with the scan out i guess the discussion can begin outside the spoiler thread... One comment from me. Glad to see Sasukes training has paid off, But if Naruto is only a Jounin level and Sasuke is Sannin level arent we gettng nowhere???
^ Kakashi isn't exactly a normal jounin, especially since he got the MS.
Besides Naruto is one of the two people that has ever given Jiraiya a near fatal injury. It's not like he's exactly weak.
Naruto didn't conciously give Jiraiya that injury, though.
Lets not forget how Sasuke easily dispensed Kyuubi.
Naruto is going to exceed Sasuke with his own power, not Kyuubi's.
Just read the Chapter and I really like it.Interesting that Sasuke [spoiler]now seems to defect from Orochimaru.I hope there's going to be a long and spectacular Fight between these two in the next couple of chapters,but it's kinda bad for Sasuke ,since Oro can control him due the Juin so he just could stop his attack.On the other hand Sasu might be able to repress the Juin because his power heavily increased during his time with Oro furthermore Oro is getting weaker so Sasu might have a chance to defeat Oro(I'don't think he's going to kill him that easily,because Oro's one of the major antagonists in Naruto.) [/spoiler]
I think that Orochimaru ceased being the main antagonists once Akatsuki stepped up their battle plan. If Sasuke kills Orochimaru he simply will take his position as an antagonist because everyone will try to bring him back to the leaf and he won't go willingly.
this is just a bit of speculation (ick!) I dont think Sasuke needs to fully activate the curse seal to fight Orochimaru. If anything Oro should be weaker since the fight with Sandaime. Naruto needed 4 tails in order to be a life threatening oppenent to Jiraiya...
So we have naruto whos not so powerfull and whos justu sux for his health and we have sasuke who overpowered orochimaru and now is standing against him.
Sorry but kishi is sasuke bitch. If those ninja thing werent for sasukes fans and kishis own satisfaction then sorry but wtf. He could beat some guys but not so many. I would understand somehow naruto with tayuu kagebunshin going 1on1 with every of those weak ninjas but fighting as 1 vs 1000 sorry but wtf. I would understand if he would use some kind of uber leet katon and fuced up everyone but they would be all dead by now so he probably used only sword to defend and fist to knock out so basicaly kishi is sasuke bitch.
Im not hating sasuke i might actualy like him but i detest when mangaka just do something like that where he overpowers his favourite without any fucin reason. So we got 2 ninjas training under sannins but one is an idiot and another one is immortal dude who fuc everything on his way. GJ ...
meh...not sure what to expect anymore and i guess not in a good way too for the most part. =\
I do not think that Sasuke is totally overpowered. Naruto, at first, seemed overpowered with that jutsu, and Kishimoto gave it a drawback. Most likely, at some point, he'll give one to Sasuke; like for example, saying that those drugs that he used, or other stuff used by him to become stronger, at points, strain his body, weakening him.