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Naruto 658 – Let the Real Fun Begin

With each passing chapter, I find myself going “Darn, they should’ve gotten to Madara earlier!” Because truth be told, Naruto in general has done a lot better as a series with him in the picture than without. Whether it’s his priceless faces/expressions or his just kick-ass “I don’t give a darn about you guys” demeanor, he’s just a guy who comes in and steals the show—arguably making more of an impact in the last few chapters than Obito did during the entirety of his fight as the new Sage of Six Paths. But, I guess it goes to show just how awesome Madara is to be even beyond the epicness that should’ve been the Six Paths, and it’s something that shows itself this week in particular.

Looking back, a lot of people questioned the logic behind Madara returning to an actual body, and it’s safe to say that we now know the exact reason why. His powers are just that much more powerful in an actual body than it was without—AND he gets to be with his beloved Senju—and it’s just hilarious how he can sit there tanking the attacks of a Kage and not one, but all of the darn Bijuu in one shot. What makes this even more ridiculous is how he’s been essentially doing all of this without his eyes, and it’s just like, holy crap how much more can he do now that he’s gotten back his Rinnegan?

I suppose though, that’s why Madara’s own comment ends up being the best (and most fitting) of them all:

Now, the real fun begins!

Because there are few phrases as accurate as that regarding the future of this series, and it makes you wonder what else he’s got up his sleeve. He’s already thrown around meteors for fun. What’s next? Modifying the orbit of the planet and sending it toward another? Chopping up people and reattaching them together? Oh, the limitless possibilities! Talk about just sitting back and enjoying the show—though Naruto and Co. probably won’t be doing much of that for the near future.

December 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm
  • December 11, 2013 at 5:37 pmMichael

    I remember when Sasuke took like an entire day to get HIS eyes transplanted. Tobi helped him, too.

    Madara? NAH. He just shoves his eyes right back in.

    • December 11, 2013 at 5:46 pmTony

      Well he does have the insane senju healing abilities :0

    • December 11, 2013 at 6:57 pmL002

      This is the Rinnegan, it is not easy to put it in the standards of regular eyes.

      I am curious if Hashirama has any sort of technique to help the tailed beasts. I mean Madara is able to give Kurama a suit of armor. Now Hashirama has all 9 tailed beasts on his side. He should be able to give them a boost of power of some sort.

    • December 11, 2013 at 7:23 pmSouthSky

      What is he? The Mummy, who can simply reattach body parts? That eye has passed trough so many people, it should be rotten by now.

    • December 11, 2013 at 11:55 pmMz

      pffft…Rinnegan’s probably USB 3.0. XD

    • December 12, 2013 at 12:40 amdangreg

      No, you are wrong.
      sasuke didnt get his own eyes transplated, he got Itachi eyes transplanted the first time.
      He had to get used to it.
      But Madara got back his own eyes, well his bothers actually, but he used that before a lot, so his body was used to it. It have nothing or not much to do with the Senju abilities.

      • December 14, 2013 at 9:26 amK C M

        Plus to be fair those eyes(The Rinnegan) were His to begin with.

  • December 11, 2013 at 5:51 pmEamonX

    How did he use that Susano’o with no eyes?

    • December 11, 2013 at 6:26 pmgungnir

      Because he’s Madara in boss mode? I honestly don’t think there’s a better explanation since it’s established it’s one of the three eye techniques of mangekyou Sharingan… which he doesn’t have at the moment.

    • December 11, 2013 at 7:02 pmHippocratic

      The same way he survived that serious beating, and same way that eyeball be plopped back in magically started working. i.e. taking advantage of an author who doesn’t really know how to write.

      • December 12, 2013 at 12:45 amdangreg

        Personally, I dont think all their power is linked to their eyes. Of course Genjutsu and other stuff do, but the hokages said, when an Uchiha experience the loss of his/her love changes happening in their brain. And these changes proof show is their changed pupils.
        So maybe he cant use Amaterasu because he need to lock the target with his eye, but Susano dont need anything like that. You could say, he would be able to use even with closed eyes.

    • December 12, 2013 at 12:02 amCiaossu

      I think the way to explain this is when the fight of Itachi and Sasuke. Itachi became blind in the end of the fight but still using the Susanoo (incomplete/weaker susanoo) before dying.
      http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091224151530/naruto/images/e/e6/Last_Smile.PNG The same way as Madara when he use the incomplete susanoo. I think an experience and higher tier Uchiha can do this. He survived the tailed beast attacks because of his susanoo, hashirama cells (healing abilities) and his experience (agility and suchs).
      He is Uchiha Madara and he can do many shits.

    • December 12, 2013 at 8:18 pmdefc

      the most real and logic explanation my friend, is because Kishimoto went “FUCK LOGIC lol”

  • December 11, 2013 at 5:53 pmHochmeister

    Apparently the Sharingan also comes with the awesome power of plug and play!

