Another enthralling chapter. Kishimoto is doing pretty nice, making lots of twists during this war, as well as proceeding with an adequate tempo. Lots of clarification’s have been made, and mysteries revealed. The latest being the one about Gaara’s childhood.
While confronted by his father, Gaara learns the truth about his child days, and his mother, affecting him with a huge emotional strain. It appears he’s been lied to for his entire childhood, due to his father’s orders. What is the real truth? I’ll leave that for you to find out in the recent chapter.
Onoki is still battling the previous Tsuchikage, however with dificulty, and requires assistance from Gaara, who just experienced an emotional shock. Temari is finally getting some action, and hopefully will be matched up against Raikage, and Mizukage, both of them being a force to be reckoned with.
On the other side, as Naruto and Bee are moving towards the battlefield, they encounter Itachi, and Pein. Do Bee, and Naruto stand a chance against them, as we know Naruto isn’t really adapt at fighting a genjutsu user. Maybe we will finally see some clarification in regards of that crow Itachi tossed into Naruto’s mouth long ago.
At the end I only hope Itachi, and Pein will get the battle they deserve – an epic battle, and perhaps a glorious death. I really wouldn’t want to see a besmirching of Pein, yet alone that of Itachi.