The chapter has a certain level of scale, and the threat is certainly increasing. However, the threat has been increasing incrementally for the past nine months. Something ends, then it starts back up again. No matter how well illustrated this all may be. I'm very much getting tired of this story, and that's about as positive as I feel about this chapter.
Does imitation still count as flattery when you're just repeating yourself? First, the Akatsuki were sealing the Biju, then Obito, and now Madara is trying it all over again. Yet this is suppose to be all according to some grand design. It's bad enough that this arc is just continuing to drag with no end in sight. This repeating spin cycle is really getting on my last good nerve. On top of that, we're expected to believe that Madara has the ability to chain, leash, and absorb nine Biju all by his lonesome. A task that took all the Akatsuki together to accomplish.
I think it's safe to call now. Madara is the Aizen of NARUTO. Much like with Aizen, he seems to pull out the most convenient ability just as he needs it. It's not as if I'm not open to fantasy, but I'm expected to believe that with a single look he can now bash around all the Biju with some incredible unseen force? It then has the added effect of making them all vulnerable enough to be resealed with one hit. Talk about a power of convenience. Limbo Hengoku might as well translate to "Biju Instant Defeat Jutsu".
Just how many climaxes can one arc have? That seems to be the question Kishimoto is challenging his audience with in this extended trail. But is this a test for the hero or the audience? I just fear that he's stretching the imagination a tad too far here. Somewhere out on this battlefield is an army that managed to restrain the revived Ten-Tails and several Kage -- living and deceased. I wish they'd do something about now.
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