Naruto Shippuuden episode 378
Why push in a double feature filler? You won the manga a week to get ahead, which isn’t nearly worth all the effort, especially since there have been rumours going around about the manga finishing up its final arc, thereby ending the Naruto series after many, many years.
So Obito became the host for the Ten Tails, hmm? Fine. I don’t agree with it, but it’s better than watching a nonsense filler that pretty much takes us back many months and shows us crap that we’ve either already seen or something that we don’t need to see. Nevertheless, Obito should never have been able to become its host since the Ten Tails isn’t actually complete. The Eight Tails and the Nine Tails have yet to be absorbed by it. Only small chunks of Chakra have been absorbed, which shouldn’t have made the Ten Tails complete, because by that logic the Ten Tails could’ve been formed without extracting any of the Tailed beasts from their hosts. Just steal a little Chakra and that would’ve been it, right?
Anyway, we are back to the same point where we always land when something new happens; we get an overpowering enemy that suddenly gains a power boost. Yes, Naruto can control more and more of the Nine Tails’ Chakra now, but it’s useless against an opponent like that. It is no surprise that Naruto, too, will get a power boost in the end in order to level things a bit.
Haven’t you realized that that’s pretty much it in the Naruto series? It always revolves around that system. A strong enemies shows up, the main (and supporting) characters aren’t strong enough so they become stronger in order to defeat the enemy, after which a new, stronger enemy appears and the whole process just starts all over again. That is one of the things that makes this show extremely predictable at times.