This week on Naruto, we shift over to Sasuke and Co. for a bit, and finally get some revelations as to what their intent was. I gotta say… that was unexpected.
Out of all the possible places they would end up at… I wouldn’t have anticipated Konoha being their final location. But not only do they end up going back there, they end up doing some pretty crazy stuff to boot. Using a mask from what seems to be an old Uzumaki Clan temple, Orochimaru intentionally summons and lets the Shinigami of the Shiki Fujin Sealing Technique possess him. This in turn allows for the cutting of its stomach and the release of previously sealed souls… including all of the previous Hokage, who turn out to be the the people they were seeking—“the ones that know it all.”
And well, I’m pretty speechless at this point. The whole reasoning behind how this allows for the resurrection of even people whom have been sealed makes a whole lot of sense. At the same time, there’s just this sense of ridiculousness behind it all… both at the lengths they’ve gone to in order to do this and there just so happening to be Zetsu clones within Sasuke to use for this technique.
Still, it makes me wonder what exactly they want to know that would require all four of the previous Hokage and if they’ll just end up using them or just discarding them after. As such, it’s a pretty interesting (and undoubtedly surprising) development, and it looks like we’ll see in the coming chapters how this ends up as we take a little break from Naruto and Co’s fight. But darn, it would be quite something if Naruto ends up fighting his dad and Madara ends up facing Hashirama again…