So we finally get to see what is the purpose of that damn crow next week.
Manga reading list: Bleach, Naruto, Katekyo Hitman Reborn, One Piece, Code Breaker, Gamaran, Kuroko No Basket, Fairy Tail, The World God Only Knows, Kimi No Iru Machi, Good Ending, Medaka Box, Nisekoi, D.Gray-Man, Ao No Exorcist, Freezing, Magi - Labyrinth of Magic, Soul Eater, Rosario Vampire Season II, Iris Zero, Ubell Blatt, Bloody Cross, Sun-Ken Rock, and Infinite Stratos,
I always figured Itachi's gift was something to counter the power of MS, though I thought it would focus specifically on Itachi's eyes. Given the revelations of the Rikudo Sage (Uchiha and Senju powers combined) the theory of that gift turning Naruto into the next sage arose, but now that doesn't seem as likely.
Who knows...seems we'll find out soon enough.
Whatever's coming out of Naruto's mouth, it looks like a bunch of goofy Sharingan attached to some black chakra. I'm dubbing it "Sharingan energy"... and one of the eyes (bottom left) looks like a Rinnegan. Maybe we'll learn something about the different stages of Sharingan, or why each Mangekyou looks unique to the user, or why the Sharingan has varying sorts of tomoe while the Rinnegan is simply rings.
Itachi saying "Let's see what happens" while activating his "crow" makes the cliffhanger that much more epic... those words imply a degree of uncertainty. Maybe Naruto has a chance of awakening the Rinnegan, after all. Madara did gift Nagato with the Rinnegan, maybe Itachi followed the same method for Naruto. Perhaps Nagato could even confirm this, although there's no evidence he ever knew.
Whatever the case, this chapter is truly delivering! While I'm not exactly afraid our "heroes" will die to these Edos (Naruto is still toying with them, and Bee is holding his own easily), there's definitely tension in the air with Kabuto's plotting, Itachi and Nagato's words of wisdom for our heroes, Itachi learning about Sasuke's decision, and now this crow business.
It'd feel a little like overkill if Itachi gave Naruto yet another power-up, even while Naruto is still just showing off against Nagato.
wow this turned out to be really nice chapter. Lots of fan service, fighting, Naruto became a lil more badass, Itachi and Nagato remaining cool and badass as well, etc.
Nagato is completely different from before though, he cracks jokes, talks compassionate and has this relieved expression. That just signifies that Narutos talk no jutsu is the most dangerous one out there
Oh yeah, this is gonna be interesting .. it seems we were right, Itachis gift inside Naruto responds to MS techniques no matter who the caster is. Unwillingly Itachi will test the ability in practice ...
I knew it !! Kabuto has an ulterior motive with Nagato and Itachi !!
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Finally, we get to see why Itachi let Naruto deep-throat his crow!