Actually, Witcher, for my own surprise, Kishimoto said in a a recent interview that he's tired of showing Sasuke constantly and the he's basically forced by the editors to center him in the plot so often.
Hey, at least Sasuke hasn't physically appeared for two chapters! That's quite the record for this year. Kishimoto must be tearing up inside.
I don't see how Kabuto is going to do all the work for Madara since he was well in his way to prepare for his ninja war without his entire Akatsuki team. As to why he just doesn't take Sasuke since he's in bed from his eye transplant, it's pretty stretchy but Madara said that he's keeping an eye on Sasuke 24/7....whatever. I'm expecting great thing from Kabuto now since he's a hell lot more interesting than any villain at this point in the series.
Originally Posted by The Witcher
Well, there's ANBU backing her up now since Yamato returned to Konoha, she could have also been updated by animals and other ninja crap. That can be easily explained. I just hope Kishi doesn't just forget her again after this.
Well, at least Kishi finally remembered Anko's existence. One would wonder how she's so up-to-date on Konoha intel(like Tobi = Madara) when she's been tracking Kabuto for months.
Well, there's already a plethora of ways to extend a person's lifetime in Naruto, that Madara was using one was obvious enough already at this point. I don't think that Orochimaru's learned his soul swapping thing from Madara since Orochimaru's own technique seems to derive from the "white snake", whatever that is exactly.
2)We got some insight into Madara's past. The guy in the coffin could be anybody from Madara's corpse to the Rokudo-sennin himself, but now it seems confirmed that Madara's current body isn't his real one(the spoilers had Kabuto saying '...different vessel.') I've had a theory that Orochimaru's body swap technique may have been indirectly learned from Madara during his time at Akatsuki.
"That jutsu" and everything huh?
3)The cincher is that at long last Naruto accepted the fact that he's a jinchuuriki and shouldn't let that power go to waste. Screw Yamato, this is what Minato and Jiraiya wanted! Let's hope this doesn't come with a time limit as well. If he's going to be described as a top-class ninja, then Naruto needs to be a top-class ninja, and not just for a couple of minutes.
Took Kishi years to get back into this shit but he finally did it, i don't think the whole thing is like Killer Bee mutual partnership but more of a "Take all the good and prevent the bad" shtick with the whole chakra/mind thing so i don't really have much of complaint about that.
As to who exactly was in the final coffin, maybe the Rikkudo Sage himself? The Fourth? I liked how Kabuto surpassed Orochimaru in this technique since he was always the "Necromancer ninja" of Naruto.