Re: Naruto Manga Chapter 608 Discussion and 609 Predictions
Another slightly lame chapter. Kishi keeps showing us the same flashbacks over and over again, but isn't showing us any new historical information about how or why Rin died.
Of course we still don't have any idea where Sasuke and Orochimaru are going or what their plans are. However, considering that Madara is on the battlefield and the Juubi is in the process of being created, I wonder how much time they have for Sasuke to reach some kind of decision, for him to come to the battlefield, and for him to play any kind of a role in the rest of the manga.
We have no idea what's going on with the kages.
We have no idea where the whole rest of the allied shinobi army is, even though they've been running towards Naruto and Bee at full speed for several chapters now.
Naruto, Kakashi, Gai and Bee still don't seem to have any kind of plan for defeating Madara or Obito. Kakashi is running out of chakra and is taking lots of damage. Gai has just used the strongest attack he can use without killing himself, against an undead Madara who is just going to regenerate from it anyway. Bee is injured and hasn't been able to participate in the battle at all for several chapters.
The last half-dozen chapters have been dominated by flashbacks but we've only learned two new things about Tobi: 1) that he's Obito and 2) that he was motivated by the death of Rin. All the rest of it is unnecessary sentimentality and backtracking, trying to explain these two things and trying to make the Obito reveal make sense.
However, there was some decent fighting in this chapter, and Naruto is really being quite a badass, so overall the chapter wasn't terrible. I give it 3/5