Well, here we go. Things are starting to progress somewhat following Kaguya’s forced separation of Sasuke and Naruto, and it’s surprising how many things end up covered despite not much actually happening on the surface.
Just as a brief list for reference, we have Obito being revived (and regaining his second eye while he’s at it), the revelation that the Hokage tried and failed to free (and wake up) those trapped by the Tsukuyomi, an attempted Edo Tensei revival from only the bottom half of Madara (oh the irony) to try and grasp what’s going on, the reappearance of the Sage of Six Paths, and finally Obito grasping that there is potentially one way to get back our main character duo together.
Bought together, there’s a kind of nice progression we get from this chapter overall, and in ways it’s quite fitting that Obito ends up leading things here in the final hour. The fact that Sakura’s essentially the battery that’ll power this operation highlights in particular how everyone left has to pitch in and play that part, and it’ll be interesting in particular to see what part the Hokage will play in it all now that the Sage of Six Paths seems to be back in some shape or form.
All things considered, there’s not much else to say really, except for the fact that the pieces are slowly coming together in ways many of us never expected it too. It’s been a slow process at times, but as I said last week, Kishimoto seems to be able to find a way to make it work, and it’s just great that even now we can find ourselves pleasantly surprised by what he’s been able to do. That said, it seems like this battle might last quite a while though…