Naruto 653 shows a Obito which we’ve never seen before, Obito seems to be going through a lot of feelings to which we see Obito notice that Rin will always be watching over him, to which he’ll than become a great Hokage. Naruto keeps on talking to him mentioning that he wants him to stop running and come back, to which he can pay for his crimes. Furthermore, they’re waiting for him to come to their side. Naruto extends his hand to deal on stopping this battle.
Naruto 653 begins as Obito mentions that there is no need to bring his name up anymore, he’s become fused with the Ten Tails, he can mentions that he’s transcended such a name. He’s no longer a human and thus he’s going to be the one to guide the next stage. He then calls himself the second Sage of the Six Paths! Naruto denies this and tells him that he’s Obito Uchiha!
Naruto mentions that his chakra clinged onto his and he could see his past, both of them lived their lives hoping to one day become the Hokage, to which they’re really alike. The fact that they don’t know their parents, having no one important to them , the loneliness was their biggest fear, always threatened by it. Naruto tells his story that at first he wanted to become acknowledge by someone, anyone.
If he was the same, then that would be reason to become Hokage, to get recognised. Naruto mentions that he should look at himself and consider how he’s turned the entire Shinobi world into their enemy, he also twisted so much that it would only be convenient for him. He won’t get any recognition from anyone, not even from the most important person.
Obito looks up while Naruto mentions that he’s not becoming the exact opposite of a Hokage, he was just like him, Obito stops him and mentions that because of this, he wanted to see the expression of his face when he experience the truth, the despair wrought by this world. He then talks about how the journey he took to become Hokage wasn’t wasted, every time they fight he reminds him of his former self.
He wanted to see if someone like him would also give into despair to the point that he’d throw away everything he’s held on. Naruto mentions that it’s because they’re so similar, adding that he’s pissed off at him. He mentions that he can’t just throw all those things aside and run away. Obito mentions what he’s doing is the same as what a Hokage would do. At this point he can say that he’s going above and beyond their duties as he intends to materialize global peace. Naruto asks if he’s being genuinely sincere.
Naruto asks if that is what he’s actually doing, because at this point he seems to be doing something altogether. Obito closes his eyes and remembers when Rin is helping him, he thanks Rin for saving him, it’s the same as him saving the world. She is surprised, he mentions that he wants to become Hokage and all, thus if he’s not in tip-top condition, so thus he mentions that it would be good if she stayed by his side, like watching over.
Obito mentions that he truly believes that he’s saving the world. Obito mentions that he cannot walk into an unknown destination without knowing what’s going to happen, like the unknown path. Without even expecting to step over corpses of all his comrades. If they wanted to choose the easy option, everyone would do so. Naruto mentions how he can say such a thing, what they want to know isn’t where the shortcut is, they’d like to know how to walk down a dangerous unknown path.
Naruto mentions that it’s not really a dangerous path, the person has to grow a pair and decide to go through that path themselves. To become Hokage means to endure that Pain and to walk down a path and lead by example. To be one that destroys any obstacle and paves the way for everyone else. There is no shortcuts to becoming Hokage, and no shortcuts to run away from it, once you become one!
Obito remembers when Rin was helping him and she had an angry face, he begins talks about other stuff when she hurts him and tells him that she can see through his facade, then telling him that she’s always watching. Rin mentions that he promised that he’d become a Hokage, she always wants the war to end and save the world, then tells him that she’ll stay by his side and watch over him. Saving him is the same as saving the world she mentions.
She mentions that he can’t keep stuff from her anymore, then mentioning to give the enemy hell and become the most badass Hokage and show her how he’ll save the world, this being her promise. She holds his hands and brings him back to regroup. Obito remembers how she held his hand. Naruto mentions that he had thrown all his memories and feelings away from his comrades.
Just when he was about to get taken over by the Ten Tails, he suppressed the Ten tails, he didn’t just want to become its shell, he tried remembering his friends, he couldn’t toss aside his memories with Rin, Kakashi and Minato, he had to remember all of them! He held it while becoming his shell as well as having control.
Naruto mentions that he cannot have Obito becoming selfish and thus Naruto cannot forgive him. Obito is told to come back as Obito Uchiha of Konoha, and accept his punishment. As he’s now just running away. Naruto thinks that what lies ahead of him is nothing but the greatest fear, Loneliness.
Naruto mentions if Rin were still to be alive, she should probably say to stop putting a front and trying to hide behind it, remember that she’s always watching him. Naruto tells him to be himself, and stop running as they’re all waiting for him on Naruto’s side. Naruto at the same time extends his hands and we wait for Obito to either say no or to accept and stop the fight. Naruto 653 ends here.
What an awesome chapter, from what we’ve seen it really did seem like Rin liked Obito, and not the other way. However what we may have seen before may have just been Obito’s jealousy, nevertheless I can’t wait for next week’s Naruto 654 to see what decision Obito makes, I can’t wait to see what happens next!