While Iruka reminscing with Naruto last week didn’t do much for me, Bee’s praise for Iruka actually got me a little sentimental, probably because of how true it is. Naruto’s brought up Iruka more than enough times during his struggle with himself throughout the story, and like a parent raising a child, you never really know what your child will think of you until you’re on your deathbed. Quite sad really. We should all tell our parents how much we appreciate them. Unless they abandoned you. Then never mind.
It strikes me odd that the war suddenly starts winding down, at least with the small skirmishes we’ve been reading for the past half dozen or so chapters, and apparently it’s all thanks to Naruto and Bee breaking out. It makes sense I suppose, but it was admittedly completely unexpected. Still, I don’t really mind, as the story finally feels like it’s moving on, and to even have Madara join the fray? Boy, I thought we weren’t going to see this for at least another 50 chapters. And how else to enter the battlefield without a gigantic controlled “monster”? I’m curious on why exactly or how exactly he got that thing to move, or if it’s even smart to move it, since he only has seven beasts trapped within that thing. Could it always move? Seeing the chained hands, I guess it could, but in Naruto’s world, anything’s possible. I’m guessing it’s for efficiency, since if Naruto and Bee won’t go to Madara, he’ll just bring the tailed beast sucker right to them, as if it wasn’t another example of his unparalleled “hax” powers. Regardless, there’s still a bunch of other characters risen from the dead roaming around, so I’m not sure if those will be given attention to; however, with Madara on the move, I expect some game-changing twists.