Naruto is finally facing Tobi, and all the big guns have come out. Not only must he now defeat this opponent who is the strongest one he has ever faced, but six other jinchuriki who are super powered as well. Can Naruto rip this man’s mask right off his face? Let’s find out.
The action heats up in this chapter, literally. Naurto and Bee come to grips with this particular style of ninjitsu, which Naruto is now accustomed to thanks to Pain. Tobi can see everything that is happening on the battlefield, which gives them a humongous advantage. Even these two power houses are being pushed to the ropes by the other Jinchuriki. The final nail in the coffin is their sharingan, which can see through all their movements and do all sorts of funky stuff. Pain and his cronies are like the Muppet Babies compared to these guys.
However, the good guys are not without a plan, and that is to take out each one separately. Bee discovers that these guys too are being controlled by the black chakra rods like the others before them. All they have to do is rip them out and the battle will be theirs, right? Well, it sounds simple enough, but their environment is keeping them from seeing the bigger picture. So to combat this Bee transforms into his Eight Tails form, and starts to run amuck. Yeah boy!
Where are all your fancy new moves now Naruto?
THE VERDICT 3/5
This chapter was pretty good, tons of action to look forward to when they animate this. I feel like Naruto and Bee should be handling this fight a little better, but I think they just haven’t hit their stride yet, soon enough they will be knocking these kids out of the park. Though if I could have things my way, I think it would be cool if all of Naruto’s old buddies like Neji and Rock Lee came to help him take on these six while Naruto and Bee fought Pain.