Woo hoo, glad to see people still cursing the name and legacy of Orochimaru.
Just got to the last few pages... oh hell yes. This is about to be insane. I am SUPER excited to see all of these zombies. They had me at Akatsuki but in hindsight they seem like the least interesting group of people. The return of Haku and Zabuza should be great. Suigetsu isn't dead if my memory is correct. I'm greatly anticipating some insane matchup that's like Suigetsu and someone vs Haku, Zabuza, Kisame. Deidara still had tons of personality so it should be cool to see how some of these fights go.
I'm also relieved since this many super tough opponents combined with a billion Zetsu's should mean that everyone who hasn't done crap in Shippuden (basically everyone but Team 7 and Shikamaru) is in store for a kick ass fight.
@JJOR64: I agree. I've been pretty let down ever since Naruto's mom's arc ended. This should get things rolling again and might even surpass Sasuke's like 30 chapters of non-stop ass kicking. This is the type of fan service I like.
@Destinyheroknight: In fairness I think you have to take exactly how this works with a grain of salt. Conjuring up a specific spirit to bind to a body seems like it'd be even harder to do than just digging up graves.. -- I'm really interested in seeing Itachi's clone if it ever meets Sasuke. The only Kabuto clone that we've seen talk was Deidara, and he had the same personality as always and was talking crap and even flew off at one point to do his own thing. Kabuto mentioned he gave his clones a little more leeway and freedom rather than make them mindless killing machines like Orochimaru. If the Itachi clone is the same way, it'll be interesting to see how he reacts to psycho Kage killer Sasuke.