As I’m doubling up on chapters here, there isn’t much to be said about 489 except a bit about Kabuto’s decision to join Madara. For now, I think it’s safe to assume that Kabuto has his own motives and is using Madara to that end, but it’s hard to deny the “shock value” of the fallen ninjas he can summon — most notably Itachi’s, eyeless and all. The biggest question mark of course is the last coffin he summoned, whose identity wasn’t explicitly shown. Judging from Madara’s reaction and thinking of notable characters who’ve died recently, my initial hunch is that it’s Jiraiya, but take that with a grain of salt because it’s not based on anything concrete. If I’m right though, I can only imagine what Naruto’s reaction will be if he ends up fighting him at some point. It sure would make for a dramatic moment, just like when Sarutobi had to fight the First and Second Hokage during the Chuunin exam.
As for what the title of my post is in reference to, that would be Naruto and whether or not he’ll be able to utilize the Kyuubi’s full power without letting it take him over like it’s done every time up until now. I don’t doubt he’ll eventually master using that demonic chakra, but I’m interested in seeing the challenges he faces in his attempt to do so. I rather enjoyed the mini-arcs involving Naruto’s training for the Rasengan and his wind chakra, so if it’d be nice to see something along those lines again. However, I get the feeling that it’s unlikely I will, as the story seems to be quickly shifting towards Bee again.