Some of my issues with the length of this arc aside, I appreciate we're finally seeing some action in this series that could -- hopefully -- lead to a finale. The fact it's not even mindless brawling just adds to enjoyment behind this chapter. Leave it to ninja of this level to take full advantage of being the resurrected dead to work out their enemies skills. They're just going to reform.
Maybe I've missed something, but has it ever been explained why Tobirama developed the Edo Tensei to begin with? He must have had some sort of plan if he was also creating support techniques that branched from it.
Could someone possibly explain the appeal of Sasuke to me, and I'm not just talking about in fiction. He comes across as Kishimoto's attempt at Vegeta but just can't stick the landing. Vegeta could be a jerk, but you saw he was redeemed after his 'Come to Goku' moment on Planet Namek. In this chapter, Sasuke does save Naruto from death, but goes on to reason it's just becasue he wants to be the one to kill him. Why?! His entire motivation seems as if he wants to do it to prove he can. It's the behavior of a child.
The action and art are up to Kishimoto's usual standard. He's just failing to grab me whenever he shifts focus over to Sasuke. To think he's the one responsible for reviving the Uchiha Clan. They're screwed. One has to wonder which has me more excited. The action or the potential for an end to this two year war arc.
NARUTO will be ruling the reviews next week since it's the only one of the Shonen Trilogy that isn't on break.