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- He's unmasked Haku and Tobi the same exact way...
I can't believe I hadn't noticed this until now...
If Kishimoto has really been planning Tobi to be Obito since the very beginning, I want to give him props for keeping his story on track.
Also...you know whats strange? At the end of 601 Obito says " Am I dead? " ... Thats the last thing he says in Kakashi Gaiden ...and the last thing Kakashi says when he wakes up.
Last edited by narutotheory; October 14, 2012 at 06:35 PM.
Don't you think its more likely Kishi just reread those early chapters and though: "Oh, that was pretty cool, I'am going to make him do that again for old times sake!" ?
Because other then the artistic illustration those two events hold no other conjunction whatsoever.
i think it's more likely kishi got lazy to plan a new 'epic unmasking' page and merely copied his old one
lazy repetition/copying does not equate to foreshadowing, or rob liefeld would be one of the best planning artists in the world
It's because Haku and Zabuza ended up fighting Naruto because of Obito controlling the Mist! Without Obito they never would've become missing-nin.
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Could be accidental as I'm still convinced that Kishi changed his mind and chose Obito to be Tobi. or, he could be trying to draw a parallel and we see Tobi turn good soon or later, possibly loyal to Madara like Kimimaro was to Orochimaru.
I think this is probably more of using one's older material as a reference than some decade old plan coming to fruition. It may even be purely coincidence.
I don't think he planned that from the very beginning, but you can see the link between the two event.
I mean... the fight against Haku was basically where Naruto decided to change the world of the shinobi, because he didn't want them to be simple slaves or tools, like Haku said.
And, he's now fighting Tobi, who himself said he was "nobody" and that he wanted everyone to enslaved the whole world into an eternal genjustu.
As for the composition of the pages themselves, they are crazily similar, for the same reason.
Also, Kishimoto has done the 3 panel thing A LOT. And they were all during epic moments, just like Tobi's unmasking. That's his thing.
Kishimoto has been sticking with it all along . Read the middle left panel