Naruto 640 – I’ve Got It Under Control
Alright, before we start things off this week, I need a quick sanity test. Am I the only one who seems to be having more difficulty than usual deciphering what exactly’s going on in the chapters these past few weeks? Or do I just need new glasses or something? Because if there’s one thing I seem to be noticing, it’s that there are a fair amount of panels recently where there’s either too much going on or both Naruto and Minato are the same scene, and it combines to make it very hard to decipher on the first go.
Either way, the big thing this chapter gives us is Obito finally gaining control of his new found powers (due to Rin’s memory, of course), and it’s something that just continues the trend of power-ups from the past few weeks. Sadly though, that’s generally all we get this week for the most part. Arguably the highlight of the chapter was that one full-page panel of Obito’s new form, and there just wasn’t much else aside from that and a quick demo of his overpowered nature. Admittedly, the bit with the picture ripping apart served as a nice metaphor for the gradual consumption of Obito’s mind in the early part of the chapter, but it’s something that also contributed to the notable lack of “actual things happening” that we got this week.
As such, this week’s just mostly a transitional chapter more than anything—one that culminates the transformation of Obito as a true equivalent to the Sage of Six Paths. Many of the questions and scenarios poised last week are still around for the most part (ranging from how there’s a lot of ways to go from here to how it’s a pretty big question mark as to how he’d even be dealt with at this point), and I guess we’ll just see how things go from here. Here’s hoping next week gives us a tad bit more.