Re: Naruto Manga Chapter 604 Discussion and 605 Predictions
Pandering. That's what this chapter is, pure and simple. This is one of the worst chapters I've seen in months. What was it, 16 chapters of Obito doing nothing and just running around, and then one provocative image that's going to be the cliff-hanger for the next week? It's the most blatant piece of audience manipulation and suspense-manufacturing that I've seen in this manga, maybe since Itachi "magically" appeared in the fight against Danzo (right before the manga went on a two-week break, no less).
So we're left with the image of Kakashi, a good guy who recently learned the hard lesson of protecting one's friends, killing an innocent and unarmed Rin with a stab through the heart.
AND we know that Obito was there. He witnessed the whole thing. But history tells us that he didn't reveal himself to Kakashi, or ask what the motivation was or anything like that. This leads to a handful of bad options:
1) This scene was real (probably influenced by genjutsu or mind-control), in which case Obito is a hypocritical loser and Kakashi is some kind of monster or maniac. Obito must have seen the death of Rin and simply turned around and gone home without so much as questioning why this happened or what Kakashi was thinking.
2) The scene was staged (by zetsu clones or the transformation jutsu), but Obito just gave up, turned around and went back to the cave without seeing the truth and without asking Kakashi why he did what he appeared to do.
3) This scene is fake, and Kishi showed it to us at the end of a very boring chapter just to manipulate our emotions and make us eager to see the chapter next week where, hopefully, something real happens.
If that's the real Rin and Real Kakashi, there must have been some kind of genjutsu or weird misdirection going on that confused Kakashi into doing it. If that's a fake Rin it could be a transformed Zetsu or a transformed mist Ninja. In that case, where the heck is the real Rin (and how did she really die?)? And if that is the real Rin, and she's actually about to die, why doesn't Obito rush down there and try to use the same exact Hashirama/Zetsu goup to save her life as was used to save his?
I mean, here's the big problem: We KNOW that Obito is on the battlefield, and we KNOW that Obito has attached to his body a substance that allows a person who should be dead to still be alive. So, if Rin is really going to die why doesn't Obito try to save her life? And, in the process, why doesn't he expose himself to Kakashi as still being alive and well?
This chapter is making me extremely angry. I sincerely hope that the next chapter is better, because they can't get much worse.