Kinda sucks that Kakashi lost both sharingan. It would of been cool to have something that kept him relevant later, though if it's ending, it doesn't matter.
Now that Madara is gone, the only villain remaining is Orochimaru. I'm curious what Kishimoto has in mind for him?
Naruto's goodbye with his dad was pretty sweet.
And lol. Naruto said he's only 17 and doesn't understand girls much. Kinda surprised Kishi didn't reference Hinata or Sakura here. We might get a no ships ending I think.
I'm finally glad that this never-ending war seems to be over. The final goodbye with Naruto and his dad was nice, it was kinda funny how it first started, then it gradually became more emotional especially when Naruto starts crying near the end of it. I guess the last battle we'll have is Naruto vs Sasuke, if that's still the plan.
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I agree with everyone about Madara's end. I'm glad he kind of reconnected with Hashirama and accepted his fate without necessarily falling prey to Talk no Jutsu or making a complete 180. It was satisfying. I wonder how he would have been stopped had Kaguya/Black Zetsu not gotten in his way.
Kakashi lost both Sharingan. I'm fine with that; being Kakashi of the Sharingan kind of coincided with Tobi's existence in the world, and now that he's gone and took his Sharingan with him in a sense, it's kind of like Kakashi can finally continue on normally.
I'm still not convinced there's going to be a Naruto vs. Sasuke battle at this point. We'll see.
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At least 3 of the 9 chapters left (if the manga does end there) will be Naruto vs Sasuke. The other 6 will be the Shinobi world uniting, and peace at last? The NvS fight better not be forced. There has be a good reason why they still have to fight, and not for the sake of pleasing the fans of a final fight.
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I was actually kind of upset how they handled the Madara situation. I get it on one hand, but they spent the better part of the last couple of months saying how some things are impossible only to turn out to be in fact quite possible, and fairly easy to do, but all of a sudden actually having Madara stick around to pay for his crimes be genuinely impossible.
The worst person potentially in all of this is Kabuto, he's the only person who was part of the opposing side that is actually still alive, and everyone will probably be coming after him.
Also, what's the deal with the afterlife in this universe? It clearly exists, but I feel as if there have been conflicting statements as to what it actually is like. On one hand we see people near death and those who have already died talk to each other in this other plane of existence, and at others times we see the characters speak of life after death as if it is completely isolated and they never interact with others, i.e. the 1st Hokage rushing to speak to Madara before it is too late.
I was under the impression that Hashirama simply wanted to get a word in and watch his old friend and enemy die for symbolic reasons. Not because they'd never meet again. Also, he asked if they could be comrades going forward, and though Madara may or may not have finished his reply, I think that question was implying that they'd still be around each other. Or maybe that was symbolic as well, I dunno.Also, what's the deal with the afterlife in this universe? It clearly exists, but I feel as if there have been conflicting statements as to what it actually is like. On one hand we see people near death and those who have already died talk to each other in this other plane of existence, and at others times we see the characters speak of life after death as if it is completely isolated and they never interact with others, i.e. the 1st Hokage rushing to speak to Madara before it is too late.
Sasuke vs Naruto will happen... there's just too much stuff that Kishi would have to fill out...
Like how Sai, Sakura, and Kakashi are all suspicious of Sasuke's hidden motives of which Juugo confirms as even he didn't know what Sasuke has planned. We also have the Sasuke image of cutting out the past with a slash mark across Naruto in the old Team 7 photo.
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Additionally, it's not as if if from Sasuke's perspective killing Naruto will result in him becoming Hokage. It's a decision that the Daimyō makes, and it's unlikely given Sasuke's involvement, even after saving the world, that he would appointed to that post, even if he isn't executed or put in prison.
As for destroying the Bijuu. Sure, that would be a point of contention, but it just seems awkward for them to go from one moment supporting each to going at each others throat over something they can work out. The point of the series has been how history really does not have to repeat itself. Naruto and Sasuke represent the cycle breaking, and fulfilling Harishama and Mardara's initial dreams and aspirations.
Yes, it's an action manga, but the whole point of the war has been war and fighting wasn't necessary. A reoccurring theme throughout the war was older characters and edo characters being surprised by seeing a Shinobi alliance. I think closing out the story, people will go back to their respective villages, but it will be much more like a united federation rather than independent warring villages.
I'd hate for Naruto having to share his Hokage destiny with Sasuke of all people. Mr. "I'm going to kill everyone in Konoha." All it would take is for some villain to manipulate the Uchiha history and Sasuke will probably try and kill them all again. I'd laugh so hard of that is what Orochimaru tries to do after the war. And another thing, why is Orochimaru back? He didn't nothing during this war beyond summoning those Dead Hokage, who ultimately did nothing in the big final. Should have just stayed dead IMO. Who cares about Orochimaru anymore?
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I had no problem with how Orochimaru "died" IMO it was a fitting death for a snake like Orochimaru. He gambled it all on Sasuke and Sasuke turned everything he was right back on him. Well deserved if you ask me.
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And Rinne Tensei at this point would be stupid. Why would you revive Obito? He died, found his resolve, died happy, and found peace in the afterlife with Rin. And doesn't Rinne Tensei take a major toll on the user, leaving him/her near death? Why nearly kill Sasuke when he's now reformed? Leave the dead DEAD. What is this, Dragonball Z?
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Orochimaru's return was a bit of a surprise, but it makes sense, since as a character he is known for cheating death and slipping away out of trouble, much like the snakes he associates himself with. If I had it my way he would probably run off somewhere. Perhaps he can become kage of Amegakure or Sasuke could. I dunno, they have options. Also, he healed Tsunade if I recall correctly.