Here we go. We got Sasuke and Naruto facing off with Madara with their new found powers for the first time, and it’s a pretty fabulous show of new techniques. We got Sage techs, Six Paths techs, and all around its ends up a pretty epic fight. Seeing people fight him without panicking was a great change compared to the norm in particular, and it was nice to see how even now, both Sasuke and Naruto have obtained powers that represent their respective personalities and strengths. Indeed, it’s just fitting that Sasuke can actually visualize the “limbo” Madara while Naruto can only feel his presence, and there’s also something to be said about how he ends up leading things here tactics wise too.
In the end however, the best thing for me wasn’t so much the epicness of the aforementioned as it was Madara’s subsequent reaction to everything. Because if there’s one thing I’ve been used to seeing people do in this series, it’s trying to pluck out people’s eyes and using them as his own. This time around though, Madara’s literally flying over to people and just snatching eyes like taking candy from a baby, and it’s quite something to see how Kakashi loses his eye just like that. Gotta say, I enjoyed that scene a lot more than I probably should’ve, and it’s pretty hilarious to see how he just takes the eye and moves right on to Obito. Somehow, I don’t think this second attempt will work out as well as his first, and I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how things work out here. Count me in as excited to see what’s coming though.