Who says you can’t learn anything from reading comics? Just look at Gaara busting out the chemistry to gain the upper-hand against the former Mizukage. I feel like I should geek it out further and say Gaara slapped a gold heatsink on Mizukage’s water-cooled vapor bomb. End result is a weighed-down clone that’s no longer overheating and blowing up over and over again.
Judging from the way this chapter ended, it doesn’t look like their battle is quite over yet. Either that, or we’ll get another chapter where Mizukage showers Gaara with more praise for being an exceptional Kazekage. Whatever the case, the Mizukage sure is an oddball, first telling everyone his weaknesses only to change his mind later when no one could stop him. If anything, he was just confusing everyone more, blabbing out his weaknesses and yelling at everyone for not figuring them out. Gaara definitely deserves credit for being able to think things through, and moreover, pulling out massive sand techniques left and right with no signs of running out of chakra. Last I checked, he doesn’t even have a Tailed-Beast in him either, yet he’s just creating mountains of sand like it’s nobody’s business. That’s pretty “boss” if you ask me.
Hilariously enough, there was still no sign of B even making his way toward the battlefield. Instead, it was good ‘ol Naruto rushing along. That kind of makes me wonder if our hero will have any further part in the Kage battle or if it’s going to finally wrap up. At this point, I’m actually hoping it’s the latter. The fight’s spanned so many chapters now that I’ve lost sight of what’s happening in other areas of the story. Something about Sasuke completing his transplant of Itachi’s eyes and gaining an Eternal Mangekyou…? Oh right, that. 😛