Naruto 680 – All Your Chakra
Kaguya’s busy summoning different dimensions (or did she teleport them to another location/dimension? It’s hard to tell at this point.), Naruto’s got the ability to float/fly, Obito’s being used as a kunai stab plushie in order to keep Kakashi/Sakura from falling into a lava, Sasuke’s getting nuked by the Byakugan… and it’s a chapter just leaves you with a variety of mixed feelings.
After all, it’s probably safe to say no one can say for certain what happened here in terms of the whole lava/volcano bit, and the things that people did understand could be construed as odd in some shape or form. We got Sakura being pigeonholed as some useless person we should dislike, Sasuke’s eyes being pretty useless in the face of the Byakugan for reasons that are rather unclear, and despite all that happens this chapter, it feels like there’s not much to fear from Kaguya at all. Needless to say, the latter aspects are things that don’t really jibe considering how everything’s been presented so far—for instance, are we suddenly supposed to hate on Sakura or something? I’m not buying it—and it’s something that reeks of issues regarding the thinking process behind it all.
At this point it’s clear there was some major diversion in regards to what Kishimoto had in mind previously (or didn’t have), and although part of this has made itself shown in previous chapters, I’d say it hasn’t ever shown itself as much as it did here. I’d go as far to say that the only thing that really seemed continuous from the last chapter were the undead Hokage getting ready to join the fray, and it’s admittedly a bit saddening to see how this chapter felt like things were just tossed together. That said, I guess there’s at least the previous Hokage coming together again to look forward to… for all the positives and negatives that statement entails.