Hello again fellow geeks! I know that I’m a tad late on the hype train, but I hope that you’ll forgive me. Roughly two weeks ago fan of the anime Naruto were finally rewarded with the anime’s’ reveal of Kakashi Hatake’s face. A mystery that has been in the minds of thousands for years.
The first reveal of Kakashi’s face was included in the book that was released at the opening of the Naruto exhibit in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25. Since that moment fans have been anxiously waiting for the anime version of this great reveal. What makes this event so exciting is how since the very first time we see Kakashi’s character the question of what he looks like behind the mask has always been present, but never answered. Even when we got flashbacks to when Kakashi was a child we see that he still has the mask. No matter what kind of situation Kakashi has been in, the mask has always been a constant.
What built up the reveal even more was how the show made the question of Kakashi’s mask a big deal in the anime itself. During the first seasons of Naruto back in the 90’s and early 2000’s the members of squad seven even ran their own special missions in an attempt to get Kakashi to take off his mask. In their attempt to find the truth squad seven tried to get him to eat food, take baths, and even give CPR. However, every time the universe seemed to go out of its way to keep the mystery a secret. In the end when the group simply came out and asked him to take off his mask he just showed them that under the mask was another mask. After such an exaggerated and drawn out mystery the question of what was behind the mask became something of a community legend. We all knew it was coming, but never knew when it was going to happen.
If your a fan of Naruto and you’ve yet to see the great reveal I suggest you go and watch episode 469 for yourself and join the community hype. It’s fun to see how such a simple detail about a character has evolved into such a critical part of the show. I hope you will all join me again next week, until then I suggest you go see Suicide squad while its still in theaters I know I will be.