The way I am reading these spoilers, Raikage didn't commit suicide vs the Hachibi. He probably DID die by fighting 10k soldiers. I think what the spoilers say is that he accidentally hit himself in his chest with his own technique, injuring himself. He probably still beat the Hachibi but it's a shame that the one scar you have is from your own hand. It's quite embarrassing. I could be completely wrong, however.
...maybe his death by 10,000 ninja WAS his suicide? The injury may have been recieved from the 8 tails and caused him to be off his game for weeks after. Then, in one battle while protecting his allies, his shame got the better of him and he decided at the spur of the moment to die on that battlefield because he didn't have the heart to kill himself by his own hand?
Or not. *shrugs*
you can find chapter 555 here http://www.mangareader.net/naruto/555
I wouldn't bother reading the chapter cause the order is not correct.
Wrong page order FTW
Awesome to see him in SM again, now give him a cloak, please.
Also, the question what would happen if his strongest halberd would try to pierce his strongest shield was answered.
Also, it is not a clone!!! Surprise, eh
Even though it's out of order, I see that I was right. He wounded himself by mistake. 3rd Raikage may not have the strongest shield, but it seems only he can penetrate it...while having probably the strongest spear. And he was able to drive the Hachibi to exhaustion? Wow
Btw, Naruto pulled a Sasuke. Who needs the Sharingan when you have Sage Mode? Sharingan dodged head-on attacks but it seems Naruto can sense when to dodge regardless in Sage Mode. He friggin dodged the 3rd Raikage in a Raiton Armor.
NO ONE should be able to hit Naruto in Sage Mode.
ACK..Ill have to keep checking to see if they fix the page order. It's such a mess!
WTH... I thought this scanlating group was pulling a joke when the last page wasn't posted... If I hadn't read the comments in this forum, I wouldn't have thought that the arrangements of the pages were off! hahahaha! talk about losing my common sense. Anyway, Raikage was able to tire the Hachibi out! They had great shinobi warriors back then! Seems like an interesting fight! Felt like a one-man Trojan war.
w000t, so happy about this chapter, been quite a while! SAGE MODE!
We even got confirmation that Sage Mode as "faster" and better "sensing", while Kyuubi mode is more "power" and "flexibility" (chakra arms).
Light techniques is (somewhat) confirmed to be faster than heavy techniques, right by the book after his father who tended to use light techniques seemingly for the sake of speed.
Quite happy that Sage Mode is more balanced with kyuubi mode now, although could have been confirmed sooner imo </3
Talk about a fast chapter... I'm really surprised how Naruto grew to be so smart. I'm also happy about the SM. I still question the fusion between the two modes but I'm getting the feeling we will see that as well soon.
I think mangareader is missing one more page, the last page because I only count 16 pages this week, it "always" have 17 page every week. It dosen't have the naruto logo bottom on the last page or said ch. 555 end.
The missing page is back and think the order is correct now.
bad ass chapter. Return of SM for the damn win. Naruto is a tactician now hahaha what a beast
it wasn't the 3rd raikage that wounded himselfe in this chapter but it was naruto's SM Frog Katas(kawazu Kumite) that pulled raikages arm to hit himselfe.naruto has become a last minute great tactitian and it's a pleasure for the eyes to see that SM is alive as well