Washington chopping down cherry tree references aside, what we get this week are the Kages finally showing off what they’re capable of, and it’s pretty darn awesome. I mean gosh darn, we got the Second and Fourth Hokages making it so that any gravely injured Shinobi can be instantly teleported to safety, Tsunade and Sakura combining their Byakugou to ensure that any minor injuries are healed immediately, Naruto and the Nine Tails supplying extra chakra to counter Obito’s drain, and it’s just an epic combination that makes for a nearly peerless offensive onslaught. Heck, we even got Orochimaru joining hands with the Third Hokage again with their epic summons.
With that said though, it’s looking more and more likely that Obito’s going to end up just being overpowered by Naruto and Sasuke at this point—or at least, some kind of hesitation due to his obvious denial of what he’s seeing will lead him to his doom. Towards that end, I suspect Kakashi might actually end up jumping in and playing some part there, but the question remains as to what exactly Madara’s doing at the moment. Because if there’s one thing that’s certain, he definitely ain’t gonna let them chop down the Tsukuyomi tree. At the same time though, I don’t see how he’s just going to magically get away from his fight with the First Hokage either… so there’s a potentially interesting development to come from that end. And I suppose that’s about it. It’s just Naruto’s ninja way from this point forward—it has been for a while now—and you better believe that he and the rest of the army ain’t goin’ down without a fight. They’re just throwin’ all their power-ups in the ring now and it’s quite entertaining to say the least.