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As strong and skilled as Naruto and Sasuke are they still aren't strong enough to take Madara on individually. No matter how strong you think they are Madara has everything he needs to be able to deal with the two. His mastery of Sharingan is the greatest in the history of the Sharingan, his knowledge is vast and covers a century of war along with his experience and lack of concern for loss of limbs along with Rinnegan and his proclaimed "perfect" Izanagi Madara is basically unbeatable.
I know exactly how strong Naruto and Sasuke are and they are only going to continue to grow... but the day that they surpass the likes of Uchiha Madara is not this day.
It's amazing that he's able to come up with such a strategy so quickly. The Raikage definitely surprised him, but he reacted well. The second time, however, he definitely allowed the Raikage to get that close on purpose, but not the first time.
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HEY!! TO ALL: Has it ever crossed your mind that Kabuto might not really be an enemy?! That he is in the same situation as Itachi?? Well not same but just similar... That maybe the only reason he is with Madara now is to keep an eye on him... And that maybe this has all been an act?? He did leave a list of Akatsuki data with Konoha and he did leave a trail for Anko to follow... Maybe just maybe he might actually be a good guy whose been living a double life for the sake of Konoha... Similar to Itachi's sacrifice for Konoha...
Also it is interesting that konoha higher ups never treated or tried to develop or forced naruto to develop as a jinchuruki (may be out of respect to fourth).. we have seen the case of Gaara, and naruto going out of control thus making the idea more predominant that naruto should not rely on kyubbi power// but then it was told that if controlled and used properly how that power can turn into a weapon .. Konoha might not have thought that kyubbi can be tamed and controlled..
However still there is a long way to go before kyubi starts working alongside with naruto and naruto can also throw some tails out of his body like bee uses hachibi s tentacles.. Right now Naruto is not controlling kyubi rather using his chakra.. of which hachibi has already warned him not to overdo it.. I guess naruto will come up with some way in the middle of the war..
Well, the primary reason, I think, is that Konoha didn't wish to risk another rampage by the Kyuubi. Notice how they actually avoided telling Naruto the truth about the Kyuubi being inside of him? He had to find out in a different way entirely. They were seemingly pretty much content with having Naruto try and live a normal life as a shinobi.
However, the shinobi who always accompanied him weren't just anybody. Hatake Kakashi and Jiraiya of the Legendary Sannin. The only other case where it wasn't those two was when Yamato, a shinobi who can wield the First Hokage's wood element, temporarily became Naruto's commander. Clearly, though, Kakashi, Jiraiya, and Sarutobi all had very high hopes for Naruto as a ninja, whether that be as some uber Jinchuuruki or not.
Sandaime Hokage banned anyone telling Naruto he was a jinchuuriki, so how could he have trained to master the Kyuubi's chakra? Until Jiraiya came, any Kyuubi chakra used up to that point was pure emotion. The problem was that the generation who witnessed Kyuubi's attack on Konoha hated Naruto for that same reason, whose hatred Sandaime Hokage did not want Naruto's generation to inherit. If anything, the villagers wanted Naruto dead or at least, not become a ninja (if they even thought he could become one).
As Bee's cousin said, and as proven by Bee and I think Kushina, one thing required to become a successful jinchuuriki is love, which Naruto didn't have (and I think the main reason why he met his parents). Until Kushina appeared, Naruto started having problems stealing Kyuubi's chakra, so we can assume that the jinchuuriki can't become perfect jinchuuriki if they have nothing to achieve for. For Bee, it was to protect Raikage and make him proud and for Naruto, it was to make his parents proud, to be able to beat Sasuke, and to protect Konoha. This and previous chapter actually proves this fact, especially when Bee "outlariats" Raikage and reminds him Bee's strength isn't just due to him being jinchuuriki.
Pretty cool to see how Naruto's reason for fighting evolved from selfish to nearly selfless. He fought to be acknowledged, and then he started to fight to prove that giving up was the wrong choice, and that he never gave up on his ideals, and then he fought to save and protect others. I think for Bee, it was to protect Raikage, make him proud, and to be acknowledged by Raikage and probably other villagers.
He teleported Bijuu ball to another location, assuming that ability, he can teleport the strongest ninja skill anywhere he wants.... Speed is an advantage to Taijutsu, Ninjutsu and Genjutsu.... I guess getting him trapped on genjutsu would be a feat by itself, but we have seen how chakra itself is enough to power out of the strongest genjutsu skills known, like tsukiyomi...
Minato should be faster than Madara, its just Madars intangibility as a technique is superior to the 4th. its not the same as saying madara is superior...
Also, the storyline itself suggests Minato is the strongest shinobi known... and son getting stronger than dad is a theme in anime in general.... Naruto will get better than the 4th, and thus proving to be truly a world class Hokage that everyone respects.
The battle itself and then this nice page I prepared:
Moar speed, MOAR SPEED!! Seriously now, speed addicts!
About Naruto's training, well, I didn't mean on charecters level, but the authors level. Whats the point if all Naruto should do is learn to use the Kyuubi.
I asked the question, in questioning that Naruto seemingly is bound to eventually be either unable to use the Kyuubi or lose it.
As I see it, if Naruto looses the Kyuubi, then it opens up for alot of interesting plot possibilities! It won't just be simple as it is now anymore, anything could happend after that point, and thats what interest me, it gives Kishi a big opportunity to do something unexpeted and amazing way out of the normal aspects. Thats what interest me, what is he planning!!
I agree: speed is the most important factor to be strong. as Kizaru said in one piece,speed is weight. and no matter how stronger your opponent is,as CELL and GOKU said in DRAGON BALL, if he can't hit you it's all vain. Minato might haven't been a ninja with an amount of chakra comparable to Naruto or to A,nor a ninja very muscular,but with his speed he was untouchable and his strength grew.