But that's also what makes me a bit gloomy, cause I've been crossing fingers for a long time now that Naruto looses Kurama, and the fact that he made friends with Kurama made it all the more interesting if he lost him.
But I really don't know about the current settings of the manga, it's as if there is no room left for him to loose Kurama (and survive), it's as if this is it, the final battle, the near end of the manga.
So yeah, kinda disappointed at the moment, especially if all Naurto gets is more power as you put it.
Gonna try enjoy the story anyway though, but maybe I should lower my expectations, as you said, it's likely the Kyuubi's other chakra half.
my guess is, he is going to give him the other hoalf of kurama's chakra
this could be followed by giving him a more stable chakra se he could use the elder frogs to "fuse" with him enabling the dual mode of sage+kyubi chakra
that could be something to enable him to fight madara mano a mano????
But since Naruto did befriend Kurama, Kurama might accept the frogs fusing with Naruto, heck, he might accept a full fusion with Kyuubi+Sage mode as you talked about. I don't think the other half of Kurama's chakra will make a difference in that respect, however, it will probably give Naruto a huge power boost.
But I can see that end... Naruto + Kurama at full power from other chakra half + Sage mode = Insane power boost.
If the story ends with that, then I'm so gonna whine for a long time
Naruto doesn't need more free powerups though, especially when said free powerups won't help him secure a victory against Juubi once it stops evolving. Minato's cloak would be so much better as a gift, especially since it looks better than the cloak Naruto had when he fought Pain.
He has ugly cloaks, and most of his cloaks result from using KYuubi's chakra. Naruto needs a more permanent, better looking cloak like the one his father had. I hope it's nothing that helps him in battle, Naruto has enough powerups as it is. He doesn't need more free powerups.
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On the other hand, isn't Minato's current clothing / cloak made out of chakra? Othervice they'd appear like the dead ninja's that their summon are based on, but they don't. So as much as I hate to say it, cause I'd love Naruto to get his cloak, but it's made out of chakra?
On another note, Minato did tell Naruto when they talked inside his head during the Pain arc, that he needed the kyuubi power to beat Obito, who they thought to be Madara at that point.
So what exactly will happen now? Will Minato's prediction come true? or will it lead to the Kyuubi not being enough, since Obito wasn't Madara, and Madara is much more than Minato ever knew (no one knew of his rinnegan for example).
So it'd be epic if the Kyuubi's powers did fail, and the manga won't end with this war, but has another arc behind it.
sasuke is the special present.