News and Hearsay — kakashi
The current Naruto Shippuden arc is actually quite alright with me. I have only seen episode so far, but I already appreciate that it is happening. Usually I despise arcs and I especially despise the Naruto franchise for using it habitually. But this one actually does some very important thing for the story. It brings perspective. It shows you some parts of the history that actually helps complete a picture. Watching this arc so far, I get a good sense that Kakashi is a very integral character in Naruto. Also he is by far my favorite character.