    The chapter was rather underwhelming though; Madara charged in head first, got shot, then turned into a human ping pong ball. Here’s a hint, taijutsu’s probably not the best way to take on the tailed beasts. Maybe use Hashirama’s woody goodness you just picked up? The biju tail slap also disappointed, if ever there was a time for massive overkill energy attacks it’s when Madara can’t absorb them! The pacing simple felt off; what’s the point of blind Madara if he gets an eye this fast? Also, I’m calling BS on how he used Susanoo without any eyes!

    • December 11, 2013 at 7:39 pmHalfDemonInuyasha

      I can understand that feeling.

      Though, I feel it was a bit more to show the typical “underestimate the opponent” situation in terms of the Biju and the army (and Sasuke came off as a bit too sure of their victory when he brings up how Madara can now be killed with giving up Edo Tensei), as well as Madara’s whole “test my body” bit.

    • December 12, 2013 at 10:24 amTez

      Did you forget Madara could still absorb ninjutsu?

  • December 11, 2013 at 6:23 pmMoroso

    Rooting for the villain is so wrong… yet it feels so right.

    • December 12, 2013 at 1:56 amAnanas

      It’s just the boredom this manda is inspiring right now being too strong.

  • December 11, 2013 at 6:23 pmBraveSong

    Is there a doctor or someone in the house? How do eye transplants actually work? Surely just… yanking it out and shoving it back in another socket doesn’t work, does it? What about connecting the retina and the nerves?

    • December 14, 2013 at 2:55 amHunterWulf

      Well, he did attach an arm just like that, i suppose the explanation is that Harishima cells and accelerated healing are used to allow him to fix any body parts, be it an eye or an arm XD

  • December 11, 2013 at 6:47 pmBubbles

    What a bullshit, this has nothing to do with ninja’s anymore..

    • December 11, 2013 at 6:59 pmdeVaras

      A little late to be saying that isn’t it?

  • December 11, 2013 at 6:50 pmRyuuzaki

    with this, naruto will end earlier than bleach

    • December 11, 2013 at 7:02 pmdeVaras

      Dude Bleach is dragging so much that I half expect it to out last One Piece.

  • December 11, 2013 at 7:35 pmHalfDemonInuyasha

    We also can’t forget that this is just ONE Rinnegan eye that Madara got back. Black Zetsu, with Obito’s body, still has the left eye.

    Still, as Zephyr mentions, I am one of those readers described who is now MUCH more interested and invested now that Madara is actually more front and center as opposed to the huge potholes that were Obito/Kabuto/etc. And it’s also nice that he’s clearly NOT one of those people who will go down the otherwise all-powerful Talk no Jutsu, meaning that Madara will, as if he hasn’t already, demonstrate the sheer difference between himself and Naruto/Sasuke/etc, so unless Kishi REALLY pulls out some sort of BS hax with Naruto and/or Sasuke or whoever, there is just no way anyone will be able to win on their own. I’d hazard to say that even Hashirama would lose at this point given Madara’s huge power boosts.

    Though, I do admit to being a bit “WTF?!” when Madara used Susano’o with no eyes, and when he just sticks his eye back in and it works. Then again, Obito seemed like he might’ve done the same thing when he took the eyes from Nagato and put in the left eye and was shown with it at the end of the chapter, IIRC.

  • December 11, 2013 at 7:49 pmYanDaMan

    lol @ Madara getting ping-ponged by all the tailed beasts and was barely fazed.

    Getting tail whipped by all of them only chopped an arm off, which he just re-attached without giving a damn. And now he got the rinnegan back, yeah, shit is getting real.

    Guess he’s the true final boss after all.

  • December 11, 2013 at 8:33 pmrandom viewer

    I just laughed while Madara was a kickball and then the “dogs buried their bone” with their tails.
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  • December 11, 2013 at 9:41 pmfideldesu

    How the hell did he use Susanoo without his eyes.

  • December 11, 2013 at 9:52 pmThe Truth is in the Axe

    Can’t tell if it’s epic or hilarious how the Bijuu just starting hitting Madara like it’s a DBZ soccer game. I guess it’s both, also kinda nostalgic because I like I haven’t such shonen shenanigans in a long time.

  • December 12, 2013 at 2:00 amAnanas

    This is official, Kishimoto stopped caring entirely. The editors are likely the ones writing this garbage.

  • December 12, 2013 at 3:02 amorkinlort

    You know what’s going to happen eventually, right? Sasuke’s going to get the Rinnegan. I just know it. BLEH.

  • December 12, 2013 at 9:02 amGermanguy

    Well, Naruto reached a point, where you turn off your Brain, and enjoy the Show with Popcorn and Soft drink

  • December 12, 2013 at 11:20 amAlitalis

    Did anyone else think Madara Pinball when he was getting smacked around?

    • December 12, 2013 at 12:36 pmGermanguy

      Sonic ….

  • December 12, 2013 at 4:52 pmlune

    Damn the situation is getting more dangerous, Madara has been know & fear by all but after seeing this episode this guy is dead dangerous & a great tactical plans even the beast have problems with him.

    I hope the guys will be oky it going a heck a battle an army against one guy…..