This has to be one of the more visually provocative chapters I've seen in this series in a good long while. The panel work is beautiful, and I'm ecstatic that there's fighting in this world war. One of the more visually stunning images for me has to be that moment when the alliance bursts through the tentacles of the Ten-Tails, and they take on the form of a giant bird. Some may call that corny, but the symbolism is appropriate. More so given that Naruto is expressing Neji's will, and the flying bird has always been the symbol of Neji.
Some may find it hard to swallow that Naruto is high-fiving the processed chakra of the Nine-Tails onto the alliance, but what other option is there? Would you rather have him holding hands for five minutes? That's just walking into some of the silly, extended power up scenes from DRAGON BALL. It all pays off when you get awesome moments of Naruto boosting Rock Lee, then seeing Lee absolutely decimatingMadara.
I'm not incredibly sure we really needed a giant graph to explain what Naruto is really doing as he's transferring the chakra. We get enough explanation in Kakashi's flashback of his conversation with Shikaku. Speaking of which, has anyone else noticed that Shikaku has had more panel time dead than he ever did alive?
A 5 out of 5 may seem too generous, but let me explain. The story may be a bit too exposition heavy for this week's chapter, but the quality in the art more than makes up for that. I love that we see the step by step of everyone playing a role in helping Naruto. There are great little touches in the panel work. It made for an enjoyable read. If you want to increase your enjoyment of this chapter. I highly recommend you go download the Naruto Theme Song and have it playing in the background as you read.