Thanks for the link!
Personally, I could've done without the frothing at the mouth. I swear, I thought he was going to have a hyperventilation relapse or some other junk. That's how little faith I have in Naruto when he starts collapsing, these days. But I guess you have to plug a plot-hole, somehow.
Kisame's comeback was awesome. I'm glad to see that he hasn't gone out, yet. Keeping pressure on both of the tailed beasts will make things -very- interesting when the war kicks off. But it makes me wonder what kind of part Bee will play in Naruto's upcoming training arc, if any. Rather, how long 'til Kumo recognizes the threat?
Sasuke's eye-swap was inevitable, but aggravating none-the-less. The spam he'll be capable of...ugh. I can't wait to see what Kishi's got in mind for Naruto's spec up.
Wow, pretty damn satisfying Naruto chapter!
It feels like it's been ages!
Kisame being alive and the way they showed him alive was definitely awesome,, with the close up on Samehada's mouth to Kisame's head. That's a fucked up infiltration mission right there.
Now all i want is a full front fight of Kisame and Killer Be in the future, no plot circumstances holding each other down, no bullshit. Just a plain old kick ass ninja fights between what's probably the strongest Biju and the natural born Biju hunter.
And Kabutomaru? God damn, he looks cool as shit.
Oh, Kishimoto, you're making me hopeful again. Even if Sakura is now pathetic again.
Also : You guys been chillin like villains?
All three sanins had pupils. Jiraiya had Pain and Naruto. Oro Sasuke and Kabuto. Tsunade Shizune and Sakura.
I feel this was like Kishi just changing his mind with Kisame. He had him dead but wanted to bring him out.
Or maybe he just wants to point out Zetsu. He can copy anyone down to their chakra. Possibly abilities too?
I hope he brings back Hidan, Deidara or Sasori
Also, Kabutomaru returning means that Anko will return.
DO NOT FAIL ME WITH THE EPIC, KISHIMOTO.
.....not bad I guess. There have been worse chapters, but there was a lot of foreshadowing in this chapter for the coming battles. Another training arc for Naruto now please, and this time do it right.
Poor Kakashi got another nerf in this chapter. His best jutsu was deemed useless by Madara for no good reason. Even though Madara knows his own space/time justu, I think it's quite ridiculous that there wasn't even a hint of a warp in space due to Kakashi's skill.. Just when kakashi needed a boost in this manga, he gets another set back.
Sakura made herself even more useless than she was in the last chapter. So not only did she decide to go after Sasuke with her terrible resolve putting everyone at risk, and took out her own team with a sleep bomb, and needed to be saved on 2 separate times against Sasuke, but she even managed to poison Naruto. Useless.. At least she admits that she's useless in this chapter. But what is the amazing conclusion that she comes up with after all that? "durr, I better leave it up to these guys now.. because I'm useless".
Re: Kisame. It appears as though zetsu switched with Kisame underwater.. But the fact that Zetsu can make a 'perfect clone' of kisame I think is ludricous in itself, since why does madara say that zetsu isn't a 'warrior' type in the previous chapter, when it turns out he can be essentially be as good as anyone he's ever touched. But at least the whole battle wasn't all just the clone as the spoiler seemed to imply.
If zetsu was so good at making perfect clones, then why did so many Akatsuki need to die? When Itachi and Kisame used clones at 50% of the originals full power, it needed safrafices that Sasori wasn't happy about. Why did they bother doing that when Zetsu had this power all along? I think this was ill-conceived.
Kabuto seems pretty cool, but really, we know orochimaru's powers are pretty weak compared to everything else we've seen recently. I don't see how he's going to be any kind of real threat to anyone.. Except for 3 lowly minions. (Personally, I would have had the snakes gulping down those ninjas rather than just choking them. It's just really unimpressive.)
Madara, Madara, Madara.... Just by the legend, he can say : "hey dude, your jutsu is nothing to me, I'm a one hundred experienced ninja using your kind of jutsu" and it's enough for Kakashi to just stop... Was he bluffing, or Kakashi's backlash was so high (hence his line "Sakura, take care of me") to cancel his move?
Kisame's survival was well explained in the chapter, imo. But still, nothing in the previous chapters hinted that he could be alive (which feels quite weird).
Just an impression of me. Naruto acts all cool, and the second Sasuke disappears, he feels Sakura's poison. He probably had to feel it before and compensate it with his will to be awake. But no hint about it or anything. He just faints (ok, with a comic relief, I agree).
Things are unblocked now. Let the show goes on :)