…someone made another indecent remark about boobs. Naruto’s clearly too innocent to soil younger fans — even when he’s around Tsunade — so leave it up to B to say it like it is for us older ones. Honestly, I didn’t even want to take notice of B’s line as much as I did, but I couldn’t help it when he insinuated that the ultimate threat to the world, Tobi, is a dirty kinky bastard who hides behind a mask and fondles corpses. It sure doesn’t help his case when he’s sticking black rods in them too. I feel bad for Yugito, I really do. The same goes for Fuu as the only other female Jinchuuriki.
As for the Six Paths of Pain technique itself, it’s nice to see their shared field of vision come into play, because last chapter it just looked like a bunch of resurrected Jinchuuriki spamming their Bloodline Limits. Now it’s starting to resemble the complementary roles like Pain’s original version, albeit a lot more offensive-oriented from all six ninjas given their Jinchuuriki status. Tobi’s take on the technique is clearly an enhanced variation with the addition of the Sharingan, but from a reader’s perspective, it doesn’t come off nearly as dangerous as when Jiraiya first encountered it. Naruto knows how the technique works now, and he and B are no slouches with their harnessed Tailed-Beast powers, so its reuse is more nostalgic than anything else. As a result, I’m finding it hard to get excited about this battle, especially when the Five Kages are battling Madara elsewhere. All the action is great, but it’s lacking an element of suspense since Tobi’s staying on the sidelines where he’s safe from having his mask torn off. Hopefully that’ll change with B letting the Eight-Tails loose, but I can’t see Tobi getting drawn into the battle just yet when there’s no one around to help seal away the resurrected Jinchuuriki. Now if the Nine-Tails were to cooperate with Naruto and let loose like the Eight-Tails, then that would be something to get excited about.