So yes, the chapter came out later this week due to the Christmas holidays hence the late post, but anyway, about the chapter itself.
I was actually expecting Naruto and the Kyuubi to work together for Naruto to escape from the Yonbi (aka Four Tails), but that’s not how things went. Initially when reading through the chapter this week I honestly expected Naruto to absorb/take the Yonbi’s power to not only help him escape but also help in his fight against Tobi and the other Jinchuriki, though of course it wasn’t the case in the end.
I did laugh a bit at Kakashi’s comment about running low on Chakra, if only because he always seems to run out of it faster than anyone else in the series which has become somewhat of a joke to his fans. That said, his Raiton chains were pretty damn badass and it was nice to see a new technique from him, and maybe we will get to see a little more before Naruto inevitably reappears to save the day.
Anyway, I am going to try and be a bit more brief now unfortunately this week, so I will just list the best and worst things about the chapter:
Flashback showing Madara using the Sharingan to control the Kyuubi, while also showing Hashirama and the previous Kyuubi Jinchuriki
Finding out that the tailed beasts all do in fact have actual names (even though I did laugh at Son Goku haha)
Looking worryingly more like at some stage Naruto will gain control over the tailed beasts, or at the very least over the Kyuubi which pretty much ruins it’s character.
Naruto using a short version of TnJ against the Yonbi
So that’s about it, it was a pretty good chapter overall but nothing too special. I was also disappointed by the lack of Sasuke again so soon after he appeared again last week, hopefully we won’t have to wait another 40 or 50 chapters for a one panel showing of his this time though.