Orochimaru better be hiding anywhere, because he's the one who summoned the Kages. He dies, no kages back, so I guess it's logical he's not here.
Minato had plenty time to full-control Kurama's chakra inside the Death God belly. I think that it was said earlier that souls there were struggling over and over. It remains logical to me.
Yes, if his arms are part of his body, hence part of his soul, its easy to grasp the idea of him getting his arms back, more so since he was in the land of the living working on getting it back. Minato on the other hand did what? Also Kurama seemed to know about it?
Originally Posted by black flash
Personally find it fishy. Rather see regular Minato in action over cop-out "like father like son" Kyuubi Minato. I would be more inclined to accept this is 1) Since Minato is using Kyuube Chakra he runs out and reverts back to normal or 2) since it's supposed to be HALF of the Kyuubi chakkra he's now in possession of he gives it back to Naruto and Karuma when then reverts Karuma back to his full size and power!
Don't like that hint at NarutoxSakura. Naruto looked so calm and w/e when he said it too.
By the way, I'm not surprised at Sasuke trying to become Hokage. I know a few of us were entertaining the ridiculous idea a while back, but I've felt that it was a possibility sometime during the few chapters with the four Hokages. It adds just a little dimension to the possible endings. Really hope it doesn't happen though, and wasn't expecting Kishi to use it to justify Naruto and Sasuke's final battle.
I don't really care either way who Naruto ends up with, but from minato's reaction sakura's seeming way more likely at the moment
and on the whole Sasuke wanting to be Hokage thing, Right after he said that Naruto thought about that whole quote by Itachi, so it'll probably just go something like Sasuke realizes that instead of himself, Naruto will be able to fix the things that are wrong with the village and he will "acknowledge" him and Naruto'll become Hokage
Sasuke demonstrated his hokage level power by beating Danzo... so in terms of capacity, yes he could be hokage. But it will take quite some time before he gets recognized as a reliable Konoha shinobi again.
My guess is that Sasuke will become hokage and Naruto will unify all the villages together (since all the kages may have been killed by Madara) and be elected Superkage! ;)
But first they need to settle things up: Kakashi Vs Obito, Hashirama Vs Madara and Team 7 Vs the Juubi!
And the Hokages 2-4 to protect everybody from harm...
Naruto is still destined to be with Hinata, over time after this war no doubt, but since Sakura's been his longest childhood crush, and knowing how much she'd hate to hear him say what he did, he used this opportunity to tease her infront of his dad. This is, afterall, the first time Naruto has had interraction with a parent in real life infront of others. I dont see that joke much more for what it was. A fleet of the moment tease.
My question now is not who will Naruto chose, Hinata all the way or else Kishi deserves to be ass raped with a rusty spoon, but who will SASUKE chose? Is that krazy chick REALLY a front running contender or is it more likely for sasuke to apologize to sakura and re-kindle that romance? Obviously Ino still harbors that crush for him despite all the things he's done.
i thought it was a great chapter but i feel sorry for sai. the instant sasuke returns, the fact that sai is part of team 7 is forgotten
^ Shit.. totally forgot about that dude.
About Sai: well, the original Team 7 is back again, so yeah....
About the girlfriend thing: Seems the word in Japanese is the same for a girl friend and a girlfriend, could have been some sort of play on words, that's where the "splitting hairs" from Naruto comes in (read it on NF).
About the chakra: There's no plothole, Minato had it sealed in himself before going with the Shinigami, so he did have the chakra already. I guess he just tapped the chakra he had and well, welcome Kyuubi cloke :)
I can just picture him drawing out a violin on his magic parchment, summoning it, and mournfully playing off his own requiem.
Originally Posted by adamwolf
Also, another thing regarding Minato's new-found form: Is that the default demon cloak associated with the Nine-Tails when his will has been conquered? I was always under the impression that Naruto didn't resemble the other Jinchus in transformation because of his Uzumaki heritage, which manifests as a more pure control, akin to the Sage's; hence the resemblance of the cloak to the Sage's silhouette. The lineage association is also hinted at when he gains the same abilities as his fore-bearer, Uzumaki Mito. Compare him to Killer B and the Hachibi: Both are in tandem with their respective beasts, but only B rocks the vanilla cloak (blood red and black chakra with the whole 'Gorillaz' vibe to the characterization). What of Ginkaku and Kinkaku, who were essentially in the same boat? They, too, internalized the Nine-Tails chakra, yet they raged in the vanilla cloak, so I don't think this is the vanilla manifestation for the 9-tails, at all.
Furthermore, I don't think he's simply 'leeching off' the gains Naruto made with Kurama and using that to tap the chakra sealed within him, at will. Otherwise, I believe he'd don the bubbly-red cloak that everyone else got when Naruto tagged them.