My prediction for the next chapter:
I believe that in the next chapter we will remain to Sasuke’s group for a bit.
One thing for sure is that we will see them enter to the temple and see the stone where is written all the truth.
There is the possibilities that after that we will switch to another scenario, but I would prefer if we will see them read the stone, I really would like if through a flashback we will see the difference between the previous time that Sasuke read the stone and what he can see now (infact Obito said that more the eye improves, more are the information that can be read).
Anyways after that we can switch to the fact that Sakura reached the kages, infact as I said before there is the possibility that she and Tsunade wento to the kages, even if I believe that we will see the kages only when they arrived to the battlefield.
Otherwise we could see that Anko regained consciousness and has already or she tried to free Yamato (but another option is that Raikage’s secretary could have go to the kages, and then send Tsunade there).
Then we could return to the battle between Madara and Obito against the alliance, I don’t know when this will happen, but I believe anyways that the next time we will see them the alliance has already been able to separate Madara and Obito to each other (or at least we will see it in that chapter).
i enjoyed a lot the discussion and thought about another argument: without kyubi minato would be alive and would teach naruto his techniques.
(a lot more) offtopic: how come the eyes in danzou arm had eyelids?
Surprised mods haven't ended this debate. I was quite sure it wasn't on-topic. Maybe it is.
My prediction is we get to see Sasuke and Co. instead of getting them in a clifhanger every chapter. I think Kishi will make this change because the flow to the battle of the century has taken some development and the whole look has changed. Madara, Obito have lost control of Jyuubi. Naruto has juiced everyone in the army and Jyuubi is probably about to go buck wild and should be transforming at any time. I would hope to see any update on Tsunade, the other kages, and Sakura. However, it's possible that kishi will surprise somewhere in this battle with the return of the kages. Other than that. I'm just interested in finally find out who the person sasuke is looknig for is. My guess would be Shisui. Seeing as he was the other double agent other than Itachi and probably understood fully what was going on bfore dying, Sasuke would have to want to talk with him.
While the only thing we know about Minato is that he was a prodigy...and that was a statement from Jiraiya...was he a prodigy because his particular creations? Or was he a prodigy because of the speed he accomplished his feats? We don't really know...
Minato did create Rasengan, but he only took a few years, while Naruto practically took decades...it's just one example...
IMO, I hope the Juubi goes crazy and Madara and Obito split up. One of them fights the alliance the other tries to control the Juubi.
And we will likely get a lot of Sasuke and Co. since Kishi can't exactly get to the climax of the alliance battle quite yet, he'll likely drag that out over a long period of time.
And then proceed to wreck down with a plot-induced stupid Madara or plot-powered-down Madara and Tobi.
I know, but I don't see how he's a late bloomer either. How can being a genius be associated with late bloom? It's either apparent at early age or not there at all. Though, I will give Naruto this: he'd have been much smarter if he didn't focus on getting attention.
Not FRS, but Kakashi dumbed up the explanation of elemental manipulation to Naruto, who still didn't understand. It takes a while for Naruto to understand anything, which is the opposite of what geniuses should do.
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It doesnt seem like a good ending is going to come about, its going to be power up after power up to justify them losing or something stupid, I hear the Manga is coming to a climax.
I do think, at some point, what Naruto did with Kyuubi's chakra will be done to Jyuubi's. It'll actually be a combination of what he did and what his dad did. He'll prbably do something where he creates multiple clones (to speed up the process), performs the seal his dad did, and proceeds to rapidly seal all or most of the chakra the Jyuubi has into all of the aliance members. My guess is Kyuubi/Jyuubi juiced Kages would be more than enough to keep Madara busy.
IMO, any victory the alliance gains over him won't be just in my eyes since he's so overpowered no one but the Sage Should be able to defeat him.