Naruto 651 – Filling the Void
All of a sudden, the polymerization is complete, and we got Sasuke and Naruto rolling through Obito with the force of nine giant Rasengans in front of him. Obito brings out his epic DNA shaped sword… and well, let’s just say it looks like he seems to come out with the short end of the stick.
With that said, it suddenly looks like the end of this fight just got a lot closer, and I’m admittedly feeling a bit eh about the choice of developments here. Because the fact is—whether you’ve liked it or not—the whole friendship element and references to past chapters have been going on for a fair amount of chapters now. As such, the sudden development in the last few chapters makes it kind of like “errrr, okay” and I’m not exactly sure whether or not I should be cheering or lamenting. As awesome as the polymerization, the nine Rasengans, and the visions of what Obito could’ve been if he continued on his path were… it just didn’t end up jibing at the end for one reason or another, and it’s just somewhat disappointing that all of Obito’s talk ends just like that—especially after the revelation of what seems to be his final weapon.
On the other hand though, it’s possible that this isn’t the end at all—rather, it could be far from over—and really, I don’t know if that’d be worse or better at this point. And ultimately, that’s just this chapter in a nutshell. It’s just a chapter (and potential resolution of the conflict in general) that could’ve been immensely awesome, but for one reason or another just falls short on the delivery and in terms of giving the feelings a resolution should. Maybe it’s partially due to my headache, maybe it’s just something that’ll grow on me later, or maybe it’s something that’ll just look better animated. Who knows. But yeah, I guess I’ll see how the next chapter develops first before saying anything else…