas. For one, it most likely lets us see what happens to Rin, which is probably the big unanswered question everyone’s just pondering at the moment. And next, we also get to see the interesting development that Obito’s merge with “Zetsu” results in someone who looks exceptionally like Madara in his younger days… makes you wonder…
Either way, it looks like the foundations are being set for revealing exactly why Obito ends up supporting Madara’s plan (at least to an extent), though we pretty much know its likely to do with Kakashi’s inability to protect Rin, who probably ends up dying in view of Obito. Notably, part of me can’t help but suspect that Zetsu’s offer to assist Obito and let him go to Rin/Kakashi is just a ruse to get him riled up and support Madara, because Rin’s already at a point where she can’t be saved or something… Anywho, another week’s done, and it looks like the flashbacks continue next week.