This week on Naruto… we change the title to “Kakashi” instead. Because he’s a boss. And well, because he pretty much steals the entire chapter away for the most part. Last week’s awkwardness regarding his power-up still carries over, but it doesn’t change the fact his spamming of Kamui Shurikens, Raikiris, and letting objects pass right through him makes for some great entertainment. It only helps that he made Sasuke look rather meager while he was at it, and there’s much to be said about how this all ties back to their Team 7 days. Kakashi’s in charge again, and it’s all about what seems to be Team 7’s “final mission”—one that seemingly ends with a rather satisfactory three-pronged attack from all its members.
Considering, the suspension of disbelief necessary for this week (and last), this is one of those chapters where you really had to roll with things as they were happening. Boil it all down and Naruto is what it is—for better and for worse—and I can’t help but wonder if Kaguya’s really going to be defeated within the next few chapters. The signs are there for sure, especially with the revived Hokage still hanging around in the background, and the fact that she’s been such a generally underwhelming enemy makes me kind of want this to be the end for her. Knowing the series for what it is though, I just can’t see it happening anytime soon, which makes you wonder if there’s another fairly major plot twist (or a bunch of story oriented chapters) coming soon.
Either way, pretty straight forward chapter here with Kakashi strutting his stuff and the rest of Team 7 following him. Bit underwhelming development-wise considering the two week wait though.