What do you do when your main characters can’t move and are slowly getting their chakra sucked out? You tell a grand tale of how Aizen wasn’t the only one who planned everything from the very beginning, and while it’s not surprising how that’s happened at this point, one must say: it’s a nice usage of events in order to give probably one of more more important info-dumps of the series.
With that said, let’s first take a look at what exactly the story seems to be at this time—at least, what I’ve managed to grasp up until this point:
…or something or rather. It’s a mouth-full to say the least, and just when you thought you knew the whole story, it turns out that even the Sage of Six Paths (and his descendants) didn’t even know that they didn’t have the whole story themselves. As it turns out, only Black Zetsu knew the whole story, and he’s been plotting the revival of Kaguya for what’s essentially been the entirety of Shinobi History. Needless to say, it all comes together as a tale that’s pretty darn ridiculous, and there really isn’t much to say aside from: “keikaku doori”. Next thing you know, even the wars before Kaguya were planned out by someone even more powerf—okay that’s probably not going to happen, but you get the gist.
Generally, this little revision of the history book takes up most of the chapter, which ends up surprisingly interesting considering how the whole “keikaku doori” element’s been hammered in multiple times over the past few months. Looking forward, it looks like things are gearing up for our cast to try and use the sealing technique again—which was apparently the technique taught to them by the Sage of Six Paths many chapters back—and for my brain’s sake, I sure hope it comes without anymore history revisions, because my head’s spinning at this point…