Awww yeah, it’s a chapter chock full of Madara-gasm faces. and I just can’t help but smile each and every time I see one now. Because every time Madara shows his face, it’s always a perfect depiction of what it means to be insane, and it’s like: “Man, what’s he going to do next?” One moment he’s just sitting there messing around, the next he’s busy throwing meteors at people, and before you know it, he’s standing in front of you in all his half-nude glory—taking hits he can avoid just so he can feel the pain (or is it pleasure?). This man is the definition of a great shounen villain, and it’s not without irony that the underwhelming Obito arc—which should have been just as epic—ends up making this entire Madara revival arc seem even better than it otherwise would have been.
That said, if this wasn’t a shounen manga, I wouldn’t have been surprised if Madara just went ahead and wiped out the entire cast next chapter or something. Because really, he could probably just snap his finger and blow up the entire planet if he wanted to. Okay well, maybe that’s a slight stretch. But at the very least, he looks perfectly capable of taking control of all the tailed beasts in an instant, and it looks like there will be no avoiding actual deaths from within the cast this time around—or so I hope. It all seems too far fetched if this doesn’t happen—and no, I’m not just talking about only Obito croaking—especially since there’s no way in hell Madara’s going to bother with the talk-no-jutsu. Though, I suppose he’ll do plenty of talking on his own accord.
And what else can I say? This was one of those chapters where the Madara faces were essentially what we came in for, and boy did we get a lot of them. The question is though, when the next chapter will be, as it’s been said that it could come as soon as next week or as late as the week after next. So if you guys don’t see a Naruto post by Thursday of next week, then you can safely assume that the chapter ain’t coming out until the week after. Guess we’ll see.