Salutations ladies and gents and welcome to another Naruto summary. This particular chapter was all over the place for me so excuse me if my summary reflects that. Our chapter starts off exactly where our last one left us with the kage staring down a god-like Hack I mean justu called “perfect” Susa-no-o. The kages tremble in fear as the realization that it’s over finally soaks in like a stain on a soiled carpet. Speaking of soiled items take a look at Onoki’s face in the last panel on that page…..PRICELESS. On a serious note we get to see just what perfection can do as he commands his Susa-no-o to cut a couple of mountains. Then Madara says something that is alittle…odd. he says that “If it’s just me….the area in which the map needs to be repainted needs to be smaller”. Honestly, I think kishi is running out of awesome one-liners for Madara so I’m relieved to see him go. Onoki tries to remember his bout with Madara and is forced to understand that what he perceived as a victory, wasn’t even considered playtime to Madara. This just makes me want to see what happened in the Fight between Madara and Hashirama even more. An OVA or something along those lines would make me one happy camper. But this chapter brings in some almost story breaking information. Madara boldly proclaims that his Susa-no-o is capable of “destroying matter” with one of its swipes and even the tailed beasts can’t stand up to it…… o_O. I’m sorry but really? So if that’s the case why even use the tailed beast’s in your first bout? why not just use the bad-ass samurai that you got? . My reasoning for this is that this is one of the techniques he obtained after he recieved the Rinnegan. Along with the abilites of the 1st, It’s become clear that this Madara isn’t exactly the same as the one in the orginial fight by not being like him period. If you factor that aspect in all of this can be swallowed a little better. Mind you it’s still a big pill to swallow but I’ll give it a shot. We switch speeds and return to Itachi in the process of stopping the Edo Tensei clones. Honestly I’ve been antipictiating what sasuke will do/say here for a long time. He didn’t disappoint at all by staying true to his natural evil self. Boasting with a disturbingly calm demeanor that he hasn’t changed his mind about his mission to destroy the leaf. Then we are treated to a slew of reaction shots from the multitude of characters who are fighting the Edo Tensei characters. The biggest I-spy moment for me is Itachi’s last words. It looks like he is reaching for sasuke but I think it references his devotion and love for his country by even in his death he is still compelled to protect the two things that are most important to him. In conclusion the chapter was everything I expected it to be. Sometimes the standard issue Naruto chapter is good but to me this chapter also represents a climax in the naruto story that we’ve all been waiting for. We are even closer to seeing a resolution to this war plus the return to the battle of Naruto/Killer Bee VS. Tobi. With Tobi boasting that he is the Next SOSP and Madara using these epic variations on moves we’ve seen before I think that His battle with the kages (to me) is forshadowing for just what Tobi really can do. I’m super excited for it guys and can’t wait to see how kishi will handle this gargantuan battle! Unfortunately next week there is no Naruto chapter but I’ve got something that’ll help feed you Naruto junkies until our favorite drug dealer finally whips up another batch of that ol’ Naruto goodness.
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