See, it’s one thing to chuck down meteors at will— I can accept that. But to play games while fighting the five Kages? People just don’t do that kind of stuff! What ever happened to respect?! Oh wait… Jokes aside, if there’s one thing that was hammered in this chapter, it was how powerful Madara was before, and how his powers are now literally on a God-like tier with his Rinnegan + Hashirama combination. At this point, I can’t quite see the Kages being able to seal him at all, and it definitely seems like a given that we’ll probably see the death of one or two of them before all’s said and done. Still, it’s not that it wouldn’t be an unwelcome development, as it would serve as a nice progression towards the eventual inheritance of a united ninja world by the current generation. I reckon I’ll definitely shed a tear or two if my prediction does come into fruition.
Notably, the fight between the Kages and Madara wasn’t the only major event this chapter, as the confrontation between Kabuto, Itachi, and Sasuke took place as well. And well, while things pretty much went as expected, it was still quite the spectacle to see both Itachi and Sasuke joining together. Something about it just… feels right. Now, normally I’d say that the two Uchihas should easily be able to force the cancellation of the Edo Tensei technique, but if I’ve learned something from the past few hundred chapters, Kabuto definitely has something up his sleeve. Regardless of what happens though, the next few chapters look as though they’ll hold some nice developments. It’ll be interesting to see if Sasuke manages to have his discussion with Itachi, as well as how it might potentially influence him and the entire ninja war altogether.
*I’ll be taking over from Divine from here on out.