It’s a new week and with it, a new Naruto chapter. Following a long wait, the battle resumes in full force—filled with obligatory pre-battle poses, flashy moves, and… Madara just camping out. Suffice to say, Madara seems to have pretty much tossed all semblance of sanity aside (well, whatever he had left in the first place), and it’s just quite amusing to see how he just went up and quit on the fight like that. I guess it’s what they say. Some people just stay the same overtime, and Madara’s just living up to his insane personality per the norm.
Interestingly enough though, the dispatch of the Ten-Tails actually doesn’t really end up happening despite the combined powers of the former Hokage, “Hokage candidates,” and the rest of the Ninja Army… but what it does do is finally give Sakura some extra screen time to show off all the things she’s learned from Tsunade over the years.
Ultimately, things just go full circle for the most part. Virtually everyone we’ve known throughout the last 600+ chapters (that’s still alive) is gathered here (and virtually everyone else has seen a reappearance in some shape or form), Sakura seems to be readying herself to inherit Tsunade’s mantle (at least in terms of being the insanely powerful medical ninja… and maybe Hokage too? That would be quite the twist…), and it all combines to give us that gratuitous, action packed chapter we’ve all been waiting for. There’s admittedly not much to say as a result, but hey, pictures tell a thousand words, so I’ve included some extra pictures in the form of the image links above, and the troll version of Madara’s panel here.