Madara and the absolutely insane scale are what is saving this particular stretch for me. As Obito isn't all that dissimilar from Pain as an antagonist at this point. Which in and of itself fits, because he tried to be to Pain what Madara currently is to him. So it makes sense that he would revert to his less authoritative mindset.
R.I.P. Dwayne McDuffie & Maggie Harry
He taught me about what heroes were. You showed me how to be one. I miss you.
Fox Mr. Sinister (holding Rogue's chin): "So beautiful, yet so strong."
Fox Wolverine: "Well, I always did think I was kinda cute. Nice of you to mention it."
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Chapters like this last one, with some great emotional impact, saves it all a bit for me. But scale-wise my interest peaks at around the kage vs. Madara battle (which had a great variety in terms of giant "special effects") or the Naruto, Kakashi, Killer Bee and Gai vs. Obito fight (which had excellent close combat with detailed coreography).
I get why most people really like the current action. It just isn't really working for me.
I just wish that Madara was bit more... you know... into it?
I mean, it's really hard to root against someone who seems like he doesn't actually care about it all that much.
I'd like if either he or Obito were more sort of...
That'd be fun.
Itachi is the best hero and villain.
Also the worst of both.
Suffering is a fact of life. You survive if you find a reason to endure it.
Do you want fries with that? WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?!
The Insanity of Sasuke Uchiha
The No-Life King was both shocked and enraged when he eventually made his way outside and found Seras sparkling in the sunlight. “Police Girl, what do you think you're doing?!” Alucard bellowed, causing Seras to emit a surprised 'gasp'. “Stop that this instant!”
“Oh... M-Master, I-I was just... just...”
“You were sparkling!!!” Alucard shouted.
The Truth about FF
In anime related news:
Sage Naruto utterly stomped Four Tails Naruto.
Hell, He was barely trying. I so have to look animated gifs for this now.
"I am Shishihime Ikiho! The legendary hero who has lived 5000 years!"
"That's right, and I am a high schooler who couldn't live alone even for a second... and is as cool as the devil himself."
If our villain's not going to enjoy being committing his evil, why should we enjoy reading about him doing it?
"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
- C.S. Lewis
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"This is the energy that caused the extinction of your race! Now die again!"-Musashi Tomoe
It's better to burn out, than to fade away!-The Kurgan
Please.........I go through everyone's trash.-The Question
"I said, I'm singing a song. And when someone's singing a song, YOU DON'T SHOOT THEM!"-Kenji Endo
And then you have Madara, who just doesn't seem to care about anything other than himself. It appears that he didn't even care about his clan or brother, and he's treating the whole process of taking over the world like a normal person would about taking out the trash. If anything, it makes me hate even more, because he's coming in at the last minute, just expecting things to go his way. Most anime villains are so melodramatic, that seeing Madara so cool and collected-for now-is just so, I don't know, not what I expected. I don't think I've ever hated a fictional character so much.
COCAINE IS MY GOD AND I AM THE LIVING INSTRUMENT OF ITS WILL!!
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Choji is seriously the only character in fiction who can make a butterfly a manly and fierce symbol.