That was the last chapter of that big and very interesting Hashirama and Madara flashback. I liked it a lot and I wish we spent more time with it. We could have spent some time watching how Hashirama changed from a kid to the most powerful shinobi in the world, we could ‘ve have a chapter about Madara and his family, about his brother and how they had taken over the Uchiha clan, and how they obtained the Mangekyo Sharingan, and how Madara saw his brother die. And we could have got the story about how Madara found and enslaved the Nine Tailed Fox. Oh, there are some many blank spots on the history, that fans would have liked to read about. At least I would have.
But, what would you do, I should be thankful for wat I got.
The first interesting thing that we’ve got in this chapter is that new technique, Choujou Kebutsu. First question that I have about this technique is this. Who is the user? I think it is Madara, because after that panel we saw chopped off arms of that big statue. So, since Madara did not do anything else, he must have used this Chōjō Kebutsu technique (is that the correct spelling?). The second question I have is, what this technique does? I believe it summons something like black balls pierced with two blades each, and those balls rotate and inflict unbelievable damage.
While we are talking about ninjutsu, there was another pretty impressive one. It was Kakuan Nitten Suishu. Yamato used it to restrain Naruto, back when Nine tails tried to take over him. What was impressive about this ninjutsu is its magnitude.
But what was more impressive, is that big statue. Oh, sorry, I said big again? Big is a wrong word, I meant GINORMOUS statue. Look how it grabs Kyuubi:
But what was the most interesting in this chapter was not the new jutsu and the magnitude of the battle. What was the most interesting in this chapter was this one single decision:
Hashirama, who was willing to give away his life for the chance that Madara and his people will live in peace with the Senju, he, Hashirama took Madara’s life. Or he only thought that he killed him, but that makes no difference. The important thing is that he did cross that line, the line that not Jiraiya, nor Kakashi and nor Naruto were able to cross. What would you put first, all your friends, your family, your home, or that one man, who was your friend once? That is a tougher question that you would think. If it was so easy to answer, Sasuke would have been dead by now, and the series would have been over already.
Naruto says that he will protect the village and save Sasuke. That is a talk. If Sasuke decides to go against the Leaf to the end, there will be no way to stop him without taking his life, or his freedom, which might be an even more cruel thing to do. So what will Naruto do, if he has to decide? And also, there is one more difference. Naruto had always been equal to Sasuke, so he had no power over Sasuke, and no chance to decide what to do with him. Hashirama was superior to Madara for years and it was not the first time he held his life in his hands. The burden of this decision, that he was making over and over, was something that Naruto, or any other character for this matter, has never experienced.
It was a good chapter. What’s left now is to see what Sasuke will say about this story. And what Hashirama will do after that. Will he go to the battlefield? I think he will. So, till the next time (^_^)/
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