Re: Naruto Manga Chapter 614 Discussion and 615 Predictions
What utter garbage.
First of all, this chapter just delays information about Shikaku's brilliant plan. We barely see anyone react to their HQ getting destroyed. Only a few people are actually of any help here and they just seemingly stand there while the Hyuga help Naruto. The Hyuga helping Naruto just seems like something Kishimoto threw in as an afterthought going 'oh yeah, those guys, they should get some screen time'. Did he honestly think we'd get new respect for Neji just with Narutos off-hand comment?
Madara's revelation that one can't be a Jinchuriki as an Edo Tensei was not surprising and it's something I, and I'm sure a lot more, have speculated about FOR MONTHS.
Did Kishimoto honestly think we'd care about Neji's death? He's been seen in the Chunin Exams, where he was an obnoxious ****, and then he showed some growth when he fought the amazing Spider-man, and then he had a funny scene in the beginning of Shippuden, but that's it! Minor characters just aren't as interesting anymore due to lack of screen time and relevance because of the messed up power levels. Not only that, but he just shielded Naruto from two out of thousands of spikes. What kind of death is that? At least if Hiashi had done it it would've served some kind of purpose, like saving his brother's son, as his brother saved him. Not to mention the whole 'letting the next generation take over' which is supposedly a major theme. Now he just stood there.
The only saving grace to this chapter was Obito's and Madaras argument. While it is ALSO something that has been predicted for a long time now, it was at least portrayed well.