Last chapter was all about building up the story for this chapter, so this chapter better be damn good! The master of magnetism was easily snuffed out, why do the X-Men still have problems with theirs? Anyways, Gaara is now face to face with his father, who has taken so much from him in the past. Is Gaara now without the Shukaku strong enough to take down his gold dust wielding father?
This chapter was an emotional battle along with a physical one for our one time villain Gaara. It was nice because the zombies this time are really friendly and want to loose, well except for Gaara’s father. They all at first take a break from the fighting to chat it up. Everyone learns about how far Gaara has climbed, and everybody is impressed that a boy Gaara’s age has grown so far as to become the Kazekage. Also, Gaara has friends, which really surprises the previous Kazekage.
I don’t know about you, but I totally forgot about Gaara’s sad past, so reliving moments from it does help jolt my memory. We learn once again about his father being a jerk, and how small Gaara was when he was born. But this chapter isn’t about babies, its about kage on kage battle, and so the battle begins. We see that in fact Gaara is not alone in this battle. Like Naruto, Gaara’s mother’s spirit is still inside protecting Gaara. After subduing the previous kage’s, Gaara’s father confesses that the strength Gaara wields is not the Shukaku, but his mother’s, because his mother always loved him. Awwwwwwww!
The old kages better put up a better fight than that! I want to see the guy with the no eyebrows do something cool. Or is Gaara strong enough to take out all the kages with one jitsu?
THE VERDICT 4/5
This chapter and the next I’m sure will be a nice conclusion to the story of Gaara, how an angry young boy rose above his emotional problems to become someone great. I’m really proud with how far Gaara has grown, and wish other shonen villains would do the same, like Freeza or the younger Toguro.