“The Final Battle” (according to the chapter anywho) begins, and it’s not without some fightin’ words to get the blood boiling on both sides. Under Shikaku (Shiikamaru’s father), all the villages start combining their techniques in an attempt to impair the sight of Madara and Obito, while taking this chance to restrict the Ten-Tails movements via the creation of a concrete prison.
Hundreds of chapters have finally led to this one moment—this one united front—and it’s definitely not disappointing to say the least. We get the reveal and usage of a variety of new techniques and tactics, as well as a full-on assessment of Madara and Obito, and well, the chapter’s just full of extra stuff this time around. Still, with Madara and Obito are still looking mighty comfortable, it’s undoubtedly going to be a long fight regardless… but likely a darn enjoyable one.
Looking forward, phew* We got the Ten-Tails maturing, a world’s worth of Shinobi at its footsteps, guys with godly abilities. And while there was some doubt as to whether we were indeed approaching “the end” in some shape of form, it’s sure looking more and more that this may indeed be the final battle that decides it all. Though of course, let’s not forget the potential arrival of a few others are still running around the shadows… Gives me chills thinking about the future chapters.
Author’s Note: Due to finals, there is a decent chance I will be unable to post Naruto next week. I apologize in advance if this happens. Coverage would resume the following week with a double post.