Well that chapter was certainly epic, especially considering the whole chapter was solely focused on the dealings of Naruto and Co., and ah it’s great to see Kakashi again, I missed him =). This battle between Naruto and Tobi has turned into a clash of beliefs; both believe in the “truths” they follow and both are laying down everything in pursuit of their “dreams” although Tobi’s dream is itself is to place everybody in a neverending “dream”, well illusion to be more precise. The more I see Tobi’s desire to “end reality” the more I’m curious toward the reasons behind such a desire, just what happened to Tobi in the past to make him this way?
The “perfected Juubi” does sound interesting, especially when you hear that it was the beginning of all chakra; a god who created countries, swallows oceans, splits lands, carries mountains, and is the progenitor of all that exists in this world. The Juubi really does sound like an existence where it takes on a form exponentially greater than it’s parts. A shame we won’t get to see the perfected Juubi, but even with a fraction of the Hachibi and Kyuubi chakra, it certainly will still be interesting to see the Juubi that revives from the Gedou Mazou (so the statue was the Juubi’s vessel).
Badass when Naruto made his speech and stated his dream, got to love how his dream matured from becoming Hokage to get everyone to acknowledge him to becoming a Hokage that surpasses all the previous generation Hokages, even more so when it echoed what he stated after he met his mother and fully accepted who he is (chapter 505). In Naruto-moments like these, I really do melt away into bliss, what a badass Naruto! And hahaha, Guy, Kakashi and Bee following up with their comments, how amusing – lol at Bee revealing his sexual fetish =P.
Tobi’s familiarity with Kakashi and Guy is quite the development; from the way he spoke to the two of them it seems like he knew the two of them in the past and on a close level to boot. Just who is Tobi? The thought of Obito crossed my mind, but it can’t be him…just how will everything fit together if he is? Anyway even with this development, I’ll still stick with my theory that Tobi is Izuna Uchiha who was kept alive by Zetsu’s clone ability, and who ended up taking Obito’s remaining Sharingan (the similarities between Tobi and Kakashi’s Sharingan seem like more than coincidence to me).
I was curious to see what Sasuke and Orochimaru were up to, but with this chapter focusing so much on Naruto, I don’t mind in the least, I’m always glad to see more of Naruto whatever the situation =). Looking forward to the next chapter of Naruto and seeing what Naruto and Co. are going to do as well as what Tobi is going to do with the Gedou Mazou.