Naruto has just made friends with the enemy, the demon that has basically given him all the trouble and all the success in his life. Now they are one, and will work together to destroy this greater evil that has waged war and conquered beasts throughout this world. But will they be enough to destroy all the trouble the ninja world has thrown at them?
Naruto really knows how to put on a good show, especially after he transforms. This chapter we are given the pleasure of being introduced to another Naruto transformation, something like his Super Saiyan 2 form. Not only does he have a cool new trench coat, but he is joined by the Nine Tail Fox himself. The battle begins with a bang, with all the rest of the jinchuriki launching their Bijuu Damas at Naruto, which of course are easily deflected away, ala Dragon Ball Z.
Basically after this point the monsters just duke it out, like it was a Godzilla movie. Even Guy points out that it reminds him of one as well. Tobi realizes that they are not doing a very good job at this, so he decides to finish this by having all the jinchuriki combine their Bijuu Damas together like some kind of black Spirit Bomb. To combat this Naruto does the same, a move he has been practicing but could never get the hang of. Call me crazy, but I’m pretty sure he has it mastered now that he is in this new form, just going out on a limb here.
Now Kakashi and Guy are just getting in the way. They really haven’t helped much during this battle, hopefully they will contribute in helping Naruto remove those chakra receptors.
THE VERDICT 3/5
Don’t get me wrong, I really liked this chapter, and seeing Naruto work with the Nine Tails is amazing, but it just went by like nothing happened. Perhaps it was all those double pages, but I felt like it was over way too soon. I’m sure the story will advance more in the next chapter, when they will get closer to their time limit of 5 minutes